Elle's Studio From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4 Class Release!

I am so excited to announce that my latest class as a coordinator for Elle’s Studio, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 4*, is now available in the shop! Simplify your scrapbooking process by starting with a sketch from this new, self-paced class, which will take the guesswork out of the process and will allow to you create layouts you love in no time!

This seventy-page PDF class, which comes as a downloadable PDF file. starts with 10 different sketches and 10 contributors, each sharing two layouts created from a sketch. You will get to read their tips and see how they interpreted each sketch to fit their unique and beautiful styles. Next, the class features 20 full-page sketches that will have you on your way to creating projects in no time! Then, our class ends with another 20 bonus sketches that were inspired by the final outcome of our contributors projects and you'll be amazed at how differently they turned out! It is a great example of how sketches can inspire you to get creative!

Our amazing contributors: Nicole Nowosad, Maggie Massey, Jennifer McMurtrey, Jana Eubank, Victoria Calvin, Nathalie DeSousa, Meghann Andrew, Mary-Ann Maldonado, Rachel O'Neal, and Lorilei Murphy, will show you how you can work with the sketch and adapt it to work with your photos and supplies. Along the way, you’ll also learn tips on how you can customize each sketch to fit your style!

All of this sketch inspiration can be on your desktop for only $19.99! As an extra bonus, our subscribers will be able to purchase the class at 20% off the retail price! Not a subscriber? Start with the amazing October Kit and get your FSTF Vol. 4 class at a reduced price by clicking here to subscribe today!


You will love having seventy pages of inspiration for your scrapbooking process at your fingertips while creating! Thanks so much, and please let me know how you like the class!

*Clicking these links will take you to the Elle's Studio shop, and when you purchase, I receive a small percentage of the sale. It doesn't cost you any extra, so thanks so much for your support!

From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3 NOW AVAILABLE!

I am so excited to announce that our newest class, From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3, is now available in the Elle's Studio shop(*All product links are affiliate links. You don't pay any extra, but I get a small percentage of your sale! Thanks for your continued support!) 


Not only did I coordinate and edit this class, which features 50 pages of sketch and layout inspiration, I was able to contribute two layouts to the class as well, along with 9 of my favorite scrapbookers.


One of the best parts about contributing to this class was playing with the amazing exclusive stamp that is bundled into the class price, and is 20% off until October 28th at midnight PST! This stamp is so lovely, and there are so many possibilities to create with it! I had fun today by using it to create a few images, and I took a little video, too! 

Click to the Elle's Studio classroom shop page to find out more about the class, and see both the class + stamp and without stamp options! I can't wait to see what this class will inspire you to create! Happy creating! 

Elle's Studio Documented Mini-Collection & New Sketch Class!

Today is the day for the Elle's Studio mid-release, and I am so excited about this one, for a very good reason! 

Elle and I have been working on a new class for you, called From Sketch to Finish! This class includes ten different sketches with ten contributors each sharing two papercrafting projects created from the sketch. You will get to read their tips and see their techniques in action as they share their process of working with the sketches. We end the class with a bonus of 20 full-page sketches and you'll be on your way to creating projects in no time! The projects in this class are seriously amazing, from some of the most popular paper crafters in the industry- Laura Bassen, Nancy Damiano, Danielle Flanders, Jess Forster, Andrea Gray, Maggie Massey, Leigh Odynski, Candace Perkins and Carson Riutta. All of the contributors have used the Little Moments collection, or the new Documented mini-collection to create their layouts, so head over to the classroom today to get inspired and get started! 

The other new product line in the shop today is called Documented, and includes journaling tags, a stamp set, and acrylic words in black and white. In addition to these products, Elle is also releasing basic journaling cards in grey & pink, as well as an awesome new tool: a 3" x 4" acrylic block to use for stamping or cropping your images!

I have one layout using the Documented supplies in the From Sketch to Finish class, but I made another one, just so I could show my blog readers just how awesome these new goodies are! 

"Today in Boston" supplies | Documented journaling tags, Documented stamp, Documented acrylic words- blackLittle Moments 6" x 6" paper stack, Little Moments blank labels, letter and number stickers- black, Jonah alphabet stamp. Other supplies | Vellum numbers, acrylic stars (ES sold out product), enamel dots.

Using the diagonal line strip stamp in the Documented stamp, I created a pattern of blue, pink and black lines along the right side of my page, and slightly colored the pink and the blue strips in with the same color ink and a sponge dauber. My photo completely drove my color scheme, and I was so excited that this mini-collection had this lovely cerulean blue color, along with the dusty pink.

The gorgeous acrylic words, which come in white and black are perfect for starting a mixed-font title!

I love that the Documented stamp includes both words and pattern starters, like these rows of offset dots here.

Stop by the Elle's Studio shop for all of the new goodies releasing today, and be sure to check out From Sketch to Finish while you're there! You will be so inspired by the class to pull out your pretty paper and document your memories!

Principle Power at Big Picture Classes (With a Free Trial Offer!)

It feels just like yesterday that my class, Principle Power, was launched at Big Picture Classes, so it is hard to believe that we are three months in! I have loved seeing the projects and comments on the lessons from students who are working through this 5 lesson course at their own pace. You can easily drop the class when life gets busy and pick it back up at any time.

Some of the layouts that I created for the class are my absolute favorite layouts of all time. There are 14 layouts shared, with 5 process videos- each one explaining a design principle in layman's terms so that you too can use these concepts to make your layouts shine, and emphasize what is really important on your page. To get a great idea of the type of content and a quick preview of my scrapbooking process, check out this video: 

Probably the most exciting aspect of teaching this course has been the feedback that I have received. These are just a few comments that have me "feeling all the feels!"

I especially love the comment from @Romie above, "I have been scrapbooking for a long time, but still learned such lot from this excellent class." So, if you're a new scrapbooker, or a seasoned veteran like me, there is still useful information to gain! 

If you'd like to take your layouts to the next level and harness the principles of design to work for your pages, I have a special offer just for you! New members to BPC can use the code 


to sign up for a free month trial membership, 2 weeks longer than the typical trial. Just go to the Principle Power class page, then click the "start your free trial" button and follow the steps to get your free trial.*

I am looking forward to seeing your questions, feedback and projects in the classroom! Click over to the Principle Power homepage to learn more about the class, see more sneaks and to get your free month trial! 

* Free month trial promotion ends June 1, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. First month free offer valid only on new memberships and is not valid for current or previous members. Click the "start your free trial" button and follow the steps to begin your trial. Enter promo code in promo box and continue checkout process. Not valid on previous purchases. Must enter promo code at checkout. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes.