Elle’s Studio Sweet & Sunny Layouts

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been posting very frequently lately. The summer holidays are in full swing here and we’ve been busy with days out and visits, making memories to scrapbook in the future! I’ve also been working behind the scenes at the SJ Crafts Blog, and I’ve taken over the DT Calls Website and Facebook Page, so I have been busy there too!  I’ll be here again more often in September.

I do have a couple of layouts to show you today – thanks to Elle’s Studio posing a challenge that I just couldn’t resist (I think it’s closed now). It was a ‘Use you Stash’ challenge, to get some projects made and uploaded to the Elle’s Studio Member’s Gallery this past weekend. With the chance to win a $50 gift card or a new collection, I just had to enter a page or two. Here’s what I came up with:

Endless Sweets:

Endless Sweets Layout by Jennifer Grace using Elle's Studio

These sweets were left over from my daughter’s birthday party. We love sweets but we’re usually careful not to eat too many – these one’s didn’t last long though!

The background of this page is all one sheet of You & Me ‘All My Heart’ paper. I used a dinner plate and a craft knife to cute the circle from the centre of the page, then flipped the circle over and glued them both onto a piece of brown cardstock. They didn’t quite meet up so I zig-zag stitched around the circle to make it look more melded, and covered up any bigger gaps with my embellishments!

Endless Sweets Layout by Jennifer Grace using Elle's Studio

I also had fun scattering little details around the page to resemble loose sweets – I used wood veneer hearts and enamel dots (both Freckled Fawn), some pink gems by Kars, Waco Pearl Paint Pens in white and turquoise, and a few blue sequins. The ‘Life is Good’ wood veneer is Studio Calico:

Endless Sweets Layout by Jennifer Grace using Elle's Studio

Best Breakfast:

Best Breakfast Layout by Jennifer Grace using Elle's Studio

This breakfast was one to remember – it was during my hen party weekend and we ate delicious sausage sandwiches! I tried to reflect the weather that day with the papers – it was a drizzly and rainy day, but the sun kept bursting through.

I cut the sun from the Day to Day ‘Good Morning’ paper using a Studio Calico Burst Mask as a template:

Best Breakfast Layout by Jennifer Grace using Elle's Studio

I had so much fun making these layouts, and it feels great that there’s now a nice dent in my Elle’s Studio stash – which of course means I’m allowed to buy more! Right?!

I’m taking the kids to visit my family in Kent this week, so I’m sure I’ll be making lots more memories! See you soon, x

  • These layouts are fabulous!! Love both the colour palettes….so many ‘sweet’ details….and great stories behind the photos 🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 9:27 am
  • Oh, foam fruits! You are making my mouth water! And your lovely pages are full of summer zing too. Like the sunburst look.

    August 19, 2013 at 10:14 am
  • love love that first layout!! the colors are awesome and the big circle makes for a perfect frame! good luck 🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 10:36 am
  • Both these layouts are wonderful! The colors, the layout, the embellishments, everything! The best I’ve seen in weeks! Thanks for sharing!

    August 19, 2013 at 10:42 am
  • fab layouts, love your stitching and little sprinkling of bits here and there. good luck!

    August 19, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • GORGEOUS!! LOVE Both of them!

    August 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm
  • Lisa Swift

    Fabulous pages, Jennifer!

    August 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • Wonderful pages! Love the polka dot circle on the first. On a page about sweets, it reminds me of a donut with sprinkles! 🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  • S

    Such happy pages, these. I’ve been hoarding my Elle’s Studio stash for far too long. Thanks for the nudge to get it out.

    August 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm
  • Both of these pages are just so great. The both really pop and have a great design.

    August 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm
  • Love all the little bits and the sewing on the first layout.. thanks so much for sharing…

    August 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm
  • Beautiful layouts, love them 🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • These pages are amazing!

    August 20, 2013 at 4:29 am
  • Just started following you by email … love these layouts! 🙂

    August 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm
  • Sarah

    Love both these but especially the first one because of the colours and the stitching around the circle! xx

    August 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm
  • You are a master of the circle!

    August 24, 2013 at 8:06 am
  • Beautiful! Pinned it!

    September 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm
  • barbara f

    Great idea to use some of the many leftover ‘scraps’ I’m sure everyone has! LOVE what you have done….your creations are fabulous!! ‘Scrap’ away!! 🙂

    September 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  • Such pretty papers on such lovely pages! I finally posted a couple of pages using the Counterfeit Kit you sent me, including a link to your faux-wood tutorials. Pop on over if you get the chance.

    September 5, 2013 at 4:30 am
  • Brilliant pages! Love the cover up job on the circle – I would never have known!

    September 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

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