Saturday, March 24, 2012

Elle's Studio Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Elle's Studio Birthday Blog Hop!

It's  Elle's Studio's 5th birthday and we've been celebrating all month long. Every Saturday in March you can check the Elle's Studio blog for something extra special. Also, a very cool & special pen is included with every order in March. Today we've got this fun blog hop where you can visit the design team member's blogs and enter to win a $20 gift certificate at each stop That is 6 chances to win!! In honor of this occasion, I'd like to share my 3rd project from the gallery this month, along with a pair of birthday cards I made:

Another page with the Studio Calico kit for March.
(Definitely one of my all time faves.)
My trusty date stamp - always a perfect match with Elle's tags.
I like to cut the tags apart and mix them together. Here I cut and stacked 3 of them:

I've also got a couple of graphic birthday cards I made. A mix of Elle's Studio, the same Studio Calico kit from above and some SRM stickers. Love how the graphic elements mix with the cursive font on the stickers. I used the brand new Large Noted Journaling Tags for the circular focal point and added the Handmade Layers Birthday Pennants:

Have you seen the Elle's Studio Inspiration Gallery this month? I'm always inspired to use these tags in new and creative ways once I've gone through it. This month Paige Evans is our guest designer, making the gallery even more inspiring. So, now for the part where you can win - and you will have several chances as a winner will be picked from each blog on the list below. The prize: a $20 gift certificate to Elle's Studio. So, please leave a comment - and stop by the rest of the blogs and comment there to increase your chances. Here's a handy link list to help you on your way:

Meghann Andrew
Rahel Menig

Valerie Mangan - you are here!
Kim Jeffress


We'll be drawing winners on March 26 - make sure you stop by to see if it's you. 
Thanks for stopping by!

69 comments:

Deb said...

Love what you did with the tags - gorgeous layout.

Denise said...

Great LO and what a fun way to record another memory. Something that will make you smile in years to come.

Almayer said...

The cards are so special!!!

Sandra said...

This is the first time I have visited your blog and WOW I love all the details and stitching you do in your layouts. I have just pinned several of them and signed up to your blog feed. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jette Gad said...

Great detail work-and really love the cards too... :)

Anna Sigga said...

These are fantastic girl just love the colors you used!

Rebecca said...

OMG! What a sweet, sweet page!!!

Brandy Layton said...

Lovely LO I love your stitching!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Wonderful layout. Love the colors:o)

Pam W. said...

So pretty! Love the cards especially,

Patricia said...

Love those cards! thanks for sharing them!

Ellie Augustin said...

I just love your cards & layouts what a sweet memory to document indeed.

soapHOUSEmama said...

Love it all - you have such a great eye!

rosemaryschild said...

Luv your cards!

МД в картинках said...

Love the details on your LO, and that sweet little ruler!

sheezie11 said...

I like this layout of yours and the cards too!

I am going to have to incorporate some stitching on my projects after seeing yours!

Selena said...

I love those cards! Great colors and great design!

Andie said...

Love those birthday cards.

Lucia said...

woohoou! i'm your follower nr. 200! :-) this is one amazing layout Valerie! love it! hugs and much love, Lucia xxx

Vanessa said...

Love your cards!!


Vanessa
www.grooveygrover.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Love the stitching and great cards!

Melissa said...

Following you now, I really like your style! Those cards are adorable.

Melinda said...

Great layout and cards! Love the way you used the tags on your layout!

pnutsmum said...

The cards are what really grabbed me! Fun!

swissgirl said...

oh valerie, this is so beautiful :D love it to pieces :D
xoxo, rahel

cjbrandon said...

Love how you cut up the tag & mix them together. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

Paula said...

Love everything you've created and crossing my fingers to be a lucky winner!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how the Elle's stuff coordinates with everything. That layout is just precious and I love the cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deanna said...

Great projects! love the cards!

Jen said...

those cards are amazing - love how you used the tags! thanks for the chance to win :)

Nitasha said...

beautiful work! Thank you for the inspiration!

Wrightboysmum said...

Love that LO. Thanks for a chance to win.

Ellen Porter said...

I really like the green chevron paper and how you have used it in your various projects.

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

i love this layout, the colours are fabulous, I wasnt keen on this kit but i love it now , great cards too:)

Melanie said...

So beautiful! Love the way you cut up the tags to fit your projects. LOVE the cards, too :)

KellyG said...

Great projects, love those cards!

Laci J said...

Love this blog hop! Elle's studio is the best!

wendyg said...

Love your page and card!!

naomi_m said...

Lovely cards. Great use of the journalling circles.

Bethany Becker said...

Great layout and cards. Thanks for sharing.

Margie said...

Love Elle's Studio-great cards!

angie gutshall said...

Love the design and stitching! Great layout and cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous! Love the page and the cards too. Pretty papers. The stitching is awesome.

Melissa said...

Great projects! Love all of the stitching on your layout.

~jan said...

I think that kit likes you right back, Val! :) What a wonderful layout, I especially like how you used the tags and your boys initials at the top! Your cards are wonderful-the SRM fancy stickers look great with the graphic papers!

thearthurz said...

Love how you stitched the tags together. Great idea!

Melanie said...

Fabulous layout and cards! I love how they are more "boyish"... I'm always looking for ideas as a mama of boys!

Cynthia B. said...

Love the way you stitched the different tags together! Wonderful ideas!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I love how easily (seemingly!) it is to mix and match Elle's tags like you've done. The result is awesome. Love your page and cards :-)

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Love love love your cards

Kory K said...

Those cards are amazing!!! Love the graphic look!

Really like the stacked tags too! I'm wanting to give that a try (stitching tags together) but afraid that I won't have a chance in $#** at getting a straight line!!! lol

Great pages! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

-kory k

Kim said...

This is awesome I totally love your colours and designs here!

lynda said...

I love those cards - the colors - the mix of patterns.

*Monica B* said...

SUPER cute layout and cards!! I love the colors & papers & all the detail.

Jenny said...

Love your layouts and cards - super cute!

Sarah Martina said...

I love how you cut apart the tags, Valerie. Awesome page. You cards are great, too! :)

Amy Coose said...

Love your layout and cards, thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa C. said...

LOVE the cards! the tags are great!

Leah said...

love your stitching and your cards are fabulous! thanks for the chance to win!

Toby said...

Love your layout! I especially love the ruler embellishment .. a must try!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love3 both cards and layouts!

Svetlana said...

Lovely layout and great cards!!!
Svetlana xx

*Jennyfer* said...

Love your beautiful layout and your cards. Love the color combo!

wendipooh13 said...

great page and cards!!!! wonderful style!!!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Love what you did with the tags! Super cute page. :)

April said...

So colorful and creative! Love it...

Krista said...

love the idea of cutting up the various tags. love (and have many) elle's studio products. thanks for the chance to win!

Olivia said...

Such a great layout! Will definitely be scrap lifting this one. Thanks!

Renee said...

Valarie, thank you for sharing your fab creations!! 'So glad that I popped by!!