BLOG HOP! Elle's Studio & Perfect Paper Crafting (& GIVEAWAY!)

Monday, April 15, 2013


Welcome to the
Elle’s Studio & Perfect Paper Crafting blog hop! 
We have lots of inspiration for you at each stop in the hop, using their amazing rulers and Elle’s Studio products! 
If you haven’t heard of Perfect Paper Crafting, you must go check them out right now!

These rulers allow you to cut perfect borders around your photos without measuring! 
You can go from 1 inch borders all the way down to a 1/16 border! Besides the amazing rulers, 
they also have mats and boards; and tools that turn your markers into airbrushes!  
Whether you scrapbook, make cards or do mixed media; you will find these 
patented tools help you to make your creative masterpieces "Perfect"! 
  
Perfect Paper Crafting is also doing a special discount on their tools just for 
you guys this week!  Use coupon code Elle5% to get 5% off your order! 

I have worked with chipboard and paper a long time and am used to measuring things out, 
measuring again and then cutting...I am a planner...Seriously, I am a Virgo.
And it was an adjustment, only because I was not used to having such an easy tool at my disposal!  
So, after trying out the rulers a bit, I decided they were perfect for the project 
I have been putting off for almost a year.  I wanted to do a mini-album  
for my daughter's First Communion.  And couldn't get myself motivated to do it...

So, not to sound too cheesy, but this was the perfect storm!  
I love the Serendipity line, perfect colors & neutral theme...coincidence?? ;) 
and then the Perfect Squares & Perfect Layers tools just made it, well, perfect.

I knew I wanted to do more than just one LO for this event,
but I am a little picky, and a bit pf a perfectionist...Perfect storm.  
Perfect squares for cutting my own chipboard, which my husband brought 
home from the office (yay, re-purposed!) and these tools helped get all the 
papers which I cut specifically for this project to be a perfect fit!  

I love matting my photos, in fact, I pretty much always do it, since I add so many layers, 
I need to draw attention to the photo!  And here, I did it, not only for that reason, 
but to place a hierarchy on the photos that were more important...

Flowers on the table and a little twirl in her new dress, without knowing anyone was watching!


  
with the Godparents & Grandparents



with Mom & Dad & with monogrammed/dated beautiful gifts.

I added extra layers to mat this photo to emphasize the importance

with Gigi & finally the veil and halo of flowers pinned in place...

The Serendipity collection was absolutely the perfect fit, since it was soft colors with 
a mix of graphics and neutrals, and lots of perfect sweet tags and labels for the event!  
I wanted to document this for anyone to look at and appreciate, but really, 
it will be for my daughter later, which is why there isn't a lot of journaling. 
I included an envelope where I wrote a note to her from her father & myself...

I also used lots of the fabric tapes, mostly the lace tape, from Love My Tapes, 
which is what I think what was missing, when I was planning this project.  
I needed an embellishment that wouldn't be bulky, 
would be feminine and would obviously fit with the occasion!


This last photo is another of my favorites with her holding her new necklace so I used the
double mat to emphasize it.  The Perfect Layers made it easy and actually helped inspire it!
Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a $50 gift certificate and 
Elle’s Studio is giving away a complete collection of Day to Day & Serendipity
so make sure you stop at each blog and leave a comment to be entered to WIN! 
You have until midnight April 15th to enter, winners will be posted on Friday, April 19th . 
  
Here’s a list of the other stops on our hop – 
leave a comment at each one to increase your chances of winning! 
                      Jenni Calma  (you are here)


This is the back cover which has the envelope & card with a little private note
to my daughter enclosed...I love the thought of her reading it to her daughter one day...
Close-up view of the cover...Her middle name is Rose...had to include it somewhere! 
Thanks for stopping by, check out the other fabulous projects on the Hop 
and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win awesome stuff!!
And come back, or "join me" for future potential awesomeness!
Have a great day!!

27 comments:

  1. what a wonderful collection of pictures, a keepsake for sure; lovin the cover

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  2. Very cute! I love all the Elle's Studio goodies you used on this!

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  3. what a beautiful album. i'm glad the perfect storm hit your home and you were able to make it!

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  4. Love the album you made; glad to be introduced to your work.

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  5. wow, such a great mini album! Great use of Elle's products! thanks for the chance!

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  6. Well done mini album. Haven't tried this yet but it looks like fun.

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  7. What a perfect memory for a wonderful occasion,
    Jo xxx

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  8. wow! fantastic album!
    i like it very much! :)

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  9. Perfect memory album! You did a fabulous job on this!!

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  10. How absolutely special..if it's worth doing...it's worth doing well...great album..thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  11. Beautiful album! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Lovely album and beautiful photos.

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  13. What a lovely keepsake you created!

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  14. What a lovely keepsake for your daughter to remember a special day in her life. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Gorgeous album! Thanks for the great idea!

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  16. Beautiful! What a keepsake! :) Nancee

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  17. Elle's studio is fast becoming my favorite. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  18. What a wonderful album of a very special day.

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  19. What a beautiful album! These papers are gorgeous and PPC's products ROCK! I would love to add more of their products to my tools. Elle's papers are out of the world gorgeous! TFS your beautiful album!

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  20. Such a great looking album and the pics are wonderful.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  21. Love the album, you did a great job!

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  22. Love this -and the little envelope on the back is just perfect!

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  23. Happy Holy Communion! Wonderful album with your daughter so beautiful!
    JenE, ScrappyJenE @ gmail.com

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  24. Love this album. You have inspired me to try one!

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