Elle's Studio: April Kit Inspiration!


Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio awesomeness! 

I know I say it at every monthly release, but honestly the April 2021 exclusive Kit and new releases are going to knock your socks off! That good! 

If you haven't seen all the new items, here's a quick look see for you...

April Kit

See what I'm talkin' 'bout?! So.much.gorgeousness! 
And there's more...

Oh WOW!!! All the heart eyes for these incredible embellishments! 
& let's not forget the wonderful digital products...

These items are bound to sell out super fast! 

With so many lovelies available it was hard to choose what to create with this month, lol! 
Here's what I came up with for today's post...

"Favorite Photo" 12 x 12 scrapbook layout 

Oh my camera lovin' heart! So many cute camera and photo details to this sweet page!

Other: White Bazzill Cardstock, & Machine Stitching. 

Let's take a closer look...

From the super cute  Smile Cardstock Die Cuts cameras to the large patterned paper ones cut from the April 2021 Digital Cut Files,this design is SO cute! My Favorite Photo, indeed! 

Those Acetate Heart Stickers are pretty amazing too! 

Just look at all those lovely layers! Gorgeous!

My second layout has a cleaner and simpler look, but is just as lovely...

"Happiness Captured" 12 x 12 scrapboook layout

Happy memories, documented so beautifully with the April Kit and new releases!

Other: White Bazzill Cardstock, & Stamping Ink. 

Here's a closer view...

Loving the pastel tones combined with the black and white framed photo! 
That frame is really somethin', isn't it? You'll find it in the  Smile Wood Veneers pack, along with lots of other awesome veneer phrases! 

How fabulous is that 3 x 4" note card?! 
Layering behind photos is a great way to use these cards, especially if you're not a pocket page scrapbooker! 

The  Love This Smile Stamp is definitely a must-have item this month! 
The Elle's Studio stamps are always amazing! 

This was good! 

I hope my projects have inspired you today! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo 

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)


Hi Cratfers & Altenew Friends! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Day blog! 
I am SO super excited to be participating in today's very special

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Such a wonderful occasion & milestone celebration!
It's no secret how much I heart Altenew, & I am so delighted to be one of their guest designer's today!

Thankyou to the lovely Emily Midgett for relaying you here - I'm such a huge fan of her work! 
Her creations are beyond words -  simply Aaaahh-may-zing!!!
If you haven't arrived here as part of this super blog hop, or you're feeling a little confused, click HERE to go back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog

With such a special celebration, there are a tremendous array of prizes, giveaways, sponsors and offers to share with you!

Like this Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.  YAY! So awesome!!!

But wait, there's more fabulousness to share with you...

Like over $1,400 in total prizes!
Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $70 Altenew gift certificates
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Altenew gift certificate 
Gina K. Designs: $100 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: $100 gift certificate
Spellbinders Paper Arts: $100 gift certificate
CiLi in Papers: €75 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: $75 gift certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 online class spots
Altenew Academy: 15 online class spots
Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: $50 gift certificate 
Concord & 9th: $50 gift certificate
Hero Arts: $50 gift certificate
My Little Attic: $50 gift certificate 
Scrapbook.com: $50 certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Pinkfresh Studio: $50 gift certificate
Bumbleberry Papercrafts:  £25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower: 1 prize bundle valued at $32
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2021 issue
Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

WOW!!! Now that's an amazing giveaway!

Here's the Day 1 Blog Hop Order List:

Such a fabulous line up of artists! You're going to be SO inspired!
And speaking of inspiration, it's time to share my project with you - I hope you enjoy!

"Your Adventure Is Just Beginning" 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

Oh my heart! Documenting life's stories never looked so lovely!!!

The Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection is such a beautiful memory keeping line! 
It's perfect for all types of paper crafting, but I especially love creating scrapbook pages with it. 
Let's take a closer look...

Isn't this lovely?! This layout is to record their first day of school for 2021 - which is always a special day! 
Like usual, I've written a letter for my children about this moment, and attached it onto the back of this layout. I couldn't resist using the new Storybook Sentiments Stamp Set for my title! Infact, I even used this stamp set to add more Arctic Mountain foliage details to the page too! 

So pretty!!!

Lots of Altenew lovelies!

Absolutely gorgeous!

I really hope you feel inspired by my project! 

***Please be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw***

Thanks so much for stopping by today, & for all your kind comments!
If you'd like to see more of my Altenew creations, please follow me on Instagram HERE
Time to send you hopping over to one of my favorite creatives in the industry - the wonderful Erum Tasneem's blog! She is going to knock your socks off! 

Til next time, 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey Crafters! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 

I am so thrilled to be joining in on today's 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Yay! I LOVE the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases, and this one is no exception! SO good!

If you just arrived here from the amazing  Nicole Watt's blog, then you're in the right place! 

If not, or you're feeling a little lost, you can always return to the Altenew Card Blog where the fun all begins!

Like always, Altenew has some amazing offers and giveaways to share with you all...

Bundle & Save! 

You can also Bundle & Save on the Gradient Cardstock collection too!

Or, if you're wanting a much bigger discount why not join the

This monthly subscription plan guarantees you a spot in the monthly Altenew Craft-A-Flower releases, plus you'll receive the set at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)
Yay! Super savings plus never suffer FOMO again! Join HERE

As always, Altenew are celebrating with some terrific giveaways too! 

Like $200 in total prizes!
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/15/2021.

Blog Hop Order List:

Start here --->   Altenew Card Blog


Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

You are here ---> Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek


Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran   

Wow! That's quite a talented list of creatives! You'll be so inspired by all their amazing projects! 

Speaking of inspiration, time to share my two projects with you...

"Oh Happy Day" 8.5" x 11" scrapbook layout

Oh happy day, indeed! The Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set was perfect for documenting my daughter's recent birthday celebrations with!

Altenew SuppliesCraft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set , Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set, Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots, Delicate Dots Washi Tape & Enjoy The Ride Chipboard Alphas.

Let's take a closer look...

There's no denying that the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set is an absolute show-stopper! 
Layered in soft purple tones, the Cistus blooms are light and joyful and perfect for my sweet photo! Such a fresh and contemporary floral!

SO pretty!

As well as that stunning Craft-A-Flower: Cistus floral cluster, you'll also spy the lovely Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set, Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots, Delicate Dots Washi Tape & Enjoy The Ride Chipboard Alphas on my page. The Delicate Dots Washi Tape really enhances that clean and contemporary feel! 

So beautiful! 

For my second project, I've created a sweet thankyou card that features both the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set  & two of the new Gradient Cardstock Sets...

"So Grateful" Thankyou Card 

Oh how lovely! And such a different look with the Craft-A-Flower: Cistus flowers! 
The Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock really evokes those warm, & tropical vibes! Love it!

Here's a couple close ups for you...

The Coffee Break Gradient Cardstock offsets the Red Sunset tones beautifully too!

So grateful that you visited today! 

I truly hope my creations have inspired you!
Please be sure to follow me on my Instagram HERE for more Altenew creations & inspirational ideas! 

***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw***
Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today & for all your kind comments!
Time to send you hopping over to the incredibly talented  Sandhya Iyer's blog! 

til next time,