Time for a blog swap, what is that you ask? Well since it is new let me explain. Two companies share products with each other, and then swap projects to share with their readers. Oh, and they do a giveaway too. Check out the projects inspired from Ella eBooks that are made with Cosmo Cricket products. Check out both blogs for chances to win, and to see more projects. Of course, your already here and can see some great projects below, but you should also go to Ella Publishing to see their projects, Wendy Sue's project and to win free stuff.
First up, from Ella's designer, Linda Barber, we have this great Joy Ride layout.
Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride is cute and versatile. While at first view, it might seem boy, travel, and children oriented, it's actually very usable for any theme. The colors are a little toned down, which works great with more grown-up subjects. I created this layout about meeting up with three of my scrappy friends (we live in four different states). We all show up at this restaurant, and we are all wearing grey, white and yellow. Yes, great minds do think alike... Hee. I punched all those little symbols from one of the patterned papers, some are lifted with some pop up dots. I used a cute Cut-Apart Element Card to pull together my journaling in strips (combined two ideas from Text Tricks pages 12&13 and 16&17). I love journaling strips because I am not a huge fan of my handwriting, as in no one can read it. Not even me. The strips allow me to move the journaling around til I'm happy, then I stick them down. Easy peasy.
I think it's fun to hear someone else's take on our stuff!
Our design team had so much fun playing with Ella's inspiration.
Gudrun made this layout using the Ella e-book, Stretch your Sketch. She turned the photo into portrait but didn't turn the sketch. Instead she stretched the sketch to fit her purpose.
Debbie Olson made this amazing card to match a shopping tote she sewed with the Early Bird fabric (we'll show the tote a little later this week on the blog). Debbie also used the Stretch your Sketch e-book.
Amy Parker did this layout.
I used a sketch from the Stretch your Sketches book. It is on page 26, the one on the top row far right. :D I used the Joy Ride collection, and did a lot of distressing (which I haven't done in a long time!). I made a journaling tag to fit behind the picture.
Last, but not least we have this darling layout by Laura. I agree with her journaling, that face is such a crack-up...... too cute!
To see more projects from Ella friends and to enter to win some great DeLovely products, go to their blog. (Just a note. If the post is not up, it's because Wendy and I misunderstood each other. I'm in NY right now and can't get a hold of her. No worries though..... I'm sure we'll figure it all out in the end!)
To win an Ella e-book of your choice, leave us a comment today to be entered into our random drawing. Have a great Monday everyone!