What A Week : BasicGrey Soleil + Elle’s Studio

Welcome to another installment of our What A Week blog series!  This month, we’re showcasing our Soleil collection and pairing it with The Sweet Life collection from Elle’s Studio.  Talk about the perfect compliment to one another!  Jenni, from Elle’s Studio, and I have each created a layout documenting a week in our lives using the same products.  We’ll also be giving you a chance to win the same products for use on your own weekly layout!

This month, I chose to document week 26 of 2012.  I remember that this was the week that I conquered taking all three of my children out and about by myself for our usual schedule.  It’s funny that now it’s old hat to me so I love that I’m able to look back and see how far I’ve come and how easy it’s become now.

[Left Page] A trip to Costco.  Instagram shot.  Dress up.  Playgroup.  Hot weather.  Storytime.  The two four year olds of the house.

Love, love, love how easy this week’s title card was to put together.  I used a sheet from the Soleil 6×6 Paper Pad and a few embellishments and the finished product looks like it took a lot longer than it did!  I swear that paper was made for this project.

As I mentioned before, these two lines coordinated so beautifully.  Hands down my favorite products that I’ve put to use thus far in this album.  Love that Details Flag stamp from Elle’s Studio as well as the BG Soleil Vellum Tape Stickers.  If you haven’t tried the stickers yet – what are you waiting for?  They’re great as they can be used just like washi tape but they’re thicker like vellum so the quality is amazing.

One of my favorite pieces from this week.  The perfect marriage of BasicGrey and Elle’s Studio product.  Even with a dark photo – it’s so hard to photograph a black cat!  I used one of Elle’s Sweet Life Large Journaling Tags as a base, added my photo and then used the Soleil Alphabet Stickers to create a vertical title.  I love the alphabet stickers for my weekly layouts as it has three different alphas on one sheet, all of various sizes.

[Right Page] Tummy time.  Reading in the closet.  Book delivery.  A quote.  Nightly walk. Church clothes.  A Skype session.  Love from an aunt.

Another favorite from the week.  Those 4×6 Sweet Life Large Journaling Tags make the perfect base for Instagram shots!  My obsession with the Soleil Alphabet Stickers continued with a title and monogram here as well as a pennant from the Soleil Die Cut Shapes.  I’ve come to believe that when you limit the amount of product you’re working with each week, you actually tend to be more creative than when you have your entire stash at your disposal.  That’s what I enjoy about this series – attempting to show you how BasicGrey coordinates with other products to create a cohesive layout.

I loved the small stars from the Soleil Die Cut Shapes and used them all on this layout. A photo needed an extra something?  Those stars were the perfect finishing touch!

I also enjoy being able to house all the random quotes that my daughters say in this album – here I used a tag from Elle’s Daily Note Tags set.  I know that if I weren’t doing weekly layouts, they would never be recorded.  I can only imagine how fun they will be to look back on in the years to come.

Now that you’ve taken a peek at what I created, how about taking a look at what Jenni came up with?  Click here to visit the Elle’s Studio blog and view her What a Week layout created with the same products I used.

But before you go…

We’d love to give one lucky BG fan the chance to use the same BasicGrey products we utilized to create their own weekly layout – with plenty of product left over for other projects!  See the giveaway box below for your chance to win.

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84 thoughts on “What A Week : BasicGrey Soleil + Elle’s Studio

  1. I can see me being obsessed with those alphas, too! They are on my list of must need scrappy stuff! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. I love, love, LOVE your PL layout. I just found this series via Elle’s Studio so now I have to go back and look at all your past PL posts. :-)

  3. I would be very interested to see Basic Grey pair up with some of the stamp companies so we can get more ideas of how to use our stamps on the BG products. I have so many stamps but really no clue how to use them to improve the pages I make with BG collections

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