Summer Trails with Guest Designer Krista Wells

We are so excited to welcome our new guest designer for the month of June, Krista Wells. We always love seeing Krista’s clean and graphic designs, which often feature some creative stamping, and we love living vicariously through the travel and food journeys that she documents. Let’s see what she made this week using the new June 2017 Kit and extras!

Hi everyone! Krista Wells here and I’m so excited to be the guest designer for Elle’s Studio this month!

The June Kit is an awesome mix of happy, summer colors and I couldn’t wait to put the awesome kit tags and embellishments to good use telling a story or two from last summer.

We love to hike & use the walking trails a LOT in our city during the summer months. My husband & I have one fur baby named Eugene who keeps us active all year long, but in the summer we really love to get out and explore and have adventures. This double pocket page layout showcases some of our favourite spots to visit in the summer time.

Supplies | June 2017 Kit, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Cork Tabs, Summer Acrylic, Letter and Number Stickers – Black

The new Stanley Alphabet Stamps are awesome and the best part is there are two – an outline & a coordinating solid, which means lots of mixing and matching is possible. For the title card in my layout I combined some Brilliance White ink with the solid Stanley alpha stamp to add ‘Let’s Go’ to my picture. In the pocket below, I added some journaling to a cool blue journaling card before adhering the Summer Acrylic to the outside of my pocket page. It fits perfectly under the ‘I want to remember this’ sentiment on the journaling card.

I had a few stories already printed on my larger pictures so I kept it simple, adding a few little Cork Tabs above the journaling blocks with my tiny attacher.


On the opposite page I wanted to use the black Letter and Number Stickers and the 4″ x 6″ days of the week journaling card. I had to chop it in half to place inside my 3″ x 4″ pockets. I added a few of our favourite trails to Tuesday, Friday and Sunday vertically.

Finally in the bottom photo I added a few of the die cut pieces from the June 2017 Kit to my photo— a bi-color heart and the ‘capture this’ using my tiny attacher.

My favourite pieces of the kit this month are the Cork Tabs! I don’t think they’ll last long around here because I want to put them on everything! Be sure to snag a kit while you can!

Hello! My name is Krista Wells & I’m from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – the most easterly point in North America. I’m a young, thirty-something chick who lives with her husband + fur baby, Eugene. Eugene is prominently featured in my scrapbooks alongside our travel adventures + a ridiculous number of food pics. I love to make mini-albums because I dearly love pocket pages but I can’t let go of layouts either! You could say I’m indecisive but I prefer to call it ‘open minded’ when it comes to my crafting. I’m currently designing for Kelly Purkey and my local store, The Paperie. I also write a bi-monthly article for Simple Scrapper’s Spark magazine.

When I’m not paper crafting I’m either eating or running. I do the latter to regulate the former of course. I love traveling & having adventures, near & far.

Be sure to check back next week for Krista’s second post using our new June shop items. In the meantime, you can find more of her work on her blog and her Instagram account.