Summer Exploring with Melissa Mann

Our new products for summer are perfect for documenting those last-minute adventures before the days get longer and the weather starts to cool down. Today, Melissa Mann is sharing how she documented a summer road-trip in her home state! Let’s see what she made.
Good morning, everyone! We are in the throes of full-fledged summer here in hot Florida! I jumped at the chance to create a layout using the Summer Journaling TagsSummer Puffy Stickers, and Summer Stamp to document a few drives around our fair town and of course, the camera is always taken along for the trip.


I printed a few different photos in different sizes that I have taken in our surrounding areas and trimmed them down with a white border. I layered two pieces of patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and then layered a piece of white cardstock on top. I pulled a couple of the 4″ x 6″ tags from the Summer Journaling Tags and played around with layering them with my photos. Once I achieved the look I wanted, I started adhering everything down with my sewing machine using white thread.

I used one of the 3″ x 4″ tags from the Summer Journaling Tags to type my journaling on; I cut the end of this card off so that I could tuck it in the upper right hand corner of my layout. I slipped the small piece I clipped off the bottom at the bottom of the layout. I placed my title in the lower right hand corner in a little square created by my photos. The Gray Alphabet Puffy Stickers worked perfectly to create a neutral with all of the color on my page.

I used the Summer Stamp and Love This Life Stamp to add detail around my layout and lastly, I used the awesome Summer Puffy Stickers and Everyday Circle Stickers in various places around my photos!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us today! Be sure to share your summer memories documented with our products by using the hashtag #EllesStudio on Instagram!