Monday, March 21, 2011

Ella Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Ella Friends blog hop--thanks for coming to visit!

The March Ella ebook has been a big hit among the BFFs crew, so we figured we'd share the goodness with you all in a blog hop!

The new e-book is about a topic near and dear to me: scrapbooking the everyday.


As someone who doesn't have kids to scrap yet, I don't typically focus on birthday parties, first day of school, and other typical scrapbooking topics (and people don't look quite as cute on their first days of law school, anyhow). Instead, I scrapbook about the details that make up my everyday life--and I'm so glad I do, because life changes so quickly and I'm amazed how many details I forget!

Here are some layouts that focus on the everyday:

For better or worse (for my budget), Starbucks is usually a part of my everyday....


Since S and I commute to NYC for work, reading on the train is a big part of our lives--and one that I really missed when I wasn't commuting for a few months.


We email a lot during the day, and things can get pretty crazy....

And this layout, excuse the photo , is one of my favorites because it actually records a day in our lives last October. Even though it's only been a relatively short while, so much has changed--neither of us are in school, we don't see each other during the day and we definitely don't have lunch together anymore. (Which reminds me how everytime we ate lunch together S would want to lick the top of the yogurt and I would get grossed out by it. Every time, ha!)



The good news is this e-book can help you figure out ways to incorporate YOUR daily life in your scrapbook, too. The great news is I get to GIVE ONE AWAY to one lucky reader!

Simply leave a comment on this post to win--tell me what you would scrap in your everyday life if you're so inclined.

Next on the hop head to: Mary Jo Johnson

And in case you get lost, here are all of the Ella Team's blogs:

Brenda Johnston

Donna Jannuzi

Jenni Hufford

Monika Wright

Jennifer Larson

Valerie Mangan

Lee Currie

Francine Clouden

Diana Chen


May Flaum

Have fun hopping! Happy Monday, everyone:)

59 comments:

  1. Ooo... I miss reading while commuting too! Now that I walk to work (I live that close), I don't read enough! I've missed my stop numerous times cos I was too engrossed in the book. Cute page!

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  2. LOVE your layouts, as always, Keshet :) Life does change so quickly even when it seems so ordinary. Happy first day of Spring!

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  3. LOve the layouts. I need to do this more. I get caught up with trying to document certain feelings/events/moments. I want to get the facts & the story down but I need to just do a regular everyday moment as well. I know I will appreciate it one day. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  4. Love these everyday moments you have captured! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'm interested in doing a "day in the life" layout. Gonna have to grab my camera tomorrow!

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  6. These layouts are adorable! I need to remember to not just scrap the everyday moments with the dd, but also with the hubby! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  7. I love your layouts & have to check out these online pubs (sent here from 2p's ipad thread! :) ) I love your layouts!

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  8. I love your every day ideas!! YOu've sparked a few for me now. :)

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  9. I really like your day in the life layout!

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  10. Love your layouts ~ I wish I had photos from when I commuted to work but I can still capture those thoughts on a layout without them. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  11. Great ideas! I want to so some screen captures of my kids text messages and scrapbook those.

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  12. I want to do something about favorite places through the years that I might not have pictures of. I woke up in the middle of the night last night with the idea. LOL

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  13. Cute layouts! I've been meaning to scrap one of those "day in the life of" pages.

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  14. I want to scrap an hour by hour rundown of our day before the new baby gets here.

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  15. Love the idea of scrapping emails with the hubby.

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  16. It's wonderful that you are documenting your lives together before you have kids! I wish I would have done that. It's such a special time, and quite easy to forget once the little monkeys do come along! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

    I want to do a layout about coffee, since I drink it all day long!

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  17. Love your layouts! I too try to scrap the every day stuff, so just recently I scrapped about how much we use Netflix :D

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  18. Hah - love the idea of doing a typical email exchange. I can see using this for a typical fb exchange between my daughter and me. Awesome inspiration, thanks!

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  19. I too have caught the "capturing every day" bug, and I love it. I find it makes me more likely to scrap about myself and my husband too.

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  20. I took photos and journalled for a Week in the Life last year but haven't yet put the layouts together. I need to get that done because I really enjoyed the process of doing it. It'll be so neat to look back on!

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  21. What a great idea, I always wonder what to scrap since I havn't been on vacation or have kids.

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  22. Purim Sameach!
    Love your layouts!
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  23. Love your Layouts! I might try a week, but I think it will probably take me a few moths to Finnish lol x

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  24. Absolutely adore your LO's! :) And love the reminder to scrap the everyday - there are so many silly and sweet everyday moments in our morning routine, and they should definitely be documented. :)

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  25. I do scrap the everyday moments regarding the kids, they say and do such cute things that I don't want to forget. I haven't scrapped any ordinary days or moments about me and my day. Guess I never thought it was that important.

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  26. Thanks for the inspiration! We don't have kiddos yet either, so it was good to see someone applying this to their non-child life.

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  27. These are all great layouts! I love the topics. I definitely need to do a day in the life page.

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  28. beautiful pages and I love the topics you chose!!!

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  29. Love your pages! I really need to start scrapbooking more everyday things like this!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I post all the time on your blog and had no idea you were part of Ella! I scrap everyday stuff all the time, and do you want to know why? Because kids remember their birthday parties and holidays, but it's the everyday stuff that they probably forget. Think back to your childhood, I'm sure the big events you remember. Thanks for the chance at the book.

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  31. Great everyday LOs! I like to do the everyday ones, they are my favorites. I have a few on my list to do, including one about Facebook status updates. thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Love the calendar double! Great pages!

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  34. Hey, I love your style. Great blog header. Fantastic layouts!

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  35. Love your everyday layouts! That's the stuff future kids will enjoy reading and seeing!

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  36. I have done a few layout's of everyday things and I must do more.Thanks.

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  37. LOVELOVELOVE all your layouts! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. I like the "A Day in the Life" idea but I just snapped a photo of my son in my rear-view mirror and I'm thinking that I'll do a layout about our drive home from daycare and how we talk about how our days went.

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  39. Love your pages Keshet - you and your hubby looks so happy :)

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  40. I have two teenagers now and in the age of technology and our way of communicating....I'd like to document some of the texts messages they send to me: the good, the bad and the ugly ones :) I just have no idea how to capture the texts short of retyping them in Word....ideas anyone?

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  41. I do want to remember the everyday moments. They evaporate in my memory if I don't hang on to them.

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  42. My 6 year old daughter likes to make up her own jokes. I've been writing them down and I want to scrap them all.

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  43. Love these glimpses of everyday life you have captured. One of the everyday things I should make a page about -- my sons' favorite stuffed pals.

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  44. I love the idea of this book. I'd like to scrap about how hard it is to work from home! I get so distracted!

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  45. Love your layouts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. wowo, your simple clean LOs are so amazing! thanks for a chance to win the book :)

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  47. I love scrapbooking the everyday stuff and your layouts are fab girlie.

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  48. Nice layouts. I need to scrapbook more routine, daily events of our life. I hope I win a copy of the ebook, so I can get some fun ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  49. love u'r LOs. I would love to scrap about my exercise routine using my Wii.
    TY for a chance to win :)

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  50. Love your layouts !! Would lvoe to scrap everyday cyclic chores like laundry,cooking and cleaning ! Would lvoe to win a copy of this book !!

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  51. I would love to scrap the kids bedtime routines. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. Love all your LOs, Keshet!
    I have been meaning to scrapbook 41 things I love in my 41st year. Not sure which blog gave me the idea but I don't scrapbook my everyday moments near enough- I'm too busy scrapbooking everything else :P

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  53. Loved these Lo's. Last year I scrapped nearly every flower that appeared in my garden, There was a new one everyday.

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  54. I hope the e-book is an inspiring as your layouts! I'm also one without kids currently, so I love the ideas for everyday moments with your husband and added quite a few to my notebook.

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  55. Gorgeous pages you talented lady!! :)

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  56. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. I WILL CHOOSE A WINNER TONIGHT. Have a great Wednesday!

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