Inspiration + Update + Sneak Peek + Giveaway!!

First, since the new year is almost here, I wanted to share this awesome project for 2009 that Sylvia is working on, called: 2009 – a Year on the Balcony!

She is planning on taking a few pictures each month of their balcony, changing through the seasons. She’ll also be tracking plants she planted and so on, kind of like a garden journal! How fun would this be to have to look back on? I love it how she used our calendar tags for the divider tabs, too! Great job!!

Website Update:
Well… I don’t know if I should cry or puke right now… it appears our web site domain name didn’t get renewed. Our website guys were supposed to be keeping track of it for us, but somehow it didn’t happen. Now, I am in the process of fighting to get it back, not fun! Our physical website remains unharmed and untouched, just our domain name was taken 🙁 I am so sad right now!! I’ll know more by 3:00 pm today so please keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer!!

Sneak peek:
Our newsletter with the sneak peek went out on Saturday night – but then when our website went down the photos in the newsletter wouldn’t load so everyone got a blank one 🙁 I am so sorry about this!! We usually give our newsletter subscribers first peak at the new items, but since it looks like it could be a couple of days, I thought I’d post the sneak peek here 🙂

Here are some of the new items that will be launching soon:

And, something I’m really, REALLY excited to share with you…

We are going to be doing stamps for 2009!! WOOHOO!! This is something I’ve wanted to do for quite awhile, but trying to find an USA manufacturer was a bit harder than I thought it would be! So, in November we found one and sent our designs off and they are fabulous! I hope you enjoy them as much as we are 🙂

The other new product is called “Cut Outs” – these are journaling tags that you will be able to cut out of the paper. This cuts costs on our end and so we are passing the savings on to you!

I can’t wait to share more photos with you! We were planning on launching all the new items on January 3rd, but that date is currently tentative since we are up in the air about the website. So, in the meantime we’ll do a giveaway!! Just leave a comment below or email us to be entered! The giveaway will be a surprise, but definitely something from the new items 🙂

Love you all!
XO, Elle


  1. Toni says

    I can’t wait to see all the goodies come 2009!! How exciting!!

  2. i’m SO EXCITED about the stamps, as my mother finally convinced me to join her in “stamp addiction” this year 🙂

    And hooray for those cute new designs!!! <3 love it!

  3. Kristine says

    OMG! I’m so excited about the stamps! Congratulations;)
    Hope I’m the lucky winner;)
    Hugs from Kristine, Norway

  4. Dorianne says

    those new lines look uber exciting, can’t wait!

  5. Kimberly says

    I love all of your products and am keeping you and your website in my prayers!

  6. Christa says

    wOW it looks like you have a lot of very awesome exciting things coming up!!!!!! how fun! Congrats!

  7. Bekka says

    Stamps?! Oh my! 🙂

  8. goshery says

    Hope all goes well with your website – everything is crossed for you!

    Can’t wait to see the new stamps!

    Happy New Year

  9. Augusti_73 says

    Stamps and cutouts?! What a great way to start the new year!!

  10. Oh so sorry about your website – my LSS where I work just got an account and we were wondering what was happening! You poor thing!!! Hope it gets fixed very soon! I am so excited about the new stuff!!!!

  11. Patti H says

    stamps!!!! oh my oh my i am so excited starting NOW….so sorry about the website….grrrr. 🙂 hope you had a great holiday even with all this crazy snow!

  12. Vanessa says

    oooooohhh! STAMPS!!!! so exciting!

  13. Love the stamp idea and cut outs! Great, can’t wait to see them!

  14. Melissa says

    I’m so excited about the stamps. Can’t wait!

  15. I just purchased a bunch of your stuff on Etsy…I think it is fantastic. I will be very excited to see your stamp line.

  16. sylv says

    Can’t wait to see the new stamps and cutouts!

  17. Daniela says

    I am really excited about the stamps!

  18. Teresa says

    Oh no – your domain name! I hope it goes well for you.
    Your new products look very exciting – congratulations.

  19. OMG!! Those stamps look just too cute!!! Would love to get some of those awesome new goodies! 😉

  20. Julie says

    Oh Man, that is awful about your domain name! I hope you get it resolved.
    I am psyched about stamps since this is a new passion of mine…can’t wait to see them!

  21. redmom says

    Oh wow Stamps, that is awesome!!! I love those cute little dear!!!

  22. Cass says

    Wow love the look of the stamps!
    Hope everything gets sorted out with the website soon for you. *hugs*

  23. ania says

    This looks fab! Only recently “discovered” your tags but am already hooked! 😀

  24. Mara-May* says

    Oh my!!! I am so excited about the new stuff! Stamps specially!!!

  25. shara says

    I can’t wait. Those stamps looks adorable.

  26. Awwwww… so sorry to hear about the domain!! That sucks!! But I am diggin’ the new stuff for ’09! Yeah!! Can’t wait! hang in there!!

  27. Can’t wait to see the stamps – loving the little reindeer stamp. Congrats.

  28. nichole says

    so great to see more and more products with your great design! keep ’em coming!

  29. Cynthia B. says

    ooh – the new products look great, esp. the stamps, how fun! Good luck on the domain name…that would stink if you have to switch stuff around. Thanks for the chance for a giveaway!

  30. What’s that? New products? Yipeeeee!! Oh you poor sweet. I hope the site problems get fixed real soon. happy New year Elle. I hope 2009 is a fabulous one for you and your family.


  31. Gayle says

    woo hoo! I actually got the newsletter in fine form! and am very excited for the new things in store!

  32. krista says

    always lovely products & ideas!!!

    thanks for the inspiration,

  33. TAMI says

    Excited to see all the new product! and STAMPS! very exciting! I hope your ‘domain’ issues are quickly resolved…..Happy New Year!

  34. I am in LOVE with the new products … the look fabulous!! Can’t wait to get m hands on them all. I hope everthing with the website works out.

  35. Dana N says

    I hate that you are having problems with the website! I can’t wait to see the new goodies. I have loved everything that I have gotten from you so I know they will be great. Hang in there!! I’ll be ready to shop when you get up and going…

  36. Emily B says

    Hope everything works out for you! Can’t wait to see the stamps.

  37. metrochic says

    wowzah! i am in awe of your success, elle. you are amazing and i can’t wait to see those cut outs! rad! happy christmas and good luck with the site! – heather

  38. I love the new products! And the balcony book is xcellent inspiration, too. Good luck with the website, but don’t fret too much – fretting zaps your energy. I should know.
    Happy New Year!

  39. 3QTGUYS says

    Oh how fun! The stamps will be so exciting! I can’t wait to see it all!

  40. theng says

    Can’t wait for the new stuff – especially the stamps!!

  41. charisse. says

    what a way to start the new year!
    the sneak peak of the goodies looks awesome 🙂

  42. Renee says

    Can’t wait to see the new stamps and the cut outs. Hope my LSS will have those lines pretty soon.

  43. cassi girl says

    Oh WOW these new products look AMAZING!!!
    Can’t wait to get some in real life – maybe I could be the lucky winner!!! lol

    Sandi 🙂

  44. april says

    Can’t wait for the new stamps to hit the stores! I simply love stamps. And I want your new cut-outs! Your products rock!

  45. Marolle says

    omg, cant wait for those stamps!!! so cute!

  46. stephanie says

    love the look of the new bits. so fun!!

  47. Drika says

    Cant wait to see the new things for 2009!!!


  48. Dianna says

    LOVE your new goodies*!*
    HATE that you’re having site issues~how frustrating for you :{
    (Hope it gets fixed soon so you can breathe easier!)

  49. Joy says

    I love your stuff and I’m so excited that you will have stamps!!!! Yay!!!

  50. TheresaK says

    Oh wow!!!! I am LOVING your new tags & cutouts!!!! Pretty colors too!

  51. Girl Land says

    would love to be entered, thanks! Such cute stuff!

  52. chefamily says

    I love your stuff! Can’t wait to see the new products!

  53. Kat says

    I am so excited to see your gorgeous new lines – the sneak peeks are are just stunning!!!

  54. Kim M says

    What a bummer about your website but I am loving those new stamps and cutouts, oh yeah!!

  55. Beadyjan says

    Oooh I love a surprise – please include me.

    Wishing everyone a Happy and Creative New Year.

  56. Jingle says

    I’m sorry about all the troubles! I can’t wait to see what you do as far as stamps go!

  57. Samantha says

    LOVE the sneak peeks! The new goodies look great! Happy New Year!

  58. PamS says

    I certainly hope that you get your “name” back. I love the new designs. Especially can’t wait to see the new stamps.

  59. Kimmie says

    oh my stamps…i cant wait to tell my good friend, shes going to be so excited!

    I love your products, thanks for the giveaway

  60. Heidi says

    Very cute new stuff.
    Heidi H.

  61. Renoa says

    Your new goodies looks soo adorable! Can’t wait to see the stamps too 😀 Fab giveaway!!

  62. Mandy says

    So excited to see all the new goodies! Stamps? Awesome!!Happy New Year!

  63. Carrie says

    Love the new things. Good luck in getting the name back. I can’t wait to see the stamps!

  64. Corey says

    good luck with all the web issues…that can’t be fun.

    love the peeks!!! can’t wait for the release! stamps!!!

  65. bbhome says

    Love those cute new designs!!!

  66. Steph says

    What exciting news about the new products! And I’m so sorry about the website – I have my fingers crossed and hope it all gets fixed! Don’t puke!

  67. Delia W says

    Can’t wait to see all the new things. And love the sneak peak stamps!

  68. LisaW says

    Loving the sneek peeks Elle! Can’t wait to see the full view as well as those stamps! Good luck with your internet prob..hope it all sorts itself soon.

  69. Hope you get the webbie back. Love the new products, and stamps!! *crosses fingers/toes/eyes/legs*

    Happy New Year!! *huggies*

  70. scrapinmo says

    I love to be surprised and I’m sure it will be a great surprise at that!

  71. NIKLIN says

    I’m really excited to all the new items. Your designs are amazing and the stamps are very cool. Best of luck with everything and even the problems everything always works out in the end. Have a happy new year!!!

  72. whoo hooo new stuff…gotta love new lines and great to see you breaking into the stamps

  73. Shahirah says

    Congratulations on the cut outs and STAMPS! oh, i heart STAMPS! how exciting, cant wait!

    Happy New Year!

  74. aneulore says

    what wonderful new items!
    waiting for them, and some stamps!!!

  75. snazzykc says

    So sorry you have to deal with the domain gods….Your stuff is too cute and you need all your time to create!!

  76. Wow, great new products! Can’t wait til we can see the whole things.

  77. FruMaansen says


    Love the thought of getting some Elles goodies!
    so…plz…choose ME!… 🙂

    Hugs from Stine in Denmark

  78. Bibi says

    I’m freakin’ out over here!! lOVEall the new goodies!!! Can’t wait!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  79. JulieP says

    I can’t wait to see the new stuff!!!

  80. Can’t wait to see the new stuff, and fingers crossed for the domain (I deal with tech issues daily at work/school) it can be a nightmare! Happy New Year!

  81. audrey says

    Can’t wait for the new stuff! I’m very intrigued about the stamps 😀 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  82. Kathy says

    Cute new products. Good luck with the domain renewal.

  83. Mindy says

    Oh my–I am drooling over the stamps!!! Yummy 🙂

  84. Woo hoo!!! Those stamps look so cute! Can’t wait to see what else you guys have in store for 2009. Happy New Year.

  85. Beth Perry says

    I love the look of the new tags! Killer cool! And congrats for the stamps!

  86. Erika M. says

    Oh my goodness – I can’t wait to see all the new goodies! Fabulous giveway….

  87. Wendy says

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  88. ConnieC says

    I can’t wait to see the stamps. Hope this is a great year for your business.

  89. dishlar says

    A Happy New Year!
    New line looks so cool!!!
    I’m looking forward to having them soon!

  90. Virginia says

    I would love to win! 🙂 I cannot wait to see the full reveal of your new stamp lines! I’m so excited!

  91. LBMann says

    Very cute items!! thanks for the opportunity.

  92. How exciting! Can I please have this surprise?

  93. Vivs says

    Awesome stamps! Its not tooo late to say Happy new year everyone!

  94. About Me. says

    I am having so much fun playing with your beautiful tags. My first of many orders arrived in December and I am finally getting the chance to play with them. Congrats on the stamps. I cannot wait to play with those and what is to come in 2009.
    Happy New Year! My fingers are crossed.
    Love and God bless,

  95. Figs says

    *hugs* hope your website woes are sorted soon. I know just how painful they can be!

  96. Debra says

    Oww!! Those cutouts are cute..:) Stamps too…dreaming ….

  97. GinnyRit says

    The new cutouts look awesome! Looking forward to the stamps 🙂

  98. mel says

    OMG these are delicious – I just found you through the a blog search and the are so sweet – will have to keep an eye out so I can purchase some before they get all snapped up 🙂 that’s if my name isn’t pulled out the hat first 😉

  99. Lynsey says

    I can’t wait to see the new stamps! I was just thinking this past weekend how awesome it would be if you had stamps or stickers. 🙂

  100. LindaS says

    I love your products and the sneak peek makes me want to se more.
    Hope you get your “name” back.

  101. kat says

    Hurray! I love surprises!=)


  102. Joli says

    I can’t wait to see all of your new products!! Hopefully the website will be taken care of soon.

  103. Fun new stuff! Best of luck with the website ordeal.

    Angie in Cincinnati

  104. Cass says

    Can’t wait to see the cool new stamps!!!! C x

  105. Carol F says

    Crossing my fingers!!!!


  106. jteem22 says

    Hope everything works out with the website!

  107. Tippo says

    New stuff Rocks!!!!

  108. Katja says

    stamps and new stuff…….fabulousness overload!!!!!! Good luck with the website stuff :o)

  109. Ally says

    I am loving the sneek peeks of the new products!! The cut-outs and the stamps look awesome!

  110. Dria says

    Fun stuff for 2009!!!

  111. Carolyn says

    Hope everything worked out with the website, can’t wait to see the new stamps!

  112. I love your products but haven’t been able to purchase any yet. Winning some would be even better! 🙂

  113. Charin says

    Oh, I hope everything works out on your domain name!
    I am soooo excited to see what cute stamps you come up with! 🙂

  114. Jenell says

    Elle – looking forward to the new products – sorry about the domain name – hope it works out for you.

    I’m very excited about seeing what you have in the way of stamps. Really love your products.


  115. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your stamps! Hope you get the domain name back too!

  116. Cate says

    I LOVE the stamps!! SO cute!! I’m going to have to get those for sure!!

    I hope everything with the website works out.

  117. Vivs says

    Wow loving that new tags!!

  118. iva yaneva says

    all of them look so beautiful! can’t wait 🙂

  119. bigsal says

    I can’t wait to see what 2009 has in store!! I’m new here and I absolutely love this blog so far!

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