Celebrate May with May! + giveaway

I love details and layers in my scrapbooking, and when I saw the new Handmade Layers collection I squealed with delight!! I do love my hand written journaling on my layouts, and these banners and journaling papers are just the thing for some springtime scrapbooking fun.

What I had the most fun with was using the journaling elements as my key pieces, and just adding bits of paper, stitching, and a few jewels and such to compliment the simple page. I often have so many random notes that I want to share about a photo or moment in time – and I really like the end result.

The details in the Handmade Layers collection really inspired me to punch bits of paper, add colorful stitching, and otherwise add detail and layers to my creation. Love it!

Speaking of wanting to share – I have a new class now open for registration that is all about scrapbooking + fun at Big Picture Classes. I’d love to give a seat away to one of you lovely blog readers here at Elle’s Studio – so just leave a comment to be entered to win! One winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 30th!

Happy crafting.

May Flaum is a lifelong crafter who has been working in the scrapbook industry for eight years. In addition to teaching classes across the USA and on-line she has worked with many top manufacturers, has been published numerous times, and has written articles for both ScrapbookUpdate.com and EllaPublishing.com. She can be found most days blogging at www.mayflaum.com when she is not back in her studio crafting up new fun goodies and


  1. scarthur says

    Lovely layout! I love how you used all of the banners. And thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!!

  2. carabecca says

    I love all the little bits + pieces here! I’d love to win a spot in the class.

  3. Alison Day says

    Gorgeous layout! I love all the layers! I would LOVE to win a spot in your class – thanks for the chance!

  4. Would LOVE to win a spot in this class!!! thank you for the opportunity to win!

  5. wow May love the bling on the machine stitching x will have to give this ago.

  6. TracyW says

    Love the layout, especially all the sewing, really nice – wish I had my sewing machine handy for my scrapping!

  7. Kathy says

    What a wonderful layout. I would love to be a winner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. jackie says

    Darn it I just enrolled in this class, I just seen May at Charleston Scrapbooking she is amazing and fun.

  9. Laura says

    I particularly like the letter stickers layered on the punched scalloped circles at the bottom — really pretty.

  10. Lisa says

    Love the look of this page! All the layers, and different elements…very cool! I know I’ll enjoy your upcoming class, and whether I win the spot, or not, I’ll be there 🙂

  11. Yara says

    Beautiful layout! Love the handmade layers! I will love to win a seat in your class! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. malwa says

    Beautiful layout! Love the pic’s. 🙂 And I’d love to win a place in “Celebrate May with May”!

  13. Jade says

    Wow! What a great prize! Please pick me!!!

  14. Love your layouts, May! The layers, the colors, the techniques…fabulous! Makes me want to sew more on my paper projects…

  15. Cheryl says

    I would love to win!!

  16. I love May’s classes, she is lots of fun and active with the class and very encouraging. A whole month of MAY?! In MAY?! How fun does that get?!!

  17. Love this layout! I’m a fan of Elle’s new layered tags! So cute!

  18. furrypig says

    the hand made layers look gorgeous! Are they going to be on sale in the UK I wonder??? Thanks for the chance of a place in class what a great prize xxx

  19. Keianna says

    I agree this collection is great. Love your layout as usual. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  20. MORMOR says

    This is a totally awesome layout! I love the wavy stitching with bling – too cool. I really like the little notes and think I could handle using my own handwriting in small doses like this.
    Please, please random picker, choose me to win a spot in Awesome May’s class.

  21. And U Jest says

    Wow to win a class would be great! Thanks for the chance… love the layout and the stiching… I really need to try that!

  22. Gramjak says

    Fabulous LO, May. The girls are so precious and the colors look awesome. Banners!! and super handwritten journaling.

    Would LOVE to win!!!

  23. Lisa says

    love it! what fun. love all the elements and so much to look at – great giveaway too!

  24. Lauren says

    Love the layout and would love a spot in the class!!!

  25. wonderful LO!!!!!

    and how cool, I’d love a spot in the class!!! Thanks for the chance!!

  26. Amanda says

    Hi there! Just started following your blog and I love it! I’d love to win that class, too. 😀

  27. Amanda says

    Hi there! I’m new to the blog and I just love it. Such great ideas! I’d love to take your class. Hope I win! 😀

  28. Marcal says

    I love May’s layouts, so detailed and beautiful. I would love to win a spot in her class!

  29. Renee says

    May, your creations are always so lovely. I would love to win a place in one of your classes. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  30. Donna says

    Those little girls are soooo cute! Thank you for the chance to win…

  31. Carol says

    Your LO is great , as usual. Thanks for the chance to win a spot is your class.

  32. Becky says

    Loving the layout!Hope I can win a spot in the class…
    Hugs from South Carolina-

  33. The star of all your layouts are those girls!

  34. BunnyFreak says

    I love May and her classes. I would love to win.

  35. Mel says

    Love this page, May! I’m going to try to scraplift it soon! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve taken several classes from you, and they’ve been great inspiration.

  36. M says

    Great layout those layers are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a seat in your class.

  37. Charity says

    Beautiful layout. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway.

  38. Adriana says

    I would love to win a seat in the class! Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Karen S. says

    Great layout! I’d love to win a spot in May’s class.

  40. I just started art journaling and would love! to be in this class and learn how to use all the cool stuff that’s available!

  41. Melissa says

    How pretty! Love the layouts!

  42. Donna says

    Celebrate May with May — thank you for the giveaway!

  43. Nitasha says

    so pretty! And, yes, I would love to win a seat in the class!

  44. Deb says

    Awesome layout, but they always are! Thanks for a chance to win, but if I don’t win I’ll be joining the class anyway.

  45. RxDrMom says

    Great layout. I love this collection too. And I love May-would love to win a spot in this class…thanks for the chance!

  46. Mernin says

    love to win! I loved the last last I took with you…

  47. mnms says

    Ooooh. Great layout and I just got a package of these in the mail today from Elle’s Studio. Would love to win a spot in your class–loved Scrap Camp last summer!

  48. Marianne says

    Love May AND Love what she did with the handmade layers! So cool!

  49. Sandy says

    Like your style lady 🙂 I so enjoyed meeting you at Charleston Scrapbooking. I already got me some more FabRips to play with…gonna also experiment with some artist tape and see what happens. I just love looking at things in a different way. Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Jessica says

    Would love to win this!!! Thanks so much! Love the journaling on the different blocks.

  51. Olivia says

    Beautiful layout! Love all the details. Saw & read so much about this class, would be delighted to win a place, thanks for the chance 🙂

  52. Jen says

    Cute LO! Love Elle’s studio stuff! Great giveaway, since May’s classes are SO great! Thanks for the chance!

  53. beida-fish says

    I love your layout May! Your classes are the best! I can’t wait to take it!

  54. Jessica says

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  55. Jessica says

    Beautiful layout, as always! Would love to win a spot… thanks for the chance!

  56. Ruth says

    i just got here from your blog, what gorgeous handmade accents!

  57. Olivia says

    Fabulous! May never lets us down with her detailed beauties!

  58. rose says

    just wanted to say i love the stitching with bling details. and thanks for the tip to use multiple journal cards…what a great idea!

  59. grandmaq says

    The page is just all around fun!

  60. Rita says

    great lo.. and thanks for the chance!

  61. ruth says

    I’d love to win!!

  62. Melissa says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class!

  63. beccaf1970 says

    Wonderful layout! I love the banners. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

  64. April says

    How fun!! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
    – April W

  65. Kim says

    I’d love to win a spot in May with May! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Rosalie says

    Would love to win a class with May.

  67. CraftCrave says

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  68. Shirley says

    Nice layout! I need to get my hands on some of the new tags!

  69. Brittney says

    Such a cute little layout – and what an AMAZING prize!!

  70. marla says

    Awesome layout and I would so love to get a chance to take this fun class from May who is a very great and talented scrapbooker.

  71. Gab says

    Great LO – and thanks for the chance to win!!

  72. Kate says

    Lovely page May!

    ** Kate **

  73. Roxane says

    I love your layout! I would love to win a spot in your class!

  74. I have already signed up for your upcoming class, but I would love to win. Thanks.

  75. Love your page, and those pink alphas are the cutest!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  76. Amber L. says

    I love your layout. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class 🙂

  77. Connie says

    Darling layout! Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in class!

  78. Ann Jobes says

    What a lovely page – I love all the pops of colour you achieved through the gem placement. I love Big Picture Classes and winning a spot in your class would be a delight!

  79. Such a cute layout! I would love to take one of your classes! Thanks for the chance.

  80. I love the design and layout! I’d love a chance to win! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

  81. Ellie A. says

    OH what a sweet layout ! I’d love a seat in your upcoming class. Thanks for the chance.

  82. lovely page! i would love to win a spot in one of your classes! 🙂 thanks for the chance! 🙂

  83. Gorgeous layout! I love your style! Thanks for the giveaway. My birthday is in May, too! I’d love to win a spot in your class.

  84. justasiam says

    How fund to see what you did with your great layout. And, thanks for the opportunity to win a seat in the upcoming class!

  85. Gail B. says

    The layout is great, and I’d love to have a place in the class.

  86. KathleenB says

    Love all those banners and would love a spot in the class!

  87. Lesli says

    Pick me please! Thanks for the chance!

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

  88. lisa says

    I always love everything that you do! Your blog entries come into my smart phone and make me smile a little. Thanks for being an inspiration. A spot in your class? Uh YEAH! Good luck everyone!

  89. Lanie says

    Just wanted to drop in and say I would love the chance to “sit in” on a class!

  90. Gina says

    I would love to win this class, it sounds like fun.

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