July Guest Designer : Jen Gallacher

As our July Inspiration Gallery went live yesterday, you no doubt were able to see the amazing work of our newest seven member design team.  What?  You saw the work from eight highly creative ladies? 

Your eyes didn’t deceive you – there are eight!  Each month, we’ll bring a special Guest Designer on board to create alongside our talented design team.  A new face for our design team, but without a doubt the same inspiration you’ve come to expect from us.

Elle’s Studio is thrilled to welcome our July Guest Designer, Jen Gallacher.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jen in the past and am so happy to have her sharing her work with us.  She is one of the most amazingly kind people you could ever hope to meet in this industry.

Jen says, “I began working in the scrapbooking industry in 1998 designing for PaperKuts Magazine. From there I designed for a variety of companies including Making Memories, Li’l Davis Designs, and Little Yellow Bicycle. My true passion is writing and I began writing a monthly article for Scrapbook Trends magazine a few years ago. Since then I’ve moved on as the Creative Editor for both Create Magazine and Cricut Magazine and Idea Books and as the Contributing Editor for Scrapbook Trends Magazine. I also serve as one of the contributing writers for both the Northridge Publishing Create blog and Echo Park Paper’s blog. Besides writing, I enjoy designing for American Crafts and serving as a Garden Girl for Two Peas in a Bucket. In my free time (if there is such a thing), I like to ride my bike and read and spend time with my two children and husband.”

I asked Jen a few questions so you could learn a bit more about this amazing scrapbooker :

Name : Jen Gallacher
Location : Utah
Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started?
My Sister dragged me to a class in 1996 and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Where do you scrapbook? 
In my office, which is upstairs near all the bedrooms so I can somewhat hear and respond to any emergencies.
What do you listen to/watch while scrapbooking?
I love listening to the “Weekly Warehouse Walk” videos from Two Peas in a Bucket while I work. Weird. Right? But something about them soothes me and helps me create.
What are three products you can’t live without?
  1. buttons
  2. twine
  3. stamps
What are three facts about you that others might not now?
  1. I am afraid of flying.
  2. I play the piano and sometimes accompany the church singing when asked.
  3. I am completely addicted to Plain and Peanut M&M’s and I should probably consider buying stock in the company.
What are your three favorite ES products? 
  1. Come to Mama!: 2011 Monthly Pennants
  2. Numbers slay me: Mix & Match Vintage Number Tags – set of 31 – Turquoise
  3. Weak in the knees for these: Chic Date Tags – Brights
Thanks again to Jen for sharing her work with us this month!
Would you like a chance to win Jen’s favorite Elle’s Studio products?  We’d love to give them to you!  Simply visit the July Inspiration Gallery and let us know which of Jen’s projects you enjoyed most, found inspiring, etc.  We’ll select one commenter at random to receive Jen’s three favorite ES products.  Comment must be posted by 11:59p on Saturday, July 30, 2011.


  1. Amy Coose says

    It’s so nice to see Jen’s gorgeous work in your gallery! I love her thank you card. It’s just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. sophie says

    I think this month gallery is AMAZING!! all the designers are very inspiting! so nice to “meet” Jen!! her layouts are fab, my favorite is the first one!!thank you Elle! once again you made me dream and want to rush to my papers and tags!!

  3. Nathalie says

    The Gallery is wonderful and I love Jen’s Thank you for being in my life page. I just created a page with the same lovely color combo 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  4. papirdiva says

    I agree…. “Thank you for being in my life” is my favorite 🙂

  5. Jennifer says

    Love her Thank You card … super cute!

  6. Daniela says

    I love Jen’s work and so happy to see her working with ES products. I love her “Life” layout!

  7. Jenny says

    Beautiful gallery! My favorite is her first layout 🙂

  8. Oh mamamia!!!!! I super love the THANKYOU CARD!!!! it’s wonderful 😀 thanks for the chance of winning!!!! I love Elle’s studio very very much.

  9. April says

    I love Jen’s work! Her “Life” layout is my fav for sure…
    – April W

  10. beida-fish says

    I love Jen’s projects especially her life layout! I’m so inspired that I must make my own page!

  11. Rebecca says

    I love these! The colors she used are fantastic! My favorite is the Thank you for being in my life page! The whole gallery is just spectacular!

  12. Melanie says

    Both of her layouts and card are just amazing! I just love the Thank You For Being in My Life one!

  13. Angela says

    Stunning work! I love the vibrant colours on both the card and the layouts. Great inspiration here. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. laury55 says

    just love Jen’s LO “thank you for being in my life”…beautiful work and really inspiring

  15. Melissa says

    I love Jen’s work! My favorite is her first layout, “thank you for being in my life” – love! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Be(e) says

    That card is breathtaking!! Great work! Thanks for inspiring!!

  17. em says

    Jen is one of my favorite scrappers ever! 🙂 So fun to see her here! My favorite project of hers is the first one…so perfect!

  18. Rita says

    I love Jen’s work… LO life is my favorite… I want create a LO same it!

  19. connie says

    loved both LO’s but Thank you for being in my life was my favorite.

  20. Both layouts are just lovely. It’s a tie for me… Both just have elements that make them stand out. I love the stamping for the title and on the journaling area for the first layout.

    I love the banner that Jen put Life on the 2nd.

  21. I loved her Life layout… loved the top 5 favorites list and the banner. I also love that she did 8.5×11!

  22. I loved the life layout because of the banner used as the title… but all of her work is really great!!!!!

  23. Lydia says

    I have always been an admirer of Jen’s work,my favorite is the first layout with the great use of the 1 2 cards, it has such great form!!

  24. Nita K. says

    I always love Jen’s work, and I love the color combo on the Thank You card. Great gallery this month!

  25. Unknown says

    They are all so adorable. I especially like the Life LO. It is just perfect for boys!

  26. Geralyn says

    Jen’s gallery is beautiful, as is the rest of the DT! My favorite from Jen’s gallery is the thank you card 🙂

  27. Aga says

    such a wonderful gallery and I really liked Jen’s ‘life’ layout – such a fun mix of colors and love the way she created the banner for the title 🙂

  28. Lynn says

    great work! the first layout was my favorite! such a cute photo and use of Elle products.

  29. AllyW says

    I love Jen’s work!! So talented 🙂 Well of course i enjoyed everything she made, but i must say that i really loved the Thank You Card. Great color combo, cute flower and just oh so adorable!!

  30. Sara says

    Awesome gallery! I love everyone’s work! So fun to look at it all. My favorite of Jen’s was her first layout. It was a perfect composition. Everything worked together so nicely!

  31. Lisa C. says

    Wow – fantastic gallery! I always love Jen’s creations. Her Life layout is my favorite. I love the banner title and the favorites list. Thanks for the chance.

  32. {VICKI} says

    I agree with so many others
    the ‘life’ l/o is my fave

  33. Gina says

    I really like the Thank You for being Mine layout. Just right, not over the top with tons of extra’s.

  34. Jackie says

    thats a tough choice, but im gonna go with the thank you card! i love the bright colors 🙂

  35. Dawn says

    love the inspiration gallery! my fave lo of jens is the one titled “favorites”. love her use of ES tags! 🙂

  36. Christine says

    I love Jen’s “Thank you for being in my life” layout, especially the way she layered the pennant over a pin, what a super cute idea!

  37. Lilith says

    Love Jen’s work, really inspirational. LOVED the Thank you for being in my life layout.

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