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Stamping Month Winners!

Hi everyone!

We're so excited about the GREAT response we've seen so far to our Stamping Secrets eBook and four included videos. We've heard nothing but fabulous reviews from our readers, and we had SO much fun working with the seven talented contributors.


If you'd like to visit their blogs and just tell them how awesome they are (and keep an eye on their future inspiring work), here's a list!

Nichol Magouirk

Ashley Cannon Newell

Lea Lawson

Nancy Burke

Robyn Werlich

Shari Carroll

Shemaine Smith 




The winners of Monday's amazing stamp giveaway are:

commenter 135 is Jessica S. (Jessica Shelton), who wins all 7 stamp sets from Stamping Secrets!
commenter 222 is "Tokyokie" (Kathy Harrison), who wins the February SMAK kit from Unity Stamps!



The winner of Tuesday's $100 gift certificate to is:

commenter 93 is melt003, who wins $100 to spend at!



And the five winners of yesterday's eBook giveaway are:

commenter 91 is nancylee_c
commenter 97 is tracykaufmann
commenter 98 is sebjusa
commenter 27 is belmont1
commenter 80 is sbmom2


All winners have been emailed for mailing/contact information. If you're a winner and didn't receive an email, let us know by sending an email to


Congrats and thanks everyone for your comments!


Oh, and one more thing! We had the expiration date on that ScrapbooksPlus coupon code incorrect. You can actually save 50% off of anything in the stamps and inks category (with code ELLAFEB50) through MARCH 7th! And you get FREE SHIPPING with the code, too. Thanks to ScrapbooksPlus for helping sponsor Stamping Month!

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NEW eBook: Stamping Secrets (and another giveaway)

It's the moment we've been waiting for all month long. We've been talking about it, alluding to it, writing eZine articles and blog posts about it. Heck, we devoted the entire month to it.


And now, finally,  Stamping Secrets, the long-awaited eBook, is officially here! And today only (Leap Day) it's 29% off.



Yep! For just $7.80, you get 28 packed pages of stamping secrets, tips, tricks, and tutorials plus access to 20 MINUTES of video instruction from Nichol Magouirk and Ashley Cannon Newell included with your purchase! Here's a 62-second preview of the videos:


Stamping Secrets Video Tutorials from Ella Publishing Co. on Vimeo.


Great deal, right? Tomorrow, this eBook goes back to it's introductory price of $8.79 (which is 20% off the regular price of $10.99) until March 7.

Price:  $10.99
Only $7.80 on Leap Day only!

Peek inside before you buy!



Last Day to Save

As we bid adieu to Stamping Month, we also bid adieu to special sale prices on these great eBooks:

Stamping Secrets
Price:  $10.99
Only $8.79 (through 3/7)

Eight is Enough
Price:  $5.99
Only $4.99 in February

Ella's Essential Guide to
Scrapbooking Boys

Price:  $5.99  
Only $4.99 in February

Ella's Essential Guide to
Scrapbooking Girls

Price:  $5.99  
Only $4.99 in February

A Year in the Life
Price:  $6.99  
Only $5.99 in February

From Paper to Digi
Price:  $9.99  
Only $7.99 in February


Today's Giveaway

To celebrate today's eBook release, we're giving away 5 free copies of Stamping Secrets! Just leave a comment on this post, and we'll draw 5 random winners today and announce the winners March 1st. (If you win and have already purchased this eBook, we'll refund your purchase price.)

And don't forget there's still time to enter our $150 stamp giveaway (which includes all seven stamp sets featured in this eBook) AND our $100 gift certificate giveaway to!

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Giveaway: Seven Stamp Sets to ONE Winner!

Well, folks, Stamping Month is going out with a bang this week!



The next three days are packed with exciting giveaways, articles, sales, and...(drumroll please)...the release this Wednesday of our NEWEST eBook, Stamping Secrets: 7 sensational stamp sets used 21 ways, which includes four exclusive how-to videos from Nichol Magouirk and Ashley Cannon Newell! The eBook also features the work of Lea Lawson, Nancy Burke, Robyn Werlich, Shari Carroll, and Shemaine Smith.



It is truly amazing. I was so inspired by this eBook that the last three layouts and seven cards I've created have ALL featured stamps. I'm officially hooked.


And to get you excited for the upcoming eBook (just THREE more days!), today we're giving away all seven stamp sets featured in the eBook to one lucky winner, drawn randomly. And they are:

Ordinary Days by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday (value of $14.99)
Delicate Doilies by Stampin’ Up! (value of $24.39)


Table Service by Papertrey Ink (value of $24)
Flower Star Wreath by BasicGrey and Hero Arts (value of $14.99)


Many Thanks by Lawn Fawn (value of $15)
Untitled Hearts by Hero Arts (value of $12)

January SMAK Kit by Unity Stamp (value of $45)



ONE lucky winner today (randomly drawn from the comments) will take home $150 worth of stamps, pictured above! All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which of the pictured stamp sets is your favorite.


ONE additional lucky winner randomly drawn from the comments will receive the February SMAK Kit by Unity Stamp (value of $45). We'll ship free to winners with U.S. addresses. International winners will pay shipping. Deadline for comments is Wednesday, February 29. Winners announced March 1.


And, if you please, we'd love for you to like us on Facebook. (Liking us on Facebook will not earn additional entries into this contest, but it will earn you our undying devotion—and the exclusive news, deals, and giveaways we offer to our Facebook fans! One in particular is coming on Tuesday...)


p.s. Have you heard about this?

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Valentine's Giveaway!

Click image for larger view!


Many thanks to our friends at ADORNit for offering this Happy Hearts giveaway—just in time for Valentine's Day!


They're just showing their love for scrapbookers everywhere, and what's not to love?


One random commenter will receive the Happy Hearts Papercrafting Collection and Happy Hearts Fabric Fat Quarter Stack.


Here are a few projects made with these gorgeous products:


Are you dying to have a "heart attack" just like this in your home?


Leave a comment sharing anything you love (or don't love :) about Valentine's Day, and we'll pick a random winner Friday, February 10! (We'll ship the prize for free in the continental U.S.; international shipping charges may apply.)


For extra entries, visit ADORNit's blog and leave a comment or "like" their Facebook page, then come back here and leave an extra comment for each thing you did. (Honor system.)


Upate 02/12/12: And the winner is comment #15 kimpe. Congrats!

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2012 Planner Giveaway!

Yeah, January is half over, but that doesn't mean there isn't still time to get organized with an AWESOME 2012 customizable photo planner! 



You can win one of FOUR planners I'm giving away on my personal blog,


Here's my customized cover for 2012:



And there are lots more pics where that came from. Click here to enter to win!


We got the chance to share a fabulous giveaway and jumped on it. Big Picture Classes is celebrating their fourth year of the 4 experts classes and kicking it off is Stacy Julian. She has prepared an amazing experinece that will focus on storytelling, creative process, colors, products, just about everything relevant to scrapbooking. We have ONE spot to giveaway.

Learn more HERE and Stacy has posted a Q&A on her blog.

Leave a comment sharing one of your 2012 goals to be entered to win. Giveaway closes at midnight today Jan 4 at PST. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and contacted asap.

Randomly selected winner is

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Card Making Blog Hop and Giveaways

The Ella Friends have put together an exciting blog hop TODAY featuring handmade cards inspired by our eBook, 31 Thank You Cards: Express yourself beautifull with 138 tips, tricks, and tutorials.


Visit each of the blogs below, where you'll find a coupon code that will save you $2 off your purchase of 31 Thank You Cards, and find several chances to win a FREE copy of this fabulous eBook for yourself. Visit one and all for more chances to win!

Here's a sneak peek of just one of the cards, a simple and stylish Christmas card by ONE of the ladies listed above. The FIRST person who leaves a comment below that includes the correct designer's name and blog title will win a free copy of 31 Thank You Cards (just in time for it to help you with your holiday card-making).
Now I KNOW you're just dying to see the rest of them. Get hopping!
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Answer our Ella Friend call!

It's our annual Ella Friends call! See if you'd like to be a part of our 2012 team. (And meet our amazing 2011 team here.)

What We're Looking For

Passionate scrapbookers who are active online, whether via blogs, online scrapbooking galleries, Facebook, Twitter, manufacturer design teams, and more.

  • Paper, hybrid, and digital scrapbookers. All creative types are welcome to apply!
  • Scrapbookers who offer a wide variety of styles, from simple to artsy
  • Scrapbookers from all over the world and from all walks of life

NOTE: Previous design-team experience not expected or required! We're looking to work with current influencers AND fresh new faces in the industry. This is not a popularity contest! And while we had nine Ella Friends last year, we are not limited to any specific number. We may choose eight, we may choose a dozen!

What You'll Do
Be Ella's online ambassadors, helping us spread the Ella news via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, scrapbooking forums and galleries, and more!

  • Share ideas, insights, and anything else you'd like to share to help Ella grow and evolve.
  • Write articles, blog posts, and possibly even eBooks.
  • Support and participate in design challenges and product showcases on the Ella blog.
  • Offer feedback and guidance about Ella's upcoming editorial plans.

What You'll Get

  • Free advance copies of all new Ella eBooks.
  • Occasional product packs from our sponsor manufacturers.
  • A profile on, with links back to your blog.
  • Opportunities to guest blog, write articles, and possibly even eBooks.
  • Opportunities to design pages and projects for articles, eBooks, blog posts, design challenges, and more.
  • Occasional "happy mail" from Angie and Wendy.

How to Enter
Send an email to with "Ella Friend Call" in the subject line by Wednesday, November 30. In that email, attach pictures of four layouts or projects that you feel illustrate your scrapbooking or paper-crafting style. And in the body of the email, please answer the following nine questions:

1. Why do you want to be an Ella Friend?
2. Why do you scrapbook and/or what are your scrapbooking goals?
3. What are your top three sources of scrapbooking inspiration? (Apart from Ella, of course!)
4. Where and how are you active online?
5. How many people are you able to reach with your online efforts? (Share number of Facebook or Twitter followers and/or blog traffic numbers.)
6. What design teams are you on now or in the past?
7. How would you describe your scrapbooking style or philosophy?
8. Where are you from?
9. Give Ella one sincere compliment (insincere compliments are also welcome):


The new team will be announced on or around January 1, 2012.

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Ten Tips for stamping and cardmaking: Part 2

Hello, this is Danielle Flanders here with my second guest blog post! I’m so excited to be a part of Card Month here at Ella Publishing, as card making is one of my favorite hobbies. Today I am sharing the second part of my “top 10 favorite stamping techniques."  (see the first five here)

6. Stamp a background.

It’s quick and easy to create a simple card by repeating a sentiment or another shape in the background.


7. Stamp a quick border.

I’ve used a leaf stamp here to create a neat border on the bottom of my card.


8. Stamp and then dry emboss over the top.

Such depth is created when stamping and then running it through an embossing machine with an embossing folder, such as the swirls on this card.


9. Mist over punched shapes, then add stamping over the top.

On this card, I punched some hearts out, placed them on my card, then misted over them with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I removed the hearts and let the card dry. Then I added a sentiment over the top.

10. Use stamps in a unique way, other than what they were intended for.

Here I’ve used a border stamp as journaling lines.

Such depth is created when stamping and then running it through an embossing machine with an embossing folder, such as the swirls on this card.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas! For more card ideas please visit my blog: Homespun With Heart.




My favorite stamp company, Papertrey Ink, has offered to give away one of my favorite stamp sets and coordinating dies, the Tiny Tags. Please leave a message on the first blog post here to be entered to win!

Hi Ella friends!!

My name is Lisa J. and I help host the Facebook page and blog for MyMemories Suite digital scrapbooking software! I am *SUPER* excited to have been invited to introduce our software to you AND share a GREAT giveaway with you during Ella's *Digital Scrapbooking Month*! If you have been even thinking of diving into the digital pool - this is the post for you!

I know many of you are traditional paper scrappers, but I want you to know that digital scrapbooking software can give you great flexibility and offer you some fabulous new ways to share your hard work and beautiful pages with more friends and family than ever before! If you've thought about adding a digital program to your scrapping toolbox but were afraid to take the plunge, because you thought it would be too hard to learn, to expensive to do or to steep a learning curve to master - then I have GREAT news for you!

With MyMemories Suite digital scrapbooking software, you get a great software program that is EASY to use and FUN to learn! If you can:

  • upload a photo from your camera
  • scan an old photo to your computer
  • and send an email

- you WILL be able to do this! You can take your old (and new) photos from "shoebox to showcase" in no time flat! Because MyMemories Suite is available in a downloadable version you can get started right away! And at MMS, we have a super busy (and FUN) Facebook page and great blog and forum if you ever get stuck along the way! There is literally almost always someone there that is happy to help - or point you to one of the many video and PDF tutorials that we have online to help you along the way!

And to get ONE LUCKY WINNER started, we are giving away a free copy of MyMemories Suite V2!The software is downloadable and your purchase (or prize) will stay active in your account at MMS in case you ever need to download to a new computer (or redownload in case of computer problems). Your software comes with over 1300 included digital papers and 1500 digital embellishments and a wonderful collection of Designer Templates that you can use to tell YOUR family's story YOUR way! Digital Scrapping has never been easier! Use "drag and drop" technology to easily add photos and elements to your pages, or use the FAST FILL feature to add all your photos at once! You can also shop in the Design Shop to add tons of great Designer Template pages or new digital kits and papers to your software as you need them. You can also use ANY other digital content you already own in your MMS software for unlimited creativity in your projects!

So, just post a comment and tell me WHY you want to "GO DIGITAL" and one lucky winner will be selected to win! For additional chances to win, visit our MMS Facebook page, and LIKE us, Tweet about this post, (here's a shortened link to copy and paste to your Twitter page: and leave an additional comment for each!

If you are NOT selected as a winner this time, but still want to give MyMemories Suite a try - here's a great deal for you! Use the code below in the PROMO code box at check out to save $10.00 on the already low price of the software AND get a $10.00 coupon to pick up some extra digital goodies in the Design Shop

You can also check out a fun little collection of FREEBIES in the Design Shop - they are a nice addition to your digital collection!


So, check it out! If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to zip me an email at!
... and don't forget to make a memory today!

Click here to see a list of all the digi deals, articles, and more happening this month!

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