An ELLA of a book + give-away…

Got girls? This handy-dandy guidebook is here to help you make sure you capture all the essentials of who they are—the facets of their lives and personalities that matter most—in between all the holiday and event photos that describe what they do.

We invited five moms of girls (and only girls) to brainstorm a list of 20 essential “girly” topics and create stunning layout examples for each. They offered up their best ideas for making their girls’ layouts meaningful, authentic, and unique. And with 13 daughters, ranging in age from 3 to 16, these women know a thing or two about buttons and butterflies, princess costumes and prom dresses. Let’s get girly!

p.s. Ella has an Essential Guide for Scrapbooking Boys, too! Watch for it in September 2010.

Have you guessed what mom of two ballerina, pink loving, glitter obsessed girls got asked to contribute? If you guessed ME, then you’d be right! I am a contributor in this book devoted to all things girls. Girls rule! (At least here in my world!)

I have TWO copies to give away to two of my fabulous blog readers. Would you like a chance at it? Leave a comment here!

128 thoughts on “An ELLA of a book + give-away…”

  1. Put me in the all girl category. Can’t wait to get a copy. I have two daughters 21 and 28 and I have two granddaughters 1 yr and 1 mo. I LOVE scrapping all my girls. We throw a Papa and Dad page in there now and again.

    thanks – Julie

  2. LOVE this!!! As a mommy of 2 girls, it looks like a definite must have for me. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!
    – April W

  3. Oh my goodness! I have two darling granddaughters and am a MOM to one(not so young any more!) girl. I love to scrap pink, purple, hearts, flowers, lace, and ruffles. Our granddaughters are feminine but equestriennes so pink cowgirl hats and pink boots RULE.

    I’d LOVE to win this Fabulous gift, May…

  4. Oh oh!! I’m a glitter lovin’, baby doll carrying, drama queen already mom of a little girl:) What a great idea book!
    I actually told my DH that we will be having all girls so he better get on board with it since that is his department;) ha!

  5. I have the cutest little niece that I love scrapbooking about! Would love to win this e-book so I can learn how to make my pages extra- girly and super-cute!

  6. love the baby girls, although mine is 32 now, lol. thankfully she has given me a granddaughter. thanks for the chance. debbie

  7. As a recent mum of one little princess I’d love to get this book. what a great idea!
    I’ve gone from someone who’s not a fan of pink to loving all things pink & girly (for my daughter… not me lol)

    thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  8. Scrapbooking girl pages – oh yeah! Two daughters and two granddaughters. I have LOTS of pink.

  9. I love scrapbooking about my girls {I have 3!} From the sounds of delight coming from our backyard, it sounds like they might be creating some scrapbookable memories right now – I’d better grab my camera and go!

  10. Woohoo congrats on contributing to this book May!!! Even though I have a son, I’d still love this book – I have an Ella addiction!!

  11. I have two daughters. 4yrs old loves all things girly and red, and 1 year old who loves cars, shoes and hats 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win this book 🙂

  12. I love Ella’s publishing books! I’ve already two of them. So thanks for the chance on one more wonderful book!

  13. Ooh, this sounds great. I seem to make the same page over and over for my daughter, I need new ideas. I even discovered I have 2 pages scrapped with the same photos and title!

    ** Kate **

  14. Whoo Hoooo! I don’t have any girls, but I am going to be getting a daughter-in-law soon! 🙂 Does that count 😉
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and use PINK!! 🙂

  15. I can’t wait to have a copy of this book. As a mom of a daughter and a son I have a lot of girl and boy’photo’s ready to use. I love some ideas.
    (So the boy-guide will come in handy too)

  16. I have just a sweet niece that have the amazing photos that i love to scrap with! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  17. Well as the Mum of 2 boys I and not a pink lover myself, I have trouble doing justice to girly photos – I really struggle – this would be a most welcome book to have on the table.

  18. Hi May,

    Always enjoy your input and being a mother of a 4 year old girl myself, I will definitely benefit from this gorgeous book. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I’m a mom of two boys who always said they better give me granddaughters – and now I have two! SO loving all the girly layouts I can do now. And would love the book!

  20. For me it is only one daughter. I have so many photos of her that I’d love this! No doubt it will have wonderful ideas that I can use to scrap those many photos.

  21. I have a daughter and a granddaughter – love the glitz and glitter! I would be delighted to win the Girls Guide!

  22. Congratulations May ! Will definitely have to own a copy but would love to win a copy :o)

  23. Congratulations on being asked to participate! 🙂

    Ella’s books use to be so good and since I do have one ballerina and her younger skippety-sister at home this would be just great to win!

  24. Congrats on being asked to contribute I know you had tons of girly stuff to offer. Being a mom of 3 girls myself I know all about princesses, glitter and all those other girly things.

    Can’t wait to see what you contributed!!

  25. Congratulations! You know of course, that I’ll be waiting for the guide to boys, even though it’s likely to be bereft of a fabulous May Flaum creation 😉 Perhaps there’s a twin of you in some parallel universe who has sons instead?

  26. Oh my GOSH! I would love a chance to win this book. I have a 15 year old daughter and twin 3 year old girls. My entire family is girls. My parents had 4 daughters and between us there are 10 grandchildren 8 being you guessed it, GIRLS! I am creating scrapbooks for my sisters so this book would be GREAT!
    Thanks 🙂

  27. I have a 2 girls and would love a book all about girls. I enjoy reading your blog and gain so many great ideas from it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Yes, I would looove to win this! All girls in our family, none of us have been able to produce a boy since my grandma did. 🙂

  29. No daughters here, but I’ll be on the lookout for the boy book. Congrats on the book!

  30. This looks like such a fun book! As the mom of a very girly-girl, this would be great!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Sounds like another great ebook from Ella. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Sounds great. After using blue and brown for seven years with my boys, I have the hardest time using pink and purple for my daughter now! Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Oooh, looks great! So awesome that you got to contribute! I have a 3-year old sweet girl, and would love the girly book!

  34. Very cute! I have one of each, but having the boy first has made the more recent arrival of baby girl a whole new crafting world.

  35. With 2 daughters and 5 granddaughters I really could use this book! thanks for a chance to win.

  36. I would love this! I have a daughter – just turned 3 and I love all things ELLA! Thanks for the chance.

  37. I’m going to need this e-book as well as the one on boys, since I have one of each. I’ve so many, many pictures to scrap, I need all the girlie and boyish ideas I can come by.

  38. It’s my first visit to your blog and I followed you from BPS and so glad I did! With three adult daughters and four granddaughters this book would come in handy!

  39. I love scrapbooking for girls. The colors and embellishments always make me so happy!! I would love to win a copy!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. ELLA books seriously keep getting better and better 🙂 i cant wait for this new one!

    keeping my fingers crossed for the win 🙂

  41. I have a niece and would love more ideas for scrapping her…That sounds wrong, but you know what I mean.

  42. I have been wanting a copy of this the moment they made mention. I have 2 little princess’s and would benefit immensely from it. BTW, it’s my birthday today and this would be the perfect gift : )

  43. I would love to win this book. I have a 16 yo drama queen for whom I’d do anything. We are so close. I’ve always enclosed a note in her lunch bag especially on the first day of school. I put a note in her lunch today as she headed off for her first day of junior year. When I unpacked my lunch I found a note from her–I cried.

  44. Oooh!! I would LOVE to have a copy of this…might be just the thing I need to get me going again! Thanks for the chance!! 🙂

  45. Yea, Girls!! We are pink and pretty and sparkly! Also, saw you comment on Dear Author. Love those girls, too!

  46. I would love to win this book. I could use it to aid in scrapbooking my daughter and granddaughter but perhaps it would encourage my daughter to start scrapping her daughters photos. lol

  47. 1 daughter, 2 moms, 6 nieces and 8 sisters–the girls rule in my family! Would love this book to share with all!

  48. I don’t have daughters. In fact I don’t have children yet. But I am a girly girl and I would love more ideas on how to create layouts about that aspect of myself. Thanks for the chance to win May 🙂

  49. I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and I really need some girl ideas and help.

  50. This looks like such a cool ebook! It would be perfect for my little girly girl at home!

  51. oh, I LOVE Ella!

    I wish I had more girls – two of my three are boys, and while they are terrific and all, I DO wish I had more pink, glitter, and tutus in this house 😉 My oldest (the lone girl of the pack) does do her best to keep me in girly scrapbook heaven!

    This book is definitely on my wishlist!

  52. Sugar and spice and all things nice – that’s what little girls are made of !! LOVE it !

  53. Would love to have either (or preferably both!) the girl and boy version since I have 2 of each! Thanks!

  54. I am a grandma to six. The youngest two are 4-1/2 and 3 year old girls. The oldest one has straight hair and the youngest one has curyly hair. I just love looking at your layouts and seeing my granddaughters in them! They are girlie girls also. Thank you for all of your inspiration. I so enjoy following what your girls are doing and comparing them to my granddaughters. I really want a copy of this book.

  55. What a fantastic book idea! I’d love to get some girl inspiration for layouts for my girlie girl! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  56. Have granddaughters….Love the girly stuff! Great idea for a book and you are the perfect choice to contribute!

  57. I have been wanting to try an Ella’s ebook and this would be perfect for my sweet little granddaughter. She is just a year and a half with her whole girlhood ahead of her.

  58. oooh, looks like a fabby book, both me & 4 year old dd would enjoy looking at that for inspiration.
    thanks for the chance to win

  59. As a mom of one beautiful, four year old ballerina, kitten loving bundle of energy, I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance.

  60. I’ve got two teenage daughters and would love to have this book ~ thanks for the chance to win!

  61. mom of a 4 year old and a 14 year old girl here, oh how I would love this book! thanks May!

  62. Love this…not being a girly girl myself, having 3 girls has definitely brought more pink and GLITTER into my life! Love the sparkle we have around our house!

  63. wow, looks like a great book & would certainly help me scrap all those pics of my daughter I keep taking x

  64. Love it – have a 14 year old girl just entering high school – this is a must have book for fabulous ideas !

  65. What a great idea can’t wait to get a copy I have one daughter who is 9 and totally girl!!!

  66. I love the premise behind this book, with a 10 month old GIRL I love capturing her joy! I think I am so luck to have my girl…she’s crying now, this lucky mama’s got to go!

  67. My daughter swings between all things girly, and sporty. I could use this book to spark my creativity. PS – I agree with you about creating. If I stop creating for a time it’s very hard for me to get my creative wheel rolling again.

  68. Ooh, I’d love this! I have 2 daughters and 2 neices (and one on the way!!) and I have so much to journal & scrap about them!!

  69. I do not have daughters, so will anxiously be waiting for the boys edition. But, I do have a new baby neice and another neice. So, I do have girls to scrapbook on occasion. Thanks for a chance to win.

  70. I’m always looking for ways to scrapbook my 3 girls so I’m very happy to see this ebook from Ella. I have 1 son, so I’ll be watching for the boys version, too!

  71. Oh My Goodness who wouldnt love to win this, I am a grandma of a ballerina 🙂


  72. i don’t have girls but i have girlfriends, and girlfriends who have girls. i’d love to earn how to better scrapbook girls no matter how old the subject is!

  73. Oh May, I hope I am not to late to enter this giveaway. As a new mother of a baby girl after 3 boys, I sure can benefit from this book and I recently bought Picture Perfect and lovedddd the quality and the information. Crossing my finger to win this book!

  74. I would LOVE to win this book!!! I haven’t scrapbooked “girls” in a while. Tomorrow, September 2nd is my daughter’s due date to have our first grandchild—and guess what it’s going to be–a GIRL!!
    I need to get back in the groove of scrapbooking girls again and I need new ideas. I’m sure the book is FABULOUS!!!!

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