June 2014 "Explore your heart" Free Digital Calendar

Have you seen our latest DIY contributor post over on theprettyblog? We have a little freebie in store for all of our Ellieshoe and prettyblog readers.

We are heading fast and furiously towards the middle of the 2014 year already. I've been thinking that time these days seems to be flying past quicker than I can remember and all the small moments we have in each day added together are precious. 

Why not for the month of June let go of some of your fears, search and explore your heart and embrace the dreams you have for yourself and for your life. Take a few risks and walk outside of your comfort zone and who know's what might change for you by doing something a little different. 

We hope that this June Digital Wallpaper Calendar will inspire you and help you each day to "Explore Your Heart".

Download it for FREE by visiting our Elephantshoe Shoppe, simply add the wallpaper to your shopping bag, and follow the steps till you reach your checkout page. Enter the discount code EXPLORE YOUR HEART in the space provided. Next download your calendar at no charge and make it your June screensaver.

Remember to be yourself but always follow your dreams.

Beautiful photos in our post by our friends Blackframe Photography.

Love Sam 

from the "Elephant factory"

"Win an Engagement shoot competition" and . . . the winners are

AND . . . THE WINNERS ARE . . . "in the Forest, Hide & Seek"- the wolf and red ridding hood. Congratulations Natasha and Chris. Your concept was chosen for it's originality by all of our judges. Can't wait to design and style this shoot along with Blackframe Photography & Design Studio.

Thank you to all the super cool couples that entered our competition. I hope that we may still work together in the future.


*the reference images used in this post are from pintrest and streetartutopia.


WIN!!! An Engagement shoot Styled by Elephantshoe

We are soooooooooo excited over here at Elephantshoe Stationery Studio!!! This is the first year that we will have our very own stand at The Wedding Expo from the 31st of March to the 1st of April at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate Johannesburg.

Last year we were apart of the design process for the stand of our friends over at Blackframe photography and together we ran a super cool competition at the expo for all the newly engaged couples. The competition was such a hit that we have decided to offer it again this year. And . . . here it is

WIN! An Engagement shoot styled by Elephantshoe Stationery Studio, photographed by Blackframe Photography. Simply visit our stand K29 at this years Wedding Expo, The Coca-Cola Dome on the 31st of March 2012 or the 1st of April 2012 , purchase any one of our products on display, enter your shoot concept, like us on facebook and you will be entered into the competition. 

The couple with the best concept for their engagement shoot will be chosen by Elephantshoe and Blackframe photography on the 16th of April 2012 and notified via e-mail. The winner will be announced on both our blog’s and Facebook pages. 

Check out the shoot that we put together for last years winners, Lauren and Royston. Their concept was La Dolce Vita. 

This year the winners will also receive, one photo that the couple can use as their save the date, one A3 canvas print (excludes mounting or framing), one A4, two A5 and Four A6 high gloss or matte photo prints.



This competition is open to South African residents only. Elephantshoe reserves the right to select the winning entries at its sole discretion and their decisions are final. The shoot will take place in Gauteng, South Africa. Date to be arranged between both Elephantshoe and the winner. The winners are expected to provide the basic clothing requirements according to the shoot style. Elephantshoe will provide various props and stationery to enhance the look and feel of the shoot. Included in the prize is one photo that the couple can use as their save the date, one A3 canvas print (excludes mounting or framing), one A4, two A5 and Four A6 high gloss or matte photo prints. The prize excludes the following: Travel costs, Hair and Make-up. The winner agrees to competition entry information & the shoot images being displayed on both the Elephantshoe and the Blackframe blog.