a little more kit love...

just wanted to share some layouts i made last night with this month's *zingboom* kit.

tonight I will be chatting it up at a million memories at 7pm (central). Come ask me some questions if you are in the mood... they are always a good time!

10. Bernard Pivot questions....

Here is the last question for my Q&A…. apologies all around for taking a few months to finish this up!
erin said...
Hi Elsie, 

Because I've always wanted to do a mini album or circle journal with these questions, I would love for you to answer the Bernard Pivot questions that are always at the end of the interviews on Inside the Actor's Studio. Here goes:

1. What is your favorite word?

2. What is your least favorite word?

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

4. What turns you off?

5. What is your favorite curse word?

6. What sound or noise do you love?

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

9. What profession would you not like to do?

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Good luck choosing from all of these posts! You and your blog are clearly well loved!
9:52 AM

1. What is your favorite word?

2. What is your least favorite word?

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
creatively/ music, Art Walk, journaling.

spiritually/ hearing kids pray, honesty, generosity.

emotionally/ long talks, good hugs, feeling safe.

4. What turns you off?
drama, closed minds, pride, expectations.

5. What is your favorite curse word?
(my grandma reads this) ha.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
my cell phone when I am sleeping. ha!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

9. What profession would you not like to do?
lots of things…. ;)

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Your dog can come in too.” (ha!)


thanks, erin! send me your addy and I will get you some goodies this week! :) yay!

this photo is my friends Amy and Adam... had some good times with them when they were in town this past weekend... :) Miss them!

Happy monday! Els

#9. "brain candy"

Can you believe it.... I am FINALLY going to finish my Q&A! :) 2 more to go... here is the first...


jewels said...
Sweet! Hi Elsie! Ok, I've got a question for you...

What is your favorite *brain candy*? 

We all have favorite things we do and read and watch to inspire us, make ourselves smarter, more creative, etc. But sometimes we like to do stuff just because it's fun! (for example- I love sci-fi/ fantasy fiction! It's what I call my "dessert reading".)
11:18 AM

Hi girl! This is a fun question. I like to have a few fun things going on all the time… that does really help me be more creative and enjoy the process. My main guilty pleasure is music…. If I am really stressed with a deadline I pretty much always buy some itunes, so that is fun. Music is a great way to influence moods and creative direction…
Some recent stuff that I am loving is…
Of Montreal
Imogen Heap
Death Cab
And **this song** (don’t make fun!)

The other thing that really helps me chill out and enjoy my “work” is having another hobby. I know… it sounds like it would add stress, but I love it. It gives me another creative outlet so I can get my mind off certain projects for a bit each day and that helps me stay fresh. Right now, I am really into photography… just trying to learn some new stuff and experiment with ideas. On flickr, I joined the 365 group (taking one self portrait each day for a YEAR!) and it has been a fun little daily challenge for me. I enjoy.) You can join anytime, if you are interested!You can see my stuff so far, here.

So, yep… that is what I do for creative fun. Thanks for your question. E-mail me with your addy and I will get you some goodies!


And the winner is......

Anonymous said...
Hey Elsie! I love the art journal idea and have wanted to do one for a long time, so sign me up...would love one of your kits!

~Erin H. Canton, NY

5:13 PM

:) congrats girl! Send me your addy! :) E

lots and lots...

hi! time to play catch up....

This week I have a challenge up on the KI Blog... if you like a little challenge, I hope you can play along!

Tonight at 8:00 (central time) I will be chatting it up HERE. If you want to ask me (just about) anything and everything, come play! I love a good chat!

I was SUPER excited to see that Rachel did an art journal kit for the RVKC this month... check it out. Here are some of my OLD art journals from a few years back...

Anyhow... Emma gave me a free kit this month and I am going to send it to someone tomorrow... so sign your name and city in the comments and i will pick one at random tonight! :)


ETA. so, apparently this chat is starting at *9:00* central time... so in about 10 minutes.... see you there! Sorry for the confusion!


i have been in serious "work now/play later" mode lately... expect a LARGE sized post tomorrow!

lots of love! elsie


just a fun photo to share tonight... have a great weekend! :) Elsie

life is messy.messy.messy....

another busy week is almost over. crazy how fast the time can go! tonight emma, doren, victoria and i are going to battle it out on the mini golf course.... wish me luck ( i need it! ).

Hope you had a great week and there are some exciting and/or relaxing plans on your schedule this weekend..... :)


just wanted to share a recent photo... have a few projects to finish up tonight... not much to say today... more soon. :) elsie


Hope you are having a great Saturday! I am about to head out to my beautiful grandma's birthday party, but first... I wanted to share a few fun peeks from the new*cool*CK*special*issue.
This was such a fun project to contribute to, Jennifer is quite the little genius! I adore her! So if you happen to be out and about, check it out...
Have a great Saturday! Hope you get to spend some time outdoors. It is lovely!

time flies...

this week has been crazy.... i keep saying that, don't i? well, it's true... tomorrow I am going to post a few sneak peeks (as promised). I have been working on a TON of projects lately (some really fun stuff that i can't wait to share!).... my e-mail has been packed FULL of layouts from cool scrappers all over the world using the new products.... I can't even begin to tell you how giddy that makes me. It is a true honor! :)

So, It's friday! Some family stuff and hopefully some sleeping in (YAY) for me this weekend... what do you have going on? 

so i did a *little* scrapbooking last night....

some super cool kit clubs using the new *Love,Elsie* products this month... here are my projects and the links... also I have one more I haven't recieved yet, so be on the lookout for that later this week!

My Favorite Memories

Red Velvet Art 

A Million Memories

Memories 2 You 

Check out the links and the awesome kits! :) I am so excited to FINALLY be making some stuff that I am "allowed" to post right away...lol... that is always FUN!
Hope you are having a great monday!
Love, Elsie

ETA... both of these mini books are handmade (bound together with my new adhesive fabric paper). :) SO much fun!

candice ROCKS...

this photo was sort of a joke... but it makes me smile.... :) this whole weekend was SO much work, but even more fun. I love you, Candice Stringham! 

so candice is here....

we have been working on a photo shoot for the book allllllll day..... here is a "funny" photo from a shoot earlier (just for fun). Kendra was here too.. but we forgot to take photos... bummer.

k.. more photos tomorrow. after we have had some zzzzzz*s.

from 1980something....

Candice is coming in this weekend to do a shoot for my book (yay!). So much going on.... so many COOOOL kit clubs I am designing for this month.... so many little things to work on... it will all get done, though. and next week *MAYBE* i will chill a little bit....

in the mean time, i still owe you some peeks.. don't i? :) coming SOON!