taking requests….

hi! i have been super busy lately getting ready for Scrapfest (at the Mall of America) and working on some fun projects…. I wanted to open it up to some suggestions… what would you like to see/read about in the next few weeks on my blog? What would be fun for you? Love, Elsie

  • I enjoy seeing your pictures. I’d like to hear more about what you do with them in photoshop.

  • I agree with Felicia…I’d love to learn more about your photography style. I’m playing more and more with Elements and would love tips as your style is right up my alley!

  • You always post great photos of yourself. Wondering how you create these self portraits…do you take the shot yourself or is there a mystery camera person?

  • I love that you put up lots of things that inspire you…. colors, places, “things”. I always love to see those posted. Also would love to hear about your creative process. Do you start with a photo or a certain paper or what? I know some start with a idea in their head then go with it, but I am curious how you start a page and then get going with the creative juices!

    Thanks for an awesome and inspiring blog!!

  • I would really like to know where you got that little owl ornament….I’ve scoured ebay (uk) for one but haven’t found one the same. Also do you only scrap for yourself or do you take commissions? I’d love to have one of my photo’s elsified!!!

  • I’ll have to think about that one. HAD to pop in and say I TOTALLY LOVE the hair! It is SOO COOL Els! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

  • I would love to know what is your inspiration lately, and the things or places that makes your heart happy!

    By the way, I LOVE*LOVE*LOVE* your new hair color…

    Love your blog and art work too πŸ™‚

    Have a great day


  • Id like to see more of your “painters” side. Where you get inspiration for paintings, fav. supplies, cool websites, etc.

    I love painting and am slowly working that part of me into my scrapbook layouts!


  • Love your hair that way! I would love to hear more about your photography skills! Give s some more tips, etc. Good luck with scrapfest and have fun!!!

  • Love your hair! What I would love to see on your blog are mini books! I’d also like to hear more about your creative process when you paint. What painting techniques do you use? How long does it take you to make a painting? Stuff like that. Have a great day!

  • i agree with the photo process, too. Or any info if possible on your new book, maybe? πŸ™‚

    honestly, you come up with better ideas than any of us do… haha. you’re just too cool for us…

  • I’d like to see more pictures and your techniques you use in editing. I would also like to see more layouts that you create.

  • Hello Elsie πŸ™‚ I love your work and your products. I was wondering if you could do a make-and-take project of a mini album for the people who read your blog=) Thanks

    Ana from Portugal

  • how about more pix???

    like what you see when you walk around your neighbourhood?

    or more images from “artwalk”? i think that’s what it was called?

  • I also want to know where you got that owl. I’d like to see more pictures of your house and how you decorate it. You are such an inspiration and I love your style.

  • I love reading your blog. You dont get too personal…So tasteful and you inspire me everytime i read it! All of the above ladies had awesome ideas… I love the make and take idea! And photography tips, and your creative process!

  • I’d like to see a mini photoblog of an average day out in your hometown.

    I love to see how people photograph their everyday chores and to-dos.

  • we want to see more of your house πŸ˜€

    and your new layouts…and your scrapbooking place, pleaaase πŸ™‚

  • I would love to hear/see:

    *more about your house/studio- I always like to see how people decorate and where they *create*

    *show us a scrapbook page you designed step by step

    *cool places where you live

    That is all I can think of right now πŸ™‚ Dianna

  • I love seeing inspiration for different projects…whether it be scrapbooking…photography…painting…etc! I absolutely *LoVe* your work! Thanks

  • I love to see what people do with the inspration you and others give. Who visit your blog and what’s the inspiration they found. Let’s have a look on your visitors !!!! Lets introduce and give ideas to others!!! Mika

  • I wanna see —

    1.Photoshop techniques

    2.Scrap Studio Pictures

    3.More layouts

    Love your blog. Love the hair.

  • I would love to hear about… scrapbook, of course! What products have you been using and how, new pages, maybe a little chalenge for us to play! BTW, great hair!

  • I would like to see photo tips!

    I can never seem to take a decent photo of myself to scrap! what is your secret?

  • I’d love to see more of YOUR layouts , actually… even if I’m always around to check if you have posted something !!!!

    Your hair is great, love this color !



  • I love seeing pictures of scrap spaces and would love detail pics of yours!!

  • Hi! Elsie. Love, love your hair.

    I would love to see in your blog:

    * Photos of your house/studio

    * Make and take/altered projets for us to do

    * I would like to know how is the process of designing for a company.

    * How you plan a class?

    * How was inspired the CHA booth? Was it your idea? What are all the steps to put up the booth?

    Love, Paola


  • I’d love to see more of your *crib* MTV style. You could show us the clothes in your closet, your scrap room, contents of your fridge, your wheels etc. Then you could tell us to all “get the heck out!”

    No seriously! πŸ™‚

  • Love the Idea!

    ~ I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanna see some more shots of the studio- how do YOU keep it pretty and creative in there.

    ~ How did you get your start in the Scrapbook Biz? (it will inspire all us “little folks”)

  • i most def. want to see more layouts u have done .. not some u have to make just for this site, ut maybe some older faves ! thanks !

    love, sara

  • Cute picture, my 5 year old dd says, “hey, her world is crooked!” I’d love to hear about what you are working on and what is inspiring you.

  • Hi Elsie..

    I would love to see:

    1.photos of your scrap space including storage ideas and inspiration.

    2. A Day in the life of Elsie! (all the scrappable moments & more!)

    3. a supreme layout and how you get there start to finish

    your hair is fab & I enjoy checkin in on your blog. thanks for always sharing!

  • I love to see LOs from you & your great DT. Maybe spotlight a certain new product and different ways you can use it. I’d also like to see some samples of your chipboard books that others have done.

  • elsie, i love everything about your blog…I would love to see more photos of your home decor, more layouts, may another blog party soon…thanks!

  • wow, leaving it up to your readers…pretty brave!

    I have read through some of the comments, and all the requests seem GREAT! I personally would love to see some creative advice for “newbies”, for those of us who haven’t been scrapping very long and are still trying to find our inner creative monster, so to speak. I am also game for favorite recipes…..


    Kim in Texas

  • Hi Elsie,

    Im in my teenage years, and I <3 scrapbooking, I admire your style so much. :]] I would like to see basically any creations of yours, everything you do looks pretty much amazing. thnx so much!

  • I’d love to hear about your photography skills and what you do to them before you are ready to print them.

    You look super fantastic in that photo, btw.

  • Who’s having a good hair day? YOU are!! I would like to see/read about:

    Your earlier scrapbook pages, maybe your first one? Baby pictures? Your junk drawer (we all have one, don’t we? Oh yeah, and more pix of your inspirationables.

  • Hey Elsie,

    Lots of great idea on here…. I would love to hear about how you got started, what kind of school did you have to attend/ or did you even need extra schooling for this career? (The life you are living now is soooo where I wish I was, I would actually be inspired about anything that you posted.

    But like the others have requested.. I would love to learn more about the photography, your favorite equipment and what you are using these days. More ideas on how you take your own pictures. I know you said, “You have to be out there sometimes and go beyond your comfort zone so to speak…

    And last but not least. Your photoshop techniques.

    I too also love your hair! Looking forward to your post.


  • I think most of the suggestions are great- the photoblog of a typical day in the life of Elsie, what your work space looks like, and how you organize the ‘stash’ you use!

    Your new hair colour looks lush.

    Greetings from a 16 year old girl in England,


  • hey elsie! there are lots of good ideas here. it would be great to see more challenges, studio/house pics, everyday life pics, when and how you got started, layouts, etc etc….. can’t wait to see more!!!

  • I love “how to” tips for any kind of crafty item- scrapping, painting, etc… I also love seeing your decorating ideas and home decor. Start to finish/process scrap page that we could recreate with our own flourish. Art journal ideas.


  • first off, your hair is so cute!!! that red down the middle is awesome.

    all I can ask for is that you update daily. I love reading new stuff…but if that’s too much to ask for, then just every OTHER day would be fine πŸ™‚

  • LO’s about FAll-ish things

    past halloween costumes and experiences. Things you love about fall. πŸ™‚ Fall makes me SO happy!

    And more about your clothes.

    Maybe you could talk about things you your brother and sister used to do when you guys were little, like my brother and I used to put the bottoms of our feet together and push them like we were riding a bicycle, and we’d start off slow and then go faster and faster until our little legs were all over the place, or one of us would get kicked in the eye! lol! And we found out our friends, nickey and craig, who are also brother and sister, didi the same thing when thy were little! lol. And my friends anna and rachel, who are sisters, used to play the little mermaid in the bathtub. πŸ™‚

    Your high school experience.

    Favorite recipes, but BAKING. I just made some yummy pumpkin spice bread with a caramel glaze for a contest at school. Wish me luck!

    and tips are always cool! Woohoo! I love seeing your lo’s. πŸ™‚ Good luck with scrapfest. PeAce

  • You amaze me because you must work soooooo much and yet you have the time to take stunning photography…I’m curious to know HOW you manage to get so organized… I have a problem with procranistation or something…or maybe you have found THE secret to do a lot in a small amount of time…

    Elsie…………..;do you have a twin sister?!!! πŸ˜€

    no seriously, you simply inspire me with everything you do and I just wanted to say BRAVO.

  • I would also love to know more about how you get your photos so vibrant and clear. I’m sure it has alot to do with the camera you have, but i would be very interested in what editing you use and such to make that color pop like you do. I love your style and is so up my alley so to speak, but my photos seem to just go “blah” compared to my layout accents! (which are mostly Love Elsie lately. he hee)

    I would also love any tips on where you find inspiration in your blogging, I just started a blog and Love it. Yours is a fun read everytime!

  • pictures pictures pictures!!! I always get so much inspiration from your photography and I want more!!!

    ps. love your hair!

  • Hi Elsie! Can you tell us about your camera and maybe how you capture such awesome shots–backgrounds for pics, etc!!–would be great! πŸ™‚

  • Ok I too LOVE the cute little owl! As for what I would like to see:

    1. Some Mini-Album inspiration

    2. A day in your life (pics and all)

    3. Any advice on jumpstarting creativity

    4. Definately more pics from your studio

    You’ve been doing great already! I totally love reading your blog(old and new) and I love seeing all the eye candy.

  • I LOVE seeing your photography πŸ™‚

    I also love seeing your scrapbooking, it is so inspiring

    Could you do some more gorgeous sketches to share? I loved the ones you put on ages ago they were so cool.

    Your hair looks super awesome els. Beautiful as always.



  • agree agree agree on the photo editing techniques – how do you achieve the darker “vintage” corners in your shots??

  • Hi Elsie,

    photo editing tips pleaaaaase πŸ™‚

    do you take photography classes??

  • I would love to see your scraproom where you make all your fabulous creations! I would love to know how you got started.. especially creating and selling. I want to learn more about photography and how you take such fabulous photos and how you edit them. What kind of camera do you use??

    What are your favorite scrap tools? etc!!! OH! and I LOVE your hair. My daughter is in cosmotology school and had hair that looked alot like yours a couple of month ago. It is now shorter and a little different color. I have pic’s on my blog!

  • Love the hair!! I would love to get to know *YOU*. what makes you tick? your life and studio, your closet of cuteness??? because you always dress so cute!! pics of you new place!

    thanks for being so open..


  • Your layouts, Of course!

    I love seeing your scrap place and stuff that inspires you. I like your self-portraits as well. I haven’t seen your cute little pug lately. πŸ™

    It would be really cool if you could give us sneak peaks of some of your layouts, upcoming projects, etc. I love seeing your work!

    Fabulous new hair, Elsie!

  • Photography is a big one for me… I’m always studying your photos (i guess just mainly your editting) and trying to get my pictures like that… mine always look terrible.. I guess it’s my lighting..

  • Hmm, love seeing your photos, layouts and what would be cool is to see how you spend a normal day at home or on the go?

    Sort of a like a step by step day usual day for you. That would be super cool! πŸ™‚

    I just love your blog!!! πŸ™‚


  • Hi Elsie:

    I am getting so excited for Scrapfest too! I am taking your Travel Love class on Sunday and can’t wait! I would love to hear more about your creative process, and also how you got your start.

    See you in September!

  • Hello Elsie!

    I am curious what your favorite products are and if thereΒ΄s anything that you NEED to have when you create.

    And I donΒ΄t meen this from your own series.

    I also reallyreally love your photos…

  • i always wonder how you spend your days. you live in a different city and lead a completely different life than me. i’m a teacher and you do art. i think it would be neat to know what a typical day is like for you πŸ™‚

  • Hi Elsie!!

    I love any and all tutorials on photography and natural lighting, you do such an amazing job with it!! TIA!

  • personally, I would loved to see a list of all your favorite etsy shops. your style is so cool, I can’t get enough of it! πŸ™‚

  • I finally got my first “real” digital camera. LOL! A Rebel XTi. No more digital point and shoot for me!

    I’d love to read about some of your favorite fun things to do while taking photos. Angles, props, expressions, etc.

    Also, what are some of your favorite actions or effects to put on photos. I always like the vivid color and mood of your photographs. :o)

  • Your hair looks adorable! πŸ™‚ Love the red.

    I would love to hear about some of your fave movies, I watched Amelie because of your suggestion and *love* it! πŸ™‚

  • I would love to see what inspires you from this time of year when the kiddos and college students head back to class and the air changes to the crispness of fall with the world on the brink of changing to the fiery jewel tones of autumn.

  • wow, i didn’t have any idea you’d be at scrapfest or i’d have been on that the second registration opened… i live in mpls and went last year… decided to blow it off this time…

    are you teaching the ki memories “story of us” class?


  • oooh techniques or a tutorial would be great! You do such awesome stuff, and Im sure everyone would LOVE to see how!!

    PS Your hair looks AWESOME!! Im going red in a few weeks, and now Im even more excited about it!! Youre so gorgeous!! xoxo

  • Elsie, Dear, as I’m getting ready to move right now, and need some decorative inspiration, I would love to see a bunch of pictures of your place! Thanks so much! Love, Joy.

  • oh there it is, travel love… sold out of course. well glad you’ll be here, at least i can swing by the booth! πŸ™‚ yay!

  • Photography is always good.

    what about doodling?

    Sneak peeks about the new book?

  • I also would love to hear your creative process in scrapbooking. How do you find inspiration? Things that you are working on. What about a pic every day like a photo journal showing us what you do every day

  • oh Missey E,

    theres a lot of things i want to see on ur blog! look at all the requests on your blog! youve opened a can of worms! LOL

    heres my list….

    1) photoshop 101 (or photoshop 4 dummies)

    show me, teach me, guide me!

    2) home decor

    how can we incorporate scrapbooking with home decor

    3)Cribs — Elsiefied

    I love the RachelG’s comment about showing us home, mtv cribs style

    4) Scrapping with multiple photos (4 or more)

    5) new ideas for mini books/ altered projects

    6)share with us how do you select people for your design team…what is the process?

  • I also would love to hear your creative process in scrapbooking. How do you find inspiration? Things that you are working on. What about a pic every day like a photo journal showing us what you do every day

  • Your hair is bitchin!

    I agree with ALL of the above posts…

    -An MTV crib-style invitation into your studio (can you do a VIDEO POST?

    -Favorite recipes

    -What’s your beauty routine

    -Cronicle an entire day in Elsie’s life (with pics of course)

  • Question: is the new hair a temporary color (they kind that washes out after a couple days) or is is permanent?

  • Oh, I just want to know how you got that hair! I spent a fortune trying to get that, and 3 hours in a salon chair…and it was gone in 3 days….eeeek! Love it, love it, love it! Need it for a concert next week. πŸ™‚

  • count me in for Photoshop editing πŸ™‚ Also how you organise your photos and keep track of what you have taken.

  • always lovin the layouts, but you are such an intriquing person, I would love to know how you feel about your celebrity – how your linen closet looks – what medicine do you take for a headache? – just crazy fun stuff – well, the usual πŸ™‚

    Thanks –

  • I would love to see more posts, your blog is one of my favorites! Would you share your scrapbooking/photography journey with those of us who are new to your blog? Thanks!

  • You always have so many cool elements on your pages…how do you keep things organized? I’m hopeless with buttons and ribbons and floss and paper and all sorts of stuff just floating around. I see (with tremendous envy) a very professional-looking paper holder in the background of your latest post…sigh. Is that the answer? What did you do when you had Just No Space for scrapbooking? Thanks!

  • I met you at CHA this July and I commented on your photography skills. Specifically the up close personal shots like those of Hannah (on Flickr). I would love to read about tips for taking posed shots, action shots, editing tips, even the use of props (i.e., the laundromat, the colored doorways, etc.). Great scrapbook pages start with great photos and I’d really like to pick your brain (for lack of better words) on photography. I apologize if this has already been said. There were too many posts already before I got here πŸ˜‰

  • I’m curious…when we see these fab layouts…are they an end result? I mean are there outtakes? Do you try, try, try again? Or darn you, does the adorable whimsy just flow like magic?!?!?


  • I agree with many above – photography tips would be great…

    more photos to ohh and ahh at

    but please no more music to check out…my husband is annoyed at me finding more music to buy all the time!!!!!Ha!Ha!Ha!

  • I am lubbin the hair, Elsie! Too bad I can’t do that with mine; I don’t think my principal would appreciate that! I always enjoy reading your posts. I like your layouts and when you share things that are inspiring you. Keep it coming!

    Oh, I love the owl too! It’s our school mascot!

    Bridget in Meraux, LA

  • I LOVE your hair! I am such a newbie to scrapbooking that it is sick! I have just started an album for my son who will be 17 in a week. I want to document some of his life NOW. His favourite clothes, his car, his job, music etc. I am so excited to do this so that he will have it when he is older, but honestly I am also scared. Agh! I would love to see your art space too. Keep on keepin’ on! Ciao!

  • photo editing tips.


    outside of sb projects.


    hair tips… love your hair!!

    digital stuff…

    sorry for the long list. thanks els for being uber cool and inspiring us, young scrappers(me & a bunch of girlies on a thread on 2peas). i can’t wait to see what else is going to be on the blog!!

  • Another blog party but make it slumber party(PJ party all nighter)….ha ha for us night owls.

    I like the MTV cribs video idea too. Love to see what’s in your fridge(perhaps more cupcakes?)hehee

  • Hi Elsie,

    Just seeing more of your creative creations and thoughts about art and creativity would be super great !!

    All the best,

    Avid Reader

  • I’d like to know which scrapbookers inspire you and whose blogs you check out to get inspiration!



  • Hi Elsie!

    you always come up with great stuff!! i would like to hear how you got started with scrapbooking? did you go to art school or all self taught? you are so talented!! keep it up girl!


  • hi sweetie,

    I would love to know your favorite cupcakerecipe!! Oh and chai recipe ofcourse! I have to make it from scratch as we don’t have chaiteapowder here:-(

    What do you like to do besides scrapbooking and painting? Movies,music artwalk, running. baking cupcakes (oh I just gave the answer myself didn’t I? oops)

    How do you handle all the pressure and downsides? Remember the peacock girl!


  • love the hair!

    I would like to see photo editing techniques and tips on journaling.

  • I would love to know more about your photography techniques: angles, lighting, composition – that sort of thing. Your photos are always so captivating!

    P.S. Love the new haircolor! (I use Garnier Pomegranate myself – lol)

  • I would love to learn more about your photograph techniques. What you do to your photos if anything in photoshop. I would also love to see your creative space.

    Love the new haircolor!


  • I’d love to hear more about the tricks you’ve learned working with photoshop and how you get those funky effects on your pics.

    Also, I cannot get enough of your layouts. SO fun!

  • LOVE the new hair! So cute πŸ™‚

    I would love to hear about how you edit your photos to make them look old… That would be super cool!

    xoxo, Elle

  • Your hair looks AWESOME!!!Maybe you could do some mini technique lessons. That would FUN! Show us a technique and then let us try it out!

    Have FUN at Scrapfest!!!

    Dawn πŸ™‚

  • Would love to see some photoshop tuts for photography….because I love your fab photos. Also, more layouts….they are eye candy for us all. Maybe even a creative boost/challenge/make ‘n’ take for us reader’s to give a whirl. Thanks!

  • I always love a good variety, which you do well all the time. Some ideas:

    -your photo editing process (vignettes; bold colors-are they real or added, like on doors; angles; locations; etc)

    -studio set up and organization; what works for you

    -how to get inspired when you’re home alone creating (that’s my current challenge)

    -more scrap LO’s

    -decorating; what’s your favorite places/sites to shop at?


  • I’d love to see you announcing that you will be coming to Holland again, teaching some workshops!!!!



  • A day in the life of ELSIE! What you do when you wake up .. until you go to bed… let’s say on a SUnday or Monday !!!

  • I would love to see more photo’s from you…they are all sooo great and they really inspire me creativly!

    Hugs and Happy Scrapping


    p.s. love you hair!!!!

  • Adore the hair!!

    How about what keeps you going… What helps you get up in the morning?

    I know you’re amazing at cupcakes and sweets, but what are your favorite recipes?

    Do you have a favorite place to shop? What about around the world in your travels?

    I hope you have an amazing day, Elsie!

  • Elsie, you’re a such sweetie.

    I’ve been following your passion for photography and checking out your Flickr entries. Love those photos – every one!

    Would you mind sharing some of your post-processing workflows? I love the way your sweet brother’s senior photos look – could you share workflow on a few of them that you personally find really exceptional or cool looking?

    I also love the processing done on your recent 365 self-photos, so sharing that would be nice too!

    Also, when you shoot – do you shoot auto, aperture pri, shutter pri, or another way?

    Thanks Elsie,


  • Lady you just keep getting more and more beautiful… I love the funky hair. Been playing myself. Have a great day.


  • WOW, I can’t believe how many great suggestions you’ve gotten from your readers!

    It would be cool for you to have a video post. At first, something just to say hi and this is my space. Then later post a video of you creating a scrapbook page. Then another video of you showign how to do something in photoshop.

    That would be very personal, not sure if it’s something you’re interested in doing.

    Also, it would be very cool to have readers submit photos. Pick a random photo and create a scrapbook page for that reader. Maybe once or twice a month. I’m sure your readers would love that, even if it’s not their photo. Blog about what happened when that reader found out you chose their photo to scrap.

    Just some thoughts!

  • More house/apartment/decorating pictures! Please, please, please? We bought a house last year that needs A LOT of work. We’ve done so much already, but it was so VERY BLAND at first! I am constantly on the look-out for new decorating inspirations. It’s such a great past-time while my husband is deployed. I feel like he will have a whole new home to come back to, and I can’t wait to see what he thinks!

  • Hi Elsie, you look great. And I already like what you’ve been doing so far. Just continue to do so. I love reading your blog. Always excited to see e new post.

  • love your hair!!! I have something i want to learn how to do!! The starburst layouts im seeing, I’ve tried to do this several times and i mess it up πŸ™

  • I would love to see your very first LO aswell and any photography tips especially self portraits.

    Love your work,


  • I love your style, so, here’s a fun one (maybe for discussion at a later date):

    What would your ultimate halloween costume be? Would you make it, buy it, scrounge for it? I am pretty sure you would have some *rad* ideas. πŸ™‚

  • hi, i would love to see a day if the life of Elsie… that would be cool… also, check out Family Force 5, you might like them

    luv the hair,


  • hmmm…can you get a little more “elsie” like more randoms, serveys, questions answered, things we don’t know about you?? πŸ˜€

  • Hi Elsie, would love to see some more scrap LO’s & some info on your new book too – if you able too! πŸ™‚ P.S. I love your hair!

  • Hi Elsie, how are you?

    i’m Lory from Italy!I adore your blog and you way to scrapbook, your “love elsie” lines, your way to tell about you , your dreams and you life!

    When I was younger I would to be an artist, this is the phrase that has cauthed me because is the same for me, i think the same thinks! I would to became a great artist like you, a great scrapbooker and i hope that I’ll try to do it;-)



  • Hi,

    It would be great to see the scrapfest class projects pictures after Sunday. Or at least a glimpse of them. I attended Scrapfest since its inception but moved this year. I remember last year it was great to see all the projects posted near the main rotunda. I wish I were there. Its really fun.

  • I always enjoy reading your blog. Your so spunky, have a great eye, great product and you always look so cute. Love the hair by the way. Red hair dye is my favorite too.

    Hope your well!


  • I agree with Relly, i’m really interested on reading about the road that led you where you are today. How did you start your scrapbooking line? When your professional life start?

  • I like that saying, thanks!
    Thanks for posting this. Very nice recap of some of the key points in my talk. I hope you and your readers find it useful! Thanks again

  • I am new to this blog, I must admit it ranks up there among one of the most unique blog ideas I have ever seen.

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