in the designer’s studio with ELISE’S PIECES


I am thrilled to welcome Elise of Elise’s Pieces to THE DIGI FILES this month! She had been on my list of designers to contact about contributing for a long time and I was so happy that it worked out! I really love how versatile Elise’s themed kits are and that they can often be used for boys or girls!  Paradise Punch is no exception!  Here is a closer look:

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This is just ONE of the SEVEN collections you get for ONLY $5 in THE DIGI FILES!  Here are some FUN layouts to show you just a few of the things this kit can do:

Layout by Steph, additional supplies: staple by Jennifer Barrette, template by Scrapping with Liz, fonts are Howie’s Stamps and JPHand.
Layout by Karen
Layout by Jen, additional supplies: Journal Away font, Everyday Love Wordart by Sahlin Studio
Layout by Jacki
Layout by Heather K (from Elise’s team)

You can see more layouts with this fabulous kit on our Inspiration Page.



Hi there!  I’m Elise Hansen and I design under the name Elise’s Pieces Designs.  I like the way “pieces” rhymes with my name (that’s right, my name is not “L-C”) and the way it makes me think of candy!  I live in the “Cowboy West” with my witty husband, Chris, and our three brilliant sons Thomas, Gordon and Neil.  When I’m not doing something scrapbook-related, I also enjoy getting outside with my boys, cooking (and eating!), and reading.







All products from “Say it with Love” by Karla Dudley



I’m a big fan of really personalizing my layouts and that means journaling!  Sometimes it can be hard to think of what to say on a page, especially when you spend so much creative energy focusing on the pictures.  I try to go beyond the who, what, when (although I think every page must have a date at least!) with my journaling and try to capture what I’m feeling or remembering. Try journaling on a text path, in a shape, or on a frame for a fun effect.


Well, my mom had a nice big brown box full of all of our family photos while I was growing up, so when I was in high school, I took out all of my photos and made myself my very first scrapbook.  I know, not self-absorbed at all!  I made that first book in one of those sticky photo album thing and decorated it with stickers and some ribbon.  A year or so later, I heard about using archival-quality items to preserve your photos, so I re-did the whole thing and my scrapping habit was born.  After paper scrapping for years, I immediately fell in love with digital when I saw a friend’s blog and her layouts that were created digitally. I had Photoshop on my work laptop, so I’d take it home and work on scrapping at night. It didn’t take too long before I was working on a couple of great creative teams and fiddling with design myself. I bought my own copy of CS3 and a few books on Photoshop and really started focusing on designing. My first blog freebie was given away in June 2008 and I started selling my digital kits in September 2008. I found my home (love!) at The Digichick in April 2009.


Clothes, purses, songs… just everyday stuff. I’m pretty sure that my sons don’t really appreciate the time or effort it takes to make a beautiful scrapbook, so I try to find inspiration in the hope that someday one of them will marry someone who will! Ha!


I’m a Mac girl—I work on an iMac with 3GB of Ram. I also use a portable hard drive to store individual kits and files. I use Adobe CS3—mostly Photoshop, but I’m getting better with Illustrator. I use a Canon camera. I use a Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet and I love it!


Imagine That! This kit was inspired by my son—a little genius, of course!—and it was just so fun to create.


Definitely Flight of Fancy! People seem to love it and hey, that works for me!


Here are some of my favorite products by Elise


Here’s some inspirational layouts using Elise’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.





Sisters scraplift challlenge


Go have a look in Elise’s Store and come back and tell her what you like, we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST and must include a product name to qualify)!

As a thank you to our readers, Elise has give us this coupon code to share with all of you! The coupon code is good for 30% off products in Elise’s store. It is valid through 6-30-10.