Project Life Special Guest: Elise Blaha

Welcome to another week of Project Life at Elle’s Studio.  We are thrilled to introduce you to today’s Project Life Special Guest, Elise Blaha

Elise is a crafter and blogger. She lives in Southern California with her husband Paul.

Elise’s blog is one of my regular stops each and every morning.  She writes on a variety of topics such as crafting, home decor, and even projects like baking 40 loaves of bread in a year.  I was super excited to see her begin Project Life in 2012, and have enjoyed watching her album progress this year.  Make sure to swing by her post for more details about this week’s Project Life layout.
When and Why did you start Project Life?
I started Project Life at the beginning of 2012 because I was ready for something different and a new documenting challenge.
What do you love about Project Life?
I have been shocked at how Project Life has brought back my love of paper crafting.  I had absolutely hit a “scrapbooking slump” prior to embarking on Project Life and it’s wonderful to be inspired again.  I also love how the whole is so much greater than the sum of it’s parts- each week’s spread on it’s own is cool, but all together? Awesome.
Any tips on keeping up or catching up in your album?
I work on my album throughout the week so I generally stay on top of things.  I also make a point to blog the pervious week each Sunday.  Setting this goal makes me feel like I have a “deadline” and deadlines help me work more efficiently.  I also think I keep my album relatively simple.  If you look at my pockets, they usually hold just one photo or one piece of paper.  I rely on small embellishments (like labels and tags) to fancy things up.  I am not trying to reinvent the wheel each week– just document what went on.
How do you make time for Project Life?
I just carve a bit of time every day or every few days to make stuff.  I work to keep a very organized space so finding paper, embellishments, adhesives, etc is simple and takes no time. 🙂
Elise is participating in “A Week in the Life” (a concept created by Ali Edwards) this week.  She sent us a sneak of her cover page that includes Elle’s Studio’s products.  Check out her post here on how she plans to document “A Week in the Life”.  
We are having a special giveaway today featuring Elise’s favorite Elle’s Studio products!
Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win Elise’s favorite products.  We will announce the winner next Tuesday on our Project Life post.
Elise, thank you so much for joining us at Elle’s Studio today!  
Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a way to simplify how you document life and preserve memories. Photo pockets used in my Project Life album are created by Becky and can be found here.  You can read of all the Elle’s Studio Project Life posts here.


  1. dogmatix says

    Love the simplicity of her album 🙂

  2. Sandy says

    I’ve been following Elise’s blog for awhile and love her style. Thanks for the contest.

  3. Stephanie says

    I am also a big fan of Elise. I love her style, her creativity and her outlook on life.

  4. Jessica says

    Huge fan of Elise! Love her style, mini books and her take on project life. Thanks for the chance.

  5. OHH FUN! I actually saw her Elise’s Week 16 as I was stalking I mean visiting her blog for ideas for WITL & LOVED how she will be mixing both so I am super excited to see her here!

  6. robynbum says

    I read her blog every morning! Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Deb A. says

    Love, love, love Elise’s blog!! Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. Joanne says

    I read Elise’s blog everyday too! I love the products she has chosen….I could use them all!

  9. mary says

    I’m totally obsessed with Elise’s blog! Great write up.

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  11. EK says

    I have Elise’s blog on my reader because I just love it!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products!

  12. I am going to have to check out Elise’s blog….she comes highly recommended! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Anna says

    I just discovered her blog through a PL pin. Love it already!

  14. Amy says

    Elise is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  15. I love Elle’s studio product, I just placed my first order last week and I want more already. Thank you for the chance to win.

  16. S says

    I’ve not seen much of Elise’s stuff, but will be seeking it out going forward. I’m thinking of doing a week in the life inside my Project Life album this year. I’ve already included a few of my left-over Elle’s tags in my PL stash box – would love to win more!

  17. Jesse says

    I love Elise’s blog, take tips from it all the time!

  18. Lisa says

    Love Elise’s project life pages. I’m new to her blog, but have a feeling it will become a favorite. Thank you for the chance to win!

  19. I love Elise blog too! Here PL album has been awesome to watch grow.

  20. Joanna says

    I love Elise’s work – great giveaway, thanks!

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  22. kimberly says

    elise is my favorite blog stop each morning…her designs are simple but genius!

  23. Kathleen says

    I love her style! And the Elle’s Studio products she picked! Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Unknown says

    I love seeing all the different approaches to PL.
    Elise’s is so great.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Karen lee

  25. Jessi says

    I love Elise! And this is an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  26. Elise is my blogging hero!! Her sense of design (understated/ simple/ eclectic) is my very absolute favorite.

  27. elise is one of my favourites! so inspiring.

    also, her product picks look pretty rad.

  28. Lang says

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love her picks!

  29. Mendi M says

    I love Elise’s blog! I check it daily! Thanks for the chance!

  30. nsmerkt says

    Elise is my morning cup of coffee stop. Love her style and content.

  31. Em says

    I love Elise’s blog and her take on Project Life.

  32. Emily Mae says

    I check Elise’s blog daily, too! I love her paper projects.

  33. Kate says

    I love Elise’s blog. Her posts are so inspiring! Great giveaway.

  34. love elise… and elle’s studio… perfect combo:) thanks for the chance to win!!

  35. I’m also a keen follower of Elise’s blog. Love her use of the Elle’s tags!

  36. I’m also a keen follower of Elise’s blog. Love her use of the Elle’s tags!

  37. molly says

    love elise & her blog! i’ve been a reader and customer for years. i was so excited to see that she was also participating in PL this year. i’ve had a blast pulling my album together.

  38. Danielle says

    Love Elise & Project Life. Thx!

  39. julie e says

    Thanks for sharing – and for the chance to win.

  40. Love Elise’s blog, and album(s)! She is one of the main reasons I was inspired to do A Week in the Life this year. (I’m trying it out for the first time, to see if I am organized enough to attempt Project Life, next! 🙂

  41. Jessica says

    Ooohhhh…. I’m new to Elise’s blog! Thanks for sharing! And for an awesome giveaway. 🙂

  42. Laura says

    Elise’s PL is great – love her style. Love your give-aways, just wish I would win once!

  43. Love Elise’s stuff — glad to see her here!

  44. Laura says

    Elise’s blog is one of my daily stops too! She is such an inspiration!

  45. I’m just getting started on Project Life and love all the inspirations! Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. cjbrandon says

    I read Elise’s blog every morning while sipping my cup of hot tea. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. TJ says

    Very fun giveaway. I’m enjoying the blog.

  48. Cynthia B. says

    I love how Elise cut up the photo of her stamps and used it to fill up the album! Great job, Elise – thanks for sharing!

  49. Jenn says

    Ahhh Elise’s products are some of my favs too, love her project life, but check out how she is doing a week in the life this year, I am so scraplifting it!

  50. Gayle says

    what a great feature! love how versatile the elle’s studio products are!

  51. Sue says

    great pages and I too love her blog

  52. Praew says

    I love her blog 🙂
    And thanks for a chance to win.

  53. sheezie11 says

    Elise’s blog is one of my daily stops. Her use of elle’s studio products is lovely!

  54. KellyG says

    Looks really cool, love how she has notes to flip over other cards for more info!

  55. Jill says

    Add me to the fan club and you strangers need to check her out. I went for the inspiration, I stay because it she is such a positive, energetic person. (and still inspiring in her craftiness 🙂

  56. Linda says

    I stumbled upon Elise’s blog a few months ago and keep going back!

  57. Shirley says

    Excited that Elise was the guest for Project Life – I really enjoy her blog!

  58. Lisa says

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. libbi says

    i am a huge fan of elise’s blog. i love her project life album and she is a huge inspiration in keeping me motivated to completing mine. i would so totally love to win some of her favorite elle’s studio products.

  60. Lynne says

    Oh, I have never seen her blog. Love it! Thanks for the cance to win.

  61. jodi says

    absolutely love elise’s blog & her take on project life. huge fan.

  62. lilith says

    Love it! Thanks for the cance to win.

  63. Melinda says

    Big fan of Elise’s! Love her style!

  64. Rita says

    Great pages!

  65. Amber L. says

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies!

  66. kamart says

    Wonderful collection of prizes…..thank you for the opportunity to win!

  67. kamart says

    Wonderful collection of prizes…..thank you for the opportunity to win!

  68. Natalie says

    I love Elise’s style and her Project Life album is so inspiring! Thanks for having her as a guest poster!

  69. Katie says

    I love Elise’s blog and her Project Life posts have been so inspiring 🙂 Would love the chance to win!

  70. Busygirl says

    Elise is so talented. I don’t know how she manages her time!

  71. Thanks for all the inspiration and also for offering the great prize!

  72. Connie says

    Would love to win this! Elle’s studio has the nest PL stuff. Love it!

  73. Love the inspiration and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Jennifer says

    Love Elise’s blog … and her PL!

  75. I’m a big follower of Elise’s blog for the past 3 years!! Love her progress on her PL album. =)

  76. btsoi. says

    I’m a huge fan of Elise. Whenever I get stuck on my PL, I always go to her blog for ideas!

  77. ruth says

    Love her work! I’ll have to check out her blog now. 🙂

  78. joyce says

    I just love Elise! Her blog is one of my daily stops also!

  79. Love Elise’s blog , I read each of her posts over breakfast. Thanks for the chance to win the supplies she loves from Elle’s studio.

  80. Gorgeous collection! love her layout!!!!
    I just found this web and seen all the project life products! I’m in love!!

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