I'm elsie and I am a fashion designer & boutique owner at the ripe old age of 29. i spend most of my days making art, stitching, taking photos, dressing up, taking coffee breaks and writing in my journals.

Oh... and I'm a newlywed!!!!!

thanks for your love. flickr is a beautiful & inspiring place.
XO, Elsie

please note: i don't mind if you use my images for your personal blog as long as a link is given to my blog!


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    Vivianna_love says:

    "I love looking through Elsie's photos. I could be here all day long."

    September 18th, 2009

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    -just me, jeremyk123- says:

    "elsie? creative revolution.
    xo, j."

    September 9th, 2009

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    little_miss_giggles says:

    "Elsie is a truly unique and inspirational person on Flickr. i love all of her photographs, her amazing website for her designs, and her designs themselves. she not only has an amazing talent, but is also the sweetest person ever. i wish her the best of luck :)"

    September 4th, 2009

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    The Dainty Squid says:

    "I love looking at Elsie's photos, they always inspire me! She's so creative and talented.

    Elsie is also a huge sweetheart."

    August 20th, 2009

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    Casualdays. says:

    "i love your photos girl (:"

    July 15th, 2009

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    {zara} says:

    "elsie is such an inspiration to me. her art and photos are pure magic. and her style is super funky fresh."

    May 29th, 2009

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    brown income says:

    "i've been on flickr for a couple of years now and elsie was one of the first ones i added as friend, cause i immediately fell in love with her photos as soon as i saw them!
    her shoots are cute, original and inspiring and they make me feel like shooting a lot of photos:)"

    May 11th, 2009

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    elizabeth.wesst says:

    "Elsie's work is so inspiring."

    February 18th, 2009

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    Pocket-sized Photographer says:

    "holy pancakes, elsie! her art is simple, sweet and honest. i smile a lot when i visit her stream, and i enjoy taking a peek at how she sees the world. hope to see muuuuch more from her.
    :) jen"

    February 5th, 2009

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    Anacani Carrera says:

    "Elsie...where to begin. Well for starters I don't know her personally but sometimes I feel like I do. Her creations and photographs are out of this world! Seeing her passion and determination for what she does makes me want to pick up a paint brush and splatter all over a canvas. She is very sweet and humble. And by far the MOST creative person on this planet! I wish her the best of luck in everything she does. Technically, she doesn't need luck, she's just naturally effin' amazing.


    January 26th, 2009

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    señorita lupita says:

    "elsie is wonderful
    she is my true inspiration.

    January 23rd, 2009

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    Ula~ says:

    "She's wonderful, magic, my biggest inspiration...
    She makes me feel happy and helped me to find my lost treasure: my love to art! Love you girl!
    Do not change!"

    December 4th, 2008

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    FebruaryStars says:

    "I'm soo thankful to have found elsie's work, and to be a witness to what she creates! she's an inspiration everyday not only to me, but countless others! god made her beautiful and blessed her with such an amazing gift! thank you elsie, for sharing it with us!:)"

    December 3rd, 2008

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    hannah!. says:

    "elsie is the reason i get up in the morning!"

    November 18th, 2008

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    { a l i z a b e t h } says:

    "Elsie is the whole reason I even have a flickr! Once i saw her's... I was totally inspired. I asked for her first book for my birthday years ago, and i have been ADDICTED to her style ever since. [I have to admit I ordered something from her etsy, and was excited just to see her handwriting on the package!! so creative!] She is like no one else on this planet! =) ... SiMpLy AmAzInG."

    October 16th, 2008

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    taK-tiK says:

    ".elsie*cake is my favorite flickr sites. I can not get enough of her work. She is truely inspiring, artistic and has a sense of style. The ideas for pictures, and artwork are simply brilliant!"

    October 24th, 2008

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    karahaupt says:

    "When I'm feeling lazy, I visit this stream. Or her blog. And sit here and sigh and then go do something.

    Magic and splendor and beauty. Inspiring."

    September 28th, 2008

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    Liz Marie says:

    "Elsie is such and inspiration!
    I'm always making sure i'm up to date with her shop and everything that she does!!
    She's got both an artistic mind and eye, can't wait to see what's yet to come! :]"

    September 27th, 2008

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    Jennie Fernandez says:

    "Simply inspiring and full of artistic special qualities.
    Excellent illustrator and artist overall. :)"

    September 25th, 2008

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    Sarah Brewington says:

    "My creative inspiration and the thought process I am dying to reach."

    August 14th, 2008

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    draconian knife says:

    "my creative hero.
    Elsie's style is so refreshing and fun! I'm constantly being inspired.
    Girl, if we lived closer, I swear we'd do starbucks...

    August 1st, 2008

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    courtney jade says:

    "elsie elsie elsie.... [i say that like i know you, haha]
    you are just so inspiring. I love your color, your illustrations [and illustration style], your eye for detail and your amazing imagination. It truly is a pleasure following your stream!"

    July 13th, 2008

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    Kimberly Scott Photography says:

    "she's a dreamer...
    a wide eyed, youth minded, paint stained hands...dreamer."

    June 23rd, 2008

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    kimsmithhappy says:

    "best. artist. ever."

    June 17th, 2008

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    jolly cable says:

    "Elsie is my biggest inspiration ever!
    I love to take a look at her pictures, she's a great photographer & so creative! Also loveher scrapbooks! :)
    I don't know her in person but I'd love to, 'cause she's the one!
    You rock, Els!
    When I grow up, I wanna be like u, girl! ;)"

    May 11th, 2008

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    Lucia Holm says:

    "lovely and honest, simple and sweet!

    beautiful shots! xo"

    April 11th, 2008

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    mighty fruit says:

    "so creative...
    and so cool...

    i just love this stream..."

    March 27th, 2008

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    craven crown says:

    "you are the best inspiration ever!"

    March 20th, 2008

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    Anne Reuter Photography says:

    "When you think about scrapbooking you automaticly think about Elsie Flannigan! Her style is super unique and fun and colorful! She is surely one of the most greatest scrapbookers ever!!!"

    March 20th, 2008

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    monsterule says:

    "Photo portrait genius with great style!"

    February 1st, 2008

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    raspy thumb says:

    "Elsie is a genious! Her images always capture the mood of a moment in time, and her use of color is delicious! I especially love looking at her 365 set. Thank you for the constant source of inspiration!""

    January 17th, 2008

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    colossal ink says:

    "elsie= the girl with the most testimonials on flickr. this obviously shows people like her. not only is she beautiful, but creative.. and these words do not even do her justice.
    ingenious, innovative, INSPIRED... yes.. her photographs, scrapbooking, and art inspires me daily. i cant even imagine how grand it must be to be able to see the world as elsie does.

    elsie, with anything you choose to do, i know you'll always succeed"

    December 10th, 2007

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    stupendous porter says:

    "You seriously have thee best pictures I have seen yet on Flickr. I love your ideas for scrapbook layouts, and just photos in general. Très inspiring! (:"

    December 5th, 2007

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    for the love of photography says:

    "oh goodness, elsie is no doubt in my top flickr favorites! her quirky, and fun personality shows through all of her photos! i love her fun style and the way she looks at life. i can only wish to be as artistic and creative as this girl! :D thanks for sharing all your great shots elsie...i can't wait to see more!

    November 16th, 2007

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    .Bradi. says:

    "Elsie is one of my Flickr heroes! She's such an awesome and creative soul. A definite artist. I'm in love with her photos- all her photography is filled with the fantastic Elsie style.

    E = Coolness."

    October 30th, 2007

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    ashleyletourneau says:

    "Most inspiring creative person I have come across on flickr. Full of life, creative, and such a fun spirit! :) Happiest flickr stream I've seen yet!"

    October 20th, 2007

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    RellyAB says:

    "Elsie is a magic pixie. Just one of the many reasons to love her.
    Another one would be her photographs."

    October 8th, 2007

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    freestylegirlzz says:

    "I really2 enjoy looking at elsie's work..either it's a snapshoot or not..just looking at her photo makes my day brighter =) she always remember me to smile..the mostly i love about her photos it is represent how colourful, fun, and enjoyable her life is..=D =D =D"

    October 6th, 2007

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    BAM POP! says:

    "of course we love elsie. who wouldn't?!"

    September 25th, 2007

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    will vastine says:

    "elsie is one of those people that inspires you to greatness. she pours out her heart into the art that she creates and it is infectious to those around her. she has encouraged me more then she will ever know to be a better artist and a better person. she's incredible through and through."

    September 18th, 2007

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    mountainous care says:

    "Elise is an example of a true artist...finding the beauty in everything through her own eyes.
    I always feel so inspired looking at each new photo...keep up the amazing work darling"

    August 26th, 2007

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    __multifaceted says:

    "elsie has awesome style, and is able to incorporate that in everything that she does. i love visiting your photostream! keep doing what you're doing!"

    August 7th, 2007

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    {amanda} says:

    "Elsie has oodles of crazy-good talent! Photos, scrapbooks, and her own freakin' line of stuff?? Totally cool, and a super nice person to boot :)"

    August 5th, 2007

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    expensive root says:

    "Her future's so bright, she has to wear shades. Yes, I ripped off the line from a cheesy one-hit wonder, but it completely applies to Elsie. Talented in so many ways, from behind the camera, to moving the paint brush. Oh, and baking cupcakes, I can't forget about the beautiful cupcakes. Rock on, Elsie, rock on."

    July 30th, 2007

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    tsappgrl says:

    "Elsie has amazingly fun photos with a cool urban edge to them. I love to see what she is going to photograph next. From her subject's clothes to the location, it is all well put together and funky. She has a style all her own. Her photographs never disappoint!"

    July 26th, 2007

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    thegreenfrogstudio says:

    "OK.I have been loving Elsie The Scrapbook Artist. And now I'm loving Elsie The Photographer even more. Elsie is not only a stunning woman, she is a true, sincere, passionate artist and her colorful style totally makes my day! :) thank you for the inspiration! :)


    June 25th, 2007

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    charinkellie says:

    "Elsie has an amazing ability to capture emotion and beauty through her photography. Every new picture she posts is full of charm and makes me wish I could be her for a day. :)"

    June 22nd, 2007

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    Oℓivia says:

    "Elsie--and her multitude of talents--is an endless source of inspiration for me! She's certainly the coolest girl in school :)"

    May 30th, 2007

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    kindhearted cows says:

    "I always look forward to elsies new posts, she is so creative and captures the most awesome shots, her images are so fun and full of life!"

    May 28th, 2007

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    Mark Velasquez Photography says:

    "Kick butt, girl."

    May 19th, 2007

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    rachel.rubin.chicago says:

    "Elsie is so much fun! I am a big fan of her photography and her artwork. She is a true inspiration."

    May 6th, 2007

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    .MGM. says:

    "I could write paragraphs about this girl! First of all gorgeous herself, makes gorgeous images, and lets her passion for all things creative shine through everything she makes. Her post-processing always impresses me, as well as her killer wardrobe and of course...her absolutely adorable dog :)"

    May 1st, 2007

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    talesfromthecrib says:

    "This girl is an inspiration. Not only is she a fantastic scrapbooker and a great photographer, she seems like a really nice person too. And she has great style. Great to see her on Flickr too. :)"

    May 1st, 2007

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    &mber says:

    "What can I say about Elsie Flannigan? This girl is one of a kind. Her photography and scrapbooking reflect the fun charm of her personality. She isn't afraid to be who she is. I admire that. She is constantly inspiring me to do more and to try new things. I am always amazed at how much she is accomplishing and how she always seems to have a new, fresh idea. I wish that I could reach into her idea bag sometimes or put her thinking cap on. Her world seems more colorful than a normal one. I am glad to know her. I am glad that I get to be inspired by her."

    March 16th, 2007

elsie larson
February 2007
Springfield, Mo
Springfield, Mo, United States
I am:
Female and Taken
Fashion Designer/Blogger
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