About Me

My name is Elke, online I'm known as Ellie (which was a childhood nickname my parents gave me), or Ellibelle which is my user name on SCS (a stamping forum). The name "Ellibelle" is actually made up of the first two letters of my first name and the German word for Dragonfly which is "Libelle". I picked this "nickname" a looooooong time ago when I signed up for a German forum.

On a personal note, I am a 40-something year old mom of two and wife to my (mostly 😄) supportive husband. I moved to the United States from Europe at 21 years old when we got married. We live in the midwest with our 2 kids and 2 cats. I quit my very busy daytime job a few years ago to be  stay at home/work from home mom/wife and loving it!

On this blog I am sharing my handmade papercrafts and as of recently I decided to dip my toes into fashion blogging. At about 5'2" I fall into the petite category and finding clothes that fit my body has never really been easy. But I did learn a few things following fashion blogs and thought I'd give fashion blogging a try. Maybe I'll even step out of my "comfort zone" occasionally :-)

As for my papercrafts, Penny Black has been my favorite stamp company for a long time. I love most if not all of their designs and wish I could have them all! I also love getting inky with Distress Inks and Oxides and creating beautiful backgrounds with them. Currently  my favorite coloring medium are Zig Clean Color Brush pens and Distress Markers or Inks for a watercolor look. I have no professional color or art training so my cards are not perfect but I sure enjoy creating them!


Thank you so much for visiting!




Above are two more recent pictures of me from our Germany trip in 2018 visiting family. First one was taken at Schloss Hohenschwangau in the Bavarian Alps and the second one in a small tourist town called Rothenburg.