Thursday, December 17, 2009

Purple Cows Holiday Theme Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Purple Cows Holiday Theme DT blog hop... You should have arrived on my blog from visiting the ubber talented Kryssi's Blog, but if you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning of our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog hop and you could be be picked to WIN an amazing prize.

Here is our blog rotation for the hop...

Purple Cows
Jing Jing

Elisa <-- You are here






Here are my little goody boxes filled with candy... They are great for school classroom parties, stocking stuffers, b-day parties and the list goes on.

Step by Step instructions...
  1. Trim pattern paper to 5.5 x 5.5 and 8.5 x just a bit over 3"
  2. Scor 5.5" square at 5" on all 4 sided and then again at 4.25 on all 4 sides.
  3. cut off little strip on all 4 corners as seen in photo
  4. then snip to fold up pieces on all 4 sides as seen in photo.
  5. Now glue all pieces that are folded up to strip to the right. this will create your box.
  6. Once glue is dry fold over top pieces and glue down. This will give the inside of your box a nice edge and make it a bit sturdier. Now set aside to dry.
  7. Scor 8.5" piece of cardstock at 1", 4", 4.3/4" & 7.3/4 fold each crease and decide which side you want for your top.
  8. Center spellbinders deco square die on the part that is the top of your box and run it through your die cut machine.
  9. Cut a piece of clear scraps acrylic or Hambly transparency to cover hole and glue on the inside of the paper. This will make sure your candies don't fall out.
  10. Once dry glue your ends together to create the outside sleeve of your box (you will have a little paper left over... you can either cut it off or glue it to the bottom of your box.)
  11. Fill your box with candy and slide it into the outside sleeve.
  12. Embellish box to your liking.
  13. Wrap ribbon around your box so it doesn't slide open.

I hope you liked these little goodies and will be making some of your own.

Now from here you want to go to Samantha's blog to catch more fun ideas of what you can make and do with Purple Cow products. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

Plus if you leave a comment on my blog or facebook page by Friday Dec 18th I will add your name to the drawing for a little RAK of my own. If you sign up to follow me I will add your name to the mix twice... Think Vintage ribbon's and lace... ohhhh ahhhh.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

My Stamp Box Blog HOP

Welcome to the "Let's Party!" blog hop for myStamp BOX! If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and you could be be picked to WIN a very own myStamp BOX stamp set of your very own! You have until Friday December 11th at 6pm EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The blog hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday December 14th.

Here is our blog rotation for this evening:
mSB Blog/Bettina



Elisa <----You are here Ally

Our blog hop theme is Party projects etc...
Here is a quick fun little project you can do to dress up any candles you have to make. These make adorable center pieces for your table. I used the HO HO HO stamp collection from My Stamp Box. I just adore the little Santa, but you can use any stamp set for what ever theme you have a need for.
I hope my candle decorations inspire you to do a few of them for your holiday table this year. Now make sure you check out each blog and leave a msg for a chance to win a stamp set.

Now from here you want to go to Ally's blog to catch more fun ideas for all kinds of parties! Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars for a Hopping Party. That's right. All the My Stamp Box Designers will be putting up party projects that are sure to inspire and help you with your own party ideas. So mark your calendars so you don't miss out and the best thing is you can win a stamp set just by leaving comments on all our blogs. Nice huh. Looking forward to seeing ya at the Hop.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Simple Holiday Cards

Here are some simple Holiday Cards that I made using the "Mini Holiday" Kit from The little shabby box.

This kit has 12 different 4x4 sheets of papers with some great embellishments that work amazing for cards. The Holiday Mini kit retails for only $6.00 what a great price... The Be Merry kit is their main kit and it's to die for. I will be posting some cards made with that kit later this week.

Be sure to check out the Card Contest at The little shabby box.

Thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Simple Sentiments...

I love taking all my scraps left from layouts and those odd leftover embellishments and making cards... So after completing a few layouts from the Cosmo Cricket "Jacks World" Collection I made a few simple sentiment cards... What I love about Cosmo Cricket papers is you can mix and match papers, embellishments etc and the outcome is still amazing... As always I used my Purple Cows trimmer and favorite click blades to help with that extra little touch... Yup those decorative edges were cut on my Purple Cows trimmer with the different blades.... Who needs decorative scissors when a cutter can do it all... I love my Purple Cows Ultimate Trimmer 1050.. hehe

Thanks for looking and I would love to see what you all do with your Cosmo Cricket Scraps... So link me up.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Passport to Adventure...

is an amazing new stamp set from My Stamp Box. I created a fast, fun and easy tag mini album using a bunch of different color Glimmer mist sprays and a few of my favorite inks. For a few simple distressing steps you can view my project on the My Stamp Box blog where it will take you step by step on creating a distressed look.

For a chance to win this amazing stamp set. Read my previous blog post... You have till the Nov 15th. Thanks for looking... I will be back soon with some cards...

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Stamp Giveaway at My stamp box...

My Stamp Box has a New stamp set out this month... “Passport to Adventure”. It has lots of fun travel and passport related stamps. Perfect for the documentation of your travels or for a card to wish someone a great trip.

To win the stamp set, you can leave up to two comments on the My Stamp Box Blog, each entry will win you a ballot. You can do one or both of the following:

1. leave a comment on the My stamp box blog, please include your first name and last initial, plus your city/country

2. on a second comment post a link to the place where you have posted about myStampBOX’s blog (on your own blog or in a forum), again you need to include your name and last initial, plus your city/country - Good Luck!

This contest is open from now until November 14, the winner will be announced on Monday, November 16th on the My Stamp Box Blog...

I just adore this stamp set and have been using it a lot. Here is a little peek of a project I did using this set.

You can see the entire project on November 5th. On the My stamp box blog as well as mine.

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with some cards...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween...

Today is my favorite holiday. I love the kids all dressed up in costumes ranging from princesses, bumblebees, ladybugs, ghosts, mummy's, vampires, skeletons and the list goes on. They all have smile's on there faces and love checking out the treats that enter there sacks from one house to the next. I know my kids went out with pillowcases in hopes that they will fill them up. LOL I let them know that the dentist was giving out $2.00 per lb of candy as well as sending $2.00 per lb to the boys and girls club they gave me a look like I was insane. I will keep my fingers crossed that they do not fill up those pillowcases and I can't wait till they return home to hear all the stories about this house and that house and whom had a haunted garage etc. LOL

I leave you with a few Projects... First up are a few cards I made with some Imaginisce "Spooky Town" goodies I received in one of my DT boxes from Purple Cows. You can also see the step by step instructions to make these cards on the Purple Cows site.

Next up is a Mini Album that I created from Clear Scraps 7" Scalloped album. Plus I used Cosmo Cricket "Haunted" goodies that I received in a DT box from Purple Cows. You can see the directions for this album on Clear Scraps Blog as well as on Purple Cows Site.

Thanks so much for looking and I will be back soon with some more Projects.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Loving My Stamp Box Stamps....

I have been having a blast playing with all the clear stamps from My Stamp Box. Earlier this month I joined the design team at My Stamp Box. Still so excited about being a part of the DT there as I just adore the stamps. Here are a few cards I have made using several different stamp sets.

May your wish come true...

Products used
My Stamp Box "Wishing you Sunshine" stamp set
My Stamp Box "Oval Office" Stamp set
White Bazzill
Making Memories Fall Pattern paper
Versa Magic Dew Drops "Turquoise Gem"color
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Vintage button

Miss You card...

Products used:
My Stamp Box "A Flower For you" Stamp Set
My Stamp Box "Small Greetings" Stamp Set
White Bazzill
Making Memories Pattern paper
Versa Magic "Turquoise Gem & Gingerbread" ink
Recollection Pearls

here is a close up...

It's never to early to start your Christmas Cards...

Reindeer Card...

Products used:
My Stamp Box "HO HO HO" Stamp set
Basic Grey Pattern paper
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
Coordinations brown cardstock
Jumbo Java Ink
Green ribbon

Thanks so much for looking. I will be back tomorrow with some Halloween projects.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I just love Halloween... hehe

It's my favorite holiday. I just love decorating our house with spooky handmade items and making mini albums of the kids dressed up etc.

Today I bring you one of my Halloween mini albums I created. I just have to fill it in when I get photos done up this year. one step ahead I am. lol

Products used:
Jenni Bowling Halloween large bingo cards
Pink Paislee Twilight collection (pattern paper, die cut journaling boxes and brads)
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
Bind it all maching for binding the pages together.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with some cards...

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Check out this contest..

and be sure to let them know DT member Elisa sent ya. lol seriously it's important to me...

Purple Cows is giving everyone a chance to show us what you’ve got. In return, we’ll give you all of what we’ve got. LITERALLY!
We are gonna give four lucky winners each a wheelbarrow full of Purple Cows Products, and one extremely lucky grand prize winner will have a Moo-vilous time with the truckload of Purple Cows Products!

Here’s the deal:
Step 1: Sign up to follow our blog:, or sign up to be a Fan on our Facebook Fan Page, and type in Purple Cows or use this link

If you were referred by one of our DT Members, please let us know who!
So be sure to let them know that I (Elisa) Sent ya... That's important...)

If your following us from blogger leave a comment here ---> and let us know which DT member sent ya.. (That's me Elisa... hehe)

Step 2: Create a crafting project of ANY kind, as long as you use at least one of our MOO-riffic Purple Cows Tools.

Step 3: Send us photos of you using our product(s) in the creative process on your project, as well as the finished work. Type up a little paragraph about your Purple Cows Tool(s), and what you like about them. Then submit your entry to us via email/messaging on our Blogspot/FB Fan Page.
That’s all you have to do!

The contest runs from 12:01am, October 20, 2009, through 11:59pm, December 31, 2009.
The contest is open to any crafter who follows the above rules. (Except our current employees or DT Members…sorry guys!)

The Winners: The winners of this contest will be announced live on the Diva Craft Lounge Radio Show at the CHA Winter Show 2010! There will be five winners for this contest, four runners up, and one grand prize winner.
Runners Up - Each of the four will receive $1000.00 each in Purple Cows Products!!!!!
Grand Prize - Will receive $5000.00 in Purple Cows Products!!!
If you have questions, you can email them to: GOOD LUCK!

P.S. The entire document with EVERYTHING you need to know is being posted to our website:, click on the "create" tab, then click on Freinds of Purple Cows Design Contest. A printable, downloadable PDF will be there for you!

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There's a new Kit on the block...

Be sure to check out "The little shabby box" It's a new kit club but not just any kit club it's a CARD kit club. Yup that's right. I have been doing a lot of card classes lately and a lot of my friends that aren't local to me have e-mailed me for directions and supply lists for my classes so with a lot of push and begging from yall I took the leap and started "The little shabby box" I was just gonna keep it as an Etsy shop but decided if I'm gonna leap then leap good so I started it's own site and blog. The Kits will go up on the 15th of each month. The Fall kit is already up. I will be posting some sample cards made with the kit this weekend. So be sure to check out the The little shabby box blog. Be sure to read the first blog post as there is a DT call and I know some of your are amazing card designers. I am only looking for a couple card designers and already have a lot of submissions but I didn't want any of you to miss out on the call. Hugs and thanks for the gentle nudge.
Here are a few photos of the kit.
Thanks again to all of you who pushed and nudged.. hehe Love ya lots

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wishing you Sunshine...

With all the amazing weather we have been having lately I couldn't help but use the "Wishing you Sunshine" stamp set from My Stamp Box.

To get detailed directions on how to make this card and what I used for the clouds check out the My Stamp Box blog.
Thanks and I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards featuring My Stamp Box stamps.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Woot Woot...

I can finally shout it out loud for all of my scrappy friends and family... I am now a designer for My stamp box... I fell in love with there stamps when I received a couple sets in my DT box from Clear Scraps and when I heard they were having a DT call I just had to send in some of my work in hopes that they would love my work and I would be lucky enough to be asked to be on their DT... When I got the e-mail from them I was so excited and stunned at the same time... I got my first DT box last week and have been busy creating some projects. Which I will of course share with you soon...

Take a look at the amazing DT that My Stamp Box has...

Returning Designers:

Allison Cope (coordinator) - Canada
Cherie Nymeyer - Canada
Gudrun Loennecken - Norway
Jolene Johnston - USA
Lara Brooks - Canada
Leica Forrest - Canada
Marci Knecht - USA
Trace Geworsky - Canada
Tracey Taylor - Canada

New to the mSB Design Team:

Elisa Kammerdiener - USA
Ellen Sosnoski - USA
Kim Sonksen - UK
Liz Jacob - Germany
Nathalie Kalbach - Germany
Tina McDonald - Canada
Virginie Delbecq - France

Amazing talent on this list and I can't wait to be inspired by them all...

Congrats yall... hehe

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Making Cards...

Today I sat down and made up a few cards. One of which is for this week's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I just adore the sketch that Kazan came up with.

Here is my take on the sketch...
Products used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Clear Scraps 12x12 sheets cut down to 3x1.5 using my Purple Cows 1050 trimmer
Cosmo Cricket Pattern paper
Cosmo Cricket rub-ons
Cosmo Cricket Stamp
Staz-on Black ink
ColorBox Black Bird chalk ink
Making Memories mini brads
Kaiser Crafts Black Gems
Vintage Black Lace

If you have some time join in on the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 you. They have a great sponsor this week.

I will be back this weekend with some more cards...

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Halloween Cupcake Creepers...

I have been making lots of great crafts and embellishments for my Etsy shop and these cute little chipboard Halloween Cupcake Creepers are now in my shop... I love the crackle effects on them.
If you are in my area I have a card class at Lila's Scrapbooking and More on Monday at 5pm that I think has a couple spots left. You will be making 5 cards and 5 treat bag toppers. It will be a fun filled class.

I'll be back tomorrow with some cards.

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