Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Congratulations card....

I wanted to create a different kind of Congratulations card one that really put meaning into the saying without saying Congratulations...  When I was looking at the Simple Stories "Destination collection" at my local scrapbook store the quote "It's not the destination that counts..... It's the Journey" really stood out to me and I knew I had to use for a Congratulations card.  So this is what I created...

Products used:
Simply Stories Pattern Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Hemp Twine
Pop Dots

Thanks for looking. I will be back tomorrow with another project. Till then, Happy Crafting.


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Look what I have been sewing again....

See what I have been sewing again....



I get e-mails every week asking when I am going to put my little owl keychains back in my Etsy shop???  I have been creating these little owls since I was a freshmen in high school and this weekend I have been sewing and sewing these little guys...  I do not have them in my Etsy shop just yet but if you have been waiting for one or want one in certain colors please feel free to e-mail me at ElisaK12 at gmail dot com.  They come either flat for $8 or stuffed for $10.  Each little owl has a hand stitched heart on it's backside.  All hand cut and sewn from my smoke free home. Because they are all hand cut and not from a pattern no 2 are alike. 


I have also been busy creating some canvases featuring my little owls that have been seen in Simply Handmade magazine a few years ago. 


Canvas wall hangings range from $20-$75 depending on size.  Everything is hand sewn onto the canvas.

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Color Combo...

I dunno what it is about green and yellow but I just love the color combo and I love adding pops of red into the mix.  Here is a card I created with Yellow,Green and Red...

Products used:
Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful 
Core'dinations Cardstock
May Arts ribbon
ColorBox "creamy brown" ink
foam dots

The Pattern Paper
*You will need 2 of these sheet of paper

  1. Trim Core'dinations cardstock to 3.25x12 and fold in half to create your card base.  
  2. Cut out the "apple of my eye" from pattern paper, Tie a ribbon around the cut out and adhere it to your card base.  
  3. Next cut out all the apples from the additional sheet of pattern paper, Ink the edges of each apple and add foam dots to the backs and pop them right over the apples on the card front.  
That's it.  Simple and Easy.  

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Te estraño "I miss You"

Summer is in full swing here in Washington.  The sun is shinning so bright this morning that you just know it's going to be a great day.  So with the sun shinning and all I thought I would share a card and one of my sketches with you today.  The card has the most amazing shades of yellow...

Products used:
Authentique Blissful Pattern Paper
McGill Punches (Star Lily, Sun & Highland Snowflake)
McGill Toll Kit and Molding Mat
Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Brown Cardstock
KinderStampO Stamp Sentiment
Authentique die cut tag
Colorbox Ink "creamy brown"
Prima Pearls
Ofray Ribbon

Here is a close up of the flower...


For detailed instructions on how to create the sunflower please hop on over to the McGill Blog.

Before creating this card I created several new sketches and this is the one I used as my inspiration. 
If you create with the sketch I would love to see what you do with it so please link me up... 

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Purple Cow's New Wind it tool...

I love creating my own embellishments to add to my projects so when I received the Wind It from Purple Cows I was thrilled. Not to mention that I have had a stock of wire that has just been sitting in my craft room for many years waiting to be created into wonderful embellishments.

The Wind It is an amazing Wire winding template.  With four different templates totaling 10 different unique designs to chose from.

To start you first insert your wire into the small hole of the design you are working with. Wind your wire around the guides following the design.  Once your done simply snip your wire and remove your finished embellishment and adhere it to your project. It really is that easy.

Here is a card I created with a wire embellishment that was created on the Wind It.

Products used:
Purple Cows Wind It tool
Craft wire
Kraft Cardstock
DCWV Stack

Thanks for looking and I will be back soon with another project... Till then.. Happy Crafting.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weird and funny faces = great layouts...

Miranda is always taking weird photos of her and the dogs.  She loves making weird faces.. I think it's funny and I love all the shots she takes plus it gives me lots of photos to scrap.. So I guess it's a win win. lol 

Here is my latest layout featuring Miranda with Fiona and Lola.

 Products used:
Authentique Pattern Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Authentique Die Cuts
Core'dinations cardstock
Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project... Till then.. happy crafting.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Amazing paper and Spellbinders...

I just love creating with Amazing paper and Spellbinders..  When I was in Illinois for CHA this summer I went to a Joanns and totally scored.  They had Spellbinders marked down from $5.97 - $2.97 I grabbed them all and new if I had doubles that some friends would buy them. lol I only ended up with 4 doubles which are now gone.   Now that I am finally back in the swing of things I have been creating up a store and breaking in the Spellbinders.

Today I would like to share this card with you...

Products used:
Authentique Pattern Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Spellbinder Pendant Dies - Lattice
Authentique Die Cut
Queen and Company Pearls
Colorbox Ink (creamy brown)
flowers (Michaels)

Thanks so much for looking... I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Finally back in the swing of things...

Wow it has been a few weeks since I last posted and I feel so bad but sometimes life just gets in the way.  Now that things have settled down I am finally back in my scrap room and creating like crazy... 

I have been creating with the amazing new products from Authentique.  I just love the name. The papers are to die for and I love that it's a nice thick paper.  The other thing I love is all the collections can mix and match.  Here is one of the cards I created...

products used:
Authentique Pattern Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Authentique Die Cuts
May Arts lace
Queen and Company Pearls
Flowers (Michaels)
Paper Trey Ink button
Hemptique Hemp Twine

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then.. Happy Crafting.

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