Monday, July 30, 2012

A Shabby Chic Frame + another b-day.

This past weekend we celebrated yet another birthday... My middle son turned 14.  He had a fun get together with a few of his friends and what started out with 6 boys spending the night turned into 10.  It was one loud night and I will be the first to say I am thankful that we had a few tents for them all to sleep in and the weather was amazing!

Today I would like to share a "shabby chic" frame that I created for Purple Cows using the CraftGeek Punch It Spring Punch.

I love the detailed effects and the amazing backgrounds etc you can create with the Punch It tool. Below is the full printable pdf with supply list and instructions. 

Altered Frame by Elisa Kammerdiener
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today.  I will be back with another project soon.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

How I create and a Card...

Do you find yourself digging in that big bin of $1 stamps at Michaels?  I am always checking them out for some good sentiments, words etc.  I found the one below a few months ago and just love the 2 different fonts on it.  When creating cards I usually have 2 small 5x7 shallow baskets on my desk.  I will grab some sentiment stamps wood and clear, ink and a clear block and put it in one basket while the other will have a mix of embellishments, ribbons etc.  I like having a few small baskets on my desk that hold all the bits I am working with so they are at my finger tips.  I hate having to hunt for things when I'm creating.  Having things gathered up this way sure makes creating easier and neater for me.

With that said here is a card I created with some left over Prima flowers and that awesome $1 sentiment stamp from Michaels...

Products used:
Graphic45 Pattern Paper
Kraft Cardstock
Prima Flowers
StudioG Stamp (Michaels)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  It really does mean a lot.  I will be back tomorrow with another project. Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My little box of scraps... {post #1}

We have been packing and purging big time for our move next month so I'm sad to say it also includes my scraproom.  In the process of all the madness I came across an accordion file folder filled with some pattern paper scraps from several years  I decided to trim a few of them to sizes that would be great for cards and put in my little box of scraps. (it really is just one of those photo boxes from Micheals).  My little box of scraps consists of paper scraps that are already cut down into squares, rectangles and some smaller strips no bigger then 5"x5".  Plus cardstock strips and chipboard pieces already stamped with sentiments.  Some odds and ends like the last flower or die cut from a package, the last bits of ribbon etc.  It's perfect to take with to a crop or when you need to create a last minute card etc.  Anyway getting back to the accordion file filled with scraps of pattern paper.  After I cut down the ones I liked and wanted to keep for cards etc. I decided to leave a few of them on my desk as I was planning to scrap later that day and wanted to use them for a few cards I had ideas for.  I picked out a few leftover embellishments from the box and once I sat down to create I was ready with most of my supplies. It totally helps the creative process and I get a lot more projects done with things already cut etc.

Here is one of the cards I created with the old scraps and a few things from my little box of scraps as well as couple supplies that were left on my desk from a previous project (wire embellishment and gems).  So you see it eventually gets used up.  I would also recommend only having ONE little box of scraps so supplies get used instead of sitting for years like the accordion file folder did.  I plan on posting cards I created from my little box of scraps once a week...

Products used:
Pattern Paper (I think it's foofala?)
Bazzill Cardstock
Little Yellow Bicycle scalloped die cut (i think)
Purple Cows CraftGeek Wind It tool to create wired embellishment
Prima Flower
K12 Studio Sentiment Stamp (mothers day set)
Staz-on Black ink
KI Memories chipboard piece
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Birthday Boy and a Card.

Today is my little guy's 11th birthday... I still can't believe he's going to be in the 6th grade. He is a funny little guy with a heart of gold.  He cracks me up with all the funny things he comes up with.  A few of his favorite things right now is playing Skylanders, watching the History channel, riding the dirt bike and chillen out on the computer.

I love this photo of him as it captures his funny side, but also shows how much he wants to be like his dad.

Since he is my baby I thought I would share with y'all a baby card that I created showcasing some fabulous I am Roses and the amazing Purple Cows Wind It and Pin It tools.

Products used:
Graphic 45 Pattern Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Purple Cows CraftGeek Wind It, Wire, Pin It and Pin
I am Roses Flowers
DMC floss
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Old Paper)

Here is a close up of the wire embellishment I created with the Wind It tool from Purple Cows along with the Pin It and the flowers from I am Roses. 

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

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A couple cards and HSN...

Today I have a couple cards to share with y'all... I created these cards for Purple Cows to be showcased on HSN with the amazing CraftGeek Wind It tool...  So if you have a chance to watch the show will air today at the 3pm EST show.  I really do hope my cards make the cut and end up on the show.  You never know what there going to like and what they won't like until you watch the show and see.  So with that said here are a couple cards I created for the show.

Here are a some peeks of the other cards I created.  I will post these through out the week.

Here is the Purple Cows CraftGeek Wind It tool and Wire you will see on HSN

Thanks so much for looking at my blog.  I really do appreciate it.  I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Owl's are back again...

Yes they are... I started creating these Owls in 1987 around Christmas time. I was a freshman in high school and wanted to create some gifts for my cousins, friends etc. I created my owls from old drapes, sheets, towels, fabric you get the picture.  Over the years I incorporated buttons and use wool felt for the bodies.  A few years ago I started sewing them onto painted canvases and turned my little stuffed owls into key chains etc.  I use to sell them on etsy, at craft fairs etc. About 1 1/2-2 years ago I stopped creating them and really dove into card making.  A couple weeks ago and thanks to the most recent swap I was in I sat down and created the following items for my secret swap sister as on the questionnaire she stated she loved owls.. Now I have about 6 key chains done and 12 canvases painted and waiting for owls to be hand sewn onto them.  I plan on putting them up in my Etsy shop, but if anyone is interested in purchasing one etc please e-mail me at ElisaK12 at gmail dot com.

Owl Keychain

No two owls are a like as they are all hand cut with no pattern and sewn with different fabrics etc. I really love to sew and create fun whimsy things so I'm totally thankful for that swap a friend convinced me to join... So thanks Angela.

Here are some older blog posts on my little owls.. 

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

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A couple altered goodies...

I really enjoy altering things... If I can stick something to it, paint it, or build on to it you bet I am going to alter it in some way. I haven't altered anything in a long while so I guess it was time.  Recently a friend of mine asked me to join a cigar box swap she was in. After some quick thought I said what the heck.  We had to create a Cigar Box and a Dress Form for the swap.  I headed to Michaels for a box, dowel rods, something for a base, paint and some form of crackle. After sanding, painting, crackling, and Mod Podging the heck out of my items this is what they turned out to look like.

Altered Cigar Box
Products used:
Vintage Music Paper
MS Weathered Crackle
Washi Tape
Vintage Lace
Prima Roses
I am Roses flowers and leaves
Michaels frame
Flat Back Pearls

Dress Form
Products used:
Vintage Music Paper
Tim Holtz Die
Wooden Spools
MS Weathered Crackle
Wood Plaque
Dowel Rod
Vintage Lace and Fabric

The dress form was inspired by Miranda Edney.  When I seen hers on YouTube I knew I had to create one. I did a few things different then Miranda's. I adhered 4 "dress" parts together and then I fed a painted dowel rod through the center of the dress's and adhered with adhesive, slipped on some painted wooden spools and attached the dowel rod to a painted and crackled base that hubby drilled for me. I then finished adding all the "dress" parts and inked them up. I added some Jewelry beads to the top and added some vintage lace and a small I am roses flower. I finished the spools off with more vintage lace and some vintage fabric...  I love how it turned out and I hope my swap partner does also... Now to create one for me.. hehe

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

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Busy, busy and a card to share...

I have been so busy with creating projects for CHA, HSN and a swap a friend wanted me to join. Plus we have been packing for our move to Texas... With all that going on and you throw in a holiday, birthday, anniversary and nice weather... Yeah you can say this poor blog of mine took a back seat on the priority list...

So remember I said I have been creating so that means i have lots to share and decided to spread it out over the the rest of July... Yes people we are back to the daily blog posts so buckle up your seat belts and join me on an great adventure of cards, altered items and so much more... On sunday my daughter turned 18 and yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary... Where does the time go cuz it sure doesn't seem like its been that long...

With that said Here is today's card....

Products used:
Purple Cows CraftGeek Solstice Punch
Prima Pattern Paper
K12 Studio Happy Wedding Day stamp set
Dress stamp
Pro markers
Kraft Paper
Cardstock, Colorbox ink ( creamy brown)
Flat back pearls

Here is a close up photo

Happy Wedding Day With Elisa Kammerdiener

Thanks so much for visiting my little blog. Leave a comment if you like what you see... I hope you will join me again tomorrow for another project...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Enjoy Your Day...

Wow the weekend just flew by.  Here in Washington we are still pretty cool for this time of the year.  While others are having heat waves our temps are still in the 60's and low 60's at that.  I think later this week we will hit 72degrees.  The kids are waiting for summer to start.  No swimming or water fun till it's a bit warmer.  I'm sure this time next year they will be wishing for this weather as we will be in our new home in Texas where I'm sure it will be HOT...

With that said I am up on the Purple Cows blog today with this "enjoy your day" card I created with the Purple Cows CraftGeek Punch It winter punch and the CraftGeek Wind It tool and wire.  Plus some of my own vintage finds and left overs...

Feel free to visit the Purple Cows blog for more photos and see the amazing CraftGeek line up of tools...

Below is the printable pdf with full supply list and instructions.

Enjoy Your Day With Elisa Kammerdiener

I plan on doing a video on how I created the lace and will get it posted on youtube asap.

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

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