I was so honored to share my story in Kathy and Barb’s blog: Craft for Health. Their motto is: “crafting is the secret weapon in helping people“, it is so true! I never thought what a great role scrapbooking and crafting played in my life, other than a job. It was only when Kathy asked me to write about it, I realized the healing power it had in my life and how much it helped me. I know now that everything happens for a reason and this is the path I was supposed to walk in. share my story in Craft for health
In this age of television and computers we often hear the words: “mom, I’m bored”. But sometimes, as I found out, they can surprise you. These photos were taken on a trip to the beach with my son’s kindergarten a few years back. We were all sitting waiting for our guide to arrive and all the kids were complaining that there was nothing to do. My son found a solution…he started collecting snails. It was the season when all the shells were left behind and he collected them like it was the biggest treasure he ever saw. He kept himself occupied for a long time collecting and playing with the snails. A scene worthy of a photo, don’t you think? The layout is one of the projects I created using the October Kit of the Month club by My Punch.
That was the question my son asked me when he saw all the boxes everywhere. A few years back, we lived in Kenya for a few years and when it was time to leave we packed the house in soooo many boxes I was afraid they would not fit in the container. As it turned out every box found its place in the container and luckily they even managed to close the doors. For this layout I created a special paper with my son’s drawings. He drew a house and a tree and I thought it would make the most adorable pattern for a paper on moving. I created the boxes from corrugated cardboard I cut from real boxes and I embellished the page with two types of masking tape.
I love mini albums. The only problem is where to put them when they are finished. It turns out I’m not the only one with this problem and many of us scrappers and designers don’t have anywhere to put those beautiful mini albums. I decided to create a solution which will look good as well as be functional. I created an open box to house all my mini albums. This way they will all be in one place, displayed on the table in a beautiful box and accessible whenever I need them. The inspiration for this box was a new pair of shoes I bought for my son. These are his first shoes with laces and while I showed him how to tie them the idea just came to my head. Inspiration truly comes from the strangest places!
Some of my friends call me the queen of leftovers because I always try maximizing my materials and using them in a smart way. I keep all my paper scraps, leftover stickers or rub-ons and I never throw any ribbon no matter how short it is. I try to use all my materials to their last inch, and that is exactly what I did this time…INCHIES! This was a fun project! I took all the leftovers from My Punch’s September kit and made a few magnet inchies to put on my fridge. Since I had so much fun I decided to create a few “big brothers”: TWINCHIES! This way I can get rid of all the ugly magnets on the fridge and use only my designed inchies and twinchies to hold my groceries list and my bills.
I’m so happy to be part of the first FaveCrafts Blog Hop. This is going to be a monthly feature on the FaveCrafts blog and this is the first one ever! The theme this month was “Finished on the 15th”. I have managed to finish a lot of projects this month and I want to share one of them with you. This is a bag I designed for a workshop I am teaching called: “bags”. Here is the link to the Blog Hop: come and join the fun!
To all of you Sizzix fans out there, those who have a cutting machine or thinking of getting one, crafters, scrapbookers and designers! I’m so proud to be part of the Sizzix fabulous Blog Hop organized by three of their licensed designers: Brenda Pinnick, Eileen Hull and Karen Burniston. Here’s how it will work. Sizzix have challenged sixty-two (yes, SIXTY-TWO!) all-star designers to create projects with dies designed by Brenda, Eileen and Karen. Starting Thursday, November 4th, each designer will post a project on their own blog using that week’s featured die. You’ll be able to hop around and view all the creations. The Hop will go on for seven weeks, with a different die being featured every Thursday. Here are the dies and the dates they’ll be starring: • November 4, 2010 House, 3D Pro Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull • November 11, 2010 Twist Cube, 3D Pop-up, Bigz XL Die by Karen Burniston • November 18, 2010 Flower, …