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Monday, November 29th, 2010
Sleep switch

When you have small children you discover they fall asleep in the strangest places. It is as if they have a switch that turns them off and they simply fall asleep where ever they happen to be at that moment. This layout tells such a story. This is a photo of my son a few years ago. He was so tired he didn’t even go to bed or lie down on the couch; he just put down his head and went to sleep. He still holds his toy car in his hand, half standing… This is a DT layout for My Punch’s October kit. The journaling is: “You were so tired that you fell asleep while playing. You didn’t even lie down; you just leaned on the couch and went to sleep. Adorable don’t you think? Einat

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 4: Frame X 4

Hello to all Sizzix fans! It’s time for another fun project. This week I had a lot of fun with the 3D frame designed by Eileen Hull. The frame has 3 square parts, a frame back and a stand. It also comes with a small set of flowers and heart embellishments. This is the sample on the Sizzix website. When I saw all the goodies I immediately thought why put all the frames together on top of one another? There must be a way to design each frame and show all of them. Then I remembered Hanukkah is just around the corner and I don’t have a gift for my mom yet. I love it when I have these thoughts in my head and suddenly they all combine to one great idea! My mom has 4 grandchildren and I have 4 frames…do you see where I’m going with this? I designed each frame separately and then attached them to each other with the …

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
So many buttons so little space

I have too many buttons! I ran out of room for them and I had to find a solution…fast.I knew I wanted to organize my buttons by color in small containers, but I wanted all the containers to be in one place and be close to me, so I can reach for them whenever I need a button or two. I also wanted to use an empty space on the wall above my desk. I finally came up with the idea to create a magnetic surface and attach containers to it, and hang it on the wall. I couldn’t find cheap metal containers so I went for the plastic ones. I found cute containers that were originally made for cupcakes or jelly. They were small enough on one hand so they were not too heavy, and big enough on the other, so there was enough room for all the buttons. The next step was to attach a big industrial magnet …

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Logic will take you from A to B. imagination will take you everywhere.

These photos were taken in the MADA-TECH (Mada – means science in Hebrew), one of the two Israeli museums of science. It might not seem a lot, but in a country smaller than Lake Michigan it’s not bad. My father, a science fan himself, decided to take the kids to a fun day at the museum. They had the time of their life, going from one room to the next. Each room had a different subject and it is all children’s friendly so they are meant to test, pull, push, build and touch everything. And they did! I could see them getting curious and absorbing all the information. It was defiantly a fun day! This was a layout I did for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club so I had to create a “scientific” page with what I had. I used cog wheel masks in the background and added words like experiment learn and discover. I especially like the …

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, Week 3: Lace Paper

It’s time for another great project! This week we each received a collection of flowers; most of them were white cardstock, but there were also a few fabric and felt flowers. I didn’t want to use these beautiful flowers in a usual way as an embellishment, so I tried to come up with a way to put them in the front and not as an addition. I moved them around for awhile and then I came up with the idea to create LACE PAPER. I colored all the white flowers with acrylic paint and added a few flowers I cut from patterned paper. I arranged all the flowers in the pattern I wanted and then I attached them to one another. After creating the lace paper I designed it as a layout. Supply list: Flowers: Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die #655455 by Brenda PinnickFelt – National Non-WovensFabric – Couluer Vie by Brenda Pinnick for Henry Glass & Co.Paper: K & …

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Welcome little baby – WIN A CARD!

The November kit of the month club by My Punch had a few really cute baby papers by Little Yellow bicycle and stickers by Pebbles. There were also American Crafts papers and other goodies. When I saw all of the cute baby stuff I just had to do a “welcome Baby” card. Since I don’t have anyone to give it to (no one I know is expecting…) I decided to give it to one of you! All you need to do is leave me a comment and one of you will get this adorable card. If you also subscribe to my blog or become a follower, you can win an extra surprise! This is how the card looks when it’s closed. I left the front empty so you can add a name or a title. When the card is opened there is a little pocket on the bottom part with two tags inside it. You can add a sentiment or write your congratulations …

Monday, November 15th, 2010
First day of school

I know it’s not the beginning of the year, but I love this layout I did when my oldest son started school (about 5 years ago) and I didn’t have a chance to post it on my blog until now.. This day was very special, it wasn’t just a first day of school; it was the first day of the first year in school with a new classroom, a new teacher and new friends. He was very excited and so was I; he didn’t cooperate with the camera so I only managed a few photos. For this layout I decided to use a book, as if this is part of a story. I cut the photos to fit the pages in the book and arranged the letters as if they were falling of the book. It is so amazing to watch how he has grown and learned new things. I am a very proud mother!

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