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Monday, May 30th, 2011
101 Flowers Tutorial: Spiral Flower

Hello friends! Spring is here, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming! It’s time to share another flower tutorial from my 101 Flowers series. This flower is easy, versatile and fun! A spiral flower will add extra dimension, color and happiness to any project you create. To create the spiral flower you will need scrap pieces of paper, scissors, a button and stickles. 1. Cut a circle from a piece of scrap paper. The circle does not need to be accurate!!! 2. Cut the circle into a spiral. 3. Start rolling the spiral from the outer edge. 4. After rolling the spiral adhere to the bottom. 5. Distress the flower by scrunching its edges and inking them. 6. Embellish your flower with a button in the center and a little stickles on the edges. 7. Add two leaves from a scrap of green paper. Add your flower to a layout, canvas or a card. …

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Scrap fun with Tracie Hudson

Last Friday I had the pleasure of having some scrap fun with Tracie Hudson. Tracie is a very talented designer from England that teaches for Fancy Pants, Echo Park, Glitz and more. Tracie was a guest of My Punch and she was all ours for the entire day and 3 workshops! I really enjoy having fun every now and then in another designer’s workshop. It means I don’t have to work! No teaching, explaining or demonstrating…just pure scrapbooking fun for me! We started with a mini album using Fancy Pants products. I really like their mixed media mini album; it has all kinds of sheets, acrylic, felt, chipboard, canvas, mirror and corrugated board. Tracie had a ready example, but I did my own design. Then, we designed a canvas with Glitz products. Some of the girls followed Tracie’s design, but I went my own way. It was a wonderful day! Einat

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Single sheet of paper: Growing Up mini album

It’s time for another great project made from a single sheet of double sided cardstock! A DT project created as part of the Kit of the month club for My Punch. Just the other day I was going over some photos of my kids and I suddenly realized how fast they grow. Time just flies and we hardly notice the minutes and the hours and suddenly here they are all grown up, going to school, playing with friends, not the little cute babies they were only yesterday… all of that inspired me to create a mini album with a message to my two boys, a message of love from their mom. The journaling reads: “just yesterday you were in first grade and already you go to the fifth grade. Your shoe size is already bigger than mine, you’re almost as tall as me and even your voice has started to change”. The journaling reads: “I remember when you were born, you were so …

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Ins(Paper)ation

One of my favorite color combinations is orange and green. I know it’s not the first combination you would think of, but surprisingly it works. I was first inspired to explore this combination when I saw a DIY program on TV and there it was a room with this striking duo. (Inspiration does come from the strangest places). I wanted to design a layout with these colors, but I just didn’t find the right photo…until I managed to take a photo of my two boys on an orange hammock! The title reads: Swing. In this layout I managed to catch two birds with one stone. Not only a layout with a color combo, but also a layout designed on a white background, something I wanted to do for a long time. It’s really fun making layouts on white cardstock! Have fun with your own color combinations! Einat

Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Meet and Make

I’m sorry for the delayed post, but as some of you know Blogger was down for more than 24 hours. I’m happy it’s finally back to normal. I’m really proud to be a part of a very distinguished group of designers that are on the Meet and Make section of FaveCraft.com. This section presents 10 fun facts about the designer and features a great step by step project. I was really happy to be this month’s designer and to share 10 surprising facts about myself. If you want to find out what they are, you can read all about them here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/meet-and-make-einat-kessler/ See you next time Einat

Friday, May 6th, 2011
Scrap Birthday Party

Last week I celebrated my birthday in a great scrap party with my friends. It was a lot of fun meeting my friends and sharing some quality scrappin’ time. We started with a toast! My friend Alice made the most wonderful punch from champagne mixed with fruits. It was delicious and soon enough we were all cheerful and ready to eat! Looks yummy don’t you think? After the amazing deserts, all prepared by Alice, it was presents’ time. Here are some of the presents I got. Finally we started working. Each of us brought a project that we were working on. When you work with company the ideas flow and the creativity climbs. Thank you friends, it was a great evening! Einat

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Dear Dad card

It’s time for another Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. Every first Monday of the month will be the official hopping day, this wonderful group of designers will share with you great projects to help inspire you. The theme this month is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Graduation! I always make cards for my mom’s birthday and mother’s day but I realized I have never made a card for my dad. I know…I’m a bad daughter . So, this year I decided to mend my ways and make a card for my dad’s birthday, which is in two weeks. This card is great for Father’s day too, or even for your grandfather or husband.  To make this card you will need: 1 card4 different kinds of sanding paper.Nuts and bolts or cog wheelsNailsBradsJournaling block or a tagEyeletsLetters 1. Cover the front of the card with torn pieces of sand paper. 2. Add your title. I used textured letters to add to …