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Friday, September 30th, 2011
Top 10 – Readers' choice!

Wow! Thank you all for entering the Top 10 Contest and picking your favorite projects. I had a lot of fun checking out your choices and I really love the final list. So, let’s get down to business! Here are the TOP 10 PROJECTS that you picked: 10. How to use your scraps: a free spirit LO with a fun technique on how to use your scraps in any project! Read more… 9. 101 Flowers – Scraps Flower: an easy tutorial from the 101 flowers series on how to create a flower from scraps. Read more… 8. 101 Flowers – Spiral flower: just take a round piece of paper and create a beautiful flower. Read more… 7. Growing up mini album: a tutorial from the great series of a single sheet of paper projects. Read more… 6. Baby shower box: an easy cute box made from only two squares of paper. Read more… 5. Round and round we go: a …

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Happy New Year!

Today Jews around the world celebrate the beginning of the New Jewish year: Rosh Ha-Shana, which literally means “the head of the year”. This year we celebrate the beginning of the year 5772 (long time…). It is customary to eat an apple dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet happy year. Another custom is to greet each other: Shana Tova which means Good year. My happy New Year card has yummy apples and honey bees flying around their hive. I want to thank all of you for a wonderful, exciting year. You all gave me support, encouragement and love. May you all have a happy new year! Health, happiness, love and successes! See you next year! Einat

Monday, September 26th, 2011
Photography tips – Back side

Photographs are magical because we capture moments in time. Moments that will never happen again in the same way. The best way to capture such a moment is to take the picture when your subject is unaware you’re taking it. To achieve that you either have to be invisible or, if you can’t manage that, take the picture from behind! Some of my best photographs are those of my kids when I photographed them from behind where they couldn’t see me. To take photos from behind here are a few tips: 1. Wait until you see your subject do something interesting, go behind them and take a picture with their back to you. 2. Back side photos work best when kids watch TV, play on their computer, run ahead of you or look at something. In all these situations they probably won’t pay attention to you and you can sneak behind them. 3. Photos taken from behind are especially interesting …

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Technique corner: Create your embellishment – Button tree

I usually have only an idea when I sit down to create a LO. I start working and then the ideas start to flow. But sometimes I have an idea but not the specific thing I want to use. This time I wanted a tree beside the path I created, but since this LO was for the Kit of the Month by My Punch I had to use the materials in the kit and there was no tree. So, I decided to create my own. Here’s how you can create your own tree: 1. Cut the shape of the tree from a cardstock. 2. Color it with ink, acrylic paint or any other medium you like. 3. Add different size and color buttons as leaves. Creating your own embellishments gives you a chance for creativity and allows you to use an embellishment that is suited exactly to your project! Einat

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Sizzix Blog Hop! Meet the Designers

Wow! What a fun exciting thing is coming your way starting from next week: the Sizzix Fresh Vintage blog hop! A group of 75 designers will share their fabulous creations done with the new Fresh Vintage dies every Tuesday and Thursday starting from Sep 27th for six weeks! All of the designers, including me, are already working on our projects and can’t wait to share them with all of you! If you want to start the fun early, join our linky party and meet all of the designers at Eileen Hull’s blog.Here is a reminder of all the inspiration and creativity we shared on the last Sizzix blog hop: Join the Sizzix Fresh Vintage fun! Einat

Monday, September 19th, 2011
Scrap fun with Ingvild Bolme – Part 2

I told you how much fun we had with Ingvild on Friday and now it’s time to show you what we did. This is a great beautiful layout full of Prima flowers and goodies. Ingvild’s layout looked a little different but part of every workshop is to add your own personal touch and interpretation. Don’t you just love these prima flowers? This not the only project we did, but since I want to give the other project as a gift I don’t want to show it before I give it to that special someone. I promise to share it with you right after! Einat

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Scrap fun with Ingvild Bolme – Part 1

I just love days like this! Yesterday and today I had the pleasure to attend two classes with Ingvild Bolme from Norway. We had a lot of fun creating projects with Prima products, and boy, did we get Prima products. Each kit was packed full with goodies: papers,8 packages of flowers, letter sheets, metal embellishments, journaling cards, ink, adhesive, mini album, sticker sheet and the list goes on. We also had the pleasure of working with Ingvild’s new tools! These tools are just great. The knife is super sharp and flexible and there is an option of changing its angle if you want. The distressing tool is basically 5 tools in one: two files one rough and the other gentle, bone folder, distresser and a metal brush. It is all on one tool! Very clever! You can already see a hint of one of the projects we did, but I want to finish all of them so I can share …

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