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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
12 days of December Blog Party

Getting ready for the December holidays with 12 days of projects, inspiration and fun! Every day you’ll have a chance to win the daily giveaway and who ever participate in minimum of 7 missions out of all 12 missions will have a chance to win the grand prize!Here is how it works: I need to do: Post a daily project and mission. You need to do: Subscribe to my blog (only if you are not already subscribed) Post the mission in whatever on line media you want: blog, FB, twitter etc. with a link back to the Blog Party. Go to my blog and write a comment with a link to your post. You can join us for some of the days or all of them. Each day I will randomly choose a winner for the daily giveaway and post it the next day. Whoever takes part in minimum of 7 missions out of 12 will have a chance to win the …

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Why I love bikes layout

Everyone in my family loves bikes. Well..almost everyone. I’m not a big fan. I wanted to create a special layout with bikes photos, but I wanted it to be really special not just with a bicycle sticker or cutout. I decided to make a wheel layout, a layout that would turn like a wheel of a bicycle. This is a DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. It is made of two papers and a brad. I cut a window in the round scalloped paper and attached it with a brad to the center of the background paper. Then I adhered the photos to the paper. First the bottom photo, then I turned the wheel and added the second photo. I added embellishments and a title to finish the layout. BTY I didn’t have any bicycle sticker or cutout in the kit, so I ended up drawing it myself! Have fun creating! Einat

Friday, November 25th, 2011
First gift is ready!

Wow! I’m so excited; December is just around the corner! I have planned an amazing, inspiring December Marathon with a great giveaway. Tune in next week to find out all about it! This Friday marks the beginning of my “start making gifts or you’ll miss the holiday” month. Actually it’s only 3 weeks and the clock is ticking!! I have to make all my presents and cards and time is short. Here is the first gift I made: an embellished frame that can be hanged on the wall or stand on its own. I plan to make a few more of these and after they are ready to add photos according to the recipient. This is a wooden frame I covered with patterned paper and sanded the edges a little. Then I added matching festive embellishments. Have you started working on your gifts/decorations/cards?…so much to do and so little time! Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Designer Craft Connection on FB

Some of you are following and taking part in the Designer Craft blog Connection hops every month. There is always lots of inspiration to find and great giveaways. For those of you who yet to discover this fabulous talented group of designers, this is a group of professional Arts & Crafts industry designers, who are linked together to support each other and industry manufacturers with one objective – to share their love of crafts with as many people as possible. We post projects and giveaways on the First Monday of each month. Look for this logo on your favorite craft blog then hop around for inspiration. You’ll be glad you did! Now, this inspiring, innovative group is on FB. Give us some lovin’ and LIKE our new page:Designer Craft Connection on FB Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Technique Corner: Open a window

This is another LO I did for My Punch’s kit of the month club. The LO has a really fun and easy technique you can do in any layout or card, a window technique. The window has a double purpose, it frames the photo and draw your eye to it, as well as add interest and dimension to the LO. Here is how to do it: 1. Measure the photo you want to use. 2. Draw a photo size square on your paper. 3. Cut the square in three places: the top and bottom lines. 4. Open the paper to the sides and create your window! To enhance the window effect you can add a balloon like I did, or clouds, birds and even sun or snow. Have fun creating! Einat

Friday, November 18th, 2011
Digital fall cluster Freebie

Have I got a treat for you! After getting such great comments on the Fall Cluster tutorial I got in a creative mood and decided to create a digital version as well. This cluster is full of flowers, leaves, branches and other details, all in beautiful fall colors. You can use it for your digital projects such as cards or layouts. All you need to do is save the image (png file) to your computer. You can also use it in traditional projects simply by copy the image, resizing it and printing the cluster on a cardstock or pattern paper, cut it in any shape and add to your card or layout! You can find more digital freebies in the “Freebies” section of my blog. Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Recycled Crafts – FaveCraft Blog Hop

We’re hopping again with all of our friends at FaveCraft! This time we’re all sharing recycled projects! Great ideas and inspiration on how to create wonderful projects using everyday objects, leftover materials, things you don’t need anymore and even things you want to throw away. My project is a printer’s trey. But this is not your ordinary printer’s trey, the one you buy at the craft store. My trey is made from an old tea box I didn’t need. At first I wanted to throw it away, but then I saw its compartments and I had an idea: why not turn it into a printer’s trey?! I painted it and added photos. To make it interesting I gave each photo a little curve. Then I added a few handmade embellishments. I made it really simple and easy because as it turned out, I ended up teaching it in a few classes for girls and teenagers. Have fun creating! Einat

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