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Monday, January 30th, 2012
Technique corner – all you need are words

Every now and then, although I adore flowers, I feel like doing a layout with no flowers, no elaborate embellishments, just something simple, quick and easy. This is a DT layout I did for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. This layout is really easy to do, because it has the most basic embellishments of all…words. I didn’t put any flowers, bling, swirls or cutouts, I used word stickers. This way I killed two birds with one stone: I embellished the layout and I wrote the journaling. It all goes well with the theme of the camera and photography, since the words are all in that subject. This type of simple embellishing frames the photos and gives them the focus. Don’t forget to enter your card to the Valentine’s Day Card Contest and get a chance to win a great prize! Have fun creating! Einat

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Valentine's Day Card Contest

Starting today and until February 10th we will have a special Valentine’s Day card contest! If you haven’t started working on your cards, you will have a really great reason to start now! There are never too many Valentine’s Day cards, that what I always say. Love should be spread around right?! so I like to give cards not only to my husband, but to my family and friends as well. Here is what you need to do: 1. Subscribe to my blog (if you are not already subscribed). 2. Post the contest in whatever on line media you want: blog, FB, twitter etc. with a link back to the Blog. 3. Go to my blog and write a comment with a link to your post. 4. Add your card to the contest with Mr. linky. The random winner will be announced one day before Valentine’s Day (Monday, Feb 13th). The prize: LYB products for all your scrapbook layouts and paper projects! Can’t wait …

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Getting ready for Valentine! Card contest

Have you started getting ready for Valentine’s Day? I have just the thing to motivate you to create and prepare for this romantic day…a card contest! Starting Friday you will be able to add your Valentine card to the contest and have a chance to win a great prize (which will be revealed on Friday).  Here is my card, the first in a long list. It’s not that I have so many valentines; it’s just that I believe in spreading the love to my family and friends who all will be getting a card! Don’t forget, we start on Friday! Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Ins(paper)ation: a tribute to Grandma

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This week my grandmother will celebrate her 85th birthday. She is a remarkable woman who has inspired not only me and our family, but generations of students through the years. My grandma is a holocaust survivor who endured the horrors of the war in concentration camps, labor camps and a death march. After the war she got married and had two daughters, twins: my mom and my aunt. This is a DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club with a photo of them. She became a high school history teacher and for 30 years she has instilled in her students the love of past events. During the years she wrote teaching plans for the holocaust and instructed many teachers. She wrote several books on that period culminating in her PhD and awards she received for her continuous holocaust education in the national level. She …

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Baby Card tutorial

There are so many designs for a baby card. But for this baby (first born of a dear friend of mine) I wanted to make something special, something different. I thought about it for a long time and one day it came…the perfect idea! A knitted card! The card is really easy to make (if you know how to knit): 1. Knit a square that is a little bigger than the card you want to use. 2. When finished wrap the card with the knitted piece (the same as you wrap a book with paper) and adhere to secure. 3. Add embellishments. I added a small sock attached a safety pin and added stars, ribbons and a title. I “hanged” the sock with two small laundry pins I painted blue. You can make a pink version for a baby girl. Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Maximize your supplies: create your cut out flowers

This is a DT layout I did for My Punch’s kit of the month club. Whenever I design layouts for the kit I try to make as many layouts as possible with the materials I’ve got. The problem is I don’t always have as many embellishments as I need, and I always need a lot of embellishments. The solution is to create my own embellishments. One of the papers in the kit was this pretty Echo Park paper. I cut different sizes of flowers and wrinkled them in my hand.  I inked their edges and layered them with 3D foam tape for extra dimension. I added rhinestones in the centre for a finished look. Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Frames Freebie

Here is another fun freebie for your digital and traditional scrapbook layouts and projects. You can cut the frames after printing them, color them and add embellishments. You can also print them on a pattern paper or a cardstock and then cut it. If you are a digital fan, you can add the png file to your design. They can frame a photo, be an embellishment or a journaling spot  Have fun creating! Einat

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