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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Double Freebies

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring! A little sunshine, flowers blooming, new leaves on the trees and a new feeling in the air. This has inspired me to treat you with two new digital stamps freebies. One is a small twig with leaves and the other is a branch with leaves on it that can also be a small tree if you turn it. Here is a little example of what you can do with the stamps. Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, February 27th, 2012
Technique Corner: Make a Romantic Card

I don’t have a lot of chances to make a romantic card with butterflies, a little bling and flowers, but since I was in the mood for one, I decided to make a card anyway. I’m sure I’ll find just the right person to give it to. I wrote FLY on the card because I believe that everyone should fly, if it is after their dream, or after their love, fly on the wings of the imagination or fly with the notes of a favorite song. We all should have the opportunity to fly high and be happy. If you want to make a romantic card here are a few tips: ·         Choose papers with soft, bright colors. ·          Use papers with patterns that are not too big or bold. ·         Pick a theme that has a magical or loving feeling to it like fairies, hearts, birds, butterflies and of course flowers. ·         Distress the edges to soften the look …

Friday, February 24th, 2012
Every place possible

My son loves books. But not just any books. He likes atlases and big books that explain everything about space and the universe. He knows everything there is to know (almost) about planets, stars, the solar system and other exciting space phenomena. He takes his books wherever he goes, so if he’ll get bored he will have something to do. This lo is all about such a day. We went to a beautiful trip, had a picnic and had fun in the great outdoors. And what he was doing? He found a quiet place, sat down on the sand and read his book. I think this is the most adorable, amazing, funny thing I have ever seen! Don’t you think? This lo is a DT layout for My Punch’s kit of the month club. A few challenges:Totally Papercrafts: #105 inspiration pictureCrafty Catz weekly: something begins with BCraft your days away: #39 paper piecingCrafty sentiments designs: Two different papersThe pink elephant: …

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Family Day Blog Hop

Today I take part in a special blog hop with eight talented Israeli designers in celebration of Family Day. The blog hop is sponsored by My Punch which is also giving all of you a chance to win a great prize. Each of the eight designers was given an element to include in her design. My element is: Key. I created an altered book titled: The key to happiness. Other than being an object for opening locks and doors, the key has metaphorical meaning. It can open our hearts, our minds and our happiness. Each one has a different key to their happiness, my key is my children. Their smile opens my heart, their laughter unlocks my anger and their hugs melt my soul. They make me happy when I’m sad, they make me smile when I’m down and they bring me joy by simply being who they are. The blog hop starts on Wed Feb 22nd and ends on …

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Technique Corner: upgrading flowers

This is a layout with one of my favorite photos of my DH and son. I took this photo when my son was a few weeks old and I love it because it shows how calm and quiet he is and that he really enjoys being in his father’s arms. The flowers in the LO were created from scraps of paper. Here are a few tips for upgrading flowers you create yourself: ·         Create layers to the flower by adhering the same shape in different sizes. It can be circles, flower         shapes, ovals, hearts etc. ·         Give the flower dimension by adhering the layers with 3D foam tape. ·         Distress and ink the edges of the flower. ·         Create a stem from a strip of paper. Add leaves to the stem. ·         Add dimension to the stem by twisting the strip. ·         Add an interesting center to the flower such as a button, bling or a sticker. Some challenges: …

Friday, February 17th, 2012
FaveCrafts Blog Hop: Paper Crafts

February’s FaveCrafts blog hop is all about paper crafts…my favorite! To hop with us go here and find all the artists that are part of the blog hop. I want to share with you a mini album I made all from paper, different kinds of paper. I had fun playing with thickness and sizes of papers, paper stickers, pockets, tags and even paper ribbons I created myself. The mini album is titled: “The sweetest things in life are made of these”. Each page is dedicated to a different sweet thing of life! Have best friends and laugh Sing all day Be happy always Find the one Enjoy Love Dance The mini was a special project I made for Glitz, using only their materials. Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Published on Prima's blog

I love Prima’s “Build a Page” contest! Every month they have a sketch and blog readers are welcomed to design a layout. It’s really fun working with a sketch, because you can interpret it any way you want and add your personal touch. I have done two layouts for the December and January BAP contest and they were both picked up by Prima and published on their blog!! December LO: ADORABLE: cute layout with two of my old baby photos. Embellished with hand made flags and a lot of flowers, birds and girls sitting on a tree branch. January LO: NATURE BOY: A nature layout with my boy who loves flowers and the outdoors. The background was misted and I added flowers, a tree and cut out flower shapes from some Prima’s papers leftovers.  Everyone can join the fun! Have fun creating! Einat

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