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Friday, March 30th, 2012
Messages from the past – Fresh paint lo

Passover is all about telling a story, passing it to the younger generation. This way the miracle of God’s deliverance will be remembered and history will never repeat itself. Our children will pass it on to their children and so on; this is a story of tradition and continuity. One way of getting into the Passover spirit in our family is spring cleaning which part of it is repainting dirty walls in the house. This is our family Passover tradition and a way for the kids to reflect on the holiday and its meaning. This lo almost looks like a painted wall. I’ve used plain cardstock with strokes of white paint on it to resemble the paint on the wall. I added an acrylic house embellishment that was inked, stamped and embellished with rub on and bling. The title is made from chipboard that was painted with two colors of paint. A few challenges: CraftySentiments: EasterPile it on: #13 For …

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Messages from the past – Fly, Imagine, Dream – Passover card

Passover is just around the corner and we are all busy with the preparations for the ritual meal – The “Seder”. During the meal we read the story of Passover, the story of salvation, of freedom. This is the story of an entire nation of slaves freed from slavery and given a chance to be their own people. That story has a powerful message even today, a message that everyone should be free not only physically, but mentally. We should all be free to fly high, imagine and dream. We should always imagine the impossible, because only then will we be able to achieve it. We should have dreams, big dreams, goals in life, places to be and not just actual places, but also places in our minds. And most of all we should fly, fly high, reach for the sky, reach for the stars! A few challenges: 365 Cards: #28 Let’s fly a kite One Stitch at a Time: …

Monday, March 26th, 2012
Messages from the past: Live Big card

Next week Jews across the world will celebrate Passover. This is the holiday that celebrates God’s deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. It’s an ancient biblical story which seems far away and irrelevant, but the messages from the past can still be heard today.  One of the things we learn from that story is (in modern context) to “live big”. Live big is live life to the fullest, all of us are capable of achieving great things! We are all special, talented and worthy. Just like Moses, who didn’t think he can lead the Jewish people and couldn’t understand why God chose him, but turned out to be one of the greatest leaders in history, we can also live big, and achieve greatness.  Greatness is not necessarily leading a nation LOL, but lead yourself to better things, not to be afraid and move forward. A few challenges: Cards 365: #25One Stitch at a Time: #106 Anything goesPaper Sundaes: …

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Technique Corner: Having fun with paper

This is a layout with an old photo of my mom and I titled Cherish. I was really cute once wasn’t I J ? I have already started working on my mom’s 60th birthday scrapbook, so I try to create a layout every time I find the right materials and mood for one of the photos. This layout has a few easy fun techniques to have fun with paper: 1.       Cut images: sometimes there are really pretty images on pattern papers that can be cut and use as embellishments. On this layout I cut some roses and doilies. 2.       Add texture: paper is flat but you can always add texture by crumpling it, folding it or creating accordion like creases. 3.       Create different finish: instead of a clean straight edge tear the paper and ink it. 4.       Add height: create layers in different height by adhering pieces of paper with dimensional adhesive. 5.       Have fun with shapes: make paper curls …

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
101 Flowers Tutorial #13: A bunch of flowers and materials

Today is the first day of spring! Nature is waking up, the sun is shining and the flowers start to bloom. Today’s tutorial is about creating a bunch of blooming flowers from different materials and techniques to brighten a card or a layout. 1.       Cut a window in your card or layout by creating a horizontal H. 2.    Stamp the background and ink the edges. 3.       Add Flower Soft on the lower edge of the window. 4.       Cut small flowers from a scrap of pattern paper and adhere on top of the flower soft. If you don’t have that kind of pattern paper you can stamp on a piece of paper and cut or punch flowers. 5.       Cut leaves from pattern paper and add as well. You can punch the leaves or stamp and cut from paper. 6.       Punch more leaves and adhere. 7.       Add butterflies to complete the springy atmosphere. A few challenges: Cupcake Inspiration #152: Inspiration photoCPS Card …

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Prima Tour – Canvas Mini Albums

After having so much fun with the PanPastels on the first mixed media workshop we had lots more fun creating two amazing canvas mini albums. Here are some pages: The other mini was a cute heart shape canvas album: Have fun creating! Einat

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Prime Tour – Mixed Media Workshop

Prima opened its European tour in Israel!! Yesterday we had our first workshop with Sharon Laakkonen. This was a fabulous mixed media workshop full of techniques and we got our hands dirty, just how I like it! We got to work with the new mixed media album kit that has canvas, paper, tags and all kinds of goodies!  Here are some of the pages we did: We created beautiful backgrounds with PanPastels, what a fun, great technique! The new resist canvases are just amazing and such fun to work with: Today we had two more great workshops with amazing kits and beautiful products! Tune in on Monday to find all about it! Have fun creating! Einat

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