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Monday, April 30th, 2012
The Best Birthday Blog Candy – week 3

I haven’t had so much fun in a long time! All your stories are great and I’m so happy you shared them with me. I also want to thank all of you for congratulating me on my birthday, you really moved me guys! And now without delay here is week 2 winner: Congratulations Margaret! Our third mission is all about dreams! When you reach 30 you have already done some growing and discovered the world enough to start dreaming. This is the decade you start to have ideas that lead to dreams that lead to plans. This is the time your head is in the clouds and you heart is full of things you want, places you want to see, people you’d like to meet and goals you want to accomplish. Your mission is to share one dream you haven’t fulfilled yet! Here’s how to play: 1. Subscribe to my blog. 2. Post the contest in whatever social media you want: …

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Technique Corner: Moment in time

Moments never stay; they pass through life in a heart bit. This is a layout telling the story of a moment like that. This was a happy moment on a sunny winter morning, down on the beach board walk. This is a DT layout I did for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club.  To mark the transience of time I used a ribbon in a special way. I adhered it to the layout not in a straight way, but in a wavy curled way, like a time line that twists and turns through history. A few challenges: Cards 365 #57: New Technique: New way to use ribbon Incy Wincy: sketch 4 Crafty Chicks #87: No stamping My Mum’s Craft Shop #54: The great outdoors Dutch Dare Cards #162 Totally Paper Crafts #114 Have fun creating! Einat

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Reach for the stars

I have a paper with the planets on it in my stash for a long time just waiting for the right photos. Recently my astronomy buff son created a solar system wall in his room and I took photos of the process…of course. The final piece in the puzzle was Scrapping Everyday Miracles April sketch that the DT had to design. Everything came together just right and a layout was born. It’s a multi photos sketch and you still have time to join the fun and win a great prize.   For this layout I took a dark blue cardstock as a background. I cut all the stars from the patterned paper and added them to the layout with the photos. I created a asteroid belt from punched stars and spots of stickles. Created for: Pile it on #17: Sparkle and Shiny Tuesday Throwdown #95: Use Sparkle Color Throwdown #189 Totally Gorjuss #128: Boys Toys Creative Scrappers #205 Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
101 Flowers Tutorial #14: Quilled Flower

It’s time for another fun and easy tutorial for making flowers. This time a familiar and old form of art: Quilling. This form of art has been around for a long time and it’s believed it started with nuns a few hundred years ago. Here is how to make an easy flower: ·         Take 6 strips of red paper and a strip of white paper. If you don’t have quilling strips, you can cut them yourselves. Each strip is 1/8″ X 12″. ·         Roll one red strip tight. Then let it open a little bit between your fingers and adhere the edge. Repeat with other 5 strips. ·         Take each circle and pinch on one side to create a tear drop shape. ·         Roll white strip tight and adhere the edge. ·         Arrange all petals on a card and adhere. ·         Adhere the white circle on top as a center of the flower. Don’t forget week 2 of the Best …

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Blossom

My son’s favorite season is spring. He loves to go on trips, see the flowers and taking lots of photos with them. Here is a layout with the amazing anemones that color the ground red. This is my first DT layout as the international design team member of Mad about scrappin’. Every month they have the most exciting sketch challenge with great prizes. I used Glitz and MME, Echo Park, K & Company and Fancy Pants papers. In this lo I didn’t use any embellishments, other than a few rhinestones. All the embellishments are flowers or shapes cut from paper. A few challenges: Sentimental Sundays #99: Earth Day Sketchabilities #69 Clear it out: Karaoke inspired   Aud sentiments #52: Spring/Summer colors The pixie cottage #117: Green and gorgeous Craft us crazy #25: Flowers Paper crafting journey #7: 3 patterned papers Fussy and fancy Friday #61: Punches Prairie fairy #77: Flowers Our creative corner: Butterflies Creative scrappers #205 Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
The Best Birthday Blog Candy – week 2

Wow! Thank you for all the greetings and the comments. You’ve really warmed my heart! Before I reveal the second mission, here is the first week’s winner.    And the winner is: That is Beth, congratulations! Please contact me for your prize! The second decade of life is magical. These are the years you discover everything there is to know about yourself, about your life and about the world. These are not easy years the terrible teenage years are full of discoveries, good and bad and then you finish high school and discover that there is so much more to learn, to know and to try. The second mission is all about discovery! Here’s how to play: 1. Subscribe to my blog.2. Post the contest in whatever social media you want: blog, FB, twitter etc. with a link back to the Blog. In the post tell me about something you discovered about yourself when you were young or recently. 3. …

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Inspiration Card – Create

First a reminder: the Best Birthday Blog Candy – week 1 is still on. You still have a chance to join the celebrations! My recent passion is making cards. I’ve always enjoyed making them, but I recently found myself creating what I call Inspiration Cards. It’s a type of card that is not for a specific event or person and it has something inspiring to say in a form of a word or a sentiment. So, I’ve decided to share these cards with you in a new segment in the blog that would be known as Today card is inspiring you to create. It doesn’t have to be a lo or a card, it can be another type of craft or art. It can be a dish or a cake, it can be a relationship or anything that is that is making something new and bringing it into the world. I created this card from My Punch’s April Kit of the …

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