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Monday, April 27th, 2015
Wrapping Up Crafty April Website Launch with my Birthday Party!

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” – Mark Twain I’m so excited to celebrate my birthday with all of you! Mark Twain’s quote describes my personal journey so well. The day I realized what I was meant to do here, in this life was truly important. Finding out that I can make people happy with art and inspiration was an uplifting Revelation I took very seriously. I feel so lucky and blessed I can share my inspiration with you and get so much love in return. The greatest gift I can receive on my birthday is giving a gift to you! One of you will receive a surprise goodie bag full of crafty goodness! All you need to do is write me a birthday wish in the comments.  I’ll pick a random name and the winner will be announced on May 3rd. Let’s wrap this …

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Website Trivia Answers

How fun was this game right? i almost played it myself 🙂 Here are all the website trivia answers: How many social media buttons are on my home page?There are 8 buttons: Facebook, Google+, Youtube, Pinterest, Etsy (which isnot exactly social media), Instagram, Flickr and Twiter. What is my new professional name?My new professional name is: Einat Kessler Creative Professional. When I thought on a new name I had lots of ideas but liked no one. A fellow designer Gen Goode suggested this name and it was a perfect fit! Thanks Gen. What is the first question on the FAQThe first question is: How do I subscribe to your blog? What is your favorite product from the list of my favorite products?That was an easy question…all answers are correct! What is written on the blinkie in “spread the word”?The blinkie reads: einat kessler Creative professional, Find your Inspiration.Please grab it for your FB, blog or website 🙂 How many metal …

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
NEW!! 3, 2, 1 Craft Recipe!

New Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA series: 3, 2, 1 CRAFT RECIPE!! We all want to maximize the supplies we have but sometimes we are lost as to how to do it. I’m here to help you with a new but familiar way: a recipe! When you want to use your kitchen supplies or create something yummy you look for an easy recipe right? Well…this is the same! An easy recipe to create a project with your supplies. Each craft recipe will have the 3, 2, 1 system so it’ll be easy to remember and follow!This recipe is:3 Chipboard covering techniques2 Colors1 photo layoutHow fun is that?? let’s get cooking!! Unlike some of my projects this is a rather minimalist project. Not too many layers or embellishments on the page. Sometimes we want to get ahead with scrapping our photos and we don’t have a lot of time to invest in a complicated layout. So this one is fast! 3 Chipboard TechniquesI used …

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
How it all began: My story

Everybody has a story about how it all began. That moment when they started crafting and set in motion a lifetime of fun and creativity. Today I want to share my story. It is a very personal and even emotional story for me because it is connected to some of my favorite people in the world. If you want the short version you can read it on my ABOUT page in the new website, but if you want a glimpse to where I’m coming from keep reading. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl It all started when I was a small girl, about six years old I was sitting in my grandparents living room with a huge scrapbook on my knees looking through the photos of faraway places my grandparents …

Monday, April 20th, 2015
My Journey to a Website

A new website is like a new baby. Not as strenuous on the body but definitely a process, a journey. I wanted to share a few milestones in this journey with you. InceptionA website might not seem necessary when you have a blog. After all you can show your projects and tutorials on the blog, share your DT work, have giveaways and contests. It is your virtual online home that you can edit, design and build any way you can. Well…it’s all true, but I felt I needed more. I needed a bigger home if you will…I wanted a hub for all my creative adventures and a blog was not enough anymore. A website was the logical leap forward and it seemed rather easy or is it? DoubtsMy new hub was supposed to host a few new endeavours which I knew I wanted to start but for some reason dragged my feet. The main thing I wanted to start were …

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Maximize Your Supplies – One Paper magic!

Creativity is magic! I think we can agree on that right?But does this magic have to be packed with many supplies and embellishments?Is creativity a direct result of how much stuff you use or how much money you spend?let’s challenge ourselves to create with less!I say that we can create magic with ONE sheet of paper! Who’s with me? One Sheet of Paper Interactive Mini Album Start with a 12×12 cardstock. I used a black one and covered it later but you can use a patterned double sided cardstock and then you can skip the covering part. Score it on the 4″ and 8″ marks, turn it a quarter of a turn and score again. Continue according to the items:First cut along all the lines (that are not dotted) and then fold:A: fold top center to the right. apply adhesive to top and bottom edges of right square and attach to create a pocket.B: fold down.C: fold top left square …

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
No Sew Fabric Mini Album

I love creating mini albums but not always use paper. I try to challenge myself to try new materials and see what kind of mini albums they would make. Today I played with fabric. And the best thing is that this mini album doesn’t need any sewing at all. So if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t know how to sew you can still create this mini album! All you need is some ink, acrylic paint and stamping objects to create this fun project! I’m sure there are some fabric pieces in your stash you can play with…right? For this mini album you can use any type of cotton fabric or cheesecloth. It needs to be flexible and thin enough to be folded and its texture needs to be the kind you can paint on because it will be covered with gesso to prime it. felt, for example will not work here. This is basically the same process …

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