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Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Giveaway Winners

It’s the time to announce who won the fabulous giveaway! A lot of you joined the fun and help spread the word and I want to thank you for that. I’m so happy I don’t have to pick the winner because I loved all your answers. Lucky for me I used a that picked the number of the winner. And the winner is…. Tammy Windsberg   Congratulations! please email / pm me your address. Join the new VIP Room where every month you’ll get new class grade video tutorials, be the first to hear about new products and get access to printables, patterns, have more chances to win fabulous giveaways and much, much more! Don’t miss out! Keep up with all the crafty goodness by subscribing to the Einat Kessler creative newsletter Have fun creating!

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Mixed Media Scrapbooking

Some people think Mixed Media Scrapbooking is an oxymoron, which means that these two words contradict each other. But are they really? Is mixed media scrapbooking something that is a contradiction in terms or is it another way of doing things? You can probably guess my answer…mixed media scrapbooking is an amazing way to create beautiful and interesting layouts while combining different techniques from other arts.       Mixed Media Scrapbooking The first thing you need to do is to understand the two terms. Scrapbooking is the art of documenting life with photos, papers and embellishments. Mixed media is an art form that combined different techniques and materials. Scrapbooking is a “dry” art that uses mainly paper and paper products, while mixed media is a “wet” art that uses paints, sprays and gesso. Mixed media is a combination of materials when scrapbooking is not.  So what if you can combine the two? Create scrapbooking layouts with paints, metal and …

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

I’ve realized we haven’t had a giveaway in a long time so it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!     I recently reorganized my studio and realized I have lots of supplies I don’t need and can give to one of you! So I’ve put some goodies in a big envelope and I’m ready to send it to one lucky winner. In the envelope you’ll find papers, chipboards, ribbons, stamps, embellishments and other surprises. Here’s what you need to do to win this fabulous surprise giveaway… Leave me a comment telling me what is the one supply or product that is missing from your craft stash that you just have to have.  For an extra entry to this giveaway sign up to the VIP Room Creative Club. Leave me a comment telling me you’ve subscribed. For an extra entry to this giveaway share this giveaway on social media. Leave me a comment with the link. ***IMPORTANT***  If you follow all three …

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Printables -What Are They Good For?

Printables -What Are They Good For? have you asked yourself that question before? You see so many printables online, but what are you supposed to do with them? Why do you even need them? These are all valid questions and I have the answer right here! Printables are an amazing way to add creativity to your life in so many ways!     Printables -What Are They Good For? Printables come in all shapes and sizes. These are electronic graphic files you can print on your home printer. Someone else, like me, designs a printable and you can download it and use it for what ever you want. Here are a few ideas you can use printables in your life: Decorations: Add decorations to any holiday party or special event. You can download just about anything from banners, party invitations, bottle labels and cupcake toppers for any special occasion. Everyday Life: lunch box little notes, planners, lists and other useful …

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
12 More Craft Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

I’m sharing 12 More Craft Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier. Remember the first 15 craft tips that made your life easier? you can find them here. I got such amazing comments on this post I decided to round up some 12 More Craft Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier. Some of these tips are so simple I can’t believe I didn’t think of them myself.     12 More Craft Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier My stencils are always covered with paint because i’m too lazy to clean them. Sometimes I wipe them slightly with a baby wipe and sometimes not even that. Once in awhile I take all my stencils and submerge them in rubbing alcohol. After a few minutes the paint just peels of and all I have to do is give them a little rinse. Store brads, beads, eyelets and other small items in an ice cube tray so you can find what you …

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
5-Minute Craft: Eraser Bulletin Board

In today’s 5-Minute Craft: Eraser Bulletin Board . This fast project will solve all your memory problems! You’ll never forget what you need to do when you have a pretty bulletin board in front of your eyes. All you need for this project is an old picture frame with glass. You can also use a store bought frame or a lid from an unused tea bag box. The important thing is to have a frame with glass in the center. You will also need a piece of pattern paper. I recommend not to use a noisy pattern because you need to write things on the bulletin board that you want to be able to see.     5-Minute Craft: Eraser Bulletin Board The fun thing about the 5-Minute Craft: Eraser Bulletin Board is that you can give it your personal touch by changing things around. Create a bigger board by using a larger frame, add embellishments such as flowers or metal parts. …

Sunday, July 17th, 2016
Altered Playing Cards – part 2

We’re continuing with the Altered Playing Cards series and we’ll be exploring new mixed media techniques and ways to alter the playing cards into amazing pieces of art. Today we’ll alter 4 cards using different materials like gelatos, acrylic paints and distress inks. Don’t forget we are using the 52 power words list we created in the 52 word challenge where each one of you wrote 52 words that inspire you and empower you. Each card is matched with one word and is designed to correspond with that word.     Altered Playing Cards Each card is design according to my interpretation of the word and it might not “speak” to you. Feel free to change things and give each design your personal interpretation and style. The techniques and materials I use are for your inspiration and are meant to give you ideas and ways to alter the cards. Before you start don’t forget to cover all your playing cards …

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