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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Designer Craft Connection on FB



Some of you are following and taking part in the Designer Craft blog Connection hops every month. There is always lots of inspiration to find and great giveaways. For those of you who yet to discover this fabulous talented group of designers, this is a group of professional Arts & Crafts industry designers, who are linked together to support each other and industry manufacturers with one objective – to share their love of crafts with as many people as possible. We post projects and giveaways on the First Monday of each month. Look for this logo on your favorite craft blog then hop around for inspiration. You’ll be glad you did! Now, this inspiring, innovative group is on FB. Give us some lovin’ and LIKE our new page:Designer Craft Connection on FB Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Technique Corner: Open a window



This is another LO I did for My Punch’s kit of the month club. The LO has a really fun and easy technique you can do in any layout or card, a window technique. The window has a double purpose, it frames the photo and draw your eye to it, as well as add interest and dimension to the LO. Here is how to do it: 1. Measure the photo you want to use. 2. Draw a photo size square on your paper. 3. Cut the square in three places: the top and bottom lines. 4. Open the paper to the sides and create your window! To enhance the window effect you can add a balloon like I did, or clouds, birds and even sun or snow. Have fun creating! Einat

Friday, November 18th, 2011
Digital fall cluster Freebie



Have I got a treat for you! After getting such great comments on the Fall Cluster tutorial I got in a creative mood and decided to create a digital version as well. This cluster is full of flowers, leaves, branches and other details, all in beautiful fall colors. You can use it for your digital projects such as cards or layouts. All you need to do is save the image (png file) to your computer. You can also use it in traditional projects simply by copy the image, resizing it and printing the cluster on a cardstock or pattern paper, cut it in any shape and add to your card or layout! You can find more digital freebies in the “Freebies” section of my blog. Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Recycled Crafts – FaveCraft Blog Hop



We’re hopping again with all of our friends at FaveCraft! This time we’re all sharing recycled projects! Great ideas and inspiration on how to create wonderful projects using everyday objects, leftover materials, things you don’t need anymore and even things you want to throw away. My project is a printer’s trey. But this is not your ordinary printer’s trey, the one you buy at the craft store. My trey is made from an old tea box I didn’t need. At first I wanted to throw it away, but then I saw its compartments and I had an idea: why not turn it into a printer’s trey?! I painted it and added photos. To make it interesting I gave each photo a little curve. Then I added a few handmade embellishments. I made it really simple and easy because as it turned out, I ended up teaching it in a few classes for girls and teenagers. Have fun creating! Einat

Monday, November 14th, 2011
101 Flower Tutorial #9: Fall Cluster



Fall is in the air! It’s my second favorite season (the first one is winter). I love it when the skies turn grey, the leaves turn orange and yellow and the first drops of rain clean the streets. So, of course today’s flower tutorial is going to be all about fall. You can make this fall cluster for all your Thanksgiving cards and layout and you can make it in a larger scale as a center piece for your holiday table or to decorate the front door. 1. Take different size and color flowers and adhere them together. 2. Cut pieces of metal wire and swirl the edges. 3. Punch or cut leaves from yellow and orange scraps of paper and attach to the wire. 4. Attach the wires and some more leaves to the bottom of the flower. Have fun creating! Einat

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Ins(paper)ation: Home is where the heart is 3D frame



“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”William Arthur Ward In spite the fact that I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (since I don’t live in North America) I think it’s a great tradition to appreciate the things you are grateful for. Life has a different meaning if you stop and take stock of all the things you are thankful for. This wonderful tradition has inspired me to create something for and about my family. I created a 3D frame with a family photo, layers, embellishments and one of my favorite quotes: “Home is where the heart is”. I first colored the frame with a white acrylic paint. After it was was dry I painted it with brown color. I created the distressed look by sanding the brown layer up to the point where the white color was showing. I built the book shelf from a few scraps of wood. I painted it …

Monday, November 7th, 2011
DCC – I'm Thankful for freebie…



It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for the Designer Craft Connection’s blog hop! This month is going to be full of exciting things! First, we have great Thanksgiving inspiration from our great designer friends. Then we have another fabulous hop on Nov. 15th a manufacturer’s challenge from Flip Pal. We will also have a fantastic giveaway by Julie McGuffee! She will be giving a Sizzix Sidekick with 2 sets of Sizzlets Alphabet Dies. To enter to win you must identify the blogs on the hop where a die cut has been used in the designer’s project. Go to Julie’s blog at www.juliemcguffee.blogspot.com to list your answers. To keep hopping just click on the DCC blinkie on the right side of my blog and it will take you to all the designers’ blogs for some great fall inspiration. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and fall is in the air. To celebrate this wonderful colorful season …

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