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Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 6: YOU Mini Album (Tutorial)

Week 6 of the Blog Hop is here! I can’t believe 6 weeks have already passed and the hop is almost over. I love mini albums, so I was very excited to play around with Brenda Pinnick’s Album, Brackets XL Die. I got paper and canvas pieces which made it even more fun. What made my happy feeling complete was the fact that the idea I had for the mini album solved a problem for me. When I put photos of my kids in my purse they always get lost and if I put them in a mini album it doesn’t stay whole for a long time because of all the stuff I have in the purse. This mini is perfect for that because it has a bag of its own! I took the two large canvas pieces, sewed them together and made a little special bag to put my mini album in. then I made the pages of the …

Monday, December 6th, 2010
If you really knew me

I usually design for my clients or my kids. For once I decided to design a layout for myself about myself. It’s a very simple layout in terms of design, but not so simple (to me) in terms of exposure. Since it’s all in Hebrew here is the translation. The title: If you really knew me. The journaling is a collection of sentences describing me: I love Sudoku and my husband bought me an electronic Sudoku game, I saw the movie “Back to the Future” many times and it’s my favorite movie, My favorite holiday is the Jewish New Year, I always eat an olive after I ate something sweet, I still have my stickers collection from when I was 12 years old, I love cats but my husband is allergic, I like my hair. Now you know almost everything there is to know about me. Try making a layout for yourselves; it might be more challenging than you think. …

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 5: Festival of lights

My Sizzix project this week is all about Hanukkah. The 3D Pop-up Gift Card Holder designed by Karen Burniston is just perfect for a Hanukkah card and since I won this Die I could make the card with the colors of my choice. Hanukkah is the festival of lights, so all the colors of the card are bright and fiery. For those of you who don’t know what Hanukkah is all about here is the story: Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated in December, for eight days and nights. In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks. In 168 B.C.E. the Jewish Temple was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers and dedicated to the worship of the god Zeus. This upset the Jewish people, but many were afraid to fight back for fear of reprisals. Then the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus …

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Happy Hanukkah – Paper Candles Tutorial

Today is the first day of Hanukkah and we light one candle. I made this layout with a few Hanukkah photos from last year for My Punch November kit. I used a cool technique to create the 3D candles. Here is how it’s done: • Cut 3″ X 2″ rectangular pieces from patterned paper. • Roll up each piece of paper and adhere the edge. • Cut flame. Embellish with stickles, ink or paint. • Attach the flame to the candle by adhering it to the inside of the roll with a piece of 3D foam tape. Embellish your Hanukkah, Christmas or any other layout with these beautiful cool candles. Tune in tomorrow for the Sizzix Triple Blog Hop with a fun project. Einat

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Sleep switch

When you have small children you discover they fall asleep in the strangest places. It is as if they have a switch that turns them off and they simply fall asleep where ever they happen to be at that moment. This layout tells such a story. This is a photo of my son a few years ago. He was so tired he didn’t even go to bed or lie down on the couch; he just put down his head and went to sleep. He still holds his toy car in his hand, half standing… This is a DT layout for My Punch’s October kit. The journaling is: “You were so tired that you fell asleep while playing. You didn’t even lie down; you just leaned on the couch and went to sleep. Adorable don’t you think? Einat

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 4: Frame X 4

Hello to all Sizzix fans! It’s time for another fun project. This week I had a lot of fun with the 3D frame designed by Eileen Hull. The frame has 3 square parts, a frame back and a stand. It also comes with a small set of flowers and heart embellishments. This is the sample on the Sizzix website. When I saw all the goodies I immediately thought why put all the frames together on top of one another? There must be a way to design each frame and show all of them. Then I remembered Hanukkah is just around the corner and I don’t have a gift for my mom yet. I love it when I have these thoughts in my head and suddenly they all combine to one great idea! My mom has 4 grandchildren and I have 4 frames…do you see where I’m going with this? I designed each frame separately and then attached them to each other with the …

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
So many buttons so little space

I have too many buttons! I ran out of room for them and I had to find a solution…fast.I knew I wanted to organize my buttons by color in small containers, but I wanted all the containers to be in one place and be close to me, so I can reach for them whenever I need a button or two. I also wanted to use an empty space on the wall above my desk. I finally came up with the idea to create a magnetic surface and attach containers to it, and hang it on the wall. I couldn’t find cheap metal containers so I went for the plastic ones. I found cute containers that were originally made for cupcakes or jelly. They were small enough on one hand so they were not too heavy, and big enough on the other, so there was enough room for all the buttons. The next step was to attach a big industrial magnet …

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