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Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Food for the soul, fun for the hands



Yesterday I participated in a workshop day with Nathalie Kalbach, a very talented mixed media artist and scrapbooker from Germany Every few months my friend Alice, who owns a store in Israel, organizes a workshop day or weekend for all of us scrapbook fans. This time we had the pleasure of working with Nathalie, and make great projects. Usually I am busy with deadlines, projects that need to be delivered and other peoples’ scrapbooks. Days like this give me an opportunity to do something for myself, or as I call it: food for the soul and fun for the hands   The first project was a mini album. We made it from corrugated cardboard and canvas pages. We had fun with materials like Tattered Angels’ Glimmer mist, Glimmer Glam, Chalkboard, masks and stamps and we used Prima papers Nathalie’s example was horizontal. I decided I want my album to be vertical (always have to be different…). The theme of my album …

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
They are my favorite



It’s time for another Sizzix blog hop! This challenge was yumy! We had to design a cake featuring our favorite…anything… My favorite things in the world are my two boys. Their favorite thing is chocolate. So I decided to combine two favorites into one. A high, beautiful, brown chocolate kids cake! The bottom part of the cake was the Sizzix Die, which was painted with brown acrylic paint. I wrote on it with a white colored pencil “They R” and added “MY FAVORITE” with white chipboard letters. I made the upper part from cardboard and added my kids’ photos. I decorated the cake with some fake whipped cream made from cotton wool, with dots of stickles as fake chocolate on top. If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, please leave a comment here or on Eileen Hull’s blog so we know you stopped by. Check out all the other great designs with the links below: Ann ButlerBonnie …

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
And the winner is…



Congratulation kmassman! You won the “Love” mini album. Give it to someone you love and the circle of love will be complete. Please send me your address and I will send it to you. Thank all of you for taking part in this great blog hop.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Kiki Art blog hop – win a prize!



Welcome to the first Kiki Art design team blog hop, which we like to call a BLOG HOPSCOTCH! It will run during National Scrapbook Day weekend from Thursday, April 29th until Monday, May 3rd. If you want to join us, start at any blog from the list below and start hopping. Make sure you stop by all the blogs of our talented design team members. Also please make sure to visit the Kiki Art blogs (English, Spanish and French) to be eligible to win a prize! Each design team member was asked to select a cause close to their heart. And then, created a project based on their organization featuring Kiki Art products. I chose  “ALUT” an Israeli organization helping autistic people. This is a tribute to my son, who has PDD (a high functioning form of autism). Make sure to take note of each organization/good cause each DT member has selected. When you hop from blog to blog, hopefully you will get inspired by all of the beautiful …

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Happy Box



It’s time for a new Sizzix blog hop! This time our challenge was to design a rectangular box. Every time I design one of Eileen’s Dies I simply can’t wipe the smile of my face. They are so cute, and so much fun to play with. I love boxes, especially if they’re small and I can put cute little things in them. I knew exactly what to do with this box. It will be my HAPPY BOX, where I can put things that make me happy. First I covered the box with an amazing K&Company’s vintage patterned paper. Then I decided to try something I have never tried before. I wanted to challenge myself, so I sewed flowers from fabric and ribbon, and attached them to the box. I managed to give them a little bit of a sculpted look. I cut the leaves from Mesh and paper and gave them a little wave for a dimensional look. If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, …

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Design Team Memeber



During the last CHA show I met Kiki, a very nice lady from Canada who owns KikiArt. Her company is based in Montreal and influenced by the many cultures, languages and stories in the city. I was so honored when Kiki asked me to join her international design team. My first design as a designer team member was this cute layout that was posted in the KikiArt blog. This layout tells the story of PURIM, a Jewish holiday celebrated on March. This is a holiday celebrating the miraculous saving of the Jewish people from annihilation, by the Persian Empire in the 4th century BCE. The story is told in the biblical book of Esther. It is the only book in the bible that does not mention the name of God and all his work is done by others. That is why one of the customs of the holiday is to wear costumes, to be someone else (like God in the …

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
A recipe for…



I am a big fan of recyceling. I love altered art and the fact that you can take something and turn it to something completly different. Every week I throw the milk carton and think to my self, if only I could do something with it…  and then I thought of a great ides: A recipe box! I will turn the milk carton to a special place for my recipes.  All the recipes will be written on cards and they will be organized, standing up right, in the box.  After I washed it I covered it with paper. I cut the box on three sides, leaving the back intact. Keeping it closed was tricky, I wanted it to be nice but strong, so I decided to use a ribbon that can be tied and opened. The only question was how to connect the ribbon to both sides.                                                                       For the bottom part I used a chipboard tag and for the upper part I used …

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