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Friday, January 21st, 2011
Treat for CHA – Technique Corner

I love going to CHA Trade Show! I love meeting old and new friends, seeing all the new products, having fun in the workshops and my favorite is the designer showcase. I have been working on all my projects for the showcase and everything is almost ready! Besides the treat that is CHA, I wanted to treat myself to something cute, so I decided to make a small canvas tote bag to carry all my tickets and ID card. It has my name on it and some inspirational words and techniques: 1. Adding color to canvas: I love color washing my canvas, it’s easy and really fast. I just add a little bit of acrylic paint to water and go over the surface. Before it dries I add another color and mix them together on the canvas. This creates a real cool look of changing colors. 2. Writing on canvas: the best way to write on canvas is with a …

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Little black dress

Apparently the little black dress is not only a must in fashion; it also has a place in cards! This is a multipurpose card that is good for any girly occasion: birthday, graduation, even as an untraditional wedding greeting card. I cut the dress from Bella BLVD Socialite patterned paper and added some embellishments to jazz it up a little bit. I made some ruffles from patterned paper and added a paper strip and a ribbon. I arranged the title: congratulations to be a part of the dress’s design. Have a great week! Einat

Friday, January 14th, 2011
Imagine a tower – Photography tips

This is another DT layout I did for My Punch with a series of photos showing my son building a tower. I love these photos because they’re shot from an angle that shows the building experience and the height of the tower. I’m not a professional photographer, but I like taking pictures of almost anything. I always have a camera with me, so I’ won’t miss anything. I wanted to share with all of you a few photography tips I used in these photos: 1. Up close and personal – take the photo from a close distance to eliminate as many disruptions in the background as possible. We spent that day in a big playground so there were many kids, toys and parents in the background. 2. Find the right angle: find the angle that will help you tell the story in the photo. This story is about building a tower, so I got down on my knees and shot …

Monday, January 10th, 2011
On the train

My kids love anything with wheels. It doesn’t matter what as long as it’s rolling’ and moving fast. This is a DT layout I did for My Punch, showing photos of my kids riding a train at the fair. They really enjoyed it even though it was moving slow in a circle and didn’t go anywhere. I added a few handmade embellishments to the layout: a rainbow I cut from a scalloped paper, sewed clouds and two wheels with sewed accents as journaling blocks.     Einat

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Climbing trees – Technique Corner

My boys just love to climb trees whenever they can find them. On one of our trips I managed to take some great photos of them on the tree branches. These photos were just perfect for a layout. This is a DT layout I did for “My Punch” with the amazing Jack & Jill collection by Prima. I wanted to create a scene that would show my kids climbing on tree tops.   To create this look I used some fun techniques:1. Creating tree tops: * start with the Sugar Skies paper that has a neutral background and add branches cut from Green Fields patterned paper. *Cut only the trees from the photos and add foliage cut from Sunny Meadow paper. This way you’ll create a picture of climbing the branches of the trees. 2. Creating grass: for the grass part of the layout I layered pieces from Sunny Meadowpaper and then    created 3D grass from a pleated ribbon: *Cut …

Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Top 10

This year was full of creation and inspiration for me. I love all my creations, they were all made with love, but there are always those special ones which are the best of the best. So, to summarize the whole year here are my top 10: 1. Einat’s Wonderland canvasA whimsical, magical canvas full of color and techniques. 2. Paper FlowerA project I made for the first Sizzix blog hop. I had a lot of fun with this die. 3. Lilies cardOne of the cards I made for the Jewish New Year. 4. 4th of JulyA layout I designed for a 4th of July special projects’ eBook. 5. ExploreOne of my favorite layouts of all times, especially because of the photos and the techniques I used in it. 6. DreamsA layout I designed as a guest designer for “scrap that Poetry” blog. 7. White holidayA monochromatic layout, all in white and cream shades. The ultimate proof, that you can design …

Friday, December 31st, 2010
New Year resolutions – Tutorial

I want to share with you a project I did for the Jewish New Year back in September. I always decide a lot of things in the beginning of the year, but then they seem to fade as time goes by. So this year I decided to keep all my resolutions close to me, so I will be reminded of them all the time. Here is how you do it: 1. You take an empty gum box and cover it with paper. Don’t cover all of it with one piece of paper, because it will be very hard to fold. Measure the different sections of the box and cover them with separate pieces. Make sure to leave the folds uncovered. 2. To cover the wavy front trace the line with a pencil and cut accordingly. 3. Make a cut on the front of the box so it will be possible to close it by tucking the flap in it. 4. …

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