It's a wrap! 2011 Most favorite projects

Wow! I can’t believe another year is over. It went by so fast; it seems I didn’t get anything done. Seriously, it was a great year, with wonderful achievements and projects and I’m really looking forward to 2012! So…let’s say farewell to 2011 with some style and inspiration! Here are my ten favorite projects of 2011: 10. Dear Dad card – I love this card because it’s so simple to make, yet so special and sooo my dad! Read more on how to make the card… 9. Digital paper freebie – toward the end of the year I started designing digital stamps, papers and embellishments, and all of them…FREEBIES! My favorite is the Halloween paper. You can still downloadit here… 8. Love Letters mini album – this mini is part of the SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER tutorials. A series of tutorials with ideas, tips and inspiration on how to make great, wonderful projects from only one sheet of paper! Read …

Single Sheet of Paper Tutorial: Gift box

Just in time for your new year’s gifts, an easy, fun and inexpensive gift box you can make yourselves from only one sheet of cardstock! Here is a sketch with all the measurements: 1.       Cut a square 10 5/8″ by 7″ from one sheet of cardstock. 2.       Mark a divide line 5″ from the top. This line divides the square to two squares A and B. 3.       Cut 1/2″ from both sides of square A. This would make it smaller than square B. 4.       Make four fold lines 1″ from all three edges of square A and the divide line. 5.       Cut slits where lines marked red on the sketch. 6.       Make four fold lines on square B: three lines 1 1/2″ from the edges and 1″ from the divide line 7.       Cut slits where lines marked red on the sketch. 8.       Fold all lines. 9.       Fold slits inside and adhere to the walls to create a box from square …

Ins(paper)ation: a layout for my inspiration

“He has the spirit of the sun, the moods of the moon, and the will of the wind.”  Julie Perkins Centrell. My first born is a constant inspiration for me. From the day he was born, he was special. Little did I know how true that would be. Years later he was diagnosed with PDD and we began a special, challenging and sometimes difficult journey. This journey has taught me so much about life, about love, about patients and about joy. This (not so little) guy has inspired me in so many ways and gave me strength to get up and WALK a journey of my own. Sometimes a story can be told in only a few words. This layout has the same logic. A simple layout for you my son, that tells a huge story. I wanted to make it a simple layout so the center of it will be you. No big embellishments or title, just an image …

Technique corner – Magic of Creation

This is another DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. I really like this layout because it has in it one of my favorite things in scrapbooking: a scene. The scene has a magical atmosphere about it, mainly because the image of the girl (me) blends effectively into the background and seems to be part of the paper. This look is very easy to achieve: 1.       Find a photo where the image has clean lines that will be easy to cut. In my case I had to find an image of a person sitting, because I wanted to use the bench on the layout. 2.       If you put the image on something, like in my case, a bench, make sure that the sizes fit. Cut the image. 3.       Build the scene. I stamped a street light and added grass from a blue ribbon and flowers. 4.       Add a title. The Hebrew journaling sais: when you have creativity …

Hanukkah Freebie

Here is another great freebie for you, and this time especially for Hanukkah! This freebie can be used as a journaling spot, as a frame for a photo or as an embellishment for all your Hanukkah projects. If you want to use it in your digital designs, just copy the PNG file to your computer and add it to your project. You can add color, change the size, add shadow, glow and other effects. You can also use it in your traditional designs! Copy it to your computer and print it on a piece of paper. Cut it and add to your project. You can color it, add glitter or adhere it to the paper with 3D foam tape to add dimension. Here is my digital page. Have a Happy Hanukkah! Einat

101 Flowers Tutorial #10: flowers from the heart

A holiday is a great opportunity to give someone you love flowers from your heart. It can be a wonderful bouquet of flowers or it can be flowers made from heart shaped punches. All you need to do is cut or punch different size hearts and assemble them in flowers shape. Use them to embellish a card or a gift and there you have it…flowers from your heart! Have fun creating! Einat

End of the Year Scrap Party

I love when one year ends and the other starts. There is a special mood in the air, a different vibe, something festive. The affirmation that the circle of life keeps turning gives me a happy feeling and I love sharing it with my friends! And did we share it or what?! We had the most fun, festive, tasty, happy, scrappy party ever! First we had an amazing sale! All my favorite products, papers, stickers, inks and the list goes on and on! We had yummy food! I taught a little make and take. We had a huge raffle with great prizes. I wish you all a creative, happy, inspiring year! May all your dreams and wishes come true. Have fun creating! Einat

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