Photography tips – Back side

Photographs are magical because we capture moments in time. Moments that will never happen again in the same way. The best way to capture such a moment is to take the picture when your subject is unaware you’re taking it. To achieve that you either have to be invisible or, if you can’t manage that, take the picture from behind! Some of my best photographs are those of my kids when I photographed them from behind where they couldn’t see me. To take photos from behind here are a few tips: 1. Wait until you see your subject do something interesting, go behind them and take a picture with their back to you. 2. Back side photos work best when kids watch TV, play on their computer, run ahead of you or look at something. In all these situations they probably won’t pay attention to you and you can sneak behind them. 3. Photos taken from behind are especially interesting …

Technique corner: Create your embellishment – Button tree

I usually have only an idea when I sit down to create a LO. I start working and then the ideas start to flow. But sometimes I have an idea but not the specific thing I want to use. This time I wanted a tree beside the path I created, but since this LO was for the Kit of the Month by My Punch I had to use the materials in the kit and there was no tree. So, I decided to create my own. Here’s how you can create your own tree: 1. Cut the shape of the tree from a cardstock. 2. Color it with ink, acrylic paint or any other medium you like. 3. Add different size and color buttons as leaves. Creating your own embellishments gives you a chance for creativity and allows you to use an embellishment that is suited exactly to your project! Einat

Scrap fun with Ingvild Bolme – Part 2

I told you how much fun we had with Ingvild on Friday and now it’s time to show you what we did. This is a great beautiful layout full of Prima flowers and goodies. Ingvild’s layout looked a little different but part of every workshop is to add your own personal touch and interpretation. Don’t you just love these prima flowers? This not the only project we did, but since I want to give the other project as a gift I don’t want to show it before I give it to that special someone. I promise to share it with you right after! Einat

101 Flowers Tutorial #7: ribbon flower

I love ribbons, you love ribbons, everybody loves ribbons! Why? Because they are so versatile, pretty and fun. One of my favorite things to create from ribbon is flowers. From each ribbon you can create two sizes of flowers: big and small, all you need is a needle and thread:1. Thread the ribbon on the bottom. 2. Pull the thread to crease the ribbon. 3. Join the two edges with the thread. 4. To create a smaller flower fold the ribbon in half length wise and repeat the first stages. 5. To finish your flowers add a brad or a button in the center.6. You can create layered ribbon flowers too! Have fun creating flowers for your projects! Einat

Designer Crafts Connection: Baby Shower Box

It’s the first Monday of the month…time for another fun inspiring Designer Crafts Connection blog hop! This month we have a mixed theme: baby/celebration. I decided to create a combined project: a cute baby shower favor box. It’s really easy to make and you can fill it with anything you want! Here is how you can do it: start with the upper left picture and just follow the process step by step! We have a great give away for you this month! If you want to win a DVD set of the new TV show, Scrapbook Soup, Series 100 keep on hopping and look for the Scrapbook Soup logo which appears in eight blogs in the where you found them in the comment section of Julie McGuffee’s blog. You can enter until the 15th. To keep hopping just go to the Designer Crafts Connection button on the right side of my blog.Have fun!Einat

Technique corner: Layout with a hinge

I shared with you before my passion for interactive scrapbooking. I don’t know, something about moving parts in a scrapbook layout just does it for me. Interactive scrapbooking can be anything as long as you have to discover a hidden secret, a photo or a message. It can be hidden in a small booklet, a turning wheel or even a pocket. This time it’s hidden behind a door! But not just a regular door, but a two sided photo door and just like any door it has a hinge that keeps it attached to the paper. Here is how to create a hinged door on your layout: 1. You will need two photos in the same size. I used 4″ X 6″ photos. It is the same photo, one in colors and one in black and white. 2. Attach a hinge to one of the photos using two brads. I used regular hinges I bought at the hardware store. 3. …

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