Technique Corner – Flags or Banners, Why not Flanners?

The hottest trend lately are flags and banners embellishments on a layout. I tried to understand if there is a difference between them but I really couldn’t find one. As I understand it a banner is a few flags hanging together (at least in scrapbooking), so the way I see it if a flag and a banner are basically one in the same why not rename them…flanners? Here’s a layout celebrating flanners! I used different materials, shapes, colors and sizes to create the flanners on the layout. The more there are the better it looks!   What I love about flanners is that they are the perfect embellishment. It works for every theme or color, you can use it for masculine or feminine layouts, for baby or teenagers. All you need to do is change the color and/or shape of the flanner and you’re done!   Have fun creating! Einat

Technique corrner – round layout

Don’t you just love those round papers? I just love them! They are always so fun to work on because of the unusual shape that inspires me to try different things. I’ve discovered that my favorite thing to do is design a layout that has elements sticking outside of the page. Because the paper is round, all the corners are basically open space and can be used for elements that are beyond the paper’s edges. I put one of my photos beyond the edge as well as some embellishments! The only thing to remember when you are planing to add parts that suppose to stick out is to secure the side that is on the paper with enough adhesive so it will hold the side that is not attached to anything.   Have fun creating. Einat

Photography Tips – Getting Silly with it

We always take nice proper photos with a nice background or a captivating close up. We make sure they are interesting, beautiful and of course scrapbooking suitable! How about taking some funny photos? I have to say it was not my idea, it was my kids’. They took the camera and started having fun by putting a plastic bag over my head and taking pictures. It was really funny and I played along! I also created a whimsical, fun and colorful layout   If scrapbooking is all about telling stories about our daily lives what better way to capture all those family precious moments with funny, goofy and silly photos. They can show that hidden wild side in dad, all the funny things your son likes to do or even or even bring out the inner child in grandma. So try to have fun with your photos and get silly with it! Have fun creating!Einat

8 Days of Light

Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a special holiday that celebrates remarkable miracle of light! Here’s the story of Hanukkah: In 175 BCE, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, invaded Judea.  The Second Templein Jerusalem was looted and services stopped, Judaismwas outlawed. In 167 BCE Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He banned circumcision and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple. Antiochus’s actions provoked a large-scale revolt. By 165 BCE the Jewish revolt was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated, it was cleansed, a new altar was built in place of the polluted one and new holy vessels were made. According to the Talmud, olive oil was needed for the menorah in the Temple, which was required to burn throughout the night every night. The story goes that there was only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of oil …

BOO! frame

It’s always an honor to be featured in Prima’s blog, but this month it was something special…it happened twice! Here’s another project of mine that was on the blog, the Boo! frame. This is a frame I created with a photo of my son’s costume which was not only scary and great but was one of my favorite costumes over the years. Had to honor it with a special project… I started by covering the wooden frame with torn inked paper.I added a little mist and paint to it to enhance the colors and the background. I cut my son’s image from the photo and added it to the frame as my focal point. I created a spider’s web from black twine by cutting pieces of twine and adhering them in a web shape. I also added a chandelier and flowers.   Now I just need to add the photo to the frame!   Have fun creating!Einat

Day Dreaming

Another one of my layouts is spotlighted in the Prima blog. This is one of my favorite photos of my son and it really came out beautifully in the layout. I used a small version of the photo on purpose so I can create a large white space on the layout. That white space gives the feeling of a small boy with big dreams. It’s almost as if the dreams are actually floating around him.   I also used masking, inking Glimmer mist and Glimmer glam to create a more rich background for the layout.   Have fun creating!Einat

HOW TO MAKE A DIY PAPER ROSE FLOWER

  Inside: how to make a DIY paper rose flower for paper crafts   When I need a specific embellishment and I can’t find it in my stash I make one this way I always have the perfect embellishment that matches my project in color and size. This is also a great way to use my paper scraps instead of throwing them away.   This DIY paper rose technique require the following: 6 petals flower punch  Double sided cardstock Leaf punch (optional)   Here are three different size punches you can use to make this flower:         HOW TO MAKE A DIY PAPER ROSE   STEP 1   Punch 3 flowers. If you don’t have the right punch you can print a flower image on the computer, cut it and trace it on your cardstock. Left flower: make a cut from the edge between two petals to the center. Middle flower: cut out one petal. Right flower: …

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