Messages from the past – Fresh paint lo

Passover is all about telling a story, passing it to the younger generation. This way the miracle of God’s deliverance will be remembered and history will never repeat itself. Our children will pass it on to their children and so on; this is a story of tradition and continuity. One way of getting into the Passover spirit in our family is spring cleaning which part of it is repainting dirty walls in the house. This is our family Passover tradition and a way for the kids to reflect on the holiday and its meaning. This lo almost looks like a painted wall. I’ve used plain cardstock with strokes of white paint on it to resemble the paint on the wall. I added an acrylic house embellishment that was inked, stamped and embellished with rub on and bling. The title is made from chipboard that was painted with two colors of paint. A few challenges: CraftySentiments: EasterPile it on: #13 For …

Technique Corner: Having fun with paper

This is a layout with an old photo of my mom and I titled Cherish. I was really cute once wasn’t I J ? I have already started working on my mom’s 60th birthday scrapbook, so I try to create a layout every time I find the right materials and mood for one of the photos. This layout has a few easy fun techniques to have fun with paper: 1.       Cut images: sometimes there are really pretty images on pattern papers that can be cut and use as embellishments. On this layout I cut some roses and doilies. 2.       Add texture: paper is flat but you can always add texture by crumpling it, folding it or creating accordion like creases. 3.       Create different finish: instead of a clean straight edge tear the paper and ink it. 4.       Add height: create layers in different height by adhering pieces of paper with dimensional adhesive. 5.       Have fun with shapes: make paper curls …

101 Flowers Tutorial #13: A bunch of flowers and materials

Today is the first day of spring! Nature is waking up, the sun is shining and the flowers start to bloom. Today’s tutorial is about creating a bunch of blooming flowers from different materials and techniques to brighten a card or a layout. 1.       Cut a window in your card or layout by creating a horizontal H. 2.    Stamp the background and ink the edges. 3.       Add Flower Soft on the lower edge of the window. 4.       Cut small flowers from a scrap of pattern paper and adhere on top of the flower soft. If you don’t have that kind of pattern paper you can stamp on a piece of paper and cut or punch flowers. 5.       Cut leaves from pattern paper and add as well. You can punch the leaves or stamp and cut from paper. 6.       Punch more leaves and adhere. 7.       Add butterflies to complete the springy atmosphere. A few challenges: Cupcake Inspiration #152: Inspiration photoCPS Card …

Published on Prima: Magic of Creation

Another one of my layouts was published on the Prima blog! This time it’s a lo of me when I was so much younger. As you can see I started crafting early and this photo was taken when I was sitting in the garden doing needle work of some kind. I really love this photo and I’ve used it before on a layout, but I couldn’t resist the chance of scrappin’ it again. First I had to print the photo so my image’s size will be compatible with the bench’s size. Then I cut the image out and adhered it to the bench. Then I created a magical surrounding by adding lots of flowers and butterflies. Have fun creating! Einat

Angel layout: finally scrappin' for a girl

As you all know I have two beautiful boys that I love to infinity. I love making lo’s with their photos but every now and then I really want to make a flowery, girly lo. My mom is turning 60 in the summer and since I’m really busy I have already started working on her special birthday scrapbook. That means I get a chance to make those flowery girly lo’s with my nieces’ photos. This is a DT lo for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club and it’s full of handmade flowers, butterflies and angels and a cute title. I created the flags by cutting squares from scraps of paper and punching them with border punch.  I added a string and angel rub-ons that will hold it. A few challenges:   Paper Sundaes: Feminine FlairSketchy Colors: SketchThe Pink Elephant #139: inspiration photoThe Shabby tea room #105: Spring is nearTuesday Throwdown #88: New LifeMy mum’s craft shop #47: Spring is …

Technique corner: how to scrap bad photos

Everyone has photos that are not exactly good. They are out of focus, the background is too noisy, the angle is wrong etc. Usually these photos find their way to the computer’s forgotten libraries or deleted all together. I had three photos like this: there was nothing special about them. There was no interesting background because they were taken in my living room, the colors were different and I didn’t really like them. Before I threw them I decided to take another look. I discovered a hidden potential in the fact that all the photos were of my son and they were all kind of funny. I decided to use them in a DT lo I did for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. Other than potential the photos had a problem they were boring and other than my son’s image there was nothing usable in them. I had to get rid of the background! I did that with …

Ins(paper)ation: memory layout

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Kevin Arnold Time is the greatest inspiration of all. It teaches us things that we didn’t know, it helps us forget what we don’t need and it gives us a wonderful present: memories. Today I want to share with you a nostalgic layout. This layout is with a photo of my grandma and mom when they were both much younger. This is one of my favorite photos to scrap and I have made a few layouts with it already. The photo was an inspiration as well, not only in the sense of the colors and theme of the lo, but also in the main feature of the lo: the crochet. Crochet has always reminded me of my grandma and mom. I remember the crochets in my grandma’s leaving room and I remember my mom sitting on the …

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