Don’t Forget to Take a Break!

I was so honored and excited when Eileen Hull asked me to be a guest blogger and create a project with her Sizzix dies. It’s always so much fun working with her dies and coming up with new ways and ideas. This time was no different. This last few weeks were really hectic for me. Between launching the VIP Room on April and moving the website and blog to a new home things got crazy and there were days I didn’t even get up from my desk to eat or drink. So I decided to use one of my favorite dies and create a visual reminder for myself to stop and take a break every once in awhile. I love creating 3D projects so this creative pause was just what I needed! I had so much fun masking, painting and inking that I was almost sad when I finished the project 🙂 I know you’re used to having a video tutorial …

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: How do you feel?

Welcome to the last Sizzix blog hop featuring the new Fresh Vintage dies by Eileen Hull. Today we are using the beautiful, versatile Petal Flower die. You may ask yourselves what possibly can the designers come up with now, what can they create from a flower that we haven’t already seen? Well, to answer this question just keep on hopping to see all the wonderful projects created by these talented designers. To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop. You can see projects that have already been posted here. I have decided to use the flower not as a flower but as a clock, a mood clock! I can turn its hands according to my mood. It came out so pretty that it will serve another purpose, to improve my mood on a bad day! Here is how you can create …

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: 3D Flower #2

I’m so excited to be a part of another Sizzix blog hop. This time I was asked to create a project using Eileen hull’s new 3D flower die. I had a lot of fun playing with this die and trying different possibilities. To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop. You can see projects that have already been posted here. This die is versatile you can create flat layered flowers for layouts, journals or cards or build a 3D flower to embellish boxes, canvases and home décor projects. Card with Layered flower 1. Cut two sizes of 3D flower die from patterned paper. I used a paper with a floral pattern from Grant Studios. The die has one size, so in order to change the flower size cut a smaller piece of paper and positions it with in the center …

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 …

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 7: Christmas Countdown

Hello my friends, we have reached our final week in the blog hop. I’m so sorry it’s over; I had so much fun making all these wonderful projects. Thus week is no different, Eileen Hull designed a bunch of Treat Bag Toppers and we got to play with them! I wanted to create something different and not use them as toppers for a treat bag. Their shape reminded me of those standing calendars you put on your desk, so I decided to design a Christmas countdown calendar. I covered all the larger shapes with paper and colored the smaller shapes with colored pencil. I made small pages counting down to Christmas and attached them to the topper. I added the title to one of the shapes and embellished it. I adhered the shapes to a wire and inserted it through the fold line, securing them on the back with sticky tape. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop as much …

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 6: YOU Mini Album (Tutorial)

Week 6 of the Blog Hop is here! I can’t believe 6 weeks have already passed and the hop is almost over. I love mini albums, so I was very excited to play around with Brenda Pinnick’s Album, Brackets XL Die. I got paper and canvas pieces which made it even more fun. What made my happy feeling complete was the fact that the idea I had for the mini album solved a problem for me. When I put photos of my kids in my purse they always get lost and if I put them in a mini album it doesn’t stay whole for a long time because of all the stuff I have in the purse. This mini is perfect for that because it has a bag of its own! I took the two large canvas pieces, sewed them together and made a little special bag to put my mini album in. then I made the pages of the …

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 5: Festival of lights

My Sizzix project this week is all about Hanukkah. The 3D Pop-up Gift Card Holder designed by Karen Burniston is just perfect for a Hanukkah card and since I won this Die I could make the card with the colors of my choice. Hanukkah is the festival of lights, so all the colors of the card are bright and fiery. For those of you who don’t know what Hanukkah is all about here is the story: Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated in December, for eight days and nights. In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks. In 168 B.C.E. the Jewish Temple was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers and dedicated to the worship of the god Zeus. This upset the Jewish people, but many were afraid to fight back for fear of reprisals. Then the Syrian-Greek emperor Antiochus …

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