Sunday, September 28, 2014

Scrappy Hands challenge 22

Last Wednesday night my family celebrated the beginning of the new Jewish year - 5775 if you have to know ;-) It is only appropriate that the current Scrappy Hands challenge is all about beginnings.

I chose to make a layout about my son's first day in Hebrew school. I kept a paper ribbon hew got from his teacher and used it on the layout. It says"First Grade" in Hebrew. I also added the word "Shalom" (Hello) that I cut with Silhouette.

I kept the layout simple with adding just few school themed embellishments and shiny stars.

Check what other DT members did this week and share your projects with us, You don't need to read Hebrew to participate :)

I hope we all will have a great year ahead of us!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scrappy Hands - challenge 21

10 days till Rosh Hashanah. I checked. Yesterday Lila baked honey cakes and I pulled out my Rosh HaShanah stamps and made this stitched card for Scrappy Hands sewing challenge.

Supplies: stamps (The Rubber Cafe, Papertrey Ink), ink (Close To My Heart), lace (Love My Tapes), pens (Sakura)

I stamped the dove on white cardstock and stitched around the stamped image with gold embroidery floss. I used Love My Tapes lace tape to make a lacy border.

Check what out DT members made for this challenge and share your take with us.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scrap It Girl - September challenge

Hello, September! Tomorrow my kids will start the new school year - 1st, 8th and 11th grade. I am doing to take a deep breath and take it easy for the next few days. This summer was full of traveling and reuniting with family and friends. One of the best things that happened to me this summer was being able to meet with my college girlfriends. I love this instagram picture and I used it for Scrap It Girl September challenge. The challenge theme this month is stencils or masks. I used a piece of cardboard with holes as my stencil.

Supplies: cardstock (Recollection), patterned paper (Crate Paper), label stickers (Creative Imaginations), stickers (American Crafts), letter stickers (Pebbles, Bella BLVD), color shine (Heidi Swapp), cardboard, jewel

I sprayed the background cardstock with gold Color Shine several times, moving the stencil down the page. Thus the gold circles at the bottom of the page have more intense color that the one on the top.

I used the same piece of cardboard under the picture. I added torn strips of Crate Paper patterned paper and few stickers from my stash.

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take with us.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Scrappy Hands - challenge #20 (Hello)

Hello, Sunday! The new Scrappy Hands challenge is up and the new theme is Shalom, which means Hello or Piece in Hebrew. I use the instagram photo of the Wisconsin Starbucks mug that I snapped during my first Starbucks stop in Wisconsin. I took my kids on a road trip to visit their friends.

Supplies: patterned paper (Studio Calico), journaling cards (Pebbles), washi tape (Recollections and Love My Tapes), label stickers (7 Gypsies), chipboard (Heidi Swapp), foil accent (Jenni Bowlin), acrylic dots (My Mind's Eye)

I used old "Abroad" papers from Studio Calico and Silhouette Cameo to design and cut the title.

I also made a Hello card last week, during our road trip. I packed some washi tape and Sharpies and that was enough to make this cute and simple card.

Supplies: washi tape (Love My Tapes), Sharpies

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take with us.

P.S. Today is the last day of August. What happened to the summer??

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrappy Hands challenge 19 - Red (take 2)

Supplies: cardstock (Core'dinations, Bazzill Basics), acrylic label (Heidi Grace), sticker (American Crafts), punch (Fiskars), brads, jewels

Today - quick card with red butterfly for Scrappy Hands red challenge. I used Fiskars squeeze punch and red embossed cardstock for the butterfly.

I gently sanded cream Core'dinations cardstock and layered it on top of red embossed cardstock. The sentiment is a clear sticker from American Crafts. I like using them for quick and simple cards.

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take.

I am off to packing for our last summer trip. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Love My Tapes

This is a catch up post to share all projects I did for the Love My Tapes blog in the last two months. I will start with my latest project - a layout where I used sharpies to doodle on washi tape.


I did the next project back in June - decorated gift bag with matching tag.

I used washi tape to "write" thank you on the gift bag and made the flower from folded pieces of washi tape.

The next project was a quick vase that I made on vacation using an empty chocolate tin and few washi tapes I threw in my suitcase.

I used it to decorate our picnic table.

And the last project is another quick decor project. I altered an empty plastic berry basket with fabric tapes.

It is going to be a cute storage container for my scrap room.

I think I am all caught up now! Are you a washi tape fan?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Scrappy Hands challenge 19 - Red

Hello my dear blog readers! Too many things happened since my last post on June 11th. The school year ended, we spent 4 weeks in Israel, my children experienced their first and hopefully last rocket attack, we came back home to jam-packed schedule of camps and preparations to another school year. Not much time for crafting right now and I am looking forward to September when my baby will be in 1st grade. Meanwhile I have some cool news to share. I was invited to join the Scrappy Hands Design Team. Scrappy Hands is bilingual challenge blog from Israel. I am very excited to join this talented team and hope some of you will take a look at the blog and participate in the challenges.

The theme for the new challenge is "Red". Unfortunately, this color has unpleasant associations for Israelis. The code word "Red color" is used by the public broadcast system to warn about the upcoming rocket attack. I decided to step back from the recent events (actually way back) and made a layout with cute picture of Lila that I found in my random pictures box.

 In the picture Lila is holding a red bowl and getting ready for "Crazy Hair Day" at school.

Supplies: cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Basic Grey), washi tape (Love My Tapes), letter stickers (Pebbles), watercolor pencils (Crayola), gelatos (Faber-Castell), paper clip (Freckled Fawn), tab punch (Fiskars)

The circles background mat is cut with Silhouette Cameo. I colored the the circles with watercolor pencils and the heart cutouts with Faber-Castell gelatos. I added green and red chevron washi tapes and some old letter stickers.

Something was still missing and I decided to hand stitch around the edges of three circles. Now it felt complete.

Check how other DT  members interpreted the challenged and share your take with us.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stars and dinos

Hello, blog readers!The school year is coming to an end, the summer is almost here and I find it more difficult to reserve few minutes in my calendar to update the blog and even to craft. I learned to accept it and just treasure the little time I am able to spend in my craftroom.

That said, I have two new layouts to share. I made the first one for Unique Laser Designs, using their adorable dinosaurs wood shapes. I had too many pictures that I wanted to use so I decided to use pocket pages and added the wood embellishments and the stickers on top of the page protectors.

Supplies: patterned paper, stickers (Basic Grey), wood embellishments (Unique Laser Designs), washi tape (Freckled Fawn), paper clip (Freckled Fawn), texture medium (Martha Stewart), paint (Reeves, Blick), button

And added bonus? I used that "Archaic" (literally) Basic Grey paper. ;-)

More details on Unique Laser Designs blog.

The next layout I made for Love My Tapes using their beautiful ribbon tape and golf washi tape.
Thanks to Lila I went to "The  Night Before The Starts" screening. It was my first time going to a movie premier and I enjoyed everything, including screaming teenage girls. :)

Supplies: cardstock (silver - DCVW, gold - American crafts), ribbon tape and washi tape (Love My Tapes), acrylic stars (Heidi Swapp), star punches (Fiskars), sequins

I cut out the speech bubble shapes from cardstock covered with ribbon tape.

More details on Love My Tapes blog here.

That's it for today. How is your summer shaping up? I would love if you could leave me a note here or at one of the design blogs. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl challenge - Things with Wings: winged roller skates canvas

It is June 1st and than means another challenge on Scrap It Girl blog. This month the challenge is "things with wings" - so go and dig out all your butterflies, birdies, airplanes, or, if you also have roller girls at home like me, even roller skates.

I made a canvas for Lila's room featuring her derby name and number. I bought a pre-primed canvas at Michaels that was already gesso primed and painted in light blue color. I cut Lila's derby name and number as well as a pair of roller skates from vinyl using Silhouette cameo.

After the vinyl was transferred to the canvas I added a pair of Unique Laser Designs angel wings that were painted with silver distress paint.

Lila loved it and I already have an order for similar canvas from my second roller girl. 

Check what other Scrap It Girl designers did for this challenge and add your project for a chance to win a cool prize. I am going to order another pair of these gorgeous angel wings, or maybe few pairs. You can never have too many pairs of angel wings!

Thanks for stopping by and I am going to leave you with the picture of the roller girl herself from the last practice.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Par ce flambeau...

I have a new layout on Unique Laser Designs blog.

I used the adorable french themed wood embellishments to make a layout with pictures from Lila's French Honor Society induction ceremony.

Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Swapp), wood embellishments (Unique Laser Designs, mists (Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp), stickles (Tim Holtz), chipboard stickers (Heidi Swapp), Silhouette Cameo

The title is the the first line of the induction pledge, in French ;-) I designed it is Silhouette software and cut from vinyl. So easy! Cuts like butter and applying is a breeze! I am in love! Do you use vinyl on scrapbooking projects?