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?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Choir layout and piano card

My first post for Love My Tapes is up!

I used the cutest piano keys washi tape, gold washi tape and lace tape to make a layout and a card.

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts) patterned paper (DCVW), washi and lace (Love My Tapes), wood heart (Unique Laser Designs), letter thickers (American Crafts), mist (Heidi Swapp), sequins, Silhouette Cameo

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), patterned paper (DCWV), washi tape (Love My Tapes), flowers (Prima), leaves(EK Success), pearls (Kaiser Crafts), vinyl, Silhouette Cameo

The piano card shape is from the Silhouette online store. I designed the sentiment in the Silhouette Studio and cut it from vinyl. So much easier than using cardstock!


Stop by the Love My Tapes blog for more picture and details.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Laundry basket tags with ATC blanks

I want to share some happy news with you. Well, happy for me, maybe less happy for my teenagers. I am no longer doing their laundry. That's it. I said it. No longer.

But I didn't just left them to struggle with their piles of laundry on their own. I gave them laundry baskets with cute tag. I am sharing how I made the tags on Unique Laser Designs blog. I used the wood ATC blanks that are perfect for ATCs, small art work or ... laundry tags.

Stop by the Unique Laser Designs blog and let me know what do you think!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

For my grandma - Scrap It Girl May Challenge

Happy May, my dear blog readers!The weather is getting better every day (I am not going to let few weather hiccups to rain on my parade - literally), the grass is green again, the first wave of blossoming is already behind us. I am looking forward to being more outside and just soak in the sunshine before it gets too hot for me :)

As always, on the first of the month, I am sharing a project that I made for Scrap It Girl monthly challenge. today I am going to share something special to me. The challenge theme this month is Mother Day or Mother Nature. I rummaged through the box of old photographs and found the picture of my grandmother and me, probably from 1973.

Supplies: cardstock (Core'dinations), patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories), vellum, washi tape (Love My Tapes), pearls and jewels (Recollection), stickers (Carta Bella), wood heart (Unique Laser Designs), corner punch (EK Succss), paper clip, Silhouette Cameo

I used lightly sanded Core'dinations cardstock as a background. The papers are from old Jenni Bowlin kits. I didn't want to use adhesive on the picture, so I made a photo mat from vellum with punched photo slits that hold the picture.


To make the butterflies I covered vellum sheet with strips of Love My Tapes washi tape and run the sheet through the Silhouette. I used standard vellum setting but changed the blade depth to 3. The butterfly wings naturally curl up. 

Small wood heart from Unique Laser Designs is also covered with washi tape. It rests on a paper clip and a small piece of adhesive foam. Nothing is glued to the picture itself.

You are remembered, grandma.

That's all from me for today. Check what other designed did here and share your project with us.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Altered suitcase

I am on Unique Laser Designs blog today, sharing how I made this cute altered suitcase.

I picked up a small cardboard suitcase from Target (hello, clearance!) and decorated it with Unique Laser Designs rose wreath, butterfly and a load of rain dots from my stash. I may or may not had to go back to the art store to ask how to use spray paint....


Check all the details on the Unique Laser Designs blog right here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scrap It Girl April Challenge and Passover decorations

Today is April 1st and that means that one quarter of 2014 is already behind us and finally it looks like spring. It also means that Passover is only 2 weeks away! I decided to use Scrap It Girl April challenge as an excuse to make Passover table centerpieces. This month's theme is tags and bags.

I made two tags that I tied on simple metal watering cans filled with daffodils. Nothing says spring to me better than daffodils. Passover is also called holiday of spring so it all felt very appropriate.

 I cut the tags and the daffodils with Silhouette Cameo.

 One in English and one in Hebrew.

We will be traveling the weekend before Passover Eve so it feels good to know that at least I will have pretty centerpieces for the holiday table. Hmmm, not really... maybe I should get started on my matzo balls ;-)

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and don't forget to share your take.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Got wood?

Hello my dear blog readers! I have a short post today with one announcement and one pretty card.

I am happy to announce that I am joining the brand new Design Team at Unique Laser Designs - new company based in California that specializes in laser-cut craft items, made from paper and card stock, wood thins and MDF. I had a chance to use their products in the past few weeks and I am afraid I developed a new addition to wood embellishments. Check them out!

And here is my last project using Unique Laser Designs. I covered the big butterfly with a thin layer of gesso, misted with glacier Glimmer Mist, added polka dots using pencil eraser as a stamp and finished with applying colored modeling paste with stencil.

The background paper is embossed cardstock colored with Faber-Castell gelatos.

I also colored white sentiment stickers with gelatos and added more mist to the kraft cardstock.

I already have few other projects in progress. The wood shapes are really fun to work with and they also smell great! :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

What ice cream??

I love this picture of my sassy 2 years old. Her gorgeous honey colored curls, chubby sweet cheeks, ice cream mustache and the look. Oh, that look!

Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Swapp), stickers (American Crafts, Sassafras), faux eylets (Jo-Ann), shipping tag

I made this layout for Scrappy Hands speech bubble challenge. I used Heidi Swapp papers, oversized shipping tag, American Crafts journaling stickers and few old Sassafras stickers.

Now this sweet little girls is almost 13. I have admit that she looks less adorable but still sassy. And the curls are gone :(