Sunday, January 31, 2016

Scrappy Hands Plant Challenge


Hello my dear blog readers! Time for another Scrappy Hands challenge. This week the theme is "Plants"


I made a card using American Crafts collection that I got few years ago at Target dollar spot! I know, a little unconventional for scrapbooking shopping, but I liked the paper, so why not? One of the papers had 6 images of seed packets. I cut out the lilies packet, layered it on top of green chevron paper and added a sentiment sticker.

I finished with adding matching butterfly stickers and going over the lilies stamens with gold smooch ink.

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog to see what other DT member did and play along if you wish.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wintry layout - Scrappy Hands Challenge #56

Happy Sunday my dear blog readers! It is time for another Scrappy Hands challenge. This week we are inspired by winter. Although this year we have surprisingly mild winter I am not complaining :)
I think I can do without snow for one year.


I made a wintry and festive layout with the pictures from my recent day out in the city. I love going to the city with Lila, especially during the winter holidays.


I wanted to include a lot of pictures. I made a photo collage with my phone pictures in Picasa, printed it as 8x10 and cut it apart.


I used minimal embellishments - white cardstock, some patterned paper, fussy cutting and letter stickers.


Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog to see more wintry projects and maybe share your project inspired by winter with us,

P.S. Fingers crossed this winter is not changing it's course.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sweet birthday card - Scrappy Hands challenge

Hello my dear blog readers! For my first post of 2016 I am going to share a sweet and happy card. I hope it will set the mood for the rest of the year. That would be great, right?

I made it for the Scrappy Hands new challenge


The challenge theme is "candy" or "sweets" and I used bright colored cardstock stripes to make a birthday cake.


I used a scallop blade of my trimmer to make a cake pedestal and added few epoxy heart stickers.


I finished with a little banner decorated with the birthday girl name.

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog to see what other DT members did for our sweet challenge and share your take with us.

I hope your first week of 2016 is wonderful and sweet!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

As 2015 coming to an end, I am able to squeeze one last post.
This was an interesting year. I could look at it as a year of big plans and not so big accomplishments. Let's just say the my plans for 2015 didn't work out as I hoped. But I choose to look on the things I did accomplish. The biggest one is opening my own business - Maya Crafts.  If you didn't see my Facebook page yet, go take a look and let me know what do you think. It will mean a lot to me. 

2016 is looking good. I am optimistic (as always), and excited to start a new chapter. Bring it on!



I made the next card for Scrappy Hands embroidery challenge. There is still time to enter!


I hand stitched around few circles with gold thread and added a gold diecut snowflake.

P.S. I've been a lousy blogger and follower in 2015. If you wrote a post about your scrapbooking or life plans for 2016 leave me a note. I would love to read!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Scrappy Hands challenge 52

Another Sunday and another Scrappy Hands challenge. (One day I need to share what I am doing during the two weeks between Scrappy Hands challenges. ) This week the challenge theme is Zipper.


A little unusual for paper crafting blog, right? Lucky I had the last piece of the CTMH zipper ribbon. It think it is retired now. I used it to decorate the edge of my card and just added few chipboard embellishments.

Supplies: cardstock (Teresa Collins), chipboard (American Crafts), zipper ribbon (CTMH), letter stickers (Simple Stories), pearls (KaiserCraft)

I added brown pearls to the ice cream cone and few letter stickers to the chipboard banner.


That was a very quick card, a great way to use up those chipboard embellishments that didn't find their way to my layouts.

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog and see what other DT members did for the this fun challenge and visit their blogs for more inspiration. Tell them I sent you ;-)

Share your take with us, we would love to see it!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Scrappy Hands Challenge 51 - Fall


Another two weeks disappeared which means it is time to share another Scrappy Hands challenge. The new challenge theme is Fall. I drew my inspiration from the fall colors and the beautiful leaves that right now cover every yard, park and road here in the North East.

I used patterned paper from my old stash (Cloud 9, anyone?), seam binding ribbon and a metal leaf.


I added a sentiment with letter stickers and a row of dark brown pearls.

I love using supplies from my old stash. What about you? What is the oldest paper that you keep?

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog and see what other DT members did for the this fun challenge and visit their blogs for more inspiration. Tell them I sent you ;-)

Share your take with us, we would love to see it!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Scrappy Hands Challenge 50 - Gold

Another two weeks flew by and it is time for another Scrappy Hands challenge


The theme is Gold so it was only natural to use some of the pretty papers from the Studio Gold collection by Teresa Collins.

 I used one of the gallery art postcard that I matted on a piece of matching cardstock.


I added some hand stitching with gold embroidery thread, a sentiment that I cut with Silhouette Cameo from gold vinyl and few sparking jewels.

Check the beautiful projects from other team members and share your take on the challenge with us.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Scrappy Hands Challenge 49 - Denim

Hello my dear blog readers!

So what did we have in the past 2.5 months??  In August I visited my family in Israel. In September the kids started school, we celebrated Rosh HaShanah and the last few weeks were filled with homework, college visits and all kids of other meetings and important things. My crafting time is really gone to minimum so any creative work I do makes me very happy. 

Especially when I have such cute pictures to scrap.
I found these cute Lila's selphies on my phone and I wanted to make a layout with them the second I saw them. So cute!

I decided to use them for the last Scrappy Hands challenge. The theme of the challenge is "Denim" 



I started with white and blue cardstock, 4 pictures that I printed at home and layers of 4x6 and 2x3 cards from  the Project Life Teen mini kit.

Supplies: cardstock (Recollections), cards (Becky Higgins), cork arrow and heart stickers (Freckled Fawn), tab punch (Fiskars), denim ribbon


I added few embellishments and used one of the cards as my title. The denim ribbon came from an old pair of jeans :)


I pulled out my Fiskars tab punch to make two little tabs - one for the date and another one for few words of journaling.

I invite you to stop by the blog to see what other DT members did and share your take on this challenge. I would love to see it!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Prom shadowbox

Hello my blog readers!

This past Saturday I was able to carve out some "me time" and made this layout with a picture from Lila's prom photo shoot. I printed it few weeks ago hoping that I will find some time to work on it.

First of all I have to give a credit to Neta Gafni for the gorgeous picture.

Supplies: carstock (unknown), patterned paper (Teresa Collins), letters (American Crafts), film ribbon (Tim Holtz), heart and border punch (Fiskars), jewels (Recollections), ink (Tim Holtz)

I used a sketch from Scrappy Hands blog,


From the beginning I planned to use a shadow box and lots of layers. I cut few strips of paper, inked the edges and used layers of foam tape to make the waves.


The film ribbon is curled and stapled to the page.



I couldn't get a good picture of the shadow box you can get an idea. I plan to do two smaller boxes with the pictures from the same photo shoot for Lila's room.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Time to celebrate - Scrappy Hands "Clock" challenge

Hello, my dear blog readers!

This is going to be a quick post. I just wanted to share a card I made for the Scrappy Hands new challenge. The theme is "clock".


I used some oldies on this one - Heidi Swapp chipboard. I also added a doily and few punched out birdies. The sentiment was designed in Silhouette Studio and cut from vinyl.


Stop by the blog to see how other DT members were inspired by this challenge and share your take with us.

Fave a wonderful week!