Sunday, March 1, 2015

Purim basket

It is hard to believe that today is March 1st. This winter is just refusing to give up and today we had to miss Lila's roller derby clinic because another snow storm decided to show up and mess with our plans.

But the calendar insists that we indeed reached March. March brings Purim and anticipation of spring. I immediately knew what I want to make for the Scrappy Hands box challenge - a decorated box for Purim or as we call it - "mishaloach manot".

I started with a wood box that I decorated with vinyl stickers cut on Silhouette Cameo. I filled it with sweets and added a paper tag with greeting.

Here are few more boxes I made as custom orders. Here the names are in Hebrew. Check what other DT members did for this challenge. Love how different all project are! What about you? Do you like to make altered boxes?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Altered container for magnetic letters

Happy Monday, my friends!

I hope your Monday is better than my. I took 5 wrong turns on my way to yoga today and eventually gave up. My phone is not charging anymore and my "to do" list is just getting longer and longer. The kids went back to school today after vacation week. From all great plans I made for this week we did literally nothing.

I am also late sharing this project I did for Scrappy Hands new challenge. But in this case, better late than never, right? The theme is "box" and I altered a chocolate powder container I kept for years.

My son finally started to show interest in Hebrew. He refused to speak Hebrew (the language we speak at home) till few week ago and I didn't insist. Lately he started to use Hebrew words and even asked for magnetic letters. This container was holding a bunch of English letters, I dumped them out, since he definitely mastered his English reading, and made a fun box for his Hebrew letters.

That's how the original container looked like. I covered it with a piece of patterned paper. I had to look in my stash for thin paper because I didn't want it to crease.

I cut the phrase "Eli's letters" in Hebrew with my Silhouette Cameo from vinyl. I also scatters single letters all over the front.

Eli loved his new container, I hope it will encourage him to use the letters more.

Check what other DT members did for this challenge right here.

This time we have a prize for one lucky winner - set of adorable stickers in Hebrew by Yael Yaniv.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Class valentines and valentine shadow box

Happy Valentine! I hope the weekend is treating you well, regardless if you are celebrating today or not.

Valentine is not big in our house but we take very seriously the class Valentines project (at least I do). Every year I try to do something fun. This year I decided to make something with Eli that we already did with his big sisters years ago - heart shaped crayons.

Eli had the best time peeling the crayons and deciding what colors go where.

I posted more about this project on the Love My Tapes blog, Eli used their beautiful washi tape to write his "tos" and "froms".

This is what he gave to his classmates.

We did something different for the teachers. I designed a card with heart shaped window in the Silhouette software and cut it from white cardstock.  The heart-shaped crayon is added to the card with thick glue dot. The words on the card front are cut from vinyl with Silhouette Cameo.

Eli used Fiskars heart punches to decorate the inside of the card.

I made these chocolate dipped marshmallows for Eli's class party. I already made them once 2 years ago but this time I went with a simple topper - cardstock hearts and vinyl letters. Everything was designed and cut with Silhouette Cameo. The kids loved them!

The last project I am sharing today is a shadowbox I made for me. I used files from the new Digiplayground store to cut the hearts and the quote for the glass.

I used paper for the hearts and vinyl for the quote. I think a have a shadowbox addiction since this is the third one I am making in the last few months.

I made this shadowbox thinking about the Scrappy Hands "Family" challenge. It was posted last Sunday and tomorrow the DT will share another round of inspiration. Go take a look - fabulous projects!

To finish, I am going to share a picture of the rose I received from my husband :)

Thank you for stopping by and reading this long post :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

And So It Begins - Bo Bunny January sketch

There is nothing like a last minute rush! This layout was sitting on my desk for few weeks and I finally got around finishing it, an hour before the Bo Bunny January Sketch challenge is closing.

I used Bo Bunny "Baby Bump" collection and finally scrapped this picture of me, holding my very pregnant belly and counting the contractions. An hour after this picture was taken we got into the car and drove about an hour to my midwife where Ella was born.

I found a perfect 4x6 card for my title in the Misc Me pack, I cut it apart, using the words for the title and the chevron part to accent the picture.

Ella's home birth was an amazing experience for me, definitely one of the highlights of my life. I can talk about it for hours but I will stop right here, since this is a scrapbooking blog. :)

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sister vs Sister - Scrap It Girl February challenge

Happy Monday! We have another snowday here in New Jersey, this time with snow. That means all my great plans for productive Monday are thrown out the window (or buried under snow, you pick) No crafting for me today, but I yesterday I spent some time playing with stamps and gelatos and made this layout for Scrap It Girl February challenge. This month we have a recipe challenge - use blue, numbers and arrows. I had a perfect picture to use.

 Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Grace, Crate Paper), stamps (Fiskars, Heidi Swapp, Autumn Leaves), star punch (Fiskars), gelatos, marker (Faber Castell), mist (Tattered Angles), arrow clip (Freckled Fawn), label (Teresa Collins), tag (Jenni Bowlin)

This is Lila's and Ella's picture before the Small Stars demo bout last fall. It was the first bout for Ella and all Small Stars except Lila. Since they are the oldest in the league, the coaches put them on the opposite teams.

I masked the center of the layout with a piece of paper, stamped their derby numbers all around and splattered drops of glimmer mist. I added arrows with gelatos and blended them well with my fingers.

I cut out roller skates from Crate Paper "Oh Darling" paper and used foam tape to add them to the layout.

The title is stamped with blue ink. I went over the letters with Faber Castell big brush marker in cobalt blue and used a thin sharpie to go over the edges.

Check what other DT members did right here. You have one month to submit your take on the challenge to win a great prize.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

"Berry" sweet card - Scrappy Hands fruit challenge

Happy Sunday!

I have a sweet card to share this morning. I made it for the Scrappy Hands "Fruit" challenge.

I used the adorable Valentine stamps from Papertrey Ink that I had for ages and paired them with sweet "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan" papers by American Crafts.
Supplies: patterned paper (American Crafts), stamps (Papertrey ink), ink (Colorbox), border punch (Fiskars), acrylic dots (Cloud 9)

I inked all edges and added acrylic dots to the punched border. I think it turned "berry" sweet :)

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take. The blog is bi-lingual so don't let the unfamiliar text scare you. Scroll down for English.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Love - Valentine card with gelatos and washi tape

I have a new card on Love My Tapes blog.

Supplies: heart tag (Heidi Swapp), gelatos, glaze (Faber Castell), washi tape (Love My Tapes), stencil (TCW), mist (Studio Calico), doily (craft store), twine, sharpie

Raise your hand - who loves finger painting? :) Love blending gelatos with my fingers.  So much fun!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Can you say three legged downward facing dog?

I was looking though my 2001 photo album and found 2 photos from Lila's preschool taken at some kind of mommy and me activity. Not sure what exactly it was but we are on the mats, doing something that resembles yoga.

Yoga is on my mind recently, because few weeks ago I joined yoga studio and I have to admit it is not going so well. At least it helped me to come up with the title.

I used My Scraps & More Sketch #97 and Crate Paper "Oh Darling" collection with some DCWV papers thrown in a mix.

Supplies: patterned paper (Crate Paper, DCWV),  letter stickers (WRMK), big brush markers (Faber Castell), wood frames (Freckled Fawn), label stickers (Teresa Collins), metal dots (Heidi Grace), stamp (Heidi Swapp), heart punch (Fiskars), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), Silhouette Cameo

I painted the wooden frames with Faber Castell markers and misted them with Glimmer Mist.

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the title and stamped few arrows under it.

Thanks for stopping by today. We are waiting for the blizzard to hit. The schools are cancelled for tomorrow. I hope to sneak some scrapping time! Stay warm!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First grade

I have a new post on Love My Tapes blog. I love this picture of my little boy on the first day of school and so glad that I got to scrap it and put it in his album.

I used 4 different washi tapes and Bella Blvd "Midterm" papers.

Supplies: patterned paper (Bella Blvd), cardstock (American Crafts), washi tapes (Love My Tapes), label stirckers (Teressa Collins), letter stickers (American Crafts), glimmer mist (Tatered Angles), paint markers (Faber Castell), gel pen (WRMK), Sharpie

I used blue sharpie to add color to the washi tape stars. I already had a bunch of small stars punched out of the shipping tags. I misted them first with Burnt Red glimmer mist and than colored with the PITT Big Brush marker in Deep Scarlet Red. After it was all dry I doodled a star shape with a gel marker.

I have some good news for all washi tape lovers. You can buy the tapes that I used and many many others including lace and fabric tapes and fabulous adhesive at brand new Love My Tapes etsy shop. You can get free shipping in January with $25 purchase. You can never have too much washi tape, right?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Card from the East

While cleaning up my desk desk after making the last two layouts I decided to use the scraps from "The Far East" stack to make a card. I used the January DCWV sketch

I added the gold Teresa Collins letter stickers and few sequins from my stash to compliment the foils accents of the paper. The punched border was made with Martha Stewart punch.

P.S. I would love to know what the Chinese characters mean. Anyone?