Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Love My Tapes projects

As June is coming to the end I thought I will do a quick post and share few Love My Tape projects that I didn't share on my blog.

The first is a simple card set. I used several different washi tapes in black. 


More details about the cards are here, on Love My Tapes blog.


Here I used a set of fabric tape to alter a cardboard box. The fabric really takes this box from blah to wow. Love how it turned out!


More details about this project can me found here.


Spend some time checking the Love My Tapes blog - new post every day with tons of inspiration!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Paper baskets

Hello my dear blog readers!

Before one crazy week comes to an end and another crazy week begins I want to share a super quick project I made for the Scrappy Hands "Basket" challenge.


Last week I made a card, this week I decided to make a real basket, well, at least a paper basket. A quick search on pinterest brought up this easy tutorial. I used paper from Shimelle's collection for American Crafts.


It took me not more than 10 minutes to make all three baskets. The large one is made out of 9"x9" square, the middle from 7.5"x7.5" and the smallest basket is made of 6"x6".


I added rosettes that I made before from Love My Tapes fabric tapes but they looked adorable even without the rosettes.


I think I will keep them around my scrap studio to store all the little doodads and scraps that are getting out of control!

Stop by the blog to see what other DT members made this week and share your take with us.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Three cards from the last week

Good morning!
I always write my blog posts at night and usually it is the last thing that gets done. If it's get done... But I am itching to share my last three cards that I did for various design team assignments, so I am going to check off this blog post from my to-do list right now!

The first card for made to "Baskets" challenge over at Scrappy Hands blog.

I cut out a big basket from vinyl and filled it with bunch of felt, fabric and paper flowers. That simple!


Obviously, I had to add some bling!

The next card was posted on Love My Tapes blog. I used pretty washi tapes to make a background and added a journlaing card and handmade paper flowers.


I cut the flower layers from white cardstock and misted them with Glimmer Mist in Valentine Pink and Mr. Hueye's in Mary Mary.


The last one was for the June Scrap It Girl challenge. We had to use buttons, brads and bling.


I used pretty paper from Pink Paislee and Fiskars butterfly squeeze punch.

I layered two punched butterflies in different colors and added a matching brad to the center.

I would love you to check all the links, see what other DT members did for these challenges and maybe even share your take with us.

Now back to my to-do list.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

White on white card

Hello again! Two posts in two days, that is unusual here!

But I do have a super cute card to share so it couldn't wait. I made it for the Scrappy Hands White on White challenge. I love monochromatic cards and this one was so fun to make!


Usually my monochromatic cards are clean an simple but with this one I went for layers and textures.



I picked different paper scraps from my white paper scraps drawer and just randomly layered them on the card. I added white polka dot Making Memories frame (remember them??), a diecut heart that I had on my desk, some white ribbon, a piece of lace and few jewels and pearls.


I finished the card with a wood veneer birdie that I inked with white ink and letter stickers.

So here it is - sweet card made completely out of scraps and pieces I had laying around.

Check what other DT members did here and share your white on white project. We even  have a prize this week!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Washi Tape Projects

Hello there! I hope am not talking to myself here. Sadly my New Year resolution to blog more often doesn't work that well and that's too bad. I have a lot of news to share, some of them very exciting, but that will have to wait just a little more. Meanwhile I want to share a layout I did for Love My Tapes design team. 


More details on the layout are here



Here is another Love My Tapes DT project that I didn't share - card with wide floral washi tape.


Read more about the card here.


That't it for today. I will try my best not to disappear, actually I have another project to share tomorrow,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Scrappy Hands challenge 38 - clean and simple

Hello my dear blog readers! It is Sunday morning here, I am enjoying my quiet time while thinking of the busy week ahead of me. If your "to do" list is as long as mine, I still hope you will find 15 minutes a day for yourself, Spend it as you like, we all have our own ways to relax and unwind. My favorite way is crafting. It will not take more than 15 minutes to make this simple card. 



I used 6 butteries punched from aqua glitter paper (leftovers from another project) and lined them up along the edge of the card. I trimmer about 1/4" from the edge and added matching cardstock to the inside edge of the card.


I finished with light blue sentiment sticker. That's it! Can not be any simpler than that,

These cards will look lovely in a set made in several colors.

You can find more clean and simple projects on Scrappy Hands blog. Get inspired by the DT girls and share your own clean and simple project with us.



Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you a wonderful (and crafty) week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Scrappy Hands Challenge #36

Happy Sunday my dear blog readers! The temperatures are slowly rising here in New Jersey and it finally feels like spring. I have a cute organization project to share with you today.

I planned to make this dry-erase countdown frame for few months now. I bought the frame back in February and it was patiently waiting for me in the pile of "random things I am going to use one day" on my desk.


That frame got lucky, because it worked perfectly for the new Scrappy Hands challenge. The theme is "Organize" and this little frame will help me to get organized for any upcoming event. Right now we are going to use it to count down days until spring break. My 1st grader can use some motivation ;-)


I designed the frame in the Silhouette Studio software and cut the design from vinyl. I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper for the the background.


And here is another one I made - that one to plan my blog schedule. Hope it will keep me on track :)


Check what other Design Team members did for the challenge and share your take. 

I am off to enjoy some sun and spring weather!




Saturday, April 4, 2015

Scrap It Girl April Challenge

Hello my dear blog readers! Thank you to all of you who stopped by my blog last week and commented on my Fiskafirend blog hop post! I really enjoyed reading your comments, keep doing that! :)

Today I am sharing another card, no washi tape this time, just few paper scrap and Fiskars punches.

I made this card for the April challenge at Scrap It Girl - black, white and one other color.

I picked few black and white patterns from my favorite Jenni Bowlin papers. She is one of my favorite manufacturers (so sad she stopped designing scrapbooking products) so I keep all my scraps.
I punched few circles in two sizes and added them to the card front.

Supplies: patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin), punches (Fiskars), Silhouette Cameo)

I used foam tape under the smaller circles. I chose red for my "one other color" and added a small red heart. The sentiment is cut with Silhouette Cameo from vinyl.


Check from other Design Team members did for the challenge and share your take with us right here. You have a chance to win a wonderful prize from Kimberly!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WINNER Announcement - Fiskasfriends The Power of Community Blog Hop

It is time to announce the winner of my personal giveaway!
The winner of the Fiskars® Teresa Collins Non-stick Detail Scissors and 5 washi tapes from the Love My Tapes etsy store is....

Jennifer Earley


Jennifer, please send me an email to maya.orendahan at gmail.com with your mailing address!

Don't forget to check the Fiskafriends blog to see if you are the winner of the sponsored prizes!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

NOT in his element - Scrappy Hands Challenge 35

Happy Sunday, my dear blog readers!

I am still feeling excited from the cardmaking classes I taught last week and looking forward to two more next week. If you missed my post about them and the blog hop, please scroll down. You have till March 29th at 11:59 PM PDT to comment on all blogs for you chance to win awesome prizes, including one right here on my blog,

Meanwhile, I will share my take on the Scrappy Hands challenge 35. The challenge theme is Bingo and here is your bingo card.


I chose the second column - button, ribbon and doily, Here is what I made,


I used "Close to my heart" Later Sk8tr paper collection, I misted a white doily with slate glimmer mist, cut it in 2 pieces and added to the top and bottom edges of the layout.


I liked the "In his element" sticker that came with the collection but unfortunately it really did not describe Eli. He did not like us messing with his hair LOL I added NOT letter stickers ans solved my problem.


To complete the bingo requirements I added orange rickrack and few buttons. Here you go - boyish layout with doily, buttons and ribbon!

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog to see what other DT members made for this challenge and play with us! The challenge is open to anyone anywhere!