Sunday, May 29, 2016

Good luck and symmetry

Hello my dear blog readers!

I am a little late posting this (more like a week late) but in this case it's better late than never.

I made this colorful card for the Scrappy Hands Symmetry challenge.

I printed the hamsa design on a piece of cardstock and colored it with Faber Castell markers.

The sentiment says Mazel Tov in Hebrew and is cut from glitter vinyl. I added few dots with gold smooch ink to the design.

It took me quite some time to finish the coloring but I love how it turned out!

New Scrappy Hands challenge is already out but there are still 12 days to participate in the symmetry challenge. Link your work right here. We would love to see it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Scrappy Hands challenge 64 - Flag

Hello my dear blog readers. Today I am sharing a layout I made for the Scrappy Hands Flag challenge. I used the pictures from the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC that we marched in with the Israeli Scouts 2 years ago. 


I kept the layout simple by making a background of blue pennants and adding three flags under the pictures.

The titles and the Israeli flags are made from vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo. So easy!

Check what other DT members made for this challenge on Scrappy Hands blog.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring birthday card - Scrappy Hands #63

Hello my dear blog readers! I had busy two weeks filled with roller derby, college visits, Passover and orders. I also had some gifts to make, one of them for a little girl from Eli' class. I wanted to make a sweet girly card and it worked perfectly with the latest Scrappy Hands Spring challenge.

I made a tri fold card with pop up butterfly. I designed and cut the card with Silhouette Cameo and used glitter vinyl to decorate the butterfly wings. The patterned paper is by American Crafts.

The card opens to reveal the birthday message.

The card came with the birthday gift - personalized storage container. I love this container - it has a removable tray and a carrying handle - perfect to store craft supplies or small toys.

I filled it with pretty stickers and washi tape. What 8 year old girl would no like this gift?

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take with us. Let me know if you do!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Baby cards

Hello my dear blog readers!
Today I am sharing two cute cards I made for the latest Scrappy Hands challenge. 

The challenge theme is "Babies" and what can be more adorable than cute little onesies?? I used this card I saved to my Pinterest board as an inspiration.

I stamped the onesie from the Fiskars baby stamp set and colored it with Faber Castell big brush markers.

Supplies: stamps (Fiskars), ink, (CTMH), markers (Faber Castell), paper (Lil' Davis), twine, jewels, Silhouette Cameo

The two layered banner is made from paper scraps in pastel colors. I used a glue pen to attach the twine and finished with tiny sparkly stars and a sentiment cut from vinyl.

And while I was at it I made another one in different color scheme.

 Supplies: stamps (Fiskars), ink, (CTMH), markers (Faber Castell), paper (Lil' Davis), hearts (Heidi Grace), twine, Silhouette Cameo

Stop by the blog to see what other DT members did for this cute challenge and if you have your baby project to share with us, please do!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Scrappy Hands Mask challenge

Good morning my dear blog readers.

I have a new card for you today that was made for the Scrappy Hands Mask challenge

I decided to use a masking technique. I masked off a circle and stamped the rest of the card with butterfly stamps in blue ink.

I added a sentiment sticker that I cut from vinyl and 3 blue pearls. I love how simple and elegant it looks.

Take a look what other DT members made for this challenge and visit their blogs for more inspiration. Tell them I sen you ;-)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Live fully - Scrappy Hands bingo challenge

Hello, my dear blog readers. Another Sunday and another Scrappy Hands challenge. This week we are inspired by bingo cards.

I remembered that I had dome old Jenni Bowlin bingo cards in my stash and after some searching I found them. I picked the one that says Live and added "fully"

The background is a simple patchwork of patterned paper squares. I designed the word "fully" with Silhouette software. The white layers is cardstock and the top mint layer is vinyl.

I used thin pieces of foam tape to pop up the word.

Stop by the Scrappy Hands blog to see what other designers made for this challenge. And most important - live fully!

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!