Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The butterfly and the prince

Last night I had a lot of fun playing with this beautiful picture of my niece and with gorgeous pinks and greys from Jenni Bowlin January kit. I took a chipboard butterly, put it under the cardstock and sanded to expose the butterfly shape. Repeat several times.

I doodled on top of the grey patterned paper with pink suffle pen.

The beautiful butterfly has a little brother, not less adorable. Made this last month for the challenge at TreasuredScrapbooking.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

Love being a Fiskateer

Last Wednesday I had the most wonderful time. A group of Fiskateers was going to the Fiskars warehouse sale in Wausau. On the way to Wausau they planned to stop at Fiskars HQ. While I couldn't join them for the sale (4 hours each way is just too much for a trip with the baby) I decided to join them for the Fiskars HQ tour. The fact that Merlene was flying in from Tucson, AZ tipped the scale in favor of going. I wanted to see my Nifty Fifty buddy.
When I arrived to the parking lot I was greeted by wonderful Betsy, her lovely daughter Winter, Merlene and Kim (Nice to meet you Kim!). Betsy gave me Fiskars goody bag (more on that later). I put Eli that just woke up in the stroller and we went in. Of course I forgot my camera in the car, so no pictures from me, but the tour was AMAZING! I already saw the HQ but on the weekend when it was empty. Stephenie spent TWO hours with us, showing every corner and cubicle. We spoke to the project managers and engineers, saw new products and prototypes and took pictures with the giant scissors :) What can I say, I was again blown away how serious Fiskars takes their customers. It's an amazing place.... Oh, did I mention the goody bags we got from Fiskars?
When I came home I opened the orange bag that Betsy gave me. Oh my, tons of cute stuff and the cutest charm bracelet. Thank you Betsy so much!
Inside the bag I also found this:
Merlene made this adorable pendant in Fiskars colors. Isn't it gorgeous? Check her awesome fiskateers business card. I need make some for myself!
Thank you so much Merlene! I love it!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rosh HaShanah swap

This month I was part of the Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) swap at the Israeli scrapbooking forum (yes, there is such thing). The swap requirements were to send a card and a small handmade gift. Here is mine:
This is an iris folding card (one of my favorite techniques!) made using handmade paper.
For the gift I picked up a small album at Michaels. I liked the red color and the fact that I can turn it upside down and the cover still looks ok. (We read in Hebrew from right to left).
I altered the cover using the cute apple stamp from Imaginisce, doodlebug buttons, Fiskars punches and letters in Hebrew that I found on my trip to Israel 2 years ago.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a lovely Rosh HaShana dinner with friends. Lots of good food. Maybe just a little too much. :)
Happy and sweet 5770! :)
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Garage sale

Right before we moved our neighbors were doing a garage sale and we decided to join.

This box was not for sale!

Here is what we sold:
3 old bikes $5 each
hello kitty slippers $0.5
poh stuffed animal $1.00
scooter $3.00
toy submarine $3.00
tiny plastic doll $0.1
shoes $3.00
cleo stuffed animal $1.00
plastic bead chains $0.25
10 little plastic toys $1.00
little bear $0.25
cotton candy machine $2.00
doll furniture set $0.30
hello kitty clipboard $0.20
doll clothes $0.20
total: $30.80

Not very impressive but at least the girls had fun :-)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to school

Yes, it finally happened. The summer is officially over and the girls went back to school. The both started new schools this year since we moved to another school district. Here is my 6th grader. The middle school starts earlier and we didn't have lots of time for the pictures. She almost missed the bus that came few minutes earlier LOL
Here is my 3rd grader. It is the first time the girls are not riding the same bus.
They both were nervous but both had a good day at school already made some new friends.

As for me, I also hope to get back in schedule, establish some routine for Eli and have at least some time to update my blog more than once a month LOL
I did scrapbook this months but just didn't have time to upload. I will start uploading this week so stay tuned :)

This week I was a guest designer for Twisted Sketches blog.
After I submitted the layout I made some changes so here is the version B of the same layout. The twist was to use pop dots. The butterflies, the photo corner and the inner part of paisley are raised with pop dots. Supplies: Basic Grey paper and letter stickers, Anna Griffin journaling card, Fiskars butterfly punch and scallop trimmer blade