Sunday, February 28, 2010

More cards

Two more cards I made using the same sketch from the Pink Persimmon Blog Hop. The first card is adorned by asian girl and 3 lanterns. The girl and the Thank U circle are attached with the pop-dots.
Supplies: cardstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper (Basic Grey), stamps (Inkadinkado, Fiskars), border punch (Martha Stewart), circle and scallop punches (Fiskars), glaze pen (Sakura), pearls (Zva Creative)
Here I used my Pink Persimmon mushroom stamps. Aren't they the cutest mushrooms?
Supplies: patterned paper (Pink Paislee), tag (Anna Griffin), stamps (Pink Persimmon, Fiskars), souflle pen (Sakura)
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Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger and Pink Persimmon sketch

This week Tuesday Trigger was inspired by a beautiful card by Kimberly Crawford from Stamp It! magazine. I liked the combination of kraft and yellow and how she framed her sentiment with pearls. I used the same color combo on my card. The yellow paper is from Basic Grey Origins line as well as the wine sticker and the buttons. Love that I could layer the buttons - so cute!
Supplies: carstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper (Basic Grey, Pink Paislee), sticker and buttons (Basic Grey), stamp (Fiskars), pearls (Zva Creative), punch (Fiskars)
I used the sketch from the Pink Persimmon blog hop. Each DT member shared a card using the same sketch. I used it for this card and 2 more that I will show in another post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Twisted sketches - sketch 38

It is time for another Twisted Sketch. The twist for this sketch was "stripes" . I think the pictures of this cute zebra waited for 3 years just for this challenge. We were on a trip to North Wisconsin with my sister and her family. It was only early October but it was freezing cold. We stopped at the petting zoo on our way back home and we were the only visitors there. We and the hungry deers. Ofir checked one of the building and found this pretty creature behind the closed doors. He was able to take few pictures. I bet it was too cold for zebra to be outside. I printed 2 pictures at home and trimmed them leaving the white border. I found a piece of black and white Making Memories paper that worked nicely with the pictures (stripes in a circular pattern LOL)

I like to add little embelishments to the patterned paper. I added black raindots and white flocked circle stickers to the flower centers. The title is mounted on Jenni Bowlin journaling card and poped up. The journaling is on the stripes of white cardstock.
Small white flower on top of the circle punched from the patterned paper.

Supplies: cardstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper (Making Memories, Autumn Leaves), transparency (Prima Marketing), tag (Jenni Bowlin), letter stickers (Making Memories), epoxy stickers (Cloud 9), flocked circle stickers (Heidi Grace), punches (Fiskars, EK Success), brad (unknown), staples

Go check the sketch and other DT layouts here!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pretty flowers

Almost every day I find something pretty or something inspiring that I want to try. Usually I just bookmark the link or add it to my "List of lists" When I saw this wax paper tutorial by Anat I knew I have to try it right away. It took me about 5 minutes to finish my 3 flowers. The big flower is made from circles. I used cloud scissors to cut the shapes of the two smaller flowers.

I think they are adorable! Stop by Anat's blog and say hi. The blog is in Hebrew but the flower tutorial is in English as well. I just saw that she posted beautiful picture from the flea market. You don;t need to read Hebrew to enjoy them!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 12 - January

This year I am participating in Project 12 by Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. The idea is simple - 12 layouts for 12 months of the year. Each month they will post a sketch. I just need to find pictures that highlight that month and tell the story.
Here is my January layout based on January sketch. I followed the sketch closely on this one and I think it recaps nicely our January.
Few things I like about this layout - the music sheet patterned paper fits well the picture from the choir concert. The brick colored velvet ribbon is almost the same color as Lila's ice skating dress. I used Jenni Bowlin calendar tag for my title and will continue to do that on the rest of the layouts. The big snowflakes are cut from the silhouette paper by K&Company.
Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (Martha Stewart(woodgrain), Creative Imaginations(music), Basic Grey(snowflakes), K&Co(big snowflakes), calendar tag (Jenni Bowlin), rhinestone(Martha Stewart), ribbon (Making Memories), border and corner punches (Martha Stewart), cloud scissors (Fiskars), star punch (Fiskars)

The journaling didn't turn out very well. Maybe I will replace it when I will work on the next layout. But maybe not.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Six weeks of sketches: week 5

Another sketch by Donna Jannuzzi for Ella Publishing. This time two-page spread. I picked 7 pictures from last September.
The papers, chipboard ans stickers are from Basic Grey Origins collection.
I had to use my new Martha Stewart border punch :)
Supplies: cardstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, canvas tag, button (Basic Grey), border punch (Martha Stewart)

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrappy Times

This month I am a Guest Designer for Scrappy Times. I made this layout for their February challenge. The challenge was to use the lyrics from the song Valentine by Martina McBride. I wasn't sure what to do with this challenge first since we are not celebrating Valentine Day but decided to use the words from the song together with my favorite picture of Eli and me together.I picked 2 sheets of patterned paper and matching cardstock, adhered them to the neutral cardstock base and brushed a thin layer of distressed crackle paint diluted with some water.

I stitched a decorative border with my sewing machine and added blue pearls.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill, Wausau Paper), patterned paper (Anna Griffin), distress paint (Tim Holtz), acrylic hearts (Heidi Swapp), letter stickers (Making Memories), pearls (Recollections)

The challenge is still on. Read about it here The challenge will run till the end of the month - plenty of time to enter!
If you want to be a Scrappy Times Guest Designer for March read here. Give it a try! Scrappy Times is very small and friendly community. Their monthly challenges are always fun. I would love to see you there.

Friday, February 12, 2010

3 layouts for Friday

I love the simple sketches that Donna Jannuzzi posts on Ella Publishing blog each week! Motivates me to scrapbook my everyday photos. This sketch is from week 3

Supplies: patterned paper (GCD Studios), journaling tag and heart (GCD Studios), letter stickers (Doodlebug),
pearls (Recollections)

This is based on the sketch from week 4
Supplies: patterned paper, border sticker, alphas (Basic Grey), journaling tag and 3d stickers (Anna Griffin), Fiskars border punch

And here is the last one for today. Totally scraplifted form Janna's layout. I loved her design so much that I almost didn't change anything. The green circle is punched from the packaging of the pretty Prima flowers.

Supplies: patterned paper (October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin), scallop tag (Jenni Bowlin), flowers (Prima), letter stickers (Jenni Bowlin)

I will leave you with the pictures of our deck.... winter is still here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Grandma Riva

12 days ago I received very sad news. My grandma passed away. As difficult as it was to hear it, more difficult was to know that I am thousands miles away and can't be there for my dad and my aunt. Hugging over the phone doesn't work very well.

This post is in memory of my grandma. She left behind son and daughter, 4 grandchildren, 5 grand-grandchildren.

The first and the last pictures here are 11 years apart. On the first picture my grandma is looking at her first grand-granddaughter. That's my Lila. Three years later she is holding her second grand-granddaughter - my Ella. The third picture is from our last visit last February. She is with the girls and their new baby brother. Supplies: cardstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper (Heidi Grace), journaling tag (Heidi Grace), chipboard heart (Heidi Grace), acrylic heart (Heidi Swapp), letter stickers (American Crafts, Making Memories)

Here are 4 generations of women together. My daughter, myself, grandma, my cousin Miri and my aunt. I wish we would take a picture of everybody together but I never thought it will be the last time we see her.

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin), tag (October Afternoon), metallic heart (Colorbok), dies (Quickutz), glaze pens (Sakura)

This layout is based on Twisted Sketch #36 and is my contribution to the DT work this week. You can see the sketch and the rest of the DT work here.