Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tuesday Trio sketches 30 and 31 and winners

10 days since my last post.... it was a busy month! Camps to attend, new clothes to buy, school registrations, car maintenance and ice skating lessons. Did I mention sleepovers and birthday parties?

So now I have few things to take care of. First is my card for Tuesday Trio sketch #30. The challenge for this sketch was to "make a scene". This challenge will close today at 4pm Central time. You still have some time to get it done!

Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Grace), sticker (Heidi Grace), stamp (Papertrey Ink)

This card is based on Tuesday Trio sketch #31. The challenge is to make your own background. I chose one of my favorite techniques - misting! I used my old trusty Heidi Swapp butterfly mask and glimmer mist. This challenge is open till September 4, 4pm Central time.

Supplies: Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), mask (Heidi Swapp), patterened paper (Heidi Grace), stamps (My Favorite Things), pens (Sakura), chipboard (Heidi Grace), pearls (Kaizer Krafts)

And now, to the fun part - the winners!

The winner of my Tuesday Trio RAK is .... Michal Shoval!

The winner of the Scrap That Baby Blog Hop is ... Tarin!

Winners, please email me your shipping address to maya dot orendahan at gmail dot com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

Our HOP starts at Scrap That Baby blog. Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! 16 Design Team members are waiting for you with fun summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along. You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

When I started to think about what we do a lot in summer time I thought that we really like to eat ice cream. I only had to open my freezer and find the empty box of ice cream and it was clear that I have to make a layout about this summer pleasure.

This page is a mix of new, old and some very old products. I love how it all is mixed together.

Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Swapp, Pink Paisley, Heidi Grace), word stickers (Sandy Lion), chipboard letters (Pink Paisley), buttons (Recollections), heart punch (Fiskars)

I also have a small prize for you, mu dear blog hoppers. I have some Lil' Davis baby chipboard and rubons, Fiskars Eazy-ID scissors and a small pillowbox full of treasures.

To be entered into the drawing of my prize you need to be a follower and you need to post about our blog hop anywhere you wish - you can blog, tweet or post on facebook. It all counts!

Our blog hop run from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize.
The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........ Dani! And while you are there, scroll sown and check amazing desk she scored at Habitat for Humanity warehouse sale.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your summer is sweet as ours!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap That Baby prompt 11: Step by Step

With all the busyness of the weekend I didn't share my layout for the new challenge at Scrap That Baby. The current challenge is Step by Step - it is all about rolling, crawling, walking and moving in any way. I gathered few photos of Eli crawling and made this layout. Eli walked by himself only at 16 months so I had a lot of photos to choose from. For the title I used cardstock stickers from Target's dollar spot. That wooden grain strips are from the packaging of the letters. (That's what I call frugal scrapbooking!)
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company), patterned paper (Lil' Davis), letter stickers (Target), journaling page (Making Memories), chipboard (Lil' Davis), word sticker (Heidi Grace), stamp (Lil' Davis), red pen (American Crafts), green glaze pen (Sakura), buttons (Basic Grey, Chatterbox), punch (EK Success)

Go check the amazing layouts of the Design Team members and maybe you will be inspired to play with us. Post the link to your layout here The winner will get the American Crafts travel kit from the Thoughts2Paper store.

Come back tomorrow! Scrap That Baby Design Team has a surprise for you!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

More challenges from Summer Online Crop

My 2 last layouts and few more photos inspired by Shimelle's Summer online crop.

Sketch challenge

Supplies: cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Sassafras Lass, Fancy Pants), lion diecut (Daisy D), letter stickers (Heidi Grace), border punch (Fiskars), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)

Scrapbooking with quadrants challenge

Supplies: cardstock (Coredinations, Paper Studio), patterned paper (Studio Calico, Creative Imaginations, Sassafras Lass, Miss Elizabeth's), letter stickers (Basic Grey), flower stickers (Heidi Grace), chipboard (Heidi Grace), flower (Heidi Swapp), button (unknown), die and diecut machine (Quickutz), scallop trimmer blade (Fiskars), pen (Sakura)

Up above photo challenge
The skies were blue today

Nature photo challenge
In our backyard. I wish they were edible.

Portrait and candid photo challenge
Eli taking a nap

Craft in progress photo challenge
Yes, it's that bad.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Inroducing my new nephews

2 layouts inspired by Shimelle's challenges. The first one is based on this sketch
This is the first picture that I post of my new nephews. They were born on February 15th and they are the most adorable and sweetest babies. They were the highlight of our visit to Israel and it breaks my heart to know that the next time they will see me they will not be babies anymore.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), patterned paper (GCD Studios), letter stickers (Heidi Grace, Making Memories), journaling tag (Heidi Grace), chipboard bird (DCVW), scallop trimmer blade (Fiskars)

This layout is my response to Scrapbooking With Patterned Paper challenge. I based my layout on the last layout in this inspiration chain. The picture is taken taken by my sister on Saturday morning. She posted the picture and wrote the journaling on our new blog that we started while I was in Israel (more on that later, it is still work in progress). I really wanted to keep the journaling as is so I printed it in Hebrew. That required a Hebrew title. It took me hours to find Hebrew fonts, download them and install, resize and print my title and finally handcut it with my Fiskars fingertip craft knife. But totally worth it. The title says "Saturday morning" and the journaling says "We woke up Saturday morning to the day that was supposed to be the hottest day of summer 2010. One by one, all kids came to our bed (and also Mishuta, White Bunny, Blue Bunny, Elephant, Moosik and Tom). Crowded, but totally worth it."

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), patterned paper (Heidi Grace, Scenic Route), sticker (Heidi Grace), brad (CTMH), fonts (Boker, Petel), border punch (Fiskars), craft knife (Fiskars)

Shimelle's Summer Online Crop

As always, we had a busy week and a busy weekend. In between ice skating lessons, shopping and laundry I kept an eye on Shimelle's blog. She is hosting a huge online crop this weekend. More than 20 challenges are already posted - half are scrapbooking challenges and half are photo prompts. I didn't have much time to scrapbook but I did take few pictures. It was fun running errands with the camera and thinking about the photo opportunities.
Photo challenge: Get Close
Ella playing her Nintendo DSi. That's almost the only thing she is doing lately.

Photo challenge: Manmade
Cubbies at the ice skating rink

Photo challenge: Reflection
Obviously me, waiting for Lila to finish her skating lesson.

Photo challenge: Bellow the knee
I made several pictures trying to capture Lila's feet in action. That one was the first one and the most successful I think

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sima & Raviv

Ella Publishing started a series of weekly articles about creating unique photo foundations for the pages. This week the focus was paint. That prompted me to do something I wanted to try long time ago - paint on top of the lace cardstock. I used dark blue die-cut paper from K&Company and painted a layer of white acrylic paint on top of it. On purpose I didn't make it perfect, letting the blue color to be seen under the layer of the paint. The pictures are of my mom holding my nephew Raviv.

The tiny woman and child figures in the frame are done with Martha Stewart border punch. It is on clearance at Michaels :) I added a row of Heidi Grace chipboard hearts, few stickers and Jenni Bowlin ticket. (I forgot to put the date before I took the picture. All fixed now)

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company), die-cut paper (K&Company), patterned paper (Heidi Grace), chipboard hearts, swirls and frame (Heidi grace), swirl sticker (K&Company), tags (Jenni Bowlin kit), chipboard letters (American Crafts), ticket (Jenni Bowlin), paint (Plaid), border punch (Martha Stewart), brads (unknown), distressed stickles

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Trio #29

Another Tuesday and another Tuesday Trio sketch! This time the challenge is to use a "window". I used my Fiskars USX with oval templates to make an oval opening in my card. Three hearts are picking out from the window. All papers and die-cuts are by Kaiser Crafts.

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (Kaiser Crafts), diecuts (Kaiser Crafts), oval template and USX (Fiskars), heart punches (Fiskars), letter stickers (Making Memories)

You have till Friday, august 20th to enter this challenge. Don't forget, my RAK is still open.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Two more layouts from the last week

Really old pictures here that I reprinted from an old film. I remembered about those pictures but was amazed to see all the details in the background - the gooseberry bushes and that old building that was used for storage I think. I really didn't remember that it was in such terrible shape.

Supplies: patterned paper (Making Memories), journaling tag (Making Memories), postcard (Making Memories), flowers (unknown), grundgeboard letters and key (Tim Holtz), pearls (Martha Stewart), raindots (Cloud 9), heart punch (Fiskars), corner punch (Fiskars)

I printed those pictures few months ago and finally scrapped them. Hadas and Raviv all dressed up for Purim. I painted the middle of the flowers with yellow glaze pen to make them look like daisies. I stitched around the journaling tag and added a little zig-zag stitch in the corners of the picture to balance the layout. When I was done, I felt like something is missing, so I decided to punch the corners and to add a frame with the colored pencils. Now I like it!

Supplies: cardstock (Recollections), patterned paper (Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Jenni Bowlin), chipboard letters (Pink Paisley), flowers (unknown), raindots (Cloud 9), glaze pen (Sakura), colored pencils (Prisma), corner punch (Fiskars), circle templates and cutter (Fiskars)

Friday, August 6, 2010

CHA-S 2010 Part 4 - my favorite find

I devote my last CHA post to my favorite find - yummy smoothie topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Just kidding! Although I was nicely surprised to find a smoothie kiosk in the center of the CHA floor I already had better than that.

My favorite find was a company called Little Windows. They sell products needed to create a custom jewelry. The pictures I took really don't make any justice. It was beautiful. I couldn't stop admiring the gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and artwork in their booth.

They had a demo by an artist who made the gorgeous artwork below but it was during the time I was helping in the kids zone and I couldn't see it. I was feeling bad about posting the pictures without giving a proper credit so I googled around and found the artist's name. It is Belinda Spiwak.
You can see more pictures on her blog, but unfortunately the quality of the pictures could be better. The little frames filled with all kinds of treasures and than covered with the resin are gorgeous.

Anyhow, I came home with the start up kit. It should be enough to make at least 3-4 necklaces. I can't wait to start playing! What should I make first?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CHA-S 2010 Part 3 - more Super Show finds

More from CHA Super Show. Kaiser Crafts had a nice booth. They didn't sell their products in the booth but offered two make-n-takes and free catalogs with project tutorials. I made this cute mini album and the card. Love those wood shapes!
I scored few freebies while working on my make-n-takes.
I also bought few Kaiser Crafts products from one of the stores that had a booth at the show. The Core'dination pad was only $5.
Here is my next purchase - adhesive tapes from Love My Tapes and two packages of Japanese fabric tapes. The adhesive was 4 for $10. I thought it was a good deal. The bicycle tag was make-n-take from the same booth.
The card below was a make-n-take project in EK Success booth. They demonstrated how to use Martha Stewart border punches. I just wish they would precut the paper accordingly to the required dimensions...
Papertrey Ink had a special stamp set that they released for the show. You had to buy $100 worth of products from their booth to get the stamp. Unfortunately (or maybe luckily) I stopped by their booth too late and my favorite stamps were sold out already. I left only with the make-n-take card and a paper pad that they gave away.

I have one last (and favorite) find to share but it will have to wait till tomorrow.

Tuesday Trio Sketch #28 and RAK

I am taking a break in my CHA posts because the new Tuesday Trio sketch and challenge is up. The challenge for this sketch is to create a girly card or layout. Again, I made a layout and a card. I punched circles in few different sizes and colored some of them with pink souffle pen.

For the card I used my new My Favorite Things stamp that I bought at CHA. The green mat is a part from the Prima packaging.
You have to see the adorable cards Maya B and Dailly made for this challenge! The challenge is open till August 13th. You can still submit projects based on the previous sketch till August 7th. For the added incentive I am offering a RAK on my blog for those who participate in the Tuesday Trio challenges. How about Fiskars butterfly template, Maya Road glimmer screens, new Fiskars Cupcakes and More stamps, Fiskars mini rotary cutter and a small pillow box filled with ribbons, brads, buttons, tags and other treasures. Who knows, maybe will find something else to throw in? If you participate in one of the Tuesday Trio challenges leave a comment here on this post. On August 21st I will draw a random winner. If you are quick, you can earn three chances for the prize - sketches 27 (last week), 28 (this week) and 29 (next week). I will ship the prize anywhere in the world.

The next CHA post is coming later tonight.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA-S 2010 Part 2 - Super Show finds

First of all Super Show is very different from the trade show. In short, at the trade show the manufactures show their new releases and the store owners and kit clubs owners order the new products. It is very big - almost all manufacturers are presented there. It is not open for consumers. Super show is more like a scrapbooking expo. There were several manufacturers booths that demonstrated the new products and did make-n-takes, also several scrapbooking stores came to sell their products. The Super show is much smaller than the trade show (at least smaller than the only trade show I attended 2 years ago). But still, I had a lot of fun.

I discovered a new for me company called My Favorite Things They make the cutest acrylic stamps. They also make generic dies that look interesting. I need to check if they will work with my Revolution. I took few pictures in their booth.

I couldn't resist the sweetness and bought 3 stamps. I love the cute bunny reading a book. He has glasses like one special book loving girl I know. The little robot stamp on the right was a gift.
The heart shaped pom-pom was a make-n-take from Clover. When I stopped by their booth again at the end of the show I received a small heart pom-pom maker.

This pin was a make-n-take in one of the booths. It is made using Holly Berry medallion stamp. The same design is stamped 7 times, cut out in different sizes and layered. I couldn't find the link to the stamp I used but here is the link to similar stamps.

That will be all for part 2. More tomorrow.