Monday, February 28, 2011

Thinking about Purim

3 more weeks till Purim. I have to admit that since we moved to US, Purim is not so much fun. I am missing going to Adloyada and celebrating with family and friends. Maybe this year we need to make more efforts and find some community events here, where we live. Meanwhile I found some fun pictures from Purim 2001 and made a page for Crafting Jewish Style blog.

Supplies: patterned paper (Crafting Jewish Style), letter stickers (American Crafts), buttons (Foolala), pearls (Kaiser Crafts), die and die-cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), border punch (Fiskars), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), smooch spritz (Clearsnap)

I made the flowers using the tutorial here. To make my life easier, I used half circles and not full circles. Crafting Jewish Style paper had a cardstock quality, so it was too thick when I started from the full circle. Using bone folder also helped a lot. I used 2 new colors of Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer on the flowers and Cherry Ice on the butterflies.

We have a busy day today - dentist for the girls, art show at Ella's school, than Lila has her first babysitting job, finish packing and to bed. Tomorrow 6am Ofir and Lila fly out to Los-Angeles.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Scrap That Baby - layout, mini album and DT call

Phew, another 9 days with no blogging. Another busy month almost gone. Ella went to 2 birthday parties, dressed like a lumberjack for Lumberjack day at school and graduated from speech therapy. So proud of this girl! 
Lila spent hours at the rink, practicing for the Nationals and participated in drama workshop at school. Last Thursday the club organized a party for the team to wish them good luck and she received her medal from Maplewood competition. Her team took the first place but the organizers were one medal short, so Lila agreed to wait. Tuesday early morning they fly out to California.

We had snow, again. So much snow this year. It was beautiful. But I started to think about spring and warmer weather. I am waiting anxiously for summer. My parents are coming to spend few weeks with  us and I can't wait.

To make it easier for Eli to connect with his grandparents, I made a little book for him with pictures of his grandparents and his uncles and aunts. It is a super easy project that took only few minutes after I chose the pictures and printed them. More pictures and full tutorial here at Scrap That Baby.
Here is another layout I made for Scrap That Baby. The prompt was "funny faces. Eli looks puzzled by the strange creature with fur and whiskers.
 I painted the center of the patterned paper with acrylic paint and used the same paint to add green dots to the tags.

Supplies: patterned paper and tags (Basic Grey), letter stickers (Doodlebug), paint (Honig), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), twine, photo corners

I love designing for Scrap that Baby! Sarah's prompts make me create layouts that I probably wouldn't otherwise. I just finished working on my layout for the next prompt that will be posted March 1st. If you scrapbook about babies under age 4, you may want to apply for Scrap That Baby Design Team. But hurry, the deadline is tomorrow. All info is here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Crafting Jewish Style - DT call

Crafting Jewish Style is looking to expands it's Design Team. You can find all details here and here. That reminds me that I didn't share my last two layouts for Crafting Jewish Style.

Supplies: patterned paper and stickers (Crafting Jewish Style), journaling sticker (Jenni Bowlin), wired ribbon (unknown), epoxy stickers (Cloud 9), sequins (Making Memories), dies and die-cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts)

Supplies: patterned paper (Crafting Jewish Style), border punch (Fiskars), circle punches (Fiskars), dies and die-cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts)

This layout is based on a sketch created by me :) You can see the sketch and what other CJS designers did with it here

BTW, if you are looking for a great sale, Scrapbook Express had a 40% off sale on Crafting Jewish Style kits.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Hop winner

Hmm, I didn't blog for 15 days. What happened?? Actually, quite a lot. Earlier this month we went to Midwestern Synchronized Ice Skating Championships. Lila's team did very well, they placed 5th and qualified for Nationals. It took as a while to "recover" from the news and understand how we finance her trip to California in 3 weeks. Eventually we worked it out. The flight is booked, she is going with Ofir this time. There are still many things to do - we have bake sale this week and I am going to help another mom to redo the competition dresses. But you probably are more interested to know who is the winner of the blog hop prize :)

So, here it is. I had 24 comments. I used to give me a random number from 1 to 24 and the number is

17th commenter was Tal! Tal, please email me your shipping address. You can find my email address if you click on my profile picture.

I appreciate all your comments, I enjoyed tremendously visiting your blogs and I am still going through my list.

BTW, Lila was 5 in this picture. The picture was taken in September, she turned 6 the following November. So you all were right :)

I don;t like posts without any crafty pictures so I will share my January DT work for Scrapbook Express.

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), circle punches (Fiskars, EK Success), stickles (Ranger), letter stickers (Making Memories)

Supplies: patterned paper (Making Memories), lace (My Mind's Eye), journaling card (Making Memories), dimensional stickers (Making Memories), letter stickers (Doodlebug), felt flower (American Crafts), flowers (EK Success)

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), diecuts (My Mind's Eye), letters (Making Memories), heart dies and die-cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), button (Doodlebug), jewels (Doodlebug), twine

Supplies: patterned paper, border stickers, letter stickers (Bo Bunny), felt snowflakes (Little Yellow Bicycle), jewels (big - Bo Bunny, small - Doodlebug), stickles (Ranger)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Trio Anniversary Blog Hop

To celebrate the blog anniversary and joining of the new DT member Zehavit we are blog hopping today!

This time, each of the DT members is hosting a giveaway, which means there are seven different giveaways, and seven chances to win!!!

How is it going to work??

At the end of the post I will ask a question relevant to the post. To participate in the prize drawing you will need to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment with the answer to the question.

The blog hop will last for two weeks. The winners will be posted on each blog. I want to show you a picture of my little prize. American Crafts rose ribbon is my new favorite thing and I couldn't resist the little roses I found at Michael's. The colors are so soft and remind me of spring.

This week we worked with the sketch #52 and were asked to use glitter. I used Lila's picture from 2004. She looks so cute and girly. I added layered punched borders, lace, scallop border made from transparency, white glittery butterflies and red glittery letters. I can't believe this girl is 12 now and is taller than me.

Supplies: cardstock(unknown), patterned paper (Anna Griffin, Me and My Big Ideas), chipboard letters (Anna Griffin), journaling cards (Anna Griffin), butterflies (Making Memories), transparency (Hambly Studio), die and diecut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), border punch (Fiskars), circle punch (Fiskars), lace, tissue paper

So here is my "tricky" question to you - How old was Lila in the picture? Answer the question in the comments and don't forget to become a follower. I will draw a winner on February 15th. You have 6 more chances to win by visiting the blogs of other Tuesday Trio DT members.

One last thing - still time to participate in the giveaway on the Tuesday Trio blog right here. Good luck and happy blog hopping!