Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ice skating, Passover cards, old pictures and new layout

Is it Wednesday already?? I think I am still recovering from the weekend. I spent Saturday and Sunday in Chicago with Lila at the Ice Skating Institute Synchronized Championships. Ofir was out of town so I had to take Ella and Eli with me. Let me just say that travelling with 2.5 years toddler and 9 years old moody tween to watch things they don't care about is fun....  Not! I managed to loose my car keys in the parking lot. Thank goodness for an angel that picked them up and put behind my car door handle and thank for another skating mom that found them there. It was the last competition of the season for Lila. They took the first place in the flight and overall 5th place from 16 teams. They had a fall in the second skate otherwise I think they would place much higher. I decided to splurge and bought a CD with professional pictures. They were so good! Here are 2 of my favorites.
Picture taken by Action Photos

Picture taken by Action Photos.
Don't tell Lila that I posted it online :) I love it! The open mouth is part of the program. They are doing a lot of facial expressions that look adorable on the ice. I guess she is just a little bit slower with closing it :)

Lila's skating improved dramatically this year. I am so proud of her!
Now, when skating season is over, I need to start thinking about Passover. We are hosting the Seder this year. So many things need to be done....

I have few scrappy things to share with you today. I made two Passover cards for Crafting Jewish Style

To make the background I cut several strips of paper and distressed the edges.  I cut out the dove from the patterned paper and added it using dimensional adhesive. The ribbon came with my Passover kit. I like that is pink!   I stamped the sentiment inside the card leaving empty space for personal message.

Supplies: patterned paper (Crafting Jewish Style), punch (Martha Stewart), stamps (Papertrey Ink), ink (Ranger)

This card is based on a sketch designed by Anam Stubbington for Crating Jewish Style. I cut out the doves from the patterned paper and added some silver stickles to their wings. Check the Crafting Jewish Style blog to see this great sketch and what other designers made.

 Supplies: patterned paper (Crafting Jewish Style), border punch (Martha Stewart), die and die cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), stickles (Ranger)

Here is the last one for today. Another layout from 2000. I made it for Scrapbook Express blog challenge that asked to use pop-dots. I love adding dimension to my layouts so that was an easy challenge. I used some old Heidi Grace papers. I love everything she did for Fiskars and what she is doing now for Colorbok.

The bottom picture is popped up with two layers of pop-dots. The scalloped brown border and the thin border on the top are also raised as well as the butterflies.

Supplies: patterned paper (Heidi Grace), chipboard numbers (Heidi Grace), letter stickers (Basic Grey), butterly punches (Fiskars, Martha Stewart), border punch (Fiskars), pearls (Zva Creative)

Hope you are having a great week!


  1. What fun photos! She looks like she's having a great time. I love your cards and the layout. Hope you're having a good week!

  2. Great work Maya and I like the photos, it looks like shes is really into it :)

  3. Wow! Love the pictures :-)
    The cards looks wonderful! Love them!

  4. What a talent she has - I am in complete awe! I can't even stand up in a pair of skates

  5. Amazing photos...she looks like she just LOVEs to skate. :) Love your cards, too..

  6. Ah, yes. Getting ready to host the seder, too. Good luck!

  7. Love all the projects and the skating photo--looks like fun! Happy Pesach!

  8. Great photos, she looks like she is having a blast!

    Love your layout and cards too!

  9. Hi, just popped over from BBFS. Love the cards, especially the bird with the glitter wings, so cute.