Saturday, June 8, 2013

Winners, updates and Silhouette tutorial

Hello there, blog readers! It looks like once again the life got too busy and as always, my blogging is the first thing that falls.

A lot of things happen in the last two months. I didn't really have time to blog or read blogs or even scrapbook. I hardly kept up with my DT assignments but was thankful for them. At least I was able to squeeze in some creative time in the midst of all the craziness. So what happened? Let's see -
April 12 - my last "regular" blog post where I shared my Project Life and promised a prize. We will come back to that in a second.
April 14-15 - I took Lila to ice skating competition in Minnesota. Ella and Eli came with us as well.
April 17-21 - My BFF Nina visited me and we spent the most awesome 5 days together. Well, 5 and a half since her flight was cancelled.
April 8 - May 12 - Red White and Blades (the annual ice skating show) practices. They took a big chunk of Lila's and my time
May 13 - 16 - I am getting ready for MOMS rummage sale and sewing skirts for Red white and Blades.
May 17-18 - Four ice skating shows for Lila. I am helping with the ticket sales and cast dinner. Ofir is helping with the tear down.
May 17 - Ofir's last working day at GE.
May 20 - 26  Packing, sorting, taking things apart, meeting with the realtors, getting ready to rent our house
May 27  - Ofir leaves for New Jersey, our new home
May 28 - June 8 - I am living my life - taking Lila to ice skating, choir rehearsals, BBYO activities, taking Eli to soccer and music lessons, trying to keep the house clean, trying to eat healthy. The school will be done in a week and we will resume the sorting/packing/purging mode. A huge part of it is going through my scrapbooking stuff that in 8 years grew from one shoebox to countless boxes, drawers, files, binders, baskets and just piles and piles. Wish me luck here!

Enough with the boring stuff! I hope (but not promise) that I will slowly return to blogging more and maybe even catching up on my Project Life. Right now I want to announce the winner from the Project Life Celebratory Blog Hop. Since I am so late, instead of one winner I am going to pick three winners. Here they are: comments number 15, 2 and 5  - Scrumptious, eek and Kelly Sas.

Email me ladies, your shipping address and what cards do you want. You can choose from Seafoam or Jade kits. 

I don't want you to think that I didn't do anything creative in the last two months. Actually, this month I am hosting a challenge at Scrap It Girl. The challenge is to use die cuts, any way you want. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a gorgeous "Just Leaves Lattice" by Patricia Zapata from A Little Hut.

That's how it looked like after I cut it from smooth white cardstock.

Very carefully I peeled the design from the mat leaving the negative space untouched.

I decided where I wanted the design on the page and trimmed the part above the picture.

I carefully peeled the leaves from the mat, colored them with Faber Castell markers and adhered them where they belong. I did not add any adhesive to the lattice itself. It was slightly sticky from the mat and I knew that the picture will hold it in place.

I added few more layers under the picture without adhering the picture itself.

I put the picture aside and splashed few watercolor drops on the background.

After the page was dry I added the picture, few stickers and colored wood veneers.

I love this picture of my parents. I think I am going to frame it.

 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts, Recollections), patterned paper, stickers (American Crafts), markers (Faber-Castell), wood veneer (Freckled Fawn), vellum, brad, watercolors, Silhouette Cameo, cut file (A Little Hut)

Check what other Scrap It Girl DT members did for this challenge and share your take. It's and easy one. Who doesn't have die cuts??