Sunday, August 31, 2014

Scrappy Hands - challenge #20 (Hello)

Hello, Sunday! The new Scrappy Hands challenge is up and the new theme is Shalom, which means Hello or Piece in Hebrew. I use the instagram photo of the Wisconsin Starbucks mug that I snapped during my first Starbucks stop in Wisconsin. I took my kids on a road trip to visit their friends.

Supplies: patterned paper (Studio Calico), journaling cards (Pebbles), washi tape (Recollections and Love My Tapes), label stickers (7 Gypsies), chipboard (Heidi Swapp), foil accent (Jenni Bowlin), acrylic dots (My Mind's Eye)

I used old "Abroad" papers from Studio Calico and Silhouette Cameo to design and cut the title.

I also made a Hello card last week, during our road trip. I packed some washi tape and Sharpies and that was enough to make this cute and simple card.

Supplies: washi tape (Love My Tapes), Sharpies

Check what other DT members did for this challenge and share your take with us.

P.S. Today is the last day of August. What happened to the summer??

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrappy Hands challenge 19 - Red (take 2)

Supplies: cardstock (Core'dinations, Bazzill Basics), acrylic label (Heidi Grace), sticker (American Crafts), punch (Fiskars), brads, jewels

Today - quick card with red butterfly for Scrappy Hands red challenge. I used Fiskars squeeze punch and red embossed cardstock for the butterfly.

I gently sanded cream Core'dinations cardstock and layered it on top of red embossed cardstock. The sentiment is a clear sticker from American Crafts. I like using them for quick and simple cards.

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I am off to packing for our last summer trip. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Love My Tapes

This is a catch up post to share all projects I did for the Love My Tapes blog in the last two months. I will start with my latest project - a layout where I used sharpies to doodle on washi tape.


I did the next project back in June - decorated gift bag with matching tag.

I used washi tape to "write" thank you on the gift bag and made the flower from folded pieces of washi tape.

The next project was a quick vase that I made on vacation using an empty chocolate tin and few washi tapes I threw in my suitcase.

I used it to decorate our picnic table.

And the last project is another quick decor project. I altered an empty plastic berry basket with fabric tapes.

It is going to be a cute storage container for my scrap room.

I think I am all caught up now! Are you a washi tape fan?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Scrappy Hands challenge 19 - Red

Hello my dear blog readers! Too many things happened since my last post on June 11th. The school year ended, we spent 4 weeks in Israel, my children experienced their first and hopefully last rocket attack, we came back home to jam-packed schedule of camps and preparations to another school year. Not much time for crafting right now and I am looking forward to September when my baby will be in 1st grade. Meanwhile I have some cool news to share. I was invited to join the Scrappy Hands Design Team. Scrappy Hands is bilingual challenge blog from Israel. I am very excited to join this talented team and hope some of you will take a look at the blog and participate in the challenges.

The theme for the new challenge is "Red". Unfortunately, this color has unpleasant associations for Israelis. The code word "Red color" is used by the public broadcast system to warn about the upcoming rocket attack. I decided to step back from the recent events (actually way back) and made a layout with cute picture of Lila that I found in my random pictures box.

 In the picture Lila is holding a red bowl and getting ready for "Crazy Hair Day" at school.

Supplies: cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Basic Grey), washi tape (Love My Tapes), letter stickers (Pebbles), watercolor pencils (Crayola), gelatos (Faber-Castell), paper clip (Freckled Fawn), tab punch (Fiskars)

The circles background mat is cut with Silhouette Cameo. I colored the the circles with watercolor pencils and the heart cutouts with Faber-Castell gelatos. I added green and red chevron washi tapes and some old letter stickers.

Something was still missing and I decided to hand stitch around the edges of three circles. Now it felt complete.

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