November 28, 2012

A Burst of Creativity

Lately I have been getting so much scrapbooking done! It's so much fun to use all the products in my stash. I wonder if one day I will reach the point when I scrapbook more than I buy... Not likely...
Anyway, there are two main reasons for this- Studio Calico and Shimelle Laine. Oh, and the fact that I finally have space for all my supplies in one room.
Getting the monthly kits from SC is such a time saver! No need to go through hundreds of new pp and find the ones I like.
I have been taking a few online classes at Shimelle.com and as many have said before me, it really changed the way I scrapbook. I don't go through everything I have everytime I'm working on a LO, trying to find that one perfect paper. I see something that works, I go for it. I mix more colors, more patterns, it's so much fun and I get lots more done.




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November 13, 2012

A Little Bling

This was a quick simple LO. Good for when you're short on time. In it are a couple of photos I got from my daughters kindergarten.  love it when I can use some of my not-the-newest supplies. In this case those MME brads fit perfectly. The rest is mostly Studio Calico goodies from the last few monthly kits.




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November 7, 2012

Sunday Sketch at the SC blog


I really loved the sketch this week on the Studio Calico blog-so used it for this pic of the beach in the Haifa, the town I grew up in. It looked like that when I was a child, and still looks the same now, when I visit with my daughter. Some things should never change.




The page is full of SC october kit goodness...


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November 6, 2012

Long time...

I haven't posted anything in quite a while... But that really doesn't mean I haven't been scrapping. Cause I have! Here's one LO I just finished.
I am getting so much inspiration from Shimelle's latest class-Scrapbook Remix




 I'm hoping to post many more:)
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May 14, 2012

When You Smile

Here's another LO I made a while back, I chose for a more muted color scheme for this one.




I used a couple of pp from the Echo Park This and That collection, love those cameras! The stamps used for the title are all Studio Calico.

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May 9, 2012

Snow and Sun...

Just wanted to post this simple layout I made, using mostly border stickers and border punches. Simple and easy, and I really like the way it turned out!

 The pp are from the SC March kit. That cute journaling card is October Afternoon.
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May 8, 2012

Easter Present

This LO was so much fun to make, well, mostly since the photos are so cute (said the objective mom)... I really love this color combination, these are the colors I would ware, and paint my wall if I were at a socially acceptable age to do so... Yes, I'm such a boring conformist... Oh, well...

I made this LO following a sketch, which is a very nice time saver, cause you can have the general idea of a LO that looks good with the amount and size of pics that you have, but still make it your own and change it here and there. The sketch is from Kelly Purkey's Class at Studio Calico (it was the March class)-Sketchbook 4. There are tons of free sketches in the blogosphere and Internet, so you can always just search for one that works for you.



Sorry about the glare in the photo...
All of the pp were from the SC City of Lights kit (April's kit) and add on pp. I did some embossing with white powder on vellum, I think it really compliments the colors of the papers. The journaling is actually tucked behind the upper row of photos (just have to pull that vellum that's stamped with "DATE"-from this SC stamp set), since the page was already too busy.I cut out those word bubbles from the Top 10 Smash pad, and misted the MME's die cut wood (that came with one of the add ons to the April kit) with Mister Huey's mists. The title, brads, butterfly stickers, sequins, vellum, cute red flower button, are all from the April kit and add ons.





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March 13, 2012

Sketch Wednesday-from The Green Frog Studio


Take a look at this great sketch from The Green Frog Studio 





And here's my take on it-

Took some circles, glues them on the cream paper and misted away! I used SC Mr. Huey's in Clay, Cameo and white, and October Afternoon's  Sprinkler Spray in Buttermilk and Robot Blue.







The tag is from the Dear Lizzy collection, and the buttons from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress collection. The background pp is from the Studio Calico February add on pp.
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March 12, 2012

Pink pink pink everywhere!

My inspiration for this layout was this page by Amy Tan. I used 9 pics (all from my daughter's first weeks...aaaaa...), and this wonderful paper from the SC February kit. Whoever made that paper- I love you. If you check out the DT Gallery at SC, you'll see what amazing stuff others did with it.
OK, less talk, more scrap! Here's my layout:


 Very simple to do. I used my new Postage Stamp Punch (from the new Knock Out punches) by American crafts to create the borders.
This great stamp set from Photo Booth (add on to January's Kit) was used to embellish the background of the page. Inks used- Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder, HA Hue chalk ink in Punch and (the barely visible here) Jenni Bowlin ink in Chewing Gum.I cut out a few frames from the pp in the SC Daydream Believer kit for my journaling-and that was it!
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March 7, 2012

More Dear Lizzy:)

I think this is the first time I bought so many things from the same line... I usually don't buy so many stickers and embellishment, because I like to make my own. But these things are just too cute, and I have so many baby pics, especially from the first year, the colors work great for me.
This time there's not much to write, since almost everything is from the Dear Lizzy Collection (American Crafts). I got some in the SC February kit, and some from 2peas.






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February 28, 2012

Flowers and a ball, what more do you need?

For this layout, I have to admit, I chose colors that are not usually my favorites. However, the combination of having these pretty papers, and photos that just demand such colors... Well, that was a very good reason to go for it:)
Here's my layout:


The photo template is, as usual, a Kerri Bradford one... I just love how I can fit so many photos into one page. The pp are all from the SC February kit and add-on pp.


The title is stamped. I got the set with the big letters at Michael's in the US, I threw away the package, so I'm sorry to say I have no idea what company it is... The "Haifa, Israel" was stamped with this set from the SC add on kit. The date was stamped with a different font. Inks used for the stamping: PTI Autumn Rose, Hero Arts Wet Cement (love that color) and Hero Arts Soft Brown.
I used the Martha Stewart Pansy border punch on the green pp.
Finishing touches with October Afternoon label stickers, MME stickers, Life Tiny Text from Cosmo Cricket, epoxi stickers from SC February main kit, SC label stickers and scrap pad (I do think the ones I used are no longer available, but there are very similar ones) and Crate Paper brads (on sale now at 2peas).

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February 23, 2012

Hello SC February kit

It seems like the kit took forever to get here this month! Though that might have to do with the fact that I was especially curious and excited to get it:) The kit features some great stuff, the most talked about at the moment is the Dear Lizzy Collection from American Craft. What can I say... It's really pretty. Right there on the edge of being almost to pastel or floral (for me anyway), but still really pretty and cute. I especially like the light taupe colors. My biggest problem is this page-



Why oh why did they have to put these two great patterns together?? The obvious solution is to buy double the amount (no problem there), but it's still hard to choose... Oh well, just a peek into the hard life of a scrapbooker...

OK, so now to my layout. I used of course the SC February kit. Besides the main kit I got the Stepping Stone add-on and the add-on pp. yum.


I took a strip from the MME paper that came in the Add-on pp, and matted my photos on it. The larger photo was matted on the A-side of the same paper. I used the trim by Pink Paislee from the main kit as a border around that strip. And of course I misted everything around me with the SC Mr. Huey's white (on the trim I also used a bit Cameo and Clay) and October Afternoon spray in Buttermilk. The journaling cards are just cut outs from the Dear Lizzy pp. I used the Notebook Fiskars punch for the pink paper and used the super great alpha stamp set from Stepping Stone to create my title. The outlines were stamped with Latte ink by Hero Arts and the "filling" with  Hero Arts Shadow inks in Soft Lilac and Soft Blosson.








The flowers were cut from the same pp I used before, with this Hero Arts set. The buttons that match so nicely are from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress collection.
The clouds were punched out with these Fiskars punches ( I use them very often). I also used the epoxy stickers that came with the main kit, and the "&" is from the Thickers. To give the page a frame I used a white jel pen to draw a simple line around it.
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February 17, 2012

White is soooo pretty!

This is my first winter in Europe (living here, not just visiting as a tourist), so I still get very excited about all the snow here... And my excitment always leads to... Lots of photos! Here are a few from the last week, which was just lovely! The pictures were all taken in the town center (Graz), early in the morning, before the snow was distrubed by the people, the cars and the very welcomed sunshine:)






Sorry I haven't posted more layouts, I'm hoping to throw myself right back into scrapbooking very soon (and biting my nails waiting for the february SC monthly kit and add-ons to arrive... Can't wait!).
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February 14, 2012

Just an Ordinary Day...

And... back to family photos! Who am I kidding, I love making layouts with my family photos. Only problem is, I can't keep up with myself - taking way too many photos all the time...
So for this layout, I used a 8.5*11 inches template from Kerri Bradford. The rest, no big surprise there, is from the SC January kit-County Fair.


I used this punch to create a border on the right side of the photos, I think it looks really cute with that green letter pp.
On the left side of the page I went into an embossing frenzy, using these sets of stamps by Ali Edwards. I think the white embossing really pops from that lovely dark red grid pp.


I used the washi tape that came with the SC January main kit to frame the page on the top and bottom.
I misted the page with this lovely October Afternoon mist called Buttermilk, I think this and the white SC Mister Huey's are my favorites, they just make everything look a little bit better.
As usual, I used lots of label stickers from October Afternoon. The cute blue brad at the top right is from this Crate paper brads set. The buttons are from the last two SC kits.
On the big blue button, I used grey mini brads from Basic Grey, the Little Black Dress collection, instead of the usual string/twine. Some added final touches with Tim Holtz's tiny attacher, and fabric stickers from Amy Tangerine-and that was that!
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January 30, 2012

5 minutes layout-step by step

Here's a layout I created in record time (for me, anyway...). I usually take my time planning, changing things around, creating my own embellishments, stamping, die cutting, well, you get the picture. But since time has become a bit of an issue nowadays, I wanted to do something faster. No stamping (that was hard!), no die cutting. Let all the wonderful products out there (and in my crafting zone) do the work for me!
I started with this beautiful American craft grey and white paper from the Peachy Keen collection (I got it recently from Two Peas, it's on sale now). Trimmed 1/4 inch from each side and adhered it to Brown Bazzill cardstock.


Then I took this lovely fabric paper from Amy Tangerine and inked it with Jenni Bowlin lavender sachet ink. You can see in the photo how it looks without the ink, also great, but not really fitting to my color scheme.


Then I added the photo- I use templates from Kerri Bradford, highly recommended.


Next I used some Amy Tangerine die cuts.



And then came alpha fun with different font stickers, mostly from the SC  kits. The last ones, on the bottom row, I colored with markers because the original color wasn't really working with the rest of the layout.


Final touches with some more Amy Tangerine embellishments:) secured it (and the fabric paper strip) with my tiny attacher.

And the finished page:

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January 26, 2012

Get it Done

Lately, I haven't had as much time for scrapbooking as I would like. I'm back in German course, so my free mornings are gone...
Anyway, I really wanted to create a layout for these pics of my daughter in the Kindergarten. I didn't think too much about it (unlike what I usually do)... Just played with the paper, a few buttons, October Afternoon label stickers (love those, use them all the time), mostly from the SC January kit and add ons. You can check it our here, I think it's still for sale (the main kit anyway, Add ons sell out pretty fast).
The title was, of course, misted with Mister Huey's mists... I used this AE set-Kids Are cool, with colors I thought went well with the pp, all Jenni Bowlin inks: Chicken Feed, cough syrup, lemon drops and soap powder (I bought mine at Two peas and SimonSaysStamps, links on the right). Most of the stamping elements in my layouts, I learnt from Nichol Magouirk class last year in Two Peas, it's really great.








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January 20, 2012

Studio Calico's January kit is here!

Finally, I got the January kit! And it has some really cool stuff in it... I also ordered a couple of add ons, they had pp and stamps that were just irresistible...


That rainbow paper is absolutely gorgeous...


So I went ahead and started to play around a bit, and here's what I came up with:
First layout was created for this challenge in SC:


I went through all of my pp to find enough black-grey-white patterns, not an easy thing for someone who loves color... I found what I need in this Basic Grey 6*6 pad ( I used that one a lot for journaling) and the Echo Park Yours Truly 6*6 pad.



The beautiful camera strip below the photo and the cargo sticker at the top left are from the SC January kit. Thickers are from the December kit. I printed my journaling on this Russel and Hazel paper (on sale now at two peas). The flower embellishment is an Amy Tan stamp that I cut, put a brad and attached with a pop dot. The brad at the bottom left is from MME Lost and Found collection.

Second layout is a bit different from my usual style, but I thought it was fitting for the photo. The photo was taken in NZ ( I've been digging in my older photos... needed a bit of a change from family pics:) traveling is a bit different when you have a toddler!) a few years ago. It was a rainy day, and the whole place had these wonderful muted winter colors.




I misted pretty much everything that I had around me! The craft paper I used as base, the white paper and the title. And then just to be sure I misted the whole thing (minus the photo) with some Mister Huey Shine. I don't think you can see it in the photos, but it gives the page a really pretty shiny effect, that compliments the waves in the photo.



The stamps (except this one) are from the January kit, and so are the numbers (which were misted, obviously). I also used one of these cute inspiration SC cards they always send with the kit, cause it just seemed to fit perfectly with my color scheme! I used Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar, Weather Vane and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Stone for the background stamping.
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