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Meet Don Juan Junior

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Don Juan Junior Layout

My nephew, Ori, is such an hilarious little boy.

He cannot see a girl without complimenting her.

How beautiful her eyes are.

How stunning her new haircut looks.

How pretty her dress is.

And so on and so forth.

With two quiet and shy parents, I have no idea where did he get that.

But it is SO CUTE.

[By the way, this photo was also taken by his 7-year old brother, Asaf – who is shy & quiet]

Products Used

Techniques

Acrylic Paint Accents

  1. I made a circle mask with plain copy paper and placed it where I wanted to place my photo eventually.
  2. I diluted a blob of acrylic paint with a couple squirts of water from a water mister and picked a very small amount of paint with a dry brush and followed the line of the mask lightly, just to get the idea of the shape and size of circle I wanted.
  3. I put away the mask and filled up the circle with long, circular strokes of the brush. Making sure it is almost dry each time I touch the cardstock with it.
  4. Then, when I was pleased with the circle, I diluted the remaining paint some more (but not too much), picked up color with the brush and flicked it over the cardstock to create the small paint droplets.

Starburst Journaling

  1. I created a 4″ wide text box with Photoshop [you can use any word editing software] and wrote my journaling with spaces between each sentence my nephew says.
  2. I printed the text on patterned paper and cut each sentence separately.
  3. Then I lightly laid the photo in place to make sure it won’t conceal any part of the journaling and adhered each strip individually with a line of liquid glue while following the curve of the circle I painted before.
  4. To finish it off, I trimmed all the excess paper that went out of the page.

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In the process of making your dream happen – with lots of inspiration and guided self-exploration, you will also create a mixed media mini album from scratch and learn many tips and techniques – including some photography pointers that will add character to your photos and will help you take better pictures of your projects.

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What Are You Thinking?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

What Are You Thinking Layout

Sometimes the little ones have such profound look on their face that you cannot help but wonder:

what is going on inside their minds?

What are they thinking about?

Do they know how much they are loved?

[A LOT]

Do they know how amazing are they?

[VERY MUCH SO]

I really hope they do…

Products Used

Technique

Machine Stitching

  1. First I lightly scored the grid with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board. For a 12″ by 12″ page I scored at: 3″, 6″ and 9″ on both directions – horizontally and vertically.
  2. Then I went through the scored lines with my sewing machine with a simple running stitch. I picked a longer stitch size to avoid any tearing.
  3. To finish it off I stitched a nice, big again, zig-zag stitch all around the edges of the page.
  4. To secure the stitching I put a blob of Glossy Accents on each stitch and thread “intersection” at the back.

Unleashing The Creative Child Within You
Back when we were kids creativity came naturally to us. Everything was possible and our prolific imagination was the only limit we knew.
Through the years we have grown apart from our inner creative child and along with that – have lost our pristine and utter joy of creation.

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“Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” will explain why you became distant from your core creativity and will reveal the secret to getting it back.

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Hello – A Different Introduction

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Hello Shachar Layout

This is the formal introduction of Shachar, my new nephew, and his furry sister, Shusha.

There’s still some work in that field.

Neither seems to be interested.

But that is going to change, pretty soon…

Products Used

Welcome Little One Workshop
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Cheer Up

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Cheer Up Layout

When a new child is born, his siblings may go through a rough patch.

However, a family’s pet may also experience the same difficulties.

It too may feel a bit neglected, left out.

It too may feel frustrated that although it wants to play with the new siblings, mommy and daddy say “No!” and push it away.

Shusha, too, feels a wee bit depressed.

Just look at that sad face.

I’m sure that in no time they are going to be best friends and play together all the time.

Products Used

  • Patterned paper by Basic Grey from the June Bug Collection – in Aggie. [I used both the dogs, the speech bubble and strips from the polka dot backside – very versatile. The tartan pattern is also from that collection.]
  • Basic Grey alphabet stickers. [I used an older sheet]
  • My Little Shoebox cardstock mini alphabet stickers.

Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Sisterly Love

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Sisterly Love Layout

My niece is the same age I was when my young sister was born.

8 years old.

Such a lovely age.

Which is why I understand completely the love-hate relationship between them.

On the one hand, she loves him wholeheartedly and wants to look after him.

On the other hand, she gets frustrated when her mom doesn’t think 8 is old enough to be trusted alone with him.

Plus… he did take away some of the attention.

What I didn’t know and she doesn’t know, is that she is still very much loved.

She is still the little princess in the family.

I just hope the little guy won’t hold a grudge against her.

I know that my little sister did does.

Sorry.

It was all out of love.

Products Used

  • Cardstock by Bazzil.
  • Patterned Paper by K & Company.
  • Trim by Michael’s.
  • Letter stickers by Basic Grey.
  • Stickles glitter glue in Crystal.
  • Smash date stamp by K & Company.

Technique

  1. To use up my sticker sheet I cut around the outline of letter stickers I’ve already used with precision scissors.
  2. Then I filled up the outline with Stickles. Which in retrospective, wasn’t the best idea. I think using Glossy Accents would have been better to achieve my dimensional goal.


Unleashing The Creative Child Within You
Back when we were kids creativity came naturally to us. Everything was possible and our prolific imagination was the only limit we knew.
Through the years we have grown apart from our inner creative child and along with that – have lost our pristine and utter joy of creation.

In this e-book I will pave your way back to your inner creative child, brick by brick.

“Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” will explain why you became distant from your core creativity and will reveal the secret to getting it back.

With exercises designed specifically to help you find the inner child within you, regain its confidence and unleash it – you are bound to get your mojo back faster than you think.

Your inner creative child wants to come out and play, so click here to get “Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” now.

Making Faces

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Making Faces Layout

I am always mesmerized by facial gestures of babies.

Don’t you love this sweet little face.

I don’t care if it’s just a reflex.

[evidence of a good meal on his lower lip]

I swoon over these faces nonetheless.

Products Used

  • Cardstock by Bazzil.
  • Lace paper by KI Memories.
  • Tag by Making Memories.
  • Smash date stamp by K & Company.
  • Letter stickers by Studio Calico.


Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Mirror Mirro On The Wall Layout

Everyone knows the original text from the Grimm’s fairytale:

“Mirror, mirror upon the wall, Who is the fairest of all?”

I guess self image was a big issue back then as well… Only the proportions have changed through time.

I couldn’t help but write my own version of this famous line to depict my young niece, who thanks god, has a healthy self image at 8.

I only hope she’ll keep up with her good spirit and won’t develop distorted self consciousness once she becomes a teenager.

So far, so good.

It also doesn’t hurt to be so photogenic…

Products Used


Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Small Wonder

Monday, July 4th, 2011


Happy 4th of July to all my American Friends! How are you celebrating today?

Small Wonder Layout

I once heard that babies are born cute as a survival mechanism.

They need to get fed, cleaned and be taken care of in general, but they can’t give anything in return (other than happiness and joy).

Not that I do not appreciate joy and happiness. Everyone need an abundance of those in their lives.

But that’s the point, their cuteness generates the joy and happiness…

Saying that, let me just tell you one thing:

Babies may not be able to speak or communicate in any way, but they have a way of making the world revolve around them.

What a small and magnificent wonder.

Supply Used

This is a very minimalistic layout… I just stitched two corners of the photo and added letter stickers and some handwritten journaling. I gave the photo take the center stage, just like my newborn nephew…


Unleashing The Creative Child Within You
Back when we were kids creativity came naturally to us. Everything was possible and our prolific imagination was the only limit we knew.
Through the years we have grown apart from our inner creative child and along with that – have lost our pristine and utter joy of creation.

In this e-book I will pave your way back to your inner creative child, brick by brick.

“Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” will explain why you became distant from your core creativity and will reveal the secret to getting it back.

With exercises designed specifically to help you find the inner child within you, regain its confidence and unleash it – you are bound to get your mojo back faster than you think.

Your inner creative child wants to come out and play, so click here to get “Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” now.

Totally Absorbed

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Totally Absorbed LAyout

Children will be children.

Even when I ask my niece and nephews what they want, just days before I come for a visit, they can still be disappointed when I give it to them.

Fashion changes rapidly. Especially when it comes to toys.

Which is why I was so genuinely happy when Asaf actually LOVED what I brought him.

He played (and is still playing) with his Bay Blades for hours.

I love the concentrated look on his face after he sets them off into the arena and watches them until they stop twirling.

What a whirlwind. Literally.

Products Used

  • My journaling labels (recolored in blue and printed on cream cardstock)
  • Background cardstock by Bazzil
  • Bling – generic.
  • Letter stickers by Making Memories (both black and blue ones)
  • Busy Bee die-cut by Doodlebug Designs.
  • Pinking Circle punch by Martha stewart.


Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Sister Times Four

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Sister Times Four Layout

Again, very simple notion – the four of us.

We are four sisters. We love each other. We were finally together.

That. Is. All.

The layout is as minimalistic as the idea behind it – a photo, a title and a couple trims, sewn together.

Products Used

  • Background cardstock is by American Crafts from the Neutrals collection.
  • Letter stickers by American Crafts.
  • Red flowers and letter stickers are by Anna Griffin.
  • Lace trims are from a store in Haifa Israel, called: “Everything For The Seamstress” (For the Israeli readers, it’s on 2 Menachem street).

    I mention her store because for every piece of trim I had paid for, the sales lady generously gave me at least 3 others from her “scraps” which were as large/ long as the ones I had bought. Such a big-hearted woman. [By the way, that was 2 years ago, when I visited Israel and she did not know I have a blog, so she obviously didn’t do that for the mention]


Unleashing The Creative Child Within You
Back when we were kids creativity came naturally to us. Everything was possible and our prolific imagination was the only limit we knew.
Through the years we have grown apart from our inner creative child and along with that – have lost our pristine and utter joy of creation.

In this e-book I will pave your way back to your inner creative child, brick by brick.

“Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” will explain why you became distant from your core creativity and will reveal the secret to getting it back.

With exercises designed specifically to help you find the inner child within you, regain its confidence and unleash it – you are bound to get your mojo back faster than you think.

Your inner creative child wants to come out and play, so click here to get “Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” now.