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No Strings Attached

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

No Strings Attached Layout

If the photos look familiar, you are right.
I have already made a digital version of the same photos and same memory about a year ago.
This time I wanted to make a “paper” version of it and use some of my new paper pads.
The look and feel is so different and I like it.
I like to look at a memory from different angles.
The first time, I was still excited by the experience.
The memory fresh in my mind.
Now, I can look at it in retrospective.
Look at the big picture.
My heart isn’t beating faster anymore when I look at it.
But it still makes me grin.

Supply used

Have you ever scrapped the same photos and same memories more than once, from different perspectives? Please share!

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.

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The First Day Of School – Featuring My Sweet Niece

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The First Day Of School Layout

Just about 2 years ago my niece started the first grade.
It must had been so exciting for her.
The backpack was bigger than she were.
Wearing the school uniforms for the first time (when you still feel good about them)
Having a bag full of new books, notebooks, pens, pencils and colored markers.
So many new experiences shoved into one day.
I am so sorry I missed that but I have the photos to cherish.
So I do.

Supply used

I am always trying to use a mix of new stuff and old stuff on my layouts. This way I can use new and exciting products as well as utilize my old stash and sometimes rekindle my love for a forgotten gem.

Do you use your old stash often?

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.

You Know You Want It. Heck, You Need It…

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

You Know You Want It Layout

What ever it is: coffee, tea, hot chocolate,
so long as it’s warm and sweet and smooth and comforting.
With a side of cookies.
In a cute china.
[and only 100 calories worth]

You want it!
You need it!
Admit it!

Supply Used

I chose a deep red cardstock for the background to convey comfort and warmth. Just the type of feeling I had when I enjoyed the hot drink and the sweet cookies a while 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.

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.

All You Need Are Friends

Monday, July 25th, 2011

All You Need Are Friends Layout

You live your life and along the road you get friends.
You have your kindergarten friends.
You have your school friends.
Your college and graduate school’s friends.
Your work friends.
Your neighbor friends.
New friends. Life long friends.
You get to have so many friends.
Then you move thousands of miles away and you get to know how is it to have no friends at all.
Then you meet new friends and all is good again :)

Have you stopped for a moment to appreciate a friend lately? If not, take a moment to do that. It’ll feel so good.

This picture was taken on a hiking trip with a few of our new and very dear friends. Nadav and I are on the right.

Supply Used

Technique

Scalloped Borders

Most of the borders I used were cut outs of a single paper from Crate Paper’s paper pad. I simply followed the shape of the circle and pennants on it. But on the top left corner I wanted to create a fast border to mimic the same look. Here’s how I did that.

  1. I punched some mini circles from an old polka dot paper I had a scrap of (utilizing the circular shape) and also punched a few mini circles from a scrap of green cardstock.
  2. I adhered a strip of tape to the back of the border strip and adhered the circles on it, one by one, so that only half of them would show on the other side, making sure that they all laid flush with one another.
  3. Then I finished off by cutting the excess circles that popped out of the strip.

You can use the same technique with different kinds of punches to achieve different type of scalloped edges. For instance, I used a starburst (pinked circle) shape on a different layout that I will share soon.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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.