Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mini Album Makers Challenge blog

A new challenge blog, all dedicated for making mini albums, starting on September 1st.
Must be fun :).


Mini Album Makers Challenge is pleased to announce the launch of this new challenge blog that focuses on handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  If you've longed for a place to share and learn more about creating such books, please take a moment to become a follower!  Our monthly challenge theme is any handmade book goes.

Follower's Giveaway!
To encourage growth in this new venture, I'm offering a giveaway of a $25 gift card to the Funkie Junkie Boutique to one lucky follower.  All you need to do to enter is become a follower.  I would love for you to add our blog badge below to your sidebar to help us grow.  Please link it to our homepage.  If you do so, please leave a comment and you will receive an extra entry in the draw.  If you copy and paste this post and repost it on your blog you can receive a third entry.  Just say so in the comments below and give a link to your post.  The winner will be announced on September 1st in our inaugural challenge post.


Design Team Call!
I’m looking for a team of five or so creative individuals who will share design team duties to include:

1. As a part of the monthly challenge inspiration, one project photo per month with link to your own personal blog post containing a tutorial or tips and tricks for assembling one of the abovementioned book forms.
2. Rotating with other DT members to post one complete tutorial on challenge blog per month.  (If five team members, then one complete project every five months.)
3. Encourage, comment and support challenge entries.

Please email Autumn at teamclark@rocketmail.com with questions or applications.  Include your blog and social media links with a permalink to your favorite handmade book(s).  Please note this is a teaching blog and all projects, even if they are CASEd from another designer, must be tutorial based (photos or videos).  Applications will be taken through August 25.  Selected applicants will be notified by August 28.  Challenges begin September 1 with DT announcement (including a photo of your application book and backlink to that post – no new project necessary for September).  Thanks and best of luck!

Please share with your friends and get projects ready for our first challenge September 1!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Retirment greetings album (front cover) - Words from the heart - mixed media style

My boss is retiring and I'm working on a greetings album from all of our department.
It's a great challenge for me to create a masculine project, and I hope he would love it. The title says: Words from the heart.
Here're some close ups:





Lots of mixed media here - TCWmasks, TH masks, gesso, lindy's stamp gang mists, glitter, embossing powders, microbeads, chipboards, metalic elements, distress stain, etc.
I'm entering it to the challenge at Mixed Media Place, with this beautiful moodboard:
I really love the gold with blue combination of the beach photo and the teal road with the rustic colors of the woods.
Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Family! that's the whole story - CSI case file no. 231


After a very long period of absence, it is so good to join again with CSI! Love, love, love the case files and the ton of inspiration by the DT and the special investigators.

The clues I used to solve this case were:
Scheme - I've used all 5 colors
Evidence - solid white cardstock, stripes, twine, panctuation marks, stars, hearts.
Testimony - my journaling tells what was (and still is) my source of power, which helped me go through when my boy was diagnosed with cancer and got the chymotherapy.
This is what I wrote: "The family support, the legacy we inherited from our parents, these are the things that helped us to deal with your cancer disease. The way they stood by us, the love and comfort they gave me, were the source of my power to go through that rough period we had."

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments ar much appreciated.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A gift for the teacher - a stationery notebook


School year is toward its end, and it's time for some gifts for the teachers. I decided to make a stationery notebook, with a jr. leagal pad holder, a pocket for notes, post-it holder and a pen holder.

I've used papers from Simple Stories DIY  Boutique collection, so happy and lively. 
Thank you for stopping by and I always love reading your comments.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Our Paris - a romantic mini folder album


Hello everyone,
This is a mini folder album I've made for my sister's birthday, plus a birthday card for her.

Since she went with her spouse to Paris, I thought it would be just perfect to make her a mini album for all those lovely photos they took on their visit there.
The hebrew title on the front says: Breathe, Smile, Love.

I've used papers from several companies: Prima, 7Dots Studio, K&Co. and more scraps from my never ending pile.

Though it's a mini album and it is quite flat, it can hold many photos inside. It has places for photos and for notes to document the precious moments. Lots of photo mats, tags and stamps. I've kept all embelies flat.
I've made a short video with close-ups:

And here's the birthday card I've made for her too. In the inside there's a pocket with many tags with encouraging sentiments:


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm always happy to read your comments.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A birthday card

I've been MIA for soooo long time, but here I am again :).
Today I would like to share with you a birthday card I've made for one of my besties, who will turn 50 in a couple of days.


It's a double zigzag fage fold card. The inspiration is from Marianne's blog and you can find the tutorial righ here. I used the ScorePal to built the card and the belt, which made it pretty easy.

I used 6X6 pad LemonCrfat new collection, House of Roses. It's a beautiful, romantic and vintage collection, and I will definitely use more and more of this collection.

I loved the dreamy look of this moodboard and the bouquet the bride is holding.

Here's some close-ups on the card, closed and opened:







I would like to enter this card to the Lemon Craft #4 challenge "Be delicate",
and also for the Score Pal challenge #37 'More than one score plus favorite color combination (I just love the pink. soft brwon, cream, with a touch of green combo).

Thank  you for stopping by and I would love to read your comments.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Boys will be boys - Stuck?! (early) Mid Dec reveal plus Scrap Around The World

Stuck?! is doing a co-challenge with Scrap Around the world for this reveal.
Here's the sketch from Stuck?!:
and here's the moodboard from Scrap Around The World:
And my take, with photos of my boys from last year's snow storm:
Edit: featured layout at Berry71bleu!


Here are some close-ups on the details:





It also goes for the chill moodboard at Berry71bleu:

Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog. your comments are much appreciated.

Monday, December 1, 2014

You Rock! - Stuck?! Dec 1st reveal

Hello everyone :), this is my 2nd post today (for my Scrap Africa reveal post, please click HERE), with my take on Stuck?! Sketches Dec 1st reveal.
Here's the sketch:
Usually, I don't scrap more than 2 photos at the most. this time I decided to challenge myself and used 4 photos of my oldest:
This time I decided to go on a more clean design, no messy mixed media style :).
For my lo I used some DCWV pp, some scraps from Echo Park, Simple Stories and Webster's Pages. I also used StudioFourteen40' flair buttons.
Here are some close-ups on the details:




We would LOVE to see your takes on this sketch, and don't forget Stuck?! is having a GDT call, so if you're interested, put GDT after your name :).
Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments very much!

Warm and cosy

We have a new sketch for you at Scrap Africa, sketch #40:
Isn't it just an awesome sketch?
Here's my take on this sketch:
I used products from 7 Dots, Thoughts Keeper collection by the talented Olda Heldwein, that I got as a giveaway, thank you Tusia Lech for your generousity!
I used 12x12 pp no. 2, and papers from the 6x6 pad, stamps and stickers - all from that fab collection. and I would like to enter it to 7 Dots' challenge, which is 'Warm and Cosy, just like my youngest's photo, taken when he was just a baby. Here's the inspiration circle from the challenge:

I also used modeling paste with some Perfect Pearls over The Crafter's Workshop stencil, and some modeling paste over a doily stencil. 
To go along with the warm and cosy theme, I also adhered felt flowers, made with Die-Namics dies. StudioFourteen40' flairs, splatters of mists, dew drops, micro beads, large rhinestones, sequins and die-cut doily - and my lo is finished.
There's a lot of 3-D in this lo, so it also goes fot the 3-D challenge, exercise #2 at the Mixed Media Place.
Here are some close-ups on the details:







Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments very much!