Monday, 30 April 2012

Joy- minimalistic card

 This card won Sweet Stamps  frames challenge- thanks!
My new card made with Sweet Stamps stamp is a very clean and simple this time. The stamp is so gorgeous and you really don't need much more but some paints and glitter around. So I painted it with Creative Inspirations Paints  paints, added  a lot of  clear embossing powder over the painted word chipboard and added a lot of fine glitter around.
I enter this to Sweet Stamps frame challenge- their stamp too.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Inspired by Stamping Featured artist day: my day

Inspired By Stamping has this Featured Artist post where Joanna is featuring all DT members. So here is my project for this post: altered acrylic bird (Maya Road piece, still 3 more left for  a future mini album, unless I am going to use this piece there too... Maybe.)

I made it with Pink Paislee papers, using the packaging too, as there were  same patterns and it's so frugal too.
The outside on the bird was stamped with Sweet Aviary set several times all around (Staz- on only).
Then I stamped a few clouds  and a hot balloon from Sky is a limit set and glued them with 3d foam glue. The sentiment cluster was stamped with Cherish set sentiments and I also added some gorgeous IBS flowers Joanna  sells in her online shop.

Sky is a limit sentiment was my last second add- on and  I just had to add some ribbons for a shabby and fancy look.
You can see this project and a small blurb about me in IBS blog today.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Love of my Life

My new page with my dear niece Tamar gorgeous photo and A2S new April  release. I used this title, covered with inks, clear heat embossed and then stamped over it again.
Other techniques used here: die cutting with Cherry Lynn Designs dies, stamping over the page (Tim Holtz and Prima stamps), hand stitching inside the die cut doily,border punching, inking, clustering and finally using MLS papers and journaling cards for this shabby pastel overall look.
Small embellishments are from Epyphany Crafts, Paper Studio, Eyelet Outlet, Maya Road, The Twinery.

Friday, 27 April 2012

I am a Kite Flier- I mean DT MEMBER!

This is a totally new paper company and I made it's very first DT!

Look on this list of so talented girls! We are going to Rock it!
We  begin to make projects  in May. For now- follow Kite's  Tales blog and our Facebook page.
Great things   come there soon!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Sew much me

 This page was spotlighted in Cosmo Cricket blog
This page was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue

I scrapped myself again- this year I decided to make a whole album about me. So this page is about  things I like: black and red outfits and my sunglasses. I made it for Cosmo Cricket chipboard challenge with pretty much old Cosmo products, but the only one I have.

Actually I do have quite a lot of them, but the last year ones. So they need to be used.
I decided to leave this page flat- so not other flowers or ribbons or any " fat" embellishments. I only added some border punching and a lot of handmade journalling.
As our family name is Shalom and The Rubber Cafe Tree of Life set has this word (means Peace or Hello), I used the stamp as a part of my journalling.
I even made some funny P.S. about having our family name stamp (actually 3 of them from the same set).

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Spread your wings card

 This card was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue
Another new card, using this fantastic Tando Creative mini printers try part (I just use one of 3 parts each time, so I can make more projects, also I am sure dear Di from  Tando would ship me more if I ask, but I ask for the new realeases... lol)

So this one is totally Webster pages, also I had to find the small things ot use for the card, their prints are huge. So I used 2-3 papers for the base and for some cuys and some journaling cards too .Then I made this flower cluster with some Webster nesting and trims and added some small  flowers. As I love to stamp on my cards after all, I made a stamped branches on this pink cardstock for one of my layers.

The Ranger crackled paint was a must for covering this big chipboard. Some ribbons and trim and blings were my final touch and I really like this Spring card.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Window of opportunity

 This card was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue
My new card or maybe it's just a small project with this most gorgeous Windows set from The Rubber Cafe.
I used Crate papers for my basic layers and   the fun stamping on this card.

First of all I stamped those wood shades stamp with brown ink , heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, cut  into halves and colored with Tea Die and Vintage Photo distress stains. Then I stamped the window over the flower paper and trimmed it to the size. The same window stamp was used again, this time on TRC  white paper , clear powder embossed and hand cut. I layered it over the flower window and glued with 3D glue.
Then I stamped a couple of Grandma's Doilies over a thin acetate (some stickers back recycling) with White Staze-On ink and made a curtain with this piece over the window. A small piece of recycled wood was added with One and Only tape to keep all this construction in one piece.

I stamped a sentiment from this stamp set over another wood piece with Truffle Mixed Media Ink- it works just great over the wood too.
I made flower  pots from texured cardstock, free hand cuts, inked a bit around with the same brown ink and then glued some small Petaloo flowers with Scrap Happy Glue.

It was pretty much of work actually, as the hand cut of the window was not so easy after all and I maybe did it 5-6 times, but I like the final result.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Drop of the Sun

 This page was one of Creative Mondays favorites- Thanks
This page was published in SNR April/May 2012 issue
My second lo with this gorgeous Geogian (the country) mountains and a sunflower.

I made it with BG products and had to adjust some colors for my title and those white daisies I had for ages. So  I used Creative Isnpirations Paints Sunflower Yellow, some Black glitter and even made my own mist with the same yellow and some Buttercup paint to make those sundrops all over the page.

I also used a lot of Epiphany Crafts epoxies with those cricle drops and made a banner with a new Pennant tool. So ironic: now, after  a year on their DT and after I finished my term , I have  more epoxies then ever! Thank you , dear EC for my credits! I just love those tools!
I made it for Basic Grey patterened paper background challenge

Yellow and sunshine for Creative Mondays

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Robin's Nest Earth Day blog hop

Hello, my dear Robin's nest friends!
Today is an Earth day and all RN designers invite you to our Earth day blog hop.

If you cam from Becky's  blog- you are on the right way. And if not- please go to Robin's Nest blog and begin your journey there.
We have some great giveaway for you there too.
Be our follower in each blog and we will pick one winner  on each blog to get some new Dew Drops as a prize. The winners will be drawn randomly on April 27th.
Then it will be one big prize in our main Robin's Nest blog too.
So many chances to win! Follow us, comment and you are in the draw.
And now for my project for this hop

Earth day scrapping is all about the nature. So I decided to make a lo about our hot Israeli summer. So hot, that part of the flowers are half dead...
And then I   used not those usual summer papers, all green and yellow and blue, but those gorgeous Classified paper, together with some black and red glitter ones and  I really like the final result.
I made a lot of hand made flowers using EK flowers punch, and added another RN white flower, but heat embossed with Cable Red  Suzy West Wow Embossing Powder.

The rose A2Z Scraplets  chipboard was inked and then heat embossed with Clear Wow Regular embossing powder, so are all golds and greens  around the paper.

The only non RN products are buttons and foam letters.
I used Robin's Nest Black with Gold swirls, Classified cardstock , Red Sorbet Glitter  Cardstock, White on white swirls and Classic Roses for the punched circle border. A few metal gold and red Shimmery Straw  RN ribbons were added too and some Dew Drops from Parisian mini and Mocha Trail sets. The flower is RN die cuts from the this  Flowers  set. I also added a small label over the photo from Tag set and some natural RN twines. I used the smaller ones here, heat embossed with red embossing powder and I made my flower center with a big red brad covered with 7 Dew Drops as a small flower over the brad.
I also added a small label over the photo from Tag set and some natural RN twines.
As you can see, I am a last girl on this hop. Hope you had a great time and be sure to comment in order to win.
 Here is a full blog hop list:
Robin Nest blog
Terri Sproul blog
Erika Taylor
Clare Dempsey
Amanda Marks
Peg Round
Carol Lassak
Becky Conley'
Irit shalom- you are here

Kristy Van Doren

Thanks for visiting my blog and please comment on all blogs and be our follower on all blogs if you want to win some fantastic RN products.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Explore our life's journey

This is my kind of  lo: about my hobbies and my addiction to keep our family memories. It's my Life's Journey scrapped here and my very new and totally RED camera.

I used Robin's Nest products and A2Z Scraplets part of a title.The chipboard title  was covered with inks and 3D Glossy accent, the tags and clocks hand cuts were red  embossing powder heat embossed  and I added some like " Blood" drops using RN Dew Drops.

 As lately I am totally addicted to stamping- I made a stamped clock over the stamped script background and stamped an old vintage camera image- all heat embossed with Wow clear embossing powder. The stamps are from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures set- the one set you Must have!
 Sometimes memories  are painful and we bleed. We still have to keep them.
Robin's Nest  products used here: Brown glitter cardstock, Red on red Rope  Glitter  cardstock, Glitter writing, Water Color Ocean and Clocks  papers, Tags set, French Rub- ons,Forbidden Love Dew drops and mini Dew Drops in red, pearl and gold.
Wow powders used here: Suzy West Cable Red,Clear Fine powder
I really feel this page describes me.
I enter  this to All about me In the now challenge

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Remember this beautiful day mini tag book

This project was spotlighted in Scrap Much blog- thanks!
This cuts and springy project is actually 4 of 8 wood tags from Kaisercrafts tag book. 8 are too much, 4 are just perfect for a small gift mini album.
So here it is, made with Bo Bunny cardstocks and  full sheet of The Scrap Cake printable tags (I printed them on a semiglossy photo paper for the best result)

And some close ups of the pages (still no photos, but plenty of room to add them later)

Made for The Scrap Cake printbles challenge
And Scrap much color challenge

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Treasure life with The Rubber Cafe

This Treasure chest stamp was so inviting to make  the card about treasures and  as Life is our biggest treasure, I made it with this Treasure life sentiment.
I also used lots of other TRC STAMPS: Vintage Treasures set is stamped all around the tag.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Guest designing for Lessology

I love recycling and I love challenges. This was a reason to post my projects in Lessology challenge blog and to make a lot of Top 3.
So when they asked me to be their April Guest Designer, I said yes, even knowing that the challenge was not so much usual one.
I was asked to make a chest with drawers and the only possible thing I could craft was this kids craft kind of 9 match boxes.

But then, I just made them my shabby and busy style and I like the final result, maybe can even use it for some small buttons, pins of whatever .

I used Melissa Frances paper , stickers and a tag, a lot of inking around, some flowers, trims, lace and quite a bunch of heart shaped buttons.

You can play with this challenge too: make a very similar project or alter an old drawer. As far as you have one recycled item, you can play and even win.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Spring bag chain with Wow powders and stamps

It was quite a while since I made a jewelry project, but this one is a kind of Mixed Media one, as I stamped and heat embossed and finally it's a wearable piece.
So look on my new bag and my very new chain- I love them both!
I used Wow Flower background stamp with clear embossing ink, added 4 embossing powders colors, randomly. Them I heat embossed the whole piece and punched circles and squares with Epiphany Crafts tools (after a year on their DT I have a lot of tools and love to use them).
Some of the charms are double sided, some are just singles. I added some old and forgotten charms, beads and chains and here is my lovely bag chain.
Lets see side too of some charms
And an overall look again

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Inspired by Stamping favorite stamps- Day 3

Hello, my dear stamping friends! This is a last day of our April Inspired by Stamping showcase and this time I made an altered box.
This is a kind of " put your junk inside" vintage box, made with Glitz products and I made a heat embossing around the pieces and the whole box with Suzy West Earthtones embossing powders.

 I used the Friends  sentiment set to stamp  my sentiment and added a stamped and heat embossed tag under the transparency.

Then I added a stamped and heat embossed Air balloons stamped over the vellum.

This is a list of off other designers on this hop.
Irit- that's me here

Please, visit them and leave them some love.
See you next month with new Inspired by Stamping releases: lots of new stamp sets will be released in May!
 I also enter this to some web challenges:
Flowers for 2 Sisters

Friday, 13 April 2012

Memories Forever with TRC and RRR blog hop

This project made Top 3 on Crop stop- thanks!
Hello, my dear blogging friends!
Today DT members  on The Rubber Cafe have this blog hop with  Really Reasonable Ribbon  DT members and I hope we all are going to inspire you a lot!
If you came from
  you are on the right way. If not- please go to TRC blog and begin this hop there.
And now for my hop project
For this hop I made my third banner. Yes, I love them so much that I just made them over and over.
This time it's all about keeping memories.

I made it witn Tando Creative chipboard banner, Kaisercrafts papers and stickers , a lot of TRC stamps and quite a lot of RRR ribbons. All flowers on this project are home made, both paper and ribbon ones.
Its pretty big project, so I made a close up photos of all parts to show  it to you.


The lower shapes are stamped with TRC  Background  Basics 1 and Background Basics  2 stamps, white  powder heat embossed  , painted with Tim Holtz distress stains and then over stamped with Script stamp from Steampunk set. Lot of work and almost nothing left to see as I added the uppe chipboards.
Those chipboards are covered with patterned papers and then I stamped and stamped again, using Vintage Treasures and Steampunk Charity Wings sets with different colors of inks, added some Kaisecrafts stickers,  some lace buttons and made my flowers.
The paper flowers are made with Grandma's Doilies stamp set, stamped, punched and arranged to 3 paper flowers.
The brown ribbon and pink ribbon flowers were  made from pleated RRR ribbon and seam binding one.
I added some  stamped and hand cut butterflies  made with Vintage Treasures set
All 3 parts are connected with RRR and I really love this vintage look of my hop project.
Your next stop  on this hop is
Thanks for a visit and if you like my project, please leave me some love in your kind comments. 

Product list:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe: Steampunk Charity Wings, Vintage Treasures, Grandma's Doilies Backgrounds  Basics 1 and  Basic Backgrounds 2
Paper, stickers: Kaisercrafts
Ribbons: Really Reasonably Ribbon
Buttons: Dress It Up
Paints: Tim Holtz Distress stains: Tattered Rose, Broken China, Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shatters
Inks: Donna Salazar Mixed Media inx : Truffle; Teal ink: SU,Frosty White: Colorbox
Glue: The one and only tape, Scrap Happy glue, Glossy Accents : Ranger
Bling: Prima
Other: twine, pins, brad
I also enter this to some web challenges:
Great Impressions stamps for Lots of  flowers
Sweet stamps for Shabby/vintage
Crafty Ribbons - Things with wings 
Bows and buttons for Crop Stop
Things with wings for Paper Play 
3D Embellishments for Crafts and me 
Flower power for Crafty creations 
Distress for the Stamping Boutique 
Not a card for Creative Mondays
Vintage for O-LA-LA creations
Handmade fowers for True Madly crafty challenges
Distressing for Let's ink it up  
Ribbons and lace for Artistic Stampers

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