Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Cutie

Such an old yet beloved picture of Eliyah, taken at my parents' house when we went there to visit in 2004. This child had a constant smile on her face, and was so easy to photograph!
I used papers from the Green at Heart collection from Basic Grey, and a piece of Basic Grey Basics called Manifest as the background.
I made the flower embellishment using some very old magic mesh I had in my stash, a punched scalloped circle, a button, some twine, and hand cut leaves. The Thickers are new, that I got on my recent shopping trip. I decided to use them instead of hoard them as I usually do!
For this layout, I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.
This layout is also my submission for a Baby Girl layout, to Practical Scrappers.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Back to the old Mists!

I had to pull out my Glimmer Mists after a long while of them sitting neglected in the drawer for this challenge by Studio Calico, where we had to use a mist on old book paper. I didn't have any real book pages to use, but I found some nice text paper in my stash, by Making Memories. I think the patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket, but I'm not sure, correct me if I'm wrong, and I got it from the very generous Ingrid!
Those Martha Stewart butterflies still haven't gotten old for me! I also used my trusty Cuttlebug butterfly die as well.

Sassy LIl' Sketches layout

Forgot to mention that this layout was done using a fantastic sketch by Sassy Lil' Sketches. I really enjoyed using this sketch, and it went great with the October Afternoon papers I wanted to use from the Fly a Kite collection.

Ein Yael

We went to this place on Chol Hamoed Sukkot, called Ein Yael, where the kids enjoyed a multitude of activities including stomping on grapes, painting fresca and milking a goat! There was so much to do there! The girls had a really great time, it was worth every minute in the heat!
For this layout I used October Afternoon and Basic Gray papers, and again made a handmade flower embellishment with my scallop circle punches, a button and some fibers. Also getting into stitching a bit on my layouts... and trying to use the Thickers I have in my stash, so I can justify buying more!

So Proud of Myself

Here is a layout I made using a Pencil Lines sketch.
Did a lot of distressing, and made a handmade flower embellishment using two scallop circle punches and some buttons and twine.
Used my new October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers for this- couldn't resist! Also used my new Basic Gray paper for the backgroud.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Huge Grin

I felt the need to go back and scrap Nili's baby pictures, and this huge grin was just irresistible to me!
I used Pencil Lines sketch 125 for my jumping off point here.

Bunny Purim

Eliyah dressed up as a bunny for her first four Purims....
I used Pencil Lines sketch 160 for this one.

Pool Time

Here is a layout I made using sketch 108 from Pencil Lines. I have had that chipboard circle hanging around for years, and finally used it here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two Cuties!

I love this old picture that I found of the two girls, all dressed up to go to a wedding...
I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, turned on its side, and combined the three photos into one....
I also pulled out my favorite distress ink, Broken China, to color some white Thickers to match.

Me and Nili

I made this layout so I could say that, Yes, I have scrapped a picture of myself! There's a first time for everything I guess even thought I had to dig back almost three years to find a picture of myself that I could use....
I used Basic Grey papers, and a crocheted flower, all from Ingrid.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That look of concentration

This wasn't done for any other reason than I wanted to play around with making those flowers, and trying this border on my picture.

Yet another new layout! I have certainly been busy....
This one is for the GDT challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.
The challenge was to use the sketch, something orange, and a punch, so I had to look back and find some old pictures of my kids, with some orange in it, and I used my uppercrest Fiskars border punch on the piece of cork.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nili's Friend Tali

Here's a layout I made using a sketch from Sketchy Thursday.
I started off with the strip of punched purple cardstock at the bottom, left over from another layout, and it all came from there.

BIG Art Attack

Eliyah loves to watch Art Attack, where she learns all kinds of amazing art techniques and ideas. Here she decided to make a Big art attack, which is taking things from everyday life and making them into a huge piece of installation art!
This layout was based on sketch #125 from Creative-Scrappers.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Here is another layout that I made, during my scrappy morning with Ingrid....
This one followed the sketch from Sassylilsketches 10/7 sketch.
Thanks for looking!

Hot Pepper!

Hello again!
Here's a layout I made for the Skissedilla sketch #81 challenge.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Well Hello there! It's been another while since I have posted last, but don't worry, I have a bunch of layouts to share to make up for it!
All of these were made using pictures from out trip to Norway in August. For the layout above, I took my inspiration from the colors in the photo and went from there. Simple, and easy! Plus, everything is better with butterflies!
The next one is of a nice tradition that has developed, of making challot with granny on Friday mornings when we are visiting. The children look forward to it all week! I used a paper pack from K and Co that I thought was cute. Couldn't be simpler!

For this next one I must give credit to Stephanie Howell for the inspiration for the layout and colors.... Love her stuff. I also went a little butterfly crazy, as you can see....
This one needs a bit of something but i can't think what??? I guess not every layout can turn out exactly as expected!
I do like how this one came out though... I had been hanging on to that background paper from K and co for years, and here it just worked out perfectly so I had to use it. See more butterflies???
Here is another quick and simple one, The part that took the most time was curling those thingies on that strip in the corner... Thanks Ingrid! Here I also stamped the journaling stamp directly onto the paper, which was scary, but it worked out fine!
So I guess that's it for now! Thanks for checking in on me!