I’m back!

April 13, 2008

I have so much to write about, that I decided to write again. Or at least to try.
So I’m back, but are you? 😉

Leave me a message if you’re a reader, I need to know that someone’s “listening”!
And I recently put up a nice tutorial for a cool tagbook on Flickr – check it out. 🙂

Scrap your booty

August 13, 2007

That’s the current eve challenge. To see my layout, you would have to step over to the eve blog. I don’t want to post it here, for various mysterious reasons. Anyhow, I do want to show you my very favorite detail of it, which doesn’t show well enough on the larger pic. I added a small Hamsa to the Lo, and I like it too much to let it get lost in the large picture! 🙂

I was a bit embarassed with this challenge, and I’m happy that I finally found “my way out” of the embarassment, and into another one of my hobbies – belly dance! The picture was taken at a friend’s bachelorette. I hadn’t planned to dance, but there was a professional belly dancer there, and she had a CD with music I know the choreography to, so there I was – doing a solo dance. Now come on, scrap your booty too!

How do you escape?

July 24, 2007

The new All About Eve Challenge is up. I’m really enjoying these challenges. I thought it might be too much work and pressure, but once more I learned that it’s not about whether or not you have time, it’s about priorities. I find the time to create, I’m always learning, and always enjoying. The Eve girls are really great, I love the ideas they come up with, and their work is fabulous. And so many people have joined and are scrapping along! Even two girls from Israel have joined, which I find is a great achievement. 🙂
For me, this is also a type of journal, more than a photo album.
For this week’s LO I scrapped me making art. I squirted paint as the background, and doodled a bit. I wanted it to reflect the “escape” part, not too much thinking, measuring, deliberating. Just enjoying. 🙂

New Challenge!

July 9, 2007

The new challenge on the All About Eve blog is to scrap your age. As I woke up on Friday and saw this great transfer tutorial, I knew I had to try it. As you can see, I don’t know how to draw even when I trace! 😉 but I still really like the outcome. What I did was try to recreate one of the pictures Corinne took of me in Holland. I’m standing by the lake, on the grass, and behind me, in the distance, are houses and trees. You can click on the picture in Flickr to read some of the journaling. The part on my “coat” is quite illegible in the pic, but it just lists some important things I’ve managed to accomplish. Just to remind myself that my age is not only about wrinkles, but I’ve also managed to do a few important things along the way! Here’s my LO, and now come and join us, scrap your age!


New challenge blog!

June 15, 2007

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This is the secret I’ve been keeping, and I don’t have to any more!

You know how as scrapbookers, we seldom scrap ourselves? We are the ones behind the camera, and behind the layout. We preserve moments in time with our kids, our families, the events in our lives, but we usually forget to scrap about ourselves. Let’s face it…we stay behind the scenes.

Well no more! I’m excited to tell you about All About Eve.
I was contacted by Colleen some time ago, and she asked if I would like to join a challenge blog all about women. Well, of course I said yes, and now you want to hurry over there and get to know us – there’s a prize involved! 🙂

May 11, 2007

First of all, look, look, look who mentioned my name! With pics! 🙂
Rag and Bone Blog is one of my favorite paper places – you want to check out their archives, they have all the best paper art in there. I have this blog on my Bloglines subscription, and was so surprised to see a post featuring my work! Thanks! 🙂
That, and a very happy opportunity that’s come my way, made me very happy yesterday. Then I also thought of going to yet another creative weekend in Holland in September, and that makes me very happy. I’m not sure I’ll go yet, but there’s something to save for and look forward to, and I like that. I also sat down for hours yesterday, happily working on this LO, which I love dearly, and I started (yet another) art journal, and I watched Lost… I think they’re finally getting somwhere. Not that I like where they’re going, but last season I just thought I’ve had enough with them. Now I can’t wait to see what happens with Locke!
Well, I leave you with my new LO, and I’m off to do some house cleaning (there’s nothing I hate more…) before I continue scrapping. The girl in the Lo is my cousin’s beautiful daughter, Gal, and the title is “summersaults” in Hebrew – where the first letters of the word, actually spell her name – the word is “Gilgulim”, and some how I thought it’s just the right title here.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Isn’t it ironic

May 9, 2007

That I’ve spent so much money on wonderful supplies, only to realize my favorite layouts are with dollar store materials? So yes, I ADORE Basic Grey, I have almost all their paper, but I think I just don’t know how to use patterned paper in layouts. I think I’ll just announce myself a collector of patterned paper. Or else I’ll challenge myself to use it. I’m just afraid to use it, well, yes, because it’s so gorgeous, but also because I’m afraid I won’t be able to match pics/embellies/background/colors AND the patterned paper, you know what I mean? OK, I’ll have to try it.

I really enjoyed making this layout, punching all the holes, doodling and cutting up the pic – which I really did take on the day my sister got married. I know, looks silly to some, to me it was REALLY weird and interesting seeing my toes painted! 🙂
Except for the cardstock, everything came from a dollar store – the precious letters and felt from Holland, and the brads – surprisingly enough, from a dollar store in Israel!