Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Spooky Bottle Caps

Are you ready for Halloween?
I think it's one of the most fun days of the year (even though I don't celebrate it myself). All the spooky costumes, the decorations and the candy...well what's not to like right?

Here's a little fun and fast project I created using bottle caps and paper to get you in the mood, if you haven't started already... It's a great project for kids on a cold afternoon.

Here's how you can make yours:

1. Punch 1” circles from cardstock.
2. Create monster faces with combination of different size eyes. Draw different shaped mouths with black pen.
3. Create hair from metal wire: Cut pieces from metal wire and glue to the back of the bottle cap with tape. Cover it with a 1” circle. Shape the metal wire to create curls, straight or crazy shapes.
4. Use the bottle caps as party favors, napkin holders, decoration or embellishments for scrapbook layouts and cards.

The full supply list can be found here

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Top 10 Contest WINNER!

I know I know I'm late!!
I'm so sorry! I have no excuse...I simply was overwhelmed with work and the holidays (Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur) and completely forgot!

I wanted to write a post about your 10 most favorite projects but the weirdest thing couldn't choose. Usually there are a few projects that take the lead and get picked the most as one of the favorite three, but this time all the people who voted picked different projects! Almost all of the projects were mentioned! There were no specific favorites!

So first, let me thank you all for loving so many of my projects. Second, I feel so blessed that you see me as a source of inspiration it fills my heart with so much joy! THANK YOU!

So without waiting too much longer the winner is...

Gina Garibaldi

Congratulations! email me your address so I can send you your goodie bag!

Thanks everyone who joined in the fun!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Create a Family Photo Wall Collage

I have been wanting to do this in my house for a long time but always found a reason to postpone it. For some strange reason I was scared it wouldn't come out right. But that was my first mistake, there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just a few principles to follow will guarantee that your will will look great!

1. Use different size and shape frames
If you use different sizes and shapes frames it will save you the need to measure and create even gaps between the frames. That is because our eye will focus on the shape and size and the gaps between the frames will in fact be invisible.

2. Use color wisely
If you use colorful frames then have black and white photos, and if you want to use colored photos then keep the frames' colors neutral like black, white or brown. Choose frame colors that compliment the colors in the room and furniture. You can also use the wall collage to inject a splash of color to a neutral colored room.

3. Incorporate other embellishments
Add little embellishments in between the photo frames. You can use shapes, canvases and other wall art. I also framed birds and flowers drawings in addition to the family photos.

4. Add a personal touch
Other than your family photos add words, sentiments or quotes that you relate to. If you make them yourself like I did. I cut out letters from a tissue paper that some gifts I bought were wrapped with and glued them to a canvas with gel medium. Plain, minimalist and simple addition to your wall with hardly any money spent.

I'm really happy how my wall turned out and I'm even considering adding more frames. Now I have a new wall for the new year!  Please share with me in the comments how you display your family photos.

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