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19 Oct

A few weeks ago, I had posted some card that I had done for TUESDAY TRIO.  This is an International blog based in Israel.  They were doing a Design Team call and I applied.  I needed to do 3 different cards and then they would choose their team.  I had the HONOR of being selected.  I am very excited about this.  This is a whole new ballgame.  This is participating with people from different parts of the world.  I love that we can all come together on common ground through our talents.

Here is the sketch that is the current challenge!  Maybe you should join the fun!!



Here is my version of the sketch.




One other look:




The added challenge to make something 3D on the project.  So can you see that my strawberry is actually a paper pillow?  I also 3-D’d the frame to make it all POP out!


The new DESIGN TEAM is being announced on the TUESDAY TRIO blog today.  All the designer’s and I are putting on a blog hop.  I would love for my readers, followers to hop through these blogs.  Those that are not from the US, usually have a translation option at the top of the page.  So please help me celebrate and hop through the BLOG HOP.  This BLOG HOP has a a few things to remember!  To be eligible for the freebie, you will need to collect keywords from each blog.  My blog code word is cloud, in hebrew it is ענן.  So there you have this blog’s word!


Here are some tips from our leader:

What’s this Blog-Hop?
Good of you to ask.
Blog Hop is, as the name suggests, a list of blogs for you to hop to.
Each of the eight members of our DT will post a new post, listing the members of the DT and linking to their personal blogs.
Each of them recieved a word (or two) related to out topic: Fall, and she will plant it/them within the text of her post.
Notice that those words will not be in color or bold, or specific in any way. To find it you’ll have to actualy read the post, which is the whole purpose, cause only by reading can you get to know the writer.
Why have we hidden words? Cause I felt like giving a little reward for the effort of hopping between eight blogs and reading eight posts (nine, including this one).
I have taken into account that some of you do not understand Hebrw, and some do not understand English (our team is international), and so all of the words will be written in both languages (if possible).
If you’ll go through all eight blogs, collect all he words (eight of them) and email them to me at will get my brand new digital kit. This kit will be put out for sale as soon as the Blog Hop is over, and only those who will get all the words will receive it free. Also, I’ll attach a few brand new digital stamps (my firsts).

Here is the list of girls and blogs – clicking each name will transfer you to that member’s blog. It doesn’t matter where you start, just remember to see them all.
Amanda Kremerאמנדה קרמר
Chen Rosenbergחן רוזנברג
Jeannie DeGruccio (YOU ARE HERE!!)  – ג’יני דגרוסיו
Maya Dahanמאיה דהן
Michal Shovalמיכל שובל
Orli Shamirאורלי שמיר
Shir Benovichשיר בנוביץ
Dailly Gelberדיילי גלבר

אנחנו מקוות שתהנו מהאתגר השבועי, ומקוות שתהנו מהסיבוב בבלוגים שלנו.
We hope you have fun with this week’s challange, and hope you have fun visiting our blogs.
Lastly, my giveaway from last week, the winner is….
let’s see…
We threw all the names in a bag and my very courageous helper pulled out the name……………………….

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So, if you hoped to win and you see your name on that paper my son is holding.  Email me…I will give you the specifics of what I need from YOU!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!  I know you will love my creation!!


Have I lost my touch? Trying something new, then!

12 Oct

Why do I have a blog?  Hmmmm?  Well, I think mostly it is because, I look at it as a friend to talk to?  Who else could I share ideas, things with?  There is no one REAL around me that calls me for advice, or says hey, show me what you did today?  My husband has more pressing things to worry about, I bore my kids, but hey, My Blog?  No complaining or whining whatsoever.  But, do I need a new direction here?  I would love to appeal to more people!  I am going to start on a new path.  Not leaving my old one, NO WAY!

My new path?  I am becoming a Jessica Sprague groupie.  I had purchased some classes through her EONS ago and never got around to actually doing them!  Well she just recently had a SALE and I was able to get some tutorials at a great price.  I have always been a COREL PSP X2 girl, but I was getting frustrated converting things over to use in Corel, since most things are geared towards Adobe.  So what’s a Corel girl to do?

I don’t have the answer to that, but I have decided to at least stop being so ANTI-ADOBE and start learning it after all.  This weekend, I proudly did MANY of my JESSICA classes.  I am going to share with you what I learned.  OH, and I have something AMAZING, to show you at the end of this blog post, so stay with me to the end!

Here is my 1st Digi project:



Pretty cool, huh?  Ok YEAH it is a TEMPLATE, but STILL!!!  I did it!  This was actually a FREE online class the Template came along with the lesson.  I even had to expand my horizons a bit because I did not have a picture of the hubby and me that would fit in that BIG picture space, so I had to add the POLKA DOT paper in the back!  Figured that one out all by my little self!

Here is another finished TEMPLATE.  They are sooooo easy!  This was another FREE tutorial on Jessica



I love this one!  I made NO MESS doing this page.  Ok, that is definitely a digital scrapping PLUS!!  I went out of the box with this one also.  All the elements(fruity stuff) were added by me! Not part of the lesson!  Sooooo, how did I do???

Drumroll please!  I have had these ABC things forever and could not for the life of me get them to work on COREL.  After my lessons with Jessica, I decided to try.  I almost THREW the laptop out the window after one failure after another last night.  But seriously, last night in a dream, I figured out HOW to do it.  So without further ado, here is something I am very PROUD of.

Proud that I figured out how to do it, without relying on my 19 year old to figure it out for me!

I did it all on my own!


Well?  What do you think?  Let me know 🙂   I am so excited about these ABC letters!  The possibilities are ENDLESS.  If I can generate enough interest, could this work into a small business for me?   Who knows??

I will offer a freebie here.   If you really like my ALPHABET creation, here is my idea!

I will create as my GIVEAWAY one (1) letter of your choice.

Think, your child’s inital, your first name initial, your last name initial, and if you are my RANDOMLY drawn as my winner from this post, I will create one 4 x 4 letter, with random pictures of your choice.(But, my choosing of placement)

I will prepare your letter to be framed, or placed in a scrapbook, with the colors of your choosing!

How does that sound for my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!   The more of my challenges you complete, the more times your name gets put in for the drawing!

Here are the challenges:

1) Subscribe to my Blog (Top of my blog column, first item. Says “DOT ME IN!”)

2) Put my Blog Badge on your blog. (If you have one) You can find this one the blog under the heading “GRAB MY BADGE”

3) Become a “friend” on FACEBOOK. (Look for link on the blog)

4) Refer a friend! For a friend, even more than one, that leaves a comment saying you sent them, you both get a BONUS entry into the Giveaway!

5) If you are a FISKATEER, let me know your FISKA # for an extra entry!


I will keep this open for one week. The prize winner will be announced on my BLOG POST next Monday, October 18, 2010. I will take all entries up to NOON October 18, 2010, Pacific Standard Time.

This will be a great way for me to see if this is something that sparks people’s interest enough to pursue it!

So, I thank you in advance for your help, participation enthusiasm, cheerleading, etc!

Remember, for me, to make this for you, you have to be comfortable emailing me pics and allowing me to mail you the finished product to an address of your choice!

Good luck, if you really, really like this, I hope you are the winner!!!!  I can’t wait to create something for the LUCKY WINNER!!!!


When you complete all the challenges that you are able to do, please leave a comment telling me how many challenges you did, so I know how many times to enter your name!!

Honesty is the best policy, so please, well you know….be honest:)


Have a great rest of your MONDAY!!