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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderlan

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Shopping Our Stash Challenge will run for two weeks.  We all need to take that holiday break.  So, you have extra time to share your Winter Wonderland Creations with us.   These do not have to be Christmas related...just lots of winter stuff like snowflakes!
I love making boxes and these cracker boxes are so pretty!
I CASED her project to prepare this gift for my Grandson's Teacher.  She is from Paris and I was tempted to use an Eiffel Tower Stamp but that would be too pedestrian. 
The smaller box serves as a lid and holds tea bags (I forgot to take a photo of the open box.)  We filled the large box with Hershey's Kisses!

I Created A Male Version of the Cracker Box and will share it here later this week!  Thanks for stopping by and remember to play along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
HUGZ!
CHANA MALKAH

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Masculine Cracker Box w/Boxed Lid

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Last week I promised to show my masculine cracker box. 
Using
Graphic 45's French Country Collection!  
So Here you go!

I am giving this as a Thank You gift to the Physician's Rep who works for the group that handles my infusion therapy.  The insurance company dropped my IG drug from their formulary and were being difficult about giving me a brand exception.  Todd worked very hard to coordinate the effort between my physician's office and his company to get the approval and he kept me informed along the way.

The box lid can hold tea bags, mints, etc.  
I placed an Altoids Smalls Tin in this one.
I chose to leave my panels unadorned but small metal 
Fleur de Lis (brads) look quite nice on the top panels!
 The G45 paper works so well to this box shape.  
It fully addressed my desire for elegance and practicality
 
A wooden button and a brad were used to create the lid pull.
The gold paper is embossed, but does not show well in the photo, however, IRL it is striking.  I used WRMK Next Level "Quilted" Embossing Folder (Diamond Shape) to mimic the paper pattern. 

Thanks for stopping by
HUGZ!
Chana Malkah

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Tag You're It

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
My teammates over at Shopping Our Stash have decided to help everyone get the final gift tags done.  Last week we helped with your packaging so this seemed the next logical step.

I decided to eschew the idea of creating a fancy tag and stick to the simplicity of Chanukah!

A Simple Chanukah Tag
The tag is adorned with Chanukah Gelt and a mini Dreidel.  I tried adding a small Chanukiah but the tag looked a little crowded.
I was attempting to create a six-pointed star with my WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board, but I couldn't get the fold right so I had to go with the five-pointed star instead. Of course, as soon as I was done, I found a tutorial for a six-pointed star bag.  Yeesh1
The bag was created from a sheet of 8"x11" cardstock.  You can decrease the height and make smaller boxes!   The font I used is called Kayleigh and it was a freebie from Free Fonts.  I love it!


 Stash items: 
Bag & Tag Paper 5+ years old
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  2+ years old.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Visit the rest of the SOS Team for more Tag Inspiration!

MARIA
BARBARA
MIMI
LAUREN
DEENA

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Gift or Gift Card Wrapping

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we challenge you to create pretty gift, wrapping, or card holders!
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know this is the time of year that I make these little gift baskets.  
For this challenge, I decided to use the remnants of Graphic 45 "A Ladies' Diary" Collection to create an ensemble gift package.
Chanukah Gift Ensemble "Shani"
I created this Chanukah Gift for my friend, Shani, who lives in Israel.  I miss her so much and we just had our annual two-hour-long phone chat that made me miss her even more.  Now I need to up-cycle a cardboard box for packaging.  I am glad Chanukah lasts 8 days!  I also need to stop nibbling on the candy!
Journal/Diary
This journal,  from a Flying Unicorn  Club shipment (last year,)
was just perfect for creating a companion journal/diary element. 
A little bling to hide the seam but mostly to add interest and voila!
The best part about making this book cover was not having to do anything except cut the paper to size and wrap it around the book.  I used my favorite Decoupage Technique to adhere the paper.  I also decoupaged the "A Ladies' Diary" label. Hard to tell this is not the original cover!

I added a pocket to the inside cover and I am thinking about adding one  "A Ladies' Diary" Stamped image to each page.  I love how the stamp strip folded over perfectly on the back cover.  Sweet! 
The back is as pretty as the front.  I love G45 Papers for projects like this one.  Creating is fun and easy!
A little scoring plus a little Scor-tape and you get a perfect spine!
Electric Pillar Candle
I stained this electric pillar candle a few months ago to use for another challenge.  They didn't like it so I kept it on my table just waiting for the perfect project. So, what do you think?  
Isn't this a nice addition to the ensemble? 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Stop by and leave some LUV for the rest of the SOS Team

Materials Used
Papers:  Graphic 45® "A Ladies' Diary™"
(I cut the basket using Neenah® CS and then glued the G45 papers onto the individual strips.  The paper alone is not sturdy enough.)
Flowers: Prima® Flowers
Gift Tags: Prima® "Something Blue" Collection
Brads: Bo Bunny
Border Bling:  Want2Scrap
Candy: Hershey® Nuggets

Challenges Entered:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jewelry Box Makeover - Altered Eclectics - December

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
So happy to be crafting again.  This is my December project for the challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  
Mixed Media projects only(Altered Art, Upcycling, Recycling.) 
Cards, ATCs, etc., will  be Deleted!

Upcycled Jewelry Cabinet
Recovering this Jewelry Cabinet was great fun and just the right project to get me back into the rhythm of crafting!

 The Cabinet is another Hubster Goodwill Store find.
I do so appreciate his faith in my restorative abilities!

He decided that I could alter it and use it for storage in my studio.  I may just do that!  It also works as a great accent piece for a dressing table or a bathroom vanity!   I thought the ring holder was a nice touch!



Products Used
DecoArts - Chalk Paint - Yesteryear
Earth Safe Finishes - Chalk Paint - Snickerdoodle
Rub n' Buff - Metallic Wax (Handles and Decorative Door insert)
Prima Papers - Epiphany
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out your local Goodwill Store!
HUGZ
Chana Malkah Harris

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Bargello Technique (Paper Strips)

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Wow!  It really feels like forever since I created a card.  Over at Shopping Our Stash, Chris came up with the wonderful idea to create cards using the Bargello Technique.   Bargello was actually created as a quick way to design beautiful quilt patterns. Of course, paper crafters adopted the technique. We would love to see your creative interpretations. I am sure this will become a frequently used technique in my studio. I have ideas!

Click here for the Splitcoast Stampers Bargello Video

My Art Deco Bargello
In the true spirit of the Shopping Our Stash challenge model, I only used products that have been in my stash for 3 months or more.  

My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia" 6"x6" Pad:  This pad is almost over two years old.  I ordered tons when Crafty Steals had them on sale for $2.99 each.  Ribbons:  These are both at least 5 years old.   I just buy ribbon because it is pretty!  Cardstock:  Ancient!  I mean more than 11 years old.

My Doodled Flower:
Click Here for Eileen Hull Video
Eileen Hull hosted a live Facebook class on this technique about three months ago. This was a practice piece and has been on my board just waiting for the right project!

I added a couple strips of my design paper to the edge of the inside writing page.   I am thinking of adding a stamped image before sending this off!
Not Much of A Tutorial
but you should get the general idea!
These are so much fun to create!  
Eileen Hull is the queen of all things FLOWERY!
Use spray mists to create your splatter sheet (Mist both sides.)
Cut your flower petals!  I used Sizzix®, Bigz™Die 
"Eileen Hull® Flower Layers with Heart Petals
Add your doodle and then layer your flower!
 I chose to doodle hearts but you can summon up your "Zentangle™" spirit and doodle whatever you wish!

Thanks for dropping by!  My Teammates have created fab designs using the Bargello Technique.  Stop by their blogs and leave a little Luv!
OUR GUEST DESIGNER


HUGZ!
CHANA

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Grabbing Some Normal - Throwback Flashback


Hi, Crafty Peeps!  
I've decided that I am going to use October as a month to look back and share past projects.  Some that I still like and some that..oh, well!   The Hubster and I are both still recovering from recent accidents (I tripped over a rug and ended up with a torn rotator  cuff and The Hubster tried to catch a falling ladder and ended up with a broken arm.) We both injured our left arms, so we use our good right hands to get housework, cooking, etc., done.  We are much better but crafting is out for a while.  

These projects were first posted in 2013!
This is the cover of a mini album project.  The album was going to be called, "He Put A Ring On It!"  All of the embellishments on this cover were handmade.  The Stick Pin was made by my friend Teresa.  Her Pins are so beautiful, I use them only for very special projects.

Isn't this denim paper just fabulous!  I had to use it...perfect for Gus!





Thursday, September 1, 2016

Altered Eclectics - September Anything Goes Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
It is time, once again for me to start making these little coupon wallets that I so love giving as RAK gifts.   This one was actually created for another challenge, but was rejected, so I decided to use it for this month Altered Eclectics Anything Goes Challenge.

I think I am going to keep this as a reminder that failure isn't always a negative!  I love this set and it has received nice reviews from those who have seen it in real life!

RECYCLED CHIPBOARD 
COUPON WALLET AND KEYCHAIN MINI ENSEMBLE
I love these little coupon wallets and Key Chain Tag Minis.  This time, I added a pillbox.  This large hinge was the inspiration for the project.  I had two and hope to use one on a journal project.  The pillbox is a mini Altoid's tin!
One thing I learned during from this "failed" adventure is that I am a "free range" crafter!  It is rather fun to get back to just crafting!
This was my first experiment using accordion folds on my wallets. The new design will have the accordion fold on the bottom as well.
The inside is really simple but functional and fun!  The pad has a magnetic strip on the back but I also made a pocket so that a non-magnetic pad may be used as well.

Cover construction:  Chipboard covered in kraft paper.  The kraft paper was then colored with ink, stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Materials Used:
Chipboard
Kraft Paper
Various Printed Papers
Decorative Hinge
Raffia
Magnetic Tape Strip
Brads
Various Inks
All the materials used are from my stash.  Sorry, I don't have the brand names.  It doesn't matter anyway.  Use what you have and make it work!





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - What's The Good Word

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Welcome to another fun Tuesday at Shopping Our Stash! 
What's The Good Word - Use a Single Word Die Cut
I actually made two cards for this challenge.  I mis-read the challenge the first time.  I thought we were supposed to use a single word, so I made the kraft "Love" card.  Then when I went to the blog to upload my project I realized I was supposed to use a die cut!  SMH.  
I find myself still playing around with black and white and using the die cut negative seemed the perfect focal for this creation! The ribbon on this project is almost ten years old.  I found it at Michaels during their after X-mas sale.  I planned to use it on a jewelry box, but that project never materialized!  
Everything in this project is stash. I have been exceptionally good about not buying craft supplies. My little savings account is growing! I plan to cancel a few subscriptions and really devote myself to just using what I have.

Stash Materials Used:
Bazzill - White Card Stock:  5 years old
Ribbon - 10 years old
Photo Corners - 6 years old
Chalk Color Sticks - 8 years old
Thanks Die - Memory Box - 5 years old
Flamingo Die - Echo Park Designer Dies - 2 years old
Embossing Folder - WRMK Next Level "Quilted" - 6 months old

Thanks for Stopping By!
Hugz
CHANA MALKAH 







Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Card Sharks - My Ace in the Hole

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
My teamies at SOS have yet to learn their lesson and have allowed me to host. 
 This week my theme is Card Sharks - Use A Playing Card.  
So Players think all the way outside the box or, in this case, outside the deck!


Here is my "Ace In The Hole" Thank You card!
This is call "forced creativity."  I created another project and when I went to post it, found that a teamie had already posted a project that was almost identical.  PANIC!  I actually like this design better!  Kismet!  
I even had some fun inside!  I must be in my Black and White period! :D)

Materials Used:
Neenah® Solar White Linen Cover Stock
Neenah® Epic Black Linen Cover Stock
Memory Box®  Open Studio™ Stitched Heart Layers
InkaDinkaDoo®  Vintage Expressions - Hello Clear Stamps
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™Remnant Rubs - Words
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Bo Bunny® Brads


Thanks For Stopping By!
Click HERE to go to the challenge!





Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Shoipping Our Stash #263 - Silhouettes

Hello, Crafty Peeps,

This is a quick card I put together for the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash.  Our theme is "Silhouettes."   My hands are giving me a few little problems, so I couldn't craft anything too involved!
For some odd reason, the word Silhouette conjured up images of little black, white, and grey squares.  So, I grabbed some white card stock and used my TCW mini cubist stencil to create a pattern.  This was much more fun than searching through stacks and stacks of paper and 6x6 pads!

Materials Used:
Neenah White Linen Card Stock
Hot Off The Press Stamp Set - Feathers
Recollections Stamp Set - Fairies
Memento Dye Ink - Black
Ranger Distress Inks:  Black Soot and Hickory Smoke

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will accept the challenge this week and show us your work!  Click HERE to go to Shopping Our Stash!

HUGZ!
Chana

Friday, July 29, 2016

Clearsnap Coloring Book Page - Coloring with Inks and Chalks

Hello, Crafty Peeps,
I have taken another journey into the world of coloring book pages and I am so pleased with my results.  Thanks to the generosity of Clearsnap® and their partner, Hot Off The Press, I have tons of fabulous adult pages to explore and grow my skills.

I hope you find inspiration in this project.  The Hot Off The Press Coloring pages are great.  I liked the thickness of the paper which made me feel more confident apply color and the color did not bleed through.

I used ColorBox® Chalk Inks and Clearsnap® Smooch "pearlized" Inks to color this image.  You can find the tutorial HERE on the Clearsnap Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!



Disclosure Statement

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The Project demonstrated above contains components received for free in return for my services and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Clearsnap® - It's In There! - Vintage Rx Pocket Page

Hello, Crafty Peeps,

This week on the Clearsnap® Blog, my teammates and I are sharing ideas for pocket pages, swaps, and letters.  I must admit this was my first foray into the world of pocket letters.  I previously created a pocket page cookbook.  

Our featured product this week is the fabulous Susan K. Weckesser Color POP Mint ink pad!  More details and product information can be found Here



GET EMOTIONAL AND KEEP CRAFTING!

Hugz!

Disclosure Statement

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009, FTC GUIDELINES REQUIRE BLOGGERS TO DISCLOSE ANY TIME THEY ARE COMPENSATED FOR ENDORSING OR REVIEWING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Project demonstrated above contains components received for free in return for my services and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Create Your Own Patterned Paper

Hello, Crafty Folks!
I enjoy creating my own backgrounds and my own patterned papers.  

The most difficult part of this project was deciding which Teresa Collins™  products to use.  Choosing from a new line of stamps created for ClearSnap® and exciting A4 embossing folders created for Craftwell® wasn't easy but I finally chose the "Love" and "Hope" stamps and her new Craftwell® A4 embossing folder "SnapShot".  Need I say more?

Before



To see the tutorial for this project and to learn more about the new Teresa Collins® products for ClearSnap® and Craftwell®, please check out my post on the ClearSnap® Blog

HUGZ
Challenges:





Disclosure Statement

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009, FTC GUIDELINES REQUIRE BLOGGERS TO DISCLOSE ANY TIME THEY ARE COMPENSATED FOR ENDORSING OR REVIEWING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Project demonstrated above contains components received for free in return for my services and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #260 - Get Inspired By Your Bedding!

Hey, Crafty Peeps!
We are back with another one of our off the wall Shopping Our Stash challenges!  The last time we wandered this far into the land of unique inspiration we asked you to get inspired by your shower curtain! I drew my inspiration from the bedding in one of our guest rooms. 
The primary focal is the geometric pattern in the comforter.   The comforter is reversible, so I was inspired by the greyish brown color and tried to match that in the cardstock used for my base.  My paper is much darker but the true color is more correctly reflected in the banner and the designer paper used on the inside. 

 I wanted to play around with double-embossing the front of my card.  For this creation, I used ColorBox® Silver Embossing Powder in combination with the WRMK® Next Level "Quilted" Embossing Folder
A tutorial for double-embossing can be found HERE on the ClearSnap® Blog
I finished off the design with the Heidi Swapp® Love, Love, Love Banner.  I die cut a heart using my Sizzix® Hearts. Both the sentiment and the heart are secured with double-sided foam tape.  This created a cool 3D look IRL.  

The interior was finished off with a designer sheet from Teresa Collins'™ "Far Away" collection.   Finally, I added a Petaloo Glass Flower. 

Thanks for stopping by!   Try this double-embossing.  You can create fun, elegant faux metal designs and save money!  
Hugz,
Chana

Materials
1 Pc Card Stock cut to 5-1/2" x 12.0"  (finished card will be 5-1/2" x 6.0")
1 Pc Card Stock cut to 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
1 Pc Designer Paper - Teresa Collins™ Far Away
Embossing Folder - WRMK® Next Level - Quilted
ColorBox® Silver Embossing Powder
Top Boss® Embossing Ink
Die - Sizzix - Hearts
Embellishments -
     Heidi Swapp "Love, Love, Love" Banner
     Petaloo Premier Spring 1 Darjeeling Collection - Glass Flower with Leaves
Parchment Paper
Decoupage Clue
Double-sided foam
Tools
Paper Trimmer
Craft Iron

Disclosure Statement

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2009, FTC GUIDELINES REQUIRE BLOGGERS TO DISCLOSE ANY TIME THEY ARE COMPENSATED FOR ENDORSING OR REVIEWING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

The Project demonstrated above contains components received for free in return for my services and for posts on my blog. I affirm that I have not made, nor would I ever make or endorse, misleading statements regarding any product or service used in the operation of this blog.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE USED ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT CMALKAH@YAHOO.COM.