Thursday, March 28, 2013

Altered chairs

Like many of us, I am a total Pinterest addict. One of my resolutions is to actually do some of those projects I pin. I got inspired by many many altered chairs on Pinterest and started with decoupaging. never did it before and loved how easy it was and how it resulted in such awesome products!
I also pinned some homemade decoupage glue or Modpodge. Even better to make it and use some cheap glue instead of the expensive originals.
So here I am sharing the result and the recipe for homemade decoupage glue. If you like to get more inspiration and you are on Pinterest: Just do a search on decoupage and chair and you will love what you see. Some are real pieces of art.

The high chair is the one for my DD Jinte and the other one is one of our old dining chairs that DS Joram (12yo) uses as a desk chair.

This is my secret on the decoupage glue: worked like a charm: One part of water and one part of white craft glue. I used the cheap glue form the dollar store. I made an entire jar of decoupage glue for a little over a $1 and used one of those foam brushes to apply it.

Please let me know if you have any questions, I am more than willing to help!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

My new camera!

This week I was able to buy a new camera: A Canon Eos 5D mark II. Can you imagine me being as happy as a little kid with a new doll (or maybe an Ipad these days......) I sold my old camera in no time and was able to purchase two lenses. I treated myself om a 50mm f/1.8 and a 28-300 f3.5-6.3. 
And with hardly any time on my hand I was able to take some nice shots. Hopefully somewhere in the next few weeks I will be able to play with it for a few hours straight.
Here's a few of my pics

Have a great weekend and if you are a scrapper: Do not forget the DT call at Let's Scrap

Thursday, March 21, 2013



We are looking for experienced and new, talented designers from all over the world that can do awesome things with our sketches and challenges.
The term will be running from April 7, 2013 – July 31, 2013

If you would like to apply to join our wonderful team we would love to receive your application before
April 7, 2013

This is what you’ll need to turn in:
Your take on the sketch below - it can be a 2 page layout or you can do either side
A short paragraph about yourself, explaining who you are and “why you want to be on the Let's Scrap DT”
A link to your gallery or blog if you have one
List of any teams you are on right now or responsibilities
Your contact information

Each DT member will be expected to do the following 'chores':
Make 2 LO's/cards per month from our sketches
Provide a challenge or tutorial (at least one per term)
Be an active member in our forum and in the gallery
Be a team player

If you think you are THE new DT member
please send your application to:
Anyone thinking of applying for the DT please contact us for a more detailed information sheet about what would be expected of a member of the Let's Scrap Design Team.

Here is the Design Team Call sketch you will use to make your layout
Please note, any layouts made with this sketch can not be posted in our gallery or any other place on the internet before April 3, 2013
Again: You can use it for a single or a double layout

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Holy crap! I did not realize it was that long ago! I will try and do better. First off all: There's Let's Scrap where I am and always post my LO's.
Here's some of my LO's I did in the last few months: