Sunday, November 30, 2014

FAMILY MATTERS - The Next Generation of Paper Crafters

Good Morning, Crafty Peeps!

My Grands: Danielle (5), Josh(10), Sean(3), MacKenzi(11), Michaela (23 mos)

I don't have any DT or Challenge projects to post today, so I thought I would share some images of my granddaughters spending time in Bubbie's studio.   The girls were excited about creating their own art covers for their notebooks.

Michaela, 23 Months

This was Michaela's reaction to her brother, Sean, coming into the studio
Danielle, Age 5
 Her Art Journal Cover

MacKenzi, Age 11
Her Art Journal Cover

Okay, now I crawl around in search of my mojo.   I think I ate way too much food.

Chana Malkah 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thankful/Grateful -Shopping Our Stash

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples!

The Challenge today over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is to create a project based on the theme 
Thankful or Grateful
I am most Thankful and Grateful for my spouse!  We have been married for 45 years and he is my best friend and my most ardent cheerleader.  I made this Toilet Paper Mini Album for him.  He has been scanning and cataloging old family photos and wanted to know if I could make a mini album "without all the flowers and stuff."
The Papers used here are from Echo Park Paper Co.
Times & Seasons

I probably should have inked the edges.  I hate white edges.  I am going back inking the edges.  Ughhh!  Why do I do these things to myself!
I didn't get my project completed in time to make the post, but stop by SHOPPING OUR STASH  to see the wonderful creations from my teammates!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Birthday -- So Glad I'm Still Here!

This is not a craft post...well I guess it kinda, sorta is.....
Yesterday was a fabulous day for me.  Our family is always low key about birthdays, holidays, anniversaries.  We are NOT known for wrapping anything and one is more likely to get CASH as a gift.  Face it, Cash is Crucial.   

But this birthday was special, because just a few months ago, we were not sure that I would even be here to celebrate this hallmark year.  I was so depressed....not about the thought of dying....everyone has to die at some point and many years ago G-d removed from me the fear of death.  I was depressed because people in my family are extremely long lived.  My sister will be 94 on December 24th.  I could not believe that I would die before I reached 65... REALLY?  My father was 96 when he died, my grandmother 110, my aunt Hatti 120, in my family at 64 your are still a teenager.

Anyway, once everyone figured out that the fabulously brilliant Dr. Greene, working in close association with HaShem, was going to keep me here, choosing birthday gifts for me was for crafting supplies or crafting supplies.

The gifts and CASH continue to roll in.  When I was ill, family and friends did not call and ask my husband if I were feeling better, instead, they would ask, "Did she craft today?"  From April until August,  I could not craft.  Now that I am at it again, they are making sure that I never run out of supplies.   THANKS FAMILY, YOU GUYS ARE THE VERY BEST!!!!!
From my Son: Storage Bins
Michaels had these on sale and I came across them while on the phone with Tim.  So I asked him if he would get them and he said "Sure, Mom!"  This is four units.  
Hubby, Daughter, and Grandson: 
Prima Life Time
 Authentique Hope Kit
Prima Finnabair
Mambi Kits
Junk, Findings, and Stencils

Thanks for Stopping by!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Coupon Holder and Shopping List - Final Random Act of Kindness Gift

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Here is my fifth and final RAK Gift.   
I decided to change up the layout on the inside so that I could make one later for my SIL   Anymahoo,  for this design I put aside my paint, stains and gelatos and used pretty paper.   
Very CAS on this cover!  I wish I could have gotten a close of of the closer.  
I mixed glue, glitter and TH Distress paint and came up with this lavendar pantine. 
 Really cool IRL!
You can almost see color on the closer here.  
The flower in the corner was cut from a piece of scrap wall paper and then mod podged....a lot!

Again, CAS was the order of the day for this project.  
So on the back just another wallpaper flower.
I have to make two more of these and I really like this configuration.  I hope that have more of those
large paper clip at Dollar Tree.  If they don't, I have to make my own.

Thanks, so much, for stopping by!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

613 Avenue Create - Random Act of Kindness Week

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
Well it is day four and I delivered yet another RAK Notecard Holder.  This one I gave the to reception at my oncologist's office.  It was so nice to watch her face light up!  It was also nice when my oncologist came in and told me that my Biopy came back negative.

I was, once again, the beneficiary of the tender mercies and Kindness of HaShem, which at times can appear random, but is always targeted...focused.  Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me your prayers and words of encouragement.  

Thanks for Stopping By!
Chana Malkah

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness Week - 613 Avenue Create Paper Crafting Challenge

Hello,  Crafty Peeps!
Here is my second RAK Gift.   This little basket was given to the daughter of my Neurologist.   She loved the basket I did for Mommy and I promised (a few months ago) to make one for her.  Yesterday I delivered it.  These are fun and fast and can be stuffed with lots of goodies.


Dollar tree sells a set of 64 crayons for one dollar.  Each box has four of these containers in plain chipboard.  I covered it with fun paper.

My Third RAK was a project you saw earlier. 
 I made a deal with the manger of my pharmacy that I would create a project for his wife, Adrienne,
 if he would save his chipboartd boxes and give them to me once a month.  

Thanks for Stopping By!
Chana Malkah

Challenges Entered:
Try It On Tuesday - Homemade / Handmade Gift  ( Primary Colors Basket)
Anything But A Card - Anything Goes ( Primary Colors Basket)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: RAK

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
 613 Avenue Create's optional twist is
 Random Act of Kindness Week
 I have completed  three. Two have been delivered the third will be delivered Thursday.

 The Note Holder I am showing here today, I decided to keep for myself.

Truth be told, I basicallyjust with crazy with my metallic inks and homemade shimmer mist.
I just love Crafter's Companion's "Art Is" stencil.
A couple of weeks ago, I removed the last hair clip from it's packaging and decided to keep it as a stencil for my Mixed Media Projects.  I used it to make the cool circles on the back of my project.  I dabbed the circles with a little gelatos.
The cascade/waterfall provides a space for photos or permanent notes.  There is a small tag pocket beneath.
Is that a cool paper knife or what?

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