Guest Tutorial for Wilna Furstenberg

Welcome, IHEARTSTUDIO fans! I am so excited to share this video tutorial that I did in collaboration with Wilna Furstenberg using her gorgeous new Spring collection. I was thrilled to be offered this opportunity and I’ve been counting down the days until I could share it with you.

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I filmed the video tutorial in collaboration with Mo David, an incredible young filmmaker. I hope you love it.

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This layout was inspired by five strong women in my family, and of course by Wilna’s Spring Collection. I loved the floral frames with their soft pink watercolor borders, and I knew they would be perfect 3×4” Project Life cards. Because May is the month of Mother’s Day, I wanted to create something as a tribute to the mothers and grandmothers that came before me, whose strength made me who I am and gives me so much to aspire to. I was able to incorporate one of my favorite quotes from the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as well as an excerpt in English and in Hebrew from the book of Proverbs praising the woman of valor. I hope you enjoy!

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Instagram Lately and an Announcement!

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The other day I told you how much I’ve been loving my Superga sneakers with midi skirts and, guys, I just can’t stop. It’s an unexpected sporty detail that looks great with slim skirts, jean jackets, and all the striped tops that seem to multiply in my drawers overnight.

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I set aside a sunny Sunday morning a few weeks ago to go through all my spring and summer clothes, and to put some easy outfits together that I can throw on in the mornings when I’m rushing out the door. My new rule is that every piece needs to work with at least two outfits, otherwise I don’t get the versatility I need from my investment. This skirt above was a cute TJMaxx find, but it wasn’t as versatile as I’d hoped, so it went back in favor of a striped midi skirt that looks great with sneakers or minimalist sandals.

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I’ve been loving the cherry blossoms popping up on every street corner like beautiful girls in flouncy spring dresses.

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Here’s that same photo incorporated in a Project Life scrapbook spread. On this layout I played with shades of blue, blush, and pink. I’ve been experimenting with new photography techniques and loved showcasing my floral photos with these fresh colors.

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My husband gave me this lovely necklace as a gift before Pesach. I love how it looks like a little slice of sky, with soft sparkle and a beautiful silver leaf dangling from the clasp. It looks just as gorgeous with a dressy wrap dress as against denim and a head scarf.

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Another thing I’ve been trying lately is urban sketching. Check out my inspiration Pinterest board here. I just love this style and it  helps me to push my own boundaries without committing to perfection with every pen stroke. Stay tuned to see my progress soon!

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Here’s a current in-progress Project Life layout. I’m using delicious melon colors contrasted with black and white patterns. I love stripes and black and white text, below.

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I think this phrase is so strengthening: “That which is meant for you will not pass you by”. I grabbed this quote off of Pinterest and printed it on an old transparency sheet to show off the polka dot card beneath.

Also!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a guest designer for iheartstudio! I will be designing several layouts using Wilna Fustenberg‘s Spring and May Flowers collections, and can’t wait to share them with you! I have some really special themes and techniques in mind, so keep an eye out for those on her site in the next month.

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