Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

First I want to give a big shout out to all the mother's out there today!  Especially my own mother and grandmothers.  A woman could not ask for better role models of strong and intelligent women than what I had growing up!  I love you ladies more than you can ever know!  So tell me...What do you love and cherish most about your mother or any other female role model you may have had?

Next I want to direct your attention once again to Crafting Jewish Style's blog.  This project I was tasked with creating a layout about an event.  It didn't have to be a specific event, but it needed to be an event.  I chose to create my layout about Simchat Torah.  Simchat Torah is the time of year when we celebrate finishing our Torah readings for the year and beginning again.  It is a celebration of the Torah and our story and history.  This year we went to Temple Micah to celebrate and had a wonderful time.  There was dancing and singing and clapping.  It was so full of joy and celebration it was truly a wonderful experience.  At the end of the celebration we unrolled the entire Torah to be able to see it in its entirety.  The whole scrolls are so big, long and intricate that it truly is a breathtaking experience.  The photo on this page is hard to see, but it is just a portion of the unrolled scroll.  From end to end there were probably 4 or 5 times as much as this photo shows.  I used Crafting Jewish Style's Rosh Hashannah line for this page.  The colors just fit so well with the photo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Crafting Jewish Style Sketch Challenge

I have another wonderful sketch challenge to share with you guys and even more exciting is that it is an extra special sketch made just for Crafting Jewish Style and I got to make my project with their wonderful products and papers.  It was so much fun.  The awesome sketch was created just for us by the very talented Anam Stubbington

I made the layout about my dog, Bruno.  I found these adorable Hanukkah PJ's for dogs at Target this past year and I couldn't help, but get them for him.  He looked so cute and they kept him nice and warm through the cold winter.