Hanukkah Altered CD Mini Album

Every year I create a Hanukkah mini album for the holiday photos and every year it stays empty. however this year i made a promise to myself to add all the photos!The mini album is created from CD’s in red and yellow colors which are two important elements that need explaining.   Many Jewish holidays revolve around eating specific, traditional foods: matzah for Passover, hamentaschen for Purim and challah bread for Shabbat. On Hanukkah, Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil in the Temple that miraculously lasted eight days when it was only enough for one.Accordingly, Hanukkah celebrations revolve around the miracle of oil and the menu features fried foods (not very healthy I know). Crispy fried potato pancakes take center stage at the beginning of a Hanukkah dinner, and in Israel and elsewhere, jelly donuts, called sufganiyot, are the most popular Hanukkah food. Both foods have round shape like a CD which makes it perfect for a Hanukkah mini …

8 Dayz of Light

We’ll be celebrating Hanukkah in just a few days so I thought I would share with you a mixed media layout you can create with your holiday photos. In this layout I used a few easy but really cool techniques to create the festive light effect I wanted. I started with creating a corrugated paper. I had a piece od corrugated paper I got from IKEA but it was covered only on one side. So I covered it with a 12X12 patterned paper to create the cover. Then I tore it to create a layered effect. I created dripage with acrylic paint to mimic the melting wax of the candles.I added more layers of paper all in orange and yellow colors like the colors of a candle’s flame. I also embossed some of the papers with a Spellbinders embossing folder. I finished my page with hand made candles I created from rolled pieces of paper and layers of flowers in …

Happy Hannukah card with Spellbinders

Hanukkah is just around the corner! In two weeks we’ll light the first candle and start the eight days holiday which is one of my favorite holidays. Here’s the first card I created for the holiday, first of many I still need to do… This card tells the story of Hanukkah through it’s bright yellow and red colors which mimic the colors of the candle’s fire. It will also look great next to the Menorah because it can stand on its own. For this card I used papers from the amazing Sunset collection by Prima. I created the front of the card with one of my Spellbinders embossing folder Numbers and letters. This embossing folder I so easy to use and has such an amazing effect! I cut strips of paper to create the candles and added flames I cut from the same paper. To finish the card I added a big 8 and a title. Don’t wait until the …

Wonderful Year Mixed Media Card

In a few days Jewish people around the world will celebrate the new Jewish year. One of the customs of the holiday is to send and give each other cards wishing a happy new year. This Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA is dedicated to this wonderful holiday! I created a mixed media card wishing someone special a wonderful year. I’ve used Prima products including resist canvas pages which are one of my favorite thing to create with. Of course I added all kinds of embellishments and I didn’t forget to design the inside of the card as well.Check out the video for all the tips I share and don’t forget to subscribe. Wishing you all a wonderful year!! Have fun creating!Einat

8 Days of Light

Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a special holiday that celebrates remarkable miracle of light! Here’s the story of Hanukkah: In 175 BCE, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, invaded Judea.  The Second Templein Jerusalem was looted and services stopped, Judaismwas outlawed. In 167 BCE Antiochus ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He banned circumcision and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the temple. Antiochus’s actions provoked a large-scale revolt. By 165 BCE the Jewish revolt was successful. The Temple was liberated and rededicated, it was cleansed, a new altar was built in place of the polluted one and new holy vessels were made. According to the Talmud, olive oil was needed for the menorah in the Temple, which was required to burn throughout the night every night. The story goes that there was only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of oil …

Hanukkah Cards

Hanukkah is just around the corner, but there’s still time to create some last minute cards! These are really clean and simple cards without a busy design or too many embellishments. Hanukkah is all about light and the best color for light is yellow. Both cards have yellow colors and shiny sparkling motifs. The first card has a simple light background with a gold rub-on. I added a punched border with a white flowery ribbon. Since Hanukkah is all about light I used a soft yellow ribbon for the bow and a gold sparkly embossed star as a shiny embellishment. The second card is shinier and has a yellow background with a flame like stickles dots swirl and ribbon’s border. I created two candles by rolling two pieces of paper to a pipe shape and added a little glittered flames on top. I adhered the H on a glittered yellow star to emphasize the title. For a finished touch I …

Susan K. Weckesser and Unity Stamps Blog Hop!

Hello friends, we are so very excited you are joining us for our first ever Susan K Weckesser Design Team Blog Hop with Unity Stamp Design Team! During this 2-day hop, both Susan K. Weckesser and Unity Stamps Design Teams will be sharing Simple Christmas and holiday Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc.You will be inspired and in awe of all the fabulous creations shared by members of these two talented design teams. So, what did I create? I created a holiday card suitable for Christmas as well as for Hanukkah (since as a Jew I only celebrate the latter…). Here’s how I did it: 1. Start by stamping and embossing a background paper and then mist it with Glimmer mist. 2. Stamp Susan K. Weckesser house stamp, my favorite stamp!, on paper and cut it out. 3. Add bricks with a mask and distress ink. 4. Created the snow on the roof with Mica …

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