Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Hanukkah - Joys of the Season

It's Blog Hop time over on Papertrey Ink!

Here's the challenge again:



There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.

This was a great challenge!  But I found out that I am not very cultured and know very little about Hanakkah.  Thank goodness for my Cricut and cartridges!  I think I can celebrate any holiday!  However, I did have to write in the Hanakkah part of the sentiment because I just realized I don't have any Hanakkah stamps.  That will have to change!!  You never know when you will need one for a Jewish friend. 

Be sure and visit here to see all the other participants in the blog hop:   Papertrey Ink & Nicole Heady

Here is what I came up with:


 Menorah was cut at 4".
Recipe:
Card Base: PTI Ocean Tides 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  PTI Aqua Mist 4" X 5 1/4"  layered with Aqua Mist stamped to make DP!
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Brushed Gold, PTI Summer Sunrise, White, Striped DP scrap
Ink: SU Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze
Stamps:  PTI Top Ten (Happy part of the sentiment), A Little Argyle
Accessories:  Baja Breeze marker for Hanakkah part of sentiment, BasicGrey Ribbon, SU Oval Punches, Cricut & Joys of Season Cartridge

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!

31 comments:

  1. What a great menorah & fabulous card! I also had to "cheat" and use JustRite's alphabets for the Chanukah part (still not sure why there are so many different spellings?)!

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  2. Joys of the Season! I forgot about that cartridge!! Your card is superb, the menorah is wonderful, but I especially love the argyle bg!

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  3. OH wow. This is such a stunning, bold card Laurie. I love the argyle BG...such a great touch.

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  4. love the argyle background coming through the menorah...really pretty!!

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  5. What a lovely card!! I love how you hand wrote Hanukkah!

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  6. Oh your Mennorah is FABULOUS! I love the color scheme and how you did the sentiment...fab blog challenge card!!!!

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  7. Perfection! This is the card that I had in my mind when this challenge came up, but not what came about. Thanks for creating my vision! Haha!

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  8. Yay! You got it finished. I just love it and your handwriting is wonderful!

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  9. this is a wonderful card...great job!

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  10. This is so fun!! You did a great job with this!!

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  11. This is SO cool. Really great job and nice colors, too!

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  12. Beautiful card, and your handwriting is pretty..:)

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  13. This is fantastic! I love the argyle!

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  14. Absolutely fantastic!!!! Thank Goodness for the Cricut!! I used mine too!! Love the background and your colors are superb!!!

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  15. nice card! I made some Hanukkah cards this year for The Rubber Cafe....I learned a lot too!

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  16. What a gorgeous creation! Love the menorah and the wonderful colors and papers.

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  17. LOVE the colors! LOVE the argyle background! FAB card!

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  18. really lovely!! Great background :)

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  19. Really loving your ribbon and backgrounds. Great job with the PTI challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  20. Laurie your argyle background is stamped perfectly! Great job with this challenge!

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  21. Beautiful card! Love the background. I thought the sentiment was a stamp. You did a great job handwriting it in. TFS

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  22. Very clever to get out the Cricut! Your card turned out perfect and I love it. Makes me itching to put out some Cricut love as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Great Hanukkah card. I really wish Cricut would change their angle policy!

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  24. This may explain the spelling..I know, it's crazy! You did an awesome job and as they say if you're Jewish "Mazel-Tov" on a great project.

    Alternative spellings based on transliterating Hebrew letters
    Spelling variations are due to transliteration of Hebrew Chet Nun Vav Kaf Hey

    In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah is written חנֻכה or חנוכה (Ḥǎnukkâh). It is most commonly transliterated to English as Chanukah or Hanukkah, the former because the sound represented by "CH" ([χ], similar to the Scottish pronunciation of "loch") essentially does not exist in the modern English language. Furthermore, the letter "chet" (ח), which is the first letter in the Hebrew spelling, is pronounced differently in modern Hebrew (voiceless uvular fricative) than in classical Hebrew (voiceless pharyngeal fricative), and neither of those sounds is unambiguously representable in English spelling. Moreover, the 'kaf' consonant is geminate in classical (but not modern) Hebrew. Adapting the classical Hebrew pronunciation with the geminate and pharyngeal Ḥeth can lead to the spelling "Hanukkah"; while adapting the modern Hebrew pronunciation with no geminate and velar Ḥeth leads to the spelling "Chanukah".
    [edit] Common variants

    * Hanukkah (in North America and Australia, also common in UK)
    * Chanukah (in the UK, also common in North America)

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  25. How pretty! I love that argyle print in the background, and what a great color palette you've chosen.

    Btw, your package arrived in the mail today! Thanks again so much for the blog candy! I can't wait to ink them up and start stamping!

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  26. Great Hannukah card, so nice to see one of the other holidays recognized.

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