Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cards for Rosh Ha Shana

Rosh Hashana is almost here and some of us still mail some cards.. Some- like me- just make those phone calls /txt  msgs or even this FB page post on the wall.
But here, on Crafting Jewish Style , we do craft our handmade cards and this is great, as some folks just love to get a real card in their mail box.
So here is my card,  using CJS Rosh Ha Shana line- papers and stickers and in  " not my style"  at all...
Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a  messy, too much things on my  projects, crafter...
But after I made this clean and simple card I am very pleased with a result.  Hope you like it too!

And here  another card , crafted by Aliza- so very cute  one, made with a very same Rosh Hashana kit..

 ראש השנה שמח
לנו ולכל עם ישראל!!!! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scrapping Jewish Life

In Judaism, there are so many moments where our faith intersects with our daily life, so much so that we often take it for granted.  One of the most meaningful things we can do is capture some of the routines for our scrapbooks...many years from now, the routines may or may not be the same and taking the time to remember them is something that I know my family cherishes.

For the last three years, my oldest daughter has been part of our temple's "Yad Squad".  Each year, during Yom Kippur, she chants her torah portion. As I'm cooking dinner, or doing laundry I can hear her practicing, it becomes just a part of our everyday life in the month prior to Yom Kippur. Her Tallit bag and iPod are often found in the living room where she likes to practice.  Obviously I can't photograph her during the services, so it is even more meaningful that I took the time to create this layout for her so that she will always remember how proud she made us by accepting this honor.  I hope you'll consider taking some time to create a layout about some of your Jewish routines...I know it's something that your family will cherish. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bar Mitzvah card

My oldest child is getting big and I can't deny it any more. One of the signs of her growing up are the numerous bar mitzvah invitations she received this summer. While she sees this as an opportunity to socialize and have fun at the party, I see this as an opportunity to make few cards and maybe a homemade gift or two. I started with this simple card using the bright and colorful papers from Hanukkah collection. I used large alpha dies to make the letters. The circle with blue star of David was punched out from the same paper I used for the background. I added few drops of glossy accents to the star to make it shine.

Choose different papers and you will have a cute card for Bat Mitzvah. It is always good to have few on hand.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


I hope you all enjoyed our Hanukkah in July celebration and felt inspired to finish up your photos from last Hanukkah or start preparing for next year. The winner of the Hanukkah kit is:


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy August!!

Hi Everyone,

Julie here!  My turn to post an event LO after Hanukkah in July.  I chose Shavuot.  At my daughter's school, they always do a big celebration.  I love seeing the entire school dressed in pure, clean white.  I love all the flowers that the girls and boy wear.  I love the fruit and vegetables that the kids bring.  And I love that all the new babies born in the last year are presented to our Jewish community.  My little girls participated in the ceremony two years ago and it was a very special moment.

I used the Passover papers for this LO because of the pinks and to help bring out the colors of the flowers on my daughter's head wreath.  And the browns were a nice complement to the white without bringing it all down.

I'm also including a card that I created for my cousin's Bar Mitzvah using the Rosh Hashanah paper line.  I'm really bummed the picture came out blurry.  I didn't notice that in my camera and, of course, I've sent off the card so I can't do a retake.  But I think you get the gist of what the card is.