Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Sketch

Hi Everyone,

It's Julie and it's my turn to post some fabulous LO's created by our creative CJS Design Team.  We were asked to create a Layout using the following sketch.

Personally, I'm a big fan of sketches.  It gives me a base as a jumping off point and then I can get creative from there. 

Our first creation is from Irit.  I love that her photo shows off her family's seder table.  And I love that instead of using the text, she used so many of the Passover line embellishments to tell her Passover story.  The embossed Star of Davids match the colors as well.

I love the simplicity of Aliza's LO.   Here's the description she sent me.   "It's a picture of my husband at my son's Bar Mitzvah, and I just love the way he can talk and joke with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. And the Hebrew quote is "Who is wise? He who learns from every person"  Beautiful quote.


Because I wanted to use a vertical picture, I turned the sketch on it's side.  I always forget to do this but it really can totally change the way the sketch looks and make it look completely different.  I took this picture at my daughter's class Shacharit service.  She's reading from her Siddur and, along with her classmates, ran a whole Saturday Shabbat service.  I heat embossed the Star Of David from a stamp by  They have some really nice Judaic stamps.

Hope these layouts gave you a little inspiration and understanding on how you can take a basic sketch and be completely creative with it.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Passover layout

It's Shir and I want to show you another layout I created.
Last year my mom went to China, for a trip. My dad and my brother stayed in Israel. Since we celebrate Passover (and Rosh Hashana) alternatively - once with my husbands' family and once with mine - we asked my brother and my dad to join us... My dad won't miss any chance to be with my girls :-)
Anyway - This is me, in the middle :-) My girls & my dad in the picture...
I took this elegant paper and started to layer pieces that I tore. I also used a sticker on the side of the picture.
After I stamped the title I wanted to add the journaling there, so I adhered the baker's twine. But eventually I decided to leave it and write else where...

What do you think? Do you love layers? Do you tear your papers?

I appreciate your comments :-)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Passover Highlights

We had a lovely passover this year...I chose to create a layout with all my favorite highlights of the two nights of seder that we enjoyed and went with a simple grid to keep the focus on the photos.  I let the "freedom dove" paper work for me a bit and used it for my background and cut up another piece to popdot the title and dove.  I cut words out of the "family together" paper and pop dotted those on a few photos, too. 

All in all a simple but elegant layout with highlights of the year.  Hope you all enjoyed your Pesach and made some special family memories!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chag Sameach!

Hi everyone, Juls here.  I hope this finds everyone enjoying Spring Break and hopefully not too crazy getting ready for your seder on Friday night. 

My project to share with you today is a wine holder that can be used on your seder table.  With 4 glasses of wine multiplied by a few drinkers, a bit of wine is consumed as we celebrate our Exodus.  I created this wine holder/coaster and it was really simple and fun.  I used a plain wood box that I bought at Joann's and just used the bottom half.  I wanted to put the top on the bottom to create a little more dimension but the top wasn't flat so it wouldn't sit flat on the table.  Oh well, I'll look for a flat top box next time. 

Anyway, I cut out a 4x4 piece from the Four Fab Cups paper and cut out the 4 glasses. 
That's what's on the bottom.  I used 4 pieces of the backside of Four Fab Cups  to line the inside.  I cut the strip of the pink wine glasses from the Tags and Border paper and glued those on the sides of each of the Pesach Dots paper which line the outside.  Then I cut out 4 words from the Family Together paper.  Glued everything down with Mod Podge and a couple of top coats to seal it in and make it shiny and voila!  A nice holder for you seder bottle of wine.

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday filled with lots of family, fun and matzoh!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Passover!

Hello, my dear crafting Jewish friends! Irit is here again and this time I want to wish you all a very Happy Passover with my new Passover card!
This card was made with CJS Passover kit only, I just added some ribbon for the shabby finish look.
And here are some of my tricks to make a nice card on just 10 minutes:
Use a collection kit- someone made it for you and every single paper there fits all other products.
Cut some stickers apart, as I did with three small dot stickers and use them for you visual triangle.
Try to layer your papers and stickers with some 3d glue for a nice texture and dimension.
You can use the stickers set name on your projects as  it's already glued, as I did with a word Passover on my card.
Ink! Ink your edges for a nice shabby look, use more then one ink (I used 3 here)
And last, but not least- learn to take better photos than I did (lol)
And here is a side view of this card

I wish you all a very Happy Passover!

חג שמח