Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Memories

Hi! It's Aliza (again), with another summer layout for you. I still have so many memories yet to be scrapped from last summer, which we spent in Israel. The Crafting Jewish Style papers muted tones always match my pictures, and they always look good layered together. 

Looking at these pictures I can still feel how crisp and cold that water felt as we hiked through and dunked our heads in it. It was delicious.

Well, I'm off to make some new summer memories! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Sketch Fun

Hi! It's Aliza here. It's the first day of summer, and  everyone in my home is finally on summer vacation. It feels so good. In these lazier days of summer, what  better way to get some scrapbooking done than using a sketch for your design? Here's one for you designed by Nili:

Julie was inspired by the sketch to scrapbook photos of her daughter at preschool during the fall holidays. As a preschool teacher in a Jewish preschool, I particularly loved reading her journaling; It was a nice reminder, as I enjoy my summer vacation, why I do what I do. 

But back to Julie. Her journaling reads:

When your teachers gave me these pictures of you from the fall, it made me smile.  First of all, you look so much younger than you do now after finishing your first year of pre-school.  But also, it makes me proud to see how you're embracing the Jewish holidays and learning all our rich traditions.  Pictures from Fall 2011, written June 2012"

As for me, it"s been almost a year since my son's bar mitzvah, but I still love to reach into the stack of hundreds of photos, pull one out, and make a scrapbook layout. This is a picture of my brother in law and my nephew (who has since become a bar mitzvah himself).

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Hi Everyone!  Julie here.  When it came to sign up for the next round of assignments, I jumped on doing Father's Day cards.  First of all, I love making my own cards and secondly, I was looking forward to creating something that wasn't Judaic with the CJS papers.  These papers are so great for our Judaic memories but they're also so versatile that they can be used for anything.

I stuck with the idea of doing a card with each product line.  This first one with the Passover papers.  I liked making the flower with the striped paper.  

This one is with the Passover line.  The big stamp is from Unity Stamps and font is Close To My Heart.

This card is with the Hanukkah line.  I was SO happy to not use blue and take advantage of the orange and yellow as the base colors.

Hope you have a special day with the Dads in your life.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shavuot Layout

Shavuot around here was pretty simple. My older son was away, and we had most of our meals at home. We just had many hours of shul going, reading and playing, and eating cheesecake. Which sounds like a perfect holiday to me. So when it came time to scrapbook about Shavuot, the detail that stood out as the most special to me,was when my older son said he would miss us while he was away. As you can see, I like the small details.

I've been inspired by all the washi tape out there, and while I don't actually own any, I read somewhere that you can use strips of paper for the same effect. After stamping the page a bit, I added strips of paper from all of the Crafting Jewish Style lines, a couple of stickers, and voila! A simple page about a simple Shavuot spent at home.