Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrapbooks and "Why I'm Falling of f the Face of the Earth" Part II

First off, a scrappy page for ya:

I created this with the September Studio Calico kit, which is swiftly becoming a pile of shreds (which feels awesome). This page is basically a celebration of my new scallop and circle punches, purchased with 50% off coupons from A.C. Moore.

This next one is not my favorite design-wise, but it gets the job done, and records a fun, happy memory of drinking lemonade at the side of the road with S at the Jersey shore this summer.

As you can probably tell, this is more September kit love:)

And now, another explanation for why I'm about to fall off the face of the earth again!

Orthodox Jews observe a whole bunch of major holidays all within a month of each other, which leads to an especially crazy fall. When I was in law school, having to miss classes for holidays added an extra level of chaos to the mix! This next holiday coming up is called Sukkos, and since I have maintained for years that this holiday really needs a PR team, I'll give it a go right now!

On Sukkos, we eat in huts that look like this:

And shake leaves that look like this:
And generally look like this:


Basically, we try to make ourselves as weird as possible:)

But more seriously, Sukkos is about trusting in G-d rather than always relying on the comforts of our own homes, and about the unconditional love of G-d. If you want to know more, feel free to check out Aish, a Jewish website with great explanations!

So for the next 3 days, I will be praying, eating, drinking, sleeping, catching up with an old friend, visiting new friends, and eating the half-whole-wheat pecan cookies I just pulled out of the oven:)

What are YOUR plans for the rest of the week?

16 comments:

  1. First of all, gorgeous pages. As usual.

    Second, I love learning about our world's religions, so thanks for sharing about yours!

    Third, I really love the scallop punch. :)

    My husband is away this weekend (he is a water polo coach), which means I'm alone with the three little ones. We'll be making lasagne (kids and I love it, but hubby is allergic so we feast when he is gone), going to the park, sewing, snuggling in the big bed together and of course, reading. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. You aren't going to grow a big white beard are you??? ;) Have a good holiday!

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  3. Great pages Keshet!

    Love hearing more about your religion and holidays! I definitely come here to learn something new each week!

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  4. that is so interesting! LOL, i have to laugh at what Em said! :)

    I just love how you used those scalloped circles

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  5. I think both of the layouts are great! You're too hard on yourself, but aren't we all?

    Question...do all Orthodox Jews eat in a hut like that? What if you don't have a back yard? I'm not being funny, I seriously am puzzled!

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  6. great layouts. hope to be joining you on "shredding the kit to pieces". love the fact that you shared a bit of religion in this post. thanks for the bit of insight. have a good one!

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  7. Really interesting to know and learn .. keep sharing .. LOVE the layouts the first one is a FAVE

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  8. Thank you for explaining the different customs of your faith. I find it so interesting! I love your pages. Great job!

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  9. Hooray for Sukkos! You know how I feel about this one. I love your PR campaign and your layouts too! Fun post - hope you have a nice holiday :)

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  10. Your pages are both awesome.
    Humm want to share some of those pecan cookies :)

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  11. Love your layouts.....and love your explanation of your customs. I've gotta ask though....why is it that you leave out the "o" in God? I see some people do that....but I don't understand the meaning behind it??? Sorry if that sounds lame...I honestly don't know!

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  12. Enjoy the holidays! Lovely layouts and how fun that the kit is just little bits now! :) I know what you mean about it feeling awesome!

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  13. Wow - those layouts are beautiful - also really love hearing about your religion. I think that it's really cool to hear about a young person celebrating their faith - so cool!

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  14. Great PR job! I've never heard of that holiday. You made me chuckle :)

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  15. I just love the cultural tidbits I read here :)

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  16. LOL . . . your post made me laugh! Great PR, indeed. :) Chag Sameach! I adore both of these layouts. You have a great eye for design!

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