Sunday, December 5, 2010

8 Days

As promised, here is my Chanuka version of a December Daily!

* A note about the name--people just have different ways of spelling it. In Hebrew, the holiday is called "chanuka" with a "ch"--which isn't a "ch" as in "cherries," but more of a guttural sound. It really isn't quite as unattractive as it sounds, I promise! I use the Hebrew transliterated version, which is why it looks the way it does.

Here's the cover, made from a My Mind's Eye Lush album (I ditched the actual cover because it was too formal for what I was looking for, and went with just the pages):

I sprayed Studio Calico's Mr. Huey Lunchbox for the cover, and added in a mix of items from Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Prima, Hambly, Studio Calico, and labels from Crafting Jewish Style's Chanuka line.

Some new products on this one include Basic Grey paper, Prima canvas, American Crafts chipboard words, and Evalicious flowers. I used numbers graciously given to me by Stephanie Wheeler of the Living Room Floor--she has some wonderful numbers in her shop!

Envelope from Maya Road....

I had SO much fun fussy cutting this menorah and adding My Mind's Eye Lush gems to give it some extra spunk. The beautiful winter flashcard is also from The Living Room Floor.

LOVE blue and yellow together. Love, love love.

I also adore adding gems to chipboard, paper and anything else--as in the jewel on the chipboard snowflake above. I never would have purchased these gems on my own, but thanks to Studio Calico kits, I now have them in 4 colors, and I actually need replacements! They are the perfect finishing touch.


I created this background by misting over metal numbers (which cleaned right off!)

Since I made this album entirely from my stash aside from sponsorships, I wanted to use what I had, and that meant being flexible with the theme. So Chanuka --> winter --> snowman, and Chanuka --> latkes --> kitchen themed items. (Let me know if these little equations actually make no sense).



I like to make the pages different sizes and have peeks of other pages!


And now the final page....


And there you have it! My Chanuka album? How is YOUR December Daily coming along?

I'm off to do more Harry Potter-watching and dinner-eating, but hope y'all had a great Sunday! Make sure you head to Write.Click.Scrapbook for more holiday inspo (including an awesome Chanuka quote!)

Huge thank you to Crafting Jewish Style and The Living Room Floor for your generous sponsorship!

31 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous Keshet! Thanks for sharing! I visited another Jewish lady's blog recently, who explained the many different ways Hannukah is spelled...lol.

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  2. LOVE! Off to check out {the livingroom floor}!

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  3. love this keshet- incredible!

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  4. This is absolutely adorable! Beautiful work -- lots of inspiration!

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  5. This turned out great! Where did you get the extra large scallop punch with the circles in it? I love that addition!

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  6. Love the mini! Can't wait to see you fill it up!

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  7. Gorgeous mini! You are rocking the product world these days! Way to go! (so proud of your success my friend!)

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  8. Wow! That looks amazing! Love mini albums.

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  9. Your album looks fantastic! So pretty.

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  10. Love your album, it is just beautiful.
    I love to see and learn how everyone celebrates the season. I don't have a certain religion and find this interesting.
    Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  11. Wow, this is amazing, Keshet! Can't wait to see it all filled up.

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  12. This will be out for pub soon, that's for sure!

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  13. Your album is gorgeous!
    I love the mix of products and the
    colors are beautiful.

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  14. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your crazy talented crafty style!

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  15. I love this little book it is Fabulous! Way to make December Daily your OWN! Great job!

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  16. This is so lovely! I like doing this sort of thing in Photoshop. You have a wonderful eye for texture and color.

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  17. I love how bright and cheery this is!!!

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  18. This is so great! Love this!

    Hugs Gwendolyn

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