Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Celebrating The Jewish New Year with Hand Made Cards

Every year I make these. These are 'Shanot Tovot' or Jewish New Year cards. At the beginning of the Jewish New Year we greet each other with 'may you have a sweet new year','may you be healthy and happy', 'may this year be successful' and 'may you be inscribed (by G-D) for good, long life'.
Now days, when most of us find things on the net and send them out with a click of a button, from our comfy homey computer stations, there's a special added value to personalizing your message, hand writing it and sending it the old way, through 'snail mail'.
I love Rosh Hasana and love hand made gifts. They enclose in them some of the giving spirit used to make them, the invested giver's good mood.
Have a great new year, use it for good deeds:)

Friday, September 11, 2009

7 Keepers for Your Child's Kindergarden Scrapbook Album

  1. Take a photo of her, back and front, with her little (or little too big) backpack. You can use it as first and last page of your kindergarten scrapbook.
  2. Save the first day's name tag, stickers and whatever he got at school for later use in your scrapbook.
  3. Save the lunch menu, it can be a cute layout, or make a note of your kid's favorite lunch foods.
  4. Take a picture of her at the school's playground - where is her favorite hang out?
  5. Goes without saying - a picture of him with his buddies.
  6. Take a few photos of her preparing to go to school: waking up, brushing, washing, dressing up, breakfast - print them up in a wallet size format or a film-strip, it'll make a perfect story-by photo -page.
  7. Did they get homework yet? - photo them doing H.W., photocopy the first worksheet/assignment sheet, fold it and add it to your scrapbook layout in a
    scrapbook pocket.

Books I liked

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
  • Almost any book by David Grossman
  • Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child
  • Clean and Simple Scrapbooking by Cathy Zeilske
  • Creation Companion by Betty Higins
  • Great Design Using Non Traditional Materials by Wendy Lyonsand Sheree Clarck
  • Handmade Cards by Anne Akers Johunson
  • Life Lines by Carol Wingert and Tena Sprenger
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • Thinking of You by Making Memories


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