Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Chanukah!

Hello! Welcome to the Hanna Stamps November Blog Hop!! I am showcasing the Chanukah Hanna set. I think this is a fabulous set!! Ok, admittedly, this Irish girl is not Jewish. (shocking, right?! lol!) But I still think this is a great set because almost all of the stamps in this set can be used individually. They are more than just accessories in my opinion.
Here's the problem...I am admittedly pretty ignorant when it comes to the Jewish culture. Yet I still love to choose these different cultural sets when Kristi shows us the new sets and lets us choose!! I can't help myself. They all seem so intriguing to me! So I start Googling! I found out that apples and honey are significant during Rosh HaShanah. I didn't know! I really wanted to know what that Hebrew symbol meant...but I found a couple that were similar, but not exact...and couldn't be sure. And I didn't want to make an insensitive card...so I let it be and hope that someone who reads this can tell me. :)

For the first card I embossed the menorah and the stars of David with silver embossing sing powder. I was just going to leave it uncolored and simple...but it seemed a bit too blah. So I colored the candles. Then the flames. The the base....I left the other arms of menorah white on purpose. Does it look weird? I used my silver Spica glitter pen to color the base. It is very shimmery in real life. The silver stars on the second Chanukah card are also embossed. I hope that you enjoyed these cards!


Hopefully you started this blog hop at Sandra's blog before coming here. Your next stop after my blog is onto Frances' blog...I know she must have some fabby creations to share with you! Then keep on hoppin' to the end where you can win a Hanna Stamps gift certificate!! Have fun! and don't forget to leave all the girls a little comment love for all their hard work!

Have a great Hop!

13 comments:

Virgo5 said...

Kerry I felt the same as you, and also did some research not wanting to offend anyone by using a symbol inappropriately.

You did a fabulous job on all the cards, and I love the way you incorporated the apples!

StampOwl said...

You rocked this set Kerry, great job

Cathy said...

Great cards Kerry, I too am learning about the Jewish Traditions.

Cindy Haffner said...

Fabulous!!

Kimberly S said...

You did a great job with the set, the cards are wonderful! :)

Danni said...

Amazing cards!

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Kerry! Logs of great images in this set, and you've made them all so elegant.
Hugs, Cami

Jana M. said...

Wow, Kerry! Beautiful cards.

Melodie said...

Wow, your cards are so wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie

Caro said...

Beautiful cards !

Caro x

Sandra MacLean said...

These are awesome Kerry!! I really do love the simplicity of them - they say so much more this way!

Silli said...

Hello Kerry, all your creations are so very pretty... Big hugs!

Gina said...

WOW, I love all the thought and research you put into your projects.

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