Friday, December 14, 2012

My Mind's Eye -- Hanukkah projects

As I mentioned yesterday, I had the great pleasure of guest designing for My Mind's Eye and creating some Hanukkah layouts and a card.  I thought I would share my projects here before Hanukkah ends this weekend.

A very special part of our Hanukkah celebration is lighting the menorah.  I created a layout showcasing candle-lighting pictures from last Hanukkah.  I used the stunning Lost & Found 3 - Oliver collection.  The gorgeous blues and golds are absolutely perfect for Hanukkah photos.

Supplies: Lost & Found 3 - Oliver: patterned paper, chipboard elements, enamel dots, decorative buttons, decorative brads.

I created the rays using a mix of the lovely Oliver patterned papers, then I cut out Jewish stars and raised them with pop dots.  This popped up shapes technique was inspired by a gorgeous layout by Emily Spahn ('JustEm') that I first saw in the Club CK gallery.

Our Hanukkah celebration wouldn’t be complete without some lively rounds of dreidel.  It’s basically a spinning top game where the participants play to win “gelt” (chocolate coins).  Because it's never too early to teach our kids how to gamble, right?  Kidding. ;-)

As you can see from this layout, when we don’t have enough gelt on hand, we simply substitute Hershey’s kisses.  I used the doily stickers to represent the round-and-round spinning motion of the dreidel. 

Supplies: Lost & Found 3 - Oliver: patterned paper, stickers (doilies), enamel dots, decorative buttons, decorative brads, adornements (lace).

I also got to play with the beautiful My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland collection.  This collection isn’t just for Christmas!  I used the papers to make this Hanukkah card.

Supplies: Winter Wonderland: patterned paper and twine, Lost & Found 3 - Oliver: enamel dots and decorative buttons.

Thank you, MME, for having me as your guest! 


Romy said...

Such gorgeous lay-outs - very beautifully designed! And your card is a true eye-catcher!

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

So pretty, Stacy! I really love how you used the rays behind the Menorah pictures and circles and doilies for the dreidel pictures!

irinka said...

very beautiful projects

cvanholstein said...

Hi Stacy!
great projects again, love the round and round feeling on the layout :D
And the card is so smart!!
xxx, C

Debby said...

beautiful layouts and card!!!

li-bee-ti said...

Strange... I was sure I left you a comment on this particular post. All project are beautiful, but my fav is the first lo. it's simply stunning.

Linda Barber said...

Love these! Especially those stars from the top layout. I need to come over for a closer peek. ;) Miss you!

Kim said...

Just beautiful! TFS Take care. :)