Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish friends! My menorah is lit with the first candle of this season of miracles, and what a busy weekend it's been. I wish I had made some yummy potato pancakes to celebrate, but I never got around to it. Instead, I've been crafting all weekend.

The card above uses the Papertrey Ink set called Mazel Tov, and is actually more elegant in person than it appears in the scan. The gold menorah is embossed on brushed gold cardstock, which doesn't show up too well, and I filled in the candles with my blue Spica glitter pen.

These are some candy canes I decorated for people at work. I work in a college that is run under Jewish auspices, and while many of the students, staff and faculty are not Jewish, many of them are. So I got some blueberry-flavored candy canes and dressed half of them up for Hanukkah following Nancy Riley's example. And then, for the other half, I used my favorite little snowman. I guess I made a total of about 40.

Also, for my immediate co-workers, I made some 2-4-6-8 boxes, following Julie Buhler's example. I used some old retired SU designer paper for these, and Papertrey's 2008 Holiday Tag set. You can see that I messed up on one of the flaps, and I did take another picture leaving that one out, but I believe in truth in advertising! They are filled with an assortment of candies.
I also made (I told you I was busy!) 8 desk calendars using Nancy Morgan's awesome tutorial. I'll try and get a picture of one later, but really, they are remarkably similar to hers, except for a different choice of papers/colors.

Whew! Time to kick back and enjoy the last few hours of the weekend. Don't forget about my Valentine's blog candy (scroll down one message). I forgot that I'll be out after work tomorrow with friends/family, so you actually have a few extra hours to enter, since I won't be home until around 10:00.



Rhonda K. said...

I really love your candy canes and those 2-4-6-8 boxes! Those are fabulous. Great card too! You have been busy! I just found your blog from your post on SCS...thanks for sharing.

whoistracy said...

Have a wonderful Hanukkah!