Monday, October 25, 2010

October Blog Hop

It has been a few months since I've had time to participate in the PTI Blog Hop, but I was excited to have time to participate in this one. Our church (Baptist) is just finishing up a common text study of the book of Ruth with a local temple congregation. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and learning about some of my Jewish neighbors through this study, and I have learned so much through the collaborative teaching of my pastor and the rabbi. As part of these weeks together, we have made an attempt to learn about each other's traditions, rituals and beliefs. It seems only fitting that I get a challenge this month that allows me to create a card for Hanukkah.

On to the card: To create a card for a holiday for which I have no specific stamps was, indeed, a challenge. Honestly, though, that's why I love my PTI stamps. They really are so versatile. I chose to spell Hanukkah with my Fresh Alphabet set. (I LOVE that alphabet set and use it often in my scrapbooking projects and to add names to children's birthday cards.) I also added just the Happy from one of the Happy Birthday sentiments in Birthday Basics to create my own custom sentiment. Here are the details of the supplies (almost all PTI) I used:

Stamps: Fresh Alphabet, Birthday Basics, Background Basics: Text Style
Card Stock: Spring Rain, Stampers Select White
Patterned Paper: Elegant Soiree (SU)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Chamomile Tea Dye Duo, Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Rustic Jute Button Twine, Enchanted Evening Button,
Tools: Linen and Canvas Impression Plate, Scallop Punch (SU)

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