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)

Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Jen Carter said...

Such a pretty card!! Great job with it!

Tessa said...

Great job lining up the letters! Excellent use of your supplies!

Laura Isham said...

This is so clean and crisp. Beautifully done and the colors are so pretty.

Adele Fowler said...

love the clean look and the paper :)

Keva said...

Very cool card. I love the design and the colors you chose. Great card!

Dana said...

Amy I love that your church did that! And I think you were wonderfully creative with your card. It's lovely.

Babies- Beth said...

The Fresh Alphabet is looking so good in these cards- I rarely take it out but you guys have really inspired me!!

Mariah said...

Pretty, clean color combo! And will definitely have to take out Fresh Alphabet after reading your post!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card. I like your use of the pattern paper in the different colors of blue behind the sentiment strip.

Lea L. said...

Your card is very pretty! I love the font that Hanukkah is spelled out in! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Kara said...

wonderful!!

Terri said...

I think did a great job especially for not having any Hanukkah Stamps. I am glad you are enjoying learning about Judaism too.

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful stamping! Love the stamped border and the sentiment over the text!

Leora said...

Love the fresh alphabet on this card. Nice job!

Cammie said...

Great job with the challenge. Your card is a gorgeous classic design!

Terri E. said...

Simple and sweet. Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Paula Laird said...

Really cute!

Kristii said...

Very pretty!!! Love the scallops and the colors!!!

Linda said...

Great card! Love the text background and how you overstamped with the alphabet. It looks fabulous!

pattylt said...

That card is perfect! Change out a word and it fits so many occasions. Great job and great card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Very pretty - great job!

Jen Foster said...

How in the world did I miss the fact that you have a blog? A crafty blog filled with your beautiful creations?! I love blog reading, I love craftiness, and I love you my pseudo-sister ... how could I not love reading this?!