Hanukkah in September!

Please excuse the interruption in the regularly scheduled high holiday programming but there was a challenge over at Moxie Fab World that I just needed to enter and it required me to think of Hanukkah while in the midst of Rosh Hashanah prep.  OY!  So, over in the Moxie Fab World, there was a Holiday Gift Tag ChallengeAnd yes, even though Rosh Hashanah is a clearly a much bigger holiday than Hanukkah, the challenge was for the winter holidays, namely Christmas but since Hanukkah doesn’t appear to be getting much love, I decided I better throw my hat in the ring.  Continue reading

Happy Shavuot to the Lactose Intolerant!

Chag Sameach!  I thought I’d whip up a cute little tag in honor of Shavuot which begins Saturday night at sunset.  Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses at Mt. Sinai.  Among all of the customs associated with the holiday, it is traditional to eat dairy foods which isn’t really working for me now that I am lactose intolerant.  So, I thought even better, I’d attach my tag to a nice pint of coconut milk ice cream.

Chag Sameach Gift Tag with Torah

For the tag, I used some Stardream paper (sorry, I don’t remember the color, think it’s the bronze), punched out the tag using a punch,  stamped the Torah and sentiment using a watermark pad (the Torah is from Paper Trey Ink Mazel Tov Stamp Set – one of the best Jewish sets out there; “Chag Sameach” (which translates to “joyous festival!”) sentiment from the Paper Trey Mazel Tov Additions set).  After stamping them, I embossed them using some pearl embossing powder.  I love how the combo turned out!

Chag Sameach Gift Tag

Are you doing anything for Shavuot this lovely Memorial Day weekend?  Chag Sameach!