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Anybody miss me?

Hello??  Is there anybody out there?  I have been so crazy busy the past couple of weeks that I’m afraid my poor blog has suffered the consequence of being sorely neglected.  First is the new job.  It’s very interesting and über-busy.  I’ve been working many long hours.  Add to that my son’s Bar Mitzvah and that leaves no time for stamping let alone surfing.  I actually had to buy a card for a Bar Mitzvah the week before ours.  How sad is that?!







I don’t think I’ve posted these pictures for you yet, so here is the Bar Mitzvah invitation and inserts as well as the invitation to the party.  Everything was just awesome!  He did an awesome job leading services and all the kids had a great time dancing and singing and playing games at the party.  It was truly a day to remember.




We have our monthly technique class on Thursday this week.  With Jewish High Holy Days upon us, that added another element of business to the mix.  We are doing the Thumping Technique this month that I used on my Non-Convention Goers swap.  Hopefully I will be posting my class samples soon!

It’s going to be another busy week with Yom Kippur preparations (I’m reading Torah) and class prep.  I can’t promise any more new posts.  But hang on with me a while longer and I hope to be able to get back into the groove with stamping and posting samples.


To all those celebrating this week – L’Shana Tova!!


Idea Book

Did you notice that the Stampin’ Up!© catalogue is not just a catalogue.  In fact, the name is actually Idea Book & Catalog!  And one of the best things about the IBC is the inspiration you find on each page. 

My sister wanted me to make her some chicken soup get well cards.  This is a great stamp I found at Ruth’s Jewish Stamps.  I know, it’s not Stampin’ Up!  Unfortunately, SU’s Judaica selections are very limited and sometimes you need something specific.  In the SU world, it’s called Rubbadultery.  Funny, huh?  Anyway, I had made a bunch of these a few years ago (oh my goodness, I just looked…it was back in December of 2005!). 
chicken soup finalHere’s the original.  My sister wanted a set but with her name instead of Bubbe.  For those that don’t know, bubbe is the yiddish word for Grandmother.  So I made some for her and some for me too.  Here’s the updated version.  I have to confess to more Rubbadultery…I used my Copics to color the soup.   Shhh….


Chicken-soup-rx(web)What do you think?  So what does this have to do with the IB&C?  Everything!  The layout is from the card on page 17.  As you can see, it’s not exact but the inspiration is clear. 

I’m going to challenge myself to use this catalog and older ones for layouts and color combinations.  Find inspiration everywhere! 

Tell me, where do you find inspiration?


 Supplies used:
Stamps – Ruth’s Jewish Stamps
Paper – (all SU) Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Whisper White, So Saffron print from Delicate Dots 2009 SAB paper
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – Copic Sketch Markers, Signo White Gel pen, 1/16″ handheld punch, Word Window Punch, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects (applied over the soup to make it look “wet”)