Sunday, September 7, 2014

Celebrate Judaism with A Creative Journey with Melissa Blog Hop!

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. The new stamp releases are the Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments and Celebrate Judaism. We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop as well. I am highlighting the Celebrate Judaism stamp set for this blog hop. Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team Member's blog, follow their blog and answer each question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:
  • Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments
  • Celebrate Judaism
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set
  • Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D foam squares
My question is What is your favorite image on the Celebrate Judaism set?
  • Mine are the multiple sizes of the Star of David.
Here is the set!!!!!

 See what I mean about all the different sizes of the Star of David??? Also you have the positive and negative of them! The font is just beautiful and timeless. Well of course I had to do a Hanukkah card.

Here are my supplies:

My paper was random CTMH paper. I actually used scraps! That is how inspired I was. I always suggest you save your scraps if they are at least 3"x3" in size. I also used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the sentiment outline. You can purchase many of these supplies at my web site where we are having an amazing free September special.

I random stamped on the dark blue paper with the dreidel. The light blue paper I used the smallest Star of David and random stamped that too. Random stamping is amazing to do to make your own paper. Here is an example of that. I did with Melissa's last year Jewish stamp release.
Here is a close up of the wording on my card. The font is so beautiful.

There is a matching sentiment to go inside the card which states "May your home be bright with happiness and love." and it is in the same beautiful font.

What is great about Melissa's stamps is that she thinks of everything with her sets. Not only are there cute sayings such as "Mazel Tov" but you also get "Shalom", "Shabbot", "Hanukkah and "Chanukah". So no matter how you spell is there!

This inspired me to make a Rosh Hashana card. It reminds me of my childhood with the apples and honey.

I used random papers with the Darice embossing folder. I highlighted the honey combs with the gold Zig Wink glitter pens. The apple leaves are Zig Wink Luna green B14 M128. The apples were cut out with Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut Cartridge. I tell you...I will use whatever works with my project! No matter what the company :-) The jar was cut with Cricut Doodlecharms. The only CTMH item on here is the black outline you see going around many of the objects as well as the ink for the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I stamped this once! No prestamping. No seasoning the stamp. This is the one and only time this sentiment was stamped!

You can see that I hand colored in the honey combs with the gold pen by Zig Wink.

Here are the links for stamp sets:

Celebrate Judaism -

Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments -

I hope you enjoyed my participation in the Blog Hop with A Creative Journey with Melissa. Please feel free to hop along to the other participants. Just click their name and you will get right to them! Make sure to:
  1. Go to each person in the Blog Hop
  2. Answer their Blog Hop Question
  3. Follow their blog by clicking the button to follow.

Brandie **YOU ARE HERE**







BransMy family likes to eat nuts, apples and honey in these meals. It inspired me to make this card.


  1. These are great..I love the way you use color!!

  2. Super fantastic cards!!!!!
    I love the all the stars on the stamp set!
    TFS your creations!!!

    1. Haidee thank you for such an awesome compliment! I love your work!

  3. I really love that menorah, but the stars you used on your card are wonderful, too!! Lovely set and beautiful cards!!!
    I'm a new follower by Google Friend: J. Woolbright. Hooray!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Janis
      Thank you so much! I am going to check out your blog as well!

  4. Pretty cards! My fave stamp on that set is the dreidel. So hard to find and now in one set!

    1. Thanks Rhoda! Think I need to have you over this year so you can Scrap it!!!!

  5. Nice cards! I like the stars !

  6. Beuatiful flowers!! I love the stars

    1. Thank you so much! Remember to hop to all the others so you can win this stamp or many other great prizes!

  7. I love those stars of David from this stamp set. They are great to create a background :) Your cards are fabulous!

    1. Thank you Helen! It is so easy to work with Melissa's stamps! They are so versatile!

  8. I love the large menorah the best. This stamp set is great.

    1. Sheila,
      I had a hard time picking between the menorah or the Star of David stamps as my favorite in this set. Everything is just so beautiful!

  9. I love the scroll, perfect for stamping with a scripture verse.

    1. Terri
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I do love scroll too! I think it could also be used non religious too. Think maybe an announcement? Thinking about using it for my daughters graduation announcements. Just turn it on its side!