Saturday, December 6, 2008

sales sales SALES!

Sales on Jewish holiday scrapbooking stuff! Get it while it's hot! ;)

For paper scrapping:

Enjoy 20% off your order at Shalom Scrapper with the code gelt20 at checkout.

Club Scrap Hanukkah kits are 10% off right now in their "Gotta Have More" department! Look for the Limited Edition "Hanukkah 2006" kit.

For digi scrapping, both new THIS WEEKEND!:

from Lilach Oren: "Hanukkah Word Art" is now in my store - now on 30% off
At Digitals only -

and from Barb Speck:
"A Hanukkah Happening Kit"
This kit is on Sale 50% off this weekend only!

There are
2 Papers/Overlays
3 Solid Papers
3 Patterned Papers
13 Felt Pieces (Star of David, Dove, Corner, Menorah, Wordart, Buttons, Dreidels, Mat, Icicles, Frame, Flame
2 Flower Sprigs
1 Tinfoil Covered Chocolate Gelt (loved these as a kid!)
1 Beaded String
1 Large Bow
1 Stitched Star of David
2 Tiny Bows

Available in Barb's store here:
Happy Scrapping, everyone!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

EMS Arts: Jewish holidays and a CU Freebie

Look what I found!

EMS Arts: Jewish holidays and a CU Freebie

The designer is a Netherlands transplant in Israel for the last 22 years. Going to have to take a better look around her blog!

Happy rest-of-Sukkot!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's a Mitzvah!

Giving Arts LogoMaybe your child brought home a brightly colored tzedekah box s/he decorated at Hebrew School or summer camp, or received as a favor at a bar or bat mitzvah. If you had 'crafty project envy' when you saw that beautiful glossy box and festive stickers, fear not! With Giving Arts/Creative Judaica Kits "Tzedekah Village" kits, charity boxes aren't 'just for kids' anymore. Alter one of these beautiful folded boxes to suit your own style, choose your cause, and feel inspired to give and give again. Then when you're finished with your box -- think about all of the other uses you can come up with for the leftover stickers. Scrapbook pages, greeting cards, calendar pages...your imagination's the limit!

The boxes created by designers at varied as much as the ladies who created them...

For Debby, who lives in Israel, the Israel-themed stickers caught her eye, and her finished box has a decidedly patriotic theme.


Tzedekah Box Creative Judaica Kits

 Jessica Barnett's boys live in a cowboy-themed room, which inspired a thoroughly Western design for her tzedekah house..and check out the beautiful dog and kitty in the window, taken from one of the kit's stickers.

 Creative Judaica Kits Western House

  Lynn Anne Cutler didn't know where to begin - one plain white box, so many ideas!  So she began with a couple of embellishments she'd been itching to play with - Krylon's chalkboard paint and a box of Rainbow Tape - and played up the vibrantly colored stickers with lots of contrast and a global, tikkun olam design.


creative judaica kits



Visit our Sponsor Spotlight gallery for more design ideas, including different color and decor ideas, and a design sure to delight flower-lovers.  

But that's not all...the beautiful stickers, which are words and phrases in English and Hebrew in rectangles shaped like labels, plus some larger (and smaller) artistic images, lend themselves to other papercrafts as well. 

Rachel found the text stickers and tiny square image stickers to be the perfect size to 'label' and embellish the map that serves as the title page for an album dedicated to her family's recent visit to Israel.

boysmom Rachel Myerson Israel Map Creative Judaica Kits Kosher Creative
Julie Gelfand created a sticker border on a layout that will help her daughter remember the days when they gave tzedekah directly to Jerry Lewis for his children's charities.


Tzedekah Layout, Creative Judaica Kits stickers


 For something a little different, Lisa Spiegel created a Tikkun Olam journal for her daughter, using one beautiful sticker as the cover's central image,  and more for each of the tabs on the album's pages.


Creative Judaica Kits


For more ideas, visit our Creative Judaica Kits Sponsor Spotlight Gallery , where you'll even find some projects created by our very special 'guest designers' working alongside their designer Moms.  Check in at our forum , too, where you'll find a chance to win a kit of your very own later this week!

Creative Judaica Kits retail for $9.95 at their website , and include one alterable box, two sheets of stickers (one Judaic and one universal), a product guide and decorating ideas, and a donation record card. Bulk packages are available for party favors and classroom use, and there's even a fundraiser program for your favorite mitzvah-conscious group. Items included in the kit may also be purchased separately, in quantity. Many thanks to MIchele and the Creative Judaica Kit Company for allowing our team to unleash our creativity on these mitzvah-minded kits - we had a blast working with them, and they're sure to get good use!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Winning Cards!

Voting in our "Chanukah in July" card contest ran so close that it ended in a two-way tie, and we ended up with two winners!

(Thanks a million to Stamping Bella for providing prizes for both!)

"This is what happens when I make a Hanukkah card in the summer," boysmom says of her aptly named "Colorful Hanukkah Card" (featuring a stamped sentiment from Club Scrap's Hanukkah kit).

Front and center on Maya's elegant "Hag Sameah" card is a handmade dreidel - we loved the beautiful detail and addition of the tiny vellum envelope.

Congratulations to our winners on these beautiful creations, and thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Toda Raba!

A great big TODA RABA to Shalom Scrapper for sponsoring our designers' work over the past two months, as our inaugural Design Team Sponsor company.

Shalom Scrapper, To'da Ra'ba Julie Gelfand
To'da Ra'ba by Julie Gelfand

The team has enjoyed the quality of the product and had fun creating cards, pages, and other projects for a variety of holidays, events, and occasions - including everyday memories. And in a world filled with Christmas-and-Easter paper products, it's SO nice to find a company brimming with nothing but designs celebrating a Jewish life!

Shalom Scrapper, Thank You Teacher by Rachel Myerson
Teacher Thank-You cards by Rachel Myerson

The softer, feminine colors of Shalom Scrapper's bat mitzvah designs, combined with easy-breezy die cut designs, make for memorable cards for this most special simcha!

Shalom Scrapper Bat Mitzvah Card, Lisa Spiegel
Bat Mitzvah card by Lisa Spiegel
Shalom Scrapper, Bat Mitzvah Card, Debby Avraham
Bat Mitzvah card by Debby Avraham

This glittery "Apples and Honey" card by Jessica Barnett, featuring a Shalom Scrapper die cut design, has us thinking ahead to this year's Rosh Hashanah cards. So sweet!

Shalom Scrapper, Apples and Honey card, Jessica Barnett
Apples and Honey card by Jessica Barnett

To see different projects created by the team this month, head on over to our Member Gallery and click on 'Shalom Scrapper' to see more ideas. And to take a look at the entire line of Shalom Scrapper papers and die cuts, follow this link to Shalom Scrapper's homepage.

Next up: Chanukah in July! Stay tuned!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Design Team Takes on Passover

Our designers have been working on Passover projects inspired by both their holiday photos and the beautiful Judaic scrapbooking supplies available from our current website sponsor, Shalom Scrapper. Visit our home page to read about their holiday layouts, then skip on over to the Shalom Scrapper Sponsor Spotlight Gallery for more projects (and more in-depth information on the pieces highlighted in the article!)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Jewish Thoughts for Mothers' Day

Happy Mothers' Day from!

In honor of the holiday, we thought we'd take a minute to share a couple of Jewish thoughts on MOMS! Enjoy on their own, or enjoy them on your own Mothers' day scrapbook pages or projects.

From Jewish proverbs...

"God could not be everywhere, so he invented mothers."

"A Mother understands what a child does not say."

Thoughts from a couple of Jews of note...

If evolution really works,
how come mothers only have two hands?
~Milton Berle

"My mother could make anybody feel guilty -
she used to get letters of apology from people she didn't even know."
~ Joan Rivers

...and a famous scriptural thought :)
A woman of valor, who can find?
Far beyond pearls is her value.
Her husband's heart trusts in her and he shall lack no fortune.
She repays his good, but never his harm, all the days of her life.
She seeks out wool and linen, and her hands work willingly,
She is like a merchant's ships; from afar she brings her sustenance.
She rises while it is still nighttime,
and gives food to her household and a ration to her maids.
She considers a field and buys it;
from the fruit of her handiwork she plants a vineyard.
She girds her loins with might and strengthens her arms.
She senses that her enterprise is good, so her lamp is not extinguished at night.
She puts her hand to the distaff, and her palms support the spindle.
She spreads out her palm to the poor and extends her hands to the destitute.
She fears not snow for her household, for her entire household is clothed with scarlet wool. Bedspreads she makes herself; linen and purple wool are her clothing.
Well-known at the gates is her husband as he sits with the elders of the land.
Garments she makes and sells, and she delivers a belt to the peddler.
Strength and splendor are her clothing, and smilingly she awaits her last day.
She opens her mouth with Wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She anticipates the needs of her household, and the bread of idleness, she does not eat.
Her children rise and celebrate her;
and her husband, he praises her:
"Many daughters have attained valor, but you have surpassed them all."
False is grace, and vain is beauty;
a God-fearing woman, she should be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands, and she will be praised at the gates by her very own deeds.
Proverbs 31:10-31

Check back after the weekend for some inspiration for scrapping photos from your family's Passover celebrations!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Shalom Scrapper: Passover Products, SALE and Contest Info!

Shalom Scrapper offers beautiful patterned papers and die cuts made just right for Jewish papercraft projects. Designs range from general Judaic symbols, such as Stars of David, to themed patterns for a number of Jewish holidays and celebrations.

Passover-specific Seder and Afikomen-hunting die cuts (images above and below) are the perfect size for page titles or title pages.

Double-sided 12"x12" patterned papers include matzah, 'Passover tradition' and a matzoh-ball-soup pattern asking, "Why is this night different from all others?" - each with a coordinating pattern on the reverse side.

All papers and die cuts are acid- and lignin-free, and created from hefty 65-lb weight papers.

Check out additional die cuts perfect for your Pesach projects, including 1" Hebrew letters (three of each letter in an alef-bet pack) and several styles of Star of David. The full product line can be found on the Shalom Scrapper website.

Also, check out their PASSOVER SALE: take 20% off your entire order (before taxes and shipping costs) through April 30 when you enter discount code SEDER at checkout.

AND...find out how YOU can win a SHALOM SCRAPPER THEMED PAPER PACK of your choice by following this link:


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Our Talented New First-Ever Design Team!

I have to be completely unoriginal, and tell you that there were way more applicants we'd have liked to have on our team than we were able to choose this time around. We had applications from around the globe...from Jewish ladies ranging in observance from secular to completely frum...from non-Jewish ladies with a huge variety of family connections to Judaism...from published artists to ladies who made ours their very first design team application ever. We were so honored and blown away by everyone who took the time and effort to complete our application process and share their work with us. THANK YOU!

The papercrafters we did choose for our inaugural team are all talented (I guess that would be a given ), and we also feel are a good 'mix' of everything from different relationships to Judaism to different styles and crafting strengths and preferences (cards, scrapbooking, altered items, digital/paper...). We hope they enjoy working with us in our seminal year, and that they bring great inspiration to the Jewish papercrafting community through their involvement here.

Please join me in welcoming...

Debby Avraham (Debby66), Israel
Lisa Spiegel (scrapmama), California
Rachel Myerson (boysmom), Pennsylvania
Jessica Barnett (jesslcooper), Arizona
Julie Gelfand (scrappinjuls), California

More information about our designers will be posted on our homepage in the next few weeks, and it won't be long until their first Design Team projects hit the gallery. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Grand Opening, Week 2!

 grand opening images

Join us from now through the end of the month for our Grand Opening Celebration! Our fantastic Grand Opening Sponsors have spoiled us with prize packages and other goodies, so sign up in the forums and join in the fun.

Eight contests are running during week two, with amazing prize packages from these fantastic companies:

Shalom Scrapper

Be Blessed Scrapbooking

Go West Studios

Club Scrap


Tinkering Ink

Stamping Bella

Ethnic Scrapbooking by Lisa Sanford

Our new DESIGN TEAM will be announced in the forums after Shabbat...stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Grand Opening Underway!

Join us from now through the end of the month for our Grand Opening Celebration! Our fantastic Grand Opening Sponsors have spoiled us with prize packages and other goodies, so sign up in the forums and join in the fun.

Seven new contests are were posted on Sunday, February 10, and due on Monday, February 18. Prizes for our first set of contests are sponsored by these companies:

Kosher Creative
Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps
Club Scrap
Tinkering Ink
Stamping Bella
Ethnic Scrapbooking by Lisa Sanford
Shalom Scrapper

Thanks to the sponsors for our pre-grand-opening challenges as well! Sunday we awarded a prize package from
and four of our members won prizes from
Monday night!

Monday, January 28, 2008

RELEASE: 20 new designs available from Ruth's Jewish Stamps

Ruth's Jewish Stamps releases
twenty new stamp designs
at the Craft and Hobby Association
trade show next month, but you'll
be able to pick them up this week.

Ruth's Jewish stamps has a new artist officially debuting twenty new designs for the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in February, but you'll be able to find them at Ruth's website for purchase later this week.
New stamps include three for Passover (perfect timing!) including two ornate seder plates and a text stamp: Next Year in Jerusalem! This Year at: Place: Time: Date:

Other new designs include several fun text stamps in Hebrew and English; three amazing new hamsa designs, an alef-bet frame, a circular wedding stamp, a tree (Tu B'Shevat or Tree of Life?), alef-bet baby blocks and more. All are available wood-mounted or unmounted.

View all of the new designs by following this link:

Ruths Jewish Stamps

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 January 2008 )

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Grand Opening Date Set

Please join us beginning Sunday, February 10 for our official Grand Opening, complete with challenges, contests, prizes and lots of getting-to-know-you community fun :). In fact, there'll be a couple of pre-opening prize challenges posted this week you may want to check out, too - who can wait till February when all of this beautiful sponsor product keeps showing up at the door??

Our Design Team call has been posted in our community forums and elsewhere. If you'd like to learn more, come on over and see what we're all about. Follow the link to the forum from our home page: .

Every time I think our sponsor list is complete, we seem to get one more! But as of today, take a look at all of the generous companies supporting for our Grand Opening Celebration:

Shalom Scrapper
Tinkering Ink
Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps
Ruth's Jewish Stamps
Go West Studios
Kosher Creative
Be Blessed Scrapbooking
Stamping Bella
Ethnic Scrapbooking by Lisa Sanford
Club Scrap

..with special thanks to for their contribution!

On our homepage this week, look for information on Shalom Scrapper's new 2008 paper designs (click on through to see the new die cuts AND custom cuts for bris, baby naming and bar/bat mitzvah), and link to a release about Lisa Sanford's new book about adding color and character to your scrapbooks by incorporating different cultures on your pages.

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

News: Shalom Scrapper 2008 Release

New 2008 Paper Line - Order Now!Thank you for being a customer in 2007! We are pleased to announce 6 new paper designs. We know that you want and need new designs to document this year's holidays, so we have added new papers for Hannukah, Simchat Torah, Passover and Bar and Bat MItzvahs. Our Hebrew School Block paper has sold so well that we have launched a companion paper called Hebrew School Days. To round out the collection, we have a design of Jewish stars in 2 monochromatic shades (gold and ruby).

We are also excited to offer you our new complete set of Hebrew Alphabet Die Cuts. You get 3 sets of each letter (81 pieces total). The characters are cut from white cardstock and are perfect for inking, stamping or coloring. We are also offering new customized Simcha Panel Die Cuts where you can choose the name, date and final color of the finished piece. We have designs for Bat and Bat Mitzvah and B'rit Milah.

Order before January 31st, 2008 to receive 2 free sheets of Mazel Tov paper! At checkout, when asked "How did you find out about us?" type in the promo code "challah" to get 2 free sheets of our Mazel Tov design. Minimum order is $10 (pre-shipping) to qualify for the promotion.

We have also launched a new fundraising program for Jewish Schools and Organizations where they receive 20% back from all orders placed using their custom promotion code. It is so easy and there is no commitment/risk on the part of the organization. If you think your School or Organization would like to participate please email us at for more information.

(ed.; Visit to view the new designs and sign up for the newsletter. )Thank you for your continued support of Shalom Scrapper and don't be afraid to share this email with a fellow Jewish scrapper!

Rachel and Jason Simon, Owners

Shalom ScrapperPO Box 285Coppell, Texas 75019

Monday, January 7, 2008

Wow! Look at our sponsors (so far!)

We have had a tremendous response to the news of our upcoming Grand Opening in February - just look who we have sponsoring prizes during our first month - so far!

We've got the homepage up and functioning well enough to get to the forums and gallery...if you'd like to come on in and give the site test run for us you're welcome to do so! Email admin at with your desired username and I'll get you registered.

We'll be opening the site to the public and sending out releases and Grand Opening info in a couple of weeks - stay tuned!