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!