Welcome to the Pretty Little Studio's Cyber Monday Blog Hop!!
You should have arrived here from Lisa Wilkinson's blog, but if not, not to worry, you can find the entire hop's blog list over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog. The store is also having a Cyber Monday Sale that you won't want to miss...
Before I share my project, I just want to say that I have a Giveaway on my blog so be sure to read all the way through and leave a comment for a chance at it!
If you are a regular reader of my blog (which I would love for you to become!) you know that my family mainly celebrates the Jewish holidays. All the hype over December Daily projects had me wistfully dreaming of doing a keepsake album for Hanukkah, too. Lucky for me, the Winter Wonderland Collection is full of beautiful soft blues and silvery grey that also works so nicely with some of the navy blue elements from the Christmas at Home Collection. I chose to use mainly the Journaling Cards, Tabs, Tags, Number Tags and Number Stickers to create the base of my album. I then used Simple Stories page protectors (in the traditional December Daily manner) and the Heidi Swapp wood frame (misted with her Tinsel and White mists) to create this album.
I wish you could see the lovely glimmer the Heidi Swapp mists provided to the wood frame, but you'll have to take my word for it! My cover is a silver cooregated paper layered with a doily, Pretty Little Studio Bookmark Tag and chipboard menorah and the title Hanukkah (cut from my Silhouette) all accented with a Pretty Little Studio flag. I added a metal tab held onto the frame with a large brad to keep the cover closed.
The entire album is held in the frame with a binder paper fastener that I simply staple gunned into the left side of the frame. The pages are held in securely and I can add more if needed. I have only completed the first 4 nights (Hanukkah is 8 nights and started on Wednesday) so I like the versatility of being able to add if I need to. So here we go. The first page is the title page. This is the brand new vellum paper that was just released!
Next up, a little divided page of wintery goodies. I had to have some fun with shaker pockets you know!!
The first page is the preparations for the holiday with little glimpes of my decorations and the wrapped presents. I also created another shaker pocket with a traditional Hanukkah gelt and chipboard star of david from my stash.
Night 1 Left Side
and Night 1 right side (I included a copy of the prayers we said)
Night 2 Left side with a 4 x 6 cut in half for the two pockets
Night 2 Right side (It's Thanksgivikuh ya'all!)
Night 3 Left Side (I took a lot of pictures on this night so the extras are tucked into the vellum envelope that I attached to the outside of the page protector)
Night 3 Right Side
Night 4 Left side
Night 4 right side
and the rest of the pages, all set up and ready to go!
And there you have it, my Hanukkah Nights album! I hope you've enjoyed my project!
And now for the giveaway! One lucky commenter will win a $5 Gift Certificate Code to the Pretty Little Studio Store! And with so many fun products to choose from, I know that will be easy to spend! If you can't wait to shop, there are some specials today, too.
So leave me a comment by Thursday night for your chance to win. I'll post the winner on Friday. The next stop on our blog hop is the very talented Krissy Clark's blog!
Happy Holidays and thank you so much for stopping by!