Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy (Jewish) New yr

Monday night was the start of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Yr 5769. Traditionally you eat something sweet in the hope of a sweet yr to come that is why I made this Challah bread with raisins.
Normally the Challah is braided like this but for the Jewish New Year it is round to symbolize a universal wish for well-rounded fullness and a wholesome year. I was trying to figure out how I was going to package the bread when I looked up and saw my husbands record collection and had an Ah Ha moment. He uses clear plastic covers to protect them. I went and got the bread to see if it would fit inside of one and it did. Then I called him at work and asked him if I could have one of the covers in exchange for the bread. I pretty much knew he would say yes because he loves this bread but I still thought it would be nice to ask. After that I ended up stamping on the plastic cover with the stamps from the Papertrey Mazel Tov set using white Stazon and was really happy with how it came out. I tied the bag shut with some silver organdy ribbon.
For the card
I started with Mary Jo's lunchtime sketch this week . I embossed the Shofar image and the Happy New Yr saying with silver embossing powder. The paper is the new Silver and Night Sky Shimmer Cardstock
which I love. I finished the card off by drawing a SU Night Of Navy border around the inside of the white cardstock and then used some Silver Sheer Metallic Edged
to do the twisted edges ribbon technique on the left side that is in the new Technique Junkies newsletter.
That's it. I hope you like it If you are interested in the Challah recipe feel free to email me and I would be happy to share it with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.


Ret said...

Hiya Terri,
Happy New Year! What a lovely set you made, beautiful! You're probably wondering where I've been...my Mom has been here for 3 weeks from NYS. She went home today, so I'll be back in circulation now. lol Love your nice projects. hugs,Ret

Shirley said...

Wow! I must say I am so glad you practice your religion and even more glad that you share it with us. I enjoy learning about other religions and cultures too. Believe me if I was there I would surely sample that beautiful tasty looking treat. Blessings in the New Year!

Linda said...

Sounds like a great way to start the new year. The bread looks delicious, I would love to have you share the recipe with me. Thank you for offering to share.
Your packaging looks great for the bread. It looks so yummy! I think he made a good trade. Happy New Years to you and your family.

MJ said...

I am not sure how I missed this yesterday, sorry. What a neat idea for a way to package your bread. And the card is perfect. Happy New Year!

JP Card Crazy said...

Hi Terri,
So glad that you won!!! You really deserve it...what an awesome card!!
Great way for you to start the New Year!!!

Bee said...

Love it, beautiful project!!♥ And happy belated new year! :-)

barb mann said...

Hi Terri,
I just got my email from Nicole and looking through her winners I found you WON! Fabulous, Fabulous!! Your hard work has paid off. Your Mozel Tov card and bread bag turned out beautifully. I'm sorry I haven't visited for a while. Keep up the great work.