Posts Tagged ‘Hanukkah’

Sorry about the late post yesterday – my blog has gotten popular and was so slow I couldn’t get the post done! But here I am back with more images to use.

To SAVE any image, click on it to view it full-sized, and then right-click to save it to your computer. Feel free to use these images any way you want – they are made groom public domain / no use restriction images or from my own word art of various sentiments. Attribution is NOT necessary, but would be nice.  Sharing the link with your friends would be even nicer! Thanks! (If you want to follow me on Networked Blogs on Facebook, or on Twitter, or other social media, there are buttons in the right hand column.) Comments to let me know you like these or to suggest images / sentiments you want / need are most welcome. Oh, and links / emails etc. to show how you used these will help to inspire me to continue to create them (And don’t forget to enter my contest for OWH cards made with my images!). Thanks again!

If you wish to know more about Operation Write Home (OWH), please, visit their main site:

This very worthy cause gathers handmade cards made by volunteers and ships them to U.S. troops stationed overseas, and they then can use the cards to write home to their loved ones. It is a great morale booster. Please consider getting involved but be sure to check OWH’s guidelines page before making anything (or even buying supplies!)

Okay, now on to the images for today. I know I have been emphasizing the Winter holidays, but the Operation Write Home is asking us card-makers to try and make our packets half Winter / half general needs. So I’m trying to do my part!

I know Hanukkah cards are not needed as much as Christmas, but it is important that our Jewish service members have something nice to send home for the holidays also! So, just once more, here are some Hanukkah images and sentiments:

 

Hanukkiah

This is an image made from a photograph from a 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia of an antique (for then!) hanukkiah (nine-branched menorah used during Hanunkkah).

Happy Hanukkah

Open lettering for coloring

Happy Hanukkah

Same sentiment and font, just solid.

Okay, I couldn't resist a bit of irreverence! The three parts are separated by a space so you can cut them and place them in separate spots on the card.

I think that does it for my Hanukkah themed stamps. But that should be plenty for everyone to something with which to make Hanukkah cards if they want to do so. And now for some various images:

 

1857 Envelope

Made from a scan of an envelope from an 1857 letter.

Celtic dogs

Celtic dogs, from some PD artwork I found on Wikimedia Commons.

Arum

Arum or "Jack-in-the-pulpit"

And for DeAnna (just because):

 

Pocket watch
This is only a small one – don’t try to print it very large, as it was made from a small low-res image. ;)

And finally, the sentiments I promised yesterday:

 

'Nuff said. ;)

Missing You

Took me forever to find a font I liked for this. I hope you like my choice.

I love this quote. I want to embroider it into a wall hanging and give it to my husband.

And that does it for the first week of digital stamps! Two more weeks to go!

Peace,

Bekka

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Well, the week is just rolling along here! I want to thank everyone for their nice comments. I really appreciate the feedback! I hope you find these digital stamps useful!

To SAVE any image, click on it to view it full-sized, and then right-click to save it to your computer. Feel free to use these images any way you want – they are made from public domain / no use restriction images or from my own word art of various sentiments. Attribution is NOT necessary, but would be nice. Sharing the link with your friends would be even nicer! Thanks! (If you want to follow me on Networked Blogs on Facebook, or on Twitter, or other social media, there are buttons in the right hand column.) Comments to let me know you like these or to suggest images / sentiments you want / need are most welcome. Oh, and links / emails etc. to show how you used these will help to inspire me to continue to create them. Thanks again!

Okay, as promised, I have peacocks, so I will start off with those. On the trivial side – only males are called peacocks - the females are called peahens and the both together are referred to as peafowl. I thought the second image (which full-sized is quite large) would be great fun for those who like to color their images.

Peacock

Peacock in full display, from an old educational graphic, now public domain.

Peafowl

Peafowl, from a 1918 book illustration.

Now, I also promised more oriental images as I found them, so here is a pagoda:

Pagoda

Pagoda, from an old educational graphic, now public domain.

It may be a bit too detailed to be colored properly, but I still think it will look interesting on a card. And now I’m going to stay with the p’s for one more image:

Pyramids

The Great Pyramid, from an old educational image, now public domain.

 

Happy Birthday to an Ageless Wonder

Sentiment to use with the pyramid graphic if you want.

I used the pyramid graphic and the sentiment for a birthday card for my father, who turned a spry 81 last Saturday.

Okay, and finally, for the graphics, I have this rose bouquet:

Roses

Roses, from section divider in an old book.

Okay, and finally for the sentiments, which speak for themselves.

 

Flowery 'I love you'.

Flowery 'Thank You'

Art Nouveau 'Happy Birthday'

Swirly 'Happy Birthday' for kids.

Snowy 'Happy Holidays'

Whew! That’s 10 again for today!

Enjoy!

Peace,

Bekka

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Okay, here we go for day #2 of my digital stamps for Operation Write Home card makers (as well as anyone else who wants them.) First, before you make any Halloween cards, read the important guidelines concerning them on the Stars and Stamps blog.

And, once again, about these images:

To SAVE any image, click on it to view it full-sized, and then right-click to save it to your computer. Feel free to use these images any way you want – they are made from public domain / no use restriction images or from my own word art of various sentiments. Attribution is NOT necessary, but would be nice. Sharing the link with your friends would be even nicer! Thanks! (If you want to follow me on Networked Blogs on Facebook, or on Twitter, or other social media, there are buttons in the right hand column.) Comments to let me know you like these or to suggest images / sentiments you want / need are most welcome. Oh, and links / emails etc. to show how you used these will help to inspire me to continue to create them. Thanks again!

Whew! Now on to the images! First up is a cornucopia, from an illustration of a Christmas Carol by the great English illustrator Arthur Rackham. Technically, it is a Christmas cornucopia as evidenced by the Christmas pudding among the other ‘goodies’ but I thought it would be just as useful for someone’s Thanksgiving cards. Though be warned: It’ll be a bit of tricky work to color it! (I’m just going to leave it in black and white myself! laugh)

Cornucopia

Cornucopia, from an old pd illustration by Arthur Rackham.

And, of course, to go with the cornucopia, a couple of Thanksgiving sentiments:

Thanksgiving sentiment

Took me a while to find a font I liked with this sentiment. I thought this one would go well with the above imange.

 

Thanksgiving sentiment

Here's different font and sentiment for a different feel.

Now for a  fun Halloween sentiment. They don’t need many Halloween cards but if you want to make a couple, here’s a sentiment:

 

Best witches

Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun!

And now, cute image from an early 20th century book illustrated by a woman named Susan Beatrice Pearse (1878-1980), who was an English illustrator who specialized in children’s books and in postcards. The illustrations of hers I’m using are public domain due to age, having been printed before 1923:

Two boys with note

I thought this would be fun to color and use on a 'no sentiment' card

And finally, a birthday sentiment:

Happy Birthday

Blow out your candles! :)

No, wait, there is one more. I couldn’t resist using the above font to make a Hanukkah sentiment also:

Happy Hanukkah

I just thought candles = Hanukkah (even though there are more than 8 candles in the sentiment).

Have fun making your cards! Hopefully, even if you don’t use these images, they will inspire you in other ways!

Peace,

Bekka

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Okay, and some links to some freebies elsewhere. Please remember to abide by the terms and conditions of the creator of the image AND leave them some love in their comments if you like what you see. Thanks!

First, Meljen’s Designs has two sentiments: a ‘Hi!’ and a ‘Missing You’.

Second, if I haven’t mentioned the Graphics Fairy then I have been amiss! If you like Vintage clip-art and imagery (not just black and white), then you need to check the Fairy out! I think I particularly like the Thanksgiving graphics – mostly colorful Victorian postcards with turkeys! – and her huge variety of Black and White images.

I’ll keep mentioning links to other graphics besides mine as I find them!

-B

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As promised, today I start showcasing digital stamps for Operation Write Home, which sends handmade cards to US troops overseas so they can write home. While I am obviously trying to encourage participation in this worthy cause, these stamps can also be used for your own personal cards as well. All of the stamps I am offering these next three weeks are made from public domain graphics or are ‘word art’ sentiments I made myself, and are 300 dpi or greater .pngs.  Please feel free to use them any way you like, no credit needed (but would be appreciated). It would be delightful if you could send other card-makers here if you think they could use the graphics. Also, please feel free to leave me comments so I know someone is out there. Also feel free to make requests – I’ll see what I can do! Thanks!

To download any of the graphics, click on them to open them full-sized and then right-click to save them to your computer.

Okay, onto the graphics! Today we have some winter holiday graphics since the OWH Stars and Stamps challenge is Beat the Heat with Holidays in July, starting with this pile of Christmas presents. I made two versions – one with the original ‘sparkle’ around it, and one without:

Xmas Presents

Christmas Presents with Sparkle.

Xmas Presents

Same pile of presents, no 'sparkle'.

Okay, so now some sentiments to go with the presents (or without them!):

Merry Christmas

This one is designed so that if you print it on white paper you can color the letters any way you want.

And, of course, we can’t forget Hanukkah:

Happy Hanukkah with Dreidls

I just thought this font was way too fun, and needed to have something made from it.

And finally, those of you who saw my post on the OWH Facebook page will know that I wanted to make a card with this birthday sentiment, so I made a digi-stamp of it:

29 Again? At least you're recycling!

I just thought this was too funny.

I’m still looking for a decent ‘recycling’ symbol that is public domain or no use restrictions, so I can make a digi-stamp to go with the sentiment. If I do find one, I’ll be sure to post it! Hope you enjoyed today’s stamps! Come back tomorrow for more!

Peace,

Bekka

P.S.  For other free digital stamps, check out the following links (be sure to read each specific creator’s terms of use, though):

For links to lots of stamps every day, check out the Free Digital Stamp blog. If you like what you see, consider making a donation to the lovely gals over there who go hunting up free digital stamps across the web.

Just Some Lines has occasional freebies, including this cute sleeping teddy in a bonsai tree. To see more freebies, click the ‘freebie’ tag at the bottom of the post.

Shery K. Designs has large files that contain several digital stamps each, free, including these beautiful flourishes. The only downside of her wonderful freebies is that the hosting service she uses only lets you make one download per half hour, unless you pay for premium download service. But if you are patient, you can collect a number of lovely and useful stamps. She also has free .svg files if you have a Cricut or other machine that can use such files to make die cuts. She has borders, tags, and other fun stuff.

I’ll post more links as I find them myself. :)

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