Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrap That Baby - Prompt 3: What's in a name?

Today the new Scrap That Baby challenge is up! Today's prompt is What's in a name. I decided to make a layout about my oldest daughter Lila. Since she has a Hebrew name it just felt more appropriate to write the journaling in Hebrew. Her name means lilac in Hebrew and that's what defined the color scheme. After I submitted my DT layout, Ofir looked at the layout and said - your Hebrew sucks. I couldn't argue since Hebrew (or English) is not my native language. With Ofir's help here is an improved version of the journaling.

Supplies: Cardstock (grey - unknown, purple - DCVW), patterned paper (GCD Studios, Anna Griffin), tag (Heidi Grace), raindots (Cloud 9), paint (white - Honig, purple - Making Memories), grungeboard (Tim Holtz), chipboard (Heidi Grace), rhinestone (Martha Stewart), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), ink (Palette), flower punch (EK Success), circle punch (EK Success), border punches (Fiskars and Martha Stewart), USX (Fiskars)

For my blog readers that don't read Hebrew the journaling says: "Lilach, before you were born we thought about how should we name you. We made a list of the names we loved and waited to see who are you. It took us a week with you to find out that you are Lilach, a gentle and fragrant flower. When we moved to United Stated we found out that nobody here can pronounce your name, so we changed it to Lila (at least your are not Phil like daddy), but only in English. For us you will always be our Lilachi."

The mention of Phil is our internal family joke. My husbands name is Ofir, but for some reason people here think his name is Phil, that sounds like elephant in Hebrew.

I made the flowers using this tutorial. I had some purple paper scraps that I used for the flowers. The paper was one sided, so I sprayed the back side with Deep Plum glimmer mist for one flower, the second flower was misted after it was already done. The English title letters are misted as well. The little tag was cut using Fiskars USX.

I used white and purple acrylic paint to create a frame around my pictures. After all embellishments were in place I felt that something is missing. I covered the pictures with paper and sprayed the top of the layout with Deep Plum glimmer mist.

I am going to check the rest of the DT layouts - they look amazing. I have two more kiddos, so I need more inspiration for their name layouts. And don't forget to submit your layout for the challenge! It doesn't have to be new.


  1. Lilach is a pretty name.. with a lovely meaning! It's funny that people mis-hear "Ofir" and say "Phil"... even more funny that it means "elephant" in Hebrew!
    If neither Hebrew, nor English are your native language, what is?

    I love the layout you have made. The Hebrew journalling makes it very personal - I do love to see people use journalling in their own (or their family's) language, rather than using English all the time, just because they're posting to English-speaking sites. After all, it's your scrapbook! The Hebrew writing is very pretty too... it looks rather poetic.
    All the special misting and paint effects have really added a lot to your layout. It's fabulous!

  2. מאד אוהבת את הדף שלך
    ואת הג'ורנלינג בעברית


  3. So pretty, name and layout! Love all your little touches. How do they get Phil out of Ofir?

  4. דף מקסים והילדה מתוקה.

  5. Beautiful lo! back soon to check out new stuff. Mika (