Monday, 7 November 2016

Sam's Album

For the second time this summer I made the THIRD Bar Mitzvah album for members of the same family. Sam celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the beginning of October. I made an album for his brother Noah back in 2014 and for Ben in 2012. Now the family has a full set of Handmade in Israel albums... until the weddings start anyway!
Sam's interests include playing Pokémon GO on his telephone, watching and reading The Simpsons comic books, making pancakes, playing on the Wii, getting together with friends and playing Nerf Guns, and riding his scooter and bicycle. He also has a favourite New York baseball cap which he loves to wear. Mum asked me to show it on the album cover. Finally, Sam's favourite colour is blue so I created the album in various shades of blue which also matched the colours of his Bar Mitzvah invitation. Mum preferred a Magen David (Shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) in the corners of the pages, like she chose for Sam's older brothers too.
I have shown bespectacled Sam on his scooter, with his black Moto G phone in his hand and some Pokemon characters and balls flying around him. He is wearing his favourite baseball cap. Sam's name is written in both English and Hebrew along with the word Bar Mitzvah and the date of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
I decorated five pages inside the book, the first page featuring Bart and Homer, Sam's two favourite Simpson's characters, above. Next I decorated a page with a frying pan and pancake - yummy - followed by a page showing his Wii console and controller. Then I added a big blue and orange Nerf Gun. I know all about Nerf blasters since my own son has an obsession with them too. Finally, the last of the five pages shows Sam's black bike. Each page also features a grey Magen David.
Mum was really pleased with the album. "You are so talented! The album looks amazing, I can't wait for Sam to see it." she messaged me. "Thank you so much."
Happily Sam loved the album when he saw it too.

12 comments:

Maggie said...

I agree with Sam's Mum you are very talented, the personalized albums you create are keepsakes the whole family can enjoy for ever.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Coombe Mill said...

that looks amazing, so clever and total personalized. Lucky Sam. Popping by from #CreativeMondays

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome to do 3 for one family. the simpsons made me smile.

abrianna said...

Wonderful choice for Sam's card. And 3 in one family...wow!

Sarah said...

Your gifts will keep on giving as these boys treasure their albums in the years ahead. Beautiful gift of your time and talents. I know it is appreciated!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a fun one to make! It is amazing that the Simpsons is still being made. I believe I was in high school when the show started!

Clairejustine oxox said...

These look amazing, you are so creative. My son would love this as he is into Pokemon :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful ....and fun to receive!

Lorrie said...

You do beautiful work. Personalized albums are treasures to keep.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! you probably learn to draw and cut a new shape/object every time you make a card!keeps you on your toes, eh?) This family must really like your work:) Thanks you much for sharing this card with ALL SEASONS and have a great week!

Jeanne said...

Good morning, Your friend is very lucky to have a talented friend like you. The album looks amazing for a young man who is being honored on his 13th birthday. What a wonderful thoughtful gift.

Happy Blue Monday.
Hugs,
Jeanne

Handmade in Israel said...

I just want to point out that these albums were made for a paying customer and were not gifts. Thought it right to set the record straight!

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