Sunday, June 2, 2013

Word Trend Watch

Knaidel means "dumpling," defined as "a small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling or steaming." It is a German-derived Yiddish word.

When:  Lookups spiked on May 30, 2013

Why: After finishing in third place two years in a row – eliminated both times by words of German origin – 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali spelled knaidel correctly to win the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

now for the controversy:
New York: The national spelling bee spelled it wrong.

Or so say mavens of Yiddish about the winning word, knaidel, in the widely televised Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. Knaidel is the matzo ball or dumpling that Jewish cooks put in chicken soup.

But somebody may have farblondjet, or gone astray, the Yiddish experts say.
To read more, go here.
Until then don't get your knaidel in a twist ;)
also entering this in:
Die Cuttin Divas - #117 Shaped Card
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 75

Since the cupcake was a rub on, I knew I could not do it over the banner and it not be smooth so I rubbed on the cupcake to the white background and then used my craft knife to cut alongside the cupcake and slid the banner underneath it. I added stickles to the sticker and popped it up to make it into a balloon.
Cricut Craft Room - Basics
Ranger - stickles, Glossy Accents
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine
all paper is miscellaneous, from my scrap pile, the cup cake rub is so old I lost the packaging to it


ria gall said...

Hi Sandee
what a fun card love how you have created the ballon and tide it to the cake. Great card

Krisha said...

Very cute card, love the colors!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute, love the shape. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

Debbie said...

So cute Sandee! Love that cupcake!

scrappymo! said...

Great the way you tied it together.

Pat N. said...

Very nice! Love the cupcake. Thanks for entering DCD's shape challenge. Hope all is well, Sandee.

Craftychris said...

Lovely bright and happy card! xx

Winnie said...

Such a fun/festive birthday card! I love that green color you used, it is such a pretty shade and the scallop edge is a great touch. The way you made the balloon is fab too!

Sarn said...

Lovely vibrant cupcake card.

Sarn xxx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

loving that cupcake! just adorable and yummy!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our Shaped Card challenge.

Gerda said...

Very pretty card!! Great shape and great colors! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Pam said...

Very cute card, love the touches of sparkle!

MaryH said...

Lots of interesting touches on this one. I like how you did the rub-on, it didn't look like a rub-on at all. Slitting the piece and sliding your banner underneath, was a great idea. As was tying on the sparkly balloon with the baker's twine. Really colorful card with lots of nifty details. TFS.

Jean said...

I saw that about knaidel on the news today. Cute card!!

Debs Willis said...

hi Sandee, loved the cupcake - so cute!
Debs x

Di said...

Great snippets card Sandee - lots of really clever touches too.

Hugs, Di xx