Friday, December 24, 2010

Silent Night, Holy Night...Christ the Savior is Born!

Rejoice! Christ the Savior is born! As we celebrate the beauty of Christmas, let us welcome Christ into our hearts and lives. May you be blessed with love, joy and hope as we proclaim the wonder of Christ's humble birth.

Stampin'Up set Holy Family, Night of Navy card stock, silver embossing powder, Versa Mark & heat gun.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Christmas card & progress

My blues have lifted some and thanks Lorie & Becky for your kind words on my last post. I find as I age that pre-Christmas has become a nostalgic time for me, some years more than others. This year has brought family changes once again with my daughter Sue & family moving to Mississippi and not being able to spend special time with them. You would think I would be used to their being far away, but I was spoiled having them close by for 3 years. On a happy note Rebecca lives with us now so she could finish high school here. She and her boyfriend decorated our tree and it looks lovely. She will be leaving in the morning to spend Christmas with her father's family but will be home Christmas night. Hopefully, my son Mark will be with us for part of the day and we may even get a short visit from his son if all goes well.

This card was made from Stampin'Up Cherry Cobbler card stock embossed with the Textured Impressions Petals-A-Plenty folder. The bells are from Bells & Boughs stamp set. I used markers and the 'huffing' method to stamp them then accented in Stickles glitter. The inside is stamped with "welcome Christmas into your heart" from the set Heard from the Heart...a simple yet meaningful sentiment.

I pray that all of you will welcome Christmas into your heart and remember the true meaning of Christmas. Too often we get caught up with all that is expected of us by others and not what God wants us to do. Christmas is afterall the birthday of  our Lord, Jesus Christ. May you have the peace that only He can give.

Hugs and blessings,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Card 1

A few days before Christmas and no I am no where near ready! Spiritually, yes but physically no! Each year I say I will decorate early, bake and get everything ready. Well all I can say is that I did make every card that was sent to family and friends, though none were elaborate. This was one of the cards I made this month. The stamp set is called Christmas Postcard made by Stampin'Up. Would love to have made each card colorful but time made me decide to stamp them all in Cherry Cobbler to match the card stock and designer paper from Deck the Halls. The inside is Whisper White paper for the sentiment and is trimmed in the designer paper. A Jewel Basic Rhinestone adds a touch of "bling" to the poinsettia.
Hopefully, I'll post the other two cards I made in a day or so. Have a blessed day!