And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July

Happy Saturday to you!  Time for another Sweet Stop Sketch!  We've been having some glorious weather lately...not really reminiscent of Christmas, but that is what Korin has challenged us with this week.  This is a perfect opportunity to get a start on those Christmas cards!  The sketch with a spin is to create a Christmas card.  Here is SSS117:

Spiritual Nugget:  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."  (John 3:16)  When I think about Christmas, I am ever mindful of this often quoted scripture verse, the very essence of  all of God's word to us!  This most precious gift was sent not only for us to celebrate at Christmas time, not only for Christmas in July, but for every day of our lives.  Baby Jesus, the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place, was born, grew  up, suffered and died on a cross to take away the sins of the world.  He rose again so that those who believe in Him can spend eternity with Him!  So...why not celebrate Christmas every day...Merry Christmas everyone!

Creative Nugget: For my card today I used this adorable Puddle Jumper Nativity by Lori Designs.  Some of their clothing is paper pieced, and the rest of the image is colored with Copic Markers.  The stitching around the border was made with my Janome Sew Mini.  I was almost finished with this card when my inky fingers left not one, but two smudges ....groan...don't you just hate when that happens?  I was not about to abandon this project after spending so much time on it.  Do you see the bow and the splatters of distress ink?  This is my attempt to cover up the blunder!  All in all, I think the card turned out okay and I'm sure the recipient will not even notice the smudges!  You will love what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch.
The Sugar Babies
Join us at The Sweet Stop and get a jump start on your Christmas cards!  Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Puddle Jumper Digi (Lori Designs), Best Yet (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper:  Pure Luxury White (Gina K Designs), Smoky Shadow, Pure Poppy (PTI), Jovial DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Sew Mini (Janome), Piercing Tool, Fiskars Border Punch, Kaiser Pearls, Silk Ribbon (PTI), Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders)


Shelby Goolsby said...

This is such a cute card!! I love the paper piecing and the papers seem made for this cute image.

Shannon White said...

Miss Cathy, this is soo Darling! I love your Super Sweet image and your Wonderful paper piecing too! Just a really Adorable card! 8-)


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Janice M said...

What a great Christmas card! Love the way you added the brads on the sides like that.

Carol L said...

I love your paper piecing and how it pulls everything together on this great card! The image is so cute and I welcome the opportunity to get the jump on those Christmas cards a little early!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty Christmas card Cathy. Love the image and hte paper-piecing... it's just perfect.