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, December 10, 2011

Celebrating Cocoa

Happy Saturday, everyone!  How are you doing with all your Christmas preparations?  Only 15 more days!  In all the hustle and bustle of the season, don't forget the real reason for Christmas.  "Seasons Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" are nice greetings, but they take Christ out of Christmas.  That's one of the reasons I love Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...they are a Christ honoring company that's not afraid to use the word "Christmas!"

This month Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating that adorable little mouse, Cocoa, as well as the birth of our Savior.  Next Thursday, December 15th, we'd like to invite you to join a
"Crazy 4 Cocoa Blog Hop."  
The design teams will have some fabulous eye candy for you, will have an opportunity to link up your Cocoa creations and be eligible for some wonderful prizes!  So grab your Cocoa images and plan to join us next Thursday!

So for my Sweet Stop sample this week, I've used none other than COCOA!

Creative Nugget:  I can't tell you how many times I was interrupted while making this card, but it's finally finished and the festive look will be perfect for one of my nephews!  This Cocoa image is from a set called "Cocoa's Christmas."  The image was colored with my trusty copic markers and glammed up with some gems, Glossy Accents, and a Jelly Roll pen.  The festive designer paper is from Holly Jolly Christmas by Echo Park.  The Martha Stewart border punch mimics the loops in the DP.  Some Baker's Twine and a button complete the card.

Take a look at the other wonderful samples by the Sugar Babies!  Then grab some stamps and get inky...maybe even a Cocoa image, and join us this week at The Sweet Stop!  

The Sugar Babies

Thanks for stopping by...have a fabulous weekend! 


Card Recipe  
Stamps: Cocoa's Christmas (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)  
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Select White, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Holly Jolly Christmas (Echo Park)
Accessories: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Gold Spica Glitter Pen, Rhinestones, Button (PTI), Baker's Twine (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Copic Markers E42, E43, E44, E47, E49,R00, R11, R20, R27, RV25, YR04, YR07, BG0000, BG000, BG45, BG49, YG17, YG41, YG67, W00, W2


Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy This is So Adorable! 8-) I just love your Sweet Festive Cocoa! You sure colored him up Beautifully! And he definitely looks all set and ready for Christmas! Wish I Is still have so much to do! 8-) I just love the dp's you paired with him and all the Yummy bakers twine too! 8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic Weekend Lady! 8-)


Sandy said...

This is so cute! I love the papers you used, the punch you chose and all the colors of the bakers twine. He's colored so cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet Cocoa card Cathy. Love the coloring. The paper and the border piece looks great. :o)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Cathy! Such a darling image and love the fun patterned paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

Chrissy D said...

This is so sweet, Cathy! Love the image and the twine!!!

Janice M said...

Cathy this is ADORABLE!! Love the way you added glossy accents to all the ornaments!!