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, November 24, 2012

Christmas Is...

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I trust you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I for one ate way to much, and even now we are living on the leftovers!  The bounty of our Thanksgiving meal and the friends and family that surrounded our table made me realize how much we have to be thankful for.  Most of all, I'm thankful for our Lord and Savior, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for my salvation. Even though the Thanksgiving holiday is over for this year, I hope the many blessings in our lives cause thankfulness to reign in our hearts all year long.  

Time marches on...and since this is Saturday, it's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop.  My card sample for this week focuses on the next special holiday right around the corner...Christmas!

Creative Nugget:  A new set, but currently unavailable, at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store called "Christmas Is," was used for this card.  The pretty poinsettia frame is perfect for sending Christmas wishes.  The frame was stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  The poinsettia corner was fussy cut, making it possible to cut the other two sides with a Square Nestie.  The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped in the frame.  This was popped up on papers from the Christmas This & That Paper Pad by Echo Park, True Black card stock, and mounted on a Pure Luxury card base.  Another little poinsettia from the same set, was stamped, colored, hand-cut, and added to a Baker's Twine bow in the upper corner.  Pearls added to the corners and the centers of the poinsettias, finish the card.

Check out the other wonderful samples by the Sugar Baby Team. This was a fun sketch to work with, so I hope you'll be able to join us this week at The Sweet Stop!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Sugar Babies

I'm so thankful you decided to stop by for a visit...Have a wonderful weekend!
Only 31 more days until Christmas!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Is (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)(Currently Unavailable)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs), Cryogen Iridescent White, True Black (PTI), Christmas Tis & That (Echo Park)
Accessories: Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R32, 35, 37, 39, 59, 89; YG03, 63, 67; Y35


Faye said...

Hi Cathy. You have rocked yet another sketch with yet another stunning card. Love the rich red and the text as the main focus. Just gorgeous. X

Shannon White said...

Just Beautiful Miss Cathy!! Love your Fabulous coloring on those Pretty poinsettias framing the Wonderful sentiment! Love this!

So glad you had a Very Happy and Filling Thanksgiving! 8-)

Hugs & Happy weekend!

Janice said...

What a great image & a lovely card - brilliant, Jx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. Love the pretty poinsettias... the one in the top corner is awesome popped up. That's a perfect image for the sketch.

Janice M said...

Cathy this card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the way you framed the sketch. Thanks for the fun sketchs this month.

Chrissy D said...

What a great image and a beautiful card! I love the coloring!

Dorothy S said...

This really caught my eye on the challenge thread. I like the bg paper, but especially the treatment surrounding the saying. Thank you for sharing this gem.