Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I know it's still November. I know tomorrow is Thanksgiving. But at my house...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Therefore I am very excited about the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge this week!!!

Theme: Winter/Christmas
November 24-30

To me, this theme calls for something warm (like a nice cup of coffee and warm/rich colors). It also reminds me of the real reason for the season - Jesus! Our family has a tradition that began when our children were just toddlers. Every Christmas season, we read the Christmas story from the Bible and remember the babe that was born long, long ago. Therefore, in keeping with our tradition, I used a not-so-Christmas type of image for my card.

Here it is:

The designer paper is a rich Christmas paper with pinecones, berries, and lush red/gold ribbon.

... the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6b-7)

Image: Fresh Brewed Designs
Ink: Copic markers and Copic Spica pen
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
Designer Paper: Brother Sister Design Studio VBC Vine
Embellishments: Shades of Elegance Organza red ribbon and Studio 18 rhinestones


April said...

A perfect image to instill the Christmas spirit on this card!! LUV IT!

Michelle said...

Love it! Its absolutely perfect!

Stacy said...

Beautiful card! A perfect reminder of what the season is about and why we should be celebrating! Very elegant! Hope you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so elegant and really what it is all about. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Anderson said...

A beautiful card indeed! Perfect for the season. Happy Thanksgiving.


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a wonderful image to use to celebrate Christmas! I love the papers and the country christmas feel you have added to this card. Stunning.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Perfect card! The thought behind the image and layout shows in the finished card.

bumblebee creations said...

I think this is a perfect image to use for a Christmas card!!! I love it!