Saturday, December 18, 2010
Verve Snowflake Joy
Verve Forum and she blessed us with a wonderfully simple and straight forward sketch (insert, no angled panels LOL). That is until a few people on the challenge thread were beginning to tease me about not having to use an angled panel on this card. Well, never being one to turn down a challenge, I figured I would continue to "embrace the angled panels and make them my friends". Being a fierce competitor, I went all out and dipped into my Verve Christmas pressie so I could use this stamp set and die. And yes, they have all been nicely cleaned and put back in their packaging so they can be wrapped later this weekend LOL!
In my LSS travels, I found this yummy Piggy Tails Thumbelina paper and am going back to buy more this weekend before it's all gone! Just love it :) The brown snowflake was stamped on Sahara Sand paper for a bit of contrast against the the cream. I added some gold pearls to the centers of the snowflakes and used my gold beaded twine from Michael's for the bow. Now that I look at the picture, the top cream panel is a bit plain looking, but what is done is done. No more angled panels for me this year LOL!
We get to go see our son perform in the children's Christmas performance at our church Sunday afternoon. Everyone from age three through to the preteens will be involved. They have been practicing very hard and it shows :) My son gets to be in the play (he's Abraham) and is also doing a God Rod performance to O Holy Night. I had never heard of God Rods before, and in the event you haven't either, they are sticks about two and a half feet long which the kids hold in their hands and a performance is choreographed using them. I had tears streaming down my face when I saw them practicing it last week, and I'm sure I'll cry all over again when I see it on Sunday as it is very powerful performance.
The use of sticks made me giggling as it reminded me of the year my son was four and he and his buddy were shepherds in the Christmas play. Guess in their four year old minds, they had been inactive for too long at one point in the play, so they began to have a shepherd's crook duel on stage. Needless to say, there were roars of laughter and the Children's Pastor made a mental note to make sure not to put them side by side again LOL! Wonderful memories to treasure in my heart :)
Hope Christmas preparations are going well for you and you aren't letting the business of the season take away from its joy. Blessings!
What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Glad Tidings
Paper: Old Olive, Linen Cream, Sahara Sand, Piggy Tails Thumbelina DP
Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Verve Scalloped Tag Die, White Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, Gold Beaded Twine, Half Pearls, Dimensionals