Saturday, December 18, 2010

Verve Snowflake Joy


Amy is the sketch designer this week over on the SCS 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

21 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card, Marisa! I love that DP you found. Have fun watching the Christmas pageant tomorrow! Our kids will be playing parts in our church's performance (also tomorrow) as well. They are both shepherds. Which reminds me, we've got to rustle up some shepherd headresses sometime today . . .

TrishG said...

Beautiful card Marisa! Love how you interpreted the sketch with those shapes! Really great card!

Christina said...

I love how your stamped tag coordinates with that beautiful patterned paper! The gold pearls and cord are the perfect accents. And I disagree about the top panel, I think the clean look gives the eye a place to rest with the busier pattern below. Wonderfully composed!

I know you will enjoy seeing your son perform at church tomorrow! Thanks for sharing some fun holiday memories! Have a great weekend.

Nance said...

Beautiful Marisa! LOVE the green and chocolate for Christmas and good for you to embracing the angle! It looks FAB!

Danni said...

How beautiful! Love the ribbon, it adds so much texture to this!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous Marisa!!! Love that verve set you have gotten for Christmas!!!

Maureen said...

lol, wasnt' that fun on the thread? Although, I was being cheeky, not serious!!! And they called me on it!!! Good for you for tilting!!! Sounds like I have to do the same :) Love the ribbon and paper and that sweet snowflake die :) Sounds like your trips across the border are going well ;) LOL, you sneaky girl...and no one ever puts two and two together to see you've used your gifts on your blog ahead of time? LOL So funny :)

Wanda Cullen said...

I literally laughed out loud when I saw your angled tag on your card! You are too funny, Marisa! Love that DP - green is always a winner with me! So you're sneaking in your Christmas presents already...I won't tell Santa this time, but you better not be naughty anymore! :-)

Joanne Gilch said...

All that chatter on the VLV thread made me come for a look-see. great blog...definitely will come back for more.

Benzi said...

OMG, you're becoming an angle addict. I was afraid this would happen. LOL Love your awesome paper, too. I can't believe you are into your gift...does DH know?
Funny story about your son and his pal...such is a treasure to remember.

Sally Atkins said...

Oh this is simply stunning, Marisa! I love the ribbon treatmnet, it's so elegant.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2011 x

(I love the story of the crook duel by the way!!)

Angela said...

Gorgeous card Marisa. Love the patterned paper matching with you stamp set! Well done girl :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love your angled take on the sketch, Marisa. This is just beautiful!

I'm sure your son's performance was wonderful, too!!

Betty Wright said...

The card is fabulous! I totally undestand about the angle thing, too. The paper is divine. Does it just come in the green shade? I am thinking same pattern every color...lol! As for the kid's performance.....two words..."Waterproof Mascara!" Have a Blessed Christmas, Marisa!

TannyP said...

You rocked the angled panel =) I love how you managed to use your Verve & will wrap it just in time! Gorgeous work on this beautiful card with the awesome pearls and accessories!

Viv said...

Thank you for sharing your heart-warming memories Marisa and also your beautiful work.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
Hugs Viv xxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Mmmm mmmmmmm, LOVE that ruffled ribbon and the gold cord is such a perfect accent to the brown and green.

Sue Kohler said...

this is well worth breaking into the christmas stash!! I looooove this colour combination and the tag is perfect and your gorgeous embelishments are icing on the cake! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm a knucklehead, because I still don't understand what a God Rod is! Is it a funny thing? What is the purpose?

Well, anyway, I hope you got more of that paper, because it is so pretty and it is your fave color! Love that gathered ribbon and chocolate snowflake.

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, that paper perfectly coordinates with your tag! Love the green and brown combo and that beautiful bling! Wonderful addition of the brown ruffled ribbon too. And I KNEW that the angles weren't going to stop. I think at this point you may be ADDICTED to them! It's like defeating Apollo...I can just see you doing the Rocky dance with the music playing in the background...Yo Adrienne!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, I like the snowflake and great tag too.