Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thou Shalt Call His Name Jesus...

Hi!  I'm glad you stopped by today.  Since it's Wednesday, that means it's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge.  This week our focus verse is Matthew 1:21, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins."  As we anticipate Christmas, it's easy to overlook the real reason we celebrate.  Jesus' birth is truly the "reason for the season."  Jesus came to earth so that one day He could go to the cross to die for our sins.  Many people love to talk about the baby in the manger.  However, talking about Jesus dying on the cross is not quite so popular.  But this is a core belief of our faith.  If Jesus hadn't come to die for our sins, we could have no home in Heaven.  That He was willing to give up the glories of Heaven for a season to come to live here on earth just because He loved us...Wow!  If that doesn't give us cause to celebrate then I don't know what does. Let's not forget Whose birthday we're celebrating!

I love this Away in a Manger digi set from Deedee's Digis.  I thought it was perfect to illustrate the focus verse this week.  

The image was colored with Copics and die cut.  I used some clear Wink of Stella on the baby blanket.  It added a little shimmer to got along with the shimmer in the snowflakes and gems.

The inside has a few more snowflakes and gems.  There's faux stitching and doodling inside and out.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), DCWV (blue), WorldWin (vellum),  scrap of glitter cardstock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Matthew 1:21), Deedee's Digis (Away in a Manger)
Copics: R20; Y35, 38; YR21; N3; B000, 21, 23; W1; E00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Petite Oval Large, Petite Scalloped Oval Large, Create-a-Flake 4), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 1), Queen & Co rhinestones, Staedtler fine tip marker (black), Zig Wink of Stella brush marker (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge (CPC112814) - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist
Scrapbook Blessing Club Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #235 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Eureka Stamps Challenge #117 - Celebrations
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #179 - Free is Good (the snowflake dies and Staedtler markers were gifts and I received both digis for free)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #223 - Bling It On
Cuttlebug Mania - Snowflake(s) and a sentiment
PDE Linky Party - Christmas
Digi Chooseday Week 48 - Christmas

V's Sweet Challenge #29 - Holiday Theme
Path of Positivity Challenge #21 - Faith

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  As always, I'd encourage you to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog for inspiration and to pick up your free digi.


Janis Lewis said...

So sweet. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
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Lynne said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love all the added detail! Thanks for joining us at The Scrapbook Blessings Club and good luck!
Lynne, The Scrapbook Blessings Club DT

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

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Antonella said...

This is the sweetest little baby, love how innocent he looks, your card is fantastic!

I linked over from the "Anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge" where I am participating too with Nativity Ornaments. Would love it if you'd stop by.

Jane Savage said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is GREAT
Thank you for sharing over here at SBC and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card and images! Thank you so much for sharing some Christmas joy with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card and sentiment

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

karalschuknecht said...

Such a sweet card and great for our Celebration Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Thanks for joining us.
Karal DT

What I Created Next said...

Thank you so much for entering your card into the Digi Choosday challenge this week.

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card - what a beautiful setting (blue and snowflakes)for the Baby Jesus - and for the message of Christmas.

Emma said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our Christmas Challenge xx
Emma DT Digi Choosday

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very nice card
Thanks for sharing it with us in our Christmas challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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Crafting Vicky said...

Love the fabulous card you have made! Thank you so much for sharing what Faith means to you!

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Desire Fourie said...

Stephanie. This is so beautiful. Loving the blue colouring. This is so perfect for our FAITH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Beautiful inside and out Stephanie. Thanks for sharing your insight as well.

I am happy you were able to join us again over on the Path of Positivity. Good luck in the draw!

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