Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Birth of Jesus

Welcome back. It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on Matthew 1:18, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost." I've always been so challenged by Mary's complete willingness to be submissive to the Lord's plan for her life. She was young (some Bible scholars say even a young teenager) and yet when the angel told her that she was to bear the Christ-child, she didn't complain about how this news would change her plans or protest because there would be wagging tongues, she simply said, " it unto me according to thy word." (Luke 1:38) Oh, that I would have that sort of instantaneous, unquestioning obedience to the Lord! This Christmas season, let's not get so caught up in the "hustle and bustle" and forget the true meaning of Christmas. Christ truly is the reason we celebrate.

I kept my card simple this week to focus on the verse. The design was inspired by a sketch from My Favorite Things (MFTWSC312). Some flat gold embellishments and some Nuvo glitter drops add some shine and sparkle.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white for sentiment panel), Darice (green glitter cardstock)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Jingle All the Way 6 x 6 pad)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen (Matthew 1:18)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Snowflake dies, Nuvo glitter drops (White Bizzard), Best Occasions Metal Dots

I'm entering this card in th following challenges:
A Place to Start December Challenge - Happy Holidays
Artsy Stamper Challenge #5 - Winter Holidays
Double Trouble Challenge #44 - Wrap it Up (use holiday papers)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown #446 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back soon.


Sherri Thacker said...

What a beautiful verse with the Christmas trees and plaid! So pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place to Start. Sherri GDT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful verse and great layout, love the plaid you used around the border. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Please come back for future fun challenges and introduction to other challenges.

Darlene said...

So beautiful Stephanie! Love the Christmas plaid and your verse if beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
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Carole J said...

A most beautiful Christmas Holiday card, Stephanie. Love the patterned papers and the wonderful verse! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations


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