Friday, December 2, 2011

A Child is Born...

Hooray for Friday!  
Even an old retiree like me looks forward to the weekends!  
lol...(get to see my handsome man a bit more :)

I have the sweetest card to share today.  I tried very hard to keep this one clean and simple, as I have OODLES of deadlines to meet between now and Monday...

Today's image is a C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie digi image from their October 2011 release.  It's called, "Baby Jesus & Angel" from All That Scraps.  

Supplies: C.C. Designs Digi Image (All That Scraps), Kraft Cardstock, Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection DP, Stampin'Up Seam Binding (thanks Amanda!), Gold Stickles, Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Copic Markers
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The minute I saw this sweet little angel, I knew I'd be buying her!  And how fitting it is that I'm posting this card today, as it is "set up the Nativity Scene on the fireplace mantel" day at our humble abode!  The Nativity is always the first Christmas decoration to go up, followed by the tree, and then 'everything else'.

I've entered very few challenges in the past few months, SO...
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Just For Fun: Winter

Scrapbook Sisters: Christmas
Craft Your Passion: Tis the Season
The Kraft Journal: Christmas Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Anything Christmas
Scrappy Frogs Challenge: Use Kraft
Craft Your Days Away: Bows

I hope that you are enjoying your day, and that you have a wonderful weekend planned.  Tomorrow is the Christmas Open House at the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, so I have a few dozen cookies to bake today. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles galore,
Patti J.

Food for thought:
Isn't it funny that we spend our health getting wealth;
then gladly pay all we have earned to get our health back???

34 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Very cute card and I'm sorry but we do ask people not to share Cute cards at Just for fun, sorry XOXO Zoe

Pam Sparks said...

so sweet Patti! Love her! Wow! You're way ahead of me in the decorating department! I better start thinking about where I'm going to put mine!

Gaynor said...

Fab card love the layout and the image, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Gail said...

awww what a sweetie..love the sketch/colors and great coloring..tfs pattie..ps" senior here and love the weeekends too..just never know when the long weekends are anymore..lol..they are all long weekends..loves ya

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

She is precious! And that ribbon is perfect on your card-love it!
Take care of yourself and keeping you in my thoughts sweetie

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh my goodness, this is SO CUTE, Patti! I really like the wonderful papers you used in the background, and the glittery detailing on the angel's halo. I have been looking and looking for the perfect digi for my Christmas cards, and thanks to you, I think I've found it. Thank you! Praying you and your hubby have a wonderful weekend together. Hugs!

Donna said...

Just adorable!

Danni said...

So precious! what a wonderful card!

Auntie Em said...

Sweet card Patti! I love the twine around the ribbon on the bow. A sweet touch.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Kristine said...

Oh Patti, this is completely GORGEOUS!! LOVE this li'l angel and Baby Jesus!! So sweet and I am loving your pretty design papers too!! Awesome awesome card. ((♥))

Sue W said...

She sure is sweet Patti ! Your colouring is perfection as always and I love the design!

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, your little angel is just precious, Patti...such pretty coloring and I love the colors and papers you used!!! I put up my Nativity set yesterday....my house seems more like Christmas, now!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She is so sweet, PJ! Glad you are progressing with the holiday. I hope to get tons done this weekend. If you find my mojo, could ya send it back home?

Becky said...

This is just adorable Patti.

Bettina L. said...

Such a cutie Christmas card. Love how that sweet angel is watching over the baby in the crib. Love the tied bow with the string too. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Bonnie Weiss said...

It IS strange how some stamps just seem to take on a life of their own and call our names...glad to see I'm not the only one! She is a cutie and you did her justice, Patti.

Shirley Hotop said...

So very pretty - love all the accents especially the bow with the twine - and what a cute image to work with.

Amanda Mertz said...

Such a sweet image and your coloring certainly does it justice! TFS!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Hurray for Friday is right...but the weekends pass way too quickly for my taste. This is a lovely card, Patti - such a sweet image that's a great reminder of the TRUE meaning of the season.

Georgia said...

Love the bow! Merry Christmas!

Beate said...

Patti, this image and card is darling! Wonderful card. And can you believe the weekend is almost over already? Why does time go by faster on weekends?
Hugs and grins

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi my dear Patti!!! I hope you are well!!! I have been thinking of you! Your card is darling!! I just love this image and course your coloring is perfect!!

Enjoy your weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is beeeeeeee utiful. i never would have thought to use brown. i LOVE it!

yeah, we're supposed to get a "wintery mix" tonite & tomorrow. oh well. it's december!

hugs :)

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmmmmm cookies! (said in my best Sesame Street cookie monster voice!) Hope you had a fun day at the shelter
That's such a pretty card Patti ... love your idea of adding twine to your ribbon
(oh and your thought for the day is SOOOO true!)

Grace said...

Oh this is so sweet Patti!!! LOVE this image and you have colored it so beautifully! Enjoy what's left of your weekend with that handsome hub!!! ps... you should enter this in SSIC! :) It's perfect!
hugs,
Grace

Shirley said...

The card is beautiful and, Patti, she is adorable!!

Kim Duran said...

Wow! What an adorable card! I love the image and your beautiful coloring! And oh my! Can you tie the most perfect looking bows ever!!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Kraft Journal!

Brenda said...

Such a sweet card Patti!! Your coloring is beautiful. Cookies sound yummy I will be right over, LOL.

Kindra said...

Hey Patti! This card is just adorable! I love how you used the image! We are close together! I'm about 30 minutes east of Kansas City. However, I love to visit St. Louis. There is so much to do with my kids =) I always think about how much fun it would be to able to get together with fellow Dt members! I guess I can dream =)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

She is cute Patti, love your card today!

CraftinGranny said...

Amen to the "Food for Thought". Your card and image is so sweet Patti. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me such caring comments. Dr. was okay, no real change or new meds yet. Just taking things one day at a time right now. Hope to be back to creating soon. I so miss everyone. "Hugs"

Carolyn King said...

This is adorable. LOVE angels and this one is so sweet! Great card and great food for thought too :)

Becky said...

Patti, this is so cute.

Melisa Waldorf said...

SOOOO sweet!! I love the dp you used. Beautifully designed!