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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ODBDSLC220 Sketch week 2

Good morning to everyone!
Today we start week two of this lovely sketch challenge.  I've chosen to use it as pictured today (pretty much anyway!)

ODBD stamps used: Let it Snow
ODBD dies used: Mini Tags die set
ODBD paper used: Christmas Collection 2014
I did a bit of embossing and sewing on my card today.  I put some Liquid Applique on my fence post and rails then heated it enough to get it to rise a little as well.
This sled reminds me of day gone by when I was a little kid.  We (my sisters and I) all had sleds like this.  We got them for Christmas one year and then we went up to Big Bear that Christmas vacation to use them!!  I have some pictures of that!

This Christmas when you are with your family, spend a little time thinking about the real reason we celebrate Christmas.  The baby born in a manger, the wise men coming from very far to worship Him, the shepherds being told about Him from a host of angels and going to see Him. Mary, being faithful to do as God directed even though some would not believe and would think badly of her.  Joseph, being willing to start his married life with a wife who could not really be his for almost a year because he was also told by an angel that this was from God.
The baby who was the Messiah, the Christ, God made flesh, and would grow up only to die for the sins of the world.  Yes, He did this for you and me.  He loves us that much!  The virgin birth took more than just the Holy Spirit indwelling Mary, it took her being obedient, Joseph being obedient, Jesus being obedient (oh yes, we think sometimes that Jesus was not until He was born of Mary but no, Jesus was and is, and ever will be. He left the riches of heaven to be born in a manger (a stall with animals all around).  John 1:1-4, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men...And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Me on my sled (left)
My mom and dad with the sleds Christmas Eve (right)

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration!
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC220 or to join the challenge click here. You have until December 30, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card, Robin!! I just love your coloring of the sled and your combo of colors!! The stitching and details just finish it off beautifully!!

I enjoyed reading your post!! We all need to be reminded from time to time to take a moment out of the busyness of the season to reflect on His Word and His gift!! What a gift it is!! May the peace, hope, love and joy of the Savior's birth be with you!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


DJ Rants said...

Awww, love your Christmas pictures!! Gorgeous card too, with such fab coloring and dp!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! !

Nstiz said...

Robin, the effort in your decorating combined with the meaning of the season is so commendable! Thanks for sharing all of it!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Robin! Love your embossing and sewing and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing those photos - love them!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year!