Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just finished up the last of my Christmas cards, nothing like waiting till the last minute!

This one is totally imperfect but I'm embracing the imperfection because it makes me smile!
Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs and Bows and Holly.

This card combines a Memory Box die, Hero Arts Merry Background stamp, Hero Arts lights and a Lawn Fawn sentiment from Bows and Holly. Lots of different Stickles make the Christmas lights sparkle.

I've got some cookies to bake and a Sweet Potato Souffle to put together for tomorrow, then we are off to visit with friends tonight. Tomorrow is the celebration with Al's family. May your Christmas be blessed with love, laughter and all the joy your hearts can hold.

The Christmas Story 
Luke 2:8-20

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, 
and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them.
They were terrified, but the angel reassured them.
"Don't be afraid!" he said.
"I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.
The Savior- yes the Messiah, the Lord- has been born today
in Bethlehem, the city of David!
And you will recognize Him by this sign:
You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger."
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others-
the armies of heaven-praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."
When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other,
"Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about."
They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph.
And there was the baby, lying in the manger.
After seeing Him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened
and what the angel had said to them about this Child.
All who heard the shepherds' story were astonished,
but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen.
It was just as the angel had told them.

Christmas Blessings,


  1. Gorgeous Christmas cards, Nancy!I don't know how on earth you can think your first one is imperfect! The banner with the sentiment is so pretty and I love the mix of patterns and colours on the bg!Your second one is adorable! Love all the colour and sparkle against the soft bg!

    Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Merry Christmas, Nancy! Thank you for your kindness and prayers and encouragement! This has been a most interesting Christmas Eve! Thought we'd be alone this year but little serendipitous events keep happening and we are sharing time with lovely people! Blessings to you and yours!

  3. Merry Christmas, Nancy!!! Your cards are beautiful again! Vanessa x

  4. Hi, Nancy! Both two card is so very pretty!

    And thank you so much for your lovely comment the other day.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christamas!

  5. Love both cards, Nancy! Hope you're enjoying your Christmas! Hugs to you! :)

  6. both of these cards are so amazing...Love them.

    I hope you enjoyed your Christmas..

  7. Sweet combination of colors on these cards, Nancy! I hope you had a lovely holiday! I wish for you many happy days for the upcoming new year!


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