Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For Unto Us

Greetings dear friends, I guess it's been awhile since I have posted.  I have been busy making Christmas presents and getting our nine bedroom home ready for what we call 2nd Christmas.  We celebrate both Christmas day and the week after so that my sons can also have Christmas with their girlfriends' families.  My sister will also be here and her youngest son and his family.  Probably about 12 guests for overnight.  Good thing we have a huge house!
Do you have all your Christmas cards made and mailed?  My husband has promised to help me today by addressing the envelopes.  He has never helped before so this will be interesting.
So, on to the blog hop:  I recently received my first order of Unity stamps and I was anxious to be able to participate in one of their hops.  This hop is called "Let it Snow".

This was hard to photograph because of all the sparkly stuff.  The background paper is from DCWV Christmas Stack, I spritzed it with some shimmer.  The "snow" is card stock which I ripped and then applied Tulip Glitter Diamond fabric paint, there are three layers so it looks like drifted snow.  The image is "For Unto Us"  from Unity stamped with SU's Soft Suede.  I trimmed around the stable then "fingerpainted" it with gold stickles.  It is tucked behind the first layer of "snow".  The star that was with the stable was too delicate to trim around so I used punches to make the Nativity star- four small maple leaves with silver stickles and a flower with gold stickles.  Of course in the middle is a clear gem.  The other stars and snowflakes have more glitter paint and clear stickles.  Again, I apologize for my lack of photography skills, this looks much better in person.

More Hops:
Quirky crafts
For Fun Challenges
Crafts and Me
Stampin' Sisters in Christ (my birthday is Dec. 26th, and even my mom forgets sometimes lol)
Lollipop Crafts
Totally Gorjuss
The Squirrel and the Fox
Sparkles Forum
Polly Craft


  1. Lovely traditional scene, Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss this week, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  2. Wow, Wendy! Your card is beautiful! Nice job!

  3. Cute card and Happy Birthday on the 26th! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles for our "One you love at Christmas" challenge

    Hope you will join us again, good luck x

  5. I love the traditional image in the snow! Thank you so much for joining in with our snow challenge at Quirky Crafts.

  6. ?Beautiful card. I love the glitteryness of it. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

  7. I love the looks real. Have to look into that paint. A 9 bedroom house...holey smokes who cleans that? I'm sure it is you so how you get any cards done is amazing.
    Merry Christmas

    Thanks for making a Christmas card with us at For Fun Challenges. We are taking next week off to spend it with our families but will return on 12/28/11 with a new challenge. Hope you will join us then.

  8. Oh, how I LOVE this! :) The simplicity of the layout is perfect--and all the texture is just fabulous! :)

  9. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL CARD!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  10. Lovely card, I love the sparkle,thank you for joining Quirky Craft's challenge this time round, hope to see you again for our next challenge, starting Sunday evening!

  11. Gorgeous card Wendy! I love all that sparkly stuff!

    Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Fun challenge at Pollycraft!


  12. What a cute card. I like all that sparkly. Happy Birthday early! Thanks for joining the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week.

  13. Love all the shimmery, sparkly goodness! That deep blue sky is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. :)

  14. Hi Wendy... this is beautiful (in it's meaning too)! I love all the glitter... Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges! And have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  15. Fabulous card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me`s Christmas challenge. Merry Christmas to you! Hugs...Mona

  16. Great card, love all the sparkle, thanks for playing with us at the Squirel and the Fox, blessings Hilde


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