Sunday, December 7, 2008

Second Sunday in Advent

Today is the second Sunday in Advent. Today, among others, we sang "Angels We Have Heard On High". I love the refrain; I think most people that sing carols like that one a lot.

This afternoon I drove out to a big park just outside of town called Cottonmill. It has a lake and a swimming hole, which is full of people in the summer. Today it was so peaceful and quiet. The swimming hole has been drained until May, and the lake was just frozen. I sat in my car and listened to carols on the CD player. It was fun to watch across the lake and see a yellow lab running free of its leash while the owners tagged behind.

I drove up to the Nature Barn, which is closed for the season. It has a petting zoo in the summer. A lot of the animals live there year 'round, and there were many out in their pens. As I drove up, the donkey came over to the fence. He followed me as I walked around the pens looking at the swan sitting on a huge nest, the goats chewing on whatever they could, and the llama conversing with the Shetland pony. I could barely fit my hand through the chain link to pet his nose. I think he is pretty busy during the week -- cantatas and Nativity programs and so on tend to need him.... It was a peaceful moment I needed - - Why don't I venture out there more often?

I made this card when I got home.

Stamps: Worship the Lord (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Basic Grey Wassail DP, Always Artichoke, Naturals White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Palette Noir Black
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Tafetta ribbon, ticket corner punch, Ornare piercing template, paper piercer

13 comments:

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joy, this is terrific!!!! Great colors, dp, and layers. I love that ornare piercing, too!!!!! Great card!!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Judy, what an amazing day you had. Sometimes it is just so nice to pull back like that and take in all the wonder around you. I'm so happy that you had this time!! And your card is beautiful - your piercing is perfectly placed and your ribbon is just right!!
hugs, Jami

Sharon in NE said...

How nice to have some peaceful time. So important this time of year. Beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Judy, I love the dp and perfect showcasing of the verse. Sounds like something that I need to do, some quiet time. :0)

Kelley said...

Judy..was this a happy or sad day. You can read it either way. I really hope it was peaceful and happy for you!

The card is beautiful!

Bev said...

Really pretty card-love the piercing. Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog and yes, all the peanuts stamps came from HL. tfs

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Beautiful Judy!! I love the DP you used!!
--Becca

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Judy...I am back!!!! Check out my blog. I gave you a blog award!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is totally gorgeous!! So glad you took time for yourself!!! :) TFS!

Denise Clark said...

Love the DP you used and the verse is beautiful! Great layout!

Lori Barnett said...

This is beautiful! I would have loved sittin' in the car with ya -- just watching. That sounds so relaxing :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant Judy!! I love the colors, sketch ad piercing!! WOW!!

The Country Rose said...

Wow Judy! This card is beautiful! Love the sentiment, the colors, the piercing, everything. Have a blessed week!

Barb