Sunday, December 14, 2008

Today's Featured Stamper Challenge...on the Third Sunday in Advent

Today one of my friends and fellow House Mouse DT members, America Kuhn, was chosen for the SCS Featured Stamper! America has a delightful gallery full of fun and beautiful creations. I chose to case (copy and share everything) THIS CARD.

I knew with how pretty her card is that I would have to change mine quite a bit (since I knew I wouldn't be able to re-create it!), so I made it a little country and rustic. I didn't have a frame to fit my sentiment, so added CTMH hardware as a substitute. I cut out and popped up the brown star and the sentiment panel on dimensionals and added a miniature lace doily for texture. My Star Bright designer paper (Flair Designs) is available HERE. The sentiment is part of I Wait for the Lord from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I think it is so neat how the word " advent" is part of "adventure." Adventure is defined as "an exciting or very unusual experience" or "participation in exciting undertakings." I certainly believe that the birth of Christ was an unusual experience! And I am participating in the time of waiting and expectation for the celebration. Today we sang many of my favorite carols and Christmas songs: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" and "What Child is This?"

I am thankful that Jesus wasn't born around Christmastime in Nebraska, though. Today the temperature is ONE with 52 mph winds and a wind chill of minus 24. BRRR!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I will have blog candy for anyone participating in the House Mouse & Friends Challenge! Be sure to check it out!

Happy Adventurous Advent!
Stamps: I Wait for the Lord
Paper: Star Bright Designer Paper by Flair Designs, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: CTMH hardware, American Crafts velvet ribbon, star punch, lace doily


Jackie said...

Such an elegant card! So beautiful!

Sharon in NE said...

That card is one of your best! I love it. Great verse too.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Gorgeous, wonderful card!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is gorgeous Judy!! :) Hope you stay warm!! TFS!

My Paper Adventures said...

I love your colors! I especially love the little doily and velvet ribbon!

Anne said...

Wow, this card is absolutely stunning!!
I'm always amazed by your talent.

mycardz said...

Wow, gorgeous card...I really love this sentiment! :)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous and elegant! I love the colors and all the details including the lace doily peeking out from under the verse!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love this paper...and I love how you cut out one of the stars!! So elegant and beautiful!!
hugs, Jami