Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Christ the Savior is Born


This past Saturday I had a ton of time to craft. It was a very rainy Saturday and was the perfect day to spend several hours in my craft room.  I haven't spent more than an hour in there in a really long time...so three hours of crafty time meant I created lots of cards. This time of year quickly becomes very busy with show choir, basketball and wrestling so extended crafting time won't happen for a while, but rather will be tucked in in 30 to 60 minute increments!

I've been itching to play with this set from Verve. The Curtain Call Challenge and Darnell's Never Been Used Challenge were the perfect challenges to enter this card.  Love the neutral tone on tone feel of this card. I've also created a little challenge for myself. I send a lot of Christmas cards so I've decided to set a goal to make about 15 each month. I've made 5 so far in January...we'll see if I can keep up with this challenge for myself and not have a mad dash at the end of the year!



19 comments:

Michelle said...

I should probably take your lead and start making Christmas cards. I almost exhausted my entire stash this past Christmas. I also plan to start addressing envelopes sometime around July this year, lol! Great card, Lynn! I love the colours and the simplicity. :-)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

OOH! I'm going to case this for my Church Christmas cards - I love the feel of this little stamp and you've paired it perfectly with the paper!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yay for uninterrupted time in the craft cave. Love the tone and tone so much. I know what you can do in 30-60 increments so I am excited to see what you did in three hours. Thank you for sharing your card with us at the Curtain Call.

KayM said...

Oh what a sweet little card! I just love that! So glad you had such a nice long time in your craft room! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards each month! :)

sandie said...

15 a month! The colouring of the card is just right for the image, I wish you luck with your challenge x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is a great CAS design Lyn! I've also made a start on my Christmas cards, I usually get them made well in advance of Christmas and then become complacecent, and think, 'Oh, it's OK, I've got mine all done' . . . and then rush to actually write them all and send them out . . . late!! I will try to better this year. Hazel xx

Jennifer K said...

Rainy Saturday afternoons are the best, aren't they? Especially when spent in your craft room.

Stacey Schafer said...

simply perfect, Lynn!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Lynn ... the neutral colours are perfect with this lovely image! Anita :)

Lisa said...

Sweet simplicity!!

Sarah Gray said...

Beautiful card, Lynn - elegant and CAS. The church looks great in neutrals! You need to make a LOT of Christmas cards....15 a month, blimey :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your card uses the inspiration photo colours and textures so well, way to go! My goal for January is to make 0 Christmas cards, how's that for ya? I should automate my mailing list, that's my 2015 goal, and not in December.

Bobby said...

This card just says it all, Lynn.

Ida said...

Nice use of this set. The neutral color scheme is lovely. Great idea to start early on cards for this coming Christmas.

Lindsey said...

Yay for extra crafty time! I love how the simplicity shows off this beautiful stamp and sentiment. And I'm super impressed with your goal. I can't wait to see all those cards. :)

Marisa said...

Way to flash the Verve. Darling card! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an inspiration you are to me, Lynn! If I can get five done each month, I'll be ahead, but I shall aspire to follow your lead! This sweet monochromatic card representing the classic Christmas scene is so lovely!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3! Have a great weekend and stay warm!! Hugs, Darnell

Monika/Buzsy said...

So precious Lynn. What a wonderful image. Perfect for the season. I love the monochromatic colors. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my! I just love the simplistic elegance to this. Just fabulous!