Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Greatest Gift is Jesus!

Merry Christmas Eve!! Can you believe the special day for which we've all long been planning and waiting is just about here? I hope you've been able to get everything done you wanted to. I still have a few things to do today before my hubby's family joins us for dinner tonight, but for the most part I'm ready to just relax and enjoy the next couple of days!

We have two fun new digi releases for you today, both of which will be perfect for those Valentine's Day cards you'll no doubt be wanting to make in the near future -- Be Mine Cocoa (which Sandy shared a beautiful sneak peek of on Saturday!!) and Valentine's Sentiments. Both are available to purchase in the online store today. (NOTE: Although the main store is closed for the holidays until January 4th, digis can still be purchased and downloaded during this time.) While you're there, be sure to check out the new seasonal digi bundles that Korin has put together for you. There are three digi bundles available, each containing over a dozen different images/sets for a value price of just $25.

Now, because it's Christmas Eve, instead of sharing a project today made with this week's new releases, I'm instead sharing a card that celebrates the first and greatest Christmas gift ever given -- the birth of Jesus. Over 2000 years ago, God gifted us with His only son, to be a light in a dark world by which each and every person for ages to come might see and know His love for them. Talk about perfect gifts!!! Sometimes, in the craziness of holiday preparations, I think we forget that that was the gift that started it all -- the very reason we celebrate Christmas today. So, I just wanted to share something today, as we prepare to celebrate with our loved ones, to help us all remember. :-)

About the card: the layout is the sketch from this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (turned on it's side) . The image and greeting are from the lovely Greatest Gift digi set illustrated by Chris Dickinson. The designer papers are from the Wassail collection by Basic Grey (my all-time favorite Christmas papers!!) I colored the images with Copic (flesh tones) and Prismacolor markers, and added a couple of highlights with a white gel pen. The poinsettia is a premade flower by Petaloo.

I know I speak for the entire team here at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps in wishing you a very merry Christmas. I pray that your holiday is filled with love and happiness, that you are surrounded by family and friends, and that you enjoy every moment of this special day. God bless you!!!


  1. truly truly beautiful! thank you for the lovely and most important reminder! aren't we so very very blessed?! :)

    may your Christmas be full of love and joy!

  2. Deedee,
    This is a gorgeous card. I pray that you have a very blessed Christmas and that it carries through into the new year!


  3. Oh Deedee, your coloring is awesome. Beautiful, beautiful card and yes, He's the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

  4. Very beautiful and the perfect card for Christmas. Definitely the "Greatest Gift" was Jesus and what a wonderful reminder during the hustle and bustle of the's all about His birth!