Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Gift of Love

It's the beginning of a new week, and I love beginnings. It's a chance for a fresh start. No matter how last week went, we have a new opportunity to make this week the best it can be. I can't wait to start!!

Well, first of all, I have a Christmas card to share with you. I love this sentiment: "The gift of love is the heart of Christmas". To me, that is the true meaning of Christmas, because God sent His son for me; a true gift of love. I love this image too, not just for faith reasons though. My mom collected cardinals, and talked often of the antics of the deeply rich, red birds outside her window. (Treasured memories) And I love anything rustic, so the potted evergreen struck a chord with me.

I paired this Impression Obsession image, called The Gift of Love, with some fun Graphic 45 dp. The image is colored with copics and ink distressed with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink. I also added a punched border to the side with a Fiskars Punch and my Scor-Pal, along with some ribbon, a button by Buttons Galore, some Kaisercraft Rhinestones, and some holly leaves that were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch. That about sums up my card.

Heads up: You really should check out the Sales and Specials over at Stamper's Dream. Michelle has a fabulous variety of papers, Spellbinders dies, and stamp images on sale. I'm just saying.... :o) While you're there, check out what's New too. There are some awesome new goodies you won't want to miss.

That's it for me today guys. Stop by each day this week though. Verve's having another release this Friday, so I'll be peeking some of their images each day. On Tuesday, though, I'll have another Stamper's Dream card to share with you. It's a full stampin' week I tell ya!!

Hope your week is off to a really super start!!
Happy stamping my friends!!
Tosh

10 comments:

Tanya said...

Love it, just gorgeous!

Cook22 said...

How sweet is this - I just love it :D.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful work, Tosh!I love that sentiment, too. It is the true meaning of Christmas to me too.

Gabriela said...

What a touching card Tosh. Its meaningful sentiment and warm vintage look just grabbed my heart. Lovely!

Chrisd said...

Great card and that sentiment is tops. Another one for my wish list...Thanks a bunch!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the vintage feel to your card, Tosh, and I agree...that is an awesome sentiment!

Conniecrafter said...

This has a warm country feel to me, love it! I didn't know martha had a holly punch.... oh my I have to find it :)

Janine said...

Beautiful sentiment and lovely card.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is stunning Tosh, I absolutely adore the little tag on the tree . . . so sweet!

Detra said...

Beautiful sentiment and card. tfs.

 
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