Thursday, November 8, 2012

Joy to the World!!

Christmas is coming!!  (Only 47 days!!)  My oldest has started listening to Christmas music already.  Not all of the rest of the family is ready for it yet, but I love it!  I could hear the carols a million times and never get tired of them!   

I love "Joy to the World"!!  Did you know that Isaac Watts wrote it with the second coming of Christ in mind and not His birth?  I think it works for both!!  (And that means we can sing it all year round, right?)

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - November Sketch Challenge
Paper Pretties Monday PPMC64 - use 2 or more circles
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas is just around the corner

~Paper Pretties "The Nativity" digi
~Recollections "O Christmas Tree" DP
~Spellbinders Standard and Lacey Circles
~Scrappy Cat sentiment heat embossed
~Spots & Dots embossing folder
~punches, ribbon, and hemp from stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Gwen said...

This is just sweet!!

Anne-Marie said...

Debbie, I didn't know that about "Joy to the World"....I'll have to pass that on to my church family....but how very fitting!
I love the rich colours of your lovely card....such a warm glow about it....beautiful!
And, I'm with you and your eldest about the Christmas music....bring it on!

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful image and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Debbie!! I love the image of Jesus, Mary and Joseph!! How sweet!! I love this!! Have a great evening :)

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Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful! I'm not quite ready for Christmas music yet, but I know I will be soon!!!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Beautiful card with an even more beautiful meaning1 That image is so pretty and your coloring is just fabulous!

Danielle Vincent said...

Really darling card and great use of our sketch this week at 52CCT! Thanks for joining us :o) Hugs D

Sherrie K. said...

Debbie, this image is so beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous and I just love the spellbinders you used!
Sherrie K

Jenée said...

Girl, you just keep turning out one great card after another. I'm trying hard to work on Christmas, too. I so like your image on this card -- nicely colored up -- and the total composition is wonderful.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card Debbie, love the Nativity digi and the embossed background.

Jacqueline said...

A lovely Christmas card - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Ruth M said...

A wonderful Christmas card and I love the warm, earthy colours you used! A great take on our sketch! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Nita said...

So beautiful! I love the colours you used, and that nativity is adorable! I'll confess that we've already pulled out the Christmas music at our house, and the kids have been BEGGING to put up the tree - I suspect it has something to do with the enormous amount of snow we've received over the past few days. :)

Gorgeous card!


Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely, Debbie. I love the embossing on the patterned paper.
Blessing hugs,

Patty Gorka said...

Your image is so beautiful and your coloring is amazing! So very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Jessi Fogan said...

I didn't know that about Joy to the World either! That's really neat. I must get out the Christmas carols this week too - they always help me get into the creative spirit for Christmas cards!
I love the sweet image, and that layout is perfect to highlight it!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

I LOVE this, Debbie! I love the story of the nativity and am so drawn to images of that first Christmas day.

I had never heard that Joy to the World was actually written with the second coming of Christ in mind! Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information.


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