Good Thursday my crafty friends! I trust you all are making wonderful plans for the weekend! Many of you, no doubt, will have started holiday parties and family gatherings! My favorite things! I love when our family gets together because we seldom all do during the year so when the holidays come around I get so excited! I've shared with you before that I come from a large family, so just imagine what our gatherings are like! It's lots of fun! I pray you all will be able to be with your loved ones this holiday season and enjoy the love and fellowship!
Today, I wanted to share a quick tag with you! It really was a quick one too! I found the angel image online, which I just loved and knew I wanted to use it. The actual tag I made out of scrapbook paper that I loved the color of. It went with the angels shaw perfectly. I really liked it as well because it had "Noel" watermarked on it, which was fitting for this tag! I simply used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers all over the tag and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. I had that piece of red emphemera that I liked and thought it went well behind the angel. I fussy cut the angel and distressed her with Vintage Photo and laid them down with mod podge. I had some lace that I had bought not too long ago and thought that bits of it looked like snowflakes, so to the horror of lace lovers, I cut those bits off and glued them on the tag with Aleene's and then sprinkled Ranger's Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy over the whole tag for the shiney angelic look! Simple but sweet.
The tag today was done in the light of Luke 2:10 "Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people." When one thinks of Christmas, this scripture usually comes to light. I try to imagine what it must have been like to be one of those shepherds in the field as the angel appeared to them with such news. What a moment in their lives, what a moment in history, what a moment for eternity! The precious baby, Christ Jesus, brought to earth to fulfill prophesy and to YES bring us GREAT JOY! My heart takes a leap every time I think about the GREAT JOY He has in fact brought to my life!
"Behold" indeed! Behold the GREAT manner of love our Father in Heaven has shared with you and I! Behold the GREAT joy and peace He offers up to us for life eternal! Christ willingly came to this earth, lived a sinless life and suffered that you and I could be free! What a matchless gift not only this Christmas season, but a gift that keeps on giving ALL YEAR THROUGH!!
This Christmas, BEHOLD Christ and His great love for YOU!!