I used all Digital Delights images to tell my story - What is Christmas? Digital Delights has so many wonderful images it was easy to pick out the ones I needed. All the image names below are linked to their store location in case you want to make your own story. This is a long post with lots of pics so you might want to get a new cup of coffee.....
|This story is dedicated to Austin Jason Dawes.|
|Candy Cane Jingles|
|Tangled Lights Reindeer|
|Sled and Bear from the Just Chillin Set|
|Wasn't sure what to put here so made my own. |
After I finished this I thought I should have used "Unto Him a Child is born" sentiment.
|Singing Angel from Musical Angels|
|Mary from A Child is Born Nativity Set|
|Joseph from A Child is Born Nativity Set|
|Barn, Camel and Sheep from A Child is Born Nativity Set|
|Barn and Baby Jesus from A Child is Born Nativity Set|
Stamps: Digital Delights images in order of appearance - Candy Cane Jingles, Smiley Tree, Tangled Lights Reindeer, Just Chillin Set, Caroling Penny, Santa Bryce, Singing Angel, A Child is Born Nativity Set
Paper: Bazzill, Strathmore Calligraphy papers
Inks: Distress Pine Needles
Inks: Distress Pine Needles
Markers: Lots of Copics - Mary - E25, 27, E01, 02, BV00, 02, B21, 23, Joseph - E15, 17, 18, R20, E01, 02, W1, 3, 5, TG63, 67, E59, Tree - G07, 14, 28, Y08, R20, R29, E25, 59, Jingles - C1, 3, 5, 7, R29, G17, B00, Y02, 06, 08. All these colors were repeated for the other characters.
Embellishments: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares, Fleur de Lis Squares, Gold and Frosted Lace Stickles, Ribbon, Twine for holding it all together
I had some challenges creating this book that I would like to share with you all. First, I wanted the book to be durable for a little boy to toss around so I laminated the pages. This of course challenged my creativity because I could only fit so many layers through the laminating machine. I compromised and used just three layers for the story portion. I also couldn't add any ribbons, bows, flowers or pearls. Most of you know what a challenge that is. Anyway, I think it turned out ok and I know that Austin will learn about our wonderful God by reading this story over and over as he grows up.
I can't help but enter this project into a few challenges:
- Christmas Card Challenges - Chocolate, Cream, Cranberry (I have a bit of all those colors)
- Christmas Inspirations - With glitter (I have glitter on the carolers dress)
- Getting Cricky - Winged things (Penguins have wings)
- Stamptackular - Anything goes
- Catch the Bug - Anything goes
- ECP Challenges - Yellow
- Just Some Lines - Anything but a card
- Bah Humbug - Christmas text
- Christmas Stampin - Fancy
- Fun With Shapes and More - Something die cut
- Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
- Jellypark Friends Challenges - Use a die cut
- Our Craft Lounge - Anything goes
- Winter Wonderland - Project for someone special (Grandson)
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my book for Austin.