Wednesday, October 29, 2014

O Holy Night

Hello, hello, HELLO! I first want to say thank you sooooooo much for your happy notes yesterday about our family’s big life announcement!! You ladies know how to make a gal feel special! Doug and I both appreciate all of your warm words. I’m still smiling. :)

Well, let’s talk about stamping. Did you happen to catch Christine’s dreamy, magical, and mood-setting Inspire Me Monday post? It was all about colouring (she’s Canadian, so we are rocking the u!) moonlit winter snow. She did such a gorgeous job with her shining yellows and subtle hues spilling out onto the snow, you should go run over there and look at it real quick! But then come right back!!

Our second set for the Happiest Holiday release is called O Holy Night, and it will be available to purchase on Saturday!

When the choir sings O Holy Night on Christmas Eve, and the congregation joins in, harmonizing, standing side by side, it is such an intense moment. Tears well up and our hearts feel so full and so grateful! 

A few years ago it snowed at least a foot on Christmas Eve, and as we headed to the 11pm service, everything was absolutely coated in snow. Trees were drooping, the snowflakes were falling like mad. Driving with my folks in their SUV, we pulled up to my church, and the glistening scene with the golden glow emanating from the candlelit church windows onto the snow is imprinted in my memory so clearly. O Holy Night, indeed.

This set has a country church in just such a snowy winterland scene. A wonderful setting for an old fashioned Christmas service. I’ve included several peaceful and pretty sentiments to O Holy Night to help your card come together beautifully!

BLOOM BRIGADE, we’d love to see YOUR take on this snowy church scene!

Come on back on Thursday, because we have ANOTHER HOLIDAY SET to share, and it is lots and lots of little tiny fun!


Karen W said...

Wow this will be a must have set!!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. I agree with Karen, it is a must have set.

Patti J said...

Marcella, I swear that each set you create is made just for me! Our favorite service of the year is the Christmas Eve service. We end the crevice by forming a 'circle' around our small sanctuary, light candles, and sing silent night. Your image is so perfect and realistic. I can almost hear the quietness of the snowy evening. Thank you for such a wonderful hop...great job by your DT!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, the gals made some beautiful cards, and I love this country church! Yes, it reminds me of singing outside in front of the church after the service with candles lit...Silent Night! Fond memories indeed! Hugs!

D- said...

This is GORGEOUS. Love your inspiration story. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

tndj said...

what size are the stamps? I usually make A2 cards - will these fit?

Marcella Hawley said...

Hi there, tndj! All of my stamp canvases are 4" x 6", so they are perfect for working with A2 cards! O Holy Night's focal image is one of my larger designs, it measures in a 4" wide by 3" tall. The snow drifts waft out a bit on the sides.