Friday, December 7, 2012

SOUS Reveal Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season! It can get hectic this time of year so that is all the more reason to set aside some scrappy time for yourself. Play with the things you happened to find on sale at Michaels..To get you in a holiday scrapping mode is this awesome new sketch by our own Sandi Clarkson. Check it out here: Stuck on U Sketches Dec 7 Reveal. Play along and link up to the blog and you just might be picked as a Top 3 and snag our snazzy blog badge ! It dosen't have to be a Christmas layout as our DT so artfully demonstrated. However...

 Here is my interpretation:

I challenged myself to make a Christmas layout without using any Christmas themed items. The papers are a mix of Prima and BoBunny. The star was a cricut cut and the frame from Imaginarium.
The picture is just the front of a Christmas card. What I loved about it is that Joseph is the one holding the Baby Jesus. See, I think Joseph dosen't get enough credit for being the best stepdad ever. He faced ridicule and scorn for staying with Mary, but loved her and stayed by her side anyway. (OK, so an angel had to help convince him, but still admirable).  There is something just so human and relatable in the nativity story. Anyone who has ever held a newborn in awe can start to understand their joy.
One of my favorite Christmas songs is by MercyMe called "Joseph's Lullabye".  I attached the video at the end for the curious.
Here are the lyrics:
Go to sleep my Son
This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head

Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price?
Or does the Father guard Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?

Go to sleep my Son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace

I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
Lord, I ask that He for just this moment
Simply be my child

Go to sleep my Son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You'll save the day
But for now, dear Child of mine
Oh my Jesus, Sleep tight
Makes me tear up everytime! So..go get scrappy and link up to us so we can see your amazing creations! Merry Christmas !


Lizzyc said...

OH Tracey this layout is so beautiful.. and I agree with your thoughts about Joseph... He is not spoken of much after Jesus was 12.. but what an important role he had... beautiful song too.. I am listening to it as I type... Thanks for sharing the link...

MARILYN said...

So Beautiful page Tracey! the photo is adorable and you did a wonderful work in this Christmas page without any Christmas stuff.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Love love love this one! These are so my favorite colors and the theme is undeniably touching! Makes me want to scrap a photo I have by Ron DiCianni Simeon's Moment. See how inspiring you are???

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

I love how your layout reflects the real true meaning of Christmas. Your use of the burlap makes me think of the swaddling cloth Jesus would of be wrapped in. Beautiful work my friend!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! I love the photo you scrapped and it just has such a great Christmas feel to the whole thing!

Tracey Sabella said...

This is such an amazing page!! Love the contrast of the rugged burlap and the beauty of the flowers, like Christ born a babe in a lowly manger. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Shona said...

beautiful Tracey...yummy details :)

Fern said...

Tracey, your layout is both beautiful and heartwarming!!! Love all of the different textures, and the colors you used are perfect!!! Have a wonderful week!! Hugs!!

Jane Stirling said...

Stunning work Tracey and the image is beautiful - the heart of Christmas! Love the burlap and the scattered flowers - depictive of the manger - perfect... Hugs xx