Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Baby Jesus Advent by Candle light Bookmarks

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabulous day!!
Sunday Evening I attended Advent by Candle light at Church.
My Mother hosted a table this year. The evening started off with my Mother and I   meeting her guests in the Sanctuary for a wonderful musical play.  Once that was finished we headed over to my Mother's table which she had decorated with her china and other lovely goodies.   I sat with my Mother in Law, Margaret, and one of my mom's best friends Claire.  Claire has always been one of my favorite people!!  When I was younger, from age 5 till I was a senior in high school, we would have a yearly Christmas party with my mom's two best friends and their families.  We would have a little gift exchange.  Claire always bought me something different...from the rest of the girls.  One year it was a vintage sewing basket with a lot of pretty threads, needles and stick pins.  Another year it was a Christmas cookie cookbook with cookie cutters (which I still use to this day).  Margaret (MIL) and I get along wonderfully, and she is very artistic. 

Earlier in the week, my Mother asked if there was any chance I could make something with the Baby Jesus that she could give to her guests.  She wanted something simple and useful.
So, I decided on bookmarks.

I decided to add the Bible verse Luke 2:11 to the front of the bookmark along with an image that I altered from the Graphic Fairy.
 For the back, I used the same image and wording from "The little Drummer Boy," which was my Mother's other best friend Bobbie's favorite Christmas song.  She lives in Texas at the moment, and was not able to attend, but my Mother is sending her a bookmark along with some other goodies I made.
Below you can see the front of one and back of another side by side.  I also created the background using another Graphic Fairy Image.
As most of you may know, I am a last minute artist!  So I created my collage sheet Sunday at about 5:30am.  Then used my MTC program and my Black Cat Cougar to cut out the fronts and backs for 12 bookmarks.
Here is a look at my Collage sheet, which you can purchase here.
Vintage Victorian Baby Jesus Advent By Candle Light Book Mark Table Favors digital Collage Sheet Printable
The nice thing about this sheet, is you can print them out on plain paper, and attach the front to the back easily...or you can print them out, place the sheet back in your printer and print a pattern onto the back, and use them as is.  One bookmark with the Scripture, the other with the "Little Drummer Boy" wording.
Here is a super quick tutorial :0)
Step One
Cut out bookmarks
Step Two
I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to glue the front and back of my bookmarks together, then inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.  Punched a Hole at the top in the area provided, then added some Really Reasonable Old Gold Swirls ribbon!
I know..that was bit silly :0).  You can see just how easy these would be to make.

I will be playing along in the following challenges
I hope you have a Blessed Day!
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Heather,
    These book marks are rather extreme in beauty and hold the most wondrous message. I want to just sit here and gaze at them. You surely were inspired when you planned them. Thank you for entering your wonderful paper art project with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Your Advent luncheon sounds elegant and very classy.

  2. Heather, these are beautiful Christmas bookmarks. What a lovely gift for your Mother's guests! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  3. Heather, your event sounds absolutely wonderful! It sounds like you have wonderful family, and your respect for them, in the way you portray them and the event is so obvious. You appear as a very kind person; I can imagine why they would ask you to create for them, seeing the quality of your work and also, that it seems like you as a family do things as a team! This art piece is wonderful. It is lovely that you made for the event. I am sure everyone thoroughly appreciated the verse and the lovely way you showcased it. How nice you gave them something to keep and use in the future, rather than something that will be tossed. The vintage look is so fitting for the time represented by your art. You really have touched on JOY, our theme this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge. Thank you for entering your piece, going into such detail of how you created and cut your pieces. I know that will help everyone if they are to do the same thing. It is wonderful when bloggers are also teachers, like you have been. Happy Holidays! Soulfully Yours, Samara DT POP

  4. A gorgeous set of bookmarks. Your mother's guests would be thrilled to receive them. Thank you for joining us again at SCH

  5. These bookmarks are just so joyous and a great gift idea too. This is so perfect for our JOY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Anonymous1:32 PM

    Beautiful, beautiful tags, Heather!

  7. Heather, it sounds like you gave a lot of JOY this Christmas to your family and friends. Beautiful bookmarks!

  8. Hello Heather.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful evening surrounded by people you love. It is easy to find joy in these kinds of scenarios. Additionally, the bookmarks you created are simply stunning. My favourite Christmas carol (along with my own mom) is also The Little Drummer Boy so this bookmark is especially endearing to me.

    Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I'm so glad that you found my challenge and I hope that I will see more of your beautiful creations in the future.

    May you always find joy in the journey of life.

    Lisa D., Owner


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather