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Old 11-08-2018, 05:22 PM   #1  
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Challenge Title: First Christmas
Hostess: Sharon (smadson)
Keyword: DEC18VSNC
Date: Friday Dec. 14th, 7:00PM EST


When I heard the theme Holliday Stories, I immediately thought of the first Christmas! So, my challenge is to be inspired by either the first Christmas story in the Bible, a nativity scene for example, or by Baby's first Christmas or first Christmas in a new home. You get the idea. The main thing is to have fun and get a card done! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


View the gallery for this challenge: Gallery at Splitcoaststampers
View the Holiday Stories gallery: December 2018 - Holiday Stories by Ozpom at Splitcoaststampers
View the Holiday Stories Challenge Thread: Forums at Splitcoaststampers


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1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 11 P. M. EST ON Monday, December 24.
2. You have 1 hour to complete the challenge, unless otherwise noted.....you do not have to count prep time!
3. We have a special gallery for the Holiday Stories VSN.
a) From the "Main Gallery" dropdown list on the first page of the uploader, choose Events and Special Collections.
b) From the Sub-gallery dropdown list, choose Virtual Stamping and Scrapbooking Nights ~ it's the last in the list.
c) From the new sub-gallery dropdown list choose Holiday Stories- it's the very top of the list.
4. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
5. Please do not combine VSN challenges...but you may combine any other challenges with a VSN challenge!

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG!!!
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:03 PM   #2  
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Hi Sharon! Awesome theme!
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:04 PM   #4  
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Fantastic challenge Sharon!! I now have another idea too!!

But first I'm going to grill myself a hamburger! Inside grill of course!!
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:06 PM   #5  
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Hello, everyone! Isn’t VSN fun? I hope you enjoy doing this one.
I want to thank my hostesses who made samples! . Ann, and ?Victoria, tour cards are perfect!
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:12 PM   #6  
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Hi Sharon, Fun challenge

( all my Nativity everything is stamps so, it will be a while to color something for me)
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Thanks for this wonderful challenge, Sharon. It caused me to search until finding for a favorite older stamp.

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OOOOhhhhh...great challenge Sharon but I don't have anything to do with nativity scenes...I will have to put my thinking cap on....back later...byeeee
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Oh, I am glad you found that stamp, Bev! Great image!
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:23 PM   #10  
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Here’s mine .. wonderful Challnge Sis Tootsie...Sorry I’m lagging along and not feeling so well. But trying my best to hang in there.

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Here is my card, along with a photo of the set I completed earlier this month. Perk of being a hostess. Ask me how you can help for the spring VSN.

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Thanks for the fun challenge, Sharon!
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Oh, it is adorable, Victoria!

Jayne, it could be like a baby’s first Christmas, or a couple’s first Christmas! Didn’t you just have a son get married! something like that. I am sure you will think of something.
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Kim, those are wonderful!
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Well, It is barely colored so, I kept the other pieces quiet too to blend in with that a little.
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Thank you for playing! Adorable cards, Ann and Stacy.
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Here's my card Sharon...it's not festive but it's my first baby card I've ever made using a stamp set I've had for a while and it could also work for baby Jesus....so as a weak excuse, here it is. I really need to get myself some more Xmas stamps and to do with nativity scenes. I just saw your post Sharon, and maybe I should have made a first Xmas card....the kids have their cards..oh well. Hope it's accepted. I'm happy with it and it will come in handy lol.

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Yes Jayne, I love it! Thank you for playing!
Here is a link to the card I made for my challenge.DEC18VSNC The First Christmas sm by smadson at Splitcoaststampers
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I am really looking forward to seeing the gallery for this challenge!
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Oh, the memories!! Here's my card:

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I went a totally different direction for my card: DEC18VSNC New Home for the Holidays by gregzgurl at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks Sharon...I will try and make another one that is more linked to the theme. Happy day
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Here's my card:

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Oh, I love the directions you all are going with this challenge! We are going to have a fabulous First Christmas VSN Gallery! Thank you all for playing.
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Here's my card for the challenge, Star Light, Star Bright! by luvtostampstampstamp at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card: DEC18VSNC first christmas by lacyquilter at Splitcoaststampers.
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Thank you for the challenge, Sharon!

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I made another card for my challenge: FS619, DEC18VSNC, Merry Christmas SplitcoastStamper friends! by smadson at Splitcoaststampers
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Here is my card for this challenge:

DEC18VSNC First Wreath by CraftyMerla at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks Sharon for the wonderful challenge. My sister-in-law always gifted me a Christmas wreath for my new home. My last move was my retirement and she was taken ill. So, I decided to make a wreath with the word, Peace, in her honor.
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Thanks for a great challenge Sharon. Here's my card with Three Wisemen following the star on the first Christmas.

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This was an inspiring Challenge, Sharon. Thanks for getting us going.

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Sharon, I loved your theme. Thanks!

My "First Christmas" card can be found DEC18VSNC Forest Ranger First Christmas by Forest Ranger at Splitcoaststampers.
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Lovely theme, Sharon. Here's my DEC18VSNC O Little Town of Bethlehem by Covington Crafter at Splitcoaststampers showing the first Christmas.
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