Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

Welcome! We are delighted to have you with us as we celebrate the Good News of our Savior's birth!  We are a small band of blogging crafters who love God, and in the midst of all the seasonal festivies, we wanted to take some time to focus on the real meaning of Christmas:  the birth of Jesus Christ.  Of course there's nothing wrong with hustling and bustling about to find the "perfect gifts" for our loved ones.  But when you stop to think about it, there will never be a gift more perfect than the gift God gave us in Jesus.
 
If you arrived here from Lori's Blog, then you are hopping along in the right order, but if you haven't had a chance to start at the beginning with Heather's Blog, then you're going to want to go back and begin from there so that you don't miss one inspirational work of art.
For my card, I used the Season of Love and Christmas Scriptures stamp sets from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps.  I cut the medallions from white card stock using my Fleur De Lis Pendant die from Spellbinders.  The Holy family was stamped in Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder, and I finished this card off with some coordinating satin ribbon and clear rhinestones for embellishments.  

Your next stop on this glorious blog hop is at the very talented Maria's Blog.  Please note that when you reach the end of this hop at our dear friend Catherine's Blog, you are invited and welcomed to share your Reason For The Season Creations by uploading with the InLinkz provided.  I would also like to thank our sponsors who have graciously donated the following:
3 winners will be chosen (one for each store prize above) from comments on select blogs, but it is a secret as to which blogs the winning comments will be chosen from.
 
Should you get lost along the way, below is a complete list of stops with links to make your travels a little easier.  Thanks so much for celebrating the true Reason For The Season with us today!  May God bless and keep you today and always!
Heather  http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/   
Karen  http://krbskorner.blogspot.com/
Kelly  http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/
Lori  http://mycomfortcottage.blogspot.com/
Lorie  http://thethinkinspot.blogspot.com/
Maria  http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
Paola  http://paola-sama.blogspot.com/
Sammi  http://stuffbysammi.blogspot.com/
Stacy  http://impressionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/
Susan  http://pinkflannelpajamas.blogspot.com/
 
Love ya

46 comments:

Tami B. said...

So pretty and I LOVE the medallions. (Good work, now go love on that new g'baby.)

Barb said...

Stunning, Stunning Card!

Nancy L. said...

ohhhh its so beautiful!!

Angela said...

Such an elegant card. Beautiful!!!

Angela
Simple Creations
simplecreations@ live.com

scrapn_momof2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Simply AJ said...

Wow... stunning! Love the attention to detail. Thank you for sharing and for keeping Christ first in Christmas! AJ

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the image, and I love the Reason for the hop.
*smiles*
debbi

Maria Matter said...

STUNNING Lorie!!!
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

Trina said...

This is beautiful!

grandmalee said...

Stunning card! Thanks so much for reinforcing the true reason for this holiday season!

On another note, congratulations on the birth of your 1st grandbaby! I'm expecting my 5th one any day now, so we both have something wonderful to celebrate.

Imke said...

Very, very beautiful and elegant, Lorie.

Glora said...

Lorie!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!! Isn't this what Christmas is ALL about?! I LOVE it!

Meera said...

This is an absolutely STUNNING creation x

April said...

Beautiful card...I just love that nestie, those colors are great!

Tabitha said...

Love your card, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the true reason for all seasons.

Amanda said...

Lorie, this is stunning! Beautiful job! :D Thanks for sharing!!! :D

Brigitte said...

Such an elegant card!!! I love it!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

This card is really beautiful!! Love the snowflake.

Sammi said...

Such a beautiful card!
TFS
Sammi
xxx

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Gorgeous and I whole heartedly agree!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Lorie! Love those pendent dies behind the nativity. Wonderful hop. Very nice of your sponsors to give for this hop =) Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas season!

Sheena said...

Beautiful card!! TFS

kadie said...

Hello, Lorie m'dear! G-ma Lorie!! I'm still doing the happy dance over here for You!

What a fun and fantastic hop this is and your card is STUNNING! Really really gorgeous, Lorie!

HUGS HUGS and more HUGS to you and the Fam. Love Ya!

Susan said...

OH LORIE this is truly stunning! The medallion is amazing - I'm trying to figure out how you did that - and of course I love the pearl details! Everything comes together for an elegant expression of the miracle of Christmas! Lorie, you are among the special blessings in my life, always such a source of faith and inspiration in good times and difficult times. I'm so glad we are a part of this amazing hop together! {HUGS}

Sharon said...

Oh Gosh! This is just most beautiful!!!!! This is just a wonderful hop! So happy to see those you are willing to step forward for the Real Reason for the Season!!! :)

Lesley from WI said...

Wow....gorgeous! Very elegant

Thea said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card.

Stacy said...

OH, this card is stunning! The embossing and medallions make it so elegant! I have never seen this spellbinders die before! Beautiful!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a gorgeous card, Lorie! Your medallions are just beautiful and really set off the image to perfection.

Gin Oak said...

Fabulous gold card. A reminder that Jesus is the most valuable gift we've been given. Thanks for sharing in this wonderful hop as we refocus on Christ this Christmas :-)

Sammibug said...

What a beautifully elegant card! Thank you so much for this Reason For The Season inspiration!

Catherine said...

This is just divinely GORGEOUS, Lorie! I love the way you used the fleurs (and thanks for the reminder to get some use out of that die set)!

Thank you sooo much for being part of this. You are so dear to me and I just love ya to bits!

(((HUGS)))) & cuddles for Baby Max! I can only imagine the extra joy that he brings to this holiday season.

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Your card is me, its so elegant but says the message with a punch.

Joan

Barb said...

Amen! And so beautifully represented in this card. Elegant and inspiring.

Hugs,
Barb

Angie said...

Wow, your card is simply GORGEOUS!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I LOVE the medallions, your card is simply GORGEOUS!!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lorie, STUNNING and elegance at it's finiest! I saw this from a tiny thumbnail on my cell phone yesterday but couldnt get her til just now and what a dazzling card!! You always know the exact designs and layouts to showcase any stamp! I hope the baby snuggles are going well and you are soaking up some baby Max!!
Hugs to you and yours!

~Paola~ said...

Lorieeeeeeeeeeeeee!! all I can say it's *W*O*W*!!!
I'm finally hop hop-along trying to catch up on all the blogs I missed still...and I have to tell ya...I'm kind-a-glad to have saved some of DA best for now...
Your card made me absolutly categorically spechless...(and that's hard to do...lol)
SUch fine,elegant,poignant card focussing on the Miracle of His birth! *stunning my dear friend,sooo
totally stunning..*
(PS ... I'm getting my fleur die cut anytime now...soon!! wooot!)
Love ya 'newgramma'!
Paola

Becky said...

This is stunning..

Heather said...

I hopped through the first day of the hop, but did not have time to comment due to my husband tearing the house apart and unplugging the computer (he is building a mantle and a bookshelf for the fireplace)

Your card is so elegant and striking. I love the colors you chose. It really emphasizes your image and just makes you FEEL the Glory of God just by looking at it.
I am honored to have been a part of this hop with you and been able to spread the love of Christ to others.

Merry Christmas!

PS, congratulations!!! Max is adorable!!! :D

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Lorie! Your card is gorgeous!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Judy McMullen said...

This is beautiful, Lorie! There is nothing better than emphasizing the reason for the season, our precious Lord and Savior Jesus!! Thank you for being such a faithful servant!!!

Vickie said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us the true meaning of Christmas

Vickie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS

Celeste B. said...

I know that I may be to late for the hop, but I wanted to make sure you knew how much I absolutely LOVE this card! It is simply stunning!! TFS! :)

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