Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says , " Oh no -- she's awake !! " -- source unknown

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 festivities, 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.
We would like to thank the generous sponsors of the hop who have some wonderful prizes for you! They are all listed below.....

Fresh Brewed Designs: 4 Christmas/Faith digital images plus 2 of winner's choice

Simply Betty Stamps: Jude  and His Shenanigans Crew Christmas Collection (6 digital images)

The Stamping Boutique: 2 Faith digital images plus 4 images of winner's choice

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.

Here's the hop order.....

Heather (Beginning)









Stacy (you are here)


Catherine (End)
                   (Catherine has information on her blog if you would like to join us in celebrating!)

A special "thank you" goes out to Catherine and Heather who are the brains behind this grand hop!  They put a lot of thought and hard work into this.  Please go by and thank them for reminding us all what this season is really all about!


Leave me a message here and I will put your name in a drawing for these two beautiful brand new rubber stamps from Freshly Brewed Designs!

Merry CHRISTmas!


Rose Petal said...

Hello Stacy. Your cards are beautiful. Lovely images and such gorgeous colours too. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Angela said...

Great cards. Thanks for inspiring us.
Simple Creations

Tami B. said...

I love the "softness" of the baby Jesus card.

stefeni said...

Love that baby in the manger image. Beautiful cards.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Simply AJ said...

So beautiful! I really love the color combinations and the manger. Thank you so much for sharing. AJ

Debbi said...

I love your Christmas cards! And I love the Reason for this blog hop.
*smiles and God Bless!*

Maria Matter said...

Merry CHRISTmas!
Gorgeous cards hun! beautiful coloring and designs!
hugs & blessings!

Rhonda Miller said...

What lovely cards.

Trina said...

Both of your cards look great! I really like the sentiment on the second one... :)

grandmalee said...

Your cards are gorgeous! These wouldn't be a normal color I would choose for a Christmas card, but after seeing yours I will definately give them a try. Your coloring & layouts really help to highlight Heather's images even more! Thanks for helping to remind people of the true reason for the season!

Meera said...

Beautiful cards xx

silvia said...

Beautiful cards!! I LOVE the plaid paper!!

April said...
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April said... love love your cards!!! And your blog die for!!! Happy Holidays!

Tabitha said...

Your card is lovely. Love the colors you used. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing the true reason for all seasons.

Neeti said...

Your cards are beautiful Stacy.. so divine :)
Hugs, Neeti

Amanda said...

GORGEOUS cards Stacy! Thanks for sharing these projects!

Kristine said...

Very pretty! Love your plaid DP and your coloring. Very nice of your sponsors to give for this hop =) Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas season!

Patti J said...

I am lovin' this blog hop! What a testimony! Your card is gorgeous - thanks so much for sharing!

kadie said...

Stacy, your cards are so sweet! I'm so blessed to be joining all of you in this Fabulous Hop dedicated to Jesus! I hope you and your family have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Your cards are beautiful! I *love* the color combinations you used, and the sheer ribbon is lovely! Two wonderful creations to share the Reason for the Season!

Lorie said...

Oh Stacy, your cards are beautiful! I love the way you incorporated the same patterned paper into two such stunning and individual cards! Lovely... Just lovely!!


Thea said...

Thank you for the inspiring card ideas! Love them.

Gin Oak said...

Stunning cards. I particularly like the first one. The sentiment on the second card is great. Thank you for being part of this fabulous hop as we reflect upon the birth of our Saviour. Thank you for sharing your cards and your faith :-)

Sammibug said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for the Reason For The Season inspiration.

Catherine said...

Wow, Stacy! Your cards are just beautiful! I love the color scheme you used, and the papers are yummy-licious! Your coloring is gorgeous, too!
Thank you soooo much for being part of this!
I hope you have a very blessed holiday season. (((((HUGS)))))

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Your coloring is soft and inspiring. I love it.



Great cards. Thanks for inspiring me and for a change to win the blog candy
rebecca Minor

Sammi said...

GORGEOUS cards!! They look AWESOME :D

MiamiKel said...

OH Stacy, your card just took my breath away! This is the first chance I have had to skip around on the hop and this one just made me smile with it's beautiful colorings, paper choice - truly a beautiful holiday card! I wish you and yours the BEST CHRIST-mas has to offer! x0x0

~Paola~ said...

Your cards are soooo gorgeous Stacey! A lot of love was put into them ,that is obvious!
Thank You for sharing this special hop for the real REASON of the Season! God bless!

Becky said...

Yours card are beautiful. Great colors.

Heather said...

Stacy~ How amazing are you?!?! I had no idea the stamp (candy) was for this blog hop! Thank you for being so generous and giving. You are the sweetest gal ever.

I Am so blessed to be here right now. You were my V8 slap in the forehead. I was into blogging just a little while when I found you. You have helped me through so much. So many struggles and obstacles that even you are unaware of. Satan has come at me with all his weapons raised... but you reminded me of things I had forgotten and gave me strength to stand up and battle him. .. well, reminded me that the battles not mine :) Christ already fought it and won. God is so good. I am very thankful for you and love you very much

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! So soft and serene and grasp that love you know was surrounding them on this very special day.

I am so honored to have shared this blog hop with you and to be able to spread the love of Christ to others.

Merry Christmas

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Lovely card, Stacy. Love the plaid paper you used for it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Your cards are gorgeous!!! Very very nice job! Thank you for reminding us of the real reason we celebrate Christmas!!!

Vickie said...

Love your card TFS