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December 1, 2010

Jesus is the Reason for the Season blog hop!


Welcome to the "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" blog hop!  If you arrived here from Lorie's blog, you're right on track!  If you need to start from the beginning, hop over to Heather's blog


3 days to hop, ends Dec 3 @ 11:59 pm EST.



We're so glad you came to celebrate Jesus with us!!  I really enjoy every aspect of the Christmas season, but it's so nice to stop and think about the real reason so many celebrate this holiday; the precious birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  So hop along and see how our small group of friends chose to honor our Lord!


Big thank you's go out to these awesome sponsors...

* Fresh Brewed Designs: 4 Christmas/Faith digital images plus 2 of winner's choice
* Simply Betty Stamps: Jude & 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, so be sure to leave some love as you hop along!



Stamps: Fresh Brewed Designs digi 
sentiment verse- CG 
Ink: Copics
Other: embosser

I CASEd the blog hop badge for colors and went with a CAS style!!!

Please leave a comment so I know you were here, your next stop is the lovely Paola, she has something fabulous to share with you!

If you would like to join in and show us your CHRISTmas creation, you'll find details at the end of the hop (Catherine's blog) for playing along!!!

Praying peace, joy and much love over you!
Blessings!



Blog Hop order...
Heather (Start)
Kadie
Karen
Kelly
Lori
Lorie
Maria
Paola
Sammi
Stacy
Susan
Catherine (finish)
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Challenges...
Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations -christmas song..."what child is this?"
*Paper Playtime - christmas carol
Stamps R Us - holiday cards
Woodware USA - anything goes
Scrappy Frogs - christmas
Craft Your Days Away - texture
Alphabet - e is for embossing
Christmas Stampin' - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - christmas
Paper Play - stars
Stampin' B's - holiday card
Lots to Do - Embossing


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68 comments:

Anne said...

What a delightful card Maria. Wish I could send some snow to you - we've more than enough! Hugs x

Tami B. said...

Love this sweet little image.

Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea for a blog hop! I love it! And the card is gorgeous! I love how you scored around the scene. The whole card is so soft and peaceful feeling.

Simply AJ said...

Very Nice!!! The design is so peaceful and displays the meaning so perfect. Thanks for sharing and may God bless you and your family. AJ

Debbi said...

Wonderful card! I love the scripture, and I love the Reason for the hop.
*smiles*
debbi

Ellie said...

Wow, Maria, this card is so gorgeous! Love the clean and simple look and how you did the embossed lines. Beautiful image and coloring!

Bev said...

lovely card - great image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

Holly said...

Beautiful card Maria. I love how you did the sky.

Marlene said...

Such a beautiful card, Maria! My mother would love this!!!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely adorable sweetie! I love your frame around the card!! HUGS

Trina said...

Sometimes you just don't need a lot... Great card!

Benzi said...

Just the perfect Christmas card. Love the scored framing, awesome verse, beautiful sky...I could go on and on. So glad you joined the Stampin B's with this wonderful creation.

grandmalee said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you scored around Heather's image to highlight it more. Thanks for taking the time to remind people about the true reason for this holiday season!

Danni said...

Lovely card!

Zoechaos said...

Lovely seasonal simple card beautifully framed. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Claudine Poch said...

Love the fresh clean and simple look of this card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

jackiescrafts said...

I love your card it's perfect for Christmas
Jesus really is the reason for the season

Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time
Jackie x

Amanda said...

Beautiful card Maria! Thanks for spreading the real reason for Christmas! :D Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

April said...

I just love the simplicity of this! I have loved this hop so far....so inspiring!!

Tabitha said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing the true reason for all seasons.

Elena said...

Gorgeous! Love how you created embossed frame!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.x

Lola said...

What a lovely card and beautiful sentiment. So nice to see a "real" Christ-mas card.

Carol Ann said...

A lovely Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful card Maria, its simple and yet so very elegant!

Silli said...

Hello dear Maria, your card is wonderful. I love the image, love the coloring! Great work with so much love! Big hugs my friend!

Rose said...

Maria i love your cas card!! and what a precious image :)

Kristine said...

Hi Maria =) Love the simplicity of your card! Very pretty. Thanks for mentioning this hop over at CDAC today! Or else I wouldn't have found it. I entered my CHRISTmas card as well! =) Very nice of your sponsors to give for this hop =) Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas season!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So precious! :o)

Patti J said...

What a wonderful idea for a blog hop, Maria! Your card is beautiful. Simple and serene! So glad that you shared - I'm off to try to hop a bit! Hugs...

Sammi said...

This is Awesome Maria! Gorgeous project! Hope u r dooing well!! (hugs) Sammi xxx

kadie said...

This is LOVELY, Maria!! The scoring is perfect and your coloring is beautiful! Happy Happy Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love your gorgeous layout which doesn't distract from this wonderful image.

Sharon said...

Oh this is just the best!!! I so love this card! Awesome hop and a great way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!!! :)

Susan said...

What a creative idea to CASE the hop logo! The clean and simple design with the scored outlines really puts the focus on the sweet image, the Reason for the Season! Beautiful!

Lorie said...

This card is just gorgeous, Maria! It couldn't be more perfect for this very special blog hop!

Hugs,
Lorie

Thea said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful, Christ-honoring card. It's lovely.

HappyCrafter said...

Super eye catching, love the crisp feel of it!

Gin Oak said...

I love the simplicity of this card. It reminds me about how Jesus' birth was in a simple way, no hospitals or midwives, just Mary and Joseph in a stable. Getting Christmas back to the real Christmas, from the materialistic glitz to the simple stable gift - Thanks for sharing your card and faith in this way :-)

Wendi said...

Hi Maria your card is beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Sammibug said...

Wonderful card! So fitting for the true meaning of the season! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at ooh la la, in our Christmas Song challenge.

Sammibug said...

It;s me again, this time joining in the Reason For The Season Hop. Wonderful card! The score lines add a real touch of elegance.

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card, Maria, I love the gorgeous image and I love the embossing you did around the image. Truly beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

uksharon said...

This is a lovely card and I love the image.
So glad to be part of the DT
Best wishes, Sharon

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful, Maria. Love the embossing and your clean design!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do love this card Maria this is what Christmas is all about I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Catherine said...

This looks awesome, Maria! Your coloring is truly inspired and beautiful. I love the "simple" design with the score lines and scripture.

Thanks so very much for being part of this! ((((HUGS))))

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Your card coloring, is just beautiful.

Joan

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful and simple card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful card, Maria!

I have a little something for you on my blog! :)

isu.alum said...

LOVE THIS CAS card. The image is just perfect and love the blue sky you created. Good luck with the WoodwareUSA Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Kerry
WoodwareUSA DT

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes Challenge!

Stacy said...

Really beautiful card! I just love how you have colored this image! Now I am off to check out your other blog!
God Bless,
Stacy

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Maria...your coloring is sooo beautiful and I love how you scored a frame around the image!!!!!

Angie said...

So very pretty:)

Laura said...

This card is super cute.Thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

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What a great idea for a blog hop! I love it! Take a look at my christmas card I maked
Rebecca Minor
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Lesley said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and Alphabet Challenges xx

~Paola~ said...

awww Maria...what a beautiful clean,fresh looking card U created!
Sooo pretty and such great coloring skills.Love the framed look too...*awesome*!! tfs:o)
Paola

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I love the simplicity of this card. The embossed frame is a wonderful detail.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Becky said...

What a fabulous cas card.

Heather said...

Maria,
your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the simplicity of the card, but the detail of the image. It really pops and just reaches out to my heart. The sentiment is PERFECT.

I just wanted to let you know that I am so honored to have been a part of this hop with you and been able to spread the love of Christ to others.

HUGS and have a very Merry Christmas!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Lovely card, Maria. Simple and yet it points right to the meaning of Christmas. TFS.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is amazing! I love it!!! Thank you for reminding us that Jesus IS the reason for the Season!

Vickie said...

Very nice. TFS.

Crystal said...

Gorgeous card Maria...and the scoring is FANTASTIC!!!!! Beautiful new image!!

MiamiKel said...

Maria, this is just beautiful! I love the elegance of your card and the scripture is perfection! Beautifully done! A joy to be on the hop with you! :) I love your little candy cane pointer, lol!