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April 7, 2011

Jesus is the Reason blog hop April 7-9


Welcome to another "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" blog hop!  Last time our little group of friends gathered to hop, we were celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. And now, we celebrate the true meaning of Easter!!    Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross, showing His amazing love...for each and everyone of us!  Thank you Jesus!!!

If you've arrived here from Kelly's blog, you're right on track!  It you would like to read all the hop details & prizes, you'll want to start at the beginning, Heather's blog!!

Personally, when I think of what Jesus did on the cross, that he loved me that much, enough to sacrifice his life to give me a life of victory...leading me to triumph in every situation...I can easily live each day for Him!!

Stamps: SU! so many sayings (celebrate life) rubber
Doodle Pantry (amazing love) digi
Paper: SU! kraft cs, vintage music sheet
Other: MS punch, wooden cross, CB embossing folder, 
DecoArt gold paint,  Offray ribbon, MS pearls.

We would like to invite you to celebrate with us by posting your own creation celebrating Christ's Resurrection.  There is a place to link it on Catherine's blog!

You next stop is Sammi's blog!

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





Hopping Order, April 7-9th!


Here are a few challenges...
AiFactory -  Easter.
Craft Us Crazy -  Easter/ Spring.
Meljens Designs -  Easter.
The Rubber Cafe - Easter/Spring.
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colors/Easter
Digital Tuesday -Easter Parade
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Easter

Pink Elephant - Easter
Stamp with Fun - Easter
Stamp-N-Doodle - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Stamps R Us - Easter





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36 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Maria, this is absolutely breathtaking. It just warmed my heart tremedously to see His love shining through with your lovely creation and showcasing the true meaning of this beautiful season of His ultimate sacrifice and love for us! Absolutely beautiful card creation today - thanks so much for sharing it with us! x0x0

Heather said...

Oh Maria! This is stunning!!! I love how you put the beautiful cross with the music. I think a lot of my love for him is expressed through songs of praise! I love the purple ribbon and the sentiment. Amazing love. So much truth in those two small words.

Happy to be a part of this hop with you. Lots of love

Heather

Therese said...

Thanks for sharing your creation, Maria - it's simply elegant and thought provoking - how amazing His love is for sure!! x

Patti J said...

Maria, this is so gorgeous. What a stunning creation, and girl, I LOVE the idea of this hop! Thank you for making an already wonderful day (our 38th anniversary!) even better! Hugs and blessings!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Maria, I am at a loss for words...and that doesn't happen very much!!! Your card is stunning! The message is loud and clear here, and it has touched me! Simply wonderful!!!

Linda

Donna Moore said...

thank you for this timely and greatly appreciated blog hop, the reason is "beyond, beyond" (in the words of Priscilla Shirer) You creation is magnificent. Blessings
donna

Lorie said...

Maria, your card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this work of art on this very special blog hop! Truly an inspiration!

Hugs,
Lorie

Beth aka BR-T said...

Maria what a blessing this hop is your card is so beautiful and honoring of our Savior.

Barb said...

Beautiful card and such an inspiration!

Suzy800 said...

Absolutely beautiful card....and it combines two of my favorite things.....my love of music and my love of Christ. Well done.

April said...

I must say that I love this background ~ it sets off the cross perfectly!!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is amazing!!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, I love the "aged" music BG!

~Paola~ said...

wowwwwwwwww...what a GORGEOUS card!! simply stunning Maria!
I also love how you used real vintage music sheets too...:o)
Very powerful w/ the focussing of the cross...into my favorite it goes...

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your beautiful card- and the meaning of this wonderful Hop! I am glad I stumbled across it today! Bless you!

kadie said...

Maria, your card is absolutely STUNNING! I can't help but have a song in my heart when I think of Jesus...and does just that! Beautiful! I'm so glad to get to be part of this wonderful hop with you. Blessings, Kadie

*Vicki* said...

Oh so gorgeous Maria!! LOVE your musical background and your colors!! Stunning design and colors!! Smiles, Vicki

Nana Connie said...

Your sentiment is perfect1 There is no more AMAZING Love than that of Christ, as His sacrifice clearly shows us. Thanks so much for being part of this hop and passing on the blessings of Easter.

Judy McMullen said...

Maria, your card celebrating the love and sacrifice our Lord Jesus displayed dying on calvary's cross is truly inspirational! Amazing Love, definitely!! Thank you!!!

Marlene said...

This is positively GORGEOUS.

Sammi said...

Hello Maria! Wonderful to be hopping with you on this bringing Christ back into Easter hop!! :D I just love your card.. it's perfect!!
(hugs and prayers)
Sammi
xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

stunning - i truly love it
praying for souls to be saved from this hop

Kirei na Kami said...

Maria, your card is divine!!! It says so much...for we should celebrate our lives for Christ as He gave everything for us to have it! You are right, His love is truly AMAZING, and it is not difficult to live each day for Him because I know He is with me every step of the way:) Thank you for sharing your gifts with us and for being the thoughtful and caring person you are! God bless!!!

Happy hugs!!
Carolyn

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. Your card is so beautiful; so full of meaning. I love the idea of doing a faith based blog hop. Hugs, Sarah

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and message.

Becky Dunham said...

This is so beautiful Maria! I love that you ladies are having this blog hop to remind of us all of the reason for the season. Thank you for sharing the message of His love and sacrifice :) You all are making me feel guilty for sitting here hopping lol

Susan said...

Maria, I can't think of a better way to celebrate the wonder of our Lord's sacrifice than through singing hymns of praise! The cross embellishment is a striking focus on your beautiful, beautiful card!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! What an absolutel LOVELY card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card... So inpirational! May God use your talents as a blessing for him always. pjritsema at gmail dot com

Priyanka said...

As always beautiful and stunning, so precious in looking too,thanks for joining with us this week at Stamp-n-Doodle.

Catherine said...

Hi Maria!
First, thank you so much for being part of this! (((HUGS))) Your card is beautiful - I just love the pops of purple, so fit for the Lord, and the sheet music and sentiments remind me of Amazing Grace. How anyone can hear that song and not be moved to tears, I'll never understand.
Second, thank you so much for your well wishes. I'm on the mend from the flu, and your card is nourishing my soul. Thank you for everything, sweet friend! (((HUGS)))

Silvia said...

Maria your card is beautiful. Love the purple ribbon near the cross. Thanks for joining us at TPE!

cleo said...

great inspiration
Thank you for joining us on this weeks EAC

Hugs Sandra EAC DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! Great colors and I love the music paper
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Dianna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Easter Challenge

~ Dianna, DT Member

jojoscraps said...

Hi Maria, This is a beautiful Easter card. The papers, colors and message are perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Stamps R Us challenges. I hope you'll join us again.
Jo xx