Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop - Day 1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!
Thanks for joining us for our Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop.
Today, we are worshiping the King & celebrating the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
This Hop is hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green !
If you've hopped along from Shelly at KC Croppers , then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Tina from Crafty and Green. (We wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!) *** Thank you for celebrating with us today! In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, we have to remember the One we really celebrate and love and who is the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON: Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. BLOG CANDY:
We have 7 Sponsors for this hop with FANTASTIC PRIZES!!! 1. Jen's Digi Stamps - http://www.jensdigistamps.com/ (Gift Certificate) 2. Michelle's Scrapbooking & More- http://michellescrap.com/ (Gift Certificate) 3. Heather Flaherty w/ {ippity} - http://www.iheartippity.com/ (Gift Certificate) 4. Papercrafting World - www.papercraftingworld.com (Gift Certificate) 5. Scraptastical Kreations- http://scraptasticalkreations.com/ (Gift Certificate) 6. K Andrews Designs- http://www.kandrewdesigns.com/ (Stamp Set) 7. My Family Keepsakes- http://myfamilykeepsakes.com/ (12x12 print/page) *** What Do You Have To Do?
What You Have to Do To Be in the Running for these Fabulous Prizes:
1. The Ladies have all worked hard on their projects, so please comment on every stop along the hop both days. (Separate Line ups for December 17th & 18th) 2. Please Become a Follower of CraftyAnd Green (http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/) **I am giving away blog hop candy, too! SO.....become a follower of MY blog & leave a 2nd comment on this post telling me you became a follower!**
Here is the card I created to celebrate the wonderful night of our Savior's birth:
I used Close To My Heart cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard, twine, stamps, and ink. I also used products and tools from Martha Stewart, Fiskars, Marvy Uchida, Stickles, and Recollections.
To cover the white chipboard letters on the cover of my card, I first inked them, and later
layered 1 coat of silver Stickles with a fine paint brush. After drying overnight, I then painted on a layer of gold Stickles to tie in my gold and silver color scheme and add some depth.
I punched holes in one point of each star chipboard, in each letter, and next threaded waxy flax twine between them. I finished attaching the twine with a threaded sterling bead and a small knot. When I attached the stars and letters to the card, I wanted it to appear that these shiny stars were suspending the word "Starry" by golden threads, as if this came right down from the stars, right down from the Heavens.....
Inside my card, I continue the sentiment, which I wrote: "Starry Night...glorious night..." with lots of room left to pen a personal message to the recipient! Above that on the insie cover, is a stamped image of the Christ child and a paint embellished bright star, symbolizing the one that lead the 3 Kings to the stable where the newborn King could be found.

I then added gold glitter ribbon to extend the rich, celebratory theme of royalty throughout the card. I punched 1 side of the sentiment for added stars and detail.

This is a detail photo of the stamped image of baby Jesus lying in the manger, as found in the Close To My Heart stamp set: "Let Us Adore Him"

Now, Hippity Hop on over to Created 2 b Unique with Haidee to see her fabulous creation today! Don't forget to comment on my project & become a follower! :) Remember to come back tomorrow for my 2nd project that celebrates Christmas, and the most wonderful birthday since time began!

34 comments:

  1. Great job on your card. I'm your newest follower. I tried to add your blinkie to my blog but it's not working for me. I copied the blinkie address added to the 3rd party text but nothing comes up. Any suggestions?
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  2. Beautiful Card Roberta! I LOVE IT, Stars are wonderful! & Great image inside!! Thank you for being in my First Hop that I hosted, it means a lot!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  3. I love the stars! Great job!! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Hi, I love your card. With the words on the front of the card, do you have them stuck down anyway or do they just dangle from the twine?

    Beautiful work!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Kimberly

    Kimberly.pate@gmail.com
    http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very elegant. Love all the gold--very regal to celebrate the King of Kings!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  6. I'm a new follower. Thank you for letting me join the fun.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  7. Beautiful job!
    I am a new follower.
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

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  8. Beautiful card, the colors are great. Thanks so much for sharing.

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen
    Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

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  9. You did a wonderful job on this, love all the details. Beautiful!

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  10. so pretty and love this hop theme

    Cathie
    scraphappyca@gmail.com

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  11. A beautiful card and I love that you have put as much care and detail into the inside as well as the outside.

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  12. This is sooo beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

    http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this!
    Lisa
    www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

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  14. Your card is beautiful! I love the stars, and the colors are great.

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  15. Absolutely stunning card!!!! New Follower! A blessing participating in the hop with you
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness
    hercraftiness@gmail.com

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  16. I love your card! the stars just pop and baby Jesus is so sweet! Im a new follower too. Cant wait to see all your great work

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  17. Beautiful card .. love the sparkle and the image of the Baby Jesus...MERRY CHRISTMAS,,:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  18. I am a follower...MERRY CHRISTMAS,,:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  19. This is a stunning card, thanks for sharing with us .

    Merry Christmas!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  20. I became a follower.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  21. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Love this, so different! Love the stars, thanks for sharing! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  23. Oh this is so lovely! Just beautiful! I am a new follower, come follow me back if you like!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  24. beautiful!and so touching.. I made something for Jesus too.. come see (on sat 17th posting).. parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  25. Amazingly BEAUTIFUL card!!! Jesus is the reason for the season.. ♥

    Thank you for sharing and may you have a blessed Christmas Season...

    Karen
    http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit?ref=tn_tnmn

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  26. Love the colors. Super cute card.
    keaunalynn@msn.com

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  27. Beautiful card!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  28. Love it! I'm going to have to put together a gallery from this event on my blog I think!

    Be sure to visit Holiday Traditions for each of the 12 Pearls of Christmas by 12 award winning authors - they're also giving away a $450 pearl necklace & earring set. http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com

    I'm following you also =D

    Tina 'the book lady'

    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com
    familyliteracy2 (at) gmail

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  29. Yep - I'm following you. LOL

    Tina 'the book lady'

    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com
    familyliteracy2 (at) gmail

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  30. What a beautiful card! I just love the gold, sparkly bits! Alicia xx

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  31. Oh wow! What a beautiful card! Love the sparkly stars! :)

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