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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop


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 The Fantastic Shawnee, 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 (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:

There is TONS of Great Candy in this Hop. We have 7 Sponsors for this hop with FANTASTIC PRIZES!!!!
1. Jen's Digi Stamps  (Gift Certificate)
2. Michelle's Scrapbooking & More   (Gift Certificate)
3. Heather Flaherty w/ {ippity}  (Gift Certificate)
4. Papercrafting World  (Gift Certificate)
5. Scraptastical Kreations  (Gift Certificate)
6. K Andrews Designs (Stamp Set)
7. My Family Keepsakes  (12x12 print/page)

What You Have to Do To Be in the Running for these Fabulous Prizes:

1. The Ladies have all worked hard on their Projects, Please Comment on Every Stop Along the way on Both Days. (Separate Line up December 17th & 18th)
2. Please Become a Follower of CraftyAnd Green

For my project today, I want to take you back to my "roots' per-say, I was brought up in a small Congregational Church where the members were of German descent. As I had said previously on another post, I had learned my hymns including my Christmas hymns in German as compared to English which was rather odd in the mid 50's. 

Christmas was always a grand time in the church, but with this theme, what came to mind is the little children at the end of our Christmas program would always hold a special part with Santa helping. Mrs. Logue would bring out a cake with a candle in it and the youngest children would sing "Happy Birthday" with the "Happy Birthday dear Jesus, we always love you!" Then either Mrs. Logue or Santa; shhhh don't tell anyone but the man behind the suit would be my grandfather; would blow out the candle, of course with the children helping, and everyone would enjoy Jesus' birthday cake.

Now with drawing on my memory - I baked for you a birthday cake to Jesus using my Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge cut at 5.5-inches using Mrs. Claus' Kitchen Stack of paper and glossy accents on the frosting that just makes you want to swipe your finger through the frosting. 




The inside of my cake, I inserted a picture of who the celebration is about, Jesus. For this, I cut the prism hologram blue paper and baby Jesus cut from the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches. Now, one thing I do not like with the cartridge is baby Jesus, his blanket and the star are all cut from one cut. I guess you could say to avoid frustration, I cut these in white and then colored and shaded with my prism pencils.

I hope I took you back to a happy time in my memories of my little German church and the birthday party for Jesus and a reminder who this season is for - Happy Birthday Jesus, I always will love you!

Now, Hippity Hop on over to Enjoli to see her Fabulous Creation Today! 


God Bless everyone and Merry Christmas!!!
Hugs and Love,
Lynne

24 comments:

  1. Lynne, Fantastic Cardl! I LOVE IT!! Thank you for being in my First Hop that I hosted, it means a lot!!

    Merry Christmas!!
    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  2. Wonderful card, so creative!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  4. Very nice projects!! Thank you for helping capture the true meaning of this season. Merry Christmas!

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  5. What an adorable card!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Kimberly

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

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  6. Great memory! Cute card!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  7. I love your card!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

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  8. Very cute, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

    God bless
    Heather Pullen
    Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a cute card. I really like the inside as well. Great job!

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  10. so pretty and love this hop theme

    Cathie
    scraphappyca@gmail.com

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  11. This is sooo beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

    http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a sweet card!
    Lisa
    www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your little baby Jesus! Super cute my friend!!

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

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  14. what a cute card! the baby Jesus is so sweet.

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  15. simply adorable!!!...MERRY CHRISTMAS,,:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  16. Sweet card and wonderful story.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  17. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  18. I love both of your projects, very Christmas!

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

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  19. Your card is absolutely lovely!! Thank you for sharing your talent with me!!

    May you have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON!

    Karen

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

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  20. love your birthday cake card! Merry Christmas!

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  21. Cute cards. Merry Christmas
    keaunalynn@msn.com

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I love love love to hear what you think about my projects and would love to read your thoughts and inspirations.. Thank you for leaving a comment as I read each and everyone and thank you for taking the time to visit. Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne
aka Her Craftiness