I've been a crafter it seems forever from when I was a little girl learning how to knit and crochet with my grandmother and my aunt; sitting under a quilting loom threading needles for Gram and the ladies at church; learning to sew, quilt, doll sculpting, counted cross stitch and now onto paper piecings with cards and lay-outs!!!! I guess you could say I'm a well-rounded gal in more ways than one!!! LOL
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.
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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 Enjolito see her Fabulous Creation Today!
God Bless everyone and Merry Christmas!!! Hugs and Love, Lynne