Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Reason...

Jesus is the reason for the season; I don't think any other sentiment could be more exact. Christmas has become so commercialized and worldly that many of us quickly become consumed with the hustle and bustle of the season rather than taking time to reflect on the miraculous birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I admit I commonly become entangled amongst the holiday bustle but year after year I remind myself to focus on what this season is truly about- CHRISTmas. Because of my strong conviction in the meaning behind this festive season, Christmas, I fell head over heels over this stamp, Jesus is the reason. I could not wait to ink up this stamp and declare to the world that Jesus is the reason for the season!

This past Monday we had a Christmas celebration for our Bible study group and we were all instructed to be an ornament for an ornament exchange- of course I didn't hesitate to create one with this sentiment:

I hope you and yours are having a Blessed holiday season and that even amongst the hustle and bustle you are able to stop and reflect on the true meaning of this season. I Thank You for hopping by today- now hop on over top AJ's Blog for some more hip hoppin goodness :)

*PS- I apologize for the glare on the photo; I must of took about 30 photos but I could not get one without a glare on the Christmas bulb. If anyone has any hints on how to effectively take photos of Christmas bulbs, I would love to hear ;)

43 comments:

Tessa said...

WOW! That is so pretty!

StampinCathy said...

WOW I'm speechless!! This is totally beautiful. I just love this sentiment also. I used this in my Christmas cards this year.

Jenn said...

your work is always so elegant!

KAP said...

I love your ornament! It is so fancy!

Shemaine said...

Wow, what a beautiful ornament!!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

You're exactly right. And your ornament is lovely!

Jacqueline said...

gorgeous!!

Linsey said...

Wow!! That looks so gorgeous, Heather! Whomever recieves this ornament for your church group exchange is certainly the lucky one!! FAbulous job, hip hop!!

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

JessicaK said...

Breathtaking.

Kristen said...

Heather this is stunning! Have a beautiful holiday season! hip hop!

Amy said...

Beautiful!

Kerry said...

Simply Gorgeous!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Very pretty.... gorgeous!

HapEMomE said...

Gorgeous! Love it! Great job and I love how you used that stamp... it is one of my FAVS! :)
~Chelsea

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Sherry said...

Wow0 this is so beautiful! I agree with everything too- I love that sentiment!

austampers stampin room said...

OH my gosh this is fantastic!!!!

Beate said...

Lovely ornament! I love that stamp as well.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful project Heather!

Paula Laird said...

Just gorgeous! It reminds me of really elegant jewelry.

Tanis said...

AGREED.
And LOVE the ornament too :)

JenMarie said...

OMGosh ~ StUnNiNG ! ! !

rachelsigmak said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

Jess said...

Wow, this ornament is spectacular!!

FibreJunky said...

What a lovely ornament!!

Tinker's Mom said...

I don't mind the glare - just shows off how beautiful it is. Absolutely the best sentiment, too.

Jacque B said...

That is a beautiful ornament!

sek111sbc said...

sweet~love the color choices

Jodi said...

beautiful!

Amber said...

SO COOL! Love it Heather! HIP HOP:)

Kim said...

Very pretty!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WOWZA!!!! Fabulously Gorgeous!!!!

Ashley said...

WOW! This is stunning Heather!

Wendy said...

beautiful ornament!!

Theresa said...

AND I got to be the lucky recipient of the red ornament that looks just like this one. Heather, the LORD has definitely blessed you with an amazing talent. I think Heidi is still sad I stole it from Kelly...and I feel kinda' bad too...kinda. ;)

Jennifer Buck said...

Cute, Heather! :)

Maren said...

Stunning!!

Heidi Marie said...

Theresa you should actually feel VERY bad, not just kinda bad. I love your ornament Heather and am still crying over losing it. DId you know I actually stole it twice before ending up with the Mike Star? Sad.

Maija said...

I love what you did with the stamp!!

Jessica said...

so beautiful and so true! thank you for helping us all remember what Christmas is truly about. May you be blessed this Christmas and all year! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

paige said...

such a wonderful blog!
i found you from teresa's & i just love what you did with your advent calender & the ornament...beautiful
xo