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Saturday, December 25, 2010

SSIC LOC Merry Christmas

It is now Christmas Eve here in Australia and Christmas is almost here!  The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Design Team have all created a special card for you to wish you a Merry Christmas and to thank you for your support over the year.


I have created by card using the Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz art stamp set - I adore these filigree Reindeer - and I am sure you can see why!


I also used the Vintage Medallion art stencil as a background layer for the reindeer


adding some bling - we all love bling at Christmas - don't we!!


Finishing off with the Belle Brocade art stencil along the edge and yes...more bling!

Christmas is a special time of the year for everyone, we gather together with friends and family, sharing gifts and memories - what a wonderful feeling.  The house is filled with laughter (mostly - LOL) and the smell of cooking, those wonderful aroma's that only fill the house on special occasions.

For me it is not complete until I hear the Christmas Carols - they take me straight back to the reason we celebrate Christmas - the birth of our Saviour and King.  Our home is filled with excitement as we live in a street that  for many years has been decorated and had hundreds of cars coming down each night in December to see the Christmas Lights.  We have had Open House and had literally hundreds of people calling in and celebrating....nothing was so moving to me as the Year we had the Church Band in the driveway singing Christmas Carols and worship songs - it brought the street to a stand still, as we wandered through the crowd people turned to us and thanked us for doing this - we quietly told them that we were just pointing people back to Jesus at Christmas - it was so moving and such a special time.

This year I am hearing people greet each other with both Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - sadly the trend seems to be to remove Christ from CHRISTmas - well, the fact is without Christ there would be no Christmas at all - so forget about the 'Happy Holiday' and 'Merry Xmas' and greet people with Merry CHRISTmas - in this you are bringing them good news - a promise of a future and a hope - what better gift can we give!

This is for the
Belli Challenge - Christmas

Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!

*Lisa Chris Grace * Patti J * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse * Rebekka *

Have a blessed Christmas everyone and enjoy being with those you love - thank you for all of your support and encouragement. You all inspire me with your gorgeous creations and I love knowing you have visited - you are a blessing!!

CHRISTmas blessings!!
{{{hugs}}}

6 comments:

  1. Well commented Linda.
    Your card is delightful and I can see why you love the stamp stencil combination. The reindeer is so haughty - just as they were in Sweden this year.

    I was looking at your garden slides too. They look great. I probably haven't told you we have a nursery - an extremely wet nursery at the moment as we have had over 150 mm of rain this past 24 hours.
    Believe it also I too have two Maltese terriers - Angel& Bella and they are so loved by us.
    Anyway I hope you had a wonderful day.

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  2. Merry Christmas my sweet sister!
    Gorgeous creation, always filled with lovely details.
    So true Linda, that the world wants to take Christ out of everything. But without Christ there is no reason for the season. :)
    Hugs..:)

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  3. you made a great point about christmas-I say merry christmas to all the store clerks no matter what they say to me-
    you have made such a pretty card-thanks for playing along in the creative belli challenge

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  4. Hi dear Linda! Your card is beautiful as always, filled with wonderful details to feast the eyes upon! I am sorry I'm late but as you know I was away for Christmas. Your words are so true! Even as Christians we can get so caught up in all the celebrations that we don't take the time we should to reflect on the reason for the season! I hope your Christmas was simply wonderful in every way and that your year ahead will be filled with God's richest blessings as you continue to follow the path He has laid before you! Love you sister,
    Grace

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  5. What a great vintage Christmas card. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  6. This is all kinds of beautiful, Linda...the deer is sooo pretty and I love how you stamped the border and added the pearls...sooo gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with the Belli girls again!!!!

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