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Sunday, November 29, 2009

SSCC #15 & Birthday Blog Hop Surprise!

Good morning, Friends. Our challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges comes from Randi Barrett with LaLa Land Crafts as our sponsor.

Randi chose the following verses:

Matthew 2:11 - On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Matthew 7:7-11 - Ask & it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know who to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

This time of year, it's all about gifts, isn't it? I love choosing an item for a particular person. It's fun to find something the other one will value or (my favorite reaction) love. What a gloriously loving God to give us good gifts...ones we can love! And we can give Him the gift of our love, honor & worship.
My card this week show cases gift packages for a birthday celebration. And it happens to be for our very own Lisa Hjulberg! The SSCC ladies are giving her a virtual birthday party today....Join us by heading on over to her blog to give her good wishes for a wonderful birthday. I've brought her a special gift: A Royal Albert Flower of the Month teacup to add to her collection. Go to Pamela's blog next to see what else we've got for our birthday celebration.

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Dear Lisa. Happy Birthday to you!
I almost forgot to invite you to share your sample with us at the SSCC blog. Click HERE to find Mr. Linky waiting for you. : )


Candace said...

Those gifts are too cute!!! Love your card! :)

Kathy Winter said...

Love your card!! And the teacup is beautiful. Lisa's going to love it for sure:) Have a great week.

Kristine said...

WOW, the teacup is so beautiful! I can see why she likes to collect those :) Your card is really cute Laurie!

♫ Happy Birthday Lisa! ♫

Anonymous said...

Laurie, you nailed my message. Your card is what everyone loves to see on their BD...piles of presents!! So cute. The cup is beautiful. I think that I should collect these ae well.

Pamela said...

Love your card!!!!

Natalie said...

How sweet to add to Lisa's collection!! Your card is cute! Love all the stacked gifts, so creative! Have a blessed day!

peggysue said...

What a cute little stack of packages, great idea! And we'll use her collection to have a spot of tea while we eat our cake and celebrate Lisa's birthday.

Benzi said...

What a lovely teacup for Lisa, as well as a beautiful card bearing gifts. I'm sure she is enjoying all this love sent her way.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, that is one of the teacups from my collection!!! You can all come over and I'll serve you tea and cake with the dishes from your respective birthday months. I have all the teacups and saucers and most of the plates. I'm just missing a few plates and some of the decorative flower pieces that go with the settings. This is marvelous!

And what a sweet card... I love the glitter and buttons!

Thank you so much Laurie!


Helen said...

What a cute card! I love that you used buttons on the packages! What an awesome idea! I love the glittery happy birthday, too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun, sweet card!! Love your combo of papers, the glitz and your design!!

Pigott Clan said...

Super cute card!!! Love the embellies you used on the gifts!