13 November 2009

Thankful for friends of Faith blog hop

12 Jan EDIT: linked up as part of TipJunkie's show & tell our favorite projects we did in 2009!



Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thanful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blow owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: A Faith Perspective.


First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Colors Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s blog hop.


Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today’s event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member’s name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at

games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today’s hop. It’s that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.

What are the prizes?


.:. One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Colors Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

.:. One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

.:. One set of digital stamps from Sweet ‘n ‘Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply for leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let’s get to the Hop!

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And now the deets of my project...


I wanted to share with you an Advent calendar that I made for my husband. He is currently serving our country overseas, so he won't be home for Christmas this year. Christmas is such a special time isn't it? The birth of our Saviour Lord Jesus! Really, what better and more joyous time of year is there? It will be a bittersweet Christmas without him, but He truly makes the deployment separation easier. Praise God! :)






There were obviously a lot of supplies, hehe, so if you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and I'll be sure to get back to you ASAP :)

UPDATE: I've been getting a few questions, so figured I'd update this a touch, hehe. The basic supplies were a styrafoam circle covered in fabric, adhered with hot glue. The tins are by Wilton and run ~$20 for a bucket of 30 at Michaels. Again, the tins were also attached with hot glue! I used my nestabilities to cut out the circles adhered to many of the tins' covers. Most of the DP is from a DCWV stack from JoAnns, and many of the stickers and rub-ons are from Michaels by K&Co and Pooch & Sweetheart {$1 bin}. You can't see it well, but around the outside rim of the base runs a strip of dark green ribbon, I think from the clearance bin at Michaels.

Also, this project works so well with Verve's Home for the Holidays project parade :)
EDIT: well this waaaas for Verve's project parade, but now it's out for publication :D check back later in the year for photos!

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The next stop on this blog hop is: Maria Matter.



Thanks so much for taking the time to let me share with you. Enjoy the rest of your hop! God bless :)

69 comments:

  1. this is the sweetest gift...I am sure he will luv it....have a blessed weekend and may you have much peace this Christmas!

    enjoy *~

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  2. Hi shauna! my name is sue and it's nice to meet you! you have a beautiful blog here and this advent calendar is just fabulous!! I'm sure your husband will love it. Please thank him for his service to our country. God Bless you and your family. ;0 )

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  3. such a brilliant idea...and they're all beautiful!!!

    Blessings, Maria

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  4. Oh my goodness what a fantastic project and how special it will be for your hubby! I can't even imagine Christmas without my hubby but I thank you for the sacrifice you make too so he can serve in this way! May God richly bless your Christmas as you celebrate the true meaning of the holiday together through this special gift you've made! This is truly touching!

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  5. wow - that is stunning and I am sure your DH will really be blessed by it. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Love your wonderful idea. A beautiful way to share the advent season.

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  7. Hi Shauna! You have spent some time on this project! Beautiful!

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  8. wow, this is sooo awesome!!! Oh my, a LOT of work, I'm sure!!! God Bless!!

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  9. What a precious gift to send to your husband. Hoping he returns safe and sound to your family. God Bless :-)

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  10. Hello Shauna - what a touching project you have made - and for your best friend, your husband! God bless that man and so many others who are not with their families at this time - I know he will love it - just beautiful!! Thank you for using your God given gift to honor Him! I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing Blog Hop with you! God bless you!!

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  11. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW! Blessings to you and your family, I hope & pray your DH gets home safe & sound!

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  12. What a sweet wife you are, I'm sure your husband is going to be so appreciative of this! God bless you both!!

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  13. Beautiful project!! And I thank both you and your husband for serving our country so faithfully!! God Bless you!

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  14. You've created a wonderful gift for your DH to celebrate Advent across the miles--a true "friend" and DW you are! God's blessings for a peace and joy-filled Advent and Christmas!

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  15. WOW!! This is just AMAZING!! I just adore your advent calendar!! What a wonderful blessing to your hubby!! :) So happy to be blog hopping with you today!! HUGS

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  16. Really really cute wreath! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hi SK! :) What an AWESOME project!! Your hubby will love this for sure. Bless his heart for serving our country. I'm sorry you won't be together (geographically) for Christmas, but I'm sure in spirit!! Thanks for sharing your project with us.
    xXx

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  18. What a sweet gift for your sweet Hubby! Blessings to you both!! :)

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  19. What a fabulous and love-filled project! Your DH is going to love it! Please extend to him our thanks for his service! All of our brave men & women are heroes and a blessing from the Lord above!
    I love all the papers and elements you used - each unique but all together very cohesive! Wonderful job!
    TFS and God Bless!

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  20. I just love these little tins so much! God bless your husband. My fiance was overseas last year at Christmas, and he should be home in the next couple weeks! Thank you for sharing this wonderful project

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  21. This is wonderful!! I love the project, and this is going to have so much meaning for your husband! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!!

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  22. this is so cool! what a cool thing to send your husband! thank you to both of you for serving and sacrificing for our country!

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  23. Love this!!!! Have a blessed day!!!

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  24. Love what you did there I wish I could come up with ideas like that.God Bless sarah K

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  25. What a wonderful gift! I'm sure your husband will love it! Being a former military wife I know how difficult it is when your spouse is deployed. I am so grateful to your husband and to your family for the sacrifices made to keep us all safe & free. God bless.

    hugs
    Mary

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  26. Lovely gift,....thank you for supporting your husband in his services to us and country. Have a blessed Christmas! Janine

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  27. I love your project. It seems so elegant. Blessings to your and your husband.

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  28. This is awesome. I would like to know what you used for the containers and where they can be found. I would love to make one of these.

    Parker315@shaw.ca

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  29. That is one great way to share Christmas with a loved one far away. Beautifully decorated and I'm sure there's lots of happiness tucked inside.

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  30. Great project for a friend. I'm sure any of your friends would be delighted to get this lovely creation.

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  31. wow love ur avent calendar. i may do that this year Thank for sharing

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  32. What a great advent calendar. I'm sure your husband will love it. I pray God's safety for him while he is abroad. This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

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  33. Your husband will love your beautiful Advent calender! We appreciate the sacrifice that both of you make for the sake of our Country!

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  34. What a wonderful gift you've prepared for your husband! It's gorgeous, creative, and shows a lot of talent and hard work involved. Thank you for sharing this delightful creation with us. Thank you to both you and your husband -- you for being the wife of one who serves our country and endures the inconvenience of having her spouse deployed so that we can be a free nation -- and much thanks to your husband for his military service to our country. God Bless You All.

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  35. God bless you and your husband, thank you for your service to our country!

    Your creation of love is fantastic, what a thoughtful way to knit your hearts together and celebrate our Lord's birth!

    It's a pleasure meeting you!

    huggs!

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  36. What fun this is. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm off to hop some more.

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  37. What a precious gift - made with a depth of love that is possible only through God's love! Thanks for sharing it with us today!!

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  38. I love this idea! These are just beautiful! Thank you so much for you inspiration and for you (and family's sacrifice). My familiy prays daily for your husband's safety and protection. Thank you again for keeping us safe!

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  39. what canisters/bins did you use? Where did you get them?

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  40. hi all! thanks so much for visiting :D in response to some questions where I couldn't leave messages on your blog...

    tirzahdawn- the lil tins are by Wilton, and I got them at Michaels for $20 for a bucket of 30

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  41. What a beautiful gift.

    Blessings

    Gail

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  42. What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  43. what a blessing! I am sure he will love it! Thank you to you and your hubby for your sacrifice for our country! I pray God's blessing on your family! Your work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us all!

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  44. WOW! That is beautiful! I am sure he will love it!
    Thank you to you and your hubby for the sacrifice you make for our country! I pray the Lord blessing on your family! Great meeting you through the blog hop!

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  45. Wow - your Advent Calendar is just fantastic! You obviously worked very hard on it or a very deserving husband serving our country! I know he will love it! May you both have a blessed Christmas.

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  46. Such a beautiful gift. I am sorry your husband won't be with you for Christmas, but I bet he will absolutely love this gift I know you must be so proud of him for serving our Country. Thank you for sharing your talent. Please give your husband my appreciation for his service.

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  47. Hi Shauna .. .this is really lovely!! What a special gift for your hubby!
    xxx

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  48. Oh I hope your hubby loves your gift, very unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love your creation and am so happy to be a part of this blog hop and to find so many people who love the Lord.

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  50. LOVE the advent calendar you did for your hubbie. I think I may borrow that idea for my guy!!
    God Bless

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  51. This is fabulous! My kids would love it!

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  52. This blog hop is fun - I am seeing a lot of great sites I've never seen before! I love your advent calendar. It looks like little watchmaker's tins, but what kind of base is it on and how are they mounted! I LOVE it!

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  53. Hi Shauna, I'm a retired Air Force Wife. Tell your husband that I think he's wonderful for serving his country! What a great project! It's lovely and so is your blog!

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  54. Wow, what an awesome job!!! So creative and innovative!!!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  55. Shauna, please tell your DH thank you for serving our country.
    Your advent calendar is awesome. What a great idea for your DH. I'm sure you've put something sweet inside for him. God Bless you and your family.

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  56. What a wonderful advent project. We appreciate your husband and all the other military personnel serving. It is difficult for the families as well, so thank you.

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  57. Your project is stunning and extremely creative. A joy to make and to give.

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  58. This is a beautiful project, Shauna and I know it will bless your husband. I was so touched by your story and sharing that you will spend Christmas without your dearest friend because he is serving our country...us! Thank you for your courageous spirit and your tremendous sacrifice. We appreciate him and we appreciate you.

    Thanks for sharing this project...it's stunning. So much detail...and there is love in every one of them.

    Blessings on you, sister. May you be encouraged by this blog hop and know that prayers go out to you and your DH!!!

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  59. All I can say is WOW!!! What an amazing project!

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  60. Wonderful project.

    And what a wonderful blog hop that we can share our love for HIM through our art.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  61. Clever ideas Shauna! These could be decorated for any age, refilled and reused for years.

    Blessings

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  62. What a beautiful and special project! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  63. This is a beautiful gift and I am sure that he will appreciate all the pieces of home you've created for him. I admire you and others who have husbands deployed - I can't imagine what it would be like not to have my husband around and you hold a big place in my heart. May God bless yoU!

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  64. nice blog!
    so nice, TFS
    Carol<><

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  65. I LOVE your project! What a wonderful gift for your husband. I pray that both of your Christmases are blessed, that the beauty of Christ will give you joy beyond measure.

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  66. Love the project you created, it is gorgeous :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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Hi! Thanks so much for visiting :)

I moderate the comments just so it's easier to see that you've left a comment! Hehe, so your comment won't appear until I get a chance to read the sweet words you have for me :) *huggs*
God bless- Shauna