12.01.2010

Jesus is the Reason for the Season Hop - Blessings Blocks :)



Good morning, everyone!  What a joyful moment to bring you this post - one I dedicate to my 15 y/o daughter's {public} school teacher who reminded her that it's okay to have Caedman's Call in her i-pod when everyone else said it was lame :* ( How my heart swelled with intense gratitude for those words and reassurance!  :*)

I'm just one of the stops in this "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Karen!  If you need to start at the beginning, please start here!

Today I bring you Blessing Blocks ~  a humble yet faith-filled project I made using simple wooden blocks I found at a craft store for under $4.00 for a bag of 20 identical 1.5" square blocks! 


 I knew instantly what I wanted to make with them when I put them all out on the table and took 5 off to the side :)  Using designer paper from My Mind's Eye called "I believe", I glued down the paper, added the chipboard letters & then used Modge-Podge to keep them safe.  These are wonderful to display on the mantel, side table, etc and really bring the focal point of Jesus being the reason for this CHRIST-mas season to the forefront.  





And they are reversable! If the blocks are turned, you will see I added some CHRIST-mas scriptures {you can find them here!}  This is a very humble yet heart-felt gift that is perfect for gift giving, especially on a tight budget.  So easily these could nestle into a holiday box or small basket - perfect for Sunday school, church helpers, neighbors, families, friends and beyond!


And the blocks that started it all :)

I wanted to share with you some really wonderful news as well!  There are prizes to be one for completing the hop and these sponsors have generously provided prizes to 3 lucky winners for completing the hop ~ Thank you to these following sponsors:

 
*Fresh Brewed Designs: 4 Christmas/Faith digital images plus 2 of winner's choice

*Simply Betty Stamps: Jude & His Shenanigans Crew Christmas Collection (6 digital images)
*The Stamping Boutique: 2 Faith digital images plus 4 images of winner's choice!

3 winners will be chosen (one for each store prize above) from comments on select blogs, but we can't tell you which blogs they are! :)
 
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed your stop today as much as I enjoyed sharing with you this little project! From here, you'll continue the hop by stopping in to see what Lori has made for you today!  And for a quick overview of the hop order, here you go .........

Heather 
Kadie
Karen
Kelly {you are here!}
Lori
Lorie
Maria
Paola
Sammi
Stacy
Susan
Catherine

Blessing to you and yours as you celebrate this most amazing season and the beauty of celebrating the birth of our Savior!


In Him,
~Kelly

50 comments:

  1. Wonderful project - and so pretty.
    LYnn

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  2. Love the blocks and your post is all about the season!

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  3. Great blocks. I love how you put the verses on the back.

    Angela
    Simple Creations
    simplecreations @live.com

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  4. Hooray for your daughter & for her teacher. Stand up & stand firm.
    Love the block idea.

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  5. Awesome idea... love the verses on the back of the blocks! What a cool display for a mantel. Thanks for sharing and for keeping Christ first place in Christmas! AJ

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  6. What a wonderful project!

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  7. I love your blocks...especially the scripture on the back. :-)
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  8. What a wonderful project! I love that the blocks are sturdy enough to use year after year!

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  9. These are beautiful!! (And personally, I'm so glad there are still people out there who aren't afraid to put CHRIST in Christmas!)

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  10. This is one GORGEOUS set of blocks, Kelly! Love the pretty papers and the letters that spell out Jesus and the Scripture verses that tell of the gift of His birth. What a joyous way to celebrate this most special of holidays, with a blog hop dedicated to Him and His day -- woo-hoo!!!! :-) Hugs, Deedee

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  11. Brilliant idea Kelly, I love your blocks!! beautifully done!
    hugs & blessings!

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  12. Your blocks are great. I love that you have the scriptures on the backs. TFS.

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  13. What a fabulous project! I'm sure it would be much appreciated even as a gift from those that do have money to buy things! We've become so obsessed with "things" instead of spreading the love of our Savior that the reason for the season has really become lost in the shuffle. Thanks so much for taking the time to remind people that our love of Christ is what inspires us during this season!

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  14. How neat! I love the scriptures in the back...

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  15. Great idea Kelly and these little blocks looks great.

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  16. wonderful project x

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  17. These are wonderful! Love the look of them and you know I adore the verses on the back!!

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  18. Wow....this is fabulous...what a great steal on those blocks and look at the transformation....totally love that they are reversable too!!
    April <3

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  19. Love your project. Those blocks are adorable. Thanks for sharing the true reason for all seasons.

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  20. Kelly, these blocks are wonderful. So neatly done and the scripts on the reverse side adds an extra charm to these blocks. Thanks for sharing this idea.
    Hugs, Neeti

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  21. Good job with the blocks Kelly! They are a great idea for a centrepiece! Thanks for sharing this! God bless you and your family as you prepare for CHRISTmas!

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  22. These blocks are fabulous!!! I like how you kept them traditional with the verses in the back....yet, gave them a little fun flair with that adorable font in the front. and woot, woot for your daughter & her teacher!!!! Thank you for reminding us the true meaning of Christmas.

    xoxo

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  23. Oh WOW!! What a SUPER cute idea, Kel!! I love how you've included verses on these blocks too! Just such a brilliant idea and so well done! (I love the virtual snow coming down too...how'd you do that?)
    When I think of Christmas and the great gift of Jesus, I can't help but think too of all the wonderful friends He has blessed my life with. I'm so blessed by your friendship, Kelly!!
    Love to you, T and the kiddos and a very Happy Happy Christmas!

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  24. Oh I meant to p.s. too and say...I have Caedmon's Call on my ipod too! :) In fact, I have "Thankful" in my head right now! heehee

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  25. Oh Kelly these are fabulous .. What a wonderful idea and what an awesome gift they would be! Sounds like a great teacher :)
    Sammi
    xxx

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  26. Great project! Awesome deal on the blocks!

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  27. What a cool Christmas decoration!! Love the verses on the backs =) Very nice of your sponsors to give for this hop =) Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas season!

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  28. What a great project! I love that you put the verses on the back as well.
    I had to Google Caedman's Call - but good for your daughter and her teacher for not being ashamed!

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  29. Oh Kelly, these are fantastic and I totally agree that this would be a wonderful gift for anyone! I have been giving handmade gifts for a few years now, and I've come to see that folks really DO appreciate something that was made with love just for them! Kelly, I count you among the special blessings in my life. Thank you for keeping me lifted up during some very difficult times. So glad we could be part of this wonderful hop! {HUG}

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  30. These are WONDERFUL, Kelly! What a great reminder to have in your home decor of what this glorious season is all about! I'm in awe of your creative ideas. Totally amazing!!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  31. wowzer Kells! As per usual your projects are tdf! But this one in particular takes it all for what 'it' means!!
    what a super idea and such a great deals for those blocks too! I absolutly love the fact that they are reversable as well...soooo clever!...Thanks for sharing your wonderful cubed project with us!
    Feeling sooooo blessed to partake in this wonderful 'REASON' hop!
    *God Bless my friend!*

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  32. Thank you for such a meaningful project idea.

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  33. Great blocks. So versatile. You've inspired me to make something similar that can be a reminder about Jesus all year round. I love having sections of Scripture randomly around my place. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  34. What an awesome project and SO creative!

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  35. Fabulous project! I would never have thought of this! Very creative! Thank you so much for the Reason Of The Season Inspiration.

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  36. Great project, especially for the kiddos, Kels, because it's festive & faith-full.
    Thanks for participating and I hope you have a very blessed & merry holiday season.

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  37. You are great for thinking outside the (block), love it.

    Joan

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  38. Kelly, this is a beautiful project! I love the added verses and I completely agree that this would be a wonderful heart-felt gift. I immediately had a wave of nostalgia with your first photo of the manger. One of my most cherished holiday decorations is my manger. It belonged to my grandmother...and to her grandmother before that. Every year when I set it up, I am reminded of the amazing beauty of the season. :)

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  39. Love those blocks, very cute:)

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  40. Love the blocks
    rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  41. SWEET! I am lovin these blocks, they would look so cute on my mantel! Great project!
    blessings,
    Stacy

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  42. What a great project, talk about creative!

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  43. What a fabulous project, so creative.

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  44. Beautiful!! You always make the most wonderful things! You are so creative! Wishing you and your family a Christmas filled with JOY!

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  45. What a BEAUTIFUL 3D project. I LOVED these as a child. We had ones that were big and said Noel.

    I just wanted to let you know that I am so honored to have been a part of this hop with you and been able to spread the love of Christ to others.

    HUGS and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  46. Hi Kelly,
    Love your covered blocks for this hop. What a great idea! Hugs and Merry Christmas.

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  47. Oh my goodness! Kelly, these blocks are awesome! I love them... your creation is one that will proudly last for years and years! Thanks for giving us a brilliant idea and for reminding us that Jesus is the reason for the season!

    Oh, and I think your DD's teacher is awesome, too! ;)

    Hugs!

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  48. Awesome "Reason For The Season" project, Kelly! I love the blocks and that you've incorporated scripture on one side. You are an inspiration to me and I love that we share this faith that saves us. Bless you and your family during this advent season.

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  49. Love the blocks!!! TFS

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