Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Card for our Pastor

Good Sunday morning to all my friends all over the world!

We have a great bond with our church Pastor,

as we had private premarital counseling  before our wedding

and had the opportunity to develop a

personal realtionship with Pastor Michael.

He is exactly our age and full of humor!!!

He treats everyone in the congregation as if they are his very best friend

and we genuinely love him and our church family.

During our premarital counseling sessions,

we learned he loves Chipotle

 (a build your own buritto restraunt)...

We have him a gift card at the end of our counseling time

and this Christmas I have made an easel card

designed with a compartment for his

Christmas Chipotle gift card!

I have used 4 Magnolia Christmas stamps
2 Magnolia Dies
The Paper Studio DP's
WOC Flowers
Inkadinkado Rubber sentiment stamp
Bows and star buttons from my stash
Chipotle gift card from "Chipotle" :)

This is Pastor Michael
Pastor Michael's Staff Picture 100 X 127

I plan to enter these challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu  Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Here Come the Boys  must be masculine -Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge -  With love at Christmas
Magnolia Down Under Christmas
  • Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - TBA
  • Totally Gorjuss For Someone Special

  • Sparkles Forum Christmas  Button or bow
  • NEWThe Stamping Shack Blog  Let the holidays begin
  • Unique Crafters Challenge  Christmas
  • Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
  • Jingle Belles -  Anything (Holiday) Goes
  •                                                         Wags 'n Whiskers Anything Goes
  • 365 Cards - Day 288 Use opposites, Rough and Smooth, as inspiration
  • Crimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas  Wooden
  • Paper Play - 2E - Your a Star
  • ABC Christmas Challenge - Favorite punch/die
  • Crafty Creations wise words
  • Inky Impressions - use something old
  • Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E  something new
  • Sisterhood of Crafters   3E - Christmas plus stamped background
  • The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - Christmas
  • Bearly Mine - 2E Anything Goes
  • Vickie's Challenges Anything Goes

    1. Absolutely amazing Rina!!!! I will love it! Hugs, Brigitte

    2. this is amazing! thanks for joining us at the stamping shack

    3. Rina this is sooo beautiful. Love the vintage feel and all the lovely textures. Your pastor is going to treasure this.
      Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

    4. Such a beautiful creation you have made, love the decoupage. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
      Love ~ Lady Anne xx
      Lady Anne's Challenges

    5. Wow! a very nice christmas scene. Pastor Michael will surely love this. The time you put into this work is amazing. So glad you played along with us at The Stamping Shack.
      xx Ria

    6. Your creations are over the top gorgeous... thank you again for joining in over Eclectic Ellapu this time
      Elaine aka Ellapu

    7. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.
      Mandy x (PPCC DT)

    8. Absolutely stunning! The whole scene is fabulous, I love all the details! And I imagine Pr Michael will be blown away with this! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

    9. Great detailed card. It's really lovely!
      Thanks for sharing at 365cards!

    10. This is such a beautifully detailed card. I'm sure he will love it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty this week.
      Tammy DT

    11. Absolutely gorgeous, Rina! Love the coloring, the papers...just fab!

      So glad you joined us in the monthly challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

      Happy Holidays!

    12. Beautiful Easel Card and I love all the precious sweet images! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Stamping Shack!
      visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

    13. Gorgeous scene card. I love all the images you used, and such a sweet, heartfelt story. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments this week. Good luck!

    14. This is such a beautiful card. Fabulous scene, image and a stunning layout. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream, Valley
      Hugs Sharon. x

    15. Such an amazing Christmas scene you have made, lovely images and beautiful colours.
      Thank you for sharing at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
      Good luck in the draw.

    16. A great card/gift! I love that design paper!

      Thanks for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!


    17. Wow Rina this is amazing!! I'm sure it will be well received and appreciated!thank you for joining us at BMC this time hope to see you again soon

    18. What an incredibly beautiful card to give to your kind pastor, Rina. So much detail and a wonderful layout. Gorgeous!

    19. This is an absolutely beautiful card! So well made, I'm sure your pastor will appreciate all the time, effort, and love you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.
      Hugs and sunshine,

    20. Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us at the stamping shack blog challenge. Happy Holidays

      Chris B. - DT
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    21. This is just fabulous! Your pastor is going to LOVE it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘HAND STAMPED BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon! Merry Christmas!
      one of the 'Sistahs'

    22. Absolutely gorgeous card!! Fabulous job!! Great take on the Y challenge (Your favorite Dies/punch). Thank you so much for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you will play along again - and good luck with the prize drawings.
      ABC Christmas Challenge DT

    23. absolutely a gorgeous card, its fabulous, and im sure your pastor will love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

      Hugs Winnie DT

    24. What a beauty of a card!!! I am sure it will be loved at it's new home.

    25. A brilliant creation!

      Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges & Sparkles Monthly this time
      Good luck in the draw

      Shaz x

    26. Wow, this is amazing, I'm sure your pastor will cherish this. love all the detail. Awesome

      Thanks so much for joining us this month at Sparkles Christmas and good luck in the draw.

      Merry Christmas

      Mel X

    27. Stunning work! Thanks for joining our Magnolia Down Under Christmas Challenge!

      Merry Christmas to you, Hugs Tanja

    28. A fantastic card!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Something New" challenge over at Penny’s..
      Sorry for commenting soo late… Hope to see you again in our current challenge.

      (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    29. Such a fabulous card - and I love the way it incorporates the gift card :) Thanks so much for playing along with our Hand Stamped Background at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

    30. Wow! This is wonderful! So much time you've devoted to it! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

    31. Stunning card..perfect papers, images and the design is just fabulous..thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge..

    32. G'day Rina, your pastor is going to be wrapped with the delightful Christmas card that you've created for him. The raffa bows and soft colour tones of your flowers are perfect.
      Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
      *Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

    33. Stunning christmas card you made, I hope he loved it!
      Thanks for joining us at Vickie's challenge!
      Hugs, Elenor DT