Sunday, December 18, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


Hello everyone! I am excited to be joining along with this clever, seasonal blog hop! There are so many great prizes up for grabs, plus tons of inspiration! I know you will enjoy being linked up to the fun. So grab a cuppa something warm, a blanket, and get lost in all the holiday beauty!


Today's sponsor is Honey Bee Stamps. They have a wonderful sense of style with a country chic touch. As I start Bible journaling this year, I know that I will be using a ton of their images! Delicate and thoughtful, Melissa's heart for the Lord shines through in all her artwork. 

When I saw the set, Joy to the World, I knew it was the one I wanted to use to make a beautiful Christmas card. This set celebrates the reason for the season, Jesus. And brings back wonderful memories of Christmas hymns sung year after year. After stamping and heat embossing the image in detail gold powder, I needed to create a background.


Bring in the set, Country Wreath! Not only does this set make amazing wreaths, but the images can be used in many different ways! I stamped the star image repeatedly on vellum, then heat embossed it with the same detail gold powder I used on the sentiment. Simple, elegant, and shares the meaning of Christmas. Perfect.

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Honey Bee Stamps so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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173 comments:

Jenny D said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love the use of just the gold embossing and vellum.

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous!! I love the background you created with the vellum and embossing the gold stars. So powerful and majestic. Love the sentiment - it really brings home what CHRISTmas is all about.

barbara macaskill said...

Simply spectacular! Elegant and enchanting! Sometimes simple makes more of an impact than complex and this is one of those times!! MAGNIFICENT! TFS!

~amy~ said...

Yes to White + Gold. Simply perfect.

Karen B. said...

So pretty and elegant!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oooo. This is so pretty. The simple designs are the hardest!

Kathy said...

A simple beautiful card! What gorgeous embossing.

Nancy Dempsey said...

Simple, stunning and I love the addition of the little star sequins!

lisa808 said...

The gold embossing is beautiful.

Nox said...

Such a simply elegant card - lovely!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all the stars!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Very classy and stylish card. I live the repeat stamping of the star.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Gorgeous card! I love the gold! It is so elegant! The vellum adds a sophisticated look too! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Di Wong said...

Beautiful! Just the right amount of gold - not overdone. I love your intent to bring Jesus as the focus.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! really elegant! I love the gold embossing!!!

Annheidel said...

Lovely card!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautiful card! So elegant and classy!

Natalie Winterstein said...

So pretty and elegant!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty card!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your card... The gold and white are fabulous together.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Absolutely stunning! !!!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!

Melissa Bi. said...

Such an elegant card. I love the clean lines and the gold accents.

Jean said...

BEautiful and elegant!

Betty Keefe said...

such a classy and elegant card Kimberley! wonderful sentiment!

Deb said...

Lovely and elegant! Love it!

Greta said...

Had to pin this glorious card before I could even leave you a comment! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

All that gold is delicious. And elegant. Beautiful design.

Barbara said...

This is such an elegant and beautiful card and it perfectly expresses the Christmas season.

cards by cara said...

Ooh, absolutely gorgeous!!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a lovely, delicate Christmas card!

A Crafty Person said...

Very beautiful and elegant Christmas card. I love the gold stars and sentiment.

Colleen said...

Stunningly simple!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the little stars!

joy said...

Simply beautiful! I love the gold embossing and the sentiment is perfect for Christmas cards.

Jeanette Delaplane said...

I love the gold and white combination! And that Country Wreath stamp looks very versatile! :)

kerry myers said...

That gold embossing is just beautiful!!

QuilterLaura said...

That is just gorgeous!

Linda Droege said...

The gold on the vellum is delicate but makes a powerful statement. Just love this card! TFS

Barb said...

Simply beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love to see companies getting into the
bible journaling technique. I've
been going to a monthly class this
past year and thoroughly enjoy it.
Learn facts I've never known about
the people and meanings of words
that have never been discussed
before. Your card is beautiful.
All of the gold is so elegant.
thanks for sharing
Merry Christmas and Happy New year

Jan Clothier said...

Your gold and vellum background is lovely! I'm in awe of the perfectly positioned repeated images!

Anita in France said...

Gold, white and vellum, how gorgeous, Kimberly ... elegant and so stylish! Love the sentiment ... joy indeed! Anita :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty and elegant Kim. Love the gold heat embossing.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kimberly, this is simply stunning. The gold and white are elegant & timeless.

DebbieC said...

Such a pretty card....everyone loves to receive some gold at Christmas.
Two great stamp sets.
DebbieC

Moosisk said...

Oh, so beautiful! This CAS card is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Debbie A Smith said...

Really great clean and simple card

M R Leech said...

Wow! The gold embossing is so elegant and classic!

Memories by Manda said...

Very pretty card. Love the combo of white base and gold embossing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous card...love the gold!

Martha Harris said...

I love your stunning, simple card. I agree, Country Wreath is a most versatile set.

judy said...

Lovely and elegant!

Daria Z. said...

This is just beautiful! Love the white and gold color combo - very elegant.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful and elegant card, love the gold embossing on vellum!

Michelle said...

So elegant, the gold is stunning.

mandalj said...

I love your elegant card, and that it focuses on why we celebrate Christmas!

Tracy said...

Love the gold and white color combo. Pretty card.

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful!! Love the simple elegance of this card.

Abby said...

Nice card!

bev p said...

Your card is just lovely. So classy and classic! I love the detail on the star--scrumptious! Thanks.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow fantastic design - this card is so elegant:)

Irene Grau said...

Lovely card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Well Kimberly, you've done it again. This is stunning, a great card!

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful card! Love the gold and white, so elegant.

Kleri F said...

Gorgeous!Simple and elegant!Thank you for sharing

KimS said...

This card is just beautiful!

Lori Kobular said...

Such a lovely and elegant card! Love the white and gold together and those stars are too sweet!

Zina said...

Pretty card thanks for sharing

Flo said...

A simple yet pretty card. I love the sentiment and the font.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the gold on vellum.

Brithzi said...

Lovely and elegant. The sentiment is so beautiful. May the joy of Christ be felt throughout. Merry Christmas!

Barbara-Jean said...

Beautiful card. I like cards that expression the essence of what we celebrate!

Sue LD said...

So elegant with the gold embossing.

Kristen Olsen said...

Great way to use the stamp set! Beautiful card, coloring and creativity! Thanks for sharing !

Rose W said...

Beautiful card that resonates with the true meaning of Christmas. I would like to learn more about the Bible journaling technique.

Sharron said...

Such a beautiful and meaningful card! Love the white and gold!

Joni said...

Lovely design...elegant is right! Beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing this one with us!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the beautiful sentiment and stars! Elegant card!

cghundley said...

Beautiful embossing
on this gorgeous
card! Great design.
Carla from Utah

BunnyD said...

What a fabulous star image. Love it on the vellum. Very pretty card.

StampinLouie said...

Very beautiful card. Love eh gold on the white!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Love the gold embossing. Simply elegant card.

CathyL said...

Lovely card!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful! Love that gold look. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

Isabel Z said...

Simple yet stunning.

Kulbir Kirkland said...

The white and gold look amazing. Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing

Margaret said...

Love your elegant card!

Betty Sue said...

This is a stunning card!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty CAS design! Love the elegance of it too!

Amy C. said...

These gold embossed stars are great!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I am in love and enthralled! The sentiment embossed in gold is stunning! Gorgeous background of stars, too! Just so elegant and classy! Love!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Kimberly for the beautiful card. It is such an elegant reflection of Our Beautiful Savior, God's Son sent for our redemption. I love Honey Bee stamps and love Bible Journals. God Bless You.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Oh my gosh! You did it! Whenever I think of our Lord, I always think of gold and stars because of the star of Bethlehem and our Lord being the King of Kings. Kings always have gold and beautiful jewels. It's so pretty and elegant and reminds me of Christmas and our Lord being born. I would love to receive this card in my mailbox.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the lines of stars
and the golden glitz.
Merry Christmas!

Heather DePasquale said...

Simply majestic! Thanks for sharing!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Amy Ames said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card!! Love the gold embossing on white 😊

Mary W said...

Not only is this a pretty card but those tiny itsy bitsy gold stars are so cool!

croppinmama said...

Nice clean card and love the sentiment and its font. Thanks for sharing. Merry CHRISTmas!

croppinmama said...

Nice clean card and love the sentiment and its font. Thanks for sharing. Merry CHRISTmas!

Chris Handy said...

Gorgeous card.

Lisa Gross said...

Beautiful card.

Laura Peddicord said...

When I first looked at the background of stars, I thought they were a sticker of some sort because they looked as though they were 3 dimensial. The stars are beautiful by theirselves but add in the sentiment and you have created your breathtaking card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rose said...

Your gold & white card is very elegant& pretty.

Me said...

Gold and white, so elegant!

Roberta said...

A simple and elegant card. Thank you for sharing.

Irene said...

Gold and vellum is such an elegant combination! Great card!!!

luvhymns said...

I loved how you lined up the stamps to the right side and had your sentiment going all the way across. The added touch of star sequins matched perfectly the round circle in the star stamp!

Teri W said...

Very elegant simple card! Love it!

Marina said...

Lovely card idea, thanks for sharing it.

Cheryl said...

Pretty

Sissyc said...

Very elegant card. I love the embossing!

Trina said...

Really pretty card.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your card is beautiful! Very simple, clean and elegant & truly shows the heart of what Christmas is about! Thank you for sharing!

Shanna said...

I love the Card!

Betty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the white and gold! Thank you for sharing a card that reflects the reason for Christmas....Jesus!! Merry Christmas!

Lisa A creations said...

I had never seen this stamp set and it has the most beautiful Christian messages. Thanks for sharing!

Nives K said...

Elegant and nice card.

Anna C said...

Pretty card! Different use of stars but it works so well!

Christine Canfield said...

so dainty and simple!

cm said...

You've conveyed the essence of Christmas in a fashion both beautiful and heart-warming! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
~carol

Judie said...

Stunning elegant card!

Joyce said...

Beautiful!

jengd said...

Lovely! Your embossing is perfect!

Jan & Eric said...

So very elegant! jlingraham@hotmail.com

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the gold and stars only off to one side! Great design!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! Love the gold shine!

Char K said...

love the gold on vellum!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

FABULOUS cas design...the gold and cream are stunning!

Helen F. said...

Ooohhh, this is so pretty! Love all the gold embossing

TK said...

Beautiful! Love your white, gold and vellum!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card! Like how you used just gold on the white and vellum. So elegant!

Cheryl B said...

The gold embossing is gorgeous, love those stars!

cheryltownley said...

Thank you for such a beautiful card

sammi said...

Beautiful card. Love the gold embossing and use of vellum.

Sammibug in Ohio

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and vellum! 🙂

Karine said...

Simple yet very classy with the gold accents!

Shameless Sweets said...

I love the clean elegance of this card. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda Reynolds said...

Clean and elegant. Great layout of the stats too.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Such and elegant and simple card. Lovely.

maria f. said...

Such a beautiful and elegant creation. Merry Christmas, Kimberly.

Super Stick Chick said...

Hadn't thought to use stars like that at Christmas, great idea and wonderful card.

Marianne said...

Wonderful design. Those heat embossed star make such a fabulous background. Love how they pop.

JBrady said...

Fantastic embossing and layout here! I love the stars!!

Jen W. said...

Clean, crisp, elegant, fabulous!

Glenna said...

I love how clean and classy this card is love the gold and white together.

Megan said...

Love the simple color scheme!

Cindy said...

Lovely card!

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful card

My Paper Epiphany said...

So classy and beautiful! Fantastic job with the stamping!

Cris G said...

Oh, wow! This is one elegant and so effective card to celebrate the Holiday Season!

Laura Miller said...

Very beautiful - - simple, yet elegant.

vicenta ghylin said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Rema said...

Fabulous!

Mirella said...

This is such a stunning and elegant card - suitable for everyone! I saw it on Instagram and fell in love with it! It's simply fantastic!

keysha said...

Your card is beautiful! I love their stamps!

Lindsay S said...

Beautiful, elegant card!

graham Brand said...

STUNNING! Love the gold embossing and the vellum.

Janelle said...

So beautiful. Will you share your technique for lining the stars up so perfectly? Wonderful sentiment.

Patt H. said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Love the simplicity & the gold with the white>

Jean Bullock said...

This is beautiful. It was heat embossing that got me interested in stamping. Once I saw what happened with heat embossing, it was all over. I had to get involved in that. Beautiful job on this.

Kari D said...

There is just something about gold embossed on white. So elegant. Love the artistry of this card, and the meaning it conveys!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Elegant and simple card.

Laurie said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment.

Ericka Strange said...

Such an elegant card! Love the gold embossing so pretty! Great job.

Denise Gutshall said...

What a lovely simple and elegant card! Thanks for sharing!

Anna Natalia said...

I love the embossing effect.

Heather said...

So gorgeous!! All that gold embossing is so classy & elegant!

Indy's Designs said...

Oh this is so elegant!

Alaska .Kris said...

That is beautiful and the reason for the season is indeed, Jesus!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty card I love how you use the Vellum and gold embossing. Merry Christmas!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card. Love the gold.
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