Saturday, December 11, 2010

KinderStampO "Its A Small World" Holiday Blog and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I was excited to be asked to join in the "Its A Small World" Holiday Blog Hop that KinderStampO is hosting. If you have started on my blog please go to Jess' blog at KinderStampO so you begin at the beginning of the hop-you sure don't want to miss anything and from what I am hearing there is a lot of amazing projects showing traditions from around the world and holiday treats in store from her sponsors: Unity Stamps, Peechy Keen Stamps, Lindy Stamp Gang, Preserve Your Memories II, Imaginisce, Helmar... to mention a few. So you should of hop in from Madison blog to mine.
I selected Switzerland for my country but as I researched it became more like an European tradition of the start of Advent. I wanted to do something a little different for an Advent idea and decided to do a Jesse Tree. A Jesse Tree is based on prophecies from the Old Testament and how it related to the New Testament - from the start of creation to the birth of Christ. It is also based on the scripture that reads Isiah 11:1 "A shoot will spring forth from the stump of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots." The advent using the Jesse Tree focus on a daily devotion and a small treat is given. Advent is a time of anticipation of the coming of Christ. Advent is a European celebration that is also became a tradion here in the United States and other parts of the world.
I started my project with a 3 foot tree that I purchased at our local Hobby Lobby, an envelope that I made, a tiny attacher stapler, Fancy Pants Traditions and Christmas Magic papers, Making Memories Cheeky Shimmer Letter Stickers and random stickers and embellishments.
The envelop measure 2 1/2" by 6" and are scored in half. Then they are scored 1/8" on both sides. The band is 1" by 5 1/2" and folded around the envelop and secured with tiny staplers from the tiny attacher.
I made my 25 envelopes and added my devotions and a KitKat to each envelope after I got them decorated.
After I got all of my envelopes decorated I tied tan and red twine to them and hung them on our tree. The tree topper is a sticker that I placed on chipboard from the Fancy Pants Traditions Element Stickers sheet.
Make sure to become a follower,leave a comment and a way to get in touch with you for a chance to enter my drawing.

Did you see it under the tree!!!! A present of a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and a package of staples so you can make your very own Jesse Tree!!!!!

Your next stop is at Christine at Scrapbooking Technique

The other links just in case you lost in the line up.

58 comments:

  1. What a great idea...I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  2. LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

    scrapbookaholicbyabby@yahoo.com

    I became your follower too!

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  3. love this idea I am a follower thanks for sharing Debbie

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  4. That idea is great, I love advent calenders they are the best. Thanks for sharings.


    perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

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  5. greta project...love it

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  6. Awesome! I just love the theme of this blog hop. Not only is it beautiful but so educational. New follower! TFS
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your tree and those pouches! I didn't even know about the Jesse tree! This hop is awesome! Wish you had been at the crop last night, I missed u! Hugs and crossing my fingers!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! Didn't know about the Jesse tree. Learning so much on this blog hop! I became a followers.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Debbie Flowers
    happiscrapper@xipline.com

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  9. What a wonderful idea and a lesson in the history of the Advent as I learned a few things I did not know. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!
    reanie@valornet.com

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  10. How perfect an tree of goodies. I love the envelops. Someone will have fun eating all the candy :0
    HUGS
    Meighen

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  11. I'M A SUCKER FOR KITKATs!! LOVE your project.. too cute! I'm already a follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!

    Terrie Barroso
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  12. I love it, very nice!

    hugs,
    Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  13. You project turned out great! I love it. Thanks for the inspiriation. (I do follow you blog btw)

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  14. Such a cute idea! Love it. I can just imagine my dogs getting into a crazy mess. A tree like this would have to be put on the kitchen counter, ooh and I have the perfect place. Thanks for sharing.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  15. What a lovely idea to pass on to your children and grandchildren. This is something I could set up at work. Thank you for this idea and information.

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  16. Darling little tree. A tree that could be just for the kids. TFS

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  17. Great project!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. Love the Jesse Tree! Beautiful work!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  19. I love your Jesse Tree! I love the idea, especially based off of such strong traditions! I love all sorts of Advent countdowns! Beautiful job, TFS! :)

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

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  21. I Love your tree...such an awesome idea...
    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  22. love this. very inspirational. i wanna try this. ty

    rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

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  23. love it. definitely a lift of an idea. paperpatchcrafts@yahoo.com

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  24. What an awesome idea!!! Love this. Great!!! I am a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  25. I love the idea, especially being based off of such strong traditions!
    I love Advent countdowns!
    I love your Jesse Tree! Great job Pam!!

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  26. Oooo! I love this! very cute idea! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  27. Such a lovely creation, TFS.
    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  28. Wow, I love this! Thanks for sharing this idea :) I am your newest follower!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I'm a new follower awesome!

    Ok it looks like you went all out on this. Fantastic. I loved your story. This is a great hop!


    monica.lowrance@gmail.com
    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love your tree. TFS the story behind the tradition.
    Hugs,
    Linda K,

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  31. ....are those kit kats! yummy! your tree turned out fabulous! and the tiny attacher is the most awesome tool!

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  32. I love your project. I'm doing something similar next year but I'll be using inspirational quotes and hanging them on our Christmas tree.

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  33. What a fabulous idea and they are so elegant. TFS :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow I never thought to use an actual tiny tree for something like this! Thanks for such detailed instructions!


    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  35. Beautiful tree and a really great idea!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  36. Great idea!! What a fun christmas tradition :)

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  37. The Jesse tree story is new to me. I love your advent tree and the idea of attaching a daily devotion (and treat) to the tree. What a unique project. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to be included in your blog candy. s_huston@hotmail.com

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  38. I think this just might be my favorite version of the advent calendar that I've seen yet!!! Love it!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi Pam
    This is really amazing! Love it when new traditions are made.
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. Love the Jesse tree and story! Hadn't heard of this before but it's really cool! Thanks for sharing :) I'm a follower and my email is in my blogger profile!

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  41. This is an awesome project! You deserve many new followers because your talent is so amazing! Great job. :)
    Shelley
    shelldian@hotmail.com

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  42. Love your tree..it so sweet, and it was wonderful of you to share the story behind it. Thanks so much.
    firelass51@aol.com

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  43. New follower here!! Very nice project!! TFS!!!

    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  44. Very cute love it!!!
    scrappinchic12@gmail.com
    www.scrappinwithjc.blogspot.com

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  45. This was such a great idea!!!!!!!

    TFS

    new here.

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  46. Your project is simply adorable and so meaningful... and a lot of work. Lovet all the detail you put in to your envelopes. Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  47. Such a great idea for the tree!!! Would love to find a package of Tim Holtz goodies under my tree!!!

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  48. I love the idea of advent! Very pretty tree :)

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  49. Great traditional history. You've place great care in your project. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  50. Hey aunt, I just want to say that your tree is awesome! God has surely blessed you with such talent and I am very proud of you!

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  51. What a fabulous tree and new tradition. Learned something new!

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  52. Very nice advent idea. Thank You for sharing and being in the hop and for chances to win great products. Merry Christmas!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  53. Love your tree! Always so creative ....

    Cathy D.

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  54. Oh I really like this :) TFS :) What a wonderful way to teach children the true meaning of christmas and it be fun too :) TFS \

    the condes at gmail dot com

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