Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Festival of Light Celebration

Welcome to the Festival of Light Celebration, and my creation for your stop along the blog hop.




I fixed a yule log centerpiece for my lighted offering. I love candle light, and it is a tradition that I create a special floral arrangment for the table each year. I have been a decorator for almost 20 years now, and I love working with sprays, swags, wreaths, and especially candles. My husband cut the log, and drilled the holes for the candles.
Every year for 37 years now we host a Christmas party for our friends and family, and we love to decorate our home with traditional holly and poinsettias. We also have a tree in every room in the house! We put up a big Christmas Village, and every year it gets bigger and bigger. This year we added a quilt shop, another skating pond, and Bobby's gas station. It has about 30 buildings in it now! I still believe in Santa! When you stop believing, he stops coming.....and I
always want Santa to keep being a special part of our family traditions! Just ask my kids!!!



















I used the Christmas Noel Cartridge for the Cricut and cut out the Santa and his team of Reindeer. I cut them from gold paper, and then coated them with Ultimate Glitter paint from Plaid. Simply attaching them to a couple of green painted skewers allowed the height in the arrangement.
























My favorite feature of candle light is enjoying it in the dark. This will bring us a lot of enjoyment. I hope it does you, too.

Thanks for stopping by on your blog hop. Before you leave, be sure to leave a comment, because you don't know who the Design Team members are that have the treasures! Enjoy the Festival of Lights this week, and I'll see you on Friday with another video. Happy Holidays!

98 comments:

Shantaie said...

Betty, your festival of light project is beautiful,I love the Santa and sleigh!

June Houck said...

Oh, wow! I want to visit your home when it is decorated for Christmas; it sounds like a wonderful winter wonderland. I believe in Santa too!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Amazing and so breathtakingly beautiful!

Jessie said...

Betty your centerpiece is stunning and I love the santa and reindeers, the perfect finishing touch :)

Cindy said...

Bee-utiful, Betty!!! Wow!

Wanda said...

Love it, Love it, Love it. The yule log is always my favorite and yours turned out soooo beautiful!!!!

Danielle said...

WOW! What a Gorgeous display! Beautifully done :)

Beth said...

Oh MZ BettyBee that has to be the prettiest Yule Log I have every seen

Brittney said...

Beautiful center piece

Terry said...

I love your piece. It is absolutely georgous!!!!

Elaine A said...

Betty -

WOW! You really do believe in doing Christmas right!! I love the traditional yule log and yours is just so very special. And I still believe in Santa. He always brings out the little kid in me.

Elaine Allen

Axes DesigNs said...

Oh! what a great idea! congratulations!

Terrie B x said...

Betty this is `stunning` I love it..wat a beautiufl centrepiece....
TFI...:)XXXX

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your centerpiece. How fun.

MrsETaylor said...

That Santa and sleigh just made me smile from ear to ear. Thanks for sharing Betty.

Vicky Gould said...

Magnificent!!!

Diana said...

What a great centerpiece. Thanks for your creative use of flowers, candles and paper........
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scrapbooking for others said...

ohhhh Betty! how beautiful!!

Liz said...

Wow I'm speechless

Kim Etherington said...

Wow, what a project! Very nice!

Karey said...

Hopping by to see your project.

Crea Grea said...

A beautyfol centerpiece.....

Maggie said...

Betty,
this is fabulous, luv how it looks lighted :)
Maggie

Myrna said...

Betty, GORGEOUS. You are an inspiration to me. I have used your ideas many times and love your blog. Myrna

Myrna said...

Betty,
GORGEOUS. Just love centerpieces. I love your work. Myrna

connie said...

This is beautiful! I love the Santa and sleigh.

Laurie Marmon said...

very pretty. love the touch of adding the santa and deer!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

tHIS IS SUCH A DELITEFUL CENTERPIECE

Phyllis M. said...

Oh my your yule log centerpiece is just gorgeous. Love the candle lights and santa and the reindeer too. Thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. Santa with his sleigh and reindeer are a nice touch to your centerpiece. smg
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- - Sheryl - - said...

what a fabulous centerpiece very elegant

CherylP said...

What a beautiful centerpiece! Great idea.

Rosemary said...

Betty, this is gorgeous...love the santa and sleigh!!

VICKIE AUST said...

Your floral arrangement is so pretty. Will have to give the Santa & Reindeer a try for one of my arrangements. Thanks for your tips and ideas.

lisa808 said...

Betty, this is such a beautiful centerpiece. It's also nice that your husband had a part in making it.

Your Christmas village must be beautiful I have villages too--not just for Christmas, but for Halloween & Easter too. Though compared to your village, I guess mine is a hamlet!

ladyobie said...

What a beautiful center piece. I love the glow of candles.

Carla said...

Wonderful table centerpiece..delightful!

Whimcees said...

Your love of Christmas shows in your beautiful centerpiece! Wishing you a lovely holiday!

Barbara Diane

Loz (Aus) said...

Gorgeous!! Your centrepiece is fab. I'd love to see pics of your little village that you mention!!

iluvmybugs said...

Great holiday table centerpiece!!! I also love to decorate for the holidays!!! TFS

Terry

Jana Eubank said...

The Santa and Reindeer top your arrangement off perfectly!

dj1952 said...

I love the picture in the dark. The candles give such a nice glow.

TFS,

dj1952

Jamilie said...

Wow! Love it! It's bee-tiful!!

creativearts said...

This project is beautiful! I had never thought about adding my paper crafts to the artifical centerpieces! Great idea.

ScrappinT said...

Amazing! I love candle light and I believe in Santa too!

Tamrah T. said...

This is definitelt something i'd like to make for my home. Thanks for inspiring.

Marie said...

This is amazing. How beautiful great talent

Scrap2day said...

This is gorgeous! So very very pretty and so very very classy!

luccialtman said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jeri said...

How very beautiful!!! Just love it!

Leonie Castro said...

Stunnign love the dramatic effect it gives! Wish I could do that!!!
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Krissa Brown said...

Your centerpiece is lovely! We still believe in Santa too...we believe that "Santa" represents the spirit of giving and if you lose the spirit of giving to others, then he stops coming. I am 36, and Santa still visits me every year!

Donna said...

Beautiful centerpiece!

dawnie mc said...

your are right it is better with the lights out. so pretty.

Dayna said...

Truely breathtaking!! And your right it's even more amazing in the dark. Can I say...I would love to see your house, a tree in every room!! That is so awesome. And I still believe too;) Thanks for sharing!

jamie said...

your centerpiece is so pretty

Kristin G. said...

Look at the cute Santa sleigh. Hop Hop Hop

mgcreative said...

wow! so classy :)

mary said...

I love all the ways people think to use Cricut cuts in their decorating. Thanks

khunter47 said...

Beautiful centerpiece. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Glennis said...

your centrepiece is wonderful, very effective

Katherine said...

Gorgeous!

Suzeq4500 said...

Now that's a center piece! Beautiful.

*Kelly* said...

Beautiful! I love that we can add simple little pieces to things we already have to give them a little more oomph!
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Karen said...

You rock Betty! That is a stunning project! I so love Santa and the sleigh!

Hugs,
Karen

Cindylu2u said...

Oh I love how this looks all lit up!! Great project!!

lavendarrose29 said...

I am enjoying seeing all the festival of lights projects being shared. I agree with you about enjoying the candlelight when all the lights are off. Thanks for sharing

candie said...

Great Job, I Love It!!

Anonymous said...

Your centerpiece is so beautiful and romantic. thanks for sharing.
Ana
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chriswooten57 said...

this is beautiful betty.i would love to see your home in person. i believe in santa and hope he sends me some new cartridges by way of this blog hop, lol.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

ters said...

Beautiful center piece.

Joy likes Mel's dyearama from July 09

Bugeyes said...

I love this centerpiece!!!


Bugeyes


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Lynn B said...

Beautiful center piece. Thanks for sharing.

berg4 said...

Lovely centerpiece - captured the magic of the season. Santa will drop by to see your hard work!

pcrusberg said...

I've always loved that cut of Santa and his tiny reindeer! Never thought of using it for a centerpiece though. Thanks! Pam
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mswillie said...

very nice!!! elegant!!! love it
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

Donna said...

This is amazing! The Cuttlebug is just not for paper. I love this hop!

veronika said...

Such a beautiful centerpiece. Maybe if I have time I will make something like that. lol You have such great ideas not just with this but everything on your blog.
thanks.

Rachel said...

pretty pretty and more pretty! I love your centerpiece!

Carol said...

Your project is beautiful. thanks for sharing.

schnuti said...

Hi Betty,

your light celebration is fantastic....I love them....thank you for the chance to win...;)

ILONA

Hope said...

How beautiful of table center piece! I love it!

String Fling said...

I really like this centerpiece and the use of the santa and sleigh. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful holiday!

Sharon said...

Your Yule Log is just breathtaking!
I could never imagine a tree in every room! Wow! I believe in Santa, too! Doesn't everyone???!!!
:)

Stephanie said...

I really like your centerpiece, I wish I was better at the floral arrangements.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

KateB said...

love the sleigh! and yes, I love candles/candlelight at the holidays too!

Brie said...

Beautiful!

beadz said...

Betty, this is so pretty. I'm sure your house looks amazing for Christmas!
hugs,
Gini

Maria said...

Wow!!! Your project is beautiful.

Kim. said...

Oh Betty I would to be at your house for Christmas it sounds like such a superb place to be. Your table decoration is wonderful and I love the way you suspended Santa and his reindeers, just as he travels over the rooftops. Beautiful.
Kim xXx

Rosa said...

Wow truly beautiful! Love it in the dark! Keep believing I do! Thanks for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh Betty, this is such a gorgeous centerpiece. Love the Santa sleigh.

silvia said...

Gorgeous centerpiece!!

String Fling said...

Thank you for sharing this really nice ide!

Michelle said...

Lovely!!

Meda said...

Betty, you are indeed the queen of centerpieces. I still have in mind your lollipop centerpiece and alley. I think your parties must look gorgeous!

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