7.30.2012

C.O.F. ~ Praise the Lord!


Hi there!  I have missed you!!  Aside this being summer, we've had 3 trips in a row including this last one where dh and I snuck away for a few days for our FIRST alone trip in 17 years :)  I missed my babies but was so blessed to have the time with my honey who single-handedly did an amazing job recreating our Hawaiian honeymoon!  Right down to the resort, to the luau, romantic dinners - We had a blessed 4 days away :)






And it's the last day of July which means that the Crafters of Faith (C.O.F.) blogging group have our card blog hop!  This is a group so near and dear to my heart.  I was inspired spiritually to create a group on SCS that joined together ladies of faith and that had a love of crafting and have been so blessed that so many lovely ladies have answered 'the call!'  Sadly a few ladies have stepped down from the group en masse in the last month which, I confess, shattered my happiness for a bit but one of God's gifts to us is the answer to our needs in His time.  I have full faith in that timing! Even if I am the last one standing, I will keep the COF doors open and will continue fellow-shipping, crafting and friend-shipping! :) 


I did find myself scrambling this month to come up with a theme on short notice and just on a whim decided why not send a card kit!  Voila!  An idea was born and I whipped up some card kits to send to the gals - with the fun twist of everyone getting a different color of the same papers! I had my unopened Butterfly Nora stamp and inked it up to go along with the papers, tossed in some embellishments and asked them to think of this scripture of the month when creating ....... "Praise the Lord for He is good, His love endureth forever." Psalm 118:1






I added the kits to each gals envelope without even looking so I will have to complete the hop to see what I sent out to whom, LOL!  And when the last one was left, it was blue so here is my very blue card today :)  I used 3 of the DSP sheets, a ribbon to give it a pop of color and kept this one pretty simple due to time constraints.  I added a small bit of glitter to her wings and colored Nora with my prismacolor markers.  


If you have a moment, here is the line up of the COF Sisters who have created a yummy card with this kit, too! 
                                        
Thank you for your visit today ~ I'm always blessed by your sweet, warm words and will be off to visit you if I haven't already! 


Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly 


Card Deets:  DSP paper by Colorbok; Image = CC Designs Butterfly Nora; PTI white cardstock;
Really Reasonable Ribbon; Embroidery Twine; Buttons by Bag "0 Buttons;
Prima flowers, cuttlebug, Prismacolor markers; 3d dots; Tombo

29 comments:

  1. Oh Kelly what a wonderful group, and what a great idea. I will 'hop' tomorrow.
    What a blessing to have had a short romantic break!
    Love your simple card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. gorgeous card, sorry I helped brake your heart, but I still work full time, and with DH being sick and 2 dogs, I just didn't have time to be a active member and felt I was letting everyone down not commenting and signing up for everything........hope you can forgive me!

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  3. Adorable card, Kelly! Thanks for the delightful kit. I had a great time creating with it!

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  4. I just love that you hubby got away and how sweet to recreate your honeymoon, that man is a keeper. Love your sweet little card, what a darling little image with such soft colors.

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  5. How precious. Everything about this sweet card is beautiful. Love the colors, coloring and design!
    This card just makes me smile!

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  6. Kelly, I love your card! You did a great job using those amazing papers! I added a little sparkle to her wings, too! Thanks for being such a fabulous hostess this month! Bless you!

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  7. So glad to hear you and your hubby had time alone. That's always precious! I love your blue-blue card. It's so cute and feels so peaceful.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  8. Kelly I Love your card , I had so much fun making this card I was a excited little girl when I got the package and couldn't wait to go play.
    You will never be the last one standing in this group , it is such an awesome group and I see it for years to come, thank you for creating it.
    So glad you and DH got to get some alone time you both look very happy.
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend,
    Hugs,
    lizD

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  9. Beautifully done- love the blue too- the shimmer on her wings is such a great touch! How fun to create a hop like this- I love the idea!

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  10. Kelly, so glad you and your husband had such a fantastic time! Great photo too!

    Precious card and love all the little bees on here. Very cute!!!

    Lynn

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  11. Wonderful! I love your card.....and, will go check out your hop!

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  12. Adorable card, DP, layout, colors, husband, vacation and group! Luv it!

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  13. Wonderful pic of you and DH! So glad you spent some wonderful alone time together!
    I adore this sweet, blue card! I love the cute little bee paper and the image is just adorable!

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  14. Adorable card and pretty background! So glad you had a wonderful time with hubby!

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  15. What a keeper! That's great that he went to so much effort into recreating your honeymoon! I love your card too, I have been in a blue mood lately--not sad, I just keep reaching for blue every time I sit at my craft table.

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  16. Kelly I think its wonderful that you have formed a group where you share your faith as well as your friendship and craft. Your chosen scripture and card today are just beautiful. It's also wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed some time away with your hubby and see your lovely smiling face in your gorgeous photo.

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  17. What a special time for your husband and you Kelly! As I write this morning with chilled fingers - Hawaii calls like a siren song!
    You know sometimes things happen and sometimes you just let it go! It was great that you put together a fun theme and that your crafting pals played same but different. Your card is totally sweet.

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  18. Simply adorable card!

    What a special treat to have a romantic getaway!

    Off to hop!

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  19. Glad you had a great getaway with hubby! Your card is just adorable!! Those are great colors.

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  20. Kelly, I had so much fun this month!!!. Your surprise was awesome, fun and very cute!!!. The hop was great and it was so nice to see what everyone else created with the same stamp!!!. I'm glad you had a great time with your hubby!!!. You are a brave woman... I owe my husband the same thing but my little one is six and I don't have the courage yet :(. Glad to be part of this fantastic group!!!. Thanks again!!!

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  21. Kelly, you are such an incredible woman of God, and it is so good to see you enjoying some quality time with your hubby. How sweet he made this time such a special one!!
    Thanks, so much for all the goodies you supplied for this wonderful challenge. I had to do two cards because it was just so much fun, and I have two grand daughters who will love these!!!Love your sweet card with the bumblebees.

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  22. WoW! Lucky you! Hope you had a wonderful time! Your card is super cute! Great details and love the adorable image! Carri ~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  23. I am glad you are having such a wonderful time!!
    Your card is adorable.

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  24. Love the picture of your romantic trip! What a great guy you have to plan this special time together!

    Precious card! I know the girls in your group loved creating with this sweet image!!

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  25. I love that adorable card.... all that blues make the perfect summer card. But I love that pix of you and hubby even more!! How awesome is that? Recreating your honeymoon.... it's so romantic!!! Enjoy!!

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  26. Lovely card! Cute image and nicely colored!

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  27. Hi Kelly,

    You are one lucky gal! Hats off to your hubby for pulling off a wonderful trip. Adorable card and I love that bee paper! The shimmer on the wings looks so pretty.

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  28. OMGosh this just turned out adorable! I have mine done and have had for a couple of weeks... I just forgot to post it! I was talking with my sis today and she asked me what happened! I just totally blew it off! I will post it when I get home tonight!

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  29. That is so sweet. We just got back from Disneyland and can't imagine a vacation without the girls...but look forward to it someday.

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