5.31.2013

Crafters of Faith: Love!

Hello, dear friends :)  I pray you are all well ~ I've missed visiting you all and hope to catch up as soon as school finishes here (one more week!)   

I think for the first time ever, I can say that I am mentally and physically drained.  Tired, mojo-less, in desperate need of sleep!  Pastor talked lovingly the other day of our busy schedules and being distracted of that never ending, extra long "to do" list.  In a day, from sunrise to sunset, I'm here and there and everywhere in between with so much packed in, I can't imagine NOT having that list ... I'd be so lost!  There's not much more than 5 minutes that are not penciled in :/  And at the same time, we need to nurture our souls as well as our minds and hearts ~ finding that delicate balance between the two when so much needs to be done .... I am still working on that part :) 
Luckily, it's a beautiful time of the month to post the Crafters of Faith blogging group cards +  share our cards with a chosen theme by a hostess.

This month's hostess is the fabulous Jackie!
Here is her theme for us:
May Theme 
Hostess: Jackie 
"For God so loved the world; that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
This is my most favorite verse in the Bible. It speaks to me about love...a great love that will never end. How awesome!!! For the month of May; I would like you ladies to create something out of love. Interpret this anyway you want...it can be a fave stamp set; some of your fave embellishments, maybe even a project for a loved one. There's so many possibilities & I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
 Have fun & Happy Stamping

Thank you, Jackie!  We LOVE your theme!





For my card, I went all around on what I wanted to represent as love - 
my family, the ocean, the outdoors, cooking, reading, etc - the list goes on!
And in the end, this stamp LITERALLY landed in my lap as I went to reach for some flowers and I had to chuckle ...
Gives a whole new meaning to 'Lord, here my prayer!' :)
So this was the one ~
And do I LOVE Our Daily Bread stamps!
I also incorporated my other love of bright, vivid colors ...
I'm not a pastel girlie at all - the more color, the happier I am!
And of course, I LOVE buttons!!  Lots and lots of buttons!!
For the inside, I added a bit of washi tape - I have lots of washi
tape and thought it was time to start giving some of it a little craft time, too.

Whew, thanks for reading my rambling - I'm blessed by each of you
and know that even though I may not be able to stop by right now in this busy season of life, I'm thinking of you all and missing you muchly.

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

/ Entered into:  WordArtWednesday:  Anything Goes
LexisCreations:  Focus on the sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Say it Loud!
MilkCoffee - Load on the flowers
AsYouLikeIt Challenge - Favorite Stamps (ODBD)
TotallyPaperCrafts - Anything Goes

38 comments:

  1. Oh Kelly I pray you will have time to rest and re-group soon - and maybe you might be able to plan for a less stressful time next time school starts??
    Love your bright and cheerful card - love your story about the stamp literally falling into your lap :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Beautiful card and the sentiment is great !

    I hope you have to chance to rest a bit when school is over.

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  3. What beautiful bright colors and fun flowers on this great card!! That sentiment is divine! Guess that is another think I'll need to add to my ODBD wish list!!

    I know what you mean about being overscheduled. I think my life would have gone more smoothly, if I had just set up a cot at the church for the past three weeks and lived there.

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  5. Kelly, your card is gorgeous! Your color choices are so cheerful and I love love love the stamp you used! Wonderful job!

    I'm sure you're counting the days until summer... and hopefully a slower pace. Hugs!!!

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  6. Kelly, I'm feeling the effects of the busy life, myself! I hope things calm down a bit for you soon.
    This card is love-ly!! =) Really, I like everything about it. Once again, I feel like it's a 'virtual' greeting made for me!! Love how God does things that way!!
    Blessings~

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  7. Kelly, this is beautiful. Love the color combo.

    I know about a busy life :). working 40 plus hours a week, church, house, friends. But I so love my life, even though I can not wait to get to heaven. :)

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  8. Super cheerful card and great sentiment, Kelly. Love it!

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  9. This is just beautiful Kelly ... in every sense of the word!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SAY IT LOUD’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  10. Your cards are always so very pretty Kelly! I love the bright & happy colors you used and that verse is so spot on! Great job with the challenge my friend & TFS!!!

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  11. Not only do I LOVE the bright and fun colors on this card and how it's decorated SO beautifully inside and out, but I also SUPER LOVE that sentiment. You did an amazing job on this, and I'm SO GLAD that you've shared it in our challenge this week.
    Have a blessed week and please join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  12. What a great card and amazing sentiment....(Soooooo true)...Love your cards my sweet friend...the insides are as beautiful as the outsides...You always come up with the perfect combos...great job...slow down a bit...we don't need you getting sick before graduation especially...((hugs))

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  13. Beautiful card lovely papers and I love the sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  14. Absolutely brilliant card and wonderful papers! I love the sentiment's wonderful reminder! Hope you find some time for yourself to re-energize!

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  15. Gorgeously bright colors on this and what an awesome sentiment.

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  16. Beautiful card, so colorful and love the sentiment!

    We are in a series called "breathing room" it's all about NOT pushing yourself to the brink. I have really enjoyed it! Carri~Abusybee

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  18. Oh, this is a Kelly card! I could pick it out of a line up!!! Such pretty and bold colors and the layout is great for the papers.

    I do hope that you get a little bit of time soon. It has been a crazy month, for sure!

    Take care!

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  19. A lovely bright and colourful card! Wonderful sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Lexis hugs Susan x

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  20. Beautiful card, fantastic sentiment, vibrant colors, lovely flowers & buttons...this card has it all!! LOL
    The inside is a delight as well.
    Here's me wishing you a bit of rest & relaxation. I hope to get my COF card done this weekend too.

    Love & Hugs!

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  21. Fantastic!!!! Love the sentiment and flowers!

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  22. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I do love the colors and your sentiment is so right! Hopefully with school done, you'll be able to take time for yourself and get some rest and regroup. Hugs!

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  23. Gorgeous card and I LOVE your stamp what a beautiful sentiment stamp,
    Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Rubber Stamp challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  25. Pretty card! You always use the most vibrant and beautiful colors on your project. Love the flowers with the buttons...Fantastic job!

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  26. Kelly what a fabulous sentiment and cheerful card. I agree with Marcy I love your use of vibrant colors and you always do such a wonderful job decorating the inside too! xx

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  27. Don't you just love when God drops things in our laps?! This is a wonderful sentiment and I LOVE your bright and cheerful card!

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  28. Your bright colors and uplifting messages never fail to delight us, Kelly. This is no exception.

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  29. I just love your card - the colours, layout and sentiment are perfect! Hope everything gets better!

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  30. How very pretty! I just love these papers and colors. Gorgeous flowers :) Thanks so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Say It Loud challenge!

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  31. Love your card Kelly! Wonderful sentiment and very uplifting.

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  32. Kelly--your card is stunning! I love that sentiment and it sure is perfect for your life right now!

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  33. Kelly, your cards are always so pretty and delightful. I was reading the comments left thus far and one talked about how the card is lovely on the inside and outside. I couldn't help think that the comment not only applies to your card - but to you too. You are an inspiration my friend! Be well and remember that you need to take time to relax and recharge yourself. And that He is our source of Strength and in Him we can find rest.

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  34. Oh I LOVE the colors and the flowers- and the sentiment! Hoping you get some 'me' time soon! Awesome card!

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  35. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the flowers and bright colors.

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  36. I love the colorful bouquet!!

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  37. Gorgeous card honey. I love the bright colours.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Rubber Stamp’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Our new challenge started today, favourite papers. I hope you can join us again.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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  38. Bright and beautiful, Kelly!

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