1st CRAFTERS of FAITH *Blog Hop!* + Prize Giveaway!)

*Edited 10/1/12!* 
 Random.org Blog Hop prize winner is #29!
~ Lynn of Confessions of a left-brained stamper said:
 Love this cutie in the pumpkin patch!! What a precious card, Kelly!! Gorgeous colors and papers!  Congratulations!
 Please contact me at Kelnkids@aol.com with your mailing information. 
 Blessings and thank you, everyone!

To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
~Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Welcome to the 1st Crafters of Faith Blog Hop!  We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, welcome!  If you hopping along already, you should have arrived from April's blog and the beginning of the hop is our hostess this month, Carol S

Carol shared us with a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create: "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"

To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, here is the card I created for you!  I grew up in many places where picking our own pumpkins off the vine in vast farmlands was a Autumn treat along with hayrides, corn mazes and bonfire dinners :)  I found this adorable digi freebie here and thought it was perfect for celebrating Autumn and friends!  I couldn't resist adding a little something to the inside and my usual love of buttons adorns the front and inside as well :)  Indeed I share with you and send Harvest Blessings! I'm the last stop on the Blog Hop and I also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper! Please visit the other COF sisters and see what special Autumn treat they have created for you today :)  

Thank you for stopping by!  In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!

Sharon - A Piece of Heart
Darlene -  According to Bijou
Jeanette - CreativePlay
Carol  - Lost in my craft room
Kadie  - InMyMindsEye
Tami -  Blueinksdesign
Barb - Inkinintoretirement
April - April'sAlley  
Kelly - Sandcastle Stamper (You're here!)

Here is the hop in full order :)

Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!


Deets:  Cardstock:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, White; 
DSP = Fancy Pants "Summer's End"
Digital Image:  Nutcrackers; Colored with prismacolor markers;
Scallop Fiskars trimmer; CB, spellbinders nesties; 
Misc buttons, prima flowers, twine, tombo


  1. Beautiful card! Isn't autumn amazing with the changing colors?? I came here to Indiana from Southern California and we didn't have that there so it just floors me every year when I see the trees change.

  2. Well is she not the sweetest thing?! I love the image and how you put your card together. The colors and autumn feel are just perfect for the challenge.

    Thank you, for inviting me to the Crafters of Faith. I look forward to our group's time together.

  3. I love the autumn colors and your card is wonderful. Cute image and great coloring.

  4. She is just the sweetest little one, perched there in the pumpkin field! Love the papers and your buttons too!

    Thanks for inviting me to the COF group, you are a blessing to many!

  5. Beautiful card Kelly and I like the fall colours. Wonderful papers and I especially like that piece with the leaves - it's so striking on the inside of the card with all the white space. Cute image and fab button embellishments (love that big flower!).

  6. Kelly What can I say this is such a Gorgeous card the papers all the love you put into it, you always have such pretty cards , its because of you that I started doing the insides of my cards ( which I forgot to post today) Thank you for starting COF it has been such a blessing to be part of this wonderful group
    Thank you Lord for the bessings of such a wonderful lady .

    Liz D

  7. Fantastic card, Kelly! Sorry I've been MIA, but I have been looking at your posts. Hugs, Lori

  8. Adorable image and great coloring, Kelly! Another example of your great designs with gorgeous paper and perfect embellishments.

  9. Kelly, thanks so much for putting this wonderful group together and pouring your heart into each one of us.
    Your card is adorable!! And your've paired the perfect papers and layout, as always! LOVE!
    I'm blessed by your friendship more than I can say. Big Hugs, kadie

  10. such gorgeous fall card!LOVE the vivid colors of autumn and you displayed them sooooo well thriugh this sweetie pie immie and all that wonderful layering, not to mention your signature coolorful buttons too!Great job Kells,and congratulation on your -as well a all the wonderful Crafter of Faith Gals first blog hop!♥

  11. autumn is my favourite time of the year -- love the beauty of the season. :) your card really puts one in the autumn season -- great colouring of the image...and beautiful details. :)

  12. Kelly, gorgeous card. The papers are awesome and the little girl on the pumpkin is so adorable and colored beautifully. Thanks for heading up the COF group. You rock! Just one little thing ... I'm having trouble finding the giveaway. Did I miss something?

  13. Beautiful Kelly with such a sweet image. Love the autumn design on your blog.

  14. Fantastic fall colors and a fabulous card! LOVE the DP you used too.

  15. Oh my goodness Kelly your card just makes my whole face smile...I love your card, the colors the darling image and of course the inside as well..Thank you for pulling this group together and for including me...I love being a part of this wonderful group of ladies...((big hugs)) ♥♥♥

  16. Adorable! I just love visiting the pumpkin patch. Your card just made me smile!

  17. Kels!, I love that sweet girl just waiting for the harvest to come in! I hope you find a pumpkin that big to carve with your kids! Lol...think of the seeds you could roast!

    I am so happy to journeying through this faith filled trek with you! And, I am looking forward to many more 'miles' together before it ends!!

  18. Oh Kelly as usual your image is so so cute, the colouring is perfect as well as every detail... buttons, flowers and twine. Love your papers... you have the most cute papers ever!!!. Blessings my friend!!!

  19. Kelly, oh my goodness! Your card is so pretty! I love the way you colored that adorable image and of course I love all the fun details inside and out on your card. Too cute!!!

    It's been fun hopping with you!

  20. This is just as cute as it can be Kelly! So wish I could find some time to craft! Maybe in a few more weeks!

  21. Kelly--this image is so darn sweet and you sure colored it perfectly! I love the papers you used too and the embellishments are great!

    Thanks for inviting me to join this wonderful group of ladies, organizing this challenge/blog hop and I am blessed to be a part of these great ladies!

  22. Such a cutie pie image (-: love that fall dp!

  23. What a cute image. I've not heard of Nutcrackers, but I think I'm going to have to check them out. Such pretty dp that you used and fabulous coloring. Love your added butts and flower touches.

  24. Super fall card! Love the great colors on this!

  25. An adorable image and pretty papers--always a winning combination on your lovely cards. Thanks for all the prayers for my Kairos weekend. It went well and the women all seeking to find the Lord in their midst.

  26. What a fabulous time of year to celebrate with a blog hop Kelly. Your card is just gorgeous I especially love the leaf paper and cute image! xx

  27. Kelly this is beautiful - love the sweet image you have used and the papers and buttons you have used complement her beautifully.

  28. Love it! Especially the way you colored the pumpkin. It's so pretty.



  29. Love this cutie in the pumpkin patch!! What a precious card, Kelly!! Gorgeous colors and papers!

  30. The image is super adorable! I love all the layers in your card. Such pretty papers.

  31. I love this! That leaf paper is too cute....love the buttons ;)

  32. Wow! This is a real beauty Kelly...I love your color scheme, the way you colored that cute image & your layout rocks as usual!!!!! You did an absolute amazing job with this challenge gf!!!!!

  33. This is adorable! The wonderful fall papers go perfectly with the sweet girly in the pumpkin patch!

  34. Ah, this is adorable! I especially like how you decorated the inside and finished it off.