Crafters of Faith meets the Calendar Girls!

Hi friends!  I have two cards for you in today's post as both of my beloved blogging groups - the Crafters of Faith and the Calendar Girls - both have a card due today!  So fun!  

First up, the hostess this month for our Crafters of Faith SCS group is Tami!  Tami gave us a wonderful challenge this month, take a peek:

I have a crafting tool that I just had to have and have hardly used.  Does that sound remotely familiar?!  I think you all may have the same tool in your arsenal.  I would like you to drag out your scoring tool. Scor-Pal mini, biggie, Martha mini, biggie or if you do not have one of those, I am sure that you may have a scoring blade on your paper cutter. SCORE!!! It would be fun to see how you all incorporate scoring onto your card. You know I am into 'use what'cha got', so if you do not have a scoring tool of any sort, please create without this element. Oh and I do not mean just a score to fold your cardbase in half! LOL 

While it is a 'lovely' month February, let's create a card that is not Valentine's themed. That being said, it is the second part of this challenge. Let's not use Valentine theme, red, pink or white colors anywhere on our cards. That includes the paper you stamp your image on....*gasp*!

For our third element, how about we place both an image and a sentiment on the front of the card.

Well, that ought to keep us busy {now what am I going to do?! LOL} I am looking forward to seeing your projects. I get the best ideas from you girls.

So!  While I did not use ANY designer paper on this card, I got into a slight battle with the scoring!  What's a paper crafter to do - use an embossing folder =)  I embossed the teal cardstock to give the paper its' floral dimensions and then crimped the kiwi kiss paper with the scor-pal to create the according panel.   I went with brown/green/blue - my VERY fave color combo! - to avoid the traditional reds/pinks but oopsie, I did not read about the white!  I'm sorry, Tami!  For my image, I cut out a heart from a cardboard box (got plenty of those layin' around!!) and ripped the top layer off to get the same pleated, lined look - and added the rejoice to get a sentiment in.  
Ta-da!  I almost passed! =)

For my second card, the Calendar Girls had me as their hostess this month :) And since I'm Miss February, I had to include a little bit of love in there but with a twist!  I asked the Calendar Girls to create a card with the theme "Share the Love" using non-Traditional Valentines colors.  Take a peek - again!

It’s February, the month of LOVE ♥ I’m thrilled to be your hostess this month and offer you a challenge of a different sort Rather than go for the traditional Valentine’s card, I wanted to ask that you each make a card – as a reflection of yourself – and share a little LOVE

This month, please create a card (or project) that shows what YOU love .. something that when we look upon your car, we will know exactly what that ONE thing is that you love so much!

*You may use any colors you would like but extra brownie points for using non -traditional colors!! * Please include one thing only! 

Whew, I exhausted my own self on my own challenge, LOL!  But ... I did know exactly what I wanted to 'showcase' when creating.  Yes, I LOVE my Starbucks!  YES, I LOVE the beach, flip-flops year round and sandcastles!  Yes, I LOVE to volunteer oodles of hours at my kids schools and so enjoy being mommy!  But from the depths of my being, deep within my soul, what I love most of all is sharing God's word and having a foundation of faith to carry me through each of my days.  Can I get an AMEN?!

I also LOVE using bright, bold colors - never shy of those when I'm crafting!  The more vivid the colors, the happier I am!  So I went with a non-traditional color palette of Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango and Crumb Cake, paired with DCWV papers.  I even inked up this grunge cross set from Our Daily Bread that has never seen ink (LINY card!) and stamped it out in Razzleberry ink as well - both the image and the sentiment.  I fussy cut the flowers from the dsp to add as embellies, inside and out.   Here's my card!

 And the last 'extra credit' part of the challenge was to actually Share the Love and sent the card to someone as a blessing ~ unexpected or in need and my card is already en route =)
Whew, if you made it this far, thank you!  I'm so blessed that you stopped by and read this novel of a post - it's a busy blogging day and I'm grateful for all these ladies in both groups that make my heart huge with LOVE! :)

Be sure to stop by and see what they each have made if you can!  Both groups are listed in my sidebar right over there -----}  

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!



  1. Two wonderful creations, Kelly! The scored card is so very pretty with your corrugated heart and button.

    I love the vibrant colors and bold pattern with your fabulous grunge cross design!

  2. Both cards are real stunners Kelly! I love how you scored your card and the colors are gorgeous! Also love your second, this is such a great ODBD set.

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Two stunning cards...and as much as I adore #2, number one amazes me!! I understand why your dd would stop and wonder!!

  4. Kelly--your cards are both wonderful. The first one is so creative--and I am sure Jeanette will love the recycled part. The second one is just stunning--love the image and the layout.

    You sure Rocked both of the Challenges! Especially your own......

  5. Pretty cards.

    Thank you for sharing,


  6. Amen! Great cards. I love the colors of your first card - beautiful! Hope you have a fabulous day.



  7. WOW!!! Kelly, your cards are amazing! Each one is so unique... and BEAUTIFUL! I also notice that these two beauties are so different from your normal style, which is a good thing, too. It means you can create lots of different styles with such amazing results.

    Loved your theme, too. Thanks for being a Calendar Girl!

  8. Lovely cards, Kelly.
    Kim M

  9. Okay, someone has been a little - wait - a LOT crafty!

    Wow, these are two amazing projects. I so love what you did with the COF challenge. Way to think outside of the box, well, to use the box too!

    The cross stamp you used on the second card is really pretty. You paired perfect papers with it.

  10. Wow! That's just awesome Kelly! I love the while design on your card...you did a FAB job as always!!!!!

  11. Squeal!! OOOH, KELLY, I adore both of these bright, fun cards! All of the texture and creativity of the first card make me want to go right out and CASE this right now. I love everything about the score crinkle and the cardboard heart and the embossed flowers--and the colors! Beautiful! And your second card fits your love challenge to a tee! Beautiful colors, layout and stamps (I always say you have the best faith-filled stamps!!)!! Love these! Love YOU!! Hugs

  12. Kelly, these are such beautiful cards! The colors are so vibrant! I LOVE that cardboard corrugated heart. And since I don't have a scor-pal, I say that embossing should count! LOL! Love it, friend!

  13. Both cards are fantastic! Love, love the Valentine card, just gorgeous!

  14. Kelly all I can say is these cards are a masterpiece each in their own way. Love the layouts and I knew right away when I saw the cross what your love was...every single day you demonstrate it...You are such a wonderful inspiration...

    Your COF card is wonderful as well....doh...hit me on the head...card board cut out...you are so clever and creative...You simply amaze me with all that you have on your plate...you still have time to craft AND make such wonderful paper crafts..thank you...Big hugs...and much love my sweet friend.....♥

  15. Oh, Kel! I'm so sorry I've been MIA these days. These cards are FAB BU LOUS!! Love the different textures on the first one... especially the crimped heart! And the colors and that gorgeous stamp on the second card is just stunning!

    Fatty thanks you for the chin rubs. :) my dog, however, had an UTI last week. Poor baby... he's on medication and has been doing better now. Hope all is well with you and yours! xoxo..

  16. Beautiful cards! Love all that texture you added to the first one. It's always satisfying to use something you don't use enough. The other card is gorgeous with the bright colors!

  17. Wow Kelly!!! Both cards are stunning and so different! A real testament to your versatility and creativity!! The calendar girls card just rocks. Love the bright colors and that cross - oh my word!

    The COF is cute, fun and interesting! Love the colors and that heart is inspired!! Who knew cardboard could be so wonderful on the front of a card?!

    Great job on both!

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  19. Wow...great cards Kelly!

    The COF card is very simple. and yet very cool! Love your color choices.

    The CG card is totally you! From the colors, to what you love it screams "Kelly"!!!

    Love them both!!!

  20. I love the cardboard heart on the first, and the gorgeous colours of the second. Two lovely cards.

  21. Both cards are so striking Kelly and a great meet of your challenge criteria. I particularly love the color combos for both cards. The big floral print for your card with the beautiful cross is gorgeous and I love the detailing of your second card. It would be the perfect challenge for me as I have a score pad and hardly ever use it. I hope you have a great weekend! xx

  22. Both your cards are beautiful Kelly and you have been busy. Isn't it great when you can create and recycle at the same time. Love the use of the cardboard from the box and the texture you gave it from taking off a layer. Your next card is so bright and cheery and the non-traditional colour of the cross is perfect with the papers.

  23. Love both of these cards! Super pretty & great creativity!:)

  24. Both of your cards are beautiful! Great design and colors.

  25. ohh wowww double the treasure!! Great feast for the eyes too with those awesome,rich colors chosen for the CG challenge(also love the 'scattered' d/p in the b/ground...such 'full' card with a blessed cross. And the cardboard heart is absolutly genious!!! I can see a case coming...hoping U won't mind...♥

  26. GREAT use of cardboard!! Amazing!

  27. Two wonderful and challenging cards! I love all of the texture on the first one and the second one just blew my mind! I love the direction you went with the papers! Usually a card with a cross is very understated and classic, but this is so full of energy and vivid! LOVE!!!!

  28. Beautiful cards Kelly. I love them both.

  29. Your cards are great! I love the verse on the inside of the CC's card! I am so happy you are so willing to share your faith. Thanks for a great challenge.