Crafters of Faith - Anything Goes!

Blessings, friends!  

Thank you all so much for the warm words of encouragement on our little man's tournament ~ such a unique experience from the opening ceremonies to competing.  Although he didn't place , we are so proud that he got up there in the ring to complete with kids twice his size and height - not to mention do his Shim Jun 1st Degree Black Belt form, 81 moves long! 

 He was awarded the Songham Spirit Award which is a beautiful medal to add to his repetoire :)  This was his 3rd TKD tournament and while it doesn't get any easier for me *gulp!*,  I have to stand proud in his accomplishments of being courageous, strong and showing amazing sportsmanship.

 He is my David!

And I won't keep you waiting any longer!  He chose #17 as a random number which means ... congratulations goes to LYNN McAuley on winning the Halloween critters blog candy!!  Please contact me at Kelnkids@aol.com
so I can get your prize out to you!

 Todays' card is for the Crafters of Faith blogging group, a blessed
group of sisters in Christ and crafting!  This month, our hostess Carol is having some computer troubles and taking a bit of a break so I stepped in for her with "Anything Goes" this month - letting the girls chose their own scriptures, image and/or sentiment  ... to surprise us! :)

This is the bible verse I chose to use this month, one that I'm always particularly fond of not just in times of sorrow but in sharing that God's love for us is truly eminent and abundant:

May the God of hope fill you with all the joy an peace as you trust in Him, 
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Roman 15:13

And my card!

I went with the simple approach this time around - using a stamp from
Our Daily Bread's Quote collection, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink to match the cardstock/papers and "spritzed" around the edge with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Carribbean Blue.  I also added on a bold butterfly using the 

And the card inside, which I left blank for now.

I'll enter this card into the ODBDSLC172 challenge "Anything Goes" and Sweet Stampin' Challenge "Things with Wings" ~
Please be sure to stop by the rest of the Crafters of Faith
 which you can find in my sidebar :}

Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Love this bold and beautiful card Kelly!!
    Well done on your son's achievements too.

  2. Beautiful card and sentiment!!!!

  3. Just beautiful Kel! Love the colors together and the butterfly you put together, but the scripture is the star of this card as it should be....I love that you left it blank, and it can be used for a lot of occasions when you will need a card and you can fill it in then. Congrats to your son on his Spirit award too!

  4. WOW! Your card is stunning, Kelly! Lovely butterfly and very nice scripture! Love it!

  5. Sweet card Kelly--and thanks for a challenge we could all rock! Love the sentiment and the butterfly is beautiful!

  6. Love this beautiful butterfly and your bright colors with this wonderful CS Lewis quote! Such a wonderful and encouraging card, Kelly!

  7. Absolutely darling card, Kelly ! The sentiment is great and i like the colors together.

    How could I miss this blog candy ? Anyway, here we don´t celebrate halloween like you in the US ;-)

    You´re right, fall is here. It´s colder, fog in the morning, but we have luck- lots of sunshine !

  8. CAS and just fabulous!!! Love that color combo and beautiful butterfly!
    Congrats to your son for a job well done.

  9. I am glad that you all had a good time at the tournament. Coming home with pride and a medal...perfect!

    I really like your card. The colors together just set off that blue amazingly! The butterfly is pretty as well.

  10. Wonderful card of encouragement! Polkadots always give me a lift!

  11. Oh, Kelly, what a beautiful card of encouragement...it's gorgeous! I so love the red and Bermuda Bay together...stunning! And it's beautiful inside and out! What a precious C. S. Lewis quote, and I also love the passage from Romans. So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl (another South Florida gal) :)

  12. Beautiful card! Love the bright colors on this! Congrats to you Son! Carri~Abusybee

  13. Kelly, this is beautiful. Striking colors and design; wonderful sentiment; and your butterfly is gorgeous!

  14. Kelly- love your card- the colors are fabulous! I am not sure I have ever used red with Bermuda- but it is gorgeous!!!! Congrats to your son- how cool- he is learning great lessons- better to start out on the bottom rung- then when you climb to the top it is even sweeter!

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  16. Kelly, this is such a beautiful color combo! It really makes the sentiment pop! The butterfly is very striking, I love it!

    Thank you for keeping us organized at COF, you are a blessing to us all!


  17. Kelly, this is stunning! I love how the red color zips with the turquoise! Such a pretty butterfly, too, and you gotta know I love CS Lewis. Congrats to your little man...awesome! Blessings, COF friend!

  18. What a gorgeous card and verse!! I so love your Bermuda Bay and red color combo and the sweet butterfly!! Beautiful inside and out!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Kelly! I love your color combo paired with that adorable butterfly. The C. S. Lewis quote is so encouraging!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous. Your butterfly compliments your scripture so well, and jumps off the card!

  21. This is gorgeous, Kelly!

  22. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sweet Stampin'

  23. Very pretty, great colors. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  24. Wonderful card! I absolutely love the gorgeous butterfly, and the sentiment works perfectly with your scripture choice.

    Congrats to your son on a job well done!

  25. Congratulations to your son on his award!! How exciting!! Your card is stunning!! The colors are so awesome together!! Love the butterfly!! The sentiment is so beautiful!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  26. Beautiful card! I love your layered butterfly and color combo!

  27. Gorgeous. Love that you kept it CAS so the butterfly really pops.