Crafters of Faith: Going back to Childhood ;)

Blessings, friends! 
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!  Our home is always the "hostess" home so I spent 2 full days shopping, prepping, cooking AND eating! :)  
My daughter and I ventured out to do Black Friday shopping at 11 pm and finished at 4 am! 
We gave new meaning to shop til you drop, armed with flyers and lists and good attitudes!
We had minimal lines, shockingly, if any at all, hit all our stores and even snuck in a 4:30 am breakfast at Denny's ... Good times!!

So, what's my card all about!
If you are new to my blog, the Crafters of Faith is a Christian blogging/chatting
group on SCS that I created after yearning to meet other christian crafters.
And I'd like to give a great big welcome to the new members of the COF ..
Shelly, Zella and Sharon!

Our hostess this month is Darlene!
Her is all that she wrote, followed by my card :)

November theme!
Hostess: Darlene!

Matthew 10:13-16

"People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them."

I have always loved the image that this brings to mind. The culture of the day was such that children were valued even less than women were, so once again, Jesus is teaching that he came for the least ones in society. My biggest pleasure in teaching Sunday School is always experiencing God's love and grace through the accepting eyes of children. 

So, with that in mind, look through your treasure trove. What do you have that shows the innocence of childhood? The pleasure in simple things? The wonder of nature? The pure fun of our world? What speaks to that child-like spirit that you remember from your childhood? Try to create something that takes you back to your childish, unquestioning, innocent faith in God. Create a little bit of heaven on paper!

Thank you for your theme, D!  
I have fond memories of ice skating as a young girl on the pond by our house. We had just moved from England back to the US for 8 months or so to the middle of nowhere Maine! I remember the pond freezing over and wishing to skate on it like the other children. But we were rich in love but certainly not money, but somehow my mom made the most beautiful pair of white Reidells show up under the Christmas tree. She even crocheted these adorable bright pink Pom poms to wear on each skate. She said they were what my idol Dorothy Hamill wore but the reality, I learned later, was it was easier for her to see me out on that ice with those big pink Pom Poms :*)  For my card, I used skater Sophie and added her to a card of traditional olives and burgundy holiday colors and this yummy whimsical paper I've had in my stash forever. The inside is blank since I'm not sure where this card will go yet :)

I'll enter this into Color My Heart challenge (Ponderosa Pine and Cranberry)
Jelly park challenge: Christmas
TotallyPaperCrafts: ho ho ho it's Christmas

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the COF gals have made ... You can find them in my sidebar. 
Big hugs, a Bigger Blessings!


  1. AWww Kelly this is so cute - lovely image beautifully coloured and mounted. Love that burgundy and green colour scheme!

  2. Sweet card inside and out! Love the cute image and the buttons are a perfect match!

  3. Kelly, this is such an adorable card! Love the bold colors and the sweet skating image! What fun memories from your childhood, too! Loved hearing how ummmmmmm... CLEVER you mom was to make it possible to easily spot you on the ice!

  4. I can just see you and your pink pompoms skating across the ice!

    Sophie looks like she's having a wonderful time too! Love the fun papers too!

  5. Fun paper, cute image, and an adorable card!!! So glad you had a wonderful childhood - so many memories!

  6. Oh my gosh, this is so sweet!! I love the adorable image and the fun papers!! Ice skating is one of my fondest childhood memories, too :) My Dad would build a small rink for my sister and I to skate around in!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. How sweet is this! I LOVE the image- and you are stirring up childhood memories here as well- Dad would make us a rink in the backyard each year! We would spend hours out there! Back to your precious card- love the coloring- and you always have the eye for just the right DP to use! Thanks for having me in the COF group- and I look forward to the monthly challenges!

  8. This is so adorable! I used to ice skate but I have never skated on a frozen pond. What a great memory.

  9. Love the cute papers you used and this card would instantly bring happiness even if someone had not had early skating experiences. Your work is just so delightful, Kelly.

  10. Oh my - I JUST LOVE THIS!!! Sophie is so glam, out there on the ice! Perfect paper too with the sweet polar bears and penguins all decked out for the holidays!

    {but - you forgot the pink pom pons hehehe} Pretty darn clever of your mom to add those to your skates!

    Blessings to you my friend!

  11. Kelly--this card is darling! I think Sophie is too cute and I love the papers you paired with her. I too love hearing the stories of when you were a little girl!

  12. Kelly this creation is adorable! Beautiful coloring on your sweet image and LOVE the fun papers too!! :) I always love to watch the Olympics figure skating events!

  13. Your post gives new meaning to shop till you drop Kelly!
    Your card as always is totally delightful

  14. I love your ice skating memories and how this Sophie image fits them perfectly!

    Speaking of perfectly, those papers are the greatest colors together...I think a new fave for me...well, for this week! ;)

    Great card!!!

  15. I love every bit of this card.
    Thank You for sharing it with us at JellyPark.

  16. Sweet card, Kelly ! Inside AND out. Sweet image and i like the DP.

  17. Such fun and fabulous papers with ice skating Sophie! Beautiful work, Kelly!

  18. What a sweet card! I love everything about it - the colors, paper, main image, the buttons. LOVE IT!

  19. What a precious card. It will certainly bring a smile to the face of anyone who has ever wished to be Dorothy Hamill, Michelle Kwan, or Kristi Yamaguchi! Thanks for joining us over at Color My Heart, and for introducing me to Crafters of Faith. I'd never heard of you before now!!

  20. It is a very sweet card. I love Riley and the color combo too. Worked beautifully with the theme. Thank you for sharing the story. :)

  21. So adorable Kelly! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  22. Love your skating moose, channeling her inner Dorothy Hamill (everyone wanted her haircut, remember?). She looks very festive, set in the red and green papers and accents. Thanks for taking the Color My Heart dare this week! Hope to see you playing again!

  23. Very cute! I like the way you carried the circle theme from the buttons to the stamped panel. It really pulls the card all together.
    Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.

  24. What a delightful skating reindeer. She really made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week. Hope you can join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  25. Super duper cute, especially Sophie. I give this card a 6.0! Thanks for taking this week's Color Dare!

  26. oh my goodness, this card is so stinkin' cute!!! I love this cute ice skating Sophie and the beautiful papers you used. The buttons are perfect too! :)

  27. love it kelly!! the colors are beautifully matched and i love that PP! you have a wonderful mom!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  28. What a fabulous group of ladies.

    Your card is so adorable. I love the cute image you used and your coloring is fabulous as well as your design and papers you used.

  29. Love your card! Too cute! I so enjoyed reading your story from your childhood. It is fun to read that you came to FL by way of England and ME! I was crazy about Dorothy Hamill as well, and had the haircut as a girl. The pom poms were on my skates. I actually put them on my Nov skate tag as that was such a memory for me. (I adore ME and used to go up there on vacation with my late hubby..such good memories your post brought back to me!)

  30. Adorable Kelly both Riley and your bg paper. Hope you have a great week! xx

  31. Such an adorable card and what a great memory. It also sounds like you had such a wonderful thanksgiving! I skipped black friday - but you make me look forward to the day when my little ones are old enough to stay out all night and shop till we drop!