Carriers of Faith - BLOG Hop and CANDY GIVE-AWAY! ♥

*Please note:  I apologize for the break in the hop!
Jeanette's post is currently unavailable so your letter on that stop  is "M"!
Thank you!
Welcome to the Carriers of Faith Blog Hop!
If you are hopping along, you should have arrived from April's amazing blog!
You can find the beginning of the HOP here on Barb's blog
which is where you will need to start for the first clue!
This month, we are doing things a little bit different AND
it includes our lovely Guest Designer, Maxine, AND a blog candy give-away!
As you hop from blog to blog, each of the Designers will have a letter for you.
Once you have all the letters, please leave a comment below
on this post to let me know you've completely the hop,
what the word is and how I can reach you if you are the ONE random
lucky winner :)
The COF is a group of Christian crafters from SCS
with rotating hostesses with a themed scripture/card challenge each month.
This month, I am the hostess and I asked each of the lovely ladies
to create a card based on the scripture from Psalm 107:2 ~
 "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..." ~ Psalm 107:2
My challenge this month:  Tell Your Story

 The Challenge this month is to create a card/project/scrapbook page/picture based on the scripture above and what the meaning you pull from that is. Tell us your story! What speaks to your heart? What gifts do you have that you give to others as part of a fellowship - do you read, pray, write, create, walk, sing? There are so many parts in each of us ~ what part of your story are you sharing with others? As an added bonus but not required!! Please use the color GREEN {my VERY favorite color!}somewhere on your card to represent newness, growth, the blossoming of nature around us and the blooming friendships we have! 

So, based on this challenge, I actually went with a simple sentiment rather than try to narrow down one 'thing' that I do, especially since I wear many hats!
And the inside sentiment is one from an image exchange:

In the end, while searching my ODBS, I came across Kind Hearts
and it just felt right.  I think part of my daily walk and constant prayer
is to instill in my children the gifts that they can use to better themselves
and bestow upon others.  In Hosea, it talks about planning the seeds of kindness and watching the resulting growth.  That's my mission
with sharing God's word with my children as well asking for them to be kind,
in all things ♥
I followed the current Deconstructing Sketch to complete my card
as well as ColourQ colors combo - so beautiful!
Maxine, it means the world to me that you were a guest on our hop this month!
You will have a surprise package heading your way this week!

Blessings, dear friend! 


I'm the last stop on the hop and we hope you enjoyed this

collection of cards today ~ once you have the word,

please add it below.
If you need the full hop order, here it is at a glance:

                              Maxine ~ Guest Designer 

Jeanette (her letter is "M")

Kelly ~~ you're here!

Here is a picture of the candy you could win!
It includes a Basic Grey "Carte Postale" paper pad,
Idea journal book w/ insert tabs, pocket dividers, etc
Carte postale page flags and a stamp set by 7 Gypsies
to help you TELL YOUR STORY!

To win, leave a comment in the box below with the spelled out HOP WORD
and I'll chose one random winner by Monday, May 12th!
I will ship worldwide :)


Thank you for stopping by today and
 getting to the end of this very long post!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter my card into: ColorQ Challenge - Colors
Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch above
 Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Spring Colors
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


  1. Love your card Kelly, and it was a joy to take part in this hop, and to share my card.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly!! I love the beautiful sentiments, both inside and out!! The papers are so pretty!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Kelly--first, I want to thank you for organizing this awesome blog hop this month--and for giving us such a wonderful theme. It seems that a few of us had gardens on our mind--it must be that those of us NOT in Florida are so ready for spring.

    Now-your card is stunning. What a great sketch to use and that sentiment--both of them--are perfect for this month!

    Thanks so much for all you do!

  4. This is wonderful! I love that you decorated the inside! Thanks for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Skethch!

  5. Completely gorgeous and with a perfect sentiment. Inside and out beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card inside and out! Love all the fab colors!

  7. Love, love, love the card!!! Thanks for your prayers and for forming COF!

  8. Oh Kelly- you are such a blessing to me! Love your card- always beautiful work- and love the hop theme- you are a great organizer and a fab friend : ) God Bless you!

  9. Hello Kelly. Made the hop just for the fun of it. Love you card and the sentiments are spot on. have a great day.


  10. I hoped along but I didn't see a post for Jeanette and Zella did not have a link. I found redee... I am guessing it's redeem! Great hop! Your card is great, love the layers!

  11. The layout and colors are lovely. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

  12. Really, really pretty! :)

  13. Kelly, what a beautiful card ! The sentiment is great and i like the friendly colors and your layout. The blog hop word is REDEEMED.
    Thanks for offering such a great price. I´m working on my first smash book right (about our china trip) and these stuff would be perfect for a second :-) So, I keep my fingers crossend **lol**

  14. Your card is gorgeous. I love the colors and the layout. The sentiments are beautiful! I hope your Mother's Day was fantastic!

  15. Oh Kelly, I love your card. It is absolutely stunning both inside and out...mwahhh...perfecto. Thanks also for organizing this group and for being such a good friend and leader...I am truly blessed to have you in my life....

  16. I really like the colors and the sentiment and how it is featured. Great job!

  17. Vackert kort med fina dekorarioner på alla sidor. Fina färger och stilig helhet. Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
    H. Katharina

  18. What a lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us in this week's challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. Oh I love the vibrant colours of this card...inside and out, such a fab green. Thanks for joining us with our Fussy and Fancy challenge and good luck...Jo. X

  20. So beautiful inside and out. The colors are gorgeous together.

  21. This is such a beautiful card! The sentiment is wonderful and I loved reading your personal insight with it! It is so important to plant those seeds!