COF "For the Men" meets Riley & Co "Texture!"

Howdy, Friends!
How's that for a catchy title?

If you are here for the Riley and Company's Challenge,
or the
Carriers of Faith monthly post,
you're in the luck - they are one in the same!
Yes, my card is pulling double duty this time around --
sometimes we just get lucky that way ;)
For my Riley and Company post, I am the hostess this challenge -
HI! ♥
I chose the challenge to be one in which you can create a card/project
using 'Terrific Textures!'
 Mine is pretty obvious ~ I went with one of my FAVES of all time - burlap.
I love to work with this stuff!
I love feel, the smell, the memories it brings
of grand-dad's farm ~ counless burlap bags filled to the brim with peaches.
They lived on the property where the owners had huge orchards just
filled with acres and acres of peaches ... I can still visualize it.
which I LOVE!  Simple and to the point!
Indeed He does ♥
We'd be thrilled if you could play along with our challenge -
you can link up your cards in the challenge area
right here starting 6/10 :)

Also, for the Carriers of Faith, our hostess this month is Paula!
Her theme is this one:

Celebrate the Men in your life...

Challenge: I want you to create a card or gift for your father or a male figure who has been influential in your Christian life. Create multiple projects if you wish for more than one of those special men.
2. Give the project to that man or men that you hold dear to you. Celebrate these people on or before Father's Day!
3. Use any scripture you like on your project. Just make sure the scripture has a prominent place somewhere on your project and share a pic where you used the scripture.
4. Tell us why you chose this person or persons and how they played a part in your walk with Christ.
5. Explain why you chose a particular scripture on your project.

For me, Father's Day is one of the hardest days of the year.
I lost dad 7 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't think of him
and he's not with me. 
My father and I were very close, as close as a parent and child could be
and his passing left a void in my heart.
I have so many wonderful memories of him and the man he was
before cancer riddled him of his mind and body
and hold fast to that to guide me through this journey of life ♥
Yes, I have a WONDERFUL and most incredible husband ~
and a fabulously crazy brother as well :)
But mostly, Father's Day tends to be raw, emotional ...
so this card was a reminder to myself that above all things,
we are never forsaken.
Truly .... GOD'S GOT THIS,
as with many things if we just seek him in refuge!
For my card inside, I added a sentiment that was computer
generated ~ one that brings me comfort over and over
and was fitting with the stamp .... Psalm 46:1.
Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the COF sisters
have created this month - you can find them  listed
in my sidebar!
As Always,
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'd like to enter this to:  Word Art Wednesday - AG
Sunday Stamps - Color Palette


  1. Super!!! Kelly, love the way you used the burlap on this card! Too cute and of course the sentiment is just great.

  2. Beautiful and the button is the perfect touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Fabulous masculine design! Love the burlap!!

  4. Kelly--your card is wonderful. I love the burlap on your card and how it reminds you of some of the favorite men in your life.

    Great job on this month's challenge!

  5. Such wonderful texture and lovely verse.

  6. Oh Kelly, this card is drop-jaw gorgeous! Love the burlap - yep, it's a great texture! Love the scripture verse! Beautiful!

    Your words about your dad and the memories are very touching, too.

  7. Your post was so touching and you have an amazing amount of strength!
    Your card is wonderful and I love the burlap! We had burlap feed sacks on the farm when I was younger. I bet the ones with peaches smelled a lot better! Hugs!!

  8. Awesome sentiment and so true! Terrific card!

  9. What a beautiful post, Kelly and oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love, love this!! The burlap is fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Beautiful Kelly. Psalm 46:1 is excellent. Keep it close to your heart and you will never go wrong.

  11. Beautifully done- LOVE the texture and the burlap is so perfect for the boys! Your story about your Dad is so sweet- he must have been quite the guy to raise such a wonderful daughter!

  12. Hi Kelly, this card and your message are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  13. I can smell the peaches! Thanks for making such a wonderful card for the cCOF challenge! May God bless you in a special way this Father's Day!

  14. Beautiful Kelly - and what a heritage your Father gave you - He was a great role model for God!!

  15. Kelly,
    this is a card of cards. The burlap and hearts with the sentiment made me want to jump with joy. It is so delightful for me to see such creative art. It inspires me ( and others) and I thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Adorable, Kelly. The burlap looks super great and the button is a great touch. LOVE it- als always :-)

  17. This card would be perfect for my friend's dad, who is going in for a surgery today. Love the texture!!!

  18. I really like how you treated the die cut with the sentiment on it with DP. That is a great idea {noting that one}.

    I am sorry you miss you dad so much, hon....