COF: My children are my joy ♥

Hello friends!

Wow, blogger has been feeling a little sluggish today!
Me, too ... and after the last bell rings today at school,
it's officially the start of Spring Break! 

 My card today is a reflection of joy ~
the theme of this month's Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers.
Our hostess, Jeanette, asked us to create a card 
based on joy, and in whatever way we interpret that:

 Joy is not based on circumstances, but rather comes from within. No matter what is happening in our lives we can have Joy because of our love for the Lord and our hope in Him.

Joy is also one of the fruits of the Spirit…

Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

I have many things that make me happy ...
but there is no greater joy that what I feel for my children ♥
My card is a simple reflection of the love that I have for all of them ~
I was blessed to have 4 beautiful babies 
and they are truly my heart.


For those of us that are moms, grandmas, aunties, older siblings, etc ...
 Another thing that brings me joy 
is that I was very blessed to win this mama elephant stamp set
from my new friend, Julianne!
I have swooned over it for a long time and I was alternatively
shocked/excited/humbled to be her chosen winner ♥
I think you'll appreciate one of my favorite sayings ♥♥

Thank you, Jeanette, for a wonderful joy-filled theme this month.
Sue is up next month to guide us with a challenge theme
and scripture ..... stay tuned!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Kelly it's super cute

    gr karin

  2. So cute and I love the sentiment too and fabulous card design Kelly..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Love the image and the sentiment. Great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Cute sentiment with a precious card! Our children do mean the world to us.

  5. Delicious card, Kelly!! Fab sentiment with your sweet design and cute image!! So so lovely!

  6. AAAwwww - lovely post Kelly! This is an adorable card - and you can tell it comes right from the heart! So, so sweet!

  7. Fabulous card Kelly - and I love that Mama Bear quote!

  8. Gorgeous card to express your love for your kids!
    xxx Margreet

  9. LOL! Oh Kelly, I've never herd that saying before - and I nearly spewed my coffee onto my computer when I read it Hilarious - and oh so true. ;)

    Now about your card... SWEET! I love it!!!

  10. Oh, this is so sweet!! The image is adorable!! I love the papers and the mama bear quote, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Super cute card, Kelly and great layout !


  12. What a sweet card Kelly. I love the sentiment on the card and it fits the challenge perfectly! And, I love the quote at the end--so true for you!

  13. Wonderful card! LOVE the floral paper!!

  14. I love your take on this month's theme. Yes us Mama bears get very busy, but so worth it.

  15. This wonderful card touches my heart, Kelly!! LOVE!!!!!

  16. Wonderful set to win! See you have luck here and there! LOL