Crafters of Faith ~ 1 John 4:12

Hi friends!

Today is a wonderful SON-day!
It's the first post for the Crafters of Faith,
and the giveaway winner

The COF is a crafty group that I formed on 
Splitcoaststampers with some dear friends ♥ 
Once a month we have a scripture based challenge
and make a card as a way to share our faith and friendship.

 Our hostess this month is Barb 
and I'm SO EXCITED that I'll actually be meeting her in 2 weeks , 
flying all the way up to her house for shenaningans a stamping retreat!
I've waited many (MANY!) years to meet her ~
so it's extra neat that she's our challenge host for January :)

Scripture: 1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another,
                                 God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
The challenge is to make a card or another creation  that describes
 how "we" love one another-- through friendship, trying times, music, holidays, etc. 

While I normally try to create a card with a faith based image
 or scripture for my COF cards, 
I just received a stamp order from Simon Says Stamps.
The second I saw this stamp set on release day, 
I just had to have it :)
I absolutely adore any stamps with puppies
or woodland creatures! ♥

 Since I already had a sentiment on the front of the card,
I didn't decorate the inside of this one.
Since the SSS challenge this week is *Anything New*,
I'll enter this into their challenge this week.

I'm excited to see what the other Crafters of Faith made 
with Barb's scripture and challenge!
But before I go check,
I have a winner to announce

By random.org selection, the winner is ......... #5 

Carol L!

Please email me at santikelly4@gmail.com 
with your name and address and how I can get in touch with you
to pop your goodies in the mail.

Thank you so much everyone for sharing your winter comments!
Please remember I will be having many giveaways,
so if you didn't win this one,  don't worry ~
check back often and see what's new!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

Card entered into:  Simon Says Stamp ~ Something New
Inspired by the Little Things:  Inspired picture 


  1. sounds like a great challenge Kelly and I love the card you've made for it. It's great to get together and craft with friends (something I was doing yesterday) hope you have a great time together.

    Sue xx

  2. Great card, love the stamp set you used, such great images !Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the week and Happy New Year ! Jo x

  3. What a fun card! These little characters are precious, getting along with one another, despite their differences. Great take on the challenge. Have fun on your stamping retreat!

  4. Great idea for that challenge, it sounds fabulous! :D
    Your card spritzes joy and love, how bright and lovely with those cute creatures!!
    Big congrats to my friend Carol, I'm so happy for her won!
    Hugs to you both :)

  5. You made a gorgeous card with these cuties!
    Great that you are meeting you craft friend.
    xxx Margreet

  6. Oh my gosh, those little critters are absolutely adorable!! And I love the sentiment!! It's perfect!! How fun you are going to a crafty retreat with your friend!! What fun!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I got so excited when I saw my name as the winner, I forgot to leave a comment on your adorable card! LOL Those are just the cutest cast of characters and you colored them perfectly! I'm loving those bright and cheery colors too! Thanks for your generosity in the giveaway, and I'm just delighted to have won the prize :)

  8. Kelly, of course your stamp is adorable. And just like all these animals are different, each bond together as creatures of God, and bonded by His love and their love for one another. Sure to bring smiles.

  9. I'm sort of back Kelly and hope to post in the next couple of days!! I love the image on your card and it says to me, that no matter how different we are, there is no reason why we should not be friends. I hope you have a lovely time with your friend and is very exciting for you. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  10. How adorable- such a fun fun card for the first COF challenge for 2018! You are so dear- love the group and the great challenges.

  11. Oh, this is so cute and fun! Great take on the inspiration photo!

  12. Now, this is just way tooooooo cute! Love the sentiment and the sweet images! Thank you for joining us!

  13. I'm lovin' your squad, too! What an awesome bunch! A true delight to behold!!

  14. Stop it! Oh, my word, how cute are those hand-holding little critters! And I love the phrase, "my squad!" Now you've enabled me to get that set, too, Kelly!! Thank you for playing at Inspired By … Little Things! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Love your card, the critters are adorable. How exciting that you are going to meet Barb! I know you will have a ton of fun together.

  16. This stamp set is the cutest and you have made an adorable card with it! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things.

  17. Kelly, this is such a cute card... darling stamps, fun design, fabulous coloring. You are such an inspiration!!!

  18. Super cute take on the inspiration! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

  19. FUN parade of critter, so nicely colored! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By:))

  20. Adorable! Love your coloring in bright, fun colors!! Terrific sentiment!!!