Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crafters of Faith~Innocence of Children

Today is the last day of the month and I am here to show you to my Crafters of Faith card! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of Christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together!   

Darlene is our hostess for this month-and she gave us this wonderful challenge:

 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!

I inked up another stamp from the Country Pumpkin line of Peachy Keen Stamps--also designed by Lorie Souther--like the Thanksgiving card I posted on Thursday.  I think this little girl shows the essence of little girls to a "T"!

I also wanted to try to not use one of Darlene's un-favorite colors on this card--pink.  I know--there is shade of pink on the card--but it really is Melon Mambo and I know Darlene is not opposed to that color.  So--my little girl showcases shades of bright and bold colors--just like I envisioned Darlene as a little girl--Bright and Bold.  And--you know--that also describes her to a "T" right now as an adult!  Thanks for a sweet challenge Darlene and thanks for being a wonderful friend!
Here is the sentiment on the inside of the card

Image/Sentiment—Peachy Keen Stamps Country Bumpkin--Madisyn
CardstockGina K White; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Melon Mamba, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP

Ink—SU Melon Mamba

Accessories—Copic Markers; Melon Mamba Brads; SU Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other November creations from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list is on the left side--please check out all of the cards.


MiamiKel said...

What a fun card, Barb .. So pink and girly!

Blessings to you, COF sistah!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Barb! This is such a cute card! I love the image, and the sentiment inside is perfect! Lovely reflection of Darlene's theme!

I'm so glad you're one of my Faith-Filled Friends!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a darling image- and a cute expression on her face : ) I love the bright colors you used to- put a smile on my face! Your sentiment is spot on too. Glad to meet you in the COF group!

Liz Williams said...

Love the colorful dots with this cute image.

Darlene said...

I LOVE IT!!! {Yes she's cyber-shouting hehe}

You are correct - I love Mellon Mambo, it's as close to pink as I can get, LOL. What an adorable image! Just look at all of those lovely layers - wow!

Thanks for being such a great friend and thanks for thinking of me when making this card!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh, this is the perfect little girl card. You got this one just right!!! The polka dot DP matches perfectly.

Super cute and great for the challenge!