Saturday, January 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Debut, again.....



This is my card for the "new" Crafters of Faith that Kelly is hosting on SCS.  Kelly organized a similar group a few years ago and it faded away.  She has been anxious to get it started again, so here we are for 2017!    We currently have 14 members and it still is growing.  This will be a fun year in this heartwarming and inspirational group

What was the previous Crafters of Faith?  It was a WONDERFUL place to come together and chat and craft together with supplies we have already on hand - adding in the twist of using scripture! The group will be very similar in 2017. In a nutshell, the hostess for that month will share with us her chosen scripture verse and we will all create a card, scrapbook page, bible journaling page (etc.) around that verse. Kelly also posted this:  We’ll encourage each other daily, lift each other up, pray for one another as need and of course, craft together! I know for me, I am always striving to grow further in my spiritual walk and growing in faith and friendship is a wonderful start. We’ll all grow together in God’s love and grace, and I’d like to share that anything from daily postings to card kits to cards with faith based images or scriptures might be included. Mostly, this will be “our” group! A place to take a break from life, have a sip of coffee or tea, and just know you are loved, prayed for, and always a place to be happy, refreshed, renewed! 

Up first for January is Tracie.  She challenged us with the following:  When I think about SCS I am most thankful for my friends that I have made here so I went to my bible and found scripture about friendship. I decided to go with Proverbs 27:9 - "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul". So lets see a card about friendship.  And since we are thankful for our SCS friends, I would like each of you to send your card to an assigned person in this swap. 

I made a card that used a brand new Hero Arts Stamp that I saw demonstrated a month or ago at my local stamp store.  It is called Color Layering Bouquet and it is layers of colors, using different stamps.  I do like how it turned out.  And, the person I get to send it to is Jody! 

Here is the inside of my card:



I hope Kelly, Tracie and Jody along with the others like my card this month!  We are to post between the 7th and 10th of each month, so if you look on my sidebar, you may see other creations.  I know that there will be many posted in the COF thread on SCS too!


Image/Sentiment:  Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet/Sentiment-Paper Bag Studios Prosperity


Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz;


Ink:  SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz;

Accessories:  SU Mini Tag Punch; Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Circle dies; Starburst Embossing Folder



6 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

That cross stitched die cut is to 'die' for! Such a pretty card. Great job.

Liz Williams said...

Love your pretty card. It's always fun to try out some new stuff. Your color choice is beautiful.

Maxine D said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Barb - so very pretty, and I do love that sentiment!
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful- I LOVE the stamp, you know I just love pinks : ) LOVE your card : )

Lynn McAuley said...

Your fabulous embossing gives this beautiful bouquet of flowers center stage on this wonderful design, Barb. What a gorgeous card of friendship!

I look forward to a year of crafting with you in the Crafters of Faith!

Thank you so for your kinds words and sweet prayers.

CardsbyJo said...

Barb, I love this card and I am so lucky to be the person to receive it. So glad we are in this swap. I am always inspired by you and all you accomplish.