Friday, May 9, 2014

May 'Carriers Of Faith' Blog Hop

We are a group of ladies that chat and papercraft, and have another common bond- we are all Christians.  We have a monthly themed Blog Hop : )

Kelly is our Blog Hop Hostess- our May Theme: : Tell your story!

Scripture: "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..." ~ Psalm 107:2

  This is one of my favorite times of year, celebrating this time of Christ's resurrection! On Easter morning when the tomb was empty, the gift to all of us was the assurance that we will live again and be given eternally glory. As Christians, of course, we hope to know Christ and accept him as our Savior and share the gospel with friends, family, those we fellowship with. Truly when God died on that cross for you, for me, for all of us, he paid the price for us to worship at his feet and redeem ourselves.

 On this hop today, we all unite to share our creations with you as well as a letter on each stop of the way. *Please remember the letter on your host's blog and at the end ( Kelly ) will ask you to write the word from all the letters in order*! What's more fun, there is a prize for one lucky winner which will be given at random from all those leaving the Guess the Word comment! ♥ Blessings to each of you! ♥

My Letter Is E

  Easter is a time for renewal- it is a time of year where I feel on fire- full of the Holy Spirit! I am blessed to have a Father that was just 3 months shy of being a priest, and a very faithful Mother too.  My Dad was a Catholic hospital administrator, so we were always surrounded by religious people at home and when we were out and about.  My parents sacrificed to send all 7 of the kids in my family to Catholic schools as well.

 I also have a fabulous Godmother- who spent alot of time and effort passing on the faith to me! So, for my Blog Hop Project, I decided to make her cards she can send out to friends.  My Aunt Patty is 89 and lives in assisted living. She is also on a fixed income and focuses on living a simple life.

 My cards are CAS reflecting how my Aunt lives a simple life- with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the focus. Also, so she can mail them without additional postage : )  I also used flowers as the focus on the cards- reflecting on the season of renewal and spiritual growth that occurs during the Easter Season and beyond!  With my wonderful allergies- flowers on cards are the best way for me to enjoy them........

 SU Wild Wasabi cardstock and Cryogen White from Paper Temptress. Digital images by Create with TLC is colored with Copics R81, 83, 85 for the flowers.
This is Ruby Red SU cardstock (retired) and Cryogen White. This is also a digital image by Create with TLC and is colored with Copics R32, 35, 39

This is Ruby Red SU cardstock (retired) and Cryogen White. This is also a digital image by Create with TLC and is colored with CopicsR32, 35, 39 for the flowers. 

Guest Designer - Maxine
Shelly- YOU ARE HERE NOW : )
Freebie- letter-M
Kelly- Inspiration and Candy : )

 We all met over on SCS and our Blogging Group- Carriers of Faith.

I am adding my cards to the Word Art Wednesday challenge- Anything Goes

Have a great day- and Thanks for joining us!


MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhh Shelly! What do my eyes feast on here today - a card cache of absolute beauty!! Your cards are just stunning, each one so unique and detailed! Lovely use of color and your techniques are always outside the ballpark! I love the scriptures and sentiments you've added which give it such a beautiful feel ~ amazing!!

Thank you for your lovely post today and being an important part of the COF!

Barb said...

Shelly--ALL of your cards are stunning. Love the colors as the images just seem to jump off of the page!

JD/ Jill said...

Great post, and you made some lovely cards for your Aunt! Jill also known as JD from PAUSA at SCS

Unknown said...

The embossed WW is a great landing place for your image and sentiment. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

jimlynn said...

Shelly, these are all so lovely and she's going to really enjoy sending them to her friends.
A beautiful post!

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Shelly, and what a privileged life to be surrounded by people of faith.

Zella said...

Shelly - WOW! Such a lovely assortment of cards - each one so pretty!!! Love the colors your chose...and even kept your Aunt in mind with the CAS feel. What a gift you have!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

You're very creative, and I would really like to thank you for stopping by to share with us. Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards! I hope your aunt enjoys them!!! It is such a nice gift.thanks for sharing your story. It's nice getting to know you. Thanks for your prayers!!!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love all three cards but must say I am slightly partial to the second card.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great flowers, nice embossing!

Anne Temple said...

All of these are gorgeous! I know your aunt will love them.

Michele said...

stunning stunning cards! xo

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous flowers here Shelly!! I love them all!! Such a fantastic post! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Shirley said...

You are such a bad influence!! I saw the gelatos and had to go get some. LOLOL since I thought I was probably too late for the hop. I love your cards, Shelly. The embossed BG and image with sentiment on the first one is just lovely. The second card is so rich and beautiful. I really like your BG on the third and the image and sentiment are beautiful over it!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Shelly, what an awesome card and wonderful post. I love that you are making a cas card for you godmother just like her...That is so special and I'm sure she is going to love them....I'm so glad you are a part of the group and I am getting to know you more each post...great job.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wow, wow and for each card! I really like all of the textures that you were able to feature on each card. Great job!