Monday, June 9, 2014

COF: Celebrate the Men in your life

My SplitcoastStampers blogging group Carriers of Faith is a group of ladies that chat and papercraft, and have another common bond- we are all Christians. We have a monthly challenge and the 9th is our posting date- so here we go : )

June Challenge: Celebrate the Men in your life

 I am hoping a side view will show off the sparkle......

Our Hostess for this Challenge is Paula.
 Challenge: I want you to create a card or gift for your father or a male figure who has been influential in your Christian life. - I made this card for my Father.

Scripture: Psalm 23
The Lord is My Shepherd; 
 there is nothing I lack. 2.In green pastures you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me; 3You
restore my faith. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name…4Even when I walk through a dark valley I fear no harm for you are at my side; Your rod and staff give me courage. 5You prepare a table before me as my enemies watch; You anoint my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6

Only goodness and love will pursue me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.

 Tell us why you chose this person or persons and how they played a part in your walk with Christ. 
My Dad was about 3 months from vows to become a priest, and had serious doubts about this vocation, so he chose to remain a lay person, luckily for me : )  Anyway, he has a strong faith and worked really hard to pass that on to all of his 7 kids. To date, he remains a Spiritual Council for people at his Church. He spends alot of time learning and teaching others about faith and Christianity. With his limited vision (Macular Degeneration), much of his learning is done on TV and radio these days. He still tries to make daily mass with my Mother daily, and receive daily communion.
  Other things that come to mind when I think of my Dad- Family, Sports, Cards, Cake (he makes fabulous cakes) and Popcorn. My Dad loves to laugh and pulls jokes on people frequently.

 I made the background using a shimmery technique called Glimmer Mist Watercolors (April 2010) from the Technique Junkies newsletter. 

 The images are Stampendous. I colored the image with Copic Markers- too many to mention : ) The background uses Graphic and Yellow Glimmer Mist. The Daffodil yellow cardstock is SU, the black die is Cheery Lynn.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Anne Temple said...

This is a beautiful card and sentiment. Love the image.

jimlynn said...

SO beautiful! Love this, Shelly, and the way you did the sentiment is very nice. Great thoughts about your dad too.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love your card and what a fun group
Hugs from California Bibiana

MiamiKel said...

OH my friend, I literally just got goosebumps looking at your card! What a vision! I see it sparkles, just like you, dear! This is a gem ~ and such a sweet reflection of who you are (yes, a lucky one of 7 indeed!) Isn't that something that dad had that little voice telling him his life's journey might be in another direction .. wow, that is a story to remember! I'm glad he was a baton of faith for you, and then you in turn for your babes .. what a beautiful thing!
Blessings, Shelly! ♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is so pretty - love the stained glass window! And I loved hearing about your Dad. What an incredible man! Thank you for giving us a glimpse of who he is!

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful image! Love the coloring!!!!! Thank you for sharing about your Dad with us! It's an excellent memory!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Shelly - love the shimmer, and the story of your Father and his faith.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very interesting story about your father. This card is perfect for him. I love how you cut out the sentiment.

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Barb said...

Shelly--your card is stunning! I love the design and how you added the sentiment is awesome. Great Job on the challenge this month--Love It!

Penny said...

Lovely card, Shelly--just beautifully designed! :^)
Hugs, Penny