Saturday, August 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith- August

For our August post, our hostess is April. The Carriers of Faith is a blogging group on We chat, inspire and support each other. We have a monthly post with a specific theme for the month.

April's words: Since we post the day after my wedding anniversary, I would like everyone to make a project based on one of the scriptures read at my wedding:
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 Your card doesn't need to be based on a spousal love, and as such, I would love to hear a story of one of your loves!

 I have to say I am truly Blessed with my husband. When we first met, we did not like each all.....!  We had many mutual friends and bumped into each other often. We grew on each other over time. We had many similar life philosophies, and also were both the same religion- which I am very Thankful for. He is not into Drama at all- and lets stuff roll off his back. We rarely fight at all. (We have a '51-49 policy'....whoever has really strong feelings about something is '51' usually). We give it up to God and try to communicate our feelings in a loving way, most of the time, and make concessions with each other.
  We have raised our three children with Church being part of our routine and did our best to teach them the fundamentals of a Faithful Christian lifestyle.  I do hope when they make choices they use those Christian ideals as the basis of their decisions : )  If they take a vacation from their faith, I will pray like St Monica......

 I found this beautiful image at Sweet Stamps- the scripture is part of the stamp set as is the LOVE sentiment up at the top of the Lt side.  I colored with Copics: 0, BG0000, C1, C3, C5, V22, V25, V28, G94, G99Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, E35
 I don't know about you, but I pick the paper 1st, then match the markers to the paper. The DP is Prima 6x6, the flowers and pearls are also from Sweet Stamps. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on dimensionals.

*** The Carriers of Faith list is on my sidebar- please hop around and see more beautiful projects and thoughts on April's scripture choice.  Oh- and Happy Anniversary April!!!

I am going to enter a challenge or two:
Cut it Up- Inspired by a Song- Here Comes the Bride!
A Song in Your He(Art)- This is going to be the best day in my life Oooooooooooo! Well, it was in my life : )
Craftng with Butterflies- Center Step Card
Word Art Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is beautiful, and I love how you have interpreted the theme .

Anne Temple said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the image, the sentiment and your design.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your card is beautiful... as is your love story. Sounds like you and your husband are a great match, even if it did take you a while to realize you liked each other. ;)

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous step card Shelly! Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer! Take care!
Hugs from OHIO!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Gorgeous wedding card. The colors are lovely!

Thank you for joining us in our Inspired by a Song challenge at Cut it Up!


Unknown said...

Love it!!! Love the card design too! Thank you for sharing your story with us! I am blessed to be a part of COF with you sweet friend!

jimlynn said...

A beautiful post Shelly and a beautiful card to go along with it!

Barb said...

Shelley--your card is stunning! What a perfect fold to use for the image and this challenge!

MiamiKel said...

Shel, this is a vision! What a loving, sweet and perfectly beautiful card - love the interpretation and your story :)


Susan Hogan said...

What a lovely card. Beautiful story too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely incredible, Shelly! I love the image, the sentiment, your design, and your magnificent take on the theme. Wonderful, my friend!

Penny said...

Beautifully designed & detailed, Shelly! Love the color palette and fab image & coloring on this! The paper is just gorgeous! :^)
And you are very lucky to have found a like-minded man to spend your life with! (I did, too, fortunately!) :^)
Hugs, Penny

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Shelly and I loved this post and inspiration.

Kitt said...

Beautiful card. The image is gorgious. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at A Song in your heART

Zella said...

What a beautiful card Shelly! And a beautiful story too!!! Sounds like your very blessed to have a great hubby....but then he's blessed to have a great wife too! :)

Cindy said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up. Cindy-dt

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

happyglitzygirl said...

What a gorgeous creations, everything just works, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde