Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COF- Friendship

It's the 9th- time for the Crafters of Faith monthly post.

Hostess: Jeanette

September Challenge – Friendship

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work;
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if tow lie down together, they will keep warm,
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It reminds me that God did not create us for isolation. He wants us to connect with other believers.

There really are many applications found in these four verses, but for the purpose of this month’s challenge, I would like us to focus on Christian friendship and create a card (or scrapbook page, etc) that focuses on friendship. As an extra challenge, in your blog post please tell us about a special Christian friend who means a lot to you, and then, if possible, mail your card to that friend.

 What things encourage you choose to connect to another person?  I am fortunate that I am from a large family and really enjoy being in groups- I love belonging to groups and I also enjoy being alone- like I am when I am making cards.

 I have met many ladies in my creative journey of sewing/smocking/embroidery and paper crafting that also share similar beliefs. And, on Splitcoaststampers, I found a group that has at the center of its group- faith. It is a wonderful group of ladies and I look forward to the monthly cardmaking and thinking about the themes of the week.

 Kelly is the wonderful lady that started this COF group-  she has a big  heart, full of love and is so warm!  Thank You my dear : )  I truly appreciate meeting all of these ladies because you took the time and energy to begin this group.

So, for my challenge, I printed out 4 copies of an image from Create with TLC. I had fun coloring the images with Fall colors.
  I do not usually go for yellows, but I LOVE this Prima Botanical DP and love the way the flowers look with the yellow and green combination.
Copics:Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38, E31, G63, G67, C2

I used a Sketch from STAMPlorations -Sketch #19

 Next for card #2:
 This uses the MoJo Monday Sketch 362 - turned on its side. The DP is from Basic Grey Euphoria, and the cardstock is Cherry Cobbler. Ribbon is SU.
Copics: R32, R35, R37, R39, YR23, YR24, E31, E37, C2, G63, G67

Card #3
 This DP is SOOOOO old!  I bought it 5 or 6 yrs ago at the first Wilton Baking sale I ever attended. It is labeled KC&Co. BW Mira.
Copics used: G63, G67, Y11, YR23, E07, YR14, YR18, YR09, C2
Sketch N Stash- Sketch 146

 I started this card using a Sketch challenge and then I decided to change it.....  I used DP from Websters Pages from the Triple Pack collection- a couple of years old....
Copics used: G63, G67, Y63, Y67, R24, R27, R29, R59, Y11, YR23, C2

The Crafters of Faith Blog roll is on my sidebar- stop by for some more inspirational posts : )

Make My Monday- Indian Summer
Ohh La La- CAS
Crafting Muskateers- Use Buttons
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Autumn Colors + use ribbon ; Card #2
Seemacrafts- Autumn is coming
Amusing Challenge- Ribbon or Twine
Come and Get it- Autumn
Hiding in my Craft Room- Think Fall

Have a Blessed Day!  Thanks for stopping by!


Pamellia said...

Wow, I can't believe you used the same image and made four completely different cards! I love them all! Wonderful :)

Stef H said...

these are gorgeous. i just finished reading Ecclesiastes and found it to be like Romans.... how we should live or try to live our lives.

these are just fabulous.

hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

These are all beautiful Shelly!! Really love the different variations using the same image!! So lovely! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... these cards are all so stunning, Shelly! WOW!

I love the image you used - it's perfect for the theme. And as always, your coloring is amazing!

I'm so glad you are a Carrier of Faith!

Anne Temple said...

All of these are gorgeous! Love how you used the same image on each and every one of them is so different (and beautiful).

MiamiKel said...

Shelly! Look at you!! How gorgeous this is inanimate colors and designs! Brilliant! I agree with you that the yellow really pops! (Oddly, I struggle with that color too!) it's a blessing being in the COF with you and all that you "bring to the table" :) warm hugs to you, dear friend! ❤️

jimlynn said...

They're all so beautiful I couldn't choose one over the other! Fantastic image and a great job on all of them.

Unknown said...

I would take my hat off to you if I was wearing one! LOL! I can't believe how many challenges you were able to do!!! Love the image and your beautiful coloring! I appreciate the time yo take to visit and comment! You help keep me going!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

All of the cards are great Shelly. Like the way the first one looks. Kind of old fashioned. Great guns it is hard to say one is more favored than the other. Beautiful one and all. - Jim

Gail said...

Such lovely card creations - nice job!

kiwimeskreations said...

Looks as though you have a lot of friends to be making so many cards Shelly - and they are beautiful cards too. Love that image and quote - and all the variations you have shown.

Unknown said...

You've been busy gorgeous makes thanks for joining us at seemacrafts becks dt x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Shelley these are really lovely!! thanks for sharing them.. love the verse, Shaz in oz.x

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards, Shelly, with a wonderful message.

Terry said...

Love the different color combinations, but each one still equals one gorgeous card! Love these!

Barb said...

All are beautiful creations with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come and get It Challenge. Barb

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I try to send my sister inspirational cards with religious quotes on them because she has a very hard life and needs an uplifting moment. You are blessed to be from a big family. Your cards are gorgeous, particularly the red one.

pauline said...

Beautiful ,Thanks for joining in at Seemacrafts Challenge Pauline DT x

Penny said...

Really beautiful colors for each of your designs with this lovely stamp, Shelly! Love your papers and coloring on each! :^)
Hugs, Penny

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Shelly! These are stunning! Marvelous color combos on each one and it's amazing how different each one is from any of the others. Superb creations and a wonderful show of faith. :-D

Fran said...

fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

Bunny said...

Very pretty. I love the image with the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Chrissie said...

Wonderful cards Shelly! I just love how they all look so different even though you have used the same image.
Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, so beautiful! I just love the color palette and the wonderful blending of stamped image, patterned papers and ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Alli Devine said...

Lovely cards Thanks for joining our CAS challenge at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Barb said...

Shelly--these cards are wonderful--each one better than the one before it. I love the sentiment!

Deepti said...

Wow you created so many beautiful cards with this stamp :) thank you for sharing with Stamplorations

Bonnie Garby said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Free Spirits Studio said...

Great ideas! Thanks for joining us at RRR!

Samantha A. said...

These are beautiful! I love how you did them in the different colors.

Thanks for sharing at Hiding in my Craftroom!

Clear it Out DT
Designs by Sammy

Unknown said...

Lovely cards, thank you for joining us for the seemacraft design challenge :-)

Unknown said...

Lovely colours, thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful cards - and such peaceful sentiments - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Monika Reeck said...

Shelly congrats on being top pics at Stamplorations your flower card is adorable and lovely sentiment too...great card my friend...I am happy for you too..and happy sunday..wish we can still visiting each other again ...are you still at Card Mania GDT? me not it already finished (a bit sad)

mags said...

A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.

Marina said...

Lovely to see how great these pretty florals look in the different colour combos.
Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

raven said...

Thank you for sharing your art with us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge. Great card. Good luck and happy crafting..Genny DT

Jenscrapstoo said...

Great image and colouring too!! Wonderful Fall cards!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Unknown said...

Fantastic use of the same stamp to get the three different looks. Love them.
Thanks for joining in on the challenge this month on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda Design Team Member

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creations and all so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in with my MMM Indian Summer challenge.
Fliss x

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards thanks for joining us at seemacrafts becks dt

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Shelly!!!
You WON over at the HIMCR blog - just saw a reminder on Facebook - if you don't check in, Laurie will draw new winners https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152803661284739&id=335244079738
CONGRATULATIONS - sure hope you contact her in time :)