Thursday, October 9, 2014

Crafters of Faith- Farewell post

The Crafters of Faith is a Faith driven group at Splitcoaststampers- and sadly- this will be our final post together.
 I am the hostess this month, and here is my theme:

 We had a priest come to a prayer group one evening, and he said in confessions the number one comment people make is how they struggle with Forgiveness. I am one who struggles with that as well, so I choose that as my topic for October and our final month together.

"Therefore I tell you, all you ask for in prayer , believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive your transgressions." Mark 11:24-25

So make a card- tell someone you have trouble forgiving that you love them and send it off in the  mail to them! 

Whether we are having trouble forgiving ourselves, forgiving another person, or forgiving God for something that has happened in our lives, we all have a little issue with forgiveness, don't we?

 Let Go and Let God- lighten the burden by finding a way to forgive- and that does not mean forget and go back to a pre-hurt state, it just means.....time to put it in Gods hands and move on to a place  where there is more Joy your life! Life is too short....

Kelly- thank you so much for starting this group and nurturing us along all of these months- with sadness- our last post!

I used a sentiment from Sweet & Sassy. The background is created using the Embossed Stains tutorial from the Oct. Technique Junkies newsletter using Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey stains. The shimmery gold cardstock is from Paper Temptress. The red cardstock is Coordinations. 

Please stop by the blogs of the other gals in the Crafters of Faith on my sidebar. 

A challenge or two:
ABC Challenges- U is for Unique- AG
Mema's Crafts- Tic Tac Toe- Ribbon, Bling, Embossing
Shopping our Stash- Fall colors-  Ancient SU ribbon and rhinestone swirls
Craft-Dee-Bowz- AG with a hand made bow 
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Have a blessed day


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, your challenge was challenging for me (which is a good thing) and then I come to your blog and WOW! Your card is GORGEOUS! But it's the words you wrote that touched my heart the most. Thank you for sharing from your heart!

I've enjoyed being in the CoF with you!

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous card Shelly!! Love your colors and the ribbon makes this look so elegant! HUGS :)

Pamellia said...

This is just beautiful Shelly! Gorgeous colours and the texture of the background is stunning! A wonderful card for their last post! hugs :)

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous hun great make and ty for joining us at Mema's Crafts this month hugs Judith DT x

Barb said...

What a pretty card Shelly. I love the colors. You gave us a great challenge--thanks! I am sure we will have our paths cross in blogland!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous fall colors, Shelly, and I love how you've done the background. I finally found some time this morning to do blog visits. Apologies for not having time to leave a comment on every single post. :-D

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card and a stunning background! Love this one Shelly.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Shelly - and yes, although forgiveness is a choice we make, and not always an easy one, it is also so very liberating!

Penny said...

Wow, what a gorgeous design! Love the beautiful colors & bow, fab embossing, and all the bling! :^)
Sorry that this is your last post with this group, but you really made a memorable card! :^)
Hugs, Penny

trisha too said...

Beautiful card, Shelly!

I think that sometimes we forget that to show Biblical love and forgive someone doesn't necessarily mean we have to actually like someone . . . in fact, if we wait until we like someone, we may never forgive them!!

Just saying. It's a thinker.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your visit. It seems like there is so much going on, I barely ever get to drop in on my bloggy friends. You're one of the people that whenever I see your name, it makes me smile--"Yay, it's Shelly!" :)

MiamiKel said...

Shel, thank you for a thought provoking challenge this month, one that hadn't been thought of but deserved so! Your words were ones to think over and the challenge was wonderful!

Thank you, dear friend, for being such an incredibly blessed part of this group! IT's not goodbye, of course, and we'll see you in the other group :)

Hugs and blessings to you!! ♥

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Shelly...forgiveness is a difficult challenge for many of us. Your card is just lovely!
Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!

Terry said...

Your card is beautiful, Shelly. The thought behind it is also beautiful. I would say in some cases "forgiving" may not be that easy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyce Ann said...

Beautiful card, very elegant, amazing colour! Thank you for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts; good luck in the challenge.

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, what a gorgeously autumnal card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (colorful!) STASH with us this week! :)

Barbara Bruder said...

Gorgeous card!!Love the autumn colors.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Margaret said...

So beautiful Shelly. I love the sentiment and your lovely design.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Let Go and Let God is used by my sister all the time. Forgiveness is a tough thing to grasp, isn't it?! Your card is stunning. Your ribbon rocks my world. It's done so well. For some reason I'm not getting my subscription to your blog and a bunch of others.

simply monica said...

Wow love the coloring on this card Awesome.thanks so much for joining us at Craft-dee Bowz be sure to check out next months challenge as well. You wont want to miss the inspiration!!