Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crafters Of Faith First Blog Hop

Supplies:  Lovely As A Tree & Petite Pairs Stamp Sets; Early Espresso, So Saffron & Whisper White
Cardstock; Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & Old Olive Ink; Early Espresso Quilted Satin
Ribbon; Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper; Scallop Border, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle &  
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches; White Gel Pen; SU! Pearls; Sponge & Dimensionals


To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Welcome to the first Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, please start at Carol's blog.   If you're hopping along already, you should have arrived from LizW's blog.

This month, our hostess is CarolS! She gave us a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create: "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"

To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, I created the card posted above for you!
 I used the colors of Fall to make my creation-after I realized that I didn't have any fruit or vegetable
stamps & I also sponged the background of my main image to further enhance the Fall theme. 

From here, continue hopping to LizD's blog to see what Autumn splendor she has waiting for you!  We also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper today and you can find that 
on Kelly's blog - the last stop on the hop!  

Thank you for stopping by today! In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!
Hugs & Love,

29 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Jackie! I was seriously thinking of using that same stamp! I just love it and it's one of my favorite sets. You've really created a lovely Fall scene and the DPs and layout is so very pretty.
    Thanks for welcoming me to the COF!

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  2. Oh Jackie!!! I am stunned speechless by the sheer beauty of your card! This has always been one of my favorite stamp sets and you have given it full attention! Simply beautiful and a lovely representation of the Autumn season!

    Special prayers to you, my sister and know you are truly loved!!

    Thank you for being a beautiful part of the Crafters of Faith :) *Blessings!*


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  3. Jackie, so glad to have you part of the Hop, I just love your trees ,the way you colored behind them is so pretty and the paper and pearls and Oh everything is just so pretty, Great job Love!!!
    Hugs
    Liz D

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  4. Lovely to see you back and blogging Jackie. I have been a bad commenter recently - new UK catty time! Lovely card - so soft and warm if you know what I mean. Lots of love to you and yours. Elizabeth X

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  5. Jackie, this card is simply gorgeous! You did a great job on the challenge.

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  6. Jackie, this is beautiful! I love the whole layout and the way you did the skyline with those trees... it's stunning! Beautiful card. I'm SO enjoying getting to be part of this wonderful group with you! Hugs, kadie

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  7. Beautiful card, Jackie. Love the neutral colors with the pop of orange added in the background of the image. This is just wonderful.

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  8. Jackie, the colors that you used on this card are just perfect. They enhance the layout and all of the perfect little details you put on the papers.

    I never tire of this stamp. For a few trees, you made them gorgeous!

    I am glad to be a part of the COF and to get to know you better.

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  9. What a serene card! I love the pearl embellishments!

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  10. What a pretty card. So soft and soothing to the soul. I love the scallop edges with the hole punches and the scalloped circle with the sentiment...wonderful layout and colors...I am so looking forward to getting to know you better in the COF group.

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  11. Beautiful! One of my ALL TIME FAV stamp sets from Stampin' Up! I love your layout and colors.

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  12. OH WOW Jackie... your card is stunning!!!. Another favourite stamp, and your colours are soft and perfect!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!. Blessings!!!

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  13. Thanks for posting this beautiful card! Love the shading you did! Kathi

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  14. This is absolutely incredible Jackie! Beautiful job!

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  15. Jackie--this is my all time favorite SU stamp and I love the effects you gave to it with the fall colors.

    Thanks for participating in this first challenge/blog hop and I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of ladies!

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  16. Jackie, your card is AMAZING! Lovely as a Tree is one of my all-time favorite SU sets... and you've done a beautiful job with it. WOW!!!

    It's been fun hopping with you!

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  17. Gorgeous card Jackie and another one of my most favorite stamp sets. I just love your layout and the colors of your image complement the b/g so well.

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  18. That card is beautiful! I'm bookmarking your blog- so many pieces here to get my mojo working again.

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  19. Very pretty card. I do so love these soft colors!

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  20. Oh Wow! This stamp is a classic. The technique you've used behind it is just gorgeous. Love all the little details.

    So happy your back :-)

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  21. Oh Jackie is so beautiful! You can never go wrong with Lovely As A Tree!
    Beautiful fall colors!

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  22. Good morning Jackie!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Will be back to follow your hop!

    xoxox

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  23. This is soooo pretty!! I love the background behind the trees. Great job!!!

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  24. Wow! This is stunning, Jackie! I love everything about it. Just a beautifully designed card :)

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  25. This is so pretty! I love that image, great colors :)

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  26. This is gorgeous! The warm fall colors pair perfectly with the trees! As far as the harvest theme...the trees look like apple and pear trees after the harvest to me!!

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  27. Beautiful! Probably my all time favorite and most used SU! set.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today! I'm so very pleased that you enjoy my creations & leave wonderful comments! I appreciate each & every one of them....they totally make my day!!!! Don't forget to become a follower & I look forward to your visit again soon!!!!!
Hugs & Love,
Jackie