Wednesday, October 31, 2012

COF October Blog Hop!

Good morning, friends! Today is the Crafters of Faith October Blog Hop! We are inspired today by  First Thessalonians 5:16-18: "Be joyful always; pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

We're looking forward to Thanksgiving today, so make sure you visit all of the lovely ladies listed on the right under my "Crafters of Faith" blog roll! -------------------------------------------------------->

{Today's brew: stamps and die cuts from WPlus9 Design, kraft card stock from PTI, papers from Simple Stories Harvest Lane, SU inks cajun craze/old olive/soft suede, lace, button die and button twine from PTI, Distress Stain in picket fence}

I've been loving paper buttons lately. Mind you, I LOVE real buttons, but they make cards so bulky and difficult to mail. I'm trying to keep my cards a little flatter these days.

A little extra fanciness for the inside of this card.

Thanks for visiting the cafe today! Now go visit the COF blogs and leave them some love and comments!


  1. Mary Rose, your card is GORGEOUS! Love how you used lace on it and your colors and papers and fun pumpkin are all perfect! You are also a very skilled photographer! That scene with the card and watering can, etc.... WOW!!!

    I'm so glad to know you through Crafters of Faith!

  2. Mary Rose--I think this card is very pretty. Love the colors and the papers and the image! The lace you added is the perfect touch!

  3. This is great in so many aspects! the texture that the lace and twine offer, the soft edges from the distressing, the complimentary DPs, and the wonderful focal point - just lovely! The inside is a special treat, what a great verse. Hugs!

  4. Gorgeous card, Mary Rose! I love the warm, quilted feel of this card. lovely sentiment inside and perfect for this month's theme. I'm so thankful to be part of this group with you! Blessings and hugs, kadie

  5. Mary Rose, first of all let me say that it's great to 'see' you again! Your card is beautiful, inside and out. The lace really adds an extra perfect touch to it. I agree with, Jeanette -- your photography is outstanding. Thanks for playing along with me this month.

  6. Enjoyed having a peek at your gallery and blog today. Your "c'est magnifique" comment made my day. Gave me a big grin. Now I'm gonna have a peek at some of your blog buddies.

  7. I'm not usre which is best....the layout, that cute pumpkin, or the interior of the card! This one turned out great. Thanks, for sharing.

  8. Mary Rose, I love the elegance and beauty of your elements and the beautiful design. I'm thankful for my new sisters at COF an looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. I so love Kraft! And, I know what you mean about flat! So much easier to mail!

    So glad we can get to know one another within this special group!

  10. A delightful little pumpkin and love the lace. The patterns look great together.

  11. Whew, finally making the rounds - what a week this has been and the one before ;/ But may I share with you that this was worth the wait in more ways than you can know! First, it's jaw dropping gorgeous - so many elements to take in, the wonderful colors of Fall and such a homespun, wonderful family feel to it - gorgeous! And because to see a post from you, COF or not, is always such a joy to read - your fresh perspective, faith-filled words and that which you share with us just is such a joy to read ... which, my prayer for you, is to see it one day where ALL can read :)

    Blessings to you, dear friend!