Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crafters of Faith February Blog Hop!

Good morning, cafe friends!

It is the last day of the month, and you know what that means? Crafters of Faith Blog Hop!

And it's the last day of February, and you know what that means? My birthday! :)

I decided to combine birthdays and blog hops for today's card!

Tami, our blog hop hostess this month, gave us a real challenge. Use a scoring tool, include a sentiment and image on the front of the card, and do not use red, pink or white (we're done with Valentines, thank you very much!).

Well, you know how it is. As soon as someone tells you not to use something, that's all you can think of to use! Every patterned paper I looked at had red, pink and white. It's like when someone tells you "DON'T think of monkeys!", and all you can think of are monkeys.

I cheated a bit on this card...I used cream card stock. Not white, I tell you! Cream!

I also cheated because I don't own a Scor-Pal. I'm not a gal that jumps on bandwagons too quickly.  Just look at how long it took me to get a diecutting machine! So in place of the Scor-Pal, I used the scoring blade on my paper cutter. I thought it'd be fun to make a sweet scored frame for this little scene.

{Today's Brew: PTI card stock, PTI Wishing You stamp set,  PTI By the Numbers birthday, Crate Paper Pretty Party chipboards and papers, SU soft suede ink, Distress Stain vintage photo}

There's something you should know about the amazing ladies at Crafters of Faith. They decorate the INSIDE of their cards, too! How fancy is that? They are such a blessing to me!

Now make sure you take the time to visit the Crafters of Faith blogs listed on the right. Leave them some lovely comments and find some inspiration. You'll be glad you did!


  1. MaryRose!, I adore this card! Great colors!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!

  2. Happy Birthday Sista! Or is that siesta? Have a wonder-filled day! XO

  3. Mary Rose, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you scored around the card... and that scene is so peaceful and beautiful!

  4. Your card is so pretty! I love how you scored the placement for your main image...awesome job Hun!!!

    Happy Birthday & many more!!!!!

  5. Oh, you did good! I love how you scored the card and created the edges. So many great ideas this round!

    The subtle colors and the scene you created are perfect. Thanks, for sharing!

  6. I almost forgot....don't you dare think of that song Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round! {sorry, I had to} :)

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MaryRose!! I hope your day is beautiful!

    Your card is adorable - so homespun and lovely! Beautifully done!
    I LOVE your card this month, my friend! x0x0

  8. Mary Rose, this is gorgeous! I love love love how you crafted this scene with patterned paper! And the scoring is perfect! I had that same problem with zeroing in on pink! So much so that I forgot that I couldn't use white either! ah well.

    I hope you are having a fabulous birthday!! Big hugs and wishes for a wonderful year ahead!

  9. Oh my goodness Mary Rose...this card is awesome. I love the layout and the beautiful front only to open it up and see the amazing inside....This is a masterpiece for, love, love it...Blessings to you....

  10. What a wonderful, lovely scene! I think it's a perfect birthday card! Speaking of perfect, I certainly hope that your birthday was as well. Yesterday was also the birthday of one of my dearest friends, so Feb. 28th is a special day for special women! The inside of your card is equally delightful. Wishing you many blessings and peace!

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  12. So cute!!!!! Love the sweet scene you crated :-)

  13. What a pretty card Mary. Love the scene and the distressing.