Wednesday, July 31, 2013

COF July Blog Hop

Hello, friends! It's the last day of the month of July. Wow! Summer is quickly coming to an end!

Today is the Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! Our hostess, Kelly, gave us this challenge:

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." ~ John 7:38

Hi Faith sisters! This month’s Crafter’s of Faith challenge theme is inspired this verse and your theme is: Water ! It’s summer and many of us are enjoying the splendors of the outdoors – boating, swimming, walking along the lakes and rivers. Summer rains, as heavy and burdening as they can sometimes be, bring us new growth all around ~ trees, green grass and gorgeous flowers blooming. Even spiritually, many people accept Jesus into their hearts and become baptized in water and have beach baptisms. Water is a beautiful, healing, essential! This month, I want you to use WATER as your theme on your cards: Be as creative as you like - think boats, oceans, the beach, tilted watering cans, bird baths, falling rain, etc! Let water be the focus of your card and extra brownie points for using the color BLUE !! Blessings!"

I had to really stretch for this challenge! I do not have a lot of "water" themed stamps. And then I remembered my Scattered Showers stamp sets from Papertrey Ink. I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in Pittsburgh we are having a pretty rainy summer. I can't complain, though...the hydrangeas and flowers are loving it!


Sigh! So lovely!

Okay, here's the card!

I employed the method on this week's Make It Monday challenge at the PTI website: layer two different background sets. I layered BB Newsprint with the raindrops background stamp to make a newspaper that hints at the weather report!

{Today's Brew: Scattered Showers and Scattered Showers additions (PTI), BB Newsprint (PTI), Tiny Tags (PTI), PTI white card stock,PTI dies, basic grey ink (SU), coastal cabana ink and card stock (SU), strawberry slush ink and cardstock (SU), twinkles (amuse)}

This was my first time using the new reformulated inks from Stampin' Up, and I have to say, I love them! They work wonderfully on photopolymer clear stamps!

Thanks for visiting the cafe today! Make sure to visit my sisters in faith at the blogs on the right. Leave them some comment love and encouragement!

Blessings, friends!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... this card is gorgeous! Love those umbrellas and the newsprint! WOW!!!

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  2. This card is so cute! I Love the two backgrounds and using the umbrellas was a great idea!

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  3. Saw you on the PTI challenge and wanted to stop by to look at more of you creations...and they are superb!

    Hope you come by my blog. I just started it, so I really need any constructive criticism you can think of!!

    Warmest Regards,
    Roberta
    queenbeepapercrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Roberta! I'm on my way to visit you, too!

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  4. Love the background combo, and it fits the theme for your challenges very well!

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  5. Just so cute!!! Great use of water :-)

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  6. Splendid!!What a wonderful background and absolutely darling color combo! This is so soft and serene, somehow I imagine one of your rooms painted or decorated as such :) Blessings to you, COF sistah! x0x0

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  7. This is fantastic! Love the newsprint and raindrop double stamped background. Too cool! Totally works for weather! Great card!

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  8. Just found your blog from PTI blog. I'm so glad I did! This is really a sweet card. I love the colors and your double stamped background came out great! I'm off to check out more of your lovely creations. Blessings~ Birgit

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    1. So glad you found me, Birgit! Grab a favorite mug and make yourself a regular here at the cafe! :)

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  9. I also found your blog from PTI's blog...what a wonderful thing for me. Your card is just lovely. Monica

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    1. Thanks, Monica! I hope you enjoy the cafe!

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  10. Oh you're right Mary Rose...the color saturation is spot on! Love the newsprint background with the "raindrop" splatter! Very clever takrpe on the MIM challenge!

    Linda

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  11. This is so, so cute Mary Roe! Love your cute umbrellas - perfect with the newsprint background, I've used these when I didn't have an umbrella, LOL! Great job on this month's challenge,
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  12. Mary Rose, I love this!!! Combining two different background stamps is really cool, will have to give that a try.

    Those umbrellas are adorable. What a fun card for this challenge! You really nailed it!

    Peace!

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  13. What a cute card MaryRose. I love the little umbrellas...just perfect. and very clever... Great Job..

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  14. Downright cute! I love the layout and the colors are just perfect. Really a great card.

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