Friday, November 13, 2009

Friend of Faith Blog Hop



(If you are looking for the Christian Paper Crafts/Unity Hop, please scroll down one post.)

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
If you have hopped here from Catherine's blog, you're in the right place. If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train HERE. First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.
To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at
games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

The card I made does not have a friendship theme, however, I made it for a dear friend who needs some strength and encouragement right now. Friendship is more than just being there during the good times, but it's all about just simply "being there"! I have used the "Jesus" stamp set from Our Daily Bread designs, along with Memory Box "Butterfield" designer paper, and a wooden cross I picked up on vacation in Gatlinburg, TN this summer. I stamped the Jesus image onto vellum, colored Him with markers and adhered the vellum directly to the designer paper. Using a circle punch and mask, I sponged the "halo" around Him. I wanted the card to have a very "natural" feel, so used linen thread and a few chocolate colored brads. Jesus and His word are the stars here!!!

Thanks again to our sponsors and to Anne House for organizing what ended up being the largest blog hop I've ever seen.....isn't our God great?!

From here, you will be hopping to Cheryl Nyboer's blog. Enjoy the hop and have a blessed weekend!!

57 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous....what a wonderful card.....have a blessed weekend!

enjoy *~*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi angella! what a beautiful card! I love all the details. TFS! lovely blog as well! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Angie!!! You always do such an awesome job using your dp and paper piecing!! What an awesome design and a wonderful testimony!! You are such a blessing my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Oh Angie I'm so in love with what you did with the Jesus set!!! Placing him there with the halo is so wonderful and the cross is perfect! I love that this card is for a friend who needs to be held up right now.... a perfect example of what good friends do! God bless you my dear sweet friend and sister in Christ!

MaxineD said...

Angie this is just beautiful - everything about it points to Jesus and His love for us - no matter what!!

blessings
Maxine

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What a lovely card, Angella! I'm sure it will bring peace to your friend!
It's a pleasure to meet you and join our fellow sisters in Christ on this wonderful hop!

Liz Williams said...

I always love seeing your beautiful work, Angela. God and His word is always the main focus and I love that. Keep spreading His good news in the beautiful way you glorify them.

Marsha said...

I really like this image of Jesus.

Alisa said...

Angella, your work is gorgeous!! I know your friend will be greatly encouraged!! I love seeing your work at CPCM!!

Dani said...

This is so beautiful!! Jesus is the best friend we can have! Love it! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Angie, this is just one amazing project hun!! Sooo beautiful, love everything about it and this is what friendship really is all about!! Bless your heart!! So happy to be hopping with you on this blog hop!!HUGS

Catherine said...

I am seriously drooling over this card! Fabulous layout, fabulous coloring, fabulous everything! The cross embellishment is wonderful! It's stunning!
TFS! God Bless!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is so gorgeous Angella....WOW!!!! Have a blessed day my dear friend!!!

Anne House said...

What a lovely card- the colors are great!! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!!

ZoiHoku said...

wow Angella, what a wonderful testimony of God's love! Thank you for sharing

Jane ... said...

Awesome card, Angella--a great reminder that Jesus is our best Friend and Savior! Your coloring is luscious!

Kathy Winter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your card.

Kristine said...

WOW!! I was expecting fabulous and you certainly delivered! Your cards are always so gorgeous Angela, and this is one of my favorite sets. Now I think I need some of that paper, LOL! This is sure to comfort your friend who needs a lift. What a special friend she has in you. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Have a blessed weekend!
xXx

Mary said...

What a beautiful card!

hugs
Mary

Natalie said...

Angella!! This is breathtaking, so very very beautiful. I know it will be an encouragement to your friend. You are a good friend, indeed!!

Rachael said...

Your card is beautiful!

beadz said...

What a great card for your friend. This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Linda said...

Asesome card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Sharon said...

I am sure your friend will be blessed by your beautiful card.

Debby said...

this is a beautifully encouraging job. Your friend must be very special. thank you for sharing.

thinker said...

beautiful card.... it's a true expression of friends 'being there' for each other... thanks for sharing it with us today.

Cassie said...

i love that you made Jesus and His Word the stars --- it's exactly as it should be!

miss~nance said...

Beautiful card Angela. TY for stopping by and leaving a message on my blog.

Blessings

Gail

Kim said...

Angella - You have some beautiful work on your blog! Love your cards!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Awesome card. Love it all. TFS

NickelNook said...

That's a great card! I enjoyed visiting your blog today! Thanks very much!

Sammi said...

Great card Angella!
xxx

Lynn said...

Angella, you have made another beautiful card! Your friend will love to get it. I really love the wooden cross you found in Gatlinburg. (if you go back there, I am just down the road!) Have a blessed day!

khunter47 said...

Positively beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

Joy-N-Jesus said...

beautiful card! Your blog is cute as well! Thanks for sharing your crafting and love for Jesus

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Wow Angella! What an amazing scene you created! Just gorgeous! Well done! God Bless You!

Sue

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just fabulous Angella! The wooden cross is a touching embellishment here!

Paula said...

Hey gal! I would never have thought of making a card like this and it is soooo cool! Where do you get such artistic inspiration?

LisaB said...

Hey there dear friend... awesome job as always!
Blessings,
Lisa

Audrey said...

LOVE your card!! What ablessing for your friend!

Tara said...

Your cards are breath taking. They are simple amazing!

Sal :-) said...

Beautiful cards. God bless :-D

Rbarakat said...

Beautiful! I have that little wooden cross on my scrapbok counter!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty. I love the cross. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sandee said...

Angella, this is awesome!!! I love the wooden cross and the halo is such a wonderful touch! I know your friend will love it and you for thinking of her! I wanted to let you know that I have given you three awards! You can pick them up from my blog! Have a great Sunday!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautifully done Angela!

C.C. said...

Your cards are always amazingly beautiful and spill with love for the Lord, I am so glad that I have met you online. You are such a treasure to me and make me smile each time I see a post from you! Hugs!

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

Your friendship card is glorious. Thanks so much for sharing your faith and participating in this blog hop so that I could experience it. Hugs and blessings, Helen

Cr8ive ME said...

Wonderful card.

And what a wonderful blog hop that we can share our love for HIM through our art.

{hugs}
M.E.

Diane said...

Beautiful card! Love the arrangement of all the details on it. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Janine Rachau said...

Lovely. Be blessed!

Jerusha said...

What a wonderful encouragement to give your friend. Thnank you for sharing it!

Carol said...

nice blog!
so nice, TFS
Carol<><

Connie M. said...

This is just so beautiful, Angella!! Love the scene you created!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

This is a beautiful card! I love all your faith cards and your challenges. I keep intending to play along one week. I need to collect more faith oriented stuff so I can. But I may just play along one week with what I have whether it fits the catagory or not, teehee.

maiahs_momma said...

beautiful card :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine

alienanessa said...

OMGosh OMGosh!! You left a lovely comment on my blog for the Faith blog hop, and I can officially say that your blog is going on my faves list!! Love all your work!!