Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Can you believe it? This is the last day of July - already! The year is rushing by. I definitely think we need to slow down the pace a bit, don't you?


Because this is the last day of the month, the Crafters of Faith blog group is ready to show you our projects for this month.

Kelly (MiamiKel4), our leader and this month's challenge hostess has this theme for us...

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

This month's Crafters of Faith challenge theme is inspired by this verse.

Theme: 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!

As I often do for the monthly Crafters of Faith challenges, I used a stamp set from Our Daily Bread.

Awwww... so peaceful! And relaxing!

I the Beach!

Here's the inside of my card:

Please head over to the Crafters of Faith blogs to see what the other ladies did with the Water theme. You'll find the links in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today. Try to find time to RELAX a bit today - and do something you enjoy!

Image & Sentiments: Our Daily Bread Happy Retirement
Ink: Stampin' UP! (for sponging), Versafine Onyx Black and Versamark
Embossing Powder: Stampin' UP! Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pacific Point and True Thyme
Embellishments: Spare Parts Brads


  1. Oh wow Jeannette, I love the gorgeous image and your brilliant coloring! Great card!

  2. Your card is LOVELY!!! What a beautiful image and "relax" is the right word! Love it.

  3. Oh so soft and serene! I think you are Barb share retirement dreams just as you do the Camel! Gorgeous beach setting, I love the black cardstock you use, it's always such a gorgeous accent color - and this looks like what's right by my house, come on down!!!!!! :)

    Blessings to you, COF sistah! 0x0x

  4. Jeanette, this is exactly that, "relaxing"! I can smell the ocean and feel the breeze. Great card for the challenge!

  5. great card and what a gorgeous image love the delicate colouring
    carol x

  6. Oh my such a gorgeous image! This is beautiful J! :)

  7. Jeanette--yes, we both had retirement on our mind when we made our cards!

    Love the image--in fact, I just want to ODB to order it. Great card--love all of it!

  8. Super fun beach scene.

    Regards diane

  9. Beautifully done Jeanette - and I love the word relax - I have done so this afternoon and had time in my studio card making :-)

  10. Jeanette, this is stunning! I want to sigh with contentment just looking at it! Great job on the challenge, friend! Blessings!

  11. Oh boy, this is SUPER!!! What a phenomenal beach scene! Makes me want to just crawl into that hammock and settle in with a great book.

    This is probably the best retirement card I've ever seen! Way to go, Jeanette!

  12. I feel so relaxed just looking at this card! Excuse me while I go take a quick nap...

  13. Can I get in that hammock? :)

  14. I really like how you colored the image. It makes me want to go to the beach! Great card.