Sunday, September 30, 2012


As many of you know, my mojo was lost....yep, it is true!  Reminds me of faith.  It is really always there, but not always in the forefront.  I recently joined this Crafters of Faith blog group.  I have been running on crafty-empty for a month or so and just like faith waning and waxing, I needed new inspiration.  This group of crafters isn't afraid to talk of faith, their experiences and how God helps them on a daily basis.  

To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Welcome to the first Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, welcome! If you hopping along already, you should have arrived from Barb's blog.

This month, our hostess is Carol S! She gave us a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create: "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"

So, we are showing off our projects this month through a hop and here is the order.  I hope you can stop and visit each of these special ladies! 

Carol - Bills Favorite Stamper
Carolina - Cardolina Scrapolina
Darlene -  According to Bijou
Jeanette - CreativePlay
Carol  - Lost in my craft room
Kadie  - InMyMindsEye
Tami -  Blueinksdesign
Barb - Inkinintoretirement
April -
April'sAlley  <<-----ME!



To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, here is the card I created for you!

I admit to having no details, because everything was shopped from my scraps - the main immie is Studio g and the sentiment is Amuse.

From here, continuing hopping to Kelly's blog to see what Autumn splendor she has waiting for you! We also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper today and you can find that on Kelly's blog - the last stop on the hop! 

Thank you for stopping by today! In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!



~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful! It is a glorious season! A lot to be thankful for!

Darlene said...

Oh, I just love that background panel, so graceful with the swirls. Love how you threaded the ribbon behind the panel and tied it to the image on each side. Very creative! The sentiment and your coloring are perfect.
So glad that you are in the COF!

MiamiKel said...

I hope all is well in camping world and you are spying all the beautiful Autumn IRL! (here, lots of GREEN, lol!) Lovely card, nothign wrong with shopping the stash - best way to go! And what a lucky girl to have such wonderful Fall paper and embellies in your stash to pull from! Love the woven ribbon :)

Thank you for being a beautiful part of the Crafters of Faith :) *Blessings!* x0x0

Liz said...

Very Very Pretty!! I love your paper and the ribbion , you did such a Wonderful job on this card , I look forward to many more your a true blessing to COF
Liz D

kadie said...

Your mojo was gone? I don't believe it! You always have such amazing cards and fun ideas and this one is no exception! I'm glad your mojo could be rejuvinated (I still don't believe it was gone though, maybe it was just out camping). Lovely, lovely card, April! I adore the cornucopia! Hugs and blessing to you, my sweet friend. Thank you for the blessing of your friendship. kadie

stamp-color-and create said...

Hi April, I think your card is wonderful. I love the image you chose and think that the way you have attached it to your card with the ribbon is very cool. Great sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you have joined our COF group.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I not sure what mojo you are referring to, because this card is full of it!

I really like the DP that you used. The colors and the swirls remind me of leaves in the wind.

You did a great job on this card, April. I am so glad that we are in the COF together.

Carol W said...

Be still my, what a great card...your mojo must have made a HUGE return, because if this is what you create without mojo,., out crafting world...this card is stunning in every way....great job on your card...big hugs,♥♥♥

Carol said...

Your colors and the image just work together! If your mojo was lost, I would like to go where it went.....wonderful card!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Another beautiful cornucopia, perfect for a fall card. April, I love how you attached the spellbinder with that ribbon. Very original!!!. Loverly paper and sentiment!!!. Blessings!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, April... what a delightful cornucopia! And your card! WOW!!! Lovely papers and fabulous layout. I think you have done an amazingly beautiful job here!

It's been fun hopping with you!

Barb said...

April--what a sweet image and the sentiment is perfect on your card. Great papers and a cute layout too.

Thanks for participating in this first challenge/blog hop and I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of ladies!

Liz Williams said...

This is a horn of plenty of pretties from the coloring, to the papers, and to the design.

~Paola~ said...

awww...such sweet card April!♥
Love the cornucopia image and the wonderful d/p with 'autumn' printed right on it and the lovely sentiment U chosed is just perfect for this beauty!

Lola said...

Sounds like a wonderful group! And your card is lovely. We all need a break...your mojo is there!

nwilliams6 said...

I see lots of crafting Mojo here so I guess you found it! Love the concept of the group you joined and your card is beautiful - super colors! I so love this Fall - Summer was draining to me so I am relishing this cooler weather. Hugz!

Melina said...

I love how you used the ribbon! Great card April :)

Jacquel said...

Oh April! Your card is beautiful & your coloring is amazing as always....great layout too!