Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!

I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Rose for Mom Card

I started this card originally for the Very Vintage challenge TLC263 on Split Coast Stampers, but I'm not sure it's really that vintage.  Probably vintage enough.

Somewhere along the way, it turned into a special card for my mom who passed away 3 years ago as of Sunday the 14th. She loved roses and when I first got this stamp set (my first set) back in the 90's (?), I made her a bunch of cards gold embossed and colored with markers.  She loved those little cards.

I've been doing crafts pretty much since I was born and she always wanted me to have a gift shop to sell the things I've made. Since last summer, I have been doing these papercrafts almost every free minute I have and even did 4 craft show/boutiques. I keep thinking about how happy she would be to see what I have been doing these past few months. I think she would be proud of my accomplishments.


  1. I know your mother would be VERY PROUD!! You are a gifted artist and a wonderful friend!!
    ~Krista Jensen

  2. Thank you Krista! You're a wonderful friend too...I've learned a lot from you!

  3. What a beautiful card!
    soo very creative :)

    Have a great week!

  4. This is stunning Kathy! I finally had a chance to visit and what a beauty I find! Beautifully colored. And I love that beaded flower too. Gorgeous work!


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