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!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Color Challenge Purples & Browns

I just finished up a card for a color challenge on one of my favorite designer's website.  It's for Sharon Johnson's blog 'no time to stamp' you can find here.  The challenge was for any shades of purples, lavenders, browns, and ivory.  It's also supposed to be "stamped simply" - the image took some work on this one, but the card itself is pretty simple.

The image was colored with prismacolor pencils.  This is my first attempt to use these without using mineral spirits to blend the colors.  I used the colorless blender and my eraser only.  Wow, it was hard for me to get use to the difference.  Of coarse, it would probably be easier if I know what I was doing!  This technique required me to bear down a lot with the blender which really started to bother my hands and arms...definitely don't want to flair up the fibromyalgia.  I'll have to check this out more, maybe I'm not doing it right.  Anyway, this is what I came up with...not to bad.

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