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!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Apples for Mom

Hi there!

Hope everyone is have a wonderful weekend!

I have my third card to show you from Elphine House Australia with a design by Elisabeth Bell. I LOVE this little guy! He is SO adorable! Even the little kitty is adorable! I am still so excited to be on a design team and work with images I already really loved! It doesn't get much better than that!

Here is the front and the inside of the card!

I colored this with my Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and added a dab or two of marker to intensify areas a little. This is also my first time using Neenah paper that I just bought...very nice paper to work with. The pattern paper is "Jack & Jill" from Graphic 45. The other papers were just odds and ends I had for a while. I found the little overall buckle at Jo-Anns and just had to include it with this. If you would like more details on the materials I used, I posted this on my SCS gallery with all the info which you can find here.



To purchase this stamp and check out others, click on the purple link on my sidebar for Elphine House Australia!


  1. Beautiful card ;o)
    Love the paper you used and your coloring is awesome!

    Janneke XO

  2. Kathy, you picked the right saying for the front of this card, because this card is really adorable...I really like the bright cheery colors you used. Just perfect for this image. Great coloring. Neenah paper is what my husband likes to use for coloring his images with copics.


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