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, July 24, 2011

Birthday Pool Party

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're having a great summer!

I have a new card to show you that I call, "Birthday Pool Party". The reason I called it that is I'm using a new Stampin Up paper I just got called pool party. It's one of the in-colors for 2010 & 2011. I really like this color...may need to get some more!

I'm submitting this for a Split Coast Stampers challenge F4A74 - using 2 of the same thing, which would be the big pearls. I don't know what I would do without adhesive pearls, I seem to put them on most everything. I barely did any stamping on this one. The sentiment was stamped with ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. You can quite see it in the picture, but this technique comes out really pretty. This card was definitely more about the color than the coloring...unusual for me!

Speaking of coloring, last week I ordered a set of Tombow markers that I should have by Tuesday. I can't wait to color with them using a watercoloring technique I saw. I'm hoping to get more vibrant colors when I color. I can also use these to accent my pencils...I hope!

For this card, I used Well Scripted stamp set from Stampin Up. Papers are very vanilla, pool party and an old SU vellum paper. Ink is soft suede. For accessories, I used clear embossing powder, adhesive pearls, pearl string, pearl brad, Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, ribbons, flower, scalloped oval punch beautiful wings embosslits, square lattice EF (all SU), flourish die #9 (Sizzix).

That's it for now! Blessings!


1 comment:

  1. You've made another very pretty card. I have not seen this color before...OH no, another thing to add to my already LONG SU wish list. It's such a pretty color.


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