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!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Elegant Hydrangea

Good morning!

I've been wanting this hydrangea set for so long and finally bought it last week. It's called "Because I Care" from Stampin Up. Next to roses, hydrangea flowers are my favorite. I especially love the blue blossoms...not sure why I did purple! Next time I'll do blues.

I posted this card in the Split Coast Challenge WT329 which is 'something old and something new'.

I colored this is Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and also some markers and a little experimenting with distress inks. The paper is elegant eggplant, old olive, whisper white (SU) and solor white (Neenah) for the image.

If you would like any additional details, you can find them on my SCS Gallery here.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! You've done a wonderful job with coloring. (I really do like the colors that you used for the flowers!)

  2. Hi Kathy,

    I just love what you have done with the Because I Care set. Your coloring is fantastic!

  3. You really took this stamp up a notch!! I like how you can see an image and make it more beautiful!


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