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!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Countryside Birthday

Hi there!

I'm back with another card for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges. This one actually has 8 different challenges included on it! Wow, I guess I just got lucky!

This is a fairly new stamp I got from SU and the first time I've actually used it. Makes a nice masculine card. I masked the trees behind the truck, but I'm not happy with how it came out. This is the first time I used my Prismacolor pencils on kraft paper. Very different than doing on white or cream paper. I blended more with the pencils themselves and didn't use any mineral spirits. It was fun to try something new for a change! I tried doing this with a snowman, but I'll need to practice with it a lot more. Not too bad for a first try thought!

Stamps: Countryside, Plant Hope, Sincere Salutations (SU).
Inks: black (VF), soft suede (SU), desert sand (Momento).
Paper: kraft (PTI), red rock (Bazzills).
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), buttons, floss, markers - chocolate chip, always artichoke, soft suede (SU), prismacolor pencils, craft knife, piercer, needle, aleene's paper glaze, stylus, punches - large oval, scalloped oval (SU).

That's it for now, but I still have a couple of more things to post! Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog!



1 comment:

  1. I think the card looks great - may have to case it soon!!! I rarely blend my prismacolors with the OMS - I like the way they blend all on their own (the thicker color base you lay down the more blending you can do.....) the OMS does give a smoother look though...


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