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

Tea Party Notepad

Hi everyone!

I'm back again! This time it's not with a card, but with a gift! I decorated a junior notepad as a present for a dear friend of mine. I'll be staying with her this weekend for a few days with my 2 boys. She lives in beautiful Henniker NH which is where I use to live. It'll be a fun visit, especially where they have horses, dogs, chickens, boys will have a blast!

I made lots of the junior notepads that are cut in half and sold them last year at craft shows, but last year I also did one for the full pad just making some adjustments on the measurements. I've been using that pad all this time, but just never got around to making another one. I thought this would make a nice present for her. I'm hoping to make a matching card to go with this before I leave.

Here's the outside of the notepad. I love those yellow pearls on it.

Here's how I decorated the inside, a beautiful verse for her to see.

The inside can't have anything too thick in it, but there's still plenty of ways to decorate it.

I'm submitting this to the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on SCS. This time it's for 4 different challenges!

For stamps: Scripture Collection #1 (Our Daily Bread Designs).
For papers: tea party DSP, certainly celery (SU).
For Ink: black (Versafine).
Accessories: labels eight #4 (Spellb), fiskers rub-ons by Kimberly Poloson, ribbon (SU), adhesive pearls, charm/jump ring/chain, paper flowers, branch w/leaves die (Sizzix), corner rounder, boho blossom punches (SU), frond punch (MS), rick rack.

That's it for now! Thanks for looking!




  1. that is an awesome notepad, and will make a great gift! Thanks for giving me a great idea on what to do with the 2 sets of the Tea Party DP I have left! It is so pretty I was saving it for something special like this. You are very talented and creative. Thanks again for sharing!!

  2. Oooohhhh, Kathy...gonna have to CASE this one. We are making something similar at my next class. Love your work and your friend will love this!!! You've probably already given it to her, but I'm sure she was so excited to get it. :) Miss you, my friend!!

  3. thank you kathy for sharing your time and talent...

    like the work you have put up here and even more i love the note on your home page...

    may the Lord continue to bless you


  4. What a great gift! Nicely done!


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