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, September 1, 2011

Sweet Kiki

Hi there!

This image is from a used stamp I bought online. I just thought these were so adorable and wanted to give them a try. This is the first time I've used one of the no nose/mouth images...a little different than what I'm used to. I colored this last week while I was on vacation to test out the shading and colors. I decided it was too cute to not turn it into a card!

I colored this with my Prismacolor pencils, but didn't use mineral spirits this time. I love doing red hair, probably because I am/used to be one! I really liked the way this one came out especially with the green dress.

For stamps, I used Kiki with Ice Cream (C.C.Designs) and the ice cream cone is a $1.00 stamp from Studio G. The papers I used are solor white from Neenah, Hopscotch (K&Co), old olive and peach parfait (SU). For ink, I used black from VersaFine. Accessories used were clear embossing powder, marker, lace, piercer, brads, bow easy, flowers, Labels Four #5 (Spellbinders) paper glaze (Aleene's), and the ribbon I've had for many, many years (says 1989 on it). Hope you enjoy this little one!

Have a great weekend!



1 comment:

  1. So cute! I really like the colors that you used!


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