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, October 26, 2011

Me & My Puppy - LOTV Challenge - First One!

Hi there!

Here is a little cutie image I got free in a magazine a while back from Lilly of the Valley (LOTV). They have tons of cute stamps, but I haven't been able to buy any yet. I was so excited when I found these in a "Papercrafts Inspiration" magazine! Now I can try out the images (there's 20 of them) and decide what I "need" to buy.

This image is called "Little Girls - Swing Time". The puppy looks like my golden cute, and I love the way it's leaning into her. I can totally see myself sitting there with my puppy, he's a "leaner" too! I colored this with my Prismacolor pencils, mostly blending with the pencils, not with mineral spirits.

I'm also entering this in LOTV's Challenge using bingo for gems, flowers, ribbon/lace. So many beautiful entries, but thought I would try the very last minute of the challenge!

For stamps, I used Tagger's Dozen from Stampin Up.
Paper used: Whisper white, more mustard (SU), garden party (DCWV), mocha devine (Bazzills).
Ink used: wheat by Versamagic.
Miscellaneous items used: chocolate chip marker (SU), petite petals punch (McGill), 1" circle punch, heart, arrow border (EKS), frond punch (MS), twine (MS), heart button, adhesive pearls, large labels (Spellb), Rick rack (My Mind's Eye), Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits(little).

Thanks for looking!




  1. Awe this card is absolutely gorgeous Kathy, love your colouring, papers and fabulous image. Sooo cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-

  2. This is beautiful, your colouring is stunning and a great choice of colours.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at LOTV this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. This is gorgeous Kathy and I love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us in the LOTV Challenge!

  4. What an adorable image, which you have made into a lovely card. I must look for that magazine, I really like this image.


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