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!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge - ODBDSLC91

Happy Saturday All!! I hope you are all having a great weekend!!
Today I am popping in to share the first challenge of the New Year at the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This Week's Challenge-

"In with the new....out with the Old"

The team challenges you to create a card using something new and something old on your card.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, January 13th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award.Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, January 13th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC91. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take for the challenge:

My new and old items are.....New: Stamp Set "Birthday Blessings", Old: Pearl thread floss that is ancient!

Here are a couple of more photos I forgot to include, a close-up of the that gorgeous tea cup:

And a picture of the inside:

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Birthday Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper:  Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co), The French Country Stack (DCWV), Safari (Bazzills), Natural White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Labels 20, Fleur de lis Squares, Fancy Tags Dies (Spellbinders), Fleur de lis Border Punch (EKS), Petite Petals Punch (McGill), adhesive pearls, ribbon, button, white gel pen (all from Michaels), Prismacolor Pencils, mineral spirits.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge! We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!




  1. Beautiful Kathy! I love this set and your coloring, details and layers are fabulous! So pretty! Glad you are here on the CT! Blessings...


  2. How soft and elegant!! I just love your choice of colors and papers and your coloring is gorgeous!! Your layout and details are perfect!!
    Welcome to the challenge team!!

  3. Ooooh... just yummaliscious! Love the color combo and beautiful bow! So excited to have you join us at ODBD and looking forward to seeing your talent expressed with these stamps! It's a perfect blend... God's word and the talent He's given... brings forth blessings for many!

  4. Beautiful, Kathy! Beautiful d/p and colors! So glad you are in the "Bread Basket"!

  5. Your card is beautiful, Kathy, and a great one to kick off your new position on the CT! Congrats again and I look forward to seeing your future creations! Have a great w/e!

  6. wow... simply gorgeous, kathy! your coloring of the image is perfection! so happy to be on the team with you!!

  7. Hi Kathy, wow girl, so beautifully done, I love this new set, and you did it good to be on the team with ya: hugs

  8. I may have told you this before, but the first words on your blog endeared you to me the very first time I visited - those words from Philipians have guided me for as many years as I can remember - through some tough times, sure, but they always saw me through them - the Lord is constant in His Love and He is ALWAYS GOOD to us!

    Love your Birthday card - your creations are always beautiful - Congrats on being on the challenge team - what a blessing for you!

  9. LOVE this!! Pink and blue. . .my favorites and all of the layers, plus pink pearls and those fab nesties!! Girl, you done good!! What fun it is to be on the CT with you. . .a fellow CA valley girl (hee hee!) Different valleys, but I won't tell if you don't!

  10. Very lovely, inside and out. :)

  11. Kathy, girl, this card is absolutely breathtaking!! All of those little details you have added make this a true masterpiece!! Glad to be working with you and getting to know you better!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  12. Gorgeous card Kathy. Love all the little details you put into every card you do!

  13. Kathy, this is absolutely stunning!!! So glad you are on the challenge team and my, my, what wonderful creations you are already sharing!!


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