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, February 18, 2012

Timeless Roses - FTTC156 & Cheery-Lynn Designs Challenge #15

Good morning again!

I have another card to show you this morning that I worked on this week.  This rose stamp is from Flourishes' "A Year in Flowers 2" Set.  I bought the entire set of stamps to make calendars for next year.  I love to color flowers, and these make beautiful calendars or can be used alone like this on a card or project.

I'm entering this in the Flourish's Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week to incorporate red on your card.  You can find the challenge here on their website.

I'm also entering this in the Cheery-Lynn Designs Challenge this week called "Pretty in Pink" to use pink on you card.  You are required to use at least one of their dies, I used the Fanciful Flourish...only one I have, so far!  You can find their challenge here on their website.

Among the ingredients I used on this card, the pin with the pearls, rhinestones, and charm are from a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) I received from a sweet friend, Sabrina Jackson!!!  Sabrina is on the Our Daily Bread Designs' Design Team.  She was going to send me a couple of pins and beads to show me how she does hers...they are gorgeous...I ended up with a whole box of goodies!!!  I'm going to show you all the things she sent me in a separate post, as soon as I can get a pretty picture of them all together!

Here is the inside of the card:

It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I used the Scripture Collection 2 Set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I embossed it with Pearl Embossing Powder and VersaMark.  This is actually a leftover from the card I made last month for the Love Recipe Challenge - ODBDSLC94.  I pretty much save all my leftovers from projects (they are organized in my recipe card boxes - you can see that in an older post on organization here), and use them when I can.  I sponged around the image with old olive ink.  It's actually very pretty with the designer paper.  The lace is also from my wonderful RAK from Sabrina.  So very pretty!!!

For all the ingredients I used:

Stamps: A Year in Flowers 2 (Flourishes), Scripture Collection 2 (ODBD)
Paper: Rose Red (SU), Solar White (Neenah), Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co), Preppy Princess Stack (DCWV).
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine), Old Olive (SU), Versamark
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils - Pale Sage, Old Olive, Crimson Red, Pink Rose, Kelp Green, Le Plume marker English Red, mineral spirits, Fanciful Flourish die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Fleur de Lis Squares, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), pearl cotton thread, sewing needle, adhesive pearls & flowers(Recollections), lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon & Sabrina's RAK), netting (Jo-Ann's), charm/pin/beads (Sabrina's RAK), sponge.

That's it for now!  Thank you for looking and hope you're having a wonderful weekend!




  1. Roses are so pretty!! Nice coloring. Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Gorgeous card, lovely design and beautiful roses. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  3. Beautiful card, the roses are so pretty, love how you used the flourish. Thanks for participating in this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  4. Beautiful card...with great coloring...

  5. Beautiful card!! Thanks for participating in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Desings!

  6. Very sweet card. Love that shade of pink! Good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  7. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  8. WOW! What an elegant card Kathy! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)


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