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!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Almost Easter - Flourishes & Cheery Lynn Challenges

Hi there!

This is a very quick card I put together for Easter using one of my most favorite dies, Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs.  The colors on this look blue in the photo, but are actually more lavender.  I'd like to sponge some Almost Amethyst around the sentiment with the die in place, but a little late now!

I'm submitting this to the Flourishes' FTTC161 Sketch Challenge and the Cheery Lynn Designs' Challenge #20 for Easter.

For ingredients used:

Stamps: Well Scripted (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Almost Amethyst, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn), Floral Oval (Spellbinders), Ornate Flower Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Rose Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), adhesive pearls, rick rack (Recollections), flower & satin trim (RAK from Sabrina), pearl string (? old, old old).

That's it for now!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! 




  1. Wonderful card looks as if you spent ages on it....just

  2. Wow Kathy!! Gorgeous hun, I love the rich blue ribbon, and the cherry Lynn flourish leaf adds just the perfect touch!! Hugz

  3. Beautiful card, Kathy, don't you just love that flourish! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. Very pretty!! Colors are sometimes hard to photograph. Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  5. this is beautiful...LOVE the color

  6. OMG...this is just gorgeous Kathy! Love all the blues and the embossed background! Thank you so much for playing the Sketch with us...hugs ~S~

  7. Beautiful card...really like that pretty Blue bow!

  8. Wow--your card caught my eye just from the tiny picture at Flourishes & I had to come see it! Gorgeous work!

  9. Beautiful and sooo very elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  10. Hey girl, your card is absolutely amazing!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina


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