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!

Kathy

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ODBD's 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs 4th Anniversary Special Design Team Edition Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Gemiel's Blog , you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure to not miss anyone! If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD! It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we create! If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store. This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also quotes and sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or projects. I think you will find some of the most encouraging and uplifting words available in stamps in these special anniversary sets!

So now, here are the Details of the Anniversary Hop:

  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Mar. 17 until 8pm EDT Mar 18.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 19.
  • Four hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and One blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary Bread Basket Bundle!!!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Along with your statement that you completed the hop, leave some Anniversary wishes for Kelley and the gang at ODBD!


Now... for the brief details of my card:

God's Great Peace...


My Bible verse for the Anniversary Release, is:

 "Great Peace have they who Love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble." Psalm 119:165.

This beautiful verse, one of my favorites, is in the new Scripture Collection #8 Set from ODBD.  I love this verse.  I love that it's not just "Peace" we will have, it's "Great Peace"!  I love that  it's not somethings, it's "N-O-T-H-I-N-G" can make us stumble"!  How wonderful is that to know!  I did notice though, it's not that we "like" His Law", it's that we "Love" His Law!


For ingredients I used:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Capers (Bazzills), 'coral' (cardstock stack - DCWV)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Fleur de Lis punch (EKSuccess), beads (Darice), pin (RAK), adhesive pearls (Recollections), Prawn R24 Copic Sketch Marker (to color the pearls), Branch with Leaves Die (Sizzix) (inside the card), flowers (Prima & RAK), Labels 20 Die (Spellbinders), Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), piercer, Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), stylus, seam binding & pleated ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Flourishes #9 Die (Sizzix).

I'm also entering this in the:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challange #44 Spring Theme with Ribbon which you can find here
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #19 Add a Flourish which you can find here.

Now I will send you to the next stop on the hop, Sabrina's Blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Good luck with the hop!

Blessings!

Kathy

165 comments:

  1. Gorgeous design! Beautiful card. The elegant flourishes behind the flowers are the loveliest detail. Wonderful verse!

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  2. This is just stunning. You framed the verse beautifully.

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  3. Wow! I just love everything about this awesome card! TFS!

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  4. Oh the colors are perfect on this, and love the pop of red! This is the perfect creation for that wonderful verse! Blessings,

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  5. This is beautiful! I love the design....

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  6. Kathy, beautiful verse on a beautiful card!!!

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  7. You're so right, this really is a great verse, and your card is beautiful.

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  8. fabulous creation its just wow!!!!and love the colours congrat on your 4th blogvirsary hugs happy hopping sassyx

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  9. Beautiful card! Beautiful scripture - especially for a much maligned tax lawyer! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

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  10. Kathy this is just stunning!!! LOVE the rich green bg, the texture and the pop of color in that flower! Great verse!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  11. Beautiful card. I like the colors and the verse.

    Holly Paulson

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  12. Very elegant and so beautiful. Love the saying.

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  13. Gorgeous card. The dark green on white with lace is just enchanting. Very lovely.

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  14. What a beauty Kathy! The Psalm is awesome too!!! Hugs ~S~

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  15. What a great verse. We're always talking about God's peace, but not the obedience that precedes it. Thank you for the beautiful reminder. I love the dramatic colors and all the details, especially the piercing.

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  16. Love this Psalm and it is highlighted so nicely in this layout. Colors are so earthy and lovely, with those lovely flowers and stick pin as embellies. Like how you used the EF on the background die.....sweet!!!

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  17. Beautiful card! The sentiment you chose offers such strength to the reader - a great choice for those occasions when someone needs a boost.

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  18. Gorgeous card Kathy ... love all the embelishments and the verse ... tfs.

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  19. Wow this card is just stunning!!!! Absolutey beautiful.

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  20. This is just beautiful, Kathy! Love the spellbinders that you used. You have put so many wonderful details in this card- the edge punch, the flourish (love that flourish) and paper piercing, the hat pin. Just gorgeous-

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  21. Very elegant. Lovely use of all the elements. Black, white and red look so neat together.

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  22. Love Love Love this Kathy!!! So beautiful!!! And love the scripture!!!

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  23. great elegant card

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  24. Elegant card, love all the detail!

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  25. Kathy! This is just so beautiful! I LOVE all the amazing details you have added here!!

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  26. what an inspiring and beautiful card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  27. Oh how elegant and beautiful Kathy!! I just love your layering, piercing, and the flower detail framing your beautiful scripture! A great reminder! Gorgeous!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  28. This is BEAUTIFUL! The contrast of colors is so strong and lovely.

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  29. like how the flower just "pops"!

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  30. I really love the scripture verse you chose and your card is beyond gorgeous!!!! Hugs, Angie

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  31. Striking card with wonderful embellishments.

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  32. Love the black and white AND the new releases.

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  33. Love the sentiment and your take on a card for using it.

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  34. Gorgeous details on your card! love it!

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  35. I love black and white cards. I think they are so crisp and classy. This is a beautiful card!

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  36. Beautiful embellishments on your card!!!

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  37. Lovely card. All the details are perfect together.

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  38. What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  39. Lovely card and sentiment!

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  40. I love black and white cards and yours is divine!

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  41. Beautiful card, lovely sentiment, and love your pin and all the beads on it!!

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  42. So pretty, Kathy! The shape and piercing are lovely and your corsage is beautiful.

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  43. Kathy!! I love the shape interest that are within the boundaries of this card:) The cherry lynn die cuts are awesome ANd I LOVE the ever so powerful living Word of our Lord!!! Thank you for sharing ---huge hugs--be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  44. Wow Kathy! What a beautiful card! I love all the details! I have to order some of their rubber stamps, they are so inspirational. Great job!!! Hugs and blessings!

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  45. Fabulous card. Wonderful sentiment.

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  46. Love the card and the verse is really inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  47. Gorgeous card, everything work perfectly together!

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  48. Wow so rich and a lot of depth to this card, very pretty.

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  49. Love your card, the spellbinder you used is one of my favorites!

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  50. lovely card, with all it's details; and strong verse

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  51. This is beautiful Kathy! And I agree... what wonderful comfort to know we can have GREAT peace someday! The dies you chose are perfect to showcase this powerful scripture and I love that beautiful rose you added. The embossing adds so much as well! There are so many beautiful layers to this project! Thanks for sharing your creativity and heart! Blessings...

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  52. Beautiful card, Kathy, I really like how you did the piercing!

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  53. The dark and light papers work so well to show off all your careful details. I love cards like this! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  54. Anyone would love receiving this beautiful card. So elegant. I know I would
    Sandy M

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  55. I needed this today. So pretty and calming, just like God's peace. I need to get it in my heart and mind today. Thanks for sharing

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  56. This is beautiful! Love the little coral pops. the embossing on that large die, and the piercing. Just a lovely, lovely card!

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  57. Kathy, your card is so lovely. Love all the extra on this card, including using the little punch outs in the top corners. Wonderful scripture choice and I was so touched by your sharing what makes this scripture so powerful.

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  58. Absolutely stunning!!!! I love all the little details and was browsing through your other cards too! Your soooo talented and I even added you to my bookmarking to see your latest creations!

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  59. Kathy, your card is beautiful! Any one would love to recieve it. Hugs

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  60. Love, love, love the elegance!! Beautifully done!

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  61. Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva on SCSMarch 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    A very beautiful card.

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  62. Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva on SCSMarch 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Stunning card......love the black and white.

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  63. Very pretty. Really like the piercing and the pearls. Other embellishment are also so nicely coordinated. Very pretty deep green.

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  64. Very pretty card. Great embellsihments.

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  65. Wonderfully rich card. Love the colors together.

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  66. what a beautiful and intricate card. i like how you used the pieces to accent the top. beautiful job.

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  67. Very pretty I love the dies you used on this also

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  68. Very pretty. I like the shape. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. GORGEOUS Kathy!! Love how the verse fits in the nesties so well...love all your elements hun, WOW!! hugz

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  70. Love your card design and what a wonderful verse!

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  71. Such a beautiful card! The dark green, and crisp white just make that verse pop! I love the way you framed it in, and your use of pearls and piercing set it off perfectly.

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  72. Beautiful design! Wonderful embellies and added verse!

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  73. Beautiful! I love the shape you choose behind the sentiment and setting it off with the pears, rose, and ribbon bow.

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  74. This card is just beautiful. So layered and detailed.

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  75. Love all the details of your card!

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  76. What an absolutely beautiful card. A really worthy scripture quote.

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  77. This belongs in a shadow box frame - it is truly a work of art!

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  78. Exquisite! I really love the way your scripture "pops" by being on the die cut that's elevated above the top fold of your card. Love all your elements - the flowers, flourishes, pearls, the embossing, the lacey border. So elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  79. One word - Beautiful!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  80. Pretty! I love that green! I also like the way you use the punched pieces from your border in the corners. Great touch!

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  81. Kathy, this is gorgeous girl!! I love all the embellishment, and the rich details and texture!! Perfect scripture!!

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  82. Gorgeous and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Love the dark green!! So elegant looking.

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  84. holey moley, kathy!! your card is out of this world gorgeous!! all the beautiful details are the perfect frame for that beautiful verse!

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  85. Beautiful card and wonderful verse!

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  86. Lovely! Very 3D which I love!! the sentiment pops!

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  87. wow... what a beautiful card... thank you for sharing your gifts..

    Anniversary Blessings to you and the team

    God Bless, lydia

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  88. Beautiful job - such an elegant card!

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  89. Beautiful verse and card

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  90. I like your comments and how you have really thought about this verse. Thankyou for that insight. You did a lovely card to showcase the scripture.

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  91. Having read your profile, I share this quote with you (from Leo Buscaglia): "Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  92. You've created a beautiful card. I appreciate your reflections on your chosen verse.

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  93. I love this card. So colorful. Great job.
    Candy Meyers

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  94. A very elegant card. Really beautiful and a marvellous sentiment.

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  95. love the layers. very detailed

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  96. What a lovely design and details to showcase this verse! Beautifully done!

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  97. Beautiful card!!! Great sentiment!!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1 at aol dot com

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  98. Lovely card! The "Capers" color is a fresh change.

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  99. Gorgeous card and wonderful sentiment.

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  100. Gorgeous card Kathy. I love your arrangement and the verse is a favorite. They are all favorites really.
    Hugs Maz

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  101. beautiful scripture and card!!! love the diecuts you used too!

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  102. What a wonderful verse to choose. Your card is stunning and so rich with detail and color. Beautifully done.

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  103. Beautiful card. I love the colors.

    Margie F.

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  104. Kathy, this is gorgeous! Goodness so many fabulous details! Hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs!

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  105. The color contrast between that deep green and the corally pink is beautiful. Love all of the pearls and the sweeping curves of the flourishes.

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  106. Beautiful card for a beautiful verse. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

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  107. Very elegant card--I like the colors and pearls.

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  108. Love your card, The pearls make it stand out.

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  109. So beautiful and elegant! Love those pearls!

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  110. LOVE your card-great details and color combo. The scripture is wonderful; as many times as I've read the Bible and I don't remember this verse. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  111. Love your details!

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  112. Wow!!! I love this card. The colors are beautiful.

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  113. Kathy - Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Wonderful verse, and your card is just gorgeous!

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  115. Your card is GORGEOUS girl!! Love the colours and the framing and flowers and verse - it's all fantastic!!!

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  116. Kahty, my sweet friend, this card speks louder than words!! Oh my goodness, I am just speechless over so much beauty and elegance! Thanks for choosing this wonderful scripture, I can see myself making lots and lots of cards with it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  117. Hmmm, what happened to my comment I just posted?
    Kathy my friend this card is beyond words gorgeous and that scripture you've submitted is perfect for so many occasions! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  118. Fantastic card! It is hard to beat black, white and red for an outstanding look and you nailed it with that goregous red flower! The scripture verse is a grand reminder of all that is true!
    Lu Cram

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  119. Amen!! The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul, sweeter also than honey, finer than much fine gold!! What a lovely scripture you've selected and how marvelously you've showcased it with your work of art! Beautiful work, dear sister!! Hugs and blessings!

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  120. Love your card! So creative and lovely!
    Diane

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  121. Beautiful Card love the colors and the flowers the Verse is perfect. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  122. What a powerful scripture and what a beautiful card! I enjoyed visiting your Blog and have been inspired in many ways! Bless you for sharing your talent and witnessing in this way!

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  123. I love this scripture and can't wait to order this set. Thank you for inspiring me with your card.
    blessings,
    susie hardin

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  124. WOW! this is so elegant!!!!! gorgeous!

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  125. Lovely choice of verse. Love all your small deatils, the sparkle, swirls..beautiful rose..loved yoru blue one too..:0)

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  126. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week,
    Love from France, Kianel.

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  127. Oh my gosh hat a elegant card

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  128. Love the verse, We often want peace and forget how to get it. Nice reminder.

    Christie ANderson
    kikikay@hotmail.com

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  129. Beautiful. I personally needed this reminder today, thank you!

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  130. Beautiful die to frame your verse and love, the pearls at the top to balance out the lovely flowers framing it!

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  131. Kathy, you've done a great job of showcasing this wonderful Scripture! Very creative and eyecatching!

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  132. This is truly stunning. I also just received my spellbinderarts fancy ovals and the impossibilities are endless. Did you make the flowers too?

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  133. Wonderful verse choice and fine work on your card! Striking design.

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  134. Who knew dark green could be so stunning? Stunning card.

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  135. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  136. Beautiful card, love the green, thank you for sharing it.

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  137. Stunning card! Love the contrast!

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  138. What a classy card! I love your design - it works really well with a long horizontal quote. Thanks for sharing that verse!

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  139. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the green and the cream colors.

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  140. A beautiful card for a beautiful verse.

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  141. Another great card. You are all such talented ladies.

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  142. Pretty card. I enjoyed reading your testimony about what the verse means to you.

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  143. Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

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  144. Love your design and colors--breathtakingly beautiful card!

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  145. What a pretty card - thanks for sharing
    tdharris1@cox.net

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  146. So beautiful, Kathy! Wonderful colors and scrumptious details. Wonderful scripture choice! Lovely card!

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  147. Hi there!

    What a wonderful Scripture. I love seeing it surrounded by all of these embellished diecuts. Your beautiful spray of flowers and the stickpin to match! Wonderful card!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

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  148. Beautiful card....and great scripture!

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  149. This is beautiful, and so perfect a way to highlight the Bible text. Thanks--Jennifer in OHio

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  150. Beautiful card! I love your design and the verse you used. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Gayle Taylor
    gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

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  151. Gorgeous. I love nesties and flourishes you've used. Love the pearls and the rich green.

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  152. What a beautiful card, I love the shapes and that beautiful border, just a gorgeous design!

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  153. WOW......that's the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw your card. How stunningly beautiful! I love layers, and boarders, ribbon, swirls and such! Just lovely!

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!