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!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

RAK of Wonderful Goodies from Jill!!!

Hi there!

I mentioned on my Rain or Shine Challenge post for Elphine House Austalia that I had received a RAK from my sweet friend Jill.  It was actually a birthday present, but she sent me a LOT of things!!!  I think of it more as a RAK...random act of kindness!  Here's a picture of all the goodies together:

Here's some close-ups so you can see them better...

These are some die cuts she made from Cheery Lynn Dies that are GORGEOUS! You can see the flower swirl that I used on my Rain or Shine Card already. I'm saving these all to only used on special projects! I don't have any of these dies either...yet anyway, lol!

This next picture shows a GORGEOUS stamp set from Sweet & Sassy Stamps of a beautiful rose.   Jill knows how much I love roses! I've never seen their stamps before, but definitely need to check them out more! I love this set and can't wait to use it! You can also see images on the right that Jill stamped for me from a Heartfelt Creations Stamp Set. There's a bunch of images there to color...can't wait to do these too!!!

Jill also sent seam binding ribbon from Stampin' Up...2 whole spools!!!  Seam binding is my new favorite thing to use!!!  These are 2 favorite colors of mine to use, baja breeze and very vanilla!!!

This is the sweet card that Jill made...isn't is beautiful???  Really cool how she did the flower with floss!

How awesome to receive all these goodies!!!  Jill did a perfect job of picking things I would love and they're all things I don't have!  That's not easy, I have a LOT of stuff!!!   Thank you Jill for being SO generous!  You're such a sweet, dear friend of mine!!!

You can visit Jill at her beautiful blog Ribbon Challenged!




  1. Oh Kathy, you have made my day! I am so glad you liked the goodies I sent to you and are able to use them. I love it, when someone sends me something (samples---like the dies cut pieces) that I can try before I buy (so to speak...LOL)
    Happy crafting to you. Blessings, Jill

  2. What a wonderful surprise. Beautiful goodies that I am sure you will turn into gorgeous creations.


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