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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

For the Love of Flowers HOP!




Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for the For the Love of ODBD Flower sets! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD blog for the full link list. One of the post is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday,May, 9th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced May 10th! Enjoy all the awesome inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Flower sets!

If you've come here from SANDEE'S Blog, you are in the right place, if not you may want to start back at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss any of the beautiful creations along the way!!!



I chose ODBD's Flower Border Stamp to make my card.  This makes a beautiful frame for Bible Verses, sentiments, and quotes.  The coloring of the flowers on it is really quick and easy to do.

This stamp matches the Spellbinders Labels 18 Dies which ODBD has in their Shop.


For my card, I made a 4 1/4" easel card in white.  I embossed the Black Iris paper with an embossing folder for the background.  I stamped the Floral Frame and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.  I cut the frame using Labels 18 and then the center with Classic Ovals Nestibilities to create a frame.  I stamped the sentiment using the Sentiments Collection from ODBD and cut it with the Classic Ovals (one size larger than the frame opening).

For the inside of the card, I stamped part of the border on one side and cut it with Labels 18 using a smaller die, colored it to match the front, and popped it up on foam dots.

For ingredients used:

Stamps: Flower Border, Sentiments Collection (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Papertrey Ink), Black Iris (Coredinations), Old Olive (SU), The Preppy Princess Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Labels 18, Classic Ovals (Spellbinders), Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn), Branches with Leaves and Flowers Embossing Folder (Spellbinders), flower (Recollections), ribbon (Michaels), Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls (Recollections), charm (Michaels)



Now you need to go to the sweet, talented GRACE!!!
Enjoy the HOP!
Blessings!
Kathy

48 comments:

  1. Kathy, this is one amazing card! I love the entire design, from the easel card to the beautiful colors to your gorgeous little details! Blessings, Angie

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  2. Breathtakingly pretty Kathy! Love the appealing blues!

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  3. I love this card, I really like how you made a frame from the die cut. Just fantastic!

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  4. fabulous easel card Kathy! beautiful!

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  5. Gorgeous, Kathy! Love the design and the beautiful colors! Hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs!

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  6. Kathy, your card is awesome! And congrats on being part of the HCDT! I look forward to working with you. Hugs

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  7. This is GORGEOUS!!, I love this flower border, and I love your choice of colours!! beautiful!!
    Blessings & Hugs

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  8. Hey Kathy!!! I am loving this gorgeous card with this beautiful floral frame!!! Just so beautiful!

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  9. I just love these hops, you get to see such amazing cards this this :).

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  10. What a beauty this is! Love the colors you chose...

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  11. Your colors are fantastic! I like the easel card idea - the coloring is beautiful too.

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  12. What a wonderful and pretty way to use the frame! I love it!

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  13. Beautiful! Love this quote and the colors and that great die shape!

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  14. What a beautiful easel card! Great job!

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  15. Beautiful card! Just love the way you used the border stamp and die cut. Really makes the card.

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful easel card. You chose the perfect colors.

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  17. gorgeous, gorgeous card, kathy! i love the beautiful blues you used... hugs!

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  18. Oh my goodness, this blue is so rich and just makes this card so eye catching! Love every detail! Have a blessed night!

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  19. Wow! Great color choice! Love it!

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  20. STUNNING!!! Love these rich colours and fantastic design!! I don't have this stamp......yet.....might have to move it to the top of the list!! ;-)

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  21. Easel cards are so fun! You have more places to decorate!

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  22. I love how you made this card. The blue is so pretty. I always want to buy this srt but never do. Imay have to get it now.

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  23. The flower border complements the die and verse so well. Lovely card

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  24. This is stunning!!! I love the color combo and your design in just perfect!!! Love every detail!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  25. Beautiful! I love easel cards, I'm going to have to try making one!
    Melissa

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  26. so gorgeous!! I love everything about it!!

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  27. Beautiful!! Love your blue and green pairing on a white base, the lovely floral frame around the verse, the embossing of the blue background and all of your embellishing details!

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  28. Beautiful card...Love it....

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  29. So very pretty! I may need to buy the stamp set and dies!

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  30. Robbi Evers (vikka37@hotmail.com)April 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Kathy, I've been visiting your website for several months now and everything you do is stunning. This card is fabulous, love the colors and design. I've bought a couple ODBD stamps because of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. wow What beautiful Card love the colors and the Stamped border is amazing. I love the Embossing and the added Rose and bling gives that special touch.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  32. Wow! Love the deep blue color and all the special details!

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  33. This is yummy---I love the sentiment and how you've framed it. Jennifer in OHio

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  34. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Your card is beautiful. The navy looks very rich.

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  36. For some reason I am always drawn in by blue cards but I never make them. This is just beautiful!

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  37. Beautiful card--I like how you framed the verse.

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  38. Gorgeous cards on this hop, but I have to say yours is one of my favorites! Love your blue & white & fabulous design!

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  39. Beautiful cards on this hop, but I have to say this is one of my favorites! Love the blue & white color combo & you terrific design!

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  40. Very elegant! Love how it's done.

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  41. Very nice I simply like the blues.

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  42. Lovely easel card. Love the dark blue!!

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  43. Fabulous Easel card!!! Love the blue, very elegant :)

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  44. Beautiful card!!! Love the colors!!

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!