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, April 28, 2012

ODBDSLC106 - No Designer Paper

Happy Saturday!

It's time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!

This week's challenge:
No Designer Paper- This week we want to see creations created with your own backgrounds, embossing, or just plain cardstock….no designer paper.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, May 4th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, May 4th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC106. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge this week...

I just loved this coral-pink flower and I pretty much did the rest of the card around it.  I found paper that match the color really well and lots of pretty cream color on the rest.  I embossed the background with an embossing folder for a delicate background.  Very, very simple card to make, and I love the way it came out!

For ingredients used:

Stamps: Birthday Blessings (ODBD)
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Pink (Cardstock Matstack - DCWV), Palo Verde (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Sweet Blush (Palette)
Accessories: Labels Four (Spellbinders), Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn), Rose Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Charm (RAK from Sabrina), rose flower (Prima), button (Michaels), adhesive pearls (Recollections), Ornate Flowers & Frame Embossing Folder (Sizzix), seam binding & pleated ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

For more inspiration for the challenge, please visit the other design team members!

I'm also submitting this to one other challenge:

Hope to see you join in on the challenge this week!  Have a wonderful weekend!




  1. Sheer elegance Kathy!! Love the embossed white with the floral spray and your placement of the sentiment. Gorgeous!!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow! So beautiful! And I think I could even do it! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  3. Kathy, girl, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! Such a gorgeous and elegant card! Love everything about this beauty!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. This is so soft and pretty!! Love all of it!! BG, Flowers, Ribbon, Bow...GORGEOUS!!

  5. Kathy: This is SO beautiful. I would like to invite you to link it up at Word Art Wednesday. We feel SO blessed to have to have you play along with us and share your God-given talents. If you can't make it this week, we sure hope to see you next week. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and God bless you!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Oh so very pretty, Kathy!! Love the soft, clean spring feel of this beauty and that pleated ribbon is perfect, looks almost like a little picket fence adorned with a sweet climbing rose. . .nice work!! Hugs and blessings!

  7. Another gorgeous card Kathy! Great details! Hugs and blessings!

  8. This is amazing Kathy! I love the pink and white combo... so fresh, spring like and down right amazing... Beautifully done!

  9. WOW!!! your card is so gorgeous, kathy! the embossed background accented with the pearls is stunning... the perfect backdrop for your beautiful sentiment!! hugs!

  10. I love pink and I love EF's....were you thinking of me when you made this, just joking. A lovely and beautiful card, great details and embellies. I know the person lucky enough to get this for their birthday will appreciate its beauty.

  11. Gorgeous card Kathy. I'm a fan of white and pink, soft and feminine and oh so lovely.

  12. I love the colors you chose. Gorgeous work Kathy!


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