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, May 31, 2012

Simply Trust - Proverbs 3:5,6

Hi there!





I made this card for a couple of Challenges using mostly "leftovers" from other projects.  It's amazing what you can do with what you already have, especially if you keep things organized!  All the pieces I used were filed away in my recipe card boxes where I store them.  If you're interested, I posted about this around a year ago.  You can find it here if you want to check it out.  You can also see all my organization posts on my blog by clicking "Organization" under the "Labels" heading on my side bar (way down).

Anyway, I'm submitting this to a couple of challenges at Split Coast Stampers, TLC379 - distressed edges and CAS172 - love.  Distressing is something I never do, I find it distressing lol!  I finally bought a paper distresser from Tonic and it wasn't too bad to do.  For the clean and simple challenge, this about as CAS as I can get although for some it probably isn't very CAS!

I'm also submitting this to Little Birdie Blessings to use Scripture.  Abby has some wonderful thoughts on "Balancing Priorities" talking about Mary and Martha.  For me, this is a daily struggle that I ask God to help me with.

Also, I'm submitting this to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #30 where you can use anything uplifting or Scripture.  I thought I was using the right verse for WAW, but it's actually for Matthew 5:16.  Oh well!

For complete ingredients:

Stamps: Scripture Collection 2 (ODBD)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Solar White (Neenah), Pool Party (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Flower & adhesive pearls (Recollections), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Elegant Scrollwork (Memory Box), Labels 8 & Elegance M-Bossibilities (Spellbinders), Paper Distressing Tool (Tonic)

That's it for today!  Tomorrow I will be showing you a new stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs' June Release, so stay tuned!!!

Blessings!

Kathy

14 comments:

  1. Praise God for making my path straight!! I was walking a twisted road until He set me straight, and I'm forever grateful to Him to that! He is so good. This card is just beautiful, and we're SO grateful to have you sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You are a continued blessing to us each week, and we always look forward to seeing your beautiful art in our challenges. God bless you for it!
    Hugs,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. Great card Kathy! One of my favorite Proverbs! Hugs and blessings! Have a great weekend!

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  3. This is absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVE the blue embossed panel--and your elements really accent the fabulous scripture panel! A fabulous reminder to trust in the Lord! :)

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  4. I like your designs! I am looking forward to seeing your submission for the new blog hop!

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  5. Very pretty way to showcase this scripture.

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  6. Beautiful card. I love this verse. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the stamp set and the color you chose for your card is wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment and your color choice!

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  9. Oh Kathy, this is gorgeous!! I love all the turquoise and all the details!! Love it!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  10. I really love what you have done. Beautiful card.

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  11. A lovely card and beautiful colour choice.
    Rizwana

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  12. Hi Kathy, your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the turquoise colors and elements you added. You portrayed this scripture in such a beautiful way. Thanks for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

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