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!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ODBDSLC114 #2 - Anything Goes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today is the start of our new challenge day at the Shining the Light challenge. Since Saturday's challenge has only been three days, we are continuing the same challenge for this week but we are all sharing new samples. We hope you enjoy them!!
This week's challenge is a continuation from Saturday's challenge:
This week is easy peasy...we want to see any creation with Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps
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, July 8th at 8 p.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 Sunday, July 8th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC114. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Now, here's my sample for this week!  Here's the front:

Here's the inside:

I used two beautiful ODBD Stamp Sets this time, The Word of God for the image and the Verse and Eternity for the flourish below the Verse.  These beautiful papers are from the Weekend Market Collection by Bo Bunny, such rich colors!  I also used my favorite die right now Labels 23, I love the shape of it, and the luscious Golden Maple Silk Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just bought more of this ribbon this week, it's SO gorgeous!  I love the way it "falls"!
For all ingredients used:
Stamps: The Word of God, Eternity (ODBD)
Paper: Weekend Market Collection (Bo Bunny), More Mustard, Black, Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Blue Moon, Amaretto, Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Golden Maple Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive bling (Want2Scrap), Labels 23 (Spellbinders), Elegant Ovals (Custom ODBD-Spellbinders), Elegant Scrollwork, Flauntleroy Crest (Memory Box), rhinestone charm (Michaels), sponge, Bow-Easy
For more inspiration, please visit the other Designers and check out their beautiful creations!
 Hope you can join in the challenge this week!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kathy!!! Great masculine card! Love the designer paper you used!

  2. This is beautiful inside and out Kathy!! I just love your choice of colors, the sponging, and your design with the delish bow and flourish. Gorgeous.

  3. This is beautiful Kathy! I love the rich colors and this DP is fabulous! The dies add so much to the detail! Beautifully done! Have a wonderful 4th!

  4. Beautiful card, love these colors together to highlight your image on the front of the card (great charm). Then to see the sentiment supporting the image on the inside finished off so nicely just makes this card outstanding. Hugs.

  5. Beautiful card, love these colors together to highlight your image on the front of the card (great charm). Then to see the sentiment supporting the image on the inside finished off so nicely just makes this card outstanding. Hugs.

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS card inside and out, Kathy! Love that yummy rich ribbon and that beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  7. Oh Kathy this is so pretty... inside and out! Love the dp, especially on the inside with this set!!! Love the color combo and the line outline image... fabulous!!!

  8. Another gorgeous card!! Love the inside of the card too!! Great colors!! Hugs!

  9. Love this and the inside is so clever with the DP you've used coordinating with the exterior. Very dignified and very classy!! Hugs and blessings!

  10. Kathy ...this is soooo beautiful, I love your bold colours and how they go together so very well, and what a gorgeous bow!!
    Awesome hun!!


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