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, October 23, 2012

ODBDSLC127 - Recipe Using Three Letters of the Word LEAF

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!

This week's challenge:
Is a recipe challenge of sorts. Use three letters in the word "LEAF" and create a card or project beginning with those letters.

Example- L- leaves, E- Embossing, A-Acetate or altered F-faux stitching, flowers, fabric

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 Sunday, October 28th 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, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC127. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge this week...

For my recipe I used: L=lace, E=embossing, A=adhesive pearls, F=faux stitching.  I did all four letters, but you only need to use three.

This beautiful verse I used, 1 Timothy 1:14,  is from the Scripture Collection 8 Stamp Set pictured here:

I used Prima's Almnac Papers for the background and the paper the verse is stamped on.  The flower was made using lace trim and a needle and thread to gather it.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Scripture Collection 8 (ODBD)
Paper: Back (Recollections), Almanac Collection (Prima)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Midnight Confession (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Black chenille fiber (my weaving stash), Follow Your Heart brad (My Mind's Eye), Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Adhesive Rhinestone Flourish (Recollections), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), heat tool, Labels 23 (Spellbinders), lace (RAK from Sabrina), black marker, Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), piercer & mat (Stampin' Up!), Bow-Easy

For more inspiration, please visit my DT Sisters to see their beautiful creations!

  • Chris Olsen-Challenge Team Coordinator
  • Jan Keen
  • Jan Marie Ennenga
  • Lori Ulrich
  • Rosemary Dennis
  • Bridget Finlay - Guest Designer

  • I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

    Word Art Wednesday #50 - Blessings from God
    Stampin' Sisters in Christ #162 - Peace

    I hope you can join in the challenge this week at ODBD!





    1. Oh how detailed and beautiful!! Love the color scheme, the flower detail, the bling and your sentiment panel. Gorgeous take on the LEAF challenge. Have a great day!!
      hugs and blessings,

    2. So pretty Kathy! I love the doily embellie you chose with that fabulous rhinestone flourish! Such an elegant beauty! Thanks for warming my heart today with your beautiful creation! Hugs and blessings...


    3. This has such a simplistic elegance, and yet I know it's not the least bit "simple"'s wonderful. I feel SO blessed to get to see your beautiful art shared in our challeges. I feel like the luckiest girl! You are always such a blessing, and I'm so grateful that our challenge is one where you faithfully share your art. Lucky us! What a gorgeous creation. Hope you have a very blessed week!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    4. Gorgeous Kathy! Love the dp and that flower is beyond gorgeous! Love the bling... as always, a gorgeous creation!

    5. another stunning card, kathy! love the rich, warm colors you used and the beautiful verse!! hugs!

    6. What a beautiful card!! Love that scripture!! Blessings!

    7. Kathy, this is just gorgeous! Love, love, love the color combination, your ribbon treatment and how the scripture is perfectly accented by your use of embellishments and choice of papers!! That little flourish of gems arising from the flower/ribbon is perfect!

    8. I totally adore your card, I love the colors and the vintage feel to it. The die-cut is great with a wonderful scripture message. That flower is very pretty too! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday.

      Hugs always,
      JO ANN

    9. Love, Love, Love this Kathy....your colours are so elegant, awesome crochet bow & Brad, and your framed verse just pops...So BEAUTIFUL!!

    10. Kathy - What a very pretty card! You did such lovely job! I love everything about it and that verse is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week.

    11. Beautiful card. Love the colors and design. Love the crocheted lace flower.

    12. Just beautiful down to every last detail!

    13. Hi Kathy - your card is gorgeous, I love your details! Thanks for playing along at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
      Linda SSIC Design Team


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!