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, November 27, 2012

ODBDSLC132 - Deck the Halls

Happy Tuesday!

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

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

For my card I used the Holiday Ornaments Set you can see here:


I used the Holiday Tags Dies from Spellbinders to cut out the ornaments, I think these are so cute!

Card recipe:

Stamp: Holiday Ornaments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Glad Tidings (K&Co), Real Red (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: White gel pen, twine (Marth Stewart), Holiday Tags, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch (SU), ribbon, snowflake button (Michaels), heat tool, Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), adhesive pearls (KaiserCrafts), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Bronze, Kelp Green, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Black

For more inspiration this week, please visit my design team sistah's and see their beautiful creations:

  • Chris Olsen-Challenge Team Coordinator
  • Barb Pace (Guest Designer)
  • Jan Keen
  • Jan Marie Ennenga
  • Lori Ulrich
  • Rosemary Dennis

  • I'm submitting  this to the following challenges:

    Word Art Wednesday #55 - Anything Goes
    Stampin' Sisters In Christ #167 - A Christmas Card - this is also, sadly, their last challange :-(

    Hope you can join in the challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs!




    1. Wow Kathy! This is gorgeous. ODBD just keeps coming out with more wonderful stamps every month, and you showcase them so beautifully. You're really good at being creative with them. THanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday, and for being such a constant source of blessing and encouragement. Hope you're having a great week, blessed by God. I just prayed for you!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    2. This is absolutely stunning Kathy!! I just love your ribbon detail, the die frame, your paper, and your beautifully colored image!! Gorgeous holiday card!!

    3. Kathy, from the thumbnail to the blog picture to the enlarged view, your card just increases in beauty. What gorgeous coloring and everything is so ornate and classy. Thank you for sharing it with us at WAW.
      Psalm 103 Blessings,
      Carole Robb Bisson,
      Word Art Wednesday

    4. Kathy, this is beautiful. I love those ornaments with the artwork so beautiful colored. All the different dies you have used makes this an absolutely stunning work of art.


    5. WOWZER!! Kathy, this is so stunning!! What a beautiful design you've made here!! So elegant!! HUGS :)

    6. Beautiful Kathy! Love the delicate paper die cut and layers of lusciousness! Makes me want to sing Christmas carols. Hugs and blessings...


    7. Oh WOW!! Kathy ...this is sooooooooo pretty...You rocked this one hun!! I love these little ornaments, and you coloured them so perfectly, love the dsp tree branches behind them!! Just!! AWESOME!!

    8. Kathy - Wow wow wow!! I love this! The colors are gorgeous! Love the dies you used...I just love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!