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

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ODBD December Release Blog Hop


Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs December Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Sandee’s Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don’t miss anything! Here are the details for this month’s hop:

  • Hop to each Designer’s Blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the ODBD Blog and tell us you completed the hop, and note any problems you had
  • There will be 3 prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates and 1 GRAND PRIZE of $75.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store!!!
  • You have until 8pm EST Dec 2 to complete the hop, and winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3
Now, on to my project:

For my creation I used the Poinsettia Wreath Set from Our Daily Bread Designs to make a card.  I love this wreath image!  I decided to make this with blues and I love the contrast with the white!


 
 
 
Card Recipe:

Stamps: Poinsettia Wreath Set (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue (Recollections)
Accessories: Snowflake buttons, bow (Michaels), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Snowflakes #8 Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Fleur de Lis Squares (Spellbinders), Bow-Easy, Prismacolor Pencils: Indanthrone Blue, Periwinkle, Black, Kelp Green, Sage Green

Here is a picture of the stamps set used:


 


For the next stop on the release is the talented Betty!

Blessings!

Kathy
 

109 comments:

  1. Kathy!! those poinsettias just POP!! beautiful card, simply beautiful!

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  2. Stunning Kathy!! I just love your blue poinsettias and your perfect coloring. The framing, your colors,and the added pearls are gorgeous!! Stunning Christmas card!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  3. Oh Kathy.... this is stunning!!! Your beautiful blue poinsettias are colored to perfection!!! They really pop... and the layout of the card is just perfect! I'm drooling!!!

    hugs,
    Grace

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  4. Your blue really pops. Absolutely stunning!

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  5. Kathy this is stunning!!! Your coloring is exquisite!!!

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  6. Love the colors and Spellbinders frame - this is a gorgeous piece of art! Great job!

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  7. So clever! Love the poinsettias in blue, and the pearl snowflakes are darling!

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  8. The coloring on the card is amazing! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Stunning card. That wreath with the blue poinsettia is just gorgeous.

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  10. I just love this poinsettia wreath done in blue!! It is gorgeous!!!!

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  11. Kathy- Beautiful! I love to color on my cards so and the colors in the first one are gorgeous!

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  12. Your blue poinsettias look so real! I like that you changed up the traditional red. Truly unique.
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  13. GF, I literally gasped for air when I saw your incredible, amazing, fabulous card!!!!!! What a blessing you are to this team!!! Your coloring and designs are always outstanding! Thanks for always inspiring me!! HUGS!!!!!

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  14. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Beautiful. Love the blue poinsettia and pretty pearl embellishments.

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  16. I have fallen in love with this stamp... gotta have it!

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  17. Wow! GORGEOUS coloring on the blue poinsettia! I forget to use my prismacolors, and this is a great reminder of how beautiful they can be!!

    Tricia

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  18. Kathy, lovely card! You did a great job! God Bless!

    Love In Christ,
    Veronica

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  19. Brenda (LadyofCards)December 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Another beautiful sample of this month's release. The wreath with the blue poinsettia is gorgeous.
    Hugs 'N Blessings

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  20. Oh my! Such a beautiful card!!! I, too, like the contrast of blue and white. The white Fleur de Lis square is perfect against the navy to show off your pretty wreath which is colored beautifully.

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  21. GORGEOUS!!! This is so elegant
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  22. Very pretty with the blue flowers and bow.

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  23. The blue poinsettia really stand out. Beautiful card.

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  24. Gorgeous card, thanks for the share.

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  25. Very pretty, quite eye-catching and interesting to see an expected color combination used in a different way. Lovely coloring, and such a beautiful little white bow, too!

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  26. Very cute. What a different take on the Poinsettias. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Lovely and I appreciate that you used a different coloring technique than copic markers.

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  28. LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this card, Kathy!! The coloring is so pretty!!!!

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  29. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! love those blue poinsettias!!

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  30. Ciao Kathy...
    What a beautiful, beautiful card. Love blue colour...
    soon Ada

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  31. very pretty! i love blue Christmas! :)

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  32. Kathy

    The choice of colours for your card has really chnaged the way it looks. I love the blue colour on the poinsettias.

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  33. This card is lovely. The blue really pops.

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  34. Beautiful, Kathy! Your blue poinsettias are lovely and the fleur de lis framing is wonderful. Gorgeous card!

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  35. I love the blue bows on the wreath. The background die really gives it texture along with the layering and the pearls. beautiful!

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  36. LOVE the crispness of this card and what beautiful BLUE poinsettas.

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  37. I just love your colors - that blue is awesome! Love the layering and love that tiny bow!! Beautiful beyond words!

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  38. I love the use of blue for the poinsettias & the bow on the wreath. They truly are perfectly colored. I also love the use of the Fleur de Lis square layered over a deep blue, & the use of the pearls. Gorgeous!

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  39. Love your card! The colors and your coloring are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I love the colors on your card! Love the Fleur de Lis squares background, really sets it off. Beautiful!!

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  41. Another lovely card!!

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  42. Beautiful examples of your work!!

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  43. I just love your coloring on the Poinsettia's Kathy! You do great with the Prismacolor pencils. I forgot how beautiful they color. Beautiful card. TFS & God Bless You! Hugs Lori R.

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  44. What a brilliant idea....using blue instead of red. I love that! Gorgeous card, and such a nice Verse to start us off with! Love that too! Merry Christmas..

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  45. WOW! Absolutely stunning card! I don't remember ever seeing blue poinsettias, but yours are gorgeous!!! The pearl snowflakes in the corners are the perfect accent to your beautiful card.
    Nicely done!
    Lu C

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  46. Beautiful cards for us to use for inspiration!!

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  47. Linda Rad said..... beautiful, beautiful, card. Love the colors! Thank you for sharing it. :)

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  48. An unexpected color combo that POPS! Thank you.

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  49. Wow this is a beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing and the layering really makes a perfect card.

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  50. Very pretty card, the blue poinsettia are so eyecatching.

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  51. Beautiful!! Love the blue ribbon and poinsettias on the wreath. Your coloring is fantastic.

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  52. Just when I thought this blog hop couldn't get any better, it does. Your choice of blue is stunning!

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  53. The card is beautiful. The colors are great. Merry Christmas.

    Holly Paulson

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  54. The blues are a beautiful change.

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  55. Love this card so much! Thank you for your wonderful work!

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  56. Stunning in blue and white, love the nestie, perfect for your card, wow...amazing release.

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  57. Breathtaking! Your card is beautiful! You color so well! I can just feel the dimension...keep up the inspiration! Fabulous!

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  58. Awesome card,love that blue...MaryG.

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  59. Gorgeous, love the blue poinsettia wreath.

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  60. I love the colors that you put on the card. Crisp and Bright

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  61. Blue is my favorite holiday color and more so when they are poinsettias! This is stunning. I love how the color pops off the page. Great card.

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  62. The snowflake buttons were a perfect touch. Thanks.

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  63. Gorgeous card. Your shading is beautiful. Great job.
    Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  64. Lovely coloring on this stamp! The pearl snowflakes are darling as well and the navy and white color combination is very subtle and classy.

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  65. adorable non traditional coloring on this card. it is stunning, just waiting for the snow to fall. beautiful. tfs.

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  66. This is very pretty in the blue color!

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  67. Love your card! The blue poinsettias are a unique look! TFS

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  68. I cannot believe how beautiful the blue is! Your coloring is fantastic and I love your coloring, truly stunning! Thank you for sharing your talent and for the opportunity to win...blessings!

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  69. Beautiful, lovely coloring of the wreath and such pretty framing, sure like the snowflake buttons

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  70. GASP!! STUNNING!! I so love the poinsettia in blue!!

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  71. OH WOW - love the blue poinsettias! Blue is my favorite color and this card--PERFECT!

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  72. Wow, the colors just pop. Love the combination. Absolutely beautiful.

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  73. I love your blue. I have seen the blue shimmery poinsettias in the store. This perfectly shows a great untraditional approach. Great job

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  74. Love the iciness of this card, so wintry, beautiful coloring!

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  75. Wow! That blue took me by surprise. Love it! :D

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  76. wow how Awesome is this the colors and the stamps are Beautiful. love the wreath and the blue poinsettias. thanks for sharing your work.

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  77. Love the blue bow and poinsettias on the green wreath. beautiful and unusual.

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  78. Kathy!!!
    Great job on the way that you interpreted the poinsettia wreath stamp!!! Holy Spirit blue---beautiful!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  79. So stunning and I love those poinsettia's in the shades of blue, just beautiful.

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  80. The white on black with touch of royal blue is outstanding!

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  81. BEAUTIFUL white and black with touch of royal blue. Love your detail.

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  82. I love this and the color is fabulous. Gorgeous card!!

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  83. What outstanding coloring! Love the wreath card and thank you for your inspiration!

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  84. Lovely! Blue is such a nice surprise for Christmas :)

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  85. Lovely! Blue is such a nice surprise for Christmas :)

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  86. Beautiful coloring! Great card....

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  87. I love the blue! Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Stunning! Thanks for sharing

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  89. Beautiful card,love your coloring....MaryG.

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  90. Absolutely beautiful card! That blue & sage combo are beautiful, as well as all the other elements!!

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  91. Wow, do you do some gorgeous coloring!!!!! And I love it that you've allowed the brilliance of that coloring to be the focal point. Nice change using blue instead of red on the poinsettias. Stunning, I'm impressed!!!

    Joanne

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  92. Kathy - your card is simply beautiful. Love the blue - so very pretty.

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  93. Oh Kathy, I really really love the way you colored your poinsettia wreath. It's just beautiful! I also love the way you framed and embellished it. It's a really gorgeous card!

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  94. Your white layer reminds me so much of cutting snowflakes out of scrap paper as a child. That die makes something much lovelier than I was ever able to pull off. LOL. It was a beautiful card.

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  95. Kathy: Your card is so beautiful. Love the colors.

    Margie F.

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  96. Those poinsettas in blue are awesome. Great card

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  97. Love the blue poinsettias!

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  98. Kathy, my sweet friends, your card is absolutely breathtaking!! I am blown away by your coloring skills and how real everything looks! Hope all is well, have not heard from you in a while! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  99. Gorgeous and so beautifully colored, Kathy! I just LOVE the color!

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  100. GASP!!! Okay can you say gorgeous... Holy smokers, this is outstanding. I love love the blue ofcourse. ;0)

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  101. I just love this card!! Thanks so much!!!

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!