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!


Friday, February 15, 2013

All My Love - JustRite

Hi there!

Today I have a card I made for the latest JustRite Challenge #JRC090 which is a sketch.  Here is what I came up with for the challenge.

Click on photo for a better view

The colors in the photo look more blue than they really are, they are actually turquoise/green.  I used the Plant a Little Love Set for the flower image, which is an older set and I used the With Sympathy Set for the sentiment.  This is colored with my pencils and mineral spirits and I colored and fussy cut a couple of the flowers to give some depth.

Card recipe:

Stamps: With Sympathy, Plant a Little Love (JustRite)
Paper: Rain (Bazzills), Solar White (Neenah), green (Recollections), The Guy Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Four Petal Flower (Sizzix), ribbon, lace, Champagne Microbeads (Recollections), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Vintage Label & Banner Die, Nested Oval Medallion Labels Die (JustRite/Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Black, Muted Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise, Cool Greys 10, 20, 30%

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

JustRite #JRC090 - Sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon #RRR66 - Spring Colors & Ribbon
Word Art Wednesday #WAW67 - Love/Anything Goes
Split Coast Stampers' F4A156 - Happy Colors

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Your cards are always gorgeous Kathy, and this one is just beautiful!

  2. Just beautiful,Kathy! Of course, your bows always make me drool. This is just as lovely as a picture, only better - cuz its real. Such a sweet little flower, and everything just comes together perfectly. Thanks for sharing, Kathy.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. What a gorgeous creation, love it all!

  4. Wow! This card is spectacular!!!! Love blue colors.
    Hugs Nat

  5. absolutely amazingly gorgeous, Kathy!

  6. Wow Kathy....What a STUNNING beauty!! I* love the colour (course blue is my favorite) so you hit it dead on, love all your elements, especially those gorgeous blooms!! WOW rocked this one!!

  7. Beautiful! Oh I love what you do with the color blue Kathy... Wonderful roset and great coloring.

  8. Kathy,
    I always leave this joyful place believing that one day I will produce a card like you have posted.
    The blues are so beautiful.
    I honestly do not think you realize how inspirational your cards are.
    We love that you have taken time to share your wonderful work with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

    PS I do drool over the bow.

  9. This is a card to be treasured Kathy!! I love these blues together - and your wonderful combinations of die cuts, papers, lace and wonderful floral embellishment are truly fabulous! hugs,

  10. This is such a lovely, lovely card. So pretty!

  11. Wow, your card is so elegant and such a breathe of fresh air. Love the colors, images and embossing. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  12. Such a gorgeous card Kathy!! Love it!!!

  13. GORGEOUS! Love how you added dimension and your coloring is fab! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  14. Gorgeous card. Your colors are stunning, and the coloring of that image is perfect.

  15. You absolutely deserved to win this week. Your card is stunning.

  16. What a beautiful card! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for playing along with us on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!!


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