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, March 22, 2013

CottageCutz Happy Window

Hi there!

Today I have a center-step card using CottageCutz' Springtime Window and Vintage Lamps Dies!

Here's a closer view of the lamp on the side.

These really are fun to put together!  I used a bunch of different papers, but started with the lavender ones from the Secret Garden Collection from Graphic 45 that I won in January.  These papers are so pretty!  The little birdcage sign on the left side is a sticker from the same collection.  The green papers are from the Preppy Princess Stack which are a little softer than the ones in the Secret Garden Collection.

Here are pictures of the dies I used:

Card recipe:

Stamps: Sentiments Collection (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Kraft (Recollections), Wisteria Wonder (SU), Secret Garden Collection (Graphic 45), The Preppy Princess Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Purple Passion, Green With Envy, Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Springtime Window Die, Vintage Lamps Die (CottageCutz), Secret Garden Collection Stickers (Graphic 45), adhesive pearls (Recollections), Lavender Ribbon (Jo-Ann's), button, fibers, Bow-Easy

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #72 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #68 - Flowers & Ribbon
The Shabby Tea Room #158 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!





  1. This is a beautiful card and I love the windows die.

  2. Beautiful card. Love the scene with the window and lamp on the side. Very creative.

  3. Another stunner, Kathy! By the way, congrats on your win at JustRite, you really deserved that one. I only ever keep up hopes for the random draw on that one!
    Hope you're having a blessed week. Thanks so much for stopping by to share with us again this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. What a gorgeous card! Love the window die! Hugs and blessings!!

  5. that is so cool, perfect images to put together, very sweet!

  6. So adorable! I had this die in my hand at the stamp store this afternoon, but I put it back (I had already gone over my budgeted amount to spend today...but now after seeing your card...I wished I would purchased it!...Life is too short, I should have just gone for it..right? LOL!

  7. Wow, love the scene you created on this card. The center step card style worked for your advantage in this creation and you have placed every adorable elements in here. Love the windows a lot. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  8. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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