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!


Sunday, March 31, 2013

JustRite - Thinking of You

Hi there!

I made this card for the latest challenge at JustRite, Challenge #093 - Suddenly Spring! 

This is my first time using the Violette Vintage Labels Stamps, they are so pretty and fun to color!  I decide on purples and yellows for colors and colored them with pencils and mineral spirits.   I also added some Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the flower centers and the strips in the background of the stamp.  The sentiment is cut and popped on the main image.

The dies behind the image are from brand new toys I just got in the mail Saturday called Timeless Rectangles from Spellbinders.  I LOVE the lacy look of the outside edges...just gorgeous and fun to layer with!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Violette Vintage Labels (JustRite)
Paper: Solar White, Natural Whtie (Neenah), So Saffron (SU), The Chateau Lavender Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Vintage Label & Banner Dies (JustRite), Timeless Rectangles (Spellbinders), Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Kelp Green, Eggshell, Yellow Ochre, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Lavender

Along with our spring inspired creation, we are to say what spring means to us. For me, now living is Southern California, it's almost hard to tell when it's spring! After growing up in Boston and living in New Hampshire for many years, I'm still in awe of how beautiful the weather is here. We do have some trees that kind of went dormant for the "winter" and are now full bloom. I love the yellowy green of when they are first blooming! Other than that though, it's hard to tell!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

JustRite Chalenge JRC093 - Suddenly Spring
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #73 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!




  1. Very pretty card, gorgeous image

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

  2. Another gorgeous card, Kathy! I love the purple and yellow combination, and those soft delicate die-cuts are just perfect. You deserved your win on the last challenge at JustRite, and I wouldn't be surprised if you won again! I'm not even throwing my hat in the ring this time for the random draw. I concede! LOL
    I'm SUPER excited to showcase your card on WAW this Wednesday for your GDT spot, and wanted to let you know that your smiling face is now posted on our blog for the month.
    Thanks for sharing with us!!!!
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful...Your coloring is perfect, as usual...

  4. I haven't colored this stamp yet but it's one of my favorites! Love the layering and colors you chose! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  5. Wow. Amazing coloring. The purple just pops off the card!

  6. Awesome creation Kathy!! I am in awe!! So beautiful!! Hugs, Gloria


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