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, March 26, 2013

ODBDSLC148 He is Risen

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

This week's challenge is: He is Risen with pastels (a project or card displaying a cross, verse, or sentiment about the true meaning of Easter (not commercialized...bunnies...) This challenge will last 2 weeks!!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC148. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my creation for the challenge this week...

Our Daily Bread Designs - I Am the Way

I used the I Am the Way Stamp Set for this beautiful Verse and cut it with the Floral Ovals Die.  These designer papers are OLD ones from my stash, but I just love the soft colors.  To give them a little texture, I embossed them with an embossing folder.  You can click on the photo for a better view.

Card recipe:

Stamps: I Am the Way (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), designer papers
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Medium Branch Punch, charm Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), resin flower (Michaels), Floral Ovals Die (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy, brad

For more inspiration on the challenge this week, please visit my design teammates to see their beautiful creations or the ODBD' Blog to see them all in one place!  We also have a new Guest Designer with us the next 2 months, the very talented  Gloria Stengel!  I can't wait to see what Gloria comes up with for our challenges!

 I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #72 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #68 - Flowers & Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by!




  1. What a stunning card Kathy!! Love your soft colors and all the textured embossing. The added cross is the perfect touch. Elegant Easter card!!

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love the soft pink and green. The scripture is perfect with the cross. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just love your style, Kathy! It's so clean and classy with just the perfect little touches. This is a great example of that look!

  4. Really, really beautiful card.
    Hugs Nataliya

  5. This is marvelous, Kathy! The sprigs under your bow match so nicely with the embossed background on the papers. Just as lovely as can be!
    Thanks so much for sharing, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. What a gorgeous creation using my very favorite color combination, Kathy! Love all the rich texture and the soft colors! The cross charm is the perfect accent for this wonderful verse full of hope and the true meaning of Easter! I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Hugs!

  7. So pretty!! Love the softness!!!

  8. so pretty, great colors, love the little charm!

  9. Just Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog challenge!

  10. Kathy, your card is so gorgeous! Love the colors and the bow is beautiful! May you have a wonderful Easter!

  11. Such a beautiful card, Kathy. The textures, the pastel colors, the wisps of greenery and that powerful scripture! Love how you've set it off with the cross accent! Hugs and blessings!


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