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!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Yellow Roses - JustRite Color Challenge

Hi there!

I made this Yellow Roses card for the latest challenge at JustRite to use yellow, grey, charcoal and neutral.

I love yellow roses, but I find it hard to color them and have them look real.  This is what I came up with.  I'm not totally happy with it, but it's not too bad.  I colored this with pencils and mineral spirits and inked the edges a little with yellow chalk ink.

Card recipe:

Stamp: With Sympathy (JustRite)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pollen (Bazzills), Neutral Cardstock Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Banana Bliss (Powder Puff)
Accessories: Nested Oval Medallion Labels (JustRite/Spellbinders), Bow-Easy, sponge, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Pewter Ribbon (Offray), flower (Recollections), silver brads, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Black, Canary Yellow, Deco Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

JustRite Challenge #JR091 - Color Combo
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #69 - Anything Goes




  1. Absolutely beautiful. Your coloring is always perfect.

  2. This is just SO pretty, Kathy. I also played along in the JustRite challenge, but my card is not nearly as lovely. Your cards always have a way of making me happy, and I'm just SO grateful every single time I see your art linked up in our challenges.

    Hope that all is well with you, and that God is blessing your days as you craft and share your work. Thanks for stopping by again this week to share. It always lifts my heart!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Hi Kathy, this card is just beautiful and I love the scripture you added. Thanks for joining us at WAW this week.

  4. Hello Kathy. Your card are so elegant and beautiful. You colored image prefect.
    Hugs Nataliya

  5. Kathy, your roses are beautiful! I love that verse, it just makes one feel so cared for and cherished! Hugs

  6. Simply STUNNING! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  7. Wow Kathy...what pretty roses...such a cheery card...just right for spring....hope that comes before Christmas Love your are such an inspiration!!

  8. I WISH I could color sooo beautifully!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

  9. Wow. Words cannot describe how lovely your card is. It should be framed in a shadow box. Just beautiful!


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