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!

Kathy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CottageCutz Blog Hop

 
 
Hi everyone!

Welcome to the CottageCutz Blog Hop for April!  We have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today using the Beautiful CottageCutz Dies, so grab your favorite drink and enjoy the hop!!


 
 
 


You should have arrived here from the CottageCutz Blog, if not please start there so you don't get lost on the way and miss anything!
 

 
For my creation today, I made a tag booklet with a matching pocket to hold it in.  I used the Large Confectionery Bag to create the pocket using double-sided Cherish Designer Paper by Authentique.  I then used matching designer papers to cut a bird and a birdcage (Birdcage & Stand Die), and some leaves and roses (Heart Rose Wreath Die) to decorate the front. 
 
The booklet was created by using the Fancy Insert Card/Tag using the designer papers for the front and back and cream paper for the inside of the booklet.   I used a Crop-a-Dial to make holes and added some fibers to hold it together.  I then decorated the booklet with the Mini Dress Form Die and added a bow.
 
Here's the back...



 
 
The other products I used: Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen Distress Inks, White Twine (May Arts), Bow-Easy, fibers, and Scor-tape.
 
Thank you for joining the hop today!  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Olena!  Be sure to leave comments on all the designers' blogs and The CottageCutz Blog to be entered to win!  There will be 3 randomly picked winners!!!
 
Blessings!
 
Kathy

45 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous project! Inside and out, front and back, this is just beautiful.

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  2. Oh my gosh is this ever cute. I really love the sweet little pocket with the adorable CottageCutz image. What a cute idea to make a little booklet. Love it.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  3. Kathy what a neat idea! Your embellishment of the bag is gorgeous and the tag booklet is a very clever ! Beautiful work!

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  4. oo, this is so romantic and cute. I love your pocket and tags.

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  5. That is soo pretty!

    Hugs Monique

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  6. That is a beautiful booklet and envelope. You do beautiful work!

    Lori

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  7. Wow! Absolutely beautiful project, I love the soft pretty colors!

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  8. Beautiful tag booklet!! LOVE the bird and cage die cut!!

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  9. Beautiful project! Great job! Olena

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  10. So PRETTY, Kathy! A tag booklet is such a great idea and this confectionary bag is perfect to hold the booklet! Beautiful colors and lovely papers!
    Hugs,
    Simona

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  11. Absolutely Beautiful Tag book, and love how you decorated the pocket! Love the design papers too!! Beautiful job!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  12. Georgeous!! So vintage and girly. LOve it :)

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  13. I love your creations, have gotten some great ideas. Shelley Smith

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  14. Waw so pretty, love the dies and the colours are so gorgeous. hugs! Mojca

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  15. Thank you for the Bible verse. I really needed to hear today. I am always on the look out for what to do with tags. Great idea!

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  16. What a gorgeous creations! This is just beautiful; I like all :-)

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  17. Hi there!
    This is a beautiful project! I have never seen anything like this before!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Sue o

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  18. Very pretty tag and booklet. Love your paper choice very feminine.

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  19. beautiful I love the tags and bag.

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  20. Just beautiful!! Love all the pretty details! Blessings!

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  21. great project, love the soft pastel colors you used.

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  22. what a gorgeous pocket and booklet. Perfect papers you used with those dies. Hmmm, guess I am going to have to go look through my dies to see if I have all these dies, lol. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous project!

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  23. Such a beautiful projects. I love the colors you used and cute tags. I love this new Cottage Cutz dies. I could sure use some of those for my projects :-)

    Thanks for sharing. I'm ready for my next stop at April Blog Hop now;-)

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  24. Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for inspiration!!!

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  25. Gorgeous colours and beautiful projects!

    Greetings
    Barbara

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  26. So pretty the pink makes me feel so soft all over

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  27. The paper is pretty and the dies are lovely!

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  28. Wow... This is Gorgeous. I love the colors and the papers and ok. Everything. Wonderful job.

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  29. Shelley McCormickApril 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Absolutely Beautiful! I love the soft colors!! And the I love the dies!!

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  30. Fabulous project. Love the colors. TFS

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  31. This is a great idea, and very pretty and feminine! Love the colors!

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  32. WOW!Beautiful project,This is awesome!!!

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  33. So pretty and like the shabby chic look.

    marg006 at Verizon dot net
    Loving scrapper 101

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  34. Hi Kathy! I LOVE your tag booklet with the matching pocket!!! The colors are so beautiful and your design is fabulous :)

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  35. So pretty. Love the bird cage.
    Lindah

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  36. I love how you used the tags and the confectionery bag. Beautiful!!!

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  37. great project, love the soft colors

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  38. Hi, Kathy! What an excellent way to present a gift of pretty tags or a small story book. The rose die cut is really pretty with the ability to create dimension in the little petals. The bird cage is pretty, too. Lovely spring, feminine colors and a delightful project! Thanks for sharing how you made it, too. hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  39. Love the soft colors and gorgeous die cuts! Great project!

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  40. Beautiful wall hanging and tags. Love all the pretty details.

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  41. I do love this little baggie, it is really cute. I like the flowers/leaves.... as always wonderful dies. Love the idea of giving gifts in this bag.

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