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, April 21, 2013

Flourishes - Peach Roses

Hi there!

I made this Mother's Day Card for the latest Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #216 to "Frame It".

I used the Roses Are Red Set and colored them in peach shades with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  I had my heart set on making peach colored flowers, but hopefully this doesn't look too pumpkin-y!  I used these beautiful Timeless Rectangles to frame the image and to create a mat frame.  I love the laciness of these dies.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Roses Are Red (Flourishes), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Neutrals Cardstock Stack, Mariposa Mat Stack (DCWV), Whisper White, Peach Parfait (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Timeless Rectangles (Spellbinders), distressing tool, Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Bow-Easy, Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Peach, Peach, Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Pale Vermilion, Black, Kelp Green, Olive Green

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Flourishes FTTC216 - Frame It
Really Reasonable Ribbon #70 - Mother's Day & Ribbon/Lace
Addicted to Stamps & More #41 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I'll have a cute little CottageCutz gift project to show you!




  1. So beautiful, Kathy. Really like the colors, and that bow is so pretty! I noticed that you used the bow easy to make it. I have one, and even though I watched the videos, etc. I never seem to be able to make nice bows even with using that great little tool, which seems to work for everyone else...I guess I am true to my blog name...ribbon you have a good week.

  2. Magnificent card! Those spellbinder dies make up a beautiful card! Also love the color combo!

  3. Oh Gasp Gorgeous!! I LOVE this !! any mother would be so happy to receive your beautiful card!!

  4. Hi Kathy. Gorgeous card! Love the combination of colors and the mix of beautiful dies, embossing ... and of course, that beautiful rose. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll xx

  5. Beautiful!! I love the colours and that embossing is stunning. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  6. Gorgeous Kathy!!! Lovin' the ornate green frame around your beautifully coloured tulips!


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