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, May 12, 2013

CottageCutz Birthday Blessings

Happy Mother's Day! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful Mother'sDay!  Today I have a birthday card to show you using the Oval Doily & Frame, Plumeria & Leaves and Garden Tabs CottageCutz Dies.

For my card, I started with a white card base and added a piece of green patterned paper to the upper portion.  I then embossed the front and wrapped a piece of ribbon around the card.  I cut the Oval Doily & Frame with white cardstock, stamped the sentiment on the smaller piece, and added it to the card base with pop dots. 

The Plumeria & Leaves and Garden Tabs were cut with white cardstock and colored with Persimmon and Aloe Vera Chalk Inks using makeup applicators.  I shaped the flowers and leaves and added lines on the flowers with a stylus.  I arranged these around the doily with glue and glue dots.

The bird is made using the Garden Tabs Die that I cut with white cardstock and colored with chalk inks.  I added this to the doily with pop dots.  Adhesive pearls were added along with a little glitter using Paper Glaze.  I then added a bow with a pearl brad for the center.

These are the dies I used.


Card recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Whisper White (SU), Solar White (Neenah), Fashionably Chic (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Persimmon, Aloe Vera (VersaMagic Chalk Inks)
Accessories: Shell White Art Glitter, Aleene's Paper Glaze, make-up applicators, ribbon, pearl brad (Recollections), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), McGill Tool Kit & Mat, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU), black marker, white gel pen, Bow-Easy

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #79 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #71 - Sparkle, Bling & Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Things with Wings
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge #59 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. Sweet card, love the peach and green together and that little bird is just adorable. Hugs to you.

  2. I just LOVE the soft sweet feel of this darling card, Kathy. The peach is just perfect, and you've dusted your flowers with such soft tones. I absolutely love this!
    Have a blessed week, and thanks for stopping by to share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and diecuts.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Kathy!!! I LOVE the colors and your layout!!! Also thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!!!

  5. such pretty soft coloring of the flowers and bird, love your textured background with it, Lovely!

  6. What a gorgeous color combination! Thanks for playing along with us in the Things With Wings Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. We are so glad you shared your creation!

  7. This is such a gorgeous card !

    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this months challenge x

  8. Wjat a cute little birdie! Love the pastel colours :)

    Saffire dragon crafts


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