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!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CottageCutz Butterfly Spring Floral

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a clean and simple card, which is extremely rare for me!  Actually, this may be the first!  The die I've used is the Butterfly Spring Floral from CottageCutz's new Bella Spring Release.

I used Solar White Cardstock for the diecut and colored it with chalk inks and makeup applicators.  I really love this technique of coloring!  I cut a second butterfly with a tiny piece of cardstock, colored it and glued it on top of the first one on the body only so the wings flap up.  (You can see it a little better if you click on the picture.)

This is the die that I used:

Card recipe:

CottageCutz Die: Butterfly Spring Floral
Stamp: Sentiments Collection (ODBD)
Paper: Whisper White (SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aloe Vera, Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit, Thatched Straw, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), adhesive pearls

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Clean and Simple Challenge #CAS221 - That Smells Good

Thank you for stopping by today!




  1. What an amazingly dainty card that could cover so many occasions. I do not have any flower type vine dies, so this will be on top of the list.

    Thanks for sharing with us!!

  2. Oh wow. This is so wonderfully elegant! Love that flower and how you gave them a touch of color. Fantastic! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!

    JO ANN


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