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

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ODBD May Release Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday again!

This is my second post for today!  If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Post, please see the post below or click here!



Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May Release Blog Hop! If you got here from the super talented Sabrina's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything! Here are the basic details of the hop:

  • Hop will run from 8:00 am EDT May 1 to 8:00pm EDT May 2
  • Winners will be announced May 3 on the ODBD Blog
  • There will be THREE prizes: a $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store. *Must be redeemed within the month of May!
  • To qualify to win all you have to do is hop to each designer's blog, leave a comment, and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop, and if you had any difficulties along the way! Easy Peasy!!!

For my card, I used an awesome new set called "The Waves on the Sea".



Click on the photo for a better view!


To create my card, I stamped the ship image with Vintage Sepia on "Wish" designer paper, first stamping it "off" on scrap paper.  Then I stamped the verse with Onyx Black Ink slightly over the image.  I love the effect this gives and it's such a quick and simple technique!  I added a plaid mat behind it and matted both with black cardstock.  The card base is black with a mat using Hermit Cardstock by Coredinations.  I embossed the mat with an embossing folder and ran the Amaretto and Mocha Mama Ink Pad over it a little.  I finished it off with a couple of brads, a button and some twine.

Here is a picture of the set I used which I think is perfect for masculine cards and would be great for Father's Day!




Card recipe:

Paper: Little Black Dress (Basic Grey), Wish - Serendipity (The Paper Loft)
Ink: Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Amaretto, Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), button, twine, brads, Bow-Easy


Now, from here you will hop to Cathy's fabulous blog where you're in for a real treat!  Have fun hopping!

I'm submitting this to the Basic Grey Challenge #92 - Masculine. (Little Black Dress)

Blessings!

Kathy


 

69 comments:

  1. Kathy, wow! Another amazing card! I love this! The colors, embossing, and little details are always perfection!!! HUGS!!!

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  2. I love how this turned out, Kathy!!! Beautiful! and I see an EF I need!

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  3. Very pretty Kathy. I love the texture and pattern of the ef! Great guy card!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  4. What an awesome masculine card Kathy!! Love your earthy tones, the over stamping and your added details!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  5. Beautiful, love the sepia tones!

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  6. So subtle, so strong. Very nice!

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  7. Very, very nice. I really like this subtle touch.

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  8. Beautiful card..such warm colors.

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  9. So pretty! Love the textures, and colors you used here!

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  10. Love this card... subtle and lovely...

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  11. I love the masculine feel to this card! Beautiful!

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  12. Kathy so pretty and love the color you used with that little button cant wait to get this stamp

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  13. What a fabulous masculine card, Kathy! I LOVE the sepia tones and that plaid DP! The sponged embossing adds depth and texture to this wonderful card! Hugs!

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  14. A great masculine card. Beautiful card!

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  15. I love the Cathedral window. I can't wait to get it! Thanks for sharing! KathyC

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  16. Wonderful--love the sepia tones.

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  17. Kathy this is great! I am a huge fan of sepia so this is perfect! Beautiful masculine card!

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  18. What a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Very nice masculine card! Your coloring is awesome, and I love the little bow.

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  20. Terrific masculine effect, and I so love that Bible verse. Perfect, just perfect!!

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  21. Love this image stamped with Sepia!! This is such a wonderful masculine looking card!

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  22. Wonderful masculine card, Kathy! Such terrific sepia tones and matting. Your embossed bg looks fabulous!

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  23. Love the simplicity of this masculine card! Great for a Father's Day or Birthday!

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  24. Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. terrific masculine card, love the colors and the design!

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  26. I love the use of earthtones here.

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  27. I love what you've done with this card. It's a simple and beautiful masculine card.

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  28. There is just something about sepia that draws me. This is beautiful!!!

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  29. This is beautiful. THe background looked like leather to me!

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  30. Beautiful card. Love the neutral colors and design of your card.

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  31. Oooh, how pretty in browns. Love it.

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  32. I really like the colors used in your card.

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  33. So pretty! Love the colors!

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  34. Very nice card and so masculine.

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  35. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Love the colors, the stamp, and the verse. Beautiful card.

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  37. Love the soft, subtle vintage look of this card. Thanks for the reminder that the image looks great in one color!

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  38. Love the colors. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Very pretty card and I love the color you chose to do it in !!!

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  40. Love the masculine feel of this beauty... the rich sepia tones give it such a rustic feel... Perfect! {{hugs}}

    Lori

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  41. So elegant. I love your color choice. Thanks for sharing

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  42. Beautiful use of the techniques! I really love the vintage feel of the image and the background paper.

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  43. Kathy - this is such a masculine stunner! The beauty here is in the simple details - and your perfect finishing touches! You'r such an inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  44. Love the rich colors and how it is all "tied" together.

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  45. a lovey masculine card. love the layout, and color and texture...blessings

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  46. so pretty!!! I am lovin that stamp set!!!

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  47. This is a very special card. The coloring is great and the mounting really makes it outstanding.
    Candy Meyers

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  48. Love your nautical scene in monotones!

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  49. Lovely card. I'd be so happy to see this in my mailbox. You're so talented!

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  50. what a neat way to use this stamp...its masculine , but also like...so elegant. Really neat too how you did the cute little bow...lovely man card...TFS..:0)

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  51. Kathy, this is really, really nice. Thanks for making it. I love the coloring on the embossing and I love the cording/twine and simple color scheme!

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  52. Lovely I love the neutral tones..fabulous keepsake

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  53. Perfect. Love these colours and the layout.

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  54. Lovely sepia tones with the touches of black. So striking yet calming at the same time!

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  55. What a great card, love the softer tones. These stamps work regardless of the ink choice! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  56. Amazing card, love the sepia colors Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Wonderful card Kathy. I love how you embossed the background and ran the ink over it. It has that old antique look to it. This is such a great set.

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  58. Wow Kathy...love the beautiful tones of your card!! Love your Embossing, and style!!
    Hugs

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  59. Stunning card.love the colors and the layering. thanks for sharing.

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  60. Terrific card! This is an awesome masculine set! Love the tone on tone coloring! TFS God bless!!

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  61. Beautiful card. Love the colors you chose.

    Margie F.

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  62. Beautiful work! Love all the browns and the embossed background! Great masculine card!

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  63. Fabulous monochromatic masculine card using the new sets!

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!