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!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ODBDSLC156 - Our Daily Bread Designs Dies

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's time for a new Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!

This week's challenge is: Our Daily Bread Designs and Dies- Use an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp and any dies.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC156. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my card for the challenge this week:

I used the Sweet William Set for the flowers and the Eternity Set for the quote and frame.  The frame matches ODBD's Elegant Ovals Dies.  I made the card base using Spellbinder's Timeless Rectangles.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Sweet William, Eternity (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Whisper White, Black
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Victoria Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories: Elegant Ovals Die (ODBD), Timeless Rectangles (Spellbinders), Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Moss Green Seam Binding, White Netting (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, adhesive pearls, bead cap, Ebony Microbeads ( Recollections)

Here are the stamp sets and the matching die I used:

For more inspiration, please visit the other ladies to see their beautful creations!

Gloria Stengel - Guest Designer

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #81

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. Gorgeous card. Love the design and all the beautiful elements. A great sentiment also.

  2. I LOVE your floral creations, Kathy! They are always so gorgeous and this is no exception! Love the mesh with the bow and the layered flowers! The colors with the black matt look beautiful! Hugs!

  3. Gorgeous, love the black peeking through on the background and flowers.

  4. Wow Kathy!! What a stunning card Kathy!! I just love your shape, combo of dies and the sheer elegance!! Love everything about this card my friend!!

  5. Kathy, I love how awesome this card is...The flowers are lovely and the design is flawless. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!

    JO ANN

  6. Gorgeous framing and the flowers are just lovely!

  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Love the contrast and the fullness with your spray of flowers. . that netting is so clever and adds a bit of airiness! Lovely work! Hugs and blessings!


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