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, June 12, 2013

CottageCutz - Springtime Strawberries

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a card using one of the new CottageCutz Dies from the Spring Showers Release called Springtime Strawberries.

I just LOVE this strawberry die, it's so cute!  I used red, green, and white cardstock to cut out the pieces and inked and shaped them a bit.  They were then arranged around the oval from the Oval Doily & Frame Die with a stamped sentiment.  I love how these stand out against the white embossed background with the red card base and ribbon.

These are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

CottageCutz Dies: Springtime Strawberries, Oval Doily & Frame
Stamps: Spring Rose Medallions (JustRite)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red (SU), olive (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Forest Moss (Ranger), Real Red (SU), Thatched Straw (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Bow-Easy, Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Red Ribbon (sample from Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft)

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week #210 - In the Garden
Paper Playtime #12 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #84 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. This looks so beautiful Kathy and thanks for joining my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathy! Those strawberries make your card "yummy" enough to eat. Your cards are always stunning, and this one is just precious. I love the red ribbon and how the red stands out against the white background. VERY pretty, my friend.
    Have a blessed week, and thanks again for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is so pretty. Love the embossing and the yummy looking strawberries.

  4. Such sweet looking strawberries, love the little flowers, they are just perfect!

  5. Beautiful Kathy! Thanks for sharing this delightfully yummy project at Word Art Wednesday!


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