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, June 11, 2013

ODBDSLC158 - Masculine/Father's Day

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

This week's challenge is: to make a Masculine or Father's Day Card or Project.

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 16 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next challenge.

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 16 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC158. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week!

I used the new Home of the Free Set from the June Release for the eagle image and The Waves on the Sea from May's Release for the sentiment.  Both these set are perfect for masculine cards.  I colored the eagle with pencils trying to match the colors on the designer papers.  Masculine card are tough, I always feel like they're missing something!

Card recipe:

Stamps: Home of the Free, The Waves on the Sea (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Neutrals Cardstock, The Guy Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Labels 8 (Spellbinders), brads, button, floss, trim, sanding block, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Henna, Chocolate, Yellow Ochre, White, Cobalt Turquoise

Here are pictures of the set I used:

For more inspiration this week, please visit my design teammates and our June Guest Designer, Cheryl Scrivens, for their gorgeous creations! 

Cheryl Scrivens, Guest Designer

Diana Nguyen

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #83 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #93 - Father's Day
Paper Playtime #12 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #73 - Masculine & Ribbon/Trim
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Masculine/Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. Well, Kathy, you've done it again and made such a beautiful card! You always make the most lovely girl cards, but this is a wonderful "guy" card. You always have such great texture and dimension. I love it!!

  2. Great Americana card! Love the layout.

  3. Very nice masculine card. Love the papers and the eagle image. TFS

  4. This card is perfect and not missing anything! I love this stamp set.

  5. Wow Jan Marie!! I love the patriotic colors, coloring, and texture!!Perfect!!

  6. Wow, I am not American, but I can absolutely see how that fabulous eagle image would fill your heart with pride. What a gorgeous Father's Day card.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  7. Lovely card and fab image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Great card - love the papers you've chosen.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  9. Stunning card. I think your colouring is really successful, it matches the DPs perfectly. Love the texture you've created too.

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  10. Great layout and image for this card!

  11. Very cool new stamps, and an awesome card! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share with us this week, Kathy. It's always SUCH a blessing to have you join us.
    Hope you're having a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Wow, what a gorgeous Father's Day card and your color work is amazing!! Thanks for joining our Masculine Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  13. Such a creative card. Very fun! Thanks for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

  14. I love your masculine card, it is perfect especially when a nice Fathers Day Quotes Messages is added. Cheers and hugs to you.

  15. Kathy this is such a cool layout and I love the way you colored the eagle! Just beautiful!


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