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!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Fancy Ornate Birdcage

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a card using two new dies from the Fancy Floral Release, the Fancy Ornate Birdcage Die and Fancy Floral Lace Border Die!

I love how delicate these new dies are and how nicely they cut!  For my card, I used Maripsa Designer Papers for the background and the birdcage, then green and tan cardstock for the rest.  I added a little Diamond Stickles to the bird in the cage to highlight it, then added a sentiment, trim, bow, button, and pearls.  Very easy card to put together!
Here's a little closeup of the dies for you...
Here are the dies I used:

Card recipe:
Stamp: With Sympathy (JustRite)
Paper: Mariposa Matstack (DCWV), Iced Cocoa (Coredinations), green (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Havana Brown Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, Bow-Easy, trim (Jo-Anns), adhesive pearls (Recollections), Xyron Create a Sticker Machine, Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
I'm submitting this to the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful card. Love the pretty birdcage and border. TFS

  2. This is another gorgeous card and a beautiful die-cut border. I love the gold bird sitting in his precious little cage. Thanks so much for sharing another stunning card in our challenge, Kathy. I hope your week is going well, filled with God's blessings. Thanks for joining us and for sharing!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. very pretty delicate bird cage and papers to go with it!

  4. Fabulous card. Love the pretty birdcage and border.
    Hugs Danica

  5. Gorgeous card. I love that birdcage! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  6. Hello Kathy,
    The paper is so beautiful, so it does need nothing more than the cage with the bird. All together looking so good. I like it.
    With love HennyB:)

  7. Kathy,
    I so love your blog. It is a happy place. Your cards are always so beautiful, clean cuts, crisp and this one is as well. The colors are in such harmony.
    Thank you so much for posting your beautiful work with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Stunning card -so elegant and stylish. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

  9. Wow, those dies are so intricate! The background DSP is absolutely gorgeous and everything flows so nicely. Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)


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