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, September 24, 2013

Flourishes FTTC239 - "Build It With Dots"

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This is my last week as a guest designer for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges!  I've loved being a part of this talented group of ladies and appreciate the warm welcome they've given me!  Thank you so much ladies!

Now, on to the challenge this week which is hosted by Ally!

FTTC239 "Build it with Dots" - Create a card using dots to color your back ground &/or image.   EXAMPLE: here  Notice how the the ground is made of dots?    EXAMPLE: here  See how the leafy tree is coloured?

For my card I used the Cherry Blossoms Set.  This set has so many beautiful images that I had trouble deciding which one I wanted to use!  I finally picked this beauty which I stamped on Solar White Cardstock with Onyx Black Ink and colored with pencils.

For the challenge, I added shadows outside the image using dots!  Here's a close up so you can see it better.

The dot method doesn't work too well with pencils and I only have a handful of Copics, so why not Tombow Markers!  It worked pretty good I think.

After all my coloring was done, I trimed the image down to fit in a teal Timeless Rectangles die cut.  I then layered it with a peach (Tattered Rose) Decorative Labels 8 die cut backed with teal.  I finished this off with peach seam binding wraped around the mat, a bow with a button and floss and placed in all on a white embossed card base.  I really love the color combination of teal and peach, so pretty!

Be sure to visit all the talented designers to see their beautiful creations for the challenge this week!  Hope to see you join in the FTTC239 "Build It With Dots" Challenge this week!
Card recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white, teal (Recollections), Tattered Rose Distress (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Timeless Rectangles, Decorative Labels 8 Dies (Spellbinders), Bow-Easy, Dark Peach Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, floss, Rosa Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Tombow Markers: Flesh #850, Coral #873, Pale Cherry #912, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Muted Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise, Black
I'm submitting this to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by to visit!


  1. I love your beautiful card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  2. This is just so pretty. I love that color combination!

  3. Stunning Kathy! I love the peachy tones with your shades of blue - gorgeous! Great polka dot colouring too! Thanks so much for joining us this month as our Flourishes Guest Designer! We have loved having you. Hope you continue to play along with us... and often :) Hugs!

  4. You may be last on the list but I liked your card the best. I love all Flourishes flowers and you did a wonderful job with this set.

  5. Gorgeous card. Love the color combo. Your coloring of the flowers is very pretty.

  6. Gorgeous Kathy! I love this card and love the teal and peach together. Fabulous job!

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

  7. What a beautiful card! I love the color palette and that pretty embossed card base, and your pencil coloring is AMAZING! I'm so glad you joined us as GD at Flourishes. It's been a real treat to see your work every week!

  8. What a beautiful color combination and a gorgeous card, Kathy!!


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