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!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Elegant Christmas Bell


Happy Thursday!

Today I have a Christmas card for you using Elegant Christmas Bell, Holly Berry Mini, and The Homemade Christmas Gift Set dies from The Scrapping Cottage.

(Click on photo for a better view)

For my card I started with a red base and added a white mat embossed with a snowflake die.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is cut using The Homemade Christmas Gift Set and red cardstock.  I ran it through my XYRON Create-a-sticker machine to make it easier to adhere to the card.  The Elegant Christmas Bell was cut with red and green cardstock and gold designer paper from Glad Tidings Mat Stack.  I glued the bell to the mat and then added branches that were inked with green and shaped a little.  The bow was inked with red and shaped it a little before adding it the to bell with pop dots.

I wrapped the plaid ribbon around the mat and added a bow made with the Bow-Easy.  I used the Holly Berry Mini with red and green cardstock to add holly to the bow center after shaping them a little with my fingers and a stylus. 

To finish the card off I added a button with a floss bow.

These are the dies I used.

Card recipe:

Paper: White (Recollections), Rain Forest, Ruby Slipper (Bazzills), Glad Tidings Mat (K & Co)
Ink: Real Red (SU), Vintage Photo Distress, Forest Moss Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Ribbon (Michaels), Bow-Easy, floss, adhesive pearl (Recollections), Snowflakes #8 Embossing Folder (Sizzix), XYRON Create-a-sticker.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #110 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Love this beautiful Kathy! A wonderful project! Thanks for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday!

  2. very pretty, love your bell and the great textured background for it very sweet!

  3. The plaid ribbon and gold embossed bell on that pristine white embossed cardstock is dramatic. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
    Carole Robb Bisson


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