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!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

CottageCutz - Congratulations

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a slider card to show you using some pretty pastel colors for spring and 4 beautiful CottageCutz Dies.  I used 2 new dies from the  Garden Delight Release, Garden Poppies and Garden Delight Butterflies and 2 dies from previous collections, Victorian Window and Laundry Line.

Here's a view from the side so you can see it really is a slider card!  (It's hard to tell from the first photo!)

The card base and all the die cuts were done with white card stock and the pieces were colored with VersaMagic Chalk Inks and make up applicators.  I used Thatched Straw and Spring Pansy on the window, bird, and butterfly.  The flowers and stems were colored with Spring Pansy and Aloe Vera.

This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" slider card.  I used an embossing folder border for the lower front.  I added the window die with pop dots using a piece of lace under it to show through the window to look like a curtain.  I cut the flower piece in half so I could put some on each side of the window.  I added a second layer of flowers on the "open" ones glueing them at their center and then added Lemon Chiffon Mini Prills.  The bird was added with a pop dot.  Then I added ribbon and trim below the window using Scor-Tape.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card stock and added it with pop dots to keep the card open.  I then glued the butterfly down it's center with glue and added Lemon Chiffon Mini Prills.

These are the dies I used:

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #121 - Anything Goes.

Card recipe:

Paper: White (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy, Thatched Straw (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Chiffon Mini Prills (US Art Quest), Pirouette Border Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), trims, lace, tool and mat kit (McGill).

Thanks for stopping by today to visit!




  1. wow, this is just stunning. I left a comment over at SCS but you deserved another :)

  2. This is a beautiful card Kathy! But then, ALL of your cards are!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations and your talent with us!!

  3. I am just blown away by the artistry on display here. A sweet Spring window is such a delight! The bit of lace behind the window is darling. You really are amazing!

  4. So sweet, I just love that style of window and your lace is just perfect inside! Your flowers are just beautiful and that sweet bird too cute, lovely inside too!

  5. This is stunning, Kathy! I love those sweet lace curtains, and it really shows your creative gifts. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us. It always means a lot to me when you do, and I LOVE seeing your amazing cards.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. This is so gorgeous...Love the window and the lace you placed there. So perfect with the wonderful blooms. We are so blessed you joined us last week at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge and hope you'll join us again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  7. So pretty! That window die is definitely on my wish list! Like the colors you used here...and that great technique with the slider card...


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