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!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday!

I'm back with another Easter project for The Scrapping Cottage, this time a gift card holder which can also be used as a small note card envelope.

I used the Fancy Envelope and Spring Embellishment CottageCutz Dies.  Here's a picture of it open.

All the die pieces were cut with white card stock and colored with chalk inks.  I used Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic), and Pink Cheeks (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes) Inks.

These are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

Stamps: Well Scripted (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Thatched Straw, Aloe Vera, Spring Pansy (VersaMagic), Pink Cheeks (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), McGill Paper Shaping Tools and Mat

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 127 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Gorgeous card holder. What a way to get that special little something.

  2. wow Kathy, this is gorgeous. I love these dies.

  3. This is gorgeous! You are welcome to send it to me if you need someone to send it to - you can even leave it empty if you want to!!

  4. hi Kathy, this is a lovely gift card envelope, beautiful colors on your die cuts, love the layout.
    hugs pam

  5. What an awesome creation...Love the flowers a lot! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Have a nice day and sharing with you God's Word in 1 Corinthians 6:14, " By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also." Hugs always!

    JO ANN

  6. This is stunning! Love all those gorgeous flowers and the beautiful stamping, too.


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