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, June 22, 2014

Love You Much - CottageCutz

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a sweet love card using 2 dies from the Scrapping Cottage, Flourish Love Heart and Plumeria & Leaves.

The flowers and leaves were cut with white card stock and colored with chalk inks using make up applicators and sponges.  I shaped them a little and added some “Lemon Chiffon“ Mini Prills to the flower centers.

The heart was cut with yellow card stock, glued to the white mat and them embossed with the Perfect Polka Embossing Folder.  I then add the leaves and flowers around the side of the heart.

The white mat was glued to a yellow mat with the sentiment stamped on the bottom.  This was then added to a Weathered Wood card base using pop dots.  I added trim, adhesive pearls, bow and button.

These are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

Stamp: Well Scripted (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections), yellow (DCWV Stack), Weathered Wood Distressed (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aegean Blue (VersaMagic), Blue Moon, Green With Envy, Green Tea, Banana Bliss (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU), Danish Blue Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), trim, button (Jo-Ann's), fibers, Lemon Chiffon Spring Bling Mini Prills (US Art Quest), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #137 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Week #264 - How Does Your Garden Grow

Thank you for stopping by today!




  1. hi Kathy, love your beautiful card, soft colour tones and gorgeous die cuts, those flowers are stunning..
    hugs pam

  2. Beautiful card Kathy! Love the die cuts, they are awesome and you help illustrate them so darn well!!! Thank you so much!! Joleen

  3. Those flowers are delight and so delicately coloured with the chalks Kathy.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous coloring on the flowers, love the heart behind!

  5. This is just stunning! I love the effect of the heart on over the embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  6. Fabulous card Kathy, I love the design and the flowers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our How Does Your Garden Grow challenge x

  7. Beautiful card! Looks great in those colors!


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