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, July 22, 2014

Welcome Baby - CottageCutz

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a “Welcome Baby” card for you using 2 new CottageCutz Dies from The Scrapping Cottage, Baby Lion and Baby Giraffe.

Aren't these little guys cute?  Here's a little close up of them.

I used various scraps of yellow, tan, gold and cream card stock to cut these and inked the edges with Creamy Cocoa Chalk Ink (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes).  The eyes were colored with a black marker and dotted with a white gel pen.

To make my card, I started with a white card base.  I cut a yellow mat and stamped the sentiment on the bottom right corner, cut a smaller mat to fit the top using a plaid designer paper that I embossed with an embossing folder, then glued the mats together.  The baby animals were added using glue and pop dots under their heads.  I wrapped some trim across the mats and added it to the card base with pop dots.  I finished this off with adhesive pearls and a bow with a button.

These are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

Stamps: Short & Sweet (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections),  yellow (DCWV Stack), Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy Designer Paper (K & Co.), scraps of yellow, tan, gold, cream.
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Creamy Cocoa (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Black marker, white gel pen, pop dots, glue dots, button (Jo-Ann's), White Seam Binding, White Trim, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white embroidery floss, adhesive pearls, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU).

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #141 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This is just so cute! Love those little critters!

  2. This is so cute Kathy! Love these adorable animals.

  3. Cute card and the die cuts are neat. - Jim

  4. Oh my they are absolutely adorable, and they look great against the embossed background!

  5. hi Kathy, gorgeous baby card, love those die cuts, really are so cute, beautiful colour choice.

  6. How adorable! Really like those sweet diecuts!


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