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!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Welcome - CottageCutz

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a “Welcome” card to show you using 3 CottageCutz Dies from The Scrapping Cottage, the Lamp Post w/Sign, Grass Border and Daisy Showers.

I started with a card base made from a caramel color card stock and red brick color mat both from DCWV Cardstock.  The designer paper for the background is from Mirabelle Stack (The Paper Studio).  I also used the designer papers (red) for the die cuts along with White, Soft Suede and caramel.  I used Banana Bliss, Mocha Mama PowderPuff Inks and Red Brick VersaMagic Ink to color and ink the edges of the die cuts.

After gluing all the pieces down, I embellished the flower centers and Lamp Post w/Sign with Bisque Liquid Pearls.  I then added a bow using Tobacco Seam Binding with a button and twine.  On the bottom of the Grass Border I added 3 pieces of Brown Micro Gingham that I tied in a knot, trimmed and added with Scor-tape.

These are the dies I used on my card:

Card Recipe:

Paper: Mirabelle (The Paper Studio), Neutrals Cardstock Stack (DCWV), White (Recollections), Soft Suede (SU)
Ink: Banana Bliss, Mocha Mama (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes), Red Brick (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Paper Blossoms Mat & Tool Kit, Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), black marker, button, pop dots, Tobacco Seam Binding, Brown Micro Gingham, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #139 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. hi Kathy, beautiful card, love the gorgeous colours, die cuts and layout.
    hugs pam


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