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, August 2, 2014

Baby Hippo - CottageCutz

Happy Saturday!

It's time for me to share a little inspiration using a couple of the fun CottageCutz Dies from The Scrapping Cottage!  This time I'm using Baby Hippo from the new Baby Release and Round Mini Balloons Dies!

Isn't this little guy too cute?  I love the little teeth sticking out!  Here's a little close up for you!

The card base is made with Going Gray card stock.  The white mat was stamped with the sentiment, I then added the blue designer paper that was embossed with a folder to the top portion and then some repurposed ribbon across.  The Baby Hippo and balloons were cut using white, plum, and Going Gray card stocks and assembled together inking the edges of the hippo with Gray Flannel Ink.  I used a black marker and white gel pen for the eyes.  All the pieces were added using pop dots. I then added buttons and fiber bows.

These are the dies I used:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Pun Fun (SU)
Paper: White, Fashionably Chic (Recollections), Going Gray (SU), plum (DCWV Stack)
Ink:  Onyx Black (VersaFine), Gray Flannel (Memento)
Accessories: Fibers, buttons, recycled twill ribbon, Bow-Easy, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU), black marker, white gel pen, pop dots, glue dots.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #143 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. You're right, a super cute hippo baby. Really cute card Kathy. Love all of the elements and how you tied them together. - Jim

  2. This is just the sweetest! Love the hippo and your colour choices along with your simple yet elegant layout are fabulous!

  3. hi Kathy, awww this is so cute, love the hippo, balloons and beautiful colours and layout..
    hugs pam


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