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!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Something Yummy - EHA Challenge

Hi everyone!

I have another new stamp from Elphine House Australia by Elisabeth Bell to show you! She is so, so adorable! This stamp is called "Yummy Pudding". I love the little mouse on top of the pudding.

I did this card for the Elphine House Australia's challenge this week "using shades of pink and blue" which you can find on their blog here. This is a fun challenge, and you can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image! You can even download one of her digi images to do it like I did with "Pati's Kisses" back in May. This is a great chance to win something sweet!

I hadn't planned to cut this image out, but I had everything the way I wanted it and then shaded around the image at the end, big mistake! It totally messed up everything around it. So this is what I finally came up with. I really love that in-color "pool party". I got the sample cardstock packages for both sets of in-colors right now. I can't wait to try out some more of the colors.

This is the first time I tried using a charm with a chain to have it hanging instead of glued. Really easy, all you need is a little piece of chain and a jump ring to attach them together. I'm not sure I like the way this one came out, but not bad for the first try! I submitting this card on Split Coast Stamper's WT332 challenge to use metal.

For stamps on this I used Yummy Pudding (EHA), Yummy, Language of Friendship (SU). Paper used: white, Kraft (Papertry Ink), solar white (Neenah), soft suede, pool party (SU), sweet stack (DCWV). Ink used: black (Versafine), soft suede (SU). Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, rick rack, weaving fibers, adhesive pearls, button (Basic Grey), micron pen, charm, chain, jump ring, standard circles small, small petite scallops dies (Spellb), punches: boho blossoms, wide oval (SU), deco fan (MS).

That's it for now! Make sure to check out Elphine House Australia's website and challenge!



1 comment:

  1. This image is so precious and you did a great job coloring it...I have also done what you did with the image, and ended up having to cut more than I your card still turned out so perfect the way it is.


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