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, August 4, 2011

Calypso Pudding

Hi there!

I'm back again with another card from Elphine House Australia using the "Yummy Pudding" stamp by Elisabeth Bell. I just got this calypso coral paper from Stampin Up and was inspired to use these colors together. This has a "warm", fall feeling to it.

Here's the front of the card:

And here's the inside:

I love plaids and these look "kitchen-y" and perfect for the image.

Stamps: Yummy Pudding (Elphine House Australia), Vintage Labels (SU).
Paper: classic natual white (Neenah), calypso coral (SU), truffle (Bazzills), and garden party matstack (DCWV).
Ink: black (Versafine), soft suede (SU).
Accessories: rick rack (My Mind's Eye), ribbon, buttons, floss, weaving fiber stash, paper flowers, felt flower (SU), dimensional stickers (Studio 18), piercer, large oval punch (SU), frond punch (Martha Stewart), paper glaze, Prismacolor pencils, and mineral spirits.

This is such an adorable image. It's perfect for giving a gift from the kitchen. If you haven't already, check out the stamps at Elphine House Australia all done by the talented Elisabeth Bell. You can also visit Elisabeth Bell on her Facebook page here and leave her some love.

I'm leaving tomorrow to go to New England for a week so you may not see me post for a while. Nice having a vacation, but I really hate to leave my craftroom behind! I may need to bring some crocheting to keep my creative side happy!

Thanks for looking and allowing me to share with you!




  1. Hi Kathy, this is a lovely card! Lovely from inside out! Lovely image too! Judy x

  2. You did it again, beautifully colored image, and really like the colors that you used for this one!


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