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 20, 2011

Letters To Santa

Hi Everyone!

I have a Christmas card I did using PINKS!!! I've been wanting to make a Christmas card in pinks for quite a while. I bought these papers a couple of years ago to do it, but I'm just getting around to it now. I found this adorable Elisabeth Bell image from her digital collection that I thought would be perfect!

Here's a closeup inside.

Here's another view.

This is only my second time using a digi image and I think I may have made it a little big, but that's ok. For that reason, I turned it into an easel first time doing this (I think).

I'm submitting this to the "Christmas in July" Challenge on Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog. Also to the "Anything Goes" Challenge on Bells and Whistles challenge blog.

For stamps, I used "Letters to Santa" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection, and "A Merry Little Christmas Set" from JustRite Stamps. Papers are Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey), Solar white (Neenah), pink pirouette, old olive, pear pizzazz (SU).

I colored this with my Prismacolor pencils, but didn't use mineral spirits due the the printer ink running with it. I had to do this with just, lot different process, but it didn't come out too bad.

Lots of other little things on this that I'll list in my Split Coast Stampers Gallery if you need them.

Thanks for looking! Hope you have a great weekend!




  1. Oh my Kathy this is soooo sweet!! Your coloring is very very nice and congrats on using digi for second time~~You did GREAT--I don't think image is tooo big!!!! First easel card ~~~AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!
    Anyone would love this christmasy card!!! Thanks for joining us at EBWorld and best of luck

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Kathy!!! I love your card! The colors are so pretty and your details are fabulous! Love all your glitter and the inside is stunning! Love the way the sentiment looks! What diecut is that? Just beautiful!
    Hope your have a fabulous week!

  3. Hi Kathy, this is a stunning Christmas card!! I love the colors and the papers are perfect!
    Thank you for joining us this month at the EBW Challenge blog.

    I hope you will join us again this month.
    hugs, Janiel

  4. What a beautiful card ;o)I love your colors and coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at EBW Challenge this month.

    Janneke XO

  5. wow Kathy
    yhis is such a sweet and prety card.
    Amazing combination of colours.
    Thanks for join us at EBWorld challenge.

  6. Very pretty! Really well designed. Love the little candy cane!

    Thank you for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's world!


  7. Wow, this is fantastic! You've coloured the image perfectly and every little detail fits perfectly!

    Thanks so much for joining our EBW challenge.

    Hugs, Kiki

  8. Wow what a beautiful card. You've done a fabulous job colouring this gorgeous image and I love the green and pink colour combo too.

    Thanks for joining us at EBWCB.


  9. Stunning work and the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for joining the EBW Challenge!

  10. Wow!! I love this!!! Gergeous and elegant!! Fantastic coloring and embellishing!

    Thank's for joining us at EBW and good luck!

  11. Hi Kathy, this is lovely! Love the colours and the image is gorgeous! Judy x

  12. Love the pink! This is so adorable, and your Easel card is perfect for this image!


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