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!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Popcorn Bear

Hi there!

I have another card today, this time using Popcorn Bear with Flowers from C.C.Designs floral collection.

This is a stamp I bought online from someone in fairly new condition. I LOVE bears and thought this one was really cute. This is one of the first times I colored with an image that didn't have distinct outlines (the bear & duck). I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't at all!

I stamped the image with black ink (versafine) and heat embossed with clear powder. I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits on Neenah's solar white paper. The other papers are from the Grade School Stack from DCWV. Other items used: labels 8 die (Spellbinders), deco fan and frond punches(Martha Stewart). I did the "out of the box" technique on the die cut for the image. You can see how the bear's left ear and the tag extend beyond the die cut.

Thanks for looking!




  1. Just beautiful. Wish I lived near you so I could get some coloring lessons from


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