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!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Daisy Scattering Love

Hi there!

Here is another New Elisabeth Bell stamp being offered exclusively by Elphine House Australia. The stamp is called "Daisy Scattering Love". This one is really cute. My first thought was how old-fashioned it look, so I wanted to do it "antiqued" a little with the colors. I picked out the papers first, and then did my best to match the colors when I was coloring her. I added some browns to "age" it.

The Blushing Bride and soft suede papers from Stampin Up and the the pattern papers from Ancestry (K&Co) went really well together. I really liked the way this one came out and loved it as a center step card. These look really nice and aren't hard to do at all.

Here's the front of the card:

This is from the left side:

This is from the right side slightly:

This is the inside:

The sentiment is computer generated that I made up myself. The "flower" is made out of ribbon and gathering it together with a running stitch. I've seen a lot of this technique lately. Sometimes I like the way it comes out and sometime I don't. I liked this one. The white heart is made of felt and was given to me by EHA...this is so cute!

For the rest of the items I used, the ink is Timber Brown from StazOn.
Miscellaneous items used: fancy tags, large labels, labels four (Spellb), Prismacolor pencils, adhesive pearls, button, ribbon, felt heart (EHA provided), die cut paper boxes (K&Co), fibers from weaving stash, thread, needle, corner rounder punch (SU), word window punch (SU), heart punch (EKS), brads, flowers, spacers, scrollwork EF (Cuttlebug).

Thanks for looking! If you haven't tried the center step card yet, give it a try! It's fairly easy and really accents the image nicely.

Thanks for looking! Hope you find some inspiration here!




  1. This is just beautiful! Love the design! Your coloring is amazing! Beautiful!

  2. This is a gorgeous card Kathy, love the dimension and so beautifully coloured!

  3. What a sweet and beautiful card! Love the stair step, but mostly how you've decorated the panels. . .love the swirls and the butterfly and that gorgeous ribbon flower! And. . .the inside is lovely as well! So, so pretty!

  4. So beautiful, I have yet to try this fold, but you have certainly inspired me.


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