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, November 3, 2011

Elegant Bride

Hi there!

This is another new stamp from Elphine House Australia that they offer exclusively! This elegant bride is called "Kathy - Bride & Little Kitty". This is such a gorgeous image of a bride, it reminds me of one of the Disney princess characters.

Here is the front of the card:

Here is the inside:

The plum colors don't show up very well in the picture, but in real life the colors look beautiful with the cream. I colored this with my Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, and added a little white and clear star gel pens here and there.

I thought the image was beautiful with the oval shape around it and then I did the "out of the box" technique where the gown extends off the oval. I am entering this in the latest Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge (FTTC142) which is for this technique. Unfortunately, I don't have any Flourishes' stamps...yet!

For supplies used:
Stamps: Kathy - Bride & Little Kitty (EHA), God's Blessing's (SU)
Paper: Natural white (Neenah), purple (DCWV pad), cherish & love (Fiskers)
Ink: Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: White gel pen, clear star gel pen, organic flourish (Cuttlebug), classic & scallops ovals large (Spellbinders), ribbon, adhesive pearls, button, heart punch (EKS), petite petals punch (McGill)

Thanks for looking today! I hope you find a little inspiration while you're here!




  1. Kathy, your card is gorgeous! Love your take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Beautiful card Kathy...I especially like the scroll effect on the front...and the colour is perfect. xxx

  3. Such a beautiful card Kathy! Love the embossed background! Thanks for playing along with the FTTC :)

  4. Beautiful card! I really like this image!

  5. Kathy, this is one elegant and beautiful wedding card! The out of the box technique is perfect with this sweet image! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us...hugs ~S~

  6. So sweet and beautiful Kathy! I love the image you used. Fantastic details! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.


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