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!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Groom Forever Yours

Hi there!

This little guy is a new Elisabeth Bell stamp from Elphine House Australia. So far, I've done the Flower Girl, the Ring Bearer, the Bride, and now the Groom! These are SO cute!

Here is the front of the card:

Here is the inside of the card:

This is the second card this week where I used the La Creme paper. Actually, I did this card first and the Proverbs 3:5,6 card after that. I think these papers are so beautiful and elegant and striking. I love using them.

I colored the groom with my Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. I decided to add the yellow to go with the papers and break up the black and then the red for a nice accent. I was at Michaels the other day and picked up these red rose flowers on clearance in the wedding section...I love a bargain! They go perfectly with the roses on his hat and lapel! I just love it when things work out better than I think they will...thank you Lord!

For the ingredients used:
Papers: Le Creme (DCWV), black & so saffron (SU), Natural White (Neenah)
Stamps: Groom Forever Yours (Elphine House Australia), Wedding (American Crafts), Flourishy (Recollections)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Vintage Cream (Palette)
Accessories: sponge, large labels die (Spellbinders), brads (SU), ribbon, button, paper leaf, ribbon flower, pearl string, adhesive pearls & swirls, square 1 3/8" punch (EKS)

I really love how this card came out! I hope you do too!



Ps. I'm entering this into the Over the Top Challenge (HSSTC92) over at Hand Stamped Sentiments...too funny, pretty much everything I do seems to be over the top lately, LOL!!!!


  1. your little groom is adorable! Love his little top hat and your DP is so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. So elegant! The groom is so cute! So glad you shared your work with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. Ahhh, Kathy, you've "outdone" yourself again. :) I always love your work and your coloring is so beautiful. I love all of the bling and especially the little rosette. You'll have to teach me that one for sure!!! Thank you for sharing your artwork at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. What an adorable, beautifully done, card!

  5. Such a great card! The colors are perfect. Love all the elements you included. Thanks for the hint about the flowers. So glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. What a cute little guy. I love all the layers and embellishments of the rose and pearls. Great card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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