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, November 13, 2011

Isaiah 41:10

Hi there!

This is a card I made for a challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. I'm submitting this for ODBDSLC84 "Go Metallic". You are to use white and/or cream, silver and/or gold, and 2 other colors.

I couldn't decide which picture to post, so here's both.

I've had this Anna Griffin paper for a long time. I'm glad I'm finally using it, it's too pretty not to. I like the soft colors with the cream and that beautiful pink paper with the cream flourishes on it. I actually made an attempt to sew around the border for the first time...I STILL don't like sewing. It feels strange sewing on paper.

For the silver or gold part of the challenge, I couldn't find anything I liked to go with it, so I raided my jewelry box, lol! This is a little earring I never wore that I thought went perfectly.

I love the beautiful verse from Isaiah reminding us not to be afraid, He will help and strengthen us. How comforting to know God is always there for us.

For ingredients:
Stamps: Scripture Collection #1 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Natural white (Neenah), Anna Griffin, La Creme (DCWV)
Ink: Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Buttons, adhesive pearls, flowers (Recollections & wedding supplies), standard circles small & large, petite scallops large classic ovals large (Spellbinders), sewing machine, flourishes dies (Sizzix), ribbon, earring.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!




  1. This is so lovely. You KNOW that my favorite color is PINK! So I especially like this card! Wish I had time to participate in this challenge...Oh well, One of these days the repair work will be done with my house, I feel like I'm moving with all the packing and unpacking. Hope you have a good week, Kathy...

  2. GASP!!! Kathy, you are rocking my world with your ODBD creations!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!! Keep 'em coming, darlin'!!!! Blessings, Angie

  3. Oh my word Kathy, absolutely breathtaking card! I love your interpretation of this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Thanks for taking the time to play along! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. Beautiful card with a wonderful verse. I have stillgot to pluck up courage to sew on card!!! I hate sewing on it may never happen.

  5. Stunning does not even begin to describe how beautiful this is Kathy!! I LOVE it!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! The pink and green with the white, flowers, and charm is over the top!!! Thanks for blessing us with your creations and for joining ODBD this week!!

  6. Gorgeous! Love everything about this beauty. . .from the Anna Griffin papers to the re-purposed earring. It's a winner in my book! Blessings!

  7. Kathy, your card is SIMPLY GORGEOUS! Love the soft colors! Hugs ~S~


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