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

Proverbs 3:5,6

Hi there!

This is a card I made for the latest Shining the Light Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs which you can find here. This one was for a sketch, which isn't something I do very often, but I thought I would give it a try.

The verses I used are probably one of the first Bible verses I memorized. When I was Baptized, this is what I said to the congragation. These verses are very dear to me for that reason.

I really liked the way the verses fit in the shape of the Labels Four die. I used the largest die of the set and wanted it to have a mat behind it, so I traced around the outside of the die and then cut it out by hand. My cutting isn't very good, but it seemed to blend in okay and help the verse to stand out.

The stamp for the verses are from ODBD's Scripture Collection #2, and the bird stamped on top is from Garden Flower set from Inkadinkado. The paper is from the beautiful La Creme Matstack from DCWV and also black and so saffron from Stampin Up. For ink, I used my usual black from Versafine. Other accessories used are adhesive pearls, ribbon, button, and the 2 step bird punch from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you!




  1. WOW, Kathy, absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about this masterpiece!! Thanks s much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. What a stunning card Kathy!! That is my favorite verse. Such a comfort!! Your bird and the golden heart as well as the colors are the perfect touch. Gorgeous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

  3. this is really a pretty card-love the black & ivory together-I like how you stamped the bird image on your sentiment panel and then added the punched bird as well

  4. I understand how a sketch can be challenging, sometimes you have an idea and wonder how it will work with what is rocked on this sketch - Great DP, awesome Proverb, and love the birds. Blessings.

  5. Very beautiful card and I love the Bible verse!

  6. So Lovely! Thank you for inspiring me to get out my bird punch! smile...


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