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, December 1, 2011

Cherry Heirloom Ornament - ODBDSLC86

Hi again!

This is the second ornament I made using my new dies and stamps...see my last post about these...

Here is the front of the ornament:

Here is the back of the ornament:

This time I used the small ornament stamp from the "Ornament" set (ODBD) and embossed it with Ruby Tinsel embossing powder (Recollections). I cut it with the 2010 Heirloom Ornament Die and then cut another larger ornament with glitter paper.

For the back of the ornament, I did the same sentiment as in the last post using the "Ornaments" Stamp Set (ODBD) and embossed it with the same powder as the front.

I'm submitting this to the same Challenge as the other ornament I posted, ODBDSLC86 using lace, ribbon, and glitter.

For remaining ingredients:
Paper: Cherry Glitter Paper (Recollections), Parchment Tan (TPC)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Diamond stickles, button, rhinestone, brad, nailhead sticker, lace, ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch (SU).

That's it for now! I need to make sure I get this to the Challenge on time!
Thanks for looking!




  1. Oh Kathy!! Not one but two stunning ornaments!!! Love this one!! The red and white really pops!! Aswesome use of the ribbon, lace, and glitter too!! Thanks for joining the Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  2. Really pretty ornaments. The second one is my favorite. I see you are from CA. I hope you didn't have any of those nasty winds.


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