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

French Heirloom Ornament - ODBDSLC86

Hi there!

I finally bought the Heirloom Ornament 2010 Die (Spellbinders) from Our Daily Bread Designs! I've been wanting this since last Christmas and finally have it! Yikes, now they have a 2011 version which I love too! I also bought the stamp set "Ornaments" from ODBD that goes with the die and the Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Dies) that I've been wanting. They're all so beautiful together. I've been playing with these the past couple of days and have come up with 2 different ornaments so far.

Here is the first one I'll show you that I used a new paper called The French Country Stack (DCWV). I love this paper! I saw this last year as part of a calendar kit at Jo-Ann's and fell in love with it then. Now they have the 12x12 paper available so...I just had to get it!

I used the largest die for the ornament and wrapped the flourish around it. I also used a different coordinating paper for the back of the ornament so it looked pretty too. The sentiment is from the Ornaments Stamp Set (ODBD) which I embossed on more coordinating paper. The stamp is actually one line together that I separately stamped/embossed to fit on the heart. After I did this, I actually cut the stamp into 2 separate words so I can use the "Blessings" portion with the other words in the set. I wish I had done this in the beginning...

I'm entering this in the ODBD's Shining the Light Challenge to use lace, ribbon, and glitter (ODBDSLC86).

For the other ingredients:

Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Lace, adhesive pearls, ribbon, button, flowers (Recollections), pirate gold embossing powder (Stampendous), 2" heart punch (Marvy), diamond stickles.

Thanks for looking! Watch for more ornaments to be posted!




  1. Oh Kathy!! What an absolutely stunning ornament!! I just love your colors and details. So soft, elegant and creative!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge again this week!!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous - love it all!! What more can I say ???

  3. This is so beautiful! I like all the ornaments that you have made, but this is my favorite!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful!!! It will look so pretty hung on an evergreen tree! Christmas will be here before we know it... hard to believe October is here!


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