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, December 6, 2011

Lighthouse Bookmark - ODBDSLC87

Hi there!

Here is my newest creation...a bookmark! I made this for the latest Shining the Light Challenge on Our Daily Bread Designs which you can find here. The challenge was to make any type of bookmark, using one of their stamps.

I bought this Christmas paper, Naughty or Nice by Recollections, but really liked it for some of the papers it had that I could use year round. I loved this brown and teal flourish paper.

Here is the front of the bookmark.

Here is a close up of the image. I used the Light of the World stamp set by ODBD. I stamped the lighthouse first in sage shadow (SU), then the verse in soft suede (SU), then die cut it with Labels Four from Spellbinders, then sponged the edges with the die still in place with VersaMark. I like the effect it gave.

For the back of the bookmark, I stamped the lighthouse image in Vintage Sepia (VersaFine) and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils and mineral of my favorite things to do! Here's the back.

Here's a close up of the colored image.

I then die cut the image and all the mats using Labels Four again. I glued 3 different ribbons together (not sure I'll do this again...little stiff)for the ribbon portion, then I used Lables 13 (Spellbinders) for the top of the bookmark. I added some adhesive pearls and a flower.

That's about it for now! I think this will be a nice Christmas gift for someone.

Bessings to you all, and I'll be back next week!



  1. Oh my goodness, Kathy, this is such an amazing bookmark!! Love your choice of DP in the BG and your coloring....absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. This is so pretty Kathy! I love the image you chose and the details are over the top! The sepia like tones make it look so vintage... Love it! Thanks for playing along!

  3. What a stunning bookmark Kathy!! I just love your coloring of the lighthouse, the shape, and the verse as a focal point!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!


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