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!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Lord's Great Love - ODBDSLC94 - Love Recipe

Happy Saturday everyone!

It's time for a new Shining the Lights Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!
The team challenges you t0 a Love Recipe- Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word Love or Loves, hearts, lace and the colors red, white, pink and white, or both (must be more than minimal..make these colors the main colors)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award.Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the Challenge:

I just love pink and green, and I really love this Bazzill's "Fussy" color.  It's so bright and cheery!

I stamped the verse in black at first, but it looked too "harsh" for the colors and embellishments I used.  So, I ended up using "Snow" Pearl Embossing Powder by Recollections.  It's hard to see in the photo, but it's a pretty, subtle shade and goes nicely with the card. 

I also used my new purchase from Really Reasonable Ribbon, this beautiful wrinkled ribbon.  When I won the candy for them from True's Blog, I just had to purchase some more things that I have wanted.  :-D  Their ribbon is beautiful, and really is super reasonable!!!

Here are the ingredients I used:

Papers: Fussy (Bazzills), Solar White (Neenah), Springtime Vintage DSP (SU), Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co)
Ink:  VersaMark, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Snow Pearl Embossing Powder (Recollections), adhesive pearls and swirls (Rec.), Pearl Gems  (K&Co), rhinestones, flowers  (Rec. & Prima), Parisian Accents, Labels 18, Fleur de lis Squares (Spellbinders), monarch butterfly punch, medium branch punch (Martha Stewart), perfect polka dots EF (SU), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), lace & trims (Jo-Anns), piercer, charm, chain, wrinkled ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Now on to our challenge teams inspiring creations for this challenge:

You can also see all their gorgeous creations here all in one place!
That's it for now, hope to see you join in on the challenge!


  1. This is so beautiful, Kathy, and Of course, I LOVE the pink!

  2. GORGEOUS!! Love your pink with the white, beautiful lace, and flowers, butterfly, bling, feminine to a "T" Hugs

  3. Kathy, when you have time, take a peek at my blog, and see the updated photo I

  4. Gasp......Kathy, girl, this card keeps me speechless! So many wonderful details and that yummy lace....oh, I am such a sucker for lace. Everything on this beauty is so perfect!

    Have a blessed weekend!

    Hugs, Sabrina

  5. Kathy, your card is GORGEOUS! Love that lace border with the tiny rose trim...SOOO beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Love the pink and green combo Kathy! And the lace is so lush. Beautifully done! Have a great weekend!

  7. Your card is awesome! Love the colors and that lace border is amazing! Hugs, Sarah

  8. My dear friend this is sheer elegance!! I just love all the embossing, the feminine details, and your stunning design!! Gorgeous in every way my friend and perfect take on the challenge!! Hope you had a great time at your copics class!!! Have a great rest of the weekend!!

  9. i think that when you look in the dictionary under the word "feminine" there should be a picture of this card, kathy!! it is the very definition of the word and so beautiful!! hugs!

  10. Kathy, this is totally scrumptious! I must go check out that pearl embossing powder because it just adds a little something something to this card that is so feminine. Gorgeous!

  11. What a lovely, delicate and feminine work of art you have crafted!! I just love the colors, the lace, the roses, the embossed scripture. . .so, so beautiful!! Just when I think I have your style figured out, you change it up on me!! Way to go, girl!!

  12. Totally stunning Kathy!!! I love this soft pink beauty!!! Love the way the lace and die cut edge so perfectly fit together! The pearl embossing powder is so pretty! Anyone would be sooo thrilled to receive this! Beautiful take on the LOVE challenge!

  13. Your work is just BEAUTIFUL. We would SO love to have you join us at Word Art Wednesday, where our only challenge requirement (ever) is to use scripture in your art. Your lovely work would be such a blessing to us, and we invite you to play along when you can. I hope you will link up with us - your work is stunning. Have a great day, and we hope to see you soon!
    Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Beautiful work. Lovely on pink. Great work on the embellies. Awesome!

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