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!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Mirabelle Birthday Blessings - Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

I wanted to share with you a card I made with Our Daily Bread Design's "Happy Birthday" Set and new paper I bought called Mirabelle by The Paper Studio.

I love the vintage look of this paper, so pretty!  Even though it's  larger than normal, 4 1/2' x 6 1/2", I wanted to have the frame on the paper included.  I love the way it came out, and there's lots more in the matstack to work with that's just as pretty!

I also used my new Labels 20 dies from Spellbinders. I LOVE the curvy shape of these dies! I think it fits the Psalm 118:24 verse beautifully!  I plan to check out my other verses to see what fits in these dies too!

I'm entering this card in the latest challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ #122 to use something new! The verse for the challenge is Rev. 21:5. You can see the challenge here and read all about it if you would like to join in!  The winner wins two prizes from Nina Brackett of Nina B. Designs.

For the ingredients|

Stamps: Happy Birthday (ODBD) for the verse, Garden Flower Set (Inkadinkado) for the sentiment and bird
Paper: Mirabelle (The Paper Studio), dark chocolate (Papertry Ink), kraft (SU)
Ink: vintage sepia (Versafine), wheat, gingerbread (Versamagic)
Accessories: sponge, fabric, fiber, adhesive pearls, buttons, brad, spacer bead, 2-step bird punch (SU), petite petals punch (McGill), labels 20, classic scalloped ovals large dies (Spellbinders).

Well, that's it for now!




  1. Not only is the scripture beautiful, I love the vintage-ness! LOL
    The SU bird is so cute. I like the little flower on the sing.


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