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 21, 2012


Happy Saturday everyone!

It's time for another Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!

This Week's Challenge:
The team challenges you to create a card or project using this sketch.

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, January 27th 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, January 27th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC93. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the Challenge this week:

I'm not use to doing sketch challenges, so this was a little different for me.  I'm pretty happy with what I came up with though!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Scripture Collection #1 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Union Square (Recollections), very vanilla (SU), black (SU)
Ink: black (VF), bloody mary, amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Sponge, ribbon, charms, rose flower, adhesive pearls (all Michaels), Parisian Accents, Large Labels, Large Petite Circles dies (Spellbinders).

For more inspiration on the ODBD Challenge, please visit the other Design Team Members to see their awesome creations!  The Designer's link and stamp set used are under each of their creations.  Please take a moment to visit them and leave them some love!

Hope to see you at the Challenge!!!




  1. This card is so rich and beautiful Kathy!! I just love the black and red with the cream and all your elegant details such as the flower in the corner, bow detail, button, and the shading behind the sentiment. Awesome take on the sketch! So gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Love this classy color combo and the vintage look to the sentiment panel! Gorgeous card, Kathy! Have a great w/e!

  3. For a lady who doesn't normally do sketch challenges... YOU ROCKED it! I love the colors/DP you selected! The sentiment panel looks so elegant nestled there under those roses! Just a beautiful card! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Kathy, girl, I am speechless over so much beauty and elegance!! Your choice of colors and little touches makes this a masterpiece, my friend! I'd say you rocked this sketch!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. Just stunning Kathy!! I love the vibrancy of your dsp, and beautiful flower, bow. They all go together just perfectly!! so good to be on the team with ya, hugs

  6. what a gorgeous card, kathy!! love the rich colors you used and the beautiful verse!

  7. What a classy, elegant beauty you have crafted and it looks like you've mastered the sketch, my dear!! Took it and made it your own, that you did!! Love the rich, decadent colors and accessories which all combine to accentuate the wonderful scripture!! Thanks for the blessing! Hugs dear sister stick!! :D

  8. Hi Kathy! It was fun joining you fabulous challenge team girls this week! Your card is so rich and gorgeous....yummy!!! What a beauty! Hugs and blessings, Angie

  9. I love your color choice, red and black look so good together, and that bow just sets your card off, great take on the challenge!

  10. Kathy your card is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel of it and the classy color combination.

  11. Beautiful card! So inspiring. Good luck with the DT for Spellbinders! I hope we both get to meet in Arizona. Blessings!

  12. Rich and beautiful! I like the colors and fabulous scripture focus.


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