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 14, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge - ODBDSLC92 - W-I-N-T-E-R

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

I'm back with another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge .

This time the team challenges you to create a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-".  For example:

W- White, watercolor, etc.

I- Ink

N- Nestabilities,

T-triangles, trees

E- Embossing

R-Ribbon, ripping, red

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 20th 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 your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, January 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC92. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now for my take on the Challenge:

For the word play, I used:

I - ink, N - Nestibilities, R - ribbon.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper:  Natural White (Neenah), Le Creme Matstack (DCWV), Black (SU)
Ink: Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Ribbon, rhinestones, adhesive pearls, charms (Recollections - Michaels), black marker (Zig), bird punch (EKS), Petite Petals (McGill), Labels 20 (Spellbinders).

For more inspiration for the Our Daily Bread Challenge, please visit my design team sisters and note the designers link, challenges used and the stamp set they used is listed under each creation. If you take a moment to leave the girls some love at their blogs, I am sure they would greatly appreciate it.

Kathy Roney (Me!)

We hope to see join in on the challenge this week and show us your creatons!

I am also submitting this to the Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #121. This is the first challenge of the new year. The challenge is to create a "Thinking of You" card, with the inspiration from
Phil. 2 3-4:

Scripture: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. rather, inhumility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:3-4

Thank you for stopping by and for your much appreciated comments!!!




  1. My dearest Kathy....this is yummy!! I just love the rich colors and your paper punched flowers on the patterned paper, and other silhouette punch detail. Such a gorgeous layout and design. Awesome take on the "winter" challenge!!! Have a great weekend my friend.

  2. Amazing work Kathy. I love the cream and black dp you selected and the custom embellishment are wonderful! I particularly like how you used the blossoms to highlight the scripture panel! Absolutely elegant! Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. I love the clean elegance of this stunning card! You've highlighted this wonderful verse in such a gorgeous way! Really love the cream and black color combo with the pop of red in the ribbon! Have a great w/e!

  4. Sweet Kathy - I love where your creativity took you to, to make this card! The neutrals are such a calm and serene setting for this loving blessing from the Word - what a wonderful card to receive for one's birthday - truly a blessing!! Hugs!

  5. Kathy, wow, this is so beautiful! I have always loved this paper collection and the way you have highlighted everything on this masterpiece just blows me away! This is one amazing card, my friend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  6. Just GORGEOUS Kathy!! or is the word STUNNING, well both, I love the elegance of your colours together, your verse just pops, and love your ribbon, and flowers. Hugs

  7. Oooooh Kathy.... this is simply beautiful! I love the rich neutrals! Your details are so perfect... from the punched flowers to the framing of the verse... the beautiful ribbon... every detail is just beautiful! Great take on the WINTER challenge!

  8. wow, this is stunning, luv colors and the bold background...hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  9. Such a beautiful card, so very classy!! Love the flowers, the little bird and that added elegance with the burgundy satin ribbon! Superb!

  10. Your creation is stunning, Kathy! I love the cream and black playing with each other here. ;)

  11. Hope this isn't a duplicate comment. I tried to comment on this card before, and it wouldn't go through...but even if it's worth more than one comment...It is such a beautiful card. I love the color combination and all the lovely details...Awesome card.


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!