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!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pink Daisy Notepad - Elphine House Challenge

Hi there!

It's time for another challenge at Elphine House Australia! This time it's "Anything Goes"! How easy is that!  You can use ANY Elisabeth Bell stamp or image, not just EHA, so you have lots to choose from!

Here is my sample for the challenge...sorry, I can't resist using "Daisy"! She's SO sweet and so much fun to color! 

I was in the mood for pinks and browns on this one! Such a pretty combination! I used the Sending Love Specialty paper from Stampin Up, I love this one particular paper from the collection, and I've been saving it for something special.

I decided to make a junior notepad cover for this one, it makes a beautiful gift! I used the Junior Notepad tutorial on Split Coast Stampers under "Resources-Tutorials-Junior Legal Pad" which you can find here. I adapted it to use the full size legal pad, not the pad cut in half. As usual, I love to take things and change it up a little.  Using this tutorial as a base, you can adapt it to cover all kinds of notepads.  One of these days, I need to my own tutorial!

Here is the inside of the note pad:

I added a favorite Bible verse inside, Proverbs 3:5,6, for encouragement.  This stamp is from the Scripture Collection #2 from Our Daily Bread Designs which you can find here.  I love the Scripture Collections from ODBD, I use them all the time for all kinds of occasions.  The inside is decorated with matching paper from the same designer paper collection and a couple of butterflies with pearls.  I try not to put too many embellishments inside so it closes nicely.

Here is a photo from above it:

Here is a close up photo of sweet!

I am also entering this in two other challenges. The Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #123, to make a heart stand out on your card/project which you can find here.  I hope my heart(s) stand out enough! The focus for the challenge is:

Scripture: "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

The other challenge is from Cheery Lynn Designs for Challenge #12, to do dry embossing.  You can find the challenge here.  The butterflies and mats are embossed, and I used my one and only Cheery Lynn die (wish I had more), Fanciful Flourish.  I love the delicateness of this flourish.

For all the ingredients, please see my post here in my Split Coast Stampers Gallery!

Hope to see join in on the EHA Challenge! It's getting to be a lot more popular, Yeah!!! Blessings!



  1. Beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic. Adore the image and great gift I agree.

  2. What a pretty card, and the fanciful flourish is one of my very favourite dies by Cheery Lynn Designs. Thanks for taking part in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week..

  3. Adorable card, you have colored that little girl so sweetly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  4. This is such an adorable card Kathy!! I just love that image and your coloring is gorgeous!! Stunning inside and out!!! What a great gift!!

  5. ACK, I'm sooo loving this notepad holder/cover!! BEAUTIFUL colors and love your adorable image. Loving the flourishy leaves and flowers too. And the notepad itself is just PERFECT for the verse I picked out this week. Why didn't "I" think of that? Oh goodness... lol. Thanks so much for playing in our challenge this week. *Ü*

  6. How adorable is this! I love that image and you have coloured her beautifully! Your flowers and embellishments are perfect! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge , we love to see you and appreciate yourt support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  7. gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  8. GORGEOUS Kathy!! wow you girls rock!! what a sweet, sweet card...beautifully coloured too!! hugs


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