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, February 11, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Heart Challenge - ODBDSLC96

Happy Saturday!

It's time for a new Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!

This week's challenge:
This week the challenge team would like to see your creations using three items, materials, or techniques beginning with three different letters in the word “HEART”.

*Please write the three letters used and the items or techniques used for each letter.

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 17th 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 17th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC96. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge:

I've had this Bella Rose DSP from Stampin Up for a long time.  I save these for special projects and thought this would be pretty for this time of the year.  Looking at this card now, I probably should have put a red mat between the plaid and flower paper, but too late now!

I'm also entering this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ "Heart" Challenge, my second entry this week! If you haven't seen this yet, pop over to see what it's all about!
For more inspiration on the Our Daily Bread Designs "H-E-A-R-T' Challenge, visit my Challenge Team Sister's Blogs and leave them some love!

Stamps:  Scripture Series 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (SU)
Ink:  Real Red (SU)
Accessories:  Labels 18 & Parisian Accents Dies(Spellbinders), seam binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon - love this ribbon & store!), head pin, beads, crystal, resin rose (Recollections), adhesive pearls (Rec.).

That's it for now, hope to see you join in on the challenge!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh how beautiful and gorgeous Kathy!! That is one of my all time fave of dp's from SU!! Your added sponging, layering, use of dies and details really makes it stand out and pop!! Stunning! Sheer elegance!! Perfect take on the H-E-A-R-T challenge this week!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
    blessings and hugs,

  2. Wow! Your card grabbed me immediately. I t think your color choice, that amazing dsp, and your ribbon/embellishments really make this card such an incredible standout. Thanks for you inspiration; I may have to CASE this-oh wait, that challenge was last week!

  3. This is lovely Kathy.. Lovely design paper.

  4. Really gorgeous card Kathy!! Love the papers and design on this!! HUGS :)

  5. Hello Kathy, girl this is such a fun and cheerful card. I love that DP and your combination of Spellbinders dies. I pray that you will have a blessed weekend!

    Hugs, Sabrina

  6. Hi Kathy,

    This is totally stunning!! The papers are just fab! I love the green ribbon as it picks out the green in the paper...just love everything about it!

    Hope your having a great weekend,
    Lynne x

    1. Love this Kathy! The papers are so pretty! I just LOVE the gingham and rose pattern together and the subtle inking on the sentiment panel is beautiful! What a wonderful card that makes me think spring! Have a great weekend!

  7. Beautiful, Kathy, and I love the "pink" and "green" in the card...but it also looks so nice with the red gingham...You sure know how to put together a card....

  8. Very Pretty Kathy, I love your bright and cheery colours, those roses bg bow add the perfect touch, Hugs!

  9. oh... i just love your card, kathy!! it just screams "spring" and that scripture... one of my favorites!!

  10. This is just a stunner! So very beautiful. . .love that SU DP and you've dolled it up nicely. . that little element from the Spellbinders lattice set is the perfect little accent with your resin rose, seam binding and and stick pin!! A work of HEART, without question!! Hugs!


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