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!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Elphine House Australia - Rain or Shine Challenge

Hi there!

It's time for another challenge at Elphine House Australia!  This time the challenge is...

Rain or Shine 
With Spring approaching fast, you never know what type of weather you'll get, so we would love to see you add some RAIN or SUNSHINE to your Elisabeth Bell creation.
It’s that simple!
Use ANY Elisabeth Bell Design in order to qualify for
any 2 stamps of your choice from
Elphine House Australia. will choose our winner again next time, and will be announced at the beginning of the next challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

After I finished this with the birthday sentiment, I added to pearls to the basket.  Now it looks more like an Easter card!   I may have to make another one of these for Easter!  The image for this is a brand new stamp by Elphine House Australia called "Carrie Thoughtful Breeze".  This is another stamp named after Lynne, one of our design team members, daughter who has some serious health issues.  Really sweet for Helen and Lew at EHA to do this for Carrie.

There are a couple of RAK supplies on this I received from sweet cyber friends.  The pink and white lace are from Sabrina which I already posted, but I have another here that I still need to show you.  The swirly circle on the bottom right, is from a RAK my sweet friend Jill sent to me.  I believe this is a dies cut from a Cheery Lynn Die.  Jill wrote the name on the back of it for me, but I glued it down before I wrote it down, lol!  I wasn't sure how to use this, but I love how it came out here!  I may need to order one of these dies!  I'll be doing a separate post to show you all the goodies that Jill sent to me!

I'm entering this into Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Spring" Theme Challenge which you can see here.

Also, I used the paper folding technique that you can see at the top left corner.  I made this for the F4A107 Challenge at Split Coast Stamper that you can see here

Lastly, I'm entering this into the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #131 showing something related to the new season.  The Scripture is:

He made the moon to mark the seasons...” Psalm 104:19

For all ingredients used:

Stamps: Carrie Thoughtful Breeze (Elphine House Australia), Birthday Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: The Preppy Princess Stack (DCWV), "pink" cardstock (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Large Petite Scallops, Classic Scallops Ovals Large, Floral Ovals, Classic Petal Edgeabilities, Decorative Inserts Four Edg. (Spellbinders), Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs), Prismacolor Pencils, mineral spirits, adhesive pearls (Michaels),  lace, trim (RAK), swirly flower diecut (RAK), sponge, flowers (Prima, wedding supplies - Mike's), square punch EKS), doily (Wilson cake supply), arrow border (EKS)

That's it for now...hope to see you join in the challenge at Elphine House Australia!




  1. Oh wow Kathy!! This is really gorgeous!! Such beautiful details with your papers, colors and flowers everywhere!! Great take on the challenge hun!! :)

  2. Gorgeous card kathy!! Loving the accordian flower in the corner and lacey peach flower and fancy frame, super cute image... love it all!! Super fabby job. Thanks for playing with us at SSiC this week. kris

  3. This is breath taking! Love this card, the details are awesome! Hugs!

  4. What a beautiful image, I just love her, Wonderful card, gorgeous details, so very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  5. This is so beautiful! So glad you shared with us at Really Reasonable ribbon.
    Congrats on making the semi finals at Heartfelt Creations! I am a semi-finalist also and wanted to pop in and wish you Good Luck!
    Beautiful work

  6. Gorgeous card! I enjoyed looking around on your blog.....Congrats on being a semi-finalist at Heartfelt Creations You have my vote!

  7. So pretty, Your image, as always, is beautifully colored. thanks for the inspiration with using that die. I have only made some flowers with it, I love what you came up with. (and again, love the color combo, My favorite pink and green) Blessings, Jill

  8. I have been looking around the internet trying to find where I might be able to buy this beautiful image...hopefully in stamp form. I have to admit defeat! Please help!

  9. What a beauty ;o)
    I love this image Kathy, hope I wil get her to ♥
    Good luck with the semi finale .. I will vote for you sweetie.

    Janneke XO

  10. Hi britgirl58, this stamp is "Carrie Thoughtful Breeze" by Elisabeth Bell that you can purchase at Elphine House can click on the purple box on my sidebar to link you to it or go to Blessings! Kathy

  11. Hi Kathy,
    I found your blog through Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I love your verses at the top of your blog. I have been praying about how I can use my blog as a "ministry" of sorts. It's a blessing to find other Christians in the blogging community.
    LOVE this card, and LOVE the image! Your paper folding looks amazing and I love the die-cut in the bottom corner. Looks like Cherry Lynn or Mariane's Dies. Either one, I'll have to go looking.
    God bless,

  12. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  13. Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!


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