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, March 3, 2012

Island Flowers - ODBDSLC99 - Stamped Flowers

Happy Saturday!

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

This week's challenge: Since our March challenges are now beginning and this month marks the FOURTH Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs, all our challenges will focus on the Anniversary!!! Since one of the traditional gifts for the fourth anniversary is flowers. We would like to see flowers on your creations. Not just flower embellishments but flower stamps. You must use Our Daily Bread Stamps to link your creation.

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, March 9th 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, March 9th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC99. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my sample for the challenge this week!

I used the Flower Border Stamp (ODBD) for the frame and fussy cut a couple of pieces for the inside of the frame and popped them a little with pop dots.  The Verse, Psalm 43:3, is from a brand new March release set from Our Daily Bread Designs called "The Light of Life".   Beautiful fonts on this, and I like how 2 different ones are used together.   I wanted to do a "cream on cream" card with 1 dramatic color.   I love how the flowers stand out with the Island Indigo SU paper behind the cream and the seam binding and flower on top.

For ingredients used:

Stamps: Flower Border, and The Light of Life (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine)
Accessories: Fleur de Lis punch (EKS), Rebecca embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Classic Ovals Nestibilities, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (Recollections & K&Co.), seam binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Prismacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, scissors. 

For more inspiration for the challenge, please visit my Design Team Sisters:

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend!




  1. This is just sheer elegance Kathy!! I just love every detail from the clean white embossed background to the colors of the flowers!! It pops off the page. I may have to open some boxes to find this stamp. LOL! Have a great weekend!!

  2. Beautiful elegance, Kathy! Wonderful use of the pearls! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Your card is gorgeous! So soft and feminine. I love the way you added the pearls!

  4. oh your card is absolutely gorgeous, kathy!! i love the bright blue and white combo! have a great weekend! :)

  5. Oh wow!! This is really an elegant and gorgeous design Kathy! Love the embossing details!! Thanks for your kind and warm welcome my dear!! HUGS

  6. Wow, Kathy!! Girl, what a gorgeous card! Love your coloring and choice of stamps. I have to get that flower border! Have a blessed weekend my friend! Hugs, Sabrina

  7. GORGEOUS!! Kathy, love your beautiful blue flowers, the way your framed the verse, and the pearls, ribbon and flower adds just the right touch!! so pretty Hugs.

  8. Kathy... your card is so pretty! I love the soft embossing with minimal touches of blue. I just love how you used the flower border as a frame! So soft, feminine and so lush... Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Wow! Kathy, this is just out-of-the-park beautiful. . .you're right, the island indigo just causes those lovely flowers you've colored to POP!! Gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings!

  10. Your design using the beautiful scripture, pretty border stamp, die cuts, and pearls is really lovely! Just had to thank you for the papercrafting inspiration and also for your blog posts which glorify our Savior!


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