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, May 5, 2012

ODBDSLC107 - Scrapbook Page

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

This week's challenge:
Since today is National Scrapbooking Day, we want to see you make a scrapbook layout (any size).

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, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

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 three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC107. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my scrapbook page for the challenge this week.

This is a picture of me when I was probaby about 4 years old.  Probably seems silly to scrapbook one of my own photos, but this one has special meaning to me.  It just totally reminds me of my Mom who passed away a few years ago.  I don't remember if she kept it framed on the wall or not, but I think she may have.

The photo was "colorized" so I tried to match the papers and embellishments with it.  I found these beautiful papers at a scrapbook store that I use to go to a long time ago when I did a little scrapbooking.  Things have changed a lot since I made scrapbooks for my boys, so I did the best I could with what I've seen.

I used a new stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs called "Flourished Verses".  It's a pretty set with some basic sentiments that are good to have on hand.

For ingredients used:

Stamps: Flourished Verses (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Be Happy Be Joyful Paper, Follow Your Heart (My Mind's Eye), darl green, med. green, peach, pink, old pink (no names - from scrapbook store)
Ink: Creamy Caramel (SU), Sweet Blush (Palette), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Adhesive pearls (Recollections), Flowers (RAK, Prima Sugar Blooms Collection), lace, ribbon & trim (scrapbook store), seam binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), decorative brads & layered stickers (Follow Your Heart - MME), Grand Adhesion Stickers (K&Co), Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn), Classic Petals Edgeabilities, Paisley Impressionablilies, Holly Motifs Shapeabilities, Foliage Shapeabilities, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders)

For some more inspiration this week, check out the other DT ladies and their beautiful creations!

Hope you can join in on the ODBD Challenge this week and try doing some scrapbooking!

I'm also entering this in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #47 for Mother's Day or Feminine theme creations with ribbon that you can find here.

Also, Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #137, Jeremiah 17:8, something green or planted...lots of pretty flowers on this one.  You can find this challenge here.

Also, Word Art Wednesday #26, Nahaum 1:7, which you can find here.




  1. What a gorgeous layout Kathy!! So incredibly elegant and beautiful!! I adore the colors, the papers, the darling image (Gorgeous!!), the amazing details and your layout!! Your use of dies is incredible. Beautiful job my friend!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Hi Kathy! Another great project. This layout is elegant and beautiful, and I'm so glad you chose to share it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed day, and thanks for playing along!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Wow Kathy!! GORGEOUS, I love all your colours, beautiful flowers, ribbons, Nesties, colours, Wow Hun!! I love It!!

    Blessing & Hugs

  4. Wow Kathy! It is definitely not silly to want to capture such a special memory! I love the beautiful framing, soft colors and lacy details! You have such an eye for elegance! Blessings...

  5. This is so beautiful...I love your scrapbook page, and no, not silly at all! I am sure it will be cherished! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!

  6. Kathy, this is such a beautiful scrapbook page, I like all the special details...and I totally understand the memory. I posted a pic on my blog today of me with my Mother...It's a treasure to me too.

  7. Oh Kathy. . .brought tears to my eyes reading your post, but so thankful that this photo brings back sweet memories. Love your layout and you did a masterful job of picking up the colors and complimenting the precious photo of you as a beautiful baby!

  8. in one word: CUTE!!!

    Thanks for playing along with WAW.


  9. Wow! Gorgeous Layout Kathy! Love all the details! What a cute picture of you! Hugs and blessings!

  10. Oh my goodness, Kathy, you were such a cutie when you were little!! I absolutely LOVE this layout and sweet touches you have added especially that awesome very perfect for this layout!! Sorry, I am so very late, but Ihave lots going on at the school with the end of the year approaching way too fast.Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  11. What a gorgeous layout and that photo of you is terrific! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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