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 12, 2012

ODBDSLC108 - Inspiration Photo

Happy Saturday everyone!

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

This week's challenge:
Tomorrow is Mother's Day- since most have already made cards for their moms, we want you to use one of the photos to inspire your creation. Please let us know what number you used.

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 18th 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 18th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC108. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here's my take on the Challenge this week:
Here's what the inside looks like:

The images on the front of the card is from the new Dreams Stamp Set.  The thing I love about this set is you can combine the stamps together or use them each separately.  The image on the front is actually 3 separate stamps put together on my acrylic block!  I love it when I can use things in different ways, I feel like I'm getting more for my money!

For the ingredients used:

Stamps: Dreams (ODBD)
Paper: Botanical Collection (Prima), Bravo Burgundy (SU), Palo Verde (Bazzills), Ivory Cardstock (TPC)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Accessories: Elegant Ovals (ODBD's Spellbinders Die), Labels 18 Die (Spellbinders),5 Petal Flower Punch (SU), Medium Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Marvy), piercer, mat, stylus, Florentine Gold Microbeads (Martha Stewart), trim (Jo-Ann'), flowers (RAK from Sabrina), Prismacolor Pencils (Kelp Green, Sage Green, Light Umber, Eggshell, Pomegranate.

For more inspiration this week, check out the other Design Team ladies and see their beautiful creations:

That's is for today!  Hope to see you join in the Challenge this week!  Blessings!



  1. Gorgeous Kathy!! Love the rich magenta and your combo of stamps, the floral array, and your design. Stunning take on the inspiration my friend. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Very pretty Kathy! I love the rich colors of this. The blossoms are beautiful and with those other rich details.... yummy! Blessings...

  3. Oh, WOW!!! Kathy, this card is so very beautiful! I love the colors and the way you have everything so very perfectly arranged....just gorgeous!!! Have a very "Happy Mother's Day" my sweet friend, I hope your boys spoil you !!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. BEAUTIFUL Kathy.....Love those blooms!!and love your velvet ribbon running through that gorgeous lace, Perfectly done....

  5. Kathy, your card is so luxurious and classy, reminds me of a stately Victorian mansion! Love those deep burgundy flowers with the snowflake-like centers. ..masterful! Everything about this card is fantastic. . .so much detail and so much beauty! Hugs and blessings!

  6. this is just so gorgeous, kathy... the colors are so deep and rich... love!! hugs!!

  7. I love tea cup/pot designs because it reminds me of slower days when good friends would sit and share time together over a cup of tea. Thnaks for sharing.


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