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 26, 2012

ODBDSLC110 - Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!

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

This week's challenge:

Use the colors pink, black and/or grey and white/vanilla.
This week will be a two week challenge.

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, June 8th 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, June 8th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC110. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my take on this week's challenge:

For my card, I used the Sentiments Collection from ODBD and made this into a Wedding card.  I love the font on this stamp set and the sentiments are perfect for all kinds of occasions.  The added little hearts and wings are so cute too!  This is definitely one of my favorite stamps set from the recent releases!

The designer paper is a new collection I bought called Enchanted from Bo Bunny.  The flourish on the bottom is a new die called Flauntleroy Crest from Memory pretty!

For all ingredients used:
Stamp: Sentiments Collection (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Black, Whisper White (SU), Enchanted Collection (Bo Bunny), Tutti Frutti (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Blac (VersaFine)
Accessories: Ribbon (Celebrate It - Michaels), Labels 20 Dies (Spellbinders), Flauntleroy Crest Die (Memory Box), Flower (Recollections), adhesive pearls, Nestabling Pearls for Labels 20 (Want-2-Scrap), Fond punch (Marth Stewart), butterfly punch (Marvy), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), Aleene's Paper Glaze, button (Jo-Ann's)

For more inspiration, please visit the other "Breadsticks'" Blogs for some gorgeous creations!

Hope to see you join in the challenge this week at ODBD!

I'm also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #29.

***Just a little note to let you know about a sale Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs has just posted for this weekend only...

This weekend we will be having sets on sale at 20% off and will also have FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the US. Please use code MEMORIAL in coupon code area of the shopping cart. Prices will be reflected in the cart.
(International customers receive $5.00 off their shipping charge - use code MEMORIAL5.)

Please note several of these stamps are brand new to the website!!

Offer is valid until Monday, May 28, 2012 midnight EST.

*****Might be a good time to check things out, here's the link!

Have a wonderful weekend!




  1. I loved your blog, congratulations.
    I am already your follower.
    Visit my, you draw there;
    Excellent weekend.

  2. So beautiful Kathy! I love the boldness of both the color and design. The little ribbon and rose, pearl touches... just make this card sing! Beautifully done!

  3. I love the black background, Kathy!! The pink really pops!! Your vine and rose adds such elegance and is a great touch. Gorgeous...
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. Oh my goodness, Kathy, girl, this is beyond words gorgeous! Love the DP and the way the sentoment pops gainst the pink Labels 20...amazing design!!! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  5. Kathy....What a STUNNER!! Such a gorgeous card for a wedding!! so perfect! I so love your colours, style, and the verse you chose fits so well!!

  6. WOWZERS, Girl!! This is a stunner. . love that black and hot pink. . .and all of the lovely details and embellishments from the butterfly to the pearls to the bow and button and that GORGEOUS flower smack dab in the center accenting the main panel. . .excellent!! Hugs and blessings!

  7. This is just GORGEOUS, Kathy!!! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It's such a blessing to have your art in our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. wow... stunning card, kathy! i love the bold pink with the black... hope you have a wonderful weekend!! hugs!

  9. Beautiful card Kathy!! Love it! Hugs!

  10. What a beautiful card Kathy!! Love the pink, black and white combination. Thanks for linking up to Word Art Wednesday.


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