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, June 9, 2012

ODBDSLC111 - Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Happy Saturday!!!

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

This week's challenge:

Since June is known as the wedding month...This week the team is challenging to make a creation using something old, something new, something borrowed or gifted, and something blue.

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 15th 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 15th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC111. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here's my take on the challenge this week:

Old: black cardstock scraps; New: stamp set; Gifted: ribbon; Blue: ribbon, panel paper

I used the new Bicycle Stamp Set again for this one, this time using the quote from Abraham Lincoln.  I like how the quote is tall and narrow and thought this was a good sketch for it.  I used some new designer papers for this, Prima's Nature Garden and My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found.  The crochet flower is also from Prima and the gorgeous seam binding is from a RAK from my sweet friend Jill!
For all ingredients used:
Paper: Black (SU), Nature Garden (Prima), Lost & Found (MME)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding (RAK/SU), adhesive pearls, (Want-2-Scrap), Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn)
For more inspiration, visit the other DT ladies and their beautiful creations!

Hope to see you join in the challenge this week.

I'm also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #31 to use anything uplifting or use the verse image they provided, Ezekiel 36:26.

Also, to Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #49 to use flowers and ribbon.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!




  1. This is one GORGEOUS card! I love everything about it - the colors, the embellishments, and the sentiment. Just wonderful!

  2. What a beautiful card Kathy!! Love your use of paper, the sentiment and your ribbon treatment with the crocheted flower. Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!!

  3. Kathy, as always, a stunning, beautiful card!

  4. This is just so pretty, Kathy. I just love its soft vintage feel. Nice job, and thanks so much for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We're truly SO blessed to have you join us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Awesome Kathy... I love all your details...paper, colours, bow, flower...etc..yup...all of it!!

  6. This is lovely Kathy! I love that flourish accented with pearls and the seam binding is so rich! The whole project is soft, fresh and draws you in! Beautifully done!

  7. this is bee-u-ti-ful, kathy!! every single detail is absolute perfection! hope you have a wonderful weekend!! hugs!

  8. So very beautiful, Kathy. Love the colors and the way you've arranged the pearls to accent and frame the quotation and to tie the DP, flourish, flower all together! Love the seam binding and all of the incredible details!! Beautiful work! Lord bless!

  9. I love the contrast between your soft color scheme and your bold design. Blessings!

  10. Beautiful! Gorgeous Card!!! Love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at WAW.


  11. Super pretty Kathy! Love the dp choices and the pretty flourish die cut! The ribbon is gorgeous!!!

  12. Gorgeous card Kathy!! Great choice of colors! Hugs and Blessings!

  13. Kathy, It's just me again, back with another comment, wanted to thank you for the nice comments on my blog...and I just had to respond to one of your comments...My hubby is starting a blog...LOL

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  15. Very pretty, love the colors, the black framing & flourish with the paper, and the peachy & light blue colors.


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