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 23, 2012

ODBDSLC113 - Use 3+ Stamps

Happy Saturday!

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

This week's challenge:
This week we have a real challenge for you!! Let's see you use three or more stamps on your creation. They can be images, backgrounds or sentiments but you must use three or more stamps.

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 29th 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 29th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC113. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
For my take on the challenge this week...

I used the Eternity Set for the quote and frame, and the Dreams Set for the bird.  The quote and frame are heat emboss and cut with the matching Elegant Ovals (ODBD's Dies by Spellbinders).  This is a pretty set that you can do lots with.  The bird is fussy cut and added with pop dots.

The paper the quote is on is designer paper from the Mariposa Stack which matches perfect with the Blush Blossom Cardstock.  I think this is one of the first times I've used this cardstock color and I've had it for years!

For all ingredients used:

Stamps: Dreams, Eternity (ODBD)
Paper: Mariposa Stack (DCWV), Black, Blush Blossom (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark
Accessories: Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn), Foliage Die (Spellbinders), Elegant Ovals Dies (ODBD Custom - Spellbinders), ribbon (Michaels), Trim (Jo-Anns), Classic Lace Flower (Prima), Black & Gold Embossing Powder, adhesive pearls (Recollections)

Please visit the other ladies and their beautiful creations and leave them some "love"!
Hope to see you join in the challenge this week!




  1. Oh how absolutely gorgeous Kathy!! I just love the black and white with a touch of gold and the addition of the eyelet flower, flourish and bird detail. Awesome take on the three or more stamps challenge. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Oh Kathy...this is sooooo pretty!! I so love the butterfly DSP, and your beautifully framed verse, and the super crochet flower!! It all goes together so well to make a beauty of a card!!

  3. beautiful, Kathy! the dove just finishes it off

  4. Another gorgeous card!! Love all the pretty details! Hugs and blessings!

  5. Kathy, that is so elegant! I love the Mariposa stack so much I bought it a second time! Your colors and embellishments are so beautiful together. I almost got the elegant frames die and the Eternity Set for it last time. Now I know that I will be ordering them this time!

  6. Kathy, again you have created a stunning card. I hope to do this challenge this week...but it really does seem to be a "challenge." (to use three stamps)

  7. OK, this looks exciting to me! Off to the next stop! Your card is beautiful and I love seeing mixing and matching of stamp sets -- it's like getting a new set free!

  8. Very beautiful and uplifting! ~cynthia

  9. Kathy, grl, this is such a beautiful card! I love the Mariposa paper (sssshhh, but I am hoarding mine :D) Love the added bird and beautoful crochet trim flower! I hope and pray you have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  10. Love this Kathy! Your card just leaps off the page! That lovely little dove at the top seems to be so happy to be there! What a wonderful job with your DP, stamping and details! Blessings...

  11. Beautiful Kathy! Love how the flourish weaves itself around the main panel... drawing the eye to the great sentiment!

  12. your cards are always so beautiful and full of the most perfect details. i really love the little flourishes peaking out around the beautifully framed sentiment. have a wonderful weekend!!

  13. the card is another stunning piece of work from you


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!