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 30, 2012

ODBDSLC114 - Anything Goes

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs! 
Before I show you the challenge, I wanted to let you know about a change that is being made.  The challenge day will be changed from Saturdays to Tuesdays being on July 3rd.  This week's challenge will be extended through Sunday, July 8th at 8 pm EST.  From now on, all Shining the Light Challenges will begin on Tuesdays at 8 am EST and end on Sundays at 8 pm EST.  This coming Tuesday, July 3rd, we will all show you more creations for this Anything Goes Challenge.
I've been blessed to be asked to stay on the Challenge Team for the next six months, along with the rest of the Team.  We will be losing Debi Southard on the CT, but she will be returning back to the Design Team where she was previously.  This will be Debi's last creation on the CT, so please leave her a little love on her Blog if you can!
Next week we will also have a new guest designer: Sherry Kushibab. Sherry is an amazing paper crafter and Christian women who has participated regularly in our challenges. I know you will enjoy her creations. Welcome Sherry!! We can't wait to see your creations as a guest designer!!
 Now, time for this week's challenge!

This week it's "Anything Goes"!  One of my favorite types of challenges!
For my sample, I made a card using the Lacy Squares Die and K & Co. Ancestry Designer Paper which is double-sided.  It makes a nice card without much effort!
For all ingredients used:
Stamps: The Light of Life (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Ancestry Designer Paper (K & Co.), Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU - RAK), Lacy Squares Die, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), Branch with Leaves Die (Sizzix), rhinestones, adhesive pearls, charm, flowers (all from Michaels), Bow-Easy
For more inspiration, please visit the other ladies' Blogs for their beauties!


Hope you can join the challenge this week!  On Tuesday I'll have another sample for you!


  1. This card really caught my I LOL when I realized I was drawn to it not only for the lovely layout and colors, but I have that paper and have been using it for some cards recently. Great minds think alike. Just beautiful and I love that charm on the ribbon.

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW, Kathy, girl, you have done it again!! This is one stunning and absolutely brathtaking card. I love the color combo and that beautful bauble you have added to the flower there by your bow...just stunning! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  3. Kathy, this is so lovely...really like the colors you used!

  4. I have that gorgeous paper in my stash of things to horde!! I buy an extra piece whenever there is a good sale... That should tell you something about how much I love this card! Of course, all the other elements make it extra special, as well.

  5. Kathy your card is so pretty, and my favorite colors! I want to thank you for all your lovely comments. I have very much enjoyed serving on the challenge team with you and I am sorry that life sometimes get so busy for me that I neglect to comment on my dt sisters wonderful creations.

  6. Oh how soft and gorgeous Kathy!! Love that green and your combo of flowers, dies, and dp are perfect to frame that sentiment!! Have a great weekend!!

  7. Very pretty card kathy!! Great details!! Have a great weekend!

  8. Beautiful card Kathy...Love the colours,flowers, bow & especially the verse!!

  9. an absolutely stunning card with so many fabulous details, kathy... you always amaze me with your creativity! hugs!

  10. Beautiful Kathy! Love the soft colors and those lovely teal flowers! The bow and charm are darling! Such a lovely way to frame this wonderful sentiment!

  11. Ooooh....gorgeous!!!! LOVE the double sided paper you clever! The colors and embellies are scrumptious!!! Love it! Blessings, Angie

  12. Kathy this is sooo pretty! Love the layering and the shaped card... love every detail!!!

  13. So pretty! By the way you've got the photography down....perfect! Miss you friend!!


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!