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!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time With...ODBD Gift Set

Good morning!

Well, today is a special day for me!  I was asked to do a little project for the Our Daily Bread Designs' Blog.  For my project I made a covered notebook and pen gift set.  Here's a picture...

If you would like all the details, I would LOVE it if you would visit the ODBD Blog and check it out!!!

I'm also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #32.




  1. Hello sweet friend! I checked out your "Time with" project and let me tell you.....AMAZING!!! What a great idea! I love the papers you've used, so beautiful! I would love to receive something this pretty and every time I write in it (if I could bring myself to doing so ;D) I would remember the wonderful person gifting it! I also want to telly ou that you did an amazing job on writing the utorial out, so very easy and clear explained...heads off, my friend!! Alright, enough rambling! :D Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Popping over from ODBD! Very nice gift idea, thanks for sharing this! Pretty colors, pretty papers, love the minimal & flat embellishments-easy to close completely and to slip in & out of a handbag or pack (functional). Great instructions, I could make this and I would use it (not just for decor or to have made a project)! I can think of a few males who might even tolerate this fanciness, with less of a floral print paper. : )

  3. What a great gift idea. This is a wonderful idea, and something I need to think about more often. Thanks for the sweet inspiration you've given me. Of course, I LOVE the ODBD stamps, and your design is always darling. Thanks for being part of our challenge again this week at Word Art Wednesday. I want you to know how VERY much I appreciate your participation and support, and it is something I am truly grateful for. You are a blessing to me, and to Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for joining us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Kathy, your gift set is so pretty!!! I know anyone would be blessed to receive it. Great instructions on the ODBD blog, I might just give this a try. Thanks for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  5. This is AMAZING! GORGEOUS artwork! :)

  6. Great project Kathy! Hugs and blessings!

  7. This makes a great gift, Kathy, and your instructions are very well done.


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