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!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hot Summer Day - Elphine House Australia

Hi there!

It's time for a new challenge at Elphine House Australia! This time the challenge is to make a card or project that reminds you of a hot summer day!  All you need to do is create a card or project using any Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company and make sure to follow the theme.  The winner will be chosen randomly and will recieve 2 stamps from EHA. You have a whole month to enter the challenge, as we are doing monthly challenges for the summer.

Here is my take on the challenge...

This is what I think of on a hot summer day...ICE CREAM!!!  The background paper on the side of this center-step card have ice cream cones and milk shakes...YUM!  This little girl is a new stamp from Elphine House Australia called "Emma's Gift of Love".  She's so sweet, as are all of Elisabeth Bell's images.  I love the pastel colors of these Nana's Kitchen Designer Papers for a little girl.  I couldn't find a color combo I liked for the dotted dress, so I decided to use Diamond Stickles.

Here are some more pictures showing the side view, inside, and a close-up of the image.

For all ingredients used:

Stamps: Emma's Gift of Love (Elphine House Australia)Inspire Me Sentiment (inside the card - Heartfelt Creations)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Nana's Kitchen (DCWV), Bashful Blue (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pink Cheeks (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Labels 20 (Spellbinders), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), sponge, satin bow (Offray), flower (RAK from Sabrina), adhesive pearls (Recollections), pearl heart (Want-2-Scrap), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils

That's it for now!  Hope you can join in the challenge this month!



1 comment:

  1. Very sweet, love the soft colours
    Hugs Julie P


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