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 7, 2012

ODBDSLC118 - Scripture Challenge

Happy Tuesday!

We have a new Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!
This week's challenge:
Is to use scripture on your card or project
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 Sunday, August 12th at 8 p.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 Sunday, August 12th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC118. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my sample for the challenge this week...

For my card, I used Scripture Series 2, verse John 1:16.  I have received so many blessings from God's Grace.  One of the biggest blessings for me is to be able to create things with my hands and share them with others.  My hope is that in doing this, I Glorify God in some way.
I am submitting this to 2 other challenges:

For all ingredients used:

Stamps: Scripture Series 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Nature Garden (Prima), Always Artichoke (SU), peach (DCWV Stack)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Powder Puff)
Accessories: Paper flower (stash - I made with a scallop circle punch a long time ago), Floral Oval, Classic Ovals Large (Spellbinders), Fanciful Flourish (Cherry Lynn), adhesive pearls & swirls (Recollections), trim (Jo-Ann's), Ivory Pleated Satin Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), charm (RAK from Sabrina), sponge

For more inspiration, please visit the other Designers and see their awesome creations!  We also have a Guest Designer this month, Linda Lucas,  who will be sharing her gorgeous creations with us!  Welcome Linda!


  • That's all for now!  Thank you for visiting! 




    1. Your card is absolutely beautiful Kathy. I love everything, the colors the layout, and all of your embellishments. This would be so beautiful framed.

    2. Wow Kathy this is gorgeous!!! Great design and colors!!!! That dark green is so so beautiful!

    3. What a stunning card Kathy!! I just love your colors, the patchwork background and your elegant design. Way to showcase that scripture!

    4. This is sooo gorgeous Kathy! I love the quilt style dp and that flower is simply amazing! Too gorgeous for words!

    5. Hi Kathy! It's funny..I thought I was already following your blog, and thought you were following mine. But when I saw today that you followed me, I came right over to check it out. Well, all is well now I guess. Sorry.

      This card is much like ALL your cards.....simply BEAUTIFUL!! I love the "grid" background, and the deep rich colors are very eye-catching.

      Thanks so much for sharing this with us in our DOUBLE PRIZE CHALLENGE at Word Art Wednesday. We're always so blessed to have you share your beautiful work with us.

      Have a great week, and thanks again for sharing!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    6. Whoo Hoo.....this is very pretty, I love the DSP you used, and I LOVE how you framed the verse!! Wow rocked this one!!

    7. Left you some love in the SCS gallery but, had to stop by here too cause this is just fabulous! Love everything about it.

    8. Thank you for your lovely welcome Kathy - what a gorgeous card! I love the palette you have used and the details - truly divine! {{{hugs}}}

    9. Beautiful framing of the verse, and such a pretty background!

    10. I'm a bit behind in posting but that is no reflection on the beauty of this card. . wow! Kathy this is stunning! Love, love, love that flower and that tiled background just adds so much dimension. . .it's absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings!

    11. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!