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 21, 2012

ODBDSLC120 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge:
is a sketch.

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 26th 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 26th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC120. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my take on the challenge this week...

I'm not very experienced with sketches, but I really like this one!  For the main image, I used the wonderful Light of the World set.  I believe this was my very first ODBD stamp set I bought, and I've definitely used it many times.  I love lighthouses and I like that I can make a card masculine or feminine with it!  Masculine can be really hard to find and do!   I stamped the lighthouse image, stamping off the color on scratch paper first to make the image fade in the background, then stamped the Bible verse over it.  I love these Little Black Dress papers by Basic Grey, just so classy.  I finished it off with some bling and ribbons and a rose.

For all ingredients used:

StampLight of the World (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Little Black Dress (Basic Grey), Black (SU), cream
Ink: Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Midnight Confession, Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Standard Circles Large, Small Petite Scallops (Spellbinders), Square Punch (SU), sponge, flower (RAK from Sabrina), trim (?), adhesive pearls (Recollections & Want-2-Scrap), ribbon (Offray), rhinestone flourish (Recollections)

For more inspiration, please visit the others designers gorgeous creations and live them a little love!

  • Linda Lucas (Guest Designer)

  • I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #41 to use uplifting sentiments or Scripture or use a Mother Teresa quote they provided.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!




    1. Wow Kathy! I have to say black/cream or white is one of my alltime favorite combos! I love the jet details along with the faint shadow of your image behind the sentiment. The whole thing works together to create an elegant and beautiful scene! Well done!

    2. I LOVE this Kathy!!Such beautiful colors and the dp is GORGEOUS!!

    3. Beautiful card Kathy!! I especially love your DSP, and goes so well with everything, love the verse & Lighthouse in the background!! Awesome!

    4. Just beautiful, as always Kathy. I'm always SO super blessed to see your beautiful art in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. You are a continual blessing, and I THANK YOU for joining us.
      Blessings to you,
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    5. What a pretty take on the sketch Kathy! Love the dp you used! It's so rich and warm... love the light stamping of the lighthouse behind the verse... gorgeous!!!

    6. gorgeous take on the sketch, kathy!! love the little ribbon detail you created and the beautiful verse... hugs & blessings!

    7. This is so elegant and so lovely. . .that runched ribbon on the banner is PERFECT!! Also LOVE your strategic placement of the DP so that it highlights the sentiment panel!! Marvelous work, Kathy!! Hugs and blessings!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!