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, September 11, 2012

ODBDSLC122 - Birds

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge: Use a bird or birds on your creation.

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, September 16th 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, September 16th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC122. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge this week...

I used a little bird charm I bought at Michaels and attached it with a chain and jump ring to the bow.  The quote from Mother Teresa is from the Let Us Begin Stamp Set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here's a view of the whole set...

Next time, I'd like to use the lotus flower corners so I can do some coloring!  Here's the complete card recipe:

Stamps: Let Us Begin (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Almanac (Prima), Black (Recollections), Iced Cocoa (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs), Capers (Bazzills)
Accessories: Detailed Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat gun, Labels 23 (Spellbinders), rhinestone flourish, silk leaves (Recollections), chain, jump ring, brad, charm (Michaels), flower (RAK from Sabrina), ribbon (Jo-Ann's), distressing tool, Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn).

There's lots more inspiration from my design teammates along with our Guest Designer this month, Katherine Lawson!  Please visit their blogs and get inspired!


    Hope you can join in the challenge this week!
    I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #44 which you can find here! 


    1. Wow, your card is gorgeous Kathy! That paper and those pearls are so elegant,and I love any sentiment from Mother Theresa. That stamp set is beautiful.

    2. Beautiful Kathy! I love the rich tones you have used on this card and that charm is DARLING! The pearls and jet flourish are just over the top gorgeous! Beautifully done dear sister! Blessings...

    3. Oh I just love this Kathy!!! That charm is great!!! And such pretty papers too!!!

    4. Wow Kathy....What an elegant card!! I love the richness of your colours, and such a beautiful verse you framed so well!! I must put this set on my wish list, the verses are so awesome!

    5. what an elegant card, kathy... the colors are so rich and striking! the little charm is just the perfect finishing touch!

    6. Such gorgeous elegance Kathy!! I just love the black and white with a pop of green, the floral detail and the pearls!! The bird charm is perfect!!

    7. I love your color choices, Kathy. This turned out so beautifully, and I love your little bird charm. It's the crowning touch! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Word Art Wednesday. You make each challenge SO special by sharing your wonderful art with us, and I thank you SO very much.
      Hope you're having a very blessed week!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    8. Stunning card...with so many neat details...I could never get tired of looking at your cards..all are amazing!

    9. This card is just gorgeous!! Love the sentiment too!! Blessings!

    10. Gorgeous, love the colors, design and great use of all the pearls, lovely touch!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!