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 25, 2012

ODBDSLC124 - Something Musical

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge: Something Musical
Create a card or project with some musical element. It can include a musical theme, some words in the sentiment in verse having to do with music or instruments, an embossing folder, dp or etc.
This will be a two week challenge...I hope this gives you more time to participate.

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, October 7th 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, October 7th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC124. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now for my take on the challenge this week...

I love this little chickadee from the You Will Find Refuge Stamp Set!  It's so cute and I love having the matching die for it so I can place it wherever I want.  Here's a picture of the actual set that shows the Verse I used:

I stamped the chickadee on yellow designer paper (Weekend Market) and colored it a little with pencils.  These papes are so pretty and rich that I really didn't need to do much to make this card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: You Will Find Refuge (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Blue (Recollections), Weekend Market (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, Golden Maple Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Chickadee Die (Our Daily Bread Designs), spacer bead, adhesive pearls (Michaels), Elegant Scrollwork Die (Memory Box), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black, Indigo Blue, Chocolate, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre

Please visit the other designers to see their gorgeous creations this week and leave them some love!

  • Katherine Lawson - Guest Designer

    I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
    Word Art Wednesday Challenge #46 - Proverbs 17:17 for Scripture or uplifting words

    Really Reasonable Ribbon - RRR56 - Autumn Colors and Ribbon

    Hope to see you join in the challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Designs.  Remember you have 2 weeks this time!





    1. I love this Lori!! Your colors and design are gorgeous!! I love the bird to the side and the added flourishes. Beautifully done!!
      Have a great day!!

    2. Love everything about this gem Kathy! The rich blues in combo with the warm neutrals... dies and image so perfectly colored... Elegance just oozes out of this... Hugs and blessings...


    3. Oh my goodness Kathy! This is absolutely wonderful. Those little swirls give the softest touch to the embellishments, and that bird just POPS. I try to remember that when I sing (even around the house) that I am giving Him praise, and that He loves to hear our voices lifted up in praise. This really reminded me of how I need to keep HIS glory in mind when I do all things....even crafting. You are such a blessing and encouragement to me each time I visit, and I praise God for you. Thank you SO MUCH for blessing all of us at WAW by sharing your gorgeous art with us and showing us the gifts He has given you!!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    4. This is so beautiful Kathy. I love your choice of papers and the way you used the flourishes and your other embellishments. It's gorgeous!

    5. Pshaw, you didn't need much to make this card. . you are so silly, you used the marvelous talent the Lord has given you to craft such beautiful works of art! This is so beautiful! Love the colors, the delicate swirls, the seam binding! Gorgeous!

    6. So pretty, and it definitely inspires me to get out this stamp, and make another card. I could never get tired of seeing cards made with this stamp or using my stamp. So glad I purchased this one. Very nicely done, and of course, beautifully colored!

    7. This is a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the colors, the embellishments, the verse, all the embellishments that just stick out from everywhere, the bird....I adore this card!!!!!!!! You've done a great job!

    8. awwwwwwwwww this is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for parti. in rrr challenge

    9. Beautiful, awesome flourishes details and love these colors.

    10. beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

    11. your card is an absolute stunner, kathy!! the color combo is gorgeous, your image is perfectly colored and the finishing details are fabulous! hugs!

    12. Another gorgeous creation Kathy!!! This is soooo beautiful!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!