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, October 16, 2012

ODBDSLC126 - Sketch

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, October 21st 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 21st at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC126. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge this week!

The tea cup is a little darker than I wanted, but...  I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  I colored a second image and fussy cut the flowers and popped them on top of the main image for some depth.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Blessings, Gel Well (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), The Chateau Lavender Stack (DCWV), Orchid Opulence, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Moss Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian Green, Olive Green, Lavender, Dark Purple, Cool Grey 10% & 70%, White Gel Pen, Standard Circles Large & Large Petite Scallops (Spellbinders).

For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters!

  • Bridget Finlay (Guest Designer)

  • I'm submitting this to the latest challenge at Word Art Wednesday #49 - Be Ye Kind.
    Hope you can join in the challenge this week!




    1. Wow Kathy!! This is gorgeous!! I adore the lavender and your stunning coloring!! So elegant and beautiful with the bow/flower detail. This is stunning!! Love your take on the sketch!!

    2. Beautiful! Your coloring is amazing! It just pops right off that rich embossed purple background. Your beautiful ribbon, flower and pearl along with the dainty paper punched edge peeking out make this one delightful beauty! Hugs and blessings to you...


    3. Ahhh...Kathy...My favorite Tea I love this set, and you made it awesome, in the pretty purples....beautiful!!

    4. Oh Kathy this is gorgeous! LOVE the purple and green! One of my favorite sets and you've used it beautifully!!!

    5. This is just beautiful, Kathy! What a perfect sentiment to send someone who really needs to know that someone cares. I appreciate you sharing this with us in the challenge this week at WAW, and I always enjoy seeing your beautiful art. Thanks again for sharing, and have a blessed week!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    6. Beautiful Kathy! Your coloring is wonderful, great design with the sketch.

    7. this is just outstandingly beautiful, kathy! your coloring of the image is absolutely gorgeous!!

    8. This is so very beautiful, Kathy! WOW! Love your coloring and that bow treatment is stunning! A real show stopper, talented one!! Hugs and blessings!

    9. I love this Kathy!!! So pretty and feminine! Gorgeous!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!