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, November 13, 2012

ODBDSLC130 - Use Silver or Gold

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge:
Use gold or silver 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, November 18th 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, November 18th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC130. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

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

I made a Christmas ornament using the "Ornaments" set.  I stamped the image 4 times, scored them down the middle, and then glued the sides together to form the ornament.  This is a technique I did recently at my Stampin' Up!'s consultant Krista's house that I thought was really fun and easy to make!  Here's a view of the back of the ornament.

This picture doesn't do it justice at all, it's actually very pretty with all the sparkle!  It's hard to capture sparkle on film though!  The poinsettia flower is made from silver glitter paper which goes perfectly with the silver embossing, crystal blue charm, and the sparkle in the ribbon.

Project recipe:

Stamps: Ornaments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Silver Glitter Paper (Recollections)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Heirloom Ornament 2010 Die, Layered Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), heat tool, ribbon (Offray), adhesive pearls (Recollections), button (back of bow), jewelry charm (Michaels), silver wire string (Michaels)

For more inspiration, please visit the other design team ladies to see their gorgeous creations and our special guest designer this month, Barbara Pace!

  • Chris Olsen-Challenge Team Coordinator
  • Jan Keen
  • Jan Marie Ennenga
  • Lori Ulrich
  • Rosemary Dennis
  • Barb Pace - Guest Designer

  • Hope you can join in the challenge this week! Blessings! Kathy



    1. what an elegant ornament Kathy!! I just love your silver and blue against that white with the embossing and gorgeous poinsettia!! What a great gift or even idea to deck the tree!!

    2. Kathy, your ornament is beautiful! Love the silver and blue and the charm is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs

    3. So very pretty Kathy! Love how you have double the image to create dimension. The embossing along with that dangling gem fit perfectly together. A masterpiece! Hugs and blessings...


    4. This is GORGEOUS, Kathy! Such a beautiful little ornament, and the embossing is just perfect. Great job - wow!
      Have a blessed day,

    5. Kathy......Oh WOW!! This can hang on my tree any day!! I just love, love, love it!!

    6. Kathy, this is just beautiful. Love the silver embossing on that beautiful ornament. I love the soft blue ribbon, snow flake, and that gem hanging from the bottom. This is truly a beautiful ornament :)

      Barb Pace (aka BarbieP SCS)

    7. This a beautiful ornament! Perfect for Christmas!! Blessings!

    8. wow, wow, WOW!! absolutely out of this world gorgeous, kathy!!!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!