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 20, 2012

ODBDSLC131 - Holiday - Thanksgiving or Christmas

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge:
Create a winter holiday card or project. (Christmas or Thanksgiving)

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 25th 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 25th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC131. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
For my take on the challenge this week, I did a Christmas card.

This sentiment is from ODBD's  Luke 2:11 Stamp Set:

LUKE 2:11

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Luke 2:11 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Gold Glitter (Recollections), Guacamole, Red Devil (Bazzills)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Snowflakes #9 Embossing Folder (Sizzix), ribbon (Michaels), 1/8" hole punch, white gel pen, Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals Large, Holly Motifs (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (KaiserCraft), bell, button snowflade (Michaels), heat tool, Priate Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters' Blogs to see their beautiful creations and also our guest designer this month, Barb 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!

    I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

    Word Art Wednesday #54 - Anything Goes





    1. Wowzers Kathy! I love that lovely plaid bow with touches of gold! And that die is yummy! Such a beautiful accent for your lovely sentiment panel! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings...

    2. What a beautiful card!!! Love everything about it!! Hugs and blessings!!!

    3. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for inspiring me with this set!!

    4. Oh, I just love the festive colors in this, and the pressure embossed background is always a favorite of mine. Thank you so much, Kathy, for sharing more of your beautiful art with us. It just blesses us each time to see your gorgeous work.
      Be blessed,
      karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

    5. Yummilicious! WOW what a beauty! I love plaid and it really sets off all your other work. The embellishments on the beautifully tied bow really add that little extra. Thank you so much for sharing your talent by posting with us.
      Psalm 103 Blessings
      Carole Robb Bisson
      Word Art Wednesday

    6. what a gorgeous card Kathy!! I just love the plaid against the white. The embossing and the red and green holly and frame just adds to its elegance!! What a way to share the true meaning of Christmas!!
      Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!!

    7. Hi Kathy! I found your blog while visiting Karen L. I actually thought your wee blog photo was someone else (same name) ... but what a serendipitous click it was to find your blog... your creations are amazing. I'm now a follower. I'd love to invite you to share with us at my Twist of Faith challenge blog ... Karen shares with us often!
      hugs and blessings from Australia

    8. I joined your blog because I love looking at your cards. Blessings Carole

    9. Wow Kathy!! Gorgeous...and love how you framed the verse, and added that gorgeous bow!!

    10. Hello Kathy, what a beuatifull card. Thank you for inspiring me.
      God bless you, with love, HennyB:)

    11. So beautiful, Kathy! Love how you've woven all the elements together to craft a stunning card!! The strategically placed pops of red are perfect to accentuate the verse and that plaid ribbon just ties it all together!! Gorgeous!!

    12. oh my goodness... what a stunningly gorgeous card, kathy!! love the gold embossing and the sweet little jingle bell!! hugs & blessings!!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!