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, December 4, 2012

ODBDSLC133 - Sketch Challenge!

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, December 9th 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, December 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC133. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge this week:

I love this image which is called "Violet".  They look a lot like AfricanViolets that I use to grow.  I'm into this "blue" coloring mood lately, so I chose blue again!  I used a lot of texture with the embossing folders to go with this on the different layers along with my lame attempt to make a flag with the square punch!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Violet (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!), Colonial Blue Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Branches with Leaves & Flowers Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Elegance M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder, Large Petite Scallops Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Perfect Polda Dots (SU), Square Punch (Stampin' Up!), piercer tool, adhesive pearls and swirls, flower (Recollections), White Seam Binding & trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Certainly Celery Ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Prismacolor Pencils: Blue Violet Lake, Ultrmarine, Violet Blue, Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Kelp Green, Black

For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters and see their gorgeous creations!

  • Chris Olsen-Challenge Team Coordinator
  • Jan Keen
  • Jan Marie Ennenga
  • Lori Ulrich
  • Rosemary Dennis

  • I'm also submitting this to the latest challenge at Word Art Wednesday #56.




    1. Gorgeous Kathy!!! I just love the blue and green combo with the embossing!! Your coloring of the flowers and your take on the sketch is stunning!!

      Have a blessed day!!

    2. Kathy...this is STUNNING!! Wow I just fell in love....I love blue also...and wonder why I don't have this beautiful flower.. Gorgeous colouring, perfect bling!!

    3. Love the layout and all of the texture on your card. The design really pops!

    4. Wow Kathy! Your coloring is dead on! I just love the soft color combo and embossing! Beautifully done! Hugs and blessings...


    5. wow... this is just stunning, kathy! the image is perfectly colored and looks fantastic with the embossing!!

    6. Very pretty. Your blue flowers are wonderful and lots of great textures.

    7. This is beautiful Kathy. I love the shade of blue, the embossing and your embellishments, and I especially love the way you colored your violets!

    8. Superb coloring and center shot on the sketch challenge!! Love the layers, textures, colors and style!! Beautiful work, Kathy!! Blessings!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!