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 18, 2012

ODBDSLC135 - Snowflakes

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

This week's challenge:

Snowflake or Snow!!!- use designer paper, embellishments, images, or sentiments that include or use the word snowflakes or snow

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 23rd 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 Breadstamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, December 23rd at 8 p.m. EST.   If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC135. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week!  It's hard to photo the gold embossing and glitter paper and ribbon, but I did my best.  I once again used the Snowflake Background and Snowy Blessings Stamp Sets, so beautiful!  Here's a picture of the stamp sets in case you missed them last week.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Snowy Blessings, Snowflake Background (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Capers (Bazzills), Gold Glitter (Recollections), Glad Tidings Designer Paper (K&Co)
Ink: VersaMark, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger), Galazy Gold (Brilliance)
Accessories: Decorative Labels 8, Labels 20, Layered Poinsettia (Spellbinders), ribbon (JoAnns), heat tool, sponge, Pirates Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Elegant Scrollwork Die (Memory Box)

For more inspiration, please visit the gorgeous creations from my design team sisters!

    I'm entering this in the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #58 where anything goes with uplifting sentiments.  Also, Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #62 - Anything Goes & Ribbon.
    Hope you can join in the challenge this week!  Thanks for stopping by!


    1. oh how absolutely stunning Kathy!! I just love the purple, black and silver embossing together. So elegant!! Awesome details and design. Have a blessed day!

    2. I just love, love, love this background! And that gold is over the top gorgeous! Love the matching bow, elegant die and rich colors. So very beautiful! Hugs and blessings...

    3. What a beauty Kathy!! I just love this new Snowflake BG, you worked it up so beautifully, and I love the sentiment so beautifully framed with the lovely poinsettia!!
      Blessing & Hugs

    4. Beautiful card. I really like that sentiment. It's definitely on my wish list!

    5. Oh so very pretty Kathy! Love the color combo and that scroll die is fabby! Beautiful take on the snowflake challenge!

    6. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at RRR!

    7. your card is so very elegant, kathy... the embossing is beautiful!! hugs!


    Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!