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!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

All My Love - JustRite Stamps

Hi there!

(You can click on the photo for a better view!)

Here is a card I made using a couple of new JustRite Stamps I bought, Seeds of Summer for the flower and With Sympathy for the frame, sentiment, and flourish.  What a beautiful flower image to color!  I used my Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits for the flower and inks for the shading around the image and on the frame.

The sketch I used is for the newest JustRite Challenge JR088 which I am submitting this to.  I'm also submitting this to the following:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #63 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #64 - Vanentine's Day/Love & Ribbon

Card recipe:

Stamps: Seeds of Summer, With Sympathy (JustRite)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Eva (Basic Grey), Burgandy (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Spanish Olive, Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic)
Accessories: ribbon, adhesive pearls, spacer bead, sponge, square punch, Classic Ovals Large (Spellbinders), Nested Ovals Medallion Labels (JustRite/Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black Raspberry, Black, Kelp Green

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!




  1. What a beautiful card. I love the flower; one of my favorites and your coloring with the pencils is amazing. All I can say is WOW!

  2. Kathy, your card is gorgeous! Love the colors and your coloring is so awesome! Hugs

  3. Just beautiful! Love the colors you chose.
    Your coloring is fantastic!

  4. That deep green really makes the pink stand out beautifully. You have an eye for combining really rich colors together and making them work with your stamped images. You amaze me, Miss Kathy! I feel so lucky every time I visit, because you share your art with us and I want you to know how very grateful I am for it!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Kathy,
    Your card is a symphony of layers of lovliness, shapes, colors. That flower is so beautiful.
    Back in the day we had tire swings on every tree. So much fun.

  6. This is a beautiful card! I saw your monotone card in white on the Heartfelt Creations blog, and it is gorgeous! Just breathtaking! I guess I'll have to get some of their products, in addition to what I already have. :)
    Blessings to you,
    Clare (Alumni DT)

  7. Beautiful card Kathy!! I LOVE the colors and your coloring!!!

  8. Kathy you are so talented. Your work is beautiful!

  9. Kathy this is beautiful! I really like the stamps you used and the thought you put into the design right down to the colors and the bauble on your bow.

  10. Kathy, this is GORGEOUS. Your color combination is beautiful. I love how you colored that flowers, it's stunning.

  11. Kathy, this is what I call a "Perfect" card. The card is beautiful, the colors are so lovely together. Your pretty bow, and layout all go together so nicely.

  12. I love everything about your card. The layers, the colors and the ribbon. Great work! Thanks for blessing us with your project today at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  13. Gorgeous coloring!! SO pretty! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  14. Your color combo and that beautifully-colored flower just make this sooo perfect and BEAUTIFUL!!!


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