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!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

CottageCutz - Plumeria Doily

Hi everyone!

*** This is my second post for today, if you are looking for Heartfelt Creations Inspiration, please scroll down or click here.***

Today is my first post as a designer for CottageCutz!  So exciting!!!

For my project, I made a card with a vintage feel to it.

The frame was created using the the Oval Doily & Frame Dies and 2 different designer papers.  The flowers were created using the Plumeria & Leaves Dies.  I cut some leaves and flowers from these designer papers, shaped them, inked them, and arranged them around the doily frame. Then I just added some adhesive pearls, trim, and a bow! I love these 2 die sets, there are so many things you can do with these!

Here are pictures of the Sets I used here:

I hope this gives you a little inspiration!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #63 - My New Toys + Ribbon - My new CottageCutz Dies!




  1. Congrats on the new DT! Beautiful card!!

  2. Kathy, the card is beautiful. The peace of the Lord is like a warm blanket. Sometimes, I, too, must remind myself, that He is in control. And, in love and trust, I turn my face to Him when I am troubled or anxious. His peace in incomparable to any comfort and love available in this world. Many blessings!

  3. Amazing! But again, I'd have to ask how you did a double bow with only one tail. You need to share with the class! LOL
    Thank you for being such a blessing and sharing the talents God has given you. I appreciate your participation, and always love coming by to see what your hands have been busy doing. You are such a blessing.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Beautiful job on your card Kathy! I love the flowers and that oval doily was a die I have been eyeballing! :)

  5. Very pretty! I like these dies and great vintage feel.

  6. Beautiful card! I really love your color combination for this one. Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  7. Congratulations Kathy on the new DT! Your card is amazing - I love it!

  8. Kathy,
    What a beautifully done card. Those small floral nosegays on the dsp to that saucy bow and the flowers..... As you see I liked every part of your card.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD Be Upon You!

  9. PS
    The colors are just perfect. Carole

  10. A beautiful creation!!! Congrats on your first post for Cottage Cutz!! You did a great job!!!

  11. Your card is wonderful. There's a lot of love went into this - as a carder I appreciate all the little touches you made to your creation!

    Have a great week,

  12. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Love this!!!thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge :)


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