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, January 15, 2013

ODBDSLC138 - Border It

Happy Tuesday!

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

This week's challenge is:
Border it- use your dies and punches to make a special border on one, two or all sides

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, January 20th 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, January 20th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any otheronline gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC138. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge this week...

(You can click on the picture for a better view)

This beautiful fence image is from the "Missing You" Stamp Set.  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  The sentiment is also from the set pictured here:

Either Bible verse would be perfect for the inside of the card too.

For my border, I used the Classic Petals and Classic Decorative Inserts Four from Spellbinders to create this.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Missing You (ODBD)
Paper: Whisper White (Neenah), So Saffron, Mocha Devine, Rain Forest
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, jute cord, wood button, adhesive pearls, Branch punch, sponge, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Classic Ovals Large, Classic Petals, Classic Decorative Inserts Four (Spellbinders), decorative label punch, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Black, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Sand, Sage Green, Blue Violet Lake, Violet Blue, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Lilac

For more inspiration, please visit my super talented Design Teammates!  You can also see all the creations in one place on the ODBD Blog!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #62 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopped by!




  1. What a gorgeous card Kathy!! I just love the country flair with the gingham ribbon, the heart, and your exquisitely colored scene!! So elegant with the fancy border too!! Have a great day!!

  2. This is one of my many favorite stamp sets. Gorgeous card.

  3. The green and saffron are such a wonderful colour combination - and for me, blue flowers are one of the first signs that spring is coming in. I love your gorgeous border and that little wooden button - a perfect rustic look with the ribbon.
    Dioxazine purple - oh my, I don't think I've seen that in writing since I used to work in distribution of fine art supplies. Seeing that in your list of supplies was a real trip down memory lane.

  4. Just DARLING, Kathy. I can never get enough, and it just bring me such happiness when you share your darling creations with us in our challenges. Lucky me!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Oh I love this one Kathy! I love how you colored the image and I really love the border on the inside panel... gorgeous!!!

  6. Beautiful peaceful, and I really like the special touch the gingham ribbon adds to the card...for a "country" feel.

  7. Love this image, Kathy and it's colored so beautifully! The gingham and the wooden heart accent add to the charm...what a gorgeous border creation! Hugs!

  8. Kathy,
    Such intricacies in your card, the coloring is amazing. delphinium , lilies and what might the other be. The picket fence tells it's own story of days gone by when people stopped to say hii.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  9. Kathy - I love every detail here! The wonderful color combination, the beautiful coloring on your image, the lovely border and of course your FAB ribbon/bow!! Love it all.

  10. This card is just so sweet! I love your coloring and that bow is perfection! You make me want to get this set and make the exact same card! :)

  11. Such a pretty card Kathy!! It was so nice to see you at CHA!! Hugs and blessings!!

  12. Kathy...Your card is STUNNING!! wow also on the colouring...I just love this scene...its so what you did!!

  13. I love the homey feel of this beautiful card!

  14. Looking at your creations give me joy. Beautiful card Kathy.


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