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, February 12, 2013

ODBDSLC142 - Animals

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I have a new Shining the Light Challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs!

This week's challenge is: Animals
Use an animal on your creation. It can include birds. It does not have to be the image, it can be on an embellishment or on designer paper as well.

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, February 17th 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, February 17th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC142. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here's my card for the challenge this week...

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I created this little scene using the lamb from The Shepherd Set and the door from the Ask, Seek, Knock Set.  I fussy cut both images to fit them together on the card and added a punched fence on the bottom.  The verse is also from the Ask, Seek, Knock Set.  This is the "key" to being Blessed by the Lord: listening, watching, and waiting for Him.
Card recipe:

Stamps: The Shepherd and Ask, Seek, Knock (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Mocha Devine, Habitat Designer Paper
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Mineral spirits, charm (RAK from Sabrina), fibers, Picket Fence Punch, Labels 23 Grand (Spellbinders), sponge, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Sand, Sunburst Yellow, Metallic Silver, Cool Greys.

For more inspiration, please visit the talented design team to see their gorgeous creations this week.  You can also see all the creations in one place on the ODBD Blog here.
Becky Egecrone - Guest Designer

I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #66 - Anything Goes.
Thank you for visiting today!   I hope I leave you a little inspired!
Be Blessed!


  1. This scene is just precious, Kathy...these two stamp sets have been combined perfectly in your creation! Love the addition of the key charm! Hugs!

  2. Wow Cathy!! I would never have thought to combine these two sets!! Your design is over the top gorgeous!! Ingenious my friend!! Stunning result!!

  3. Oh, loved how you tied everything together with the verse! The key is just brilliant!

  4. Terrific combining of the stamp sets, pretty coloring, lovely scene!

  5. This is so soft and sweet, and just the most darling card. LOVE this stamp set, and you are just amazing with how you come up with ideas for these sets. You impress me every time, and I can't even imagine your thought process. They always turn out SUPER!

    Thanks for sharing with us againt his week, kathy. You are such a blessing and encouragement to me, and I thank you for taking the time to stop by and share. May God bless you for being a blessing.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Oh my goodness, your card is BEAUTIFUL! I truly love the lamb set. You have brought it to life and paired it with another wonderful stamp set. Your card provides such inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Awwwww Kathy...what a sweet lil lamb, standing at the door with this awesome verse, just waiting for the Master!! Awesome card hun!!

  8. Cathy, your combination of stamps, wonderful design and coloring, and all the fun little embellishments - make this one PRECIOUS creation my friend!! I love every detail.

  9. Love how you've combined the images and die cuts for this incredible card. . .so much symbolism and so very beautiful. Love that small key charm in the corner. . .lovely work!! Hugs and blessings!

  10. Kathy, the combination of these two sets is absolutely genius! Gorgeous card!

  11. Just so totally gorgeous, Kathy!! Such a great idea combining the sets!!


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