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!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Violet Roses - Flourishes - FTTC206

Hi there!

I made this card for the latest Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #206 which is a sketch.

Click on photo for a closer view.

The rose image is from the Roses Are Red Set that I recently won...I love this set and this small rose image!  I colored this with my Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits and made a frame for it using the Labels 20 Spellbinders Dies.  Here's a closer view of the image.

The sentiment is from the With Graditude Set which I punched out with the Modern Label Punch and them created a mat for it with the Labels 20 Dies.  Here's a closer look at the sentiment.

The green pattern paper is from the brand new Graphic 45 Papers Secret Garden that I won and just received this, these papers are beautiful!  I can't wait to use more of it!

Card recipe:

Stamps: Roses Are Red, With Graditude (Flourishes)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Secret Garden (Graphic 45), Concord Crush (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Labels 20 (Spellbinders), lace, Modern Label Punch, square punch, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (SU), Four Petal Flower Embossing Folder (Sizzix) , adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Marine Green, Imperial Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Black

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I leave you with a little inspiration today!




Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!