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!


Monday, March 18, 2013

JustRite Rosey Birthday

Happy Monday!

Today I have a card I made for the latest JustRite Challenge #JRC092, to Make It Pop.  I have lots of "pop" on this one!

(Click on photo for a better view)

I used a new set I recently won, Spring Rose Medallion, for the images, and Violette Vintage Labels for the sentiment "Birthday Wishes".   I stamped the frame image, die cut it with the matching die, and fussy cut the inside to show the sentiment.  I also fussy cut the bird image and added a leftover piece of a die cut from a Memory Box Die.   The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment was also cut with the same labels die in the tiny size.  I added a white mat embossed with Bird & Swirls Folder using pop dots.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Spring Rose Medallion, Violette Vintage Labels (JustRite)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pink Pirouette (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Nested Oval Medallion Labels (JustRite), Classic Ovals Large (Spellbinders), Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttelbug), leftover die cut pieces, flower (Prima), Baby Pink Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Recollections), ribbon (Michaels)

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

JustRite Challenge #JRC092 - Make it pop
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
Craft Card Makers Challenge #87 - Friendship
No Matter Which Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #158 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Kathy
    Oh my goodness you really have a way with the stamps, cardstock and those dies. This card is magnificent.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Such a beautiful card and lovely colours too.
    Thanks for joining us this week at CCM.
    Jules :)

  3. Kathy, this is so beautiful! I adore the embossing and pretty pink and green palette!! Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  4. Gorgeous, love the pink and green combo, pretty embossed background and like the touch with the bird in the corner!

  5. Absolutely beautiful, Kathy. I love the soft sweet colors.
    Blessigs and hugs,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Your soft spring colors and that awesome JR stamp make for a GORGEOUS birthday card!!!

  7. Very very sweet, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  8. Just lovely. Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.

  9. This card is so beautiful and has such a fresh and spring-like feel to it!

  10. Kathy this is beautiful. I almost used the same stamp set, but I doubt mine would have turned out as lovely as yours.

  11. So very lovely!! The embossed b'ground is the perfect backdrop for all the gorgeous details, and I love the colours!

  12. Such a beautifil and elegant card. I love the green and pink combo and your design is fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  13. Lovely layers and textures Kathy! Love the embossing, layers and die cuts~ beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room! Hugs, Rebecca

  14. So soft and pretty! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  15. Another gorgeous card!! I love visiting your blog and see your beautiful creations!!

  16. Your card is nothing short of wonderful. I love the coming together of all elements that made this piece of art a standout. Thanks for blessing us this week with your project at Word Art Wednesday. Have an awesome day.

    JO ANN

  17. Such a stunning and elegant card. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL use of color and vintage style! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  18. Gorgeous details and a wonderful sentiment. thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  19. A lovely stylish card any one would be proud to receive.

  20. Congrats on your placing at JustRite! That is fantastic...just like your card. :)

  21. Beautiful card - I really like the colour combination and the use of embellishments. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  22. Stunning card. I love the stamped frame around your sentiment.

    Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting


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