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, March 5, 2013

ODBDSLC145 - Sketch

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

This week's challenge is:

A Sketch

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, March 10th 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, March 10th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC145. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week.

I used this beautiful "Dahlia" flower image and a sentiment from the Birthday Blessings Set.  The flower is colored with pencils and mineral spirits and fussy cut.  Here are pictures of the stamps I used.

For more inspiration, please visit the other designers to see their beautiful creations for the challenge this week.  You can also see all the creations together on the ODBD Blog.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Dahlia, Birthday Blessings (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White, Natural White (Neenah), BM Hermit (Core'dinations), Ancestry Designer Paper
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Square punch, adhesive pearls, Four Petal Flowers Embossing Folder, mineral spirits, Bow-Easy, Golden Maple Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Prismacolor Pencils: Jasmine, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Chocolate, Black

I'm also submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #69 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope to see you in the challenge this week!





  1. Oh how stunning Kathy!! I just love your use of natural and monochromatic colors, the large flower and your gorgeous take on the sketch! Beautiful!!

  2. Beautiful card, Kathy, great coloring!

  3. Gorgeous, Kathy! This flower was perfect for the the warm, beautifully colored dahlia. What an elegant looking birthday card! Hugs!

  4. I love your beautiful card, Kathy! What a gorgeous flower and your colors are exquisite.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Pat

  5. I love this great combination of neautral colors, Kathy. And...I am excited to use this sketch. I will definitely come by and play along this week at ODBD. THanks for letting me know, and for sharing your beauiful card with us again this week.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Beautiful card and I just love that ribbon and bow. I am a new follower of your blog and would love it it you followed mine too. Thanks for joining us at WAW this week.

  7. Beautiful card,Love your flower...

  8. I love this monotone card. Your image is fabulous. Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday...Hugs always.

    JO ANN

  9. Another great card!! The flower is gorgeous!!

  10. I just wanted to let you know that I got my card finsished and posted on my blog today for the ODBD sketch challenge, and I may have mentioned a certain person in my blog post.

  11. This is one of my favorites Kathy! Love the soft colors and the beautiful sets you chose. Gorgeous my friend!


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