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 12, 2013

ODBDSLC146 - Anniversary Card, Include Silver

Happy Tuesday everyone!

(This is my second post for today, if you are looking for my CottageCutz "Happy Bird" card, you can see it here.)

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

This week's challenge is: Make an Anniversary card with silver

Since this week mark's the 5th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Design and the gift for a fifth year Anniversary is Silverware we would like to see your Anniversary cards with silver on it.

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 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, March 17th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC146. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week using the 1 Corinthians and I Am the Way Stamps.

Here is a close-up of the little flower from I Am the Way Set that I colored and fussy cut to add to this with pop dots.

The card base is made with the Decorative Labels Eight Die, I just love this die and it's so pretty as a card base!  The 1 Corinthians image is heat embossed with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder and cut with the Labels Eight Die to match the card base.  I added some pearls, a bow and a leftover earring (heart with rhinestone) I didn't want.  Pretty easy card to make and I added lots of silver!

Here are pictures of the stamps I used:

For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters to see their beautiful creations this week!


Card recipe:

Stamps: I Am the Way, 1 Corinthians (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pastel Pink (Core'dinations)
Ink: VersaMark, Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Heat tool, Metallic Silver Embossing Powder (Recollections), adhesive pearls, heart earring, Bow-Easy, Rose Petal Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight Dies (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Metallic Silver, Black, Kelp Green, Sage Green

I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #70 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. I really like the way you incorporated the silver into your card. It is especially pretty. I also like that you used a salmon contrast. It's unusual and beautiful in an anniversary card

  2. honest - how many tries did it take to get that sentiment stamped SO perfectly and embossed so beautifully with NO smudges or smears? I know for me that number would be about 25 tries!!! No wonder you're on ODBD Design Team - you are awesome! This is just stunning, as are all your sweet creations. Once again, I'm in AWE! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. How pretty Kathy!! I love the pink die cut as a background with the ribbon and the beautiful heart charm!!

  4. Kathy, I am truly left speechless after taking in so much beauty here. I love the verse you chose - and I love the way you've shown it off here in the beautiful silver ep with peach tones. This is truly amazing - hugs and blessings to you,

  5. Oh Kathy, this is so pretty! Love the colors, that ribbon treatment, the lacy border, the heart charm. . .everything about this card exudes elegance! Beautiful work! Hugs and blessings!

  6. Beautiful framing, the verse is great embossed and lovely flower and cute idea for your charm!

  7. Oh this is gorgeous Kathy!!! LOVE the added pearls to the stamens of the lily!!! Just beautiful!!!

  8. Love the simple elegance of your gorgeous card, Kathy! The way you wove the ribbon through the frame along with the colors, charm, and lily add to the beauty of this thoughtful anniversary card...and the silver embossed verse from Corinthians is perfect for the occasion! WOW!

  9. Sue K (Australia)March 15, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    Simply STUNNING!

  10. Beautiful! I love how you embossed this and your frame is awesome.


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!