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 19, 2013

ODBDSLC147 - Spring

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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

This week's challenge is: Spring has Sprung. We want to see your spring creations with Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.

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 24th 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 24th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC147. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week...
I used the I Am the Way Stamp Set for this.  I stamped the Scripture on white cardstock and cut it out with Decorative Labels Eight.  I popped it on an embossed blue cardbase.  The flowers were heat embossed on the blue cardstock with white embossing powder and fuss cut.  I added some liquid pearls, a bow, a charm, and a spacer bead with a pearl on the bow center.

Here is a picture of the set I used:

Card recipe:

Stamps: I Am the Way (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Colonial Blue Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Decorative Labels Eight (Spellbinders), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), spacer bead, charm, brad, adhesive pearl

For more inspiration on the challenge this week, please visit my design team sisters to see their beautiful spring creations.  You can also see them all in one place by visiting the ODBD Blog.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #71 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. So so beautiful Kathy. I love your color choice - so fresh and so wonderful with the white embossed and cut out flowers. This is breathtaking!

  2. Beautiful card. I love that you embossed the Lilies with the white.

  3. I can't believe you can make something SO beautiful using only two colors. Only you, Kathy! You never cease to amaze me.
    Thank you so much for sharing so generously this week. I SO enjoy seeing your delightful cards.
    Many blessings,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Ohhh, beautiful card!

  5. Stunning Kathy!! Love your card in

  6. This is a beautiful card, I love the blue.

  7. Stunning Kathy!! I love the blue, coloring, and the pretty bow!!

  8. I just love this card! Very creative and elegant!! Hugs and blessings!!

  9. So pretty, Kathy! Love the embossed frame and the beautiful blue and white combination! The white embossed lilies are so elegant along with the pretty ribbon and charm...just gorgeous! Hugs!

  10. Beautiful, great combo of your embossing, framing and such lovely flowers and bow to top off the verse!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the white & blue color combo and the embossed lillies. You highlighted the verse perfectly. TFS

  12. Elegant as always! Love how clean and fresh the card is and your additions of the lilies are the perfect touch.


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