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, May 7, 2013


Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week's challenge is:
Spring Word Challenge- Use four letters in the word Spring for your ingredients on your card or project. Please write the letters and items you used in your post

Example: S-Scripture, P-pearls, R-Ribbon, I-Ink, N-Nestabilities, G-Green or gems

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, May 12 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Challenge.

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, May 12 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC153. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the challenge this week!
S-Spellbinders, P-Pearls, R-Ribbon, I-Ink, G- Gems

I used the Daisy Set for my card and colored them in purples...I was in a purple mood!  I fussy cut the image and popped it on a Floral Oval Diecut.  I thought it looked pretty with the white background.  The card base is embossed and I added some pearl swirls, a bow and rhinestones.

Here is the set I used:

Card recipe:

Stamp: Daisy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap & Recollections), Champange Microbeads (Recollections), White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), rhinestones (Michaels), Floral Oval Die (Spellbinders), Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Parma Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black

For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters to see their beautiful creations this week.  You can also see all the creations together on the Our Daily Bread Designs' Blog.

Gloria Stengel - Guest Designer

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 78

Thank you for stopping by today!




  1. What a stunning card Kathy!! I just love the lavender, your gorgeously colored daisies and the embossed border. So elegant!

  2. I absolutely adore that daisy card! Just stunning.

  3. Love the purples! And those microbeads are just perfect for the center of the daisies! It adds such dimensions and texture! Gorgeous and classy as always!

  4. Just lovely. The white and purple combo is just stunning.

  5. What a gorgeous card. Love the SPRING challenge. TFS

  6. Very pretty! Beautiful coloring, fabulous frame and I love the lavendar colors.

  7. Beautiful card!Great coloring!!!

  8. Your card is so gorgeous, Kathy! Your coloring of this beautiful image is perfect and I love the microbeads in the flower centers. Every element adds to the elegance of your card! Hugs!

  9. Sooo pretty Kathy! I love the purple tones and your gorgeous coloring!!!

  10. Beautiful, such wonderful coloring and just love the dimension you brought to it!

  11. Kathy, this is GORGEOUS!!! Such great colors!!!


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