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!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

CottageCutz - Springtime Bluebell Flowers

Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Today I have a card using CottageCutz's Springtime Bluebell Flowers and Butterfly Mini Dies.

These flowers are so pretty and delicate!  I cut them out with Solar White Cardstock and colored them with chalk inks and makeup applicators.  Very easy to do and looks pretty against the white embossed background.  The butterfly was done the same way.  I love this little die!

Here's a closeup of the flowers and butterfly.

These are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

CottageCutz Dies: Springtime Bluebell Flowers, Butterfly Mini
Stamp: Seeds of Summer (JustRite)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Orchard Opulence (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Spring Pansy, Aloe Vera (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Lavender Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), trim (Jo-Ann's), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat (McGill), pearl brad (Recollections), Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Aleene's Paper Glaze, makeup applicators

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
A Random Thursday Card Challenge #2 - CAS Sketch

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. What a gorgeous card. Love the colors and those flowers are so pretty.

  2. This is just so beautiful, Kathy! The colors are perfect, and the embossed background so elegant. Perfect use of ribbon and trim! Love it!

  3. This is so soft and lovely looking! Such beautiful subtle colors, just lovely. It is so rich looking. SO happy to have you join ust at A.R.T. Joanne

  4. they look so pretty done with the chalk, lovely card!

  5. It's so, so beautiful Kathy! I really like the soft, subtle colors. We are so glad you joined us for the A.R.T. Challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a new challenge ("anything-goes")! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  6. Very pretty! So soft & elegant! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. sketch challenge this week!

  7. This is so pretty. Love it. Thanks for joining us this week at A.R.T.

  8. Hi've gotten an Honorary Mention from our DT, so come on over and grab your badge, congrats!


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