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!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Morning Glory Doily

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I have a new card for you using CottageCutz' Morning Glory and Oval Doily & Frame Dies. 

I love using lots of white with a pop of color to show how beautiful these dies are!  The pieces were cut with white card stock and the flowers and leaves were colored with chalk inks to match this pretty lavender ribbon.  I then shaped them and added some White Opal Liquid Pearls to the flower centers.  I added the leaves and flower to the center doily with pop dots and added the outside piece of the doily to the card with pop dots.   Here's a closeup of the flowers!

The card base is made with Orchid Opulence Cardstock with a white mat embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The ribbon is Lavender Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I didn't add a sentiment to this, but it could be used for all kinds of occasions! 

Here are the dies I used:

Card recipe:

CottageCutz Dies: Morning Glory, Oval Doily & Frame Dies
Paper: Orchid Opulence (SU), Solar White (Neenah), Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Hint of Pesto, Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (SU), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Lavender Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #94 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!




  1. OMG this is absolutely STUNNING!!! TFS

  2. This is gorgeous. Love the soft purple and white color combo. TFS

  3. Kathy, this is just so beautiful...the delicate die cut flowers are the perfect match for your beautiful embossed background and layering die. Elegant and soft...

  4. Another truly beautiful and elegant card. The white and purple are truly a great match.
    Carole with thanks for posting with us at WAW

  5. Hello dear friend!! I hope you are doing well!!! I saw this beauty and just had to comment. Love the white and purple with the added texture and gorgeous flowers!! Miss you!!!

  6. Gorgeous, love those flowers in purple, so sweet!

  7. Hi there, sweet Kathy!
    Somehow, you make your cards look so effortless. They have this simple elegance to them, and every card you make just AMAZES me, but yet...each one has such an ease to it. I guess I can't adequately explain what I mean, but your cards are just AMAZING, yet somehow just so simply wonderful. I always enjoy my visits to your blog, and I always take advantage of the opportunity to pray for you (which I did). Thanks SO MUCH for sharing, and may God richly bless your week.
    Blessings & Hugs,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. This is such a beautiful and softly peaceful card! I love your style of design and always look forward to seeing what you post.


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