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!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Grandma's Goodies Tag

Happy Monday!

Today I have a cute gift tag I made using the Fancy Insert Card/Tag and In the Kitchen Clear Stamps by Cottage Impressions!

This tag die comes in handy for lots of things and I thought it would be perfect as a tag for baked goodies!  I LOVE the images from this stamp set, they're so cute and fun to color!  (Unfortunately, I just realized the stamp set is retired now!)

Here's a close up of the pie and cookbook images.

Aren't they cute?  I stamped them on white cardstock with black ink and colored them with pencils.  I then fussy cut them which was very easy, and inked the edges a little with black.

I die cut the tag using Visions of Christmas paper by K & Co. stamped it with "Grandma's Goodies" sentiment from the set, and inked the edges with brown ink.  I added the images to the tag with pop dots and added some baby rick rack.  I punched a hole in the tag and added some white jute for a tie and then added a bow, button and twine.

Here are the Scrapping Cottage stamp and die I used:

Tag recipe:

CottageCutz Die: Fancy Insert Card/Tag
Stamps: In the Kitchen Clear Stamps (Cottage Impressions) (Retired)
Paper: Visions of Christmas (K & Co), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Blue Jay Seam Binding, White Jute (Really Reasonable Ribbon), twine (May Arts), Bow-Easy, black baby rick rack (Wrights), white gel pen, button, hole punch, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 10%, 90%, Black, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Chocolate, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Denim Blue, Indigo Blue

I'm submitting this to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #85 - BINGO & Ribbon (White, Baker's Twine, Button)

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This is just so cute! Love the colors you chose!

  2. This is super, super cute! So glad you played along in the RRR December Bingo Challenge! Hugs!

  3. What a great gift tag for your homemade treats! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  4. Absolutely darling gift tag Kathy! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon for our bi-weekly challenge, and hope to see you for our next challenge!!

  5. This is a super cute tag I just love it! Thanks so much for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon.


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