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!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday Inspiration With Heartfelt Creations

Hi there!

It's time for some inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!   Each Wednesday I will be showing you my creations I've made using HC's stamps!  For this week, I've created a card using more of the English Garden Collection released last week.  The main image on the front is from the Tattered Collage Set.  This is the front...

Here's the inside of the card...

This stamp is so beautiful, and it allowed me to die cut some of the flowers to add dimension to it.  The verse within the image is Romans 8:28, a beautiful verse!  I'm submitting this to the Little Birdie Blessings Scripture Thursday Challenge #28, a wonderful site to show your creations that use Scripture on them.  Also, Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 28 using Scripture and an uplifting message on your creation.

Here are the details for the products I used, along with the intructions.

Tattered Blossom Collage
HCPC 3468 –Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3471 –Tattered Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 –Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD 722 –Tattered Blossoms Die
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID:415217 – Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White card base (Georgia Pacific), melon (Cardstock Stacks – Brights DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pink Martini Powder Puffs (Shop Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Peridot Micro Beads (Martha Stewart), Adhesive Pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Bow-Easy, Melon Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Prismacolor Pencils – Carmine Red, Crimson Red, Olive Green.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 9¼” x 5⅜” and score at 4 ”.  Cut 2 melon cardstock mats: 5¼” x 4½”.  Stamp Tattered Collage image onto Solar White paper and cut down to 5” x 4”.  Color with pencils and ink edges with Pink Martini Chalk Ink.  Stamp Tattered Blossoms onto Solar White; 3 smallest flowers, 2 second smallest, and 2 third smallest images.  Color with pencils and shape petals using mat and tool kit.  Glue beads to centers of flowers.   Add 3 smallest and 1 third smallest to collage image as shown with pop dots.  Make bow and, glue to Collage image, and glue 1 second smallest flower to bow.  Add 2 adhesive pearls on top right of card.  For inside of card, glue the second melon mat.  Stamp sentiment on Solar White paper and cut out with Fancy Tag Die.  Glue sentiment to mat and then glue the remaining 2 flowers.
I hope this inspires you!  Please visit the other DT Members for their beautiful creations!




  1. What a bright and beautiful card! Love the inside design, too.

  2. Love the pop of red and that bow!

  3. This is just beautiful inside and out. You've really done an amazing job on this, and I'm SO grateful to you for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your work is always so beautiful, and we're blessed beyond words to have you share it with us each week. God bless you for sharing your heart and your work with us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. This is just gorgeous. The color is outstanding.

  5. Such an elegant and exquisite card! The combination of red, white and green is amazing!
    hugs 'n smiles,

  6. Hi Kathy, Your card is bright and delightful. I love the passage of scripture you started this post with, especially the last part . . PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Isn't it wonderful to know we have this kind of peace available to us, the kind that surpasses our understanding. Thank you so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  7. Lovely, Kathy...Thank you so much for the nice comments on my blog. Only you, got to see the before pics...LOL. so you know what an improvement the "after" is. It's so much easier to work in now. If only I can keep it that you have a good day...Blessings, Jill <---who is getting ready for a yard sale.

  8. Gorgeous card Kathy!!! Love the bright colors and the flowers! Hugs!

  9. Wow, I love this card. Everything is just beautiful about it. The colors, the flowers, the word. Wow!

    Thanks for playing along with WAW.


  10. The flowers and the way the scripture is incorporated is awesome!

    Thanks for joining us @ WAW!

  11. What a beautiful card Kathy!!! Love that your background stamp is a verse of scripture. Thanks for linking up to Word Art Wednesday this week.


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