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!

Kathy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

I have a couple of cards to show you today using Heartfelt Creations Stamps.  The first is called "Pumpkin Harvest Bounty" using stamps from the new July Release "Classic Editions Collections".





I combined a few of the stamp images together using masking, die cutting, and fussy cutting to create a little bounty scene.  It's fun to have all these images and designer papers coordinate together.  It makes designing a lot easier!


My second card is called "Special Puppy".




This is an older Heartfelt Creations stamp that I got recently.  I had cocker spaniels growing up that looked just like this sweetie pie and I just had to get the stamp!  I think it turned out pretty cute!

You can click on the pictures to see them better and all the supplies and instructions are at the bottom of the post.  Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the designers fabulous creations this week!

I'm also entering these in the following challenges:


Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #152 - creations that make you think of home, which both of these do.
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #41 - use scriture or uplifting words.


Blessings!

Kathy



Pumpkin Harvest Bounty
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3484 – Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3363 – Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3482 – Antique Truck PreCut Stamp Set
HCD 724 – Classic Editions Dies
HCDP1 224 – Classic Editions Paper Collection
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Capers (Bazzills), Natural White (Neenah)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mango Mai Tai, Amaretto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Sponge, Labels 23, Lacy Squares (Spellbinders), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Et Cetera Brad (Bo Bunny), Copper Microbeads (Recollections), Bow-Easy, pop dots, black marker, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Sandbar Brown, Sepia, Mineral Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, Kelp Green, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Black

Instructions:
Card base: Cut Capers cardstock 5 1/8” x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4", and fold.  For mat, cut striped designer paper 4 15/16” x 2”, orange designer paper 4 15/16” x 3 1/2", overlap and tape together to form mat, ink edges with Amaretto ink, and glue to card base.  Cut Capers 7/8” x 4 15/16” and glue to mat as shown.

Main image: On Natural White paper with Onyx Black, stamp pumpkin with flower.  Create a “mask” for image by stamping again on white paper or post-it note and fussy cut.  Cover image on Natural White with “mask” and stamp corn stalk to the right of it.  Cut out image with Lacy Squares die, color with pencils, and sponge edges with Mango Mai Tai ink.  Add to card base with pop dots.
On Natural White paper with Onyx Black, stamp 3 small pumpkins, pumpkin with flower (only need flower), and pumpkin with flower and apples.  Color and cut out pumpkins with matching dies, and fussy cut the rest.  Add microbeads to flower centers.  Add all to image with pop dots and glue dots as shown.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White paper with Onyx Black and die cut with Labels 23.  Ink image while still in die with Mango Mai Tai, remove from die and ink edges with Amaretto.  Add to main image as shown.
Make bow with Bow-Easy, add brad, and adhere to card.


Special Puppy
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Confetti Cream, Note Quite Navy (Stampin Up), Mocha Devine (Bazzills), Destiny & Chance Designer Papers (Serendipity – The Paper Loft)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto (Power Puffs)

Accessories: Paper Glaze (Aleene’s), Paper Lace II Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Standard Circles Large, Large Petite Scallops (Spellbinders), velvet trim (Lush – My Mind’s Eye), ribbon (Michaels), fiber (weaving stash), buttons (Michaels & Jo-Ann’s), metal art sticker (K&Co), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Light Umber, Chocolate, Mediterranean Blue, Indigo Blue, Indanthrone Blue

Instructions:
Card Base: Cut Confetti Cream 5 7/8” x 11 3/4", score at 5 7/8” to form card.  Make the following mats: #1 – 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" (Not Quite Navy), #2 – 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” (Destiny), #3 – 4 1/2" x 3 3/8” (Mocha Devine), #4 – 4 3/8” x 3 1/4" (Chance ).  Assemble as shown and adhere to card base.  Add velvet trim.

Image: Stamp Special Puppy on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, color with pencils, fussy cut, ink edges with Amaretto, and add Paper Glaze to eyes and nose.  Die cut Not Quite Navy with Large Petite Scallops.  Die cut Destiny with Standard Circles Large, emboss with Paper Lace II Embossing Folder, and ink edges with Amaretto.  Glue die cuts together, add image with pop dots, and add all to card base as shown with pop dots.
Embellishments:  Make bow with Bow-Easy, make bow on button with fiber, glue to bow, and glue all to card.  Add metal art to bottom left.  Glue start button to wood heart button and glue to card with glue dot.

14 comments:

  1. Two DARLING cards, Kathy. We're so happy you shared them with us at Word Art Wednesday. I love the harvest feel to the first card, and the sweet puppy on the second. Hope you're having an awesome week.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. Hi Kathy! Wow! TWO adorable cards! The first one is my favorite....I love autumn! Beautifully done! Love the combination of stamps to make a whole scene. So glad you could join the challenge this week at SSiC!
    Sandie

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  3. Both cards are so beautiful! Your coloring is suburb as always and that puppy just makes me smile! Hugs

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  4. Hello friend!! It's wonderful to see your gorgeous creations again!!! :) Hope all is well with you!! HUGS

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  5. Oh my! Love both of these cards! The harvest one shows my favorite time of year and the puppy looks like a good cuddle buddy! Both cards are simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  6. Wow these cards are stunning! I love them both but that first one is totally jaw dropping gorgeous! Wow! Your blending of inks and layering of those autumn elements is totally outstanding and I am more than sure that the recipient of this card will be just gushing with proud over such an amazing creation. Hugs.

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  7. Love both cards!! Beautifully colored as usual!! Have a great weekend!! Blessings!!

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  8. Thanks for your sweet Anniversary wishes, Kathy. I appreciate it. He just came home with a dozen long-stemmed red roses for me. What a sweetie pie! He also bought me a new digital camera today. I am so blessed!
    Thanks again!
    Blessings,
    Karen L

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  9. Such beautiful cards...I especially love the first one, first those images are gorgeous, and you have grouped them and colored/shaded expertly to make such a lovely harvest card! Wonderful details on both! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!

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  10. Both cards are so beautiful!

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  11. Your coloring skills always blow me away, Kathy! Both cards are gorgeous. :)

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  12. Both of your cards are beautiful!! The pumpkin harvest one has great autumn colors and you picked them up from the paper in your wonderful coloring... so nice! And the little puppy is such a cute image! I like the blues and browns along with all the extra details you added on the card...that brown gingham ribbon is so pretty!

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  13. I love your pumpkin scene. Congratulations on being selected a winner at Stampin Sisters in christ. I noticed you used a bow easy. I have one of those and I'm inspired to try it in my card making bows. Yours is perfect!

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  14. Your cards is absolutely adorable

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Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!