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, September 12, 2012

Heartfelt Creations September Release!

Happy Wednesday!

We are pleased to introduce the Delicate Asters Collection. You are creative. Show your friends with this unique Aster collection. With beautiful elegant petals and Monarch butterflies, this set will represent you in a lively popping way. The typography makes speaking from your heart quick and easy. Our paper is a great value for those looking to get their money’s worth on materials. Since there are two different designs on the paper’s front and back, you get 24 different designs in one package. Now you have a variety of options when you get bored.

There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by September 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $145.92 .

This collection is SO amazing!!!  The stamps and dies are gorgeous!  I love how delicate the flowers are and how beautiful the different sizes look together!  I'm not that experienced at making flowers, but I really love how these ones come out!  The designer papers are stunning and make creating with the stamps and dies an absolute dream!  It honestly took a little while to actually cut the papers because they are SO beautiful!  I wasn't the only one either!

The card I made here uses a sentiment block that I cut from one of the papers that has a bunch of different ones on it.  All I did here was frame the sentiment block with the Decorative Window Die, trimmed it, and add embellishments!  (Complete details are at the end of the post.)  These sentiment blocks are something new with this collection that I love!  The journal blocks are also included that I like to just stamp sentiments on and add to cards.  The other designers have created some gorgeous albums with this also!  Of course, you can always use them as actual journal blocks for scrapbooking! :-)

Please visit the HC Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the designers!  Also, make sure to leave a comment there to be eligible to win the entire release!

I am submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #45 using Scripture or uplifting sentiments or quotes.  Also, to the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge #156 - create with bright colors only, no black, brown, or neutrals.

Thank you for stopping by and hope this gives you some inspiration!



Card Recipe:

He Cares For You

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 – Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 708 – Decorative Window Scene
HCDP1  226 – Delicate Asters Paper Collection
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
SF03602 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 120 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pansy (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up), Florentine Gold Microbeads (Martha Stewart), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), bead spacer (Michaels), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), pop dots, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits

Card base: Cut Pansy cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Emboss 1 ¼” of bottom front.
Image: Cut sentiment block piece from the Delicate Asters Paper Collection.  Cut white cardstock with Decorative Window Die.  Trim sentiment to fit under window and glue behind it.  Add to base with pop dots.
Embellishments: On Solar White with Black Onyx Ink stamp small butterfly with Brookside Manor Set, color with pencils (Violet), and cut with matching die from Garden Romance Collection.  With Delicate Asters Set, stamp 3 leaves, 2 each of the 3 smallest sized flowers.  Color with pencils (Violet & Kelp Green), cut with matching dies from the Delicate Asters Dies, shape with mat and tool kit as desired, and glue together.  Add microbeads to flower center and the 2 flowers on the sentiment paper.  Add all to card as shown.  Make bow with Bow-Easy and add to card.  Glue pearl to spacer bead and adhere to center of bow.



  1. Another beautiful creation Kathy!! Love how the flower turned out, it almost looks real! Blessings!!

  2. Your cards are always just OH, so elegant. This is another beauty, Kathy. I feel SO blessed each time that you choose to share your gorgeous cards with us. It's a blessing to me, and I am so grateful to God for you!
    Have a blessed day, and may God shine His face on you.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Kathy, your card is beautiful and my fav color too!!! You said the magic word, scrapbooking, in your post LOL so I'll have to check out these journal blocks. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

  4. This is a stunning card!! The blue and white is just so crisp and makes a great backdrop to make that gorgeous flower pop! The flower really is amazing... so much depth to it!!

  5. Love this card! The navy and purple work so well together and that bow is perfectly tied! Keep up the good work!

  6. Your flower is so beautiful! The scripture even better!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!

  7. I just love this card! The dark purple background is amazing bc it really brings out the beautiful center and flower!

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the framed Bible verse and the purple asters. You have framed it all beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!

  9. Oh my - this is truly a work of art! Love the framing too. Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC!

  10. Kathy - Oh my! This just took my breath away! Its gorgeous! Love the dies and that flower is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at SSiC this week!

  11. This card is simply fabulous! The delicate borders and gorgeous flowers are a perfect frame for the word art!


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