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, March 13, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Feathered Friend

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time to show you the new release for March from Heartfelt Creations!

We are pleased to present the Sweet Serenity Collection. This set includes a floral frame die, four new nature stamps, four animal stamps and some fun floral and typographical stamps. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $113.94

Here is my first creation with this beautiful release:

I just love this floral frame stamp and matching die!  It comes out so gorgeous with little effort.  The scenery stamps in the new collection go beautifully with this, but I decided to use one of the sentiments from the matching designer paper.  The bird with flowers is from the Feather Friend Set that I fussy cut and added to the frame.  Here's a close-up of this cute little guy.

I just love this little chubby baby bird!  I think I might be using him again and again!

All the images were stamped on white paper and colored with mineral spirits and pencils.  You can see the complete instructions at the end of my post here.  Make sure to check out all the gorgeous creations from the design team on the HC Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the whole release!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #71 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #138 - Paper Piecing
Allsorts Challenge Week 197 - Springtime
No Matter Which Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!



Feathered Friend

HCPC 3523 – Feathered Friends PreCut Set
HCPC 3522 – Vintage Floret Frame PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCDP1 231 – Posy Patch Paper Collection
HCD 731 – Vintage Floret Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Crushed Olive Distressed, Purple Grandeaur (Core’dinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto, Midnight Confession (Powder Puff), Eggplant (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, sponge, Antique Copper Microbeads (Recollections), adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Marine Green, Black Grape, Peach Beige, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Henna, Tuscan Red, Black

Card base: Cut Purple Grandeaur 8 1/2" x 6 1/8”, score at 4 1/4", and crease.  For mat, cut Olive 4 1/16” x 5 15/16” and add to base with pop dots.

Images: Stamp Vintage Floret Frame on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, color, and cut with matching die.  Stamp bird image twice, color one completely and color only the flower and bird’s wing on the second.  Fussy cut all three.  Add flower and wing to image with pop dots.  Stamp extra flowers from Mini Vintage and Open Vintage Sets, color and add to frame image as shown.  Cut light green designer paper to fit behind frame.  Cut sentiment block from designer paper to fit behind frame opening, ink edges with Eggplant, and glue to light green panel to it shows through frame opening.  Add frame image with pop dots and glue to base.  Add bird image with pop dots as shown.  Add bow, adhesive pearls, and microbeads as shown.



  1. Really like how you recessed the sentiment on this intricate card

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a beautiful card. I love your coloring technique.

  4. This is so intricate. I love the bird. nice work!

  5. Kathy, this is so elegant. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

  6. Gorgeous coloring of this die frame, so sweet!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the muted colours and beautiful intricate design. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

  8. STUNNING! Your coloring is so beautiful -- Thanks again for a beautiful sample --one I can only aspire too :)

  9. Love the way you colored, very beautiful card.
    Hugs Nat

  10. Stunning card! You've put a lot of effort to this, great work. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  11. OH WOW!Love your card,It is Beautiful...

  12. So gorgeous! This card inspires me to do greater things. The colors and the design are just beautiful. Good job, Kathy. :o)

  13. Ohhhh love, love, love this card. So beautiful!!! You have such an eye for colors and details!

  14. My goodness, Kathy...this is SO sweet. I don't know how you do it, but every card is just as amazing as the last. Your art makes me feel joyful to Him, and grateful to you for sharing of your talent.
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Your card is so pretty and full of Springtime Kathy and just perfect for our theme this week.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  16. Oh MY Goodness!!! THis card is absolutely STUNNING!! Love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good Luck!


  17. wow, this is an amazing card! how wonderful to have a stamp like this with a matching die! it looks so complicated to do! your coloring is gorgeous as well!

  18. Wow what a Stunning Card! Love all the Amazing work! Gorgeous little Bird! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

  19. Holy cow girl... this is a whole lot of detail work. Simply beautiful, great spring filled feeling.

  20. Oh, this is beautiful! Great coloring, too. thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  21. Beautiful creation. wow.
    Thanks for joining in NMWC.
    Hugs Astrid

  22. So gorgeous!!! All your creations are and I've enjoyed looking and reading about all your recent ones this morning. I'm catching up on visiting favorite blogs finally... sorry to be awol for a while but you know how crazy life can get and I'm trying to stay active more instead of glued to my computer. LOL

  23. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! So many details and layers, stunning! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  24. Kathy,
    This is what I call a card. It is really so beautiful. I like every bit of it. The bird is really an added touch.
    I am so thankful to finally have a computer even tho’ it has Windows 8 and a bilingual keyboard. It has been a very long three weeks and I have missed seeing all your beautiful work.
    God Bless you and yours,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  25. WOW! What a stunning card! Love every thing about it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Play Time!

  26. WOW!! This is stunning. Such a gorgeous design, I love the cute bird and beautiful sentiment
    Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
    Sue xx


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