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, April 10, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Balmy Breeze Collection

Happy Wednesday everyone!

This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for my Word Art Wednesday Post, please scroll down to the next post!

Today we're absolutely delighted to bring you the Balmy Breeze Collection. Old world vintage has been combined with tranquil seaside scenes (including a rustic compass, beach chair, fantastic surf, beaming lighthouses) and the Balmy Breeze paper pack, composed of a neutral color palette of peach and mint hues. This set is perfect for the crafter that loves creating vintage projects or for the stamper looking to create a project for her favorite man.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by April 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.91

For my first creation with this collection, I have this beautiful lighthouse scene.

I love the soft beachy colors on the designer papers for this collection.  I did this lighthouse image is sepia tones to go with the papers for that beachy feel.  It is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with Labels One and Decorative Labels One.  The sentiments are die cut with the tag dies from the new Decorative Flower Pot Dies, attached with linen thread and attached to a bow made from Crumb Cake Seam Binding.  You can find complete instructions at the end of this post.

Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the collection.  Also, be sure to check out all the beautiful creations from the designers this week, they are GORGEOUS!




Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3527 – High Seas PreCut Set
HCPC 3532 – Beautiful You PreCut Set
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCDP1 – 232 – Balmy Breeze Paper Collection

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Neutrals Cardstock Stack (DCWV), Chocolate Malt Smooth (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Labels One, Decorative Labels One (Spellbinders), Linen Thread, repurposed button, Bow-Easy, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Espresso, Black

Base: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base out of tan cardstock.  Cut mat with Chocolate Malt paper 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.  Cut the “shell” designer paper 5 5/16” x 4 1/16”.  Cut bottom 1 ½” of shell paper across and flip over so that green in on top and shells are on the bottom.  Tape pieces together, wrap ribbon around it and adhere to back, then glue together on to mat.  Add mat to base with pop dots.
Image:  Stamp lighthouse image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink.  Color with pencils or as desired.  Die cut with Labels One Die.  Cut Decorative Labels One out of tan cardstock for a mat for image.  Glue together and add to mat as shown with pop dots.
Embellishments: Fussy Cut 2 shells from designer paper and add as shown with pop dots.  Make bow and add button with twine bow.  Stamp sentiments on the designer papers and die cut with tag dies.  Add tags and bow as shown using a pop dot to keep the tags as shown.


  1. This is so beautiful! Love the color combo!

  2. What a wonderful card, Kathy! The colors are amazing and the coloring of the image goes so well with the papers, Just beutiful!!!

  3. I love everything about this card. Elegant .
    Hugs Nataliya

  4. Gorgeous card and it really does have that beachy feel!! Love the colors!

  5. Your card captures the true essence of the seaside with the colors and the composition. To me, this card is perfection!

  6. WOW,Kathy, your card is amazing! I truly love the color very calming! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  7. So very pretty and calming -- beautiful card

  8. Great card Kathy!! Love the colors!! Blessings!!

  9. You and your amazing bows! I JUST ordered mine (finally) last night. Can't wait to get it. I hope my bows will turn out even half as fabulous as yours.

  10. What a pretty card. Love the soft colors.

  11. Beautiful card!Colors are awesome!Great stamp!

  12. Absolutely stunning. I love the litte shell embellishment in the corner-so sweet. Love it.
    Bear Hugs,


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