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 24, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hi everyone!

This is my second post for today!  If you are looking for my Word Art Wednesday Guest Designer Card, you can scroll down to the next post!

It's time for some inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  (Warning...this is a long post!)  I have 2 projects to show you this week, the first is a flower pot "pocket" card!  This is the card with the insert placed inside only showing "You" on it.

You can click on any of the photos for a closer view

Here's a picture of the insert.

The back...

A close-up of the flowers...

I know most people put all the flowers on the top of the insert to look like a pot of flowers, but I loved the way the flowers looked on the pot!  (Complete instuctions for this are at the bottom of the post.)

Next, I have a decorated wood tissue box cover that I call the "Summer Cottage Tissue Box".  I can totally visualize this sitting in a bedroom of a summer cottage at the beach.  I kept this kind of clean and simple because that's how I remember the cottages being in Maine and New Hampshire when I was growing up.

Here's a picture of the top that I decorated with designer paper and mini seashells.

Then I decorated the 4 sides of the box each with a different scene using the Balmy Breeze Collection of stamps and matching designer papers.  I stamped directly on the designer papers, then colored each scene with pencils and mineral spirits.

I'm submitting my Flower Pot Card to the Allsorts Challenge #203 - A Passion for Flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I have given you a little inspiration of some fun things you can make with this new Balmy Breeze Collection!  Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the Design Team this week!



Flower Pot Card

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3532 – Beautiful You PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCDP1 – 232 – Balmy Breeze Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama, Amareto (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Decorative Labels One (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy, Golden Maple Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), scor-tape, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Chocolate, Dark Brown

Cut 2 of the larger pots from the Decorative Flower Pot Dies using the designer papers.  Adhere together on the 2 sides and bottom edges with Scor-tape to make pocket and ink edges.  Cut 2 flower pot rims with coordinating designer papers and ink edges.  Glue these to the front and back of pot.  Stamp sentiment on designer papers and cut with Decorative Labels One as shown.  Cut a second piece the same way without stamping.  Cut small flower pot from designer paper and glue sentiment to small pot as shown.  Thread small piece of ribbon through top corner of sentiment die cut and tape in place.  Glue the second plain piece on the back to cover the taped part of the ribbon.  Add bow and pearl as shown.

For flowers, stamp from green designer paper and cut leaves with matching die.  Stamp flowers on Natural White with Black Onyx, color as desired and cut with matching dies.  Shape all and glue together as shown.

Summer Cottage Tissue Box

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3531 – Seascape PreCut Set
HCPC 3530 – Waters Edge PreCut Set
HCPC 3529 – Surfs Up PreCut Set
HCPC 3528 – Sand & Sea PreCut Set
HCDP1 – 232 – Balmy Breeze Paper Collection

Other Products Used:
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Amaretto, Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Unfinished wood tissue box (Jo-Ann Fabrics), extra small craft seashells, Santa’s Flesh Acrylic Paint (Delta), Mod Podge, foam brush, mineral spirits, glue gun, Prismacolor Pencils: Dark Green, Marine Green, Mineral Orange, Cool Greys, Muted Turquoise, Periwinkle, Slate Grey, Cloud Blue, Yellow Ochre, Seashell Pink, Beige Sienna, Nectar, Sandbar Brown, Peach Beige, Dark Brown, Espresso, Chocolate, Light Umber

Prepare tissue box by sanding any rough edges and wipe with towel.  Paint with Santa’s Flesh Acrylic Paint.  Cut 4 pieces of light green designer paper 5” x 5 5/8” (or to fit your box).  Use stamps to decorate each piece with scenes as shown or desired.  Color with pencils and mineral spirits.  Ink edges with Amaretto and Mocha Mama Inks.  Glue each piece to the sides of the box with Mod Podge.

Cut matching designer paper 4 13/16” square.  Tape in place on top of box, turn box upside down and trace opening on back of designer paper.  Remove paper and cut out opening.  Ink edges and add to top of box with Mod Podge.
Ink all edges again slightly inking box edges also.  Add mini seashells to top of box with glue gun.



  1. I love each and every one of these but the tissue cover box just blows me away! Gorgeous!

  2. You never cease to amaze me, these are over the top!!!! Gorgeous creations!

  3. Your tissue box is just beautiful!! Can you tell me where you find unfinished wood tissue boxes? Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! I bought the tissue box at Jo-Ann Fabrics for $7.99.

  4. Kathy, you are my favorite designer of all time. I love your flower pot card and klennex box holder. You are amazing! I especially love this balmy breeze collection. It is gorgeous. Oh how I wish I had this set. It is one of the best sea collection sets I have seen. Everything you make is outstanding and beautiful. I don't know how you are able to make so many masterpieces so quickly. You have a gift from God.

  5. Gorgeous as expected! It has been a pleasure designing with you over the last 6 months. I look forward to getting your posts in my email and will pop in periodically to say HI.

  6. Your card and tissue box is simply stunning!!!! Love your work :)

  7. Gorgeous projects! Love them both!! Blessings!

  8. Wow, these are gorgeous. Love the flower card and colors. Your scenes on the tissue box are fabulous. TFS

  9. Gorgeous tissue box, a masculine one at that. whohoo!!! your flower pot is darling.

  10. Both projects are amazing, but that flower pot, Wow! You are right...most people put the flowers on top, in fact, I don't ever remember seeing them on the flower pot...but what an awesome presentation that makes...I really like it that way...and those flowers are some of the prettiest that I have seen yet!

  11. very sweet pot and flowers, and your tissue box is just wonderful, love the coloring of the images on the designer paper!

  12. This is so lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  13. Both of your creations are gorgeous Kathy. The flower pot card has amazing flowers and beautiful die cuts. Love the altered box with the sweet little shells. So delightful.
    Bear Hugs,

  14. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Tracy x


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