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, May 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - So Grateful for You

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!

For my card this week, I used more of the Sun Kissed Collection in orange and green.  The beautiful border on the bottom is from the Sun Kissed Fleur Border & Corner Set that was stamped with black and colored with pencils.  A second flower was done and glued on top of the middle flower.  The sentiment was heat embossed with green directly on the designer paper from the Sun Kissed Paper Collection.  The orange leaf swirls were made using the Gift Ensemble Dies.

For more inspiration, please visit the HC Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the designers this week!  So many talented ladies!



So Grateful for You

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3538 – Sun Kissed Fleur Border & Corner PreCut Set
HCPC 3520 – Botanical Oval PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 735 – Gift Ensemble Die
HCPC1 233 – Sun Kissed Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Whisper White (SU), Neutrals Cardstock Stack, Lavender Cardstock Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark, Pumpkin Spice (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Old Fashioned Olive Embossing Powder (SU), heat tool, Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), sanding block, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Terra Cotta, Marine Green

Card base:  Make top fold 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” with Whisper White.
Image: Stamp border and extra center flower on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink.  Color images with pencils.  Cut border image to 4-7/8” x 3-3/4” and die cut extra center flower.  Cut orange designer paper 2-1/16” x 4-7/8” and glue above image.  Stamp sentiment on designer paper as shown with VersaMark and heat emboss with olive embossing powder.  Mat image with terra cotta paper, wrap piece of green ribbon around and tape down.  Add another mat using green.  Add to card base with pop dots.  Add extra flower to border image, adhesive pearls, bow, and diecut branch swirls from Gift Ensemble Die using terra cotta paper.


  1. This is simply beautiful! Love the colors and the green bow is wonderful!

  2. this is absolutley breathtaking, I love how you divided it and placed the ribbon, gorgeous!!!

  3. Kathy, this is beautiful!

  4. So gorgeous. Love the colors and those flowers.

  5. Love this color combo very much Kathy!!! Beautiful card!

  6. Beautiful color combo and lovely layout!

  7. Beautifully designed card!

  8. WOW!Beautiful card!Love the flowers,your colors are awesome!

  9. Absolutely lovely...and this color combination is just fantastic! The ribbon treatment is the icing on the cake!

  10. Stunning card! Love the colors, such gorgeous orange and greens!!!


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