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, July 17, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Blooming Dahlia

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for more inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a card using the Blooming Dahlia Set.

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The large and small dahlia blooms are 2 separate stamps from the set that I combined together and the leaves are stems from the Open Leaf Set.  I stamped these all on white card stock, colored with pencils, fussy cut the flowers and die cut the leaves with the new matching die.  I wanted the beauty of the flowers to stand out, so I placed them on a white background with a little embossed border on the bottom, a lace bow and some pearls.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!



Blooming Dahlia

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3549 – Blooming Dahlia PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 – Scor-Pal

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white cardstock
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Lace, Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls, Flourishes Border Embossing Folder (Darice), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Dioxazine Purple Hue, Black Cherry, Black Grape, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black

Card base: Make white top-folded card measuring 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” from white cardstock.  Emboss border on lower front with folder.  Stamp 2 leaf stems and both flowers on Solar White with Onyx Black and c Color with pencils.  Die cut leaf stems and fussy cut flowers.  Shape leaves slightly with fingers and glue to card front as shown.  Add flowers with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls.



  1. Your flower just pops off the page! Simply wonderful!

  2. beautiful, your coloring is amazing!!!

  3. Kathy, the simple elegance of this card just makes my heart sing. The embossed white background adds wonderful depth and texture, and you let that perfectly colored dahlia steal the stage. The composition of this piece is sheer perfection. The more I see of your work, the more I love it!

  4. Wowzer!! Absolutely stunning Kathy!! Love your coloring and the textured white!!

  5. Another stunning card with beautiful coloring.

  6. Beautiful card!Awesome coloring!!!


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