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, August 14, 2013

Christmas Bird Tri-Shutter Card - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for Heartfelt Creations' new release for August!

We are pleased to present the Christmas Card Collection. The Christmas Card paper pad has 76 card fronts that will enable you to create quick and easy Christmas cards that are embellished or simple- you pick! This paper pack is a fantastic solution for getting the most beautiful cards for the least amount of time. If you don’t need one side, flip it over and use the other side! The coloring is done for you. There are many panels for utmost variety and the best selection. The stamps and dies released with this collection are absolutely festive and ornamental. The gorgeous type and frames will help you create the most beautiful Christmas project your friends have ever seen!

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by August 20th to be eligible to win the entire collection.

Here is my first card with the new release, a tri-shutter card!  Maybe you recognize it from the sneak peak on the HC Blog last week!  I was so excited to see it there!  This is the card closed showing the beautiful bird image on the front.

This is how it looks fully opened.

(Click on the photo for a better view)

Here are a couple of side views and some close ups...

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week and to leave a comment for a chance to win the entire release!
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Christmas Bird Tri-Shutter Card

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Soft Suede, Bordering Blue (SU)
Ink: Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat (VersaMagic), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, Tobacco Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Recollections), Labels 1, Decorative Labels 1, Classic Ovals Large (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Black, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Tuscan Red, Dark Brown

Base: With off-white cardstock, follow Tri-Shutter Card instructions from Split Coast Stampers:   Use the designer papers, Bordering Blue and Soft Suede to make mats for the two large “T” shaped sections as shown leaving a 1/32” edge on each.   Ink edges of the designer papers with Antique Linen Ink, glue pieces together and glue to card base.  Cut blue designer papers for inside center and four small sections, ink edges with Mocha Mama, add Soft Suede mats with 1/16” border and glue to card.  Cut light green designer paper for 2 remaining sections and stamp pinecone image on one piece and color with pencils.  Add Bordering Blue and Soft Suede mats with 1/16” borders and glue to base.

Stamp bird image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color with pencils, die cut with Labels 1 and sponge with Wheat Ink while still in die.  Die cut blue designer paper with Decorative Labels 1 and glue to image.  Die cut 4 flourish elements (Ornamental Add On Die) with Soft Suede, group together as shown and add to front of card with tape.  Add image with pop dots over elements.  Stamp flower image, color, cut with Classic Ovals Large and ink image while inside die with Wheat and Vintage Photo.  Add image to inside center with pop dots.  Add adhesive pearls to flower center.
Die cut Chateau Gate Die with Soft Suede and add to card as shown.  Add Bordering Blue mat on top of die measuring 1-1/2” x 2-1/4”.  Add bow and adhesive pearl.



  1. This is gorgeous. Love the blue/brown color combo and your pretty colored image. All the details are fabulous. TFS

  2. This card is a beautiful work of art. Your blog photos really show off all the work that went into creating this show piece. I love the layering on each section. The closed card is just stunning! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  3. WOW!This is AWESOME!!!Beautiful card!!!Love the design,Awesome image!!!

  4. Such an artistic card...and I just love the colors. Your work is always so inspiring, Kathy.

  5. This is so beautiful! Really like the colors you chose. It's been a while since I have tried one of these...You have inspired me to make another!

  6. Absolutely Gorgeous, sweet images and lovely coloring!

  7. Hi Kathy! Well, I guess the fact that I get to see all your gorgeous cards is just the icing on the cake for me. Each time I stop by, I take time to pray for you and your family. It's my pleasure to do so, and I pray that as God answers prayers, you will give Him all the praise. It's my pleasure to and privilege to be able to pray for you, and like I said....seeing your delightful creations is just an extra blessing to me! Thanks so much for sharing, and always know that I'm only a prayer away.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Just ove this card! Amazing colours!

  9. This is awesome. Love your vintage design and elegance...Thanks for blessing us with a great project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  10. Beautiful! Holy smokes there is a lot into this, wonderful coloring and great tri fold card.

  11. OMG words fail me, stunning, elegant, wow. TFS


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