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 21, 2013

Christmas Candle - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations' inspiration!  I have another Christmas Card for you this week using the new Christmas Card Collection.  Last week my card was a little labor intensive, this time I have a fairly easy card to put together using the new papers!

The main image on this, the candle, is stamped and colored.  The background, though, is taken from the Christmas Card Collection Designer Paper.  I added a green mat to it and placed it on a white card base.  If you click on the photo, you can see how easy it was to put this together!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week and to see who won the entire collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #94



Christmas Candle Card

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products Used:

Paper: white cardstock, Solar White (Neenah)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat (VersaMagic), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)

Accessories: Bow-Easy, Havana Brown Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, fiber, Standard Circles Small, Large Petite Scallops Dies (Spellbinders), sponge, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Pale Sage, Cream, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Tuscan Red


Make an A-2 card base (4-1/4” x 5-1/2”) with white cardstock.  Cut green mat from Frosty Blanket Paper Collection measuring 4-1/16” x 5-5/16”.   Cut card front image from the Christmas Card Paper Collection.  Ink edges on both mats with Mocha Mama, glue together and add to card base.  Stamp candle image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color as desired.   Cut image with circle die and sponge with Wheat Ink while still in die.  Cut red designer paper (Frosty Blanket P.C.) with scallop circle die.  Add to card with pop dots.  Cut sentiment from Christmas Card Paper Collection and ink edges with Mocha Mama.  Add to card with pop dots as shown.  Add bow and button.



  1. This is just gorgeous! So elegant!

  2. What an absolutely beautiful and heartwarming card!

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the soft coloring on the candle. The papers are very pretty also. TFS

  4. Thank you so much for that scripture! I needed to hear that and in fact it was the word that I read before going to bed last night. Love your card! Blessings

  5. This is so beautifully vintage, Kathy. Your coloring on the candle is perfect! And the bow is the icing on the cake!

  6. GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the image,great paper,awesome coloring!!!Have a Blessed day!!!

  7. So very pretty, warm colors and great CAS design.

  8. This is gorgeous! So elegant!
    Hugs Danica

  9. you never fail to WOW us, absolutely gorgeous!!!

  10. Beautiful Kathy! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!