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, October 2, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Blessed Christmas & Cream Poinsettia Ornament

Happy Wednesday again!

This is my second post for today, so if you are looking for my CottageCutz "Dear Santa" post please scroll down to the next post!

It's inspiration time from Heartfelt Creations!  Today I have a Christmas card and ornament using the 2 beautiful new Christmas collections!

For my card, I used the Banner & Tree Die for the tree and added cream Christmas Poinsettias that were heat embossed and inked to give an aged look.  The circle sentiment is heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and also inked.  Behind it is the next size up flower cut in half.  The blue designer paper is from the Christmas Card Paper Collection.  I heat embossed the flower flourish from the Peaceful Night Set on the blue top corner and also 3 times on the bottom cream mat.  If you click on the photo, you can get a better look at the embossing.

Here's a close up of the sentiment.

The ornament is made with Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornament 2010 Die, cut twice with the same blue designer paper.  The flower is made with the remaining flower pieces from the card (plus an extra on the bow).  Underneath the flower I have a heat embossed flower wreath image from the Love at Christmas Set that I fussy cut.

Here is the back of the ornament which I left plain.

Hope this gives you a little inspiration today!  Please visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations this week by the designers!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #100 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!



Blessed Christmas Card & Cream Poinsettia Ornament

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3561 – Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 – Love at Christmas PreCut Set
HCPC 3553 – Peaceful Night PreCut Set
HCD 739 – Banner & Tree Die
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCPC1 236 – Christmas Card Paper Collection
Product ID: 354808 – Standard Circles Small
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue –Dries Clear
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 – Scor-Pal

Other Products Used:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Wheat (VersaMagic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger), VersaMark
Accessories: Snow Pearl Embossing Powder (Recollections), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), adhesive pearls (Recollections & Kaiser Craft), Ivory Satin with Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Leather Tan Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, Heirloom Ornament 2010 (Spellbinders), 1-3/4” circle punch, pearl string, Tombow Marker #990 – Light Sand.

Card: Make 5-1/2” square card with Natural White.  Cut 5-5/8” square mat with Natural White, stamp 3 flower flourishes (Peaceful Night Set) on the bottom with VersaMark Ink, and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Powder.  Color berries with marker.  Cut blue designer paper 3-5/8” x 5-5/8”.  Stamp and heat emboss flower flourish on top right with Aged Ivory.  Glue to white mat and ink edges with Antique Linen.  Wrap Ivory Satin Ribbon around mat and add to card base with pop dots.  Die cut tree with Natural White and add to card with pop dots as shown.  Stamp flowers on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Snow Pearl Powder.  Cut flowers with matching die, shape with mat and tool kit, and ink edges with Wheat Chalk Ink.  Add the 6 smallest flowers to tree as shown with pop dots.    Cut next size up flower in half and set aside.  On Natural White with VersaMark stamp sentiment and heat emboss with Aged Ivory.   Shade image with Antique Linen Ink using a sponge and trim with scissors making a circle.  Punch blue designer paper with circle punch and glue to sentiment.  Add sentiment with cut flower as shown.  Add bow, adhesive pearls, and string pearls as shown.

Ornament:  Glue 3 remaining flowers together as shown.  On Natural White with VersaMark, heat emboss wreath image with Snow Embossing Powder and fussy cut around outside of image.  Add flower to center with pop dots.  Die cut 2 ornament shapes from blue designer paper.  Add flower/wreath to ornament with pop dots.  Add ribbon to back for hanging and glue 2 ornament shapes together covering ribbon.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Add gingham bow and pearls.  Optional: Make additional small flower to cover bow center.




  1. Absolutely gorgeous as always!!

  2. These are just amazing. I love blue and white for Christmas so you just spoke to me with these. Well done!

  3. I just love this card and ornament.

  4. Love this paper ornament! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and ornament...just lovely!

  5. A gorgeous Christmas ornament. I love blue and white for my Christmas d├ęcor so I'll be making one or two of these... thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs from the UK.

  6. Gorgeous as always dear friend!! Love your Christmas Ornament!! Your color combo is perfect!!

    Are you moved in yet? I have been thinking of you!!!


  7. Your card and ornament are both very pretty. I like how you added the poinsettias to the tree and around the sentiment

  8. Your card and ornament is so awesome. Love the dainty flowers. They're very pretty! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday.

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  9. These are both stunning creations, the colours are just beautiful x
    hugs Nikki x


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