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 16, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Sweet Juliet Heart Box

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a mini paper mache heart box that I decorated using the new Sweet Juliet Collection of papers and dies.

Here's another view...

and another view from the side...

This box was super easy to decorate and makes a really cute gift box!  I fully intended to make a little notecard to go with this, but moving this past month has totally taken away any sense of normalcy in my craft room and I just plain forgot!  The good news is I now have a real craft room!  It has a door and everything!  I've been very busy unpacking everything and putting together storage cubes to organize everything, but it's almost done.  I can't wait to sit down and actually start creating again!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to check out all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Also, voting for the new designers ends on the 18th.  If you haven't voted yet, here is the link for it.  I would love to be able to continue on the design team the next 6 months, but I can only stay on the team if I have enough votes! 

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #102 - Anything Goes.



Sweet Juliet Heart Box

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCD 740 – Sweet Juliet Die
HCPC1 237 – Antiquity Paper Collection
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur

Other Products Used:
Paper: Green
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (SU)
Accessories: Paper Mache Mini Heart Box (Creative Home Crafts), brad, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, velvet ribbon, trim (Jo-Ann’s), sponge, Mod Podge, brush, Scor-tape, Fast-Grab Tacky Glue (Aleene’s)

Trace top of box on designer paper and cut out to fit.  Measure sides of box and cover and trim designer paper to fit.  Glue to box with Mod Podge.  Let dry and trim any excess.  Ink edges, inside and bottom of box with Bravo Burgundy Ink using sponge.  Add velvet ribbon to edge of cover with Scor-tape and add trim over it with Fast-Grab Glue.

Cut designer paper with flower dies and assemble together as shown using brad to secure.  Add flower to bow center.  Cut 2 leaves with green cardstock, shape with fingers and cut into 3 pieces to fit under bow.  Glue all down to top of box.



  1. Love this little box! So elegant and beautiful! I'm glad to hear you are coming right along with unpacking. It is always a huge undertaking when you move, Still, I'm glad you are in our neck of the woods!

  2. oh wow that is gorgeous, congrats on your own craft room :)

  3. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love all the layers and details, it's so elegant. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  4. This is just gorgeous! What a fabulously decorated box. Who wouldn't love to get this. So elegant. Thank you for joining the fun of this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge. We LOVE having you there, and so appreciate the gift of your inspiration. May you have a blessed week. Thanks!
    Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

  5. What a treasure! It looks so wonderfully vintage and feminine. The ribbon treatments are a delight. So glad you have your own craft will make good use of it, this I know!

  6. VERY soft and sweet and definitely has the Kathy touch! Which, in case you don't know, is always a treat for me. Thanks for stopping by to share, and I really hope you're doing well and that God is blessing you in mighty ways. You're always in my thoughts and prayers, and I enjoy my visits to your blog to view your sweet art.
    Word Art Wednesday


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