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, December 4, 2013

Prayer Journal - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a spiral notebook that I bought at Michaels for $.50 and altered into a prayer journal.  The notebook is 6" x 6" so it's perfect for the 6" x 6" designer paper blocks in the Floral Key Paper Collection.  Here is the "before" picture showing how I removed the covers.

Here is the front of the book after altering it.  Looks a little bit nicer doesn't it?  You can click on the photos for a better view.

 Here is the inside cover with image of Matthew 7:7.

 Here are the back covers.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #109 - Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!



Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3576 - A Prayer for the Day PreCut Set
HCPC 3574 - Journey of Love PreCut Set
HCPC 3572 - Floral Keys & Locket PreCut Set
HCPC 3569 - Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCPC 3571 - Keys & Roses PreCut Set
HCD 741 - Burnished Key Die
HCD 728 - Timeless Amour Die
HCDP1 238 - Floral Key Paper Collection
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 – Scor-Pal

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), brown, gray
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Nautical
Blue (Momento), Jumbo Java (VersaMagic), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Aleene's Paper Glaze, Mod Podge, brush, bead spacer, adhesive pearl, trim (Jo-Anns), White Jute String, Soapstone and Tobacco Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), blue twine, Sprial Punch (Stampin' Up), 6" x 6" spiral notebook (Michaels), sandpaper, Classic Ovals Large,
Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black,
Sepia, Espresso, Rosy Beige, Clay Rose, Chestnut


Slightly open spiral ring of notebook to remove covers.  Prepare covers by sanding any
color and/or coating on edges.  Ink edges with brown ink.  For front cover, cut 6" x 6"
designer paper block and stamp lock image from Keys & Roses Set with Nautical Blue Ink on
lower left corner.  Punch spiral openings with Spiral Punch and adhere to cover with Mod
Podge.  Select 6" x 6" designer paper blocks for inside cover, back inside and outside
covers and repeat process of punching, inking, and adhering to covers.  For front cover,
on lighter shade of designer paper, stamp prayer sentiment with Nautical Blue and cut with
Ovals Die.  Ink edges with brown ink.  Stamp Burnished Key image on white cardstock with
black ink and cut with matching Burnished Key Die.  Color matching lock, key, and 2 other
keys with pencils and ink.  Add as shown with pop dots.  Cut Scalloped Ovals shapes from
brown and gray cardstock and add as shown to front cover.  For inside cover, stamp Matthew
7:7 image on white cardstock with brown ink and color with pencils.  Die cut with Ovals
Die, ink edges and add to cover as shown with a brown scalloped die cut behind it.  Stamp
heart image on white cardstock with black ink and color with pencils.  Cut with Timeless
Amour Die and add to inside cover as shown partially popped.  Stamp flowered lock image on
Solar White Cardstock with Onyx Black Ink, color with pencils, and fussy cut.  Color
matching locket and pop over image.  Add to cover partially popped and glued.  To finish
front, add spacer bead, adhesive pearl, trim, and mixture of ribbons and fibers tied into


  1. Such a beautiful journal...and beautifully altered. You always have that special touch!

  2. This turned out so beautiful! Very creative!

  3. Absolutley gorgoeus!! That would make a fantastic gift!

  4. That really turned out beautifully. It looks 100% better.

  5. What a beautiful journal. I really like all the inking and attention to detail you included. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  6. This is absolutely STUNING, Kathy! What a wonderful idea for gift-giving. I should have made some of these for my craft boutique. It's such a wonderful idea and I thank you once again for your inspiration. It means SO MUCH to me that you share your art in our challenges. I can't even adequately express my gratitude, but I hope you know that I give God MUCH praise for you, and that I really do appreciate you. Keep up the wonderful crafting, and may God richly bless you as you create.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Beautiful work, you would never know this started as a notebook at Michaels!!

  8. This is one stunning project. Everything about it so wonderfully crafted. I just love it.

  9. Wow Kathy!! Gorgeous!! What an awesome project!! Love all your inking and distressing!! What a gorgeous gift!!

    This post with all the instructions must have taken you forever to write. Thanks for sharing!!



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