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, January 8, 2014

Majestic Morning Gift Bag

Happy Wednesday!

We are pleased to debut our first collection of 2014, the Majestic Morning Collection! This collection includes a Majestic Morning die which cuts out 12 different flowers at a time. How's that for value? The paper collection includes card fronts, 6x6 and 12x12 pages that come in vibrant pinks and oranges with rich greens and yellows. This collection also has a wonderful selection of floral stamps to choose from. For a very limited time we will be offering a card kit with this collection. See it Here

Win All 2014 Product Collections! Purchase the Majestic Morning I Want It All Collection (IWIA 142) from January 8th - 15th 2014, and you will be entered to win all products we release in 2014. (2 random winners will be selected, prize valued at approx. $2,000.00)

Win the entire release: Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by January 14th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.00. The winner will be announced on January 15th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

For my first creation with this beautiful new release, I made a gift bag using the tutorial I did back in November.  The bag is made using the Labels 23 Grand Die.  Here is a picture of the front of the bag with the flower image from the Majestic Morning Bouquet Set.  Aren't the colors beautiful!

I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits to match the beautiful designer paper from the Majestic Morning Paper Collection that you can see underneath.   I fussy cut the flower image to pop it over 2 of the decorative stems from the Ornamental Add-On Die cut with white card stock.  I also popped 2 extra flowers over the image using the Majestic Morning Background Set and matching Majestic Blooms Die.  To finish the flower I then added some Champagne Microbeads to the center which I thought went nice with the yellow flowers on the designer paper.

Here is a picture of the other side of the gift bag using more of the flowers from the Majestic Morning Background Set.

I also added some leaves using the Open Leaf Set and matching Classic Leaf Die under the flower, then one of the decorative lattice die cuts from the Ornamental Add-On Die.

For the sides and handle on the gift bag, I used a heavy trim, added a couple of bows and pearls, then added one of the tags from the designer paper using a narrow ribbon.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Make sure to leave a comment there also for a chance to win the entire Majestic Morning Collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #114 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #77 - Make Your Mark

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I leave you with a little inspiration!



Majestic Morning Gift Bag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3582 - Majestic Morning Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 - Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCD 738 - Ornamental Add-On Die
HCDP1 239 - Majestic Morning Paper Collection
Product ID: 452255 ñ Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 ñ Scor-Pal
Product ID: 459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white (Recollections), Grape Gusto (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Old Olive (SU);
Accessories: Champagne Microbeads (Recollections), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), trim (JoAnns), adhesive pearls, white narrow ribbon, Bow-Easy, Scor-tape, 1/8" hole punch, Labels 23 Grand Dies (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry

Instructions: Make gift bag with Grape Gusto Cardstock using tutorial here:  Using the green with purple flowers designer paper, cut and score in same manner as bag, then trim front, back, and bottom pieces to fit bag and glue as shown.  Stamp Majestic Morning Flower Bouquet and Majestic Morning Background images on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink.  Color with pencils.  Fussy cut flower bouquet image and ink edges.  Die cut flowers with matching die, ink edges, and shape with mat and tool kit.  Glue two of the flowers to the image as shown.  Assemble three of the flowers together to form flower as shown for opposite side of bag.  Stamp leaves from Open Leaf Set on light green designer paper with Onyx Black.  Cut with die, ink with Old Olive Ink, and shape as desired with fingers.  With white card stock and ornamental Add-On Die, cut one decorative lattice and two decorative stems to go under the flowers.  Assemble and glue together as shown.  Add white trim with Scor-Tape to sides creating handle.  Add bows and adhesive pearls over trim.  Add microbeads to flower center.  Trim tag from designer paper, glue to Grape Gusto Cardstock, and trim.  Punch hole, add narrow ribbon (or twine) and attached to one of the bows.


  1. What a beauty! I love the color palette....and the shape of the box is so elegant and inviting. Your flowers are gorgeous and the ribbon just makes the whole piece sing. Such artistry!

  2. Beautiful, I love the rich colors!!!

  3. This is gorgeous, the detail is maxing and these flower have been coloured perfectly. thanks for joining us at ATSM

  4. Wow! this is so pretty. I just love that flower. Thanks for sharing it over at WAW - Monica, Fill in DT

  5. Love your gift bag! The details are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  6. Your gift bag is just stunning! I just love the sweet shape and your colorings. Anyone would be soo lucky to receive this! Your attention to the details is amazing! xx

  7. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the rich colours and the fabulous details. It's a wonderful gift box. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  8. Kathy: This is GORGEOUS and just SO creative. What rich vibrant colors you've used on this. It's precious!

    When I count my blessings in life, I think of the many sweet crafters God has allowed me to meet. I am just thrilled and delighted to have you in my life to inspire me and encourage me in the Lord - through crafting, and just as a prayerful friend. Thanks for sharing. I have some exciting news I get to share soon - and I'm excited to share it with you. God is just SO GOOD. I thank Him for allowing me to meet you. You enrich my life through crafting, as well as through your inspiration and encouragement.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Kathy,
    The vibrancy of the colors you have chosen as well as the contrast of shapes and colors are awesome. This is outstanding. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s blog at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  10. Love the vibrant beautiful .I just had to drop in from the heartfelt creations blog to tell you this is stunning!!
    Dr Sonia

  11. Wow this is truly stunning creation and thank you for playing along at ATSM for our Make your mark challenge and good luck!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma ~ GDT Addicted to stamps and More


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!