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 1, 2014

Sun Kissed Card and Notepad

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fun New Year's Eve last night!  I can't believe it's 2014 already!  Time is going by so quickly!

Well, it's Wednesday, and that means I have a little inspiration to show you from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a a simple card and matching junior size notepad I made using the Sun Kissed Collection from last May.  I love making these covered notepads for gifts and they are so easy to do too!  Here is the front of both.

This shows the inside of the notepad.

Here's a closer look at the card.  A very simple card to make.   I just used a floral corner from one of the beautiful designer papers and added a sentiment on the bottom!  So easy and so beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #113 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!



Sun Kissed Card & Notepad

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3533 - Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3537 - Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3354 - Classic Messages PreCut Set
HCPC 3309 - Faith Hebrews 11:1 PreCut Set
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 735 - Gift Ensemble Die
HCDP1 233 - Sun Kissed Paper Collection
Product ID: 209503 - Floral Ovals Die
Product ID: 354802 - Classic Ovals Large Dies
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 – 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), Baja Breeze (SU), Crushed Olive, Shazam
(Coredinations), Mango (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pumpkin Spice (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, repurposed button, twine, White Seam Binding, lace trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Memo Pad 5" x 8" (Office Supply Store), Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Dies (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Muted Turquoise, Indigo Blue, Kelp Green, Marine Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" with Baja Breeze cardstock.  But mat with
Shazam cardstock measuring 5 5/16" x 4 1/16".  Cut designer paper from corner of 12" x 12"
piece measuring 5 1/8" x 3 7/8", stamp sentiment with Onyx Black in lower right corner,
and ink edges with Pumpkin Spice.  Glue two mats together, wrap with lace trim and secure.  Add mat with pop dots to card base.  Add bow and button with twine as shown.
Notepad: Use tutorial from Split Coast Stampers for Junior Notepad
( using  adjusted measurements as noted. Base: Cut Baja Breeze 10 1/2” x 8 1/4”, score at 5 1/8” and 5 3/8”.  Pad Topper: Cut designer paper 4 7/8” x 2 1/8” and score at 7/8” and 1 1/8”.  Add to pad top with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Add pad to inside of base with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Mats for front and inside: Cut 8” x 4 7/8” using Shazam paper for front and designer paper for inside, ink edges with Pumpkin Spice, and glue to base.  Cut designer paper piece for front measuring 7 13/16" x 4 11/16" with pattern in lower left corner.  Stamp flower swirl image in top right corner with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Stamp Sun Kissed Fleur flowers on Solar White with Onyx Black and color 5 of the flowers with pencils to match the designer paper.  Cut with matching die and shape with mat and tool kit.  Cut 2 leave sprays from the Gift Ensemble Die with Crushed Olive.  Assemble leaves and 2 of the larger flowers over the image on the designer paper in the lower left corner.  Cut Mango cardstock with Floral Ovals Die and add as shown with pop dots.  Cut Baja Breeze with ovals die and trim around edge of embossed area to fit in Floral Oval as shown.  Stamp Faith verse on Solar White with Onyx Black, cut with Scalloped Ovals Die, and sponge with Pumpkin Spice.  Glue to ovals diecut and add over Mango Floral Oval with pop dots.  Add 3 remaining flowers over corner image on top right as shown.  Add adhesive pearls.


  1. Everything about this gift duo is stunning. Those colors make me think of spring and sunshine, warmth and laughter. Your bows are so elegant...Just a lovely, lovely creation! Happy New Year, Kathy!

  2. Happy New Year, love your gorgeous creation, can't beat the Sun Kissed Fleur's beautiful!!!!

  3. Absolutely stunning Kathy! Wonderful little gift set that anyone would love to receive. xx

  4. You call it "simple", but I call it STUNNING. Another delicious card, and I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. May God bless your new year with all His goodness, mercy and love. Thank you for being such a blessing to me in 2013, and I look forward to sharing the new year with you.
    Blessings & Hugs,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Just beautiful Kathy. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  6. Oh Kathy~breathtaking and inspiring! Happy New Year!

  7. Such a beautiful set! Fabulous use of colors too -- Happy New Year - I am looking forward to your 2014 creations~

  8. Gorgeous gift set and beautiful color combo.

  9. You say simple I say simply beautiful. It is always good to have some heartfelt gifts at the ready. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to extend Multiplied Blessings including, but not limited to Peace, Prosperity and Health to you and your whole household during the 12 months in this Year of Our Lord 2014.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  10. Gorgeous set, great sentiment too!

  11. What a great idea making notebook covers. I love the Sun Kissed Fleur Collection and you have done a great job.

  12. Beautiful Kathy! Happy New Year!

  13. Wow! What a gorgeous project! Saw this on the HC blog and had to come leave you some love!

  14. you have made something very, very beautiful;) fantastic paper, colours and decoration..


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