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, February 12, 2014

Raindrops on Rose Window

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We are pleased to introduce the Raindrops on Roses Collection.
The decorative and intricacy of this die will enable you to create frames, borders, and endless opportunities for layering with your favorite images. Pick up the classic image stamps to create a stunning masterpiece. These background, accents and sentiment stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.
The Raindrops on Roses paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples and sprinkled with colorful clusters of roses. Card panels, 6x6 sheets, colored tags and journaling blocks will add the finishing touches to your projects.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by February 18th to be entered to win the entire collection valued at $175.93.

I just LOVE this new collection!  I love the beautiful images and the designer papers are just stunning!  The colors are so soft and feminine...I had a really hard time cutting these papers for sure!

For this week's project, I made a card with the Raindrops on Roses Window PreCut Set.  I colored the image with pencils trying to match the designer papers and then fussy cut it.  The background mat is some of the designer paper.  The white lacy piece behind the image is one of the gorgeous new dies with the collection, The Raindrops on Rose Die.  There are two beautiful dies, this one is a circle medallion.  There are lots of possibilities with these dies as you can see on the HC Blog.  I have a feeling I'll be using these dies a LOT!

(Click on photo for a close up)

I added some lace and trim across the mat for the window to "sit" on.  The 2 tags are trimmed from the designer paper and added with pop dots and glue dots.  I added a white silk bow and some adhesive pearls to complete this.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the designers this week!  What a talented bunch of ladies they are!  Make sure to leave a comment there too for a chance to win the release!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #1 - What's Your Style - lots of coloring and pinks/greens...

Thank you for visiting with me today!



Raindrops on Roses Window

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3587 - Raindrops on Roses Window PreCut Set
HCDP1 240 - Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pale Plum (SU), white Cardstock
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Spring Pansy (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Trim, lace (Jo-Ann's), White Silk ribbon (May Arts), Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Cream, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Sepia, Espresso, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Pale Sage, Black Cherry, Rosy Beige, Clay Rose.

Instructions: Make 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base with white card stock.  Cut designer paper for background measuring 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" and ink edges with Spring Pansy.  Cut mat 5 5/16" x 5 5/16" using Pale Plum and add to card using pop dots.  Adhere lace and trim across card as shown using Scor-Tape.  Stamp window image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils.  Fussy cut image and ink edges with black.  Die cut oval from Raindrops on Roses Die with white card stock.  Trim off lower right portion of oval die cut and add remainder as shown to card base.  Add image over it with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearl.  Trim tags from designer paper, ink edges with Spring Pansy and add to card as shown.  Add adhesive pearl to tag.


  1. Beautiful coloring, and I love the little tags hanging from the window sill. The lace adds so much depth here. A really beautiful card!

  2. love your colouring, beautifully done.

  3. beautiful color combination. Kudos for the fussy cutting, I rarely have the patience for it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  4. It's me again...if I had read a little better I would have realized you entered your card at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Thanks for playing along with us. Hope to see you again soon!

  5. Lovely card! I found you by way of Pinterest! :-) I was looking for the cards you made all from one sheet wonder I think it was called, can you help me find it please?

    ~ Vanessa W

    1. Thank you Vanessa! If you look to the left side here under "Labels" there are two "One Sheet Wonders" categories listed. There are two different sizes, 6" x 6" and 8" x 8". If you click on these categories, it will show you all the posts I have done for these. Have fun! Kathy

  6. I love your color combo! Just lovely! So intricate and so much detail in this project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for our very first challenge!

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. This card is so pretty!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  9. Gorgeous card, love all of the details you've added!

  10. Love your beautiful card, fabulous coloring and I love anything that has been fussy your card is amazing for me...Thanks so much for joining us for our very first challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. So nice to see your beautiful work, Kathy!! Love this card and all of the intricate elements! Definitely has your signature all over it! Blessings and Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  12. Love your window scene, love these colors and pretty lace!

  13. Very pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  14. Very pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  15. I'm very blown away, Kathy. Time and time again I am amazed by your art, and always SO incredibly blessed to have you share your amazing talents in our challenges. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a blessing and encouragement to our challenge blog. It means so much, and we are lucky to have you play along. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a God-blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. This is simply gorgeous. We always love the artwork you share with us at Word Art Wednesday...I think it gets better and better! This one is just fabulous! We appreciate your support and talent so much. Thanks for participating in our challenges!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)


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