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, March 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrate

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have another card using the Once Upon a Time Collection released last week.  This time I used the Alarm and Watch, Time Sentiments, and Timeless Clock Sets.

I love this little alarm clock, I have one just like it on my craft desk only it doesn't look this's orange with "Cars" movie pictures on it!  I definitely need to alter it!  Here's a little close up for you!

The background mat is designer paper from the collection.  The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits to match the colors in the collection.  The alarm clock was fussy cut and the other pieces (including the clock face) were cut with the matching die.  You can see complete instructions at the end of my post.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week and see who the lucky comment winner is for the new release!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #124 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!




Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3591 - Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 - Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3592 - Timeless Clock PreCut Set
HCD 744 - Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 241 - Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Early Espresso (SU), green (DCWV Neutrals)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Dark Chocolate (Palette)
Accessories: Trim, lace, button, fibers, Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls, brad, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Dark Green, Black, Sepia, Espresso

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Early Espresso.  Cut mat with green card stock measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16".  Cut second mat with designer paper measuring 3 7/8" x 5 3/16", ink edges with Dark Chocolate, and glue to green mat.  Wrap lace and trim around mats and secure in back.  Add mats to base with double dots.  On Natural White with Onyx Black Ink, stamp alarm clock, Timeless Clock, and Time Sentiments.  Color images with pencils and inks.  Fussy cut clock and die cut remainder with Once Upon a Time Die.  Add brad to center of clock face and add to alarm clock image using pop dots.  Add all to card arranging as shown using pop dots and glue dots.  Stamp "Celebrate" from Time Sentiments on designer paper, fussy cut, and add over sentiment circle as shown with pop dots.  Add adhesive pearls, bow, and button.


  1. I love this, that green just pops on this gorgeous creation!

  2. wow, what an awesome card! Love the clock and the design paper.

  3. Another incredibly elegant creation, Kathy. I love the coloring on these images, and that sweet bow with the gem on top...perfection!

  4. I love this card! The colors really drew my eyes on the Heartfelt Creations blog today. Love the various design elements and how you've chosen to use colors. Nice job!

  5. Really beautiful! I love all of the elements - especially the clock!

  6. Beautiful card as always!! Hugs and blessings!!

  7. beautiful card Kathy, love the images, colors and lovely layout.

  8. Love your card. The colours, the elements used and the images are wonderful. Saw you over at Word Art Wednesday.

    I'm your latest follower.
    Maureen aka Scrappymo!

  9. Hello sweet friend!! I was thinking of you and just had to pop in to say hi!! How are you? Your card is so creative and beautiful!! I just love the green and brown combo and your clock and sentiments. Awesome design!!


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