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, April 30, 2014

Adorned In Roses - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  I love making projects with lots of white and a burst of color!  Today I have a center-step card doing just that with a burst of purple and green!

Here's a bit of a side view so you can see the step part of the card base.

I used the beautiful dress image from the Adorned in Roses Set.  I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits, fussy cut it and added a little Amethyst Microbeads here and there to the “lace” on the dress.  The flowers, leaves and sentiment were all colored with inks to match the coloring of the dress image.  I added Lavender & Lace Mini Prills to the flower centers.

Here's a close up of the flowers and a little bit of the dress with the microbeads.

The card base is embellished with the Raindrops On Roses Die using white card stock.  I also added a little lace trim, adhesive pearls, white netting and a silk bow.  You can see complete instructions at the bottom of the post and you can also click on the photos for a closer look.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There's also a sneak peak of the next collection being released on May 14th, the Sweet Lullaby Collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #130 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!



Adorned in Roses

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3583 - Adorned in Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 - Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3584 - Lady Rosalie PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear 
354802 - Classic Oval Large Dies
352854 - Metal Glue Tip
ANC850 - Spring Bling Prills
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger), Plum Crazy, Very Berry, Purple Passion PowderPuffs (QuickQuotes)
Accessories: Amethyst Microbeads (Martha Stewart), 1.5" White Netting, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), lace trim, Scor-tape, pop dots, glue dots, White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), adhesive pearls, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), glue gun, Sparkle Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Lavender, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Sepia.


Make center step card with white card stock using tutorial found here adjusting measurement of base to 6" x 11" instead of 5 1/2" x 11". Die cut Raindrops on Rose Die with white card stock, cutting 2 of the decorative piece and 1 lattice piece for the center. Trim the 2 decorative pieces to 1" to fit on each side of the card. Glue all 3 pieces down as pictured using Art Institute Glue and Metal Tip. Use Scor-tape to add lace trim on bottom panel of card.

Stamp dress image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Fussy cut image and add Amethyst Microbeads on lacy parts of dress using glue and metal tip. Add to card as shown using pop dots.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp flowers and pick an assortment of the smaller flowers. Color with the 3 PowderPuff Chalk Inks until you get the desired color to match the dress image. Shape with the mat and tool kit and add Lavender & Lace Prills to the centers using glue. Stamp leaves from Open Leaf Set on Solar White with Onyx Back. I used 2 of the 3-leaf and 1 of the 8-leaf images. Die cut these with matching die. Color leaves with Peeled Paint Ink and sponge. Shape leaves with mat and tool kit.

Cut a 4" piece of White Netting, tie piece string around the center to create a fake bow. Make vertical cuts on ends so it feathers out. Add as pictured with glue dots. Arrange leaves (I cut the 8-leaf image into 2 pieces) and flowers (saving 1 small flower for bow) on card as pictured and adhere using glue gun. Stamp sentiment on Solar White with Onyx Black, die cut with Ovals Die and ink edges with 3 PowderPuffs Inks in the same manner as the flowers. Glue to card as shown. Make 7 loop bow with Silk Ribbon and Bow-Easy. Add to card with glue dots and add extra flower to center with glue gun. Add adhesive pearls. Dot with White Opal Liquid Pearls as desired. Spray with Shimmer Spritz for extra sparkle.


  1. Holy smokes this is gorgeous Kathy. Your coloring is outstanding to say the least. I just had to enlarge your card to take in everything. Everything is perfect for this card. The colors, arrangement, the image and the adornments are spot on. Braaavoooo!

  2. Wow! This is super gorgeous. I love how the coloring turned out with the colored pencils and mineral spirits.

  3. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love the flowers!!~!!

  4. This is absolutely stunning! The die cuts, the coloring, the arrangement on the card...the amazing flowers...every little piece perfectly placed. What an impact! I'd love to see this in amaze me!

  5. Kathy,
    Sometimes I am so excited to see a card after viewing the thumbnail, I just glance at it because I am ready to open it up in a new tab to study it. So I wanted to tell you I had never seen a lovelier Christmas tree. Them I went on to wonder why the beautiful floral arrangement on a tree? Anyway this is just so gorgeous. It proves first glance may be great but a closer look will reveal all. A Southern Belle at her best in lavender with pearls? Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Abundant Blessings, Carole

  6. Wow! This is beautiful. I'm such a fan of your coloring. It's always just perfect.

  7. Hi Kathy, stunning card design, beautifully coloured image and flowers, card colours are gorgeous, as is the layout.
    hugs pam

  8. This is beyond stunning! I too, had to take a closer look and your colouring is amazing. Have written down your colour-combinations because the purples are just gorgeous! wow! TFS

  9. Like some of the others posted in comments before me...I had to enlarge this pic so I could take in all the fabulous details so pretty...the layout...the pretty nicely done!

  10. beautiful card, love the flowers

  11. What a gorgeous card Kathy!! Vey creative and elegant!! Blessings!!

  12. Gorgeous ! Just love it. hugs xx

  13. This is just stunning, it took my breath away!

  14. BEAUTIFUL, Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to link up with us. It means so much, and I always enjoy getting the opportunity to visit.
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