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 9, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Floral Dress Collage

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for Heartfelt Creations' new release for April!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.

For my first project using this new collection, I used the Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set to create a feminine card.

I stamped this beautiful image on pink and aqua designer papers from the collection and colored them with pencils.  Portions of the pink image were fussy cut and pieced on to the aqua image with pop dots.  I added some Sage Advice Mini Prills to the flower centers and an extra flower on the center of the lace bow.  (Complete supplies and instructions are at the end of this post.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week and leave a comment for a chance to win the entire collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons & Bows

Thanks for stopping by!



Floral Dress Collage

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3601 - Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 - Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Morning Blooms Die
HCDP1 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
031473 - Elegant Labels 4
ANC850 - Spring Bling Prills
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Victorian Velvet Distressed Paper (Coordinations)
Inks: Onyx Black Ink (VersaFine), Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Sparkle & Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Songs of Spring lace (Michaels), glue gun, bow making tool, Prismacolor Pencils: Chestnut, Black Raspberry, Marine Green, Chocolate.

Instructions:  Make card base with Victorian Velvet measuring 4 13/16" x 6 13/16".  Die cut pink designer paper with largest die from Elegant Labels 4.  Cut aqua designer paper 4 9/16" x 6 9/16" and glue behind die cut.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Wrap lace across center and secure in place.  Stamp collage image with Onyx Black Ink once on pink designer paper and again on aqua dp.  Fussy cut clock, dress, boots and flowers from pink image and ink edges with Victorian Velvet.  Cut flower petals to separate and curl slightly upwards with fingers.  On aqua image, color portions of collage image that will show with pencils.  Place second die from Elegant Labels 4 over image and trace around outside of die and the clock.  Trim traced area and around clock with scissors.  Add flowers to image by glueing down at the center and add remaining pieces with pop dots.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Add to base with Double Dots.  Make triple loop bow with lace and add as shown with glue gun.  On pink dp with black ink, stamp Vintage Morning Background and cut with matching die.  Use 2 of the smallest flowers.  Cut between petals, ink with Victorian Velvet and shape with mat and tool kit.  Glue together with glue gun.  Add flower to bow with glue gun.  Add Sage Advice Prills to all flower centers using Art Institute Glue.  Spray with Spritz Spray.


  1. Beautiful, just love these colors and the vintage feel to your creation!

  2. Just beautiful. It looks really nice on the video.

  3. hi Kathy, this is a beautiful creation you have designed, love the image and all your papers and die cuts..

  4. Your projects are always a feast for the eyes, Kathy! I love the colors you chose, the gorgeous coloring, that sweet vintage lace bow and the shaped flower. So gorgeous!

  5. Amazing! Love your gorgeous coloring and stunning details! xx

  6. Wow! Kathy this is amazing! Wonderful Coloring and layout. Kathy, I sent your an email...

  7. Gorgeous card Kathy! Love the pinks and your beautiful coloring.

  8. Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors!!

  9. Just gorgeous Kathy. Colored beautifully. Love the vintage look. You captured it in this card. I meant to followyour blog some time ago and didn't do it when I was thinking about it. I am now following.

  10. Oh Kathy, I just LOVE the vintage feel to this. It's lovely, and I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. This card is just so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

  12. Absolutely Beautiful Kathy! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!


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