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 2, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Floral With Cream

(This is my second post for today, if you are looking for my CottageCutz post, please see post below this.)

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I'm using the Floral Clocks PreCut Set!

This is such a pretty image!  I colored it with pencils and mineral spirits using the same colors from the designer papers.  I added Champagne Microbeads to the flower centers and the flowered button center that's on the bow.  (You can find full instructions at the bottom of this post.)

Here's a closeup of the image.

The beautiful medallion behind the image is cut with peach colored designer paper from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection using the Raindrops on Roses Die.  I love the way it looks against the cream embossed background and card base.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations this week!  Emma Lou also has a sneak peak of the new collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #126 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons & Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!



Floral with Cream

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3595 - Floral Clock PreCut Set
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 241 - Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
354806 - Standard Circles Large
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
DDOTS - Double Dots

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), green (DCWV - Neutrals)
Ink: Onyx black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Champange Microbeads (Recollections), Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, button, Rebecca Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Small Petite Scallops (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Peach, Nectar, Henna, Chestnut, Dark Green, Black, Pale Sage, Olive Green, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Dark Brown.

Instructions: Make card base with Natural White measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Cut mat with Natural White measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and emboss with folder.  Wrap ribbon around card and secure.  Add mat to card with pop dots.  Die cut circle medallion with peach colored designer paper and glue to card as shown.  Cut Scallop Circle with light green card stock and add to medallion with pop dots.  Stamp flower image on Natural White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils.  Cut with circles die and add to scalloped circle die cut.  Add microbeads to flower centers with glue.  Add to button center also and let dry.  Add bow and button as shown.


  1. Beautiful card Kathy!! Love the micro beads.

  2. Kathy, this is just breathtaking! I love the embossed white background, the delicate coloring and that amazing bow! Week after week, I am inspired by your beautiful work!

  3. Your cards are always so beautiful.

  4. This is so beautiful! I can see why Lydia, high lighted on the Split Coast Facebook page...So very nicely done!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love how you matted the image!

  6. This is absolutely STUNNING. The soft colors are perfect and the image is so pretty! That bow is to die for, too! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to hop over to my blog (On a Stampage) because I have TWO giveaways going on right now! :)

  7. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I am always so grateful for the art you share, and I thank you for it.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Just gorgeous as always! Hugs and blessings!

  9. I just love that stamp and your coloring is just amazing!!

  10. Wow, this is so lovely and very elegant. Love the soft tones and the lovely colored and embellished image and that bow is perfect. We are so blessed that you joined us at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Hope you join us again shortly in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 29:11, "The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace."

    Hugs always,

    JO ANN

  11. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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