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, May 7, 2014

Vintage Floral Tag - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  Today I have a vintage floral tag to show you!

(Click on photo for a closer view.)

I really love how this came out!  I love the vintage look of the flowers and leaves with the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on the cream card stock.  Coloring with the chalk inks makes this so soft and pretty and much quicker than coloring with pencils.  I only used 2 colors on this also, Aegean Blue and Spanish Olive VersaMagic Inks and applied the color with make-up applicators.  Here's a little close-up for you.

Here's a different angle for you.  I love the beautiful lace on the bottom!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  We have a new  member on our Design Team, Loretta Lock, who is returning to the DT.  Welcome Loretta!

You can also see another sneak peek of the new Sweet Lullaby Collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #131 - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I leave you inspired!



Vintage Floral Tag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3598 - World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 - Celebrate the Journey Sentiments
HCPC 3577 - Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 744 - Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1 - 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
048749 - Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Mist (Worldwin)
Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive Chalk Inks (VersaMagic), VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Trim (Jo-Anns), Cream Seam Binding, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers, adhesive pearls, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, glue gun, Splat Mat (Bazzills), hole punch, Scor-Tape 1/8", make up applicators, 1 1/2” circle punch.

Instructions: Cut 3” x 6” piece of light blue designer paper. Stamp with World Map image using VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. (Note: Heat emboss from underneath image to keep gold specks.) Cut 2 top corners at 1/2” angle as shown to create tag shape. Ink edges with Antique Linen. Cut Natural White card stock slightly larger than tag, glue to back of blue tag and cut top corners to match. Punch hole on top center for ribbon. Add lace, ribbon, and trim to lower portion of tag using Scor-tape as pictured. On Natural White card stock with VersaMark stamp flowers, leaves, and Celebrate the Journey Sentiments and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel in the same manner as the tag. Color flowers and leaves with chalk inks and die cut with matching dies. Clip flower petals apart and shape with mat and tool kits as desired. Die cut sentiments with matching die and select the Youre the best, the wheel, and medallion, then ink edges with Antique Linen. Assemble by gluing the sentiment, wheel, 1 1/2” circle with Mist card stock together, add to medallion with pop dots, then add to tag as pictured with pop dots. Arrange flowers and leaves on tag as pictured and glue in place with glue gun. Add adhesive pearls to flower centers, bow, and tag. Add Diamond Stickles around pearls in flower centers. Tie ribbon and fibers to tag top.


  1. Ciao Kathy...your vintage floral tag is WONDERRFUL, WONDERFUL AND WONDERFUL AGAIN...hugs Ada

  2. This tag is breathtaking!! Love everything about it!!

  3. This is a stunning tag. So many gorgeous details.

  4. Kathy, your tag is gorgoeus!!! I especially love the colours.

  5. Beautiful victorian tag Kathy. Exquisite.

  6. Kathy- your tag came to me today from two different places- Heartfelt Creations blog and the Word Art Wednesday challenge. I loved seeing it in both places. You've worked those flowers to beautiful, perfect loveliness.

    I've posted a comment party on my blog to win some blog candy. I'd love it if you stopped by!

  7. Kathy, this is over the top gorgeous! I love the blue and green together. The whole tag is just elegance defined. Your work takes my breath away sometimes...and this is one of those times!

  8. hi Kathy, stunning the colours..embellishments and fabulous layout..

  9. Love your tag Kathy, so soft and pretty : )

  10. Another STUNNING creation, Kathy. I love that gorgeous lace, and the subtle tones of blue. It's just amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tag in our challenge this week. I appreciate it SO much, and really hope that you're having a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Kathy this is stunning- I love how your flowers look and the tag is super elegant
    Dr Sonia

  12. Wow...What a gorgeous tag Kathy....and in my favorite colour,Love all your elements here!!

  13. Kathy, There isn't enough words to tell you how fabulous I think this is...Wow! Wow! I first spotted this on Facebook, and without knowing it was yours...I somehow knew it had to be your work! I can't over the flowers you lovely, and YES! I so wish too we lived closer...of course, the benefit to that would be more to me...seeing your beautiful creations in real life! ( and yes, I still have the ones you sent to me) I know that they are even more stunning in real life!

  14. This tag is stunningly gorgeous!
    I only just now found your blog and have subscribed to it in my e-mail so I don't miss a single post!
    I LOVE your work!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wow! What a gorgeous tag! Those blossoms are amazing!

  16. just stunning!! I love making tags & keeping them in a clear container. Lately I have my crystal vases full of tags...good place to store them, right?

  17. That is the prettiest tag Ive ever seen!!!! Just stunning!

  18. This is gorgeous! I love how it looks and your Bible verse atop the page.


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