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, June 11, 2014

Arianna Blooms Bouquet - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Arianna Blooms Collection!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to take time to smell the flowers with the release of the Arianna Blooms Collection.  Step away from the hustle and bustle as you enter a peaceful garden that winds its way through flower strewn paths in sunny hues of yellow, pink and green and richly hued background papers that are reminiscent of shaded bowers. Hand drawn stamps plant seeds of inspiration with images of bird houses, cottage gardens, artfully arranged florals and elegant sentiments.  The Arianna Blooms die allows you to create five blossoms with one pass through your cutting machine while the Arianna Lace die contains intricate flowers, lacy doilies delicate foliage, corners and page accents. Refresh your spirit and let your creativity flourish with the Arianna Blooms collection.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 17th and you will be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $210.90.

For my card this week, I used a beautiful flower image from the Arianna Blooms Bouquet Set.

The image is colored with pencils and mineral spirits and Mini Prills were added to the flower centers.   Here's a little close up for you.

I then die cut the image with an ovals die and matted it with an Elegant Ovals die cut using a piece of rose designer paper from the collection.  The mat behind the image is one of the many pretty card fronts from the designer papers.  I love using these card fronts as a base for cards, they make it so much easier and there are so many to choose from!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week and leave comment for a chance to win the entire collection!  Wow, HC is VERY generous, that is a lot of products to be giving away!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #136 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!



Arianna Blooms Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3609 - Arianna Blooms Bouquet PreCut Set
HCDP1 244 - Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Spring Bling Prills
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Double Dots
354802 - Classic Ovals Large

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Guacamole (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: button, twine, Moss Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), pop dots, Diamonds Stickles (Ranger), Elegant Ovals Die (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Blush Pink, Tuscan Red, Pale Sage, Olive Green.

Instructions: Make a top fold card base with Guacamole card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut mat with white card stock measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut card front (pictured) from paper collection and glue to white mat. Wrap ribbon across center and secure in back. Add mat to card base with pop dots. Stamp flower image with Onyx Black on Solar White card stock. Color with pencils. Diecut with Ovals Die. Cut rose color designer paper with Elegant Ovals Die and glue image to it. Add to card base with Double Dots. Add “Lettuce Entertain You” Prills to flower centers. Add Diamond Stickles to image. Make a triple loop bow and add to card. Add button with twine bow to center.


  1. you have done it again, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  2. Beautiful coloring and framing, I had to google mini prills I hadn't heard of them before, love that for the centers of the flowers!

  3. What a pretty card!! Love the delicate flowers! Hugs and blessings!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Kathy! I love your coloring of these flowers and the beautiful layout!!!

  5. Just gorgeous! I love the detail in the flowers and the delicate framing! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  6. hi Kathy, love your beautifully coloured image, gorgeous colour tones and layout.

  7. This is so delicate and beautiful, Kathy! I love the way you popped the colored image up above the card front.

  8. Beautiful Kathy! I love what you did with the image.

  9. This is SO pretty, Kathy. I really love the bright green seam binding with the pink on the flowers. It makes a lovely color combination. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and have a wonderful week.
    Word Art Wednesday


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