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 25, 2014

Thank You So Much - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a thank you card for you!

I just love these new stamps and dies!  What beautiful flowers and flourishes you can make with this collection!  I love the delicate lace dies from the Arianna Lace Die, so beautiful!

If you click on the photo, you can get a better view.  Here's a close up of the side for you too so you can see the different layers!

The flowers were stamped on white card stock with Pixie Pink Ink and heat embossed with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  It's hard to see in the photo, but they were also sprayed with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz which looks really pretty with the Diamond Stickles and Tu-Tu Pink Prills in the centers.  I love this pink and light green color combination, so soft and feminine!

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #138 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Week #264 - How Does Your Garden Grow

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Thank You So Much

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3608 - Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3611 - Arianna Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCD 747 - Arianna Lace Die
HCD 748 - Arianna Blooms Die
HCD 740 - Sweet Juliet Die
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
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: White (Recollections), Baby Pink (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pixie Dust, Aloe Vera (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Rosa Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), spacer bead, adhesive pearls, trim (Jo-Anns), Bow-Easy, Baby Pink Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, pop dots.

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top fold card base with Baby Pink card stock (cs). Cut white mat 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", stamp sentiment on bottom right and emboss top 4" with folder. Wrap seam binding around mat as shown and add to base with pop dots. Adhere trim over seam binding. Using Arianna Lace Die, cut 3 flourishing vines with Baby Pink cs, 1 smaller lace flower with white cs, 1 larger lace flower with light green designer paper (dp). Cut 2 vines using Sweet Juliet Die and light green dp. Color smaller lace flower using Pixie Dust in the middle and Aloe Vera on the outside. Ink edges of green die cuts with Aloe Vera Ink. Cut 1 of each size of the stamens with white cs. Color larger one with Aloe Vera and 2 smaller ones with Pixie Dust Ink. Stamp flowers on white cs with Pixie Dust Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Ink edges with Pixie Dust. Spray flowers with Shimmer Spritz and shape as desired. Create 1 large flower with the 3 largest die cuts and stamens, then layer the lace flowers underneath. Assemble on card as pictured. Add Tu-Tu Pink Mini Prills and Diamond Stickles to flower centers. Add adhesive pearls and bow with spacer bead and pearl.


  1. Hi Kathy, love your beautiful creation using Arianna bloom, gorgeous soft colour tones and arrangement details, makes a stunning card.
    hugs pam

  2. Oh my goodness, Kathy! Oh my little goodness! This card is just superb! I literally gasped when I saw the photo. Those flowers are so delicate and soft and the flourishes and leaves you added are perfect. Your color matching is always top flight. I am blown away by this beauty! Wow!

  3. I never get tried of looking at your beautiful cards. Each one a work of art!! Beautiful!!

  4. How lovely! I have loved the other color combos you have used lately on your cards...but the favorite color combo I like is when you use the pink and green...then again, I like everything you do. Hope you are having a good week! Blessings, Jill

  5. This card is gorgeous (as usual)! Your creations are just so breathtaking and awe inspiring.

  6. This is such a beautiful card!!! Love it! Hugs and blessings!

  7. Beautiful card Kathy. It is in your face but at the same time soft and inviting. Love The Details right down to the stamens on the flowers. Impressive.


  8. I love that you praise the Lord in your blog and make Him first in your life. Your work is beautiful, too! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Absolutely Beautiful arrangement!!

  10. absolutely stunning, love the soft colours.

  11. What a beautiful card Kathy! Love the pastel colors and embossing.

  12. This really is very pretty Kathy and such a lovely choice of soft pastel colours.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  13. Hi Kathy,
    Your card is very beautiful!. I love your blog and have become your new follower :)

  14. A very beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxx

  15. Kathy, this is so beautiful. I love the flowers. Someone will get great joy from receiving this.

  16. Oh.. that is so, so beautiful. The colors combination is perfect.

  17. This is stunning! Love the wonderful arrangement of flowers and the delightful background embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!


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