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, July 9, 2014

Everyday Blooms - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Cut Mat Create Collection!

Have you ever wished for a magic wand that creates professional looking layouts, perfectly matted cards, and multi-layered paper crafting projects in the wink of an eye? The revolutionary Cut, Mat, Create Collection from Heartfelt Creations is a unique system designed with stress-free crafting in mind. You can finally liberate cherished family photos hidden away in dusty shoe boxes and create stylish scrapbook pages with ease—and without restrictive plastic pockets!  The dies create a grid that fits perfectly on a 12" page, allowing for limitless layout possibilities.  Use with stamps and papers to create precisely matted cards or mini albums.  The 4 die sets contain 27 individual dies. The 6 coordinating stamp sets also complement previous collections. The luxurious papers work hand in glove with both dies and stamps. Whether you are a paper crafting novice or a design diva, you will love the freedom, simplicity and versatility of this innovative, must have collection.

Here is my first card using this collection.

I decided on a purple and yellow combination for these gorgeous flowers which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits.  Here's a little close up for you!

What a fun collection of beautiful stamps, designer papers and lots and lots of dies!  Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see what the designers have for you today!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #140 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!



Everyday Blooms

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3618 - Everyday Blooms PreCut Set
HCDP1 245 - Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
HCD 750 - Cut Mat Create Set 1 B
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create Set 2 A
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Spring Bling Prills
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Double Dots

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), green (DCWV Stack), Scattered Straw Distressed (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic), Banana Bliss (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Lavender Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), twine, button, sanding block, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Lavender, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Chocolate.

Instructions: Make card base with green card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut purple designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and ink edges with Purple Hydrangea. Adhere to card base. Stamp flower image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Fussy cut image and ink edges with Banana Bliss. Cut large rounded rectangle (HCD 751) from Scattered Straw Cardstock. Sand edges and ink with Banana Bliss. Add image to mat with pop dots and add to card with Double Dots. Add “Heart of Gold” Prills to flowers centers using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear and let dry. Cut small leaf flourish (HCD 751) and small vine (HCD 750) with green card stock. Pinch leaves together slightly and add as pictured to image. Make 3 loop bow with Lavender Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool. Add bow to leaves using glue dots. Add button with twine to bow using glue dot.


  1. This is stunning Kathy! Love the colors.

  2. This is so bright and cheerful! It just makes me happy!

  3. Bright and beautiful!! Hugs and blessings!!

  4. Very gorgeous, as usual, I love your cheery colors!

  5. Gorgeous, Kathy! I love that your blooms glow!

  6. hi Kathy, love your colour choice, purple and yellow such a beautiful combination, your image is delightful..

  7. love the colouring, beautiful card.

  8. Beautiful card Kathy!! Love the colors!

  9. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love this color combo. Your flower centers are stunning and that bow!!!! Oooh-la-la!

  10. This is GORGEOUS, Kathy. I absolutely LOVE the color combo with the purple. It's lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your time and your talents. It's always SUCH a blessing to me. I really hope that everything is well with you and your family.
    Word Art Wednesday


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