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 23, 2014

Friends Frame - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a little frame I bought at Michaels that I decorated and inserted with a sentiment and flowers.

For the inside, I stamped the flowers and “friends” sentiment together so they would fit nicely inside the frame.  I then colored the flowers with pencils and mineral spirits and dotted them with White Opal Liquid Pearls.

For the outside, I stamped some Posy Patch Flowers, colored them the same way, shaped them and added them to the frame with some of the beautiful new leaf and vines from the Cut Mat Create Dies.  I used a glue gun to adhere everything to make sure it stayed well.  I then added some Prills to the flower centers, a fiber bow and a button.

I think this makes a really sweet gift for a friend!  I've been collecting these frames from Michaels and have finally found a great use for them!  These would be cute gifts for Christmas or teacher gifts with a different sentiment!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  So much beautiful work there!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #142 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!



Friends Frame

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3618 - Everyday Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3616 - Vines and Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 - Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
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
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Green Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Ivory Burlap String (May Arts), button, glue gun, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), 2.2" x 2.2" Photo Frame (Michaels), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Blue Violet Lake, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black.

Instructions: Stamp flower image and sentiment together on Solar White with Onyx Black placing so as to fit inside your frame opening. Color image with pencils and add White Opal Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Trim image to fit inside frame. Stamp Posy Patch Flowers (3 - smallest, 1 each next two sizes up) on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and cut with matching dies. Lightly mist with water on back and shape with mat and tool kit. With Green Linen Cardstock, cut 1 small leaf (HCD 751) and 1 small vine (HCD 750). Pinch leaves together slightly with fingers. Add leaves/vines and flowers as shown to frame using glue gun. Make multi-loop bow with string and tool, add to frame as pictured using glue gun. Add button with string to bow with glue dot.


  1. Kathy, this is just stunning! It's the perfect frame for your image, and the flowers are gorgeous. You never fail to delight and inspire!

  2. Beautiful, love the flowers!

  3. Such a pretty frame! Love the flowers!! Hugs and blessings!!

  4. Kathy, The frame is very pretty and you actually increased it's original beauty with the bow and flowers. You are a welcome guest, thank you for showing us this amazing art. Such creativity inspires.
    Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday.

  5. hi Kathy, beautiful flowers on your frame, love the sentiment and stamped image, inside your the frame, makes a lovely gift.
    hugs pam

  6. I can't believe that you found that beautiful frame at Michaels! And what you did with it is just amazing! This caught my eye at SCS where I commented there...but it definitely deserved another look...Another masterpiece from you.
    Thank you for all the nice comments on my blog...Hope you are having a great week.

  7. Gorgeous!! wish u would show me how u shape the posy flowers..thanks

  8. Thank you flowergirl! I used the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit & Mat to shape my flowers. You can find some wonderful tutorials by Emma Lou at Heartfelt Creations for flower making here:

  9. Hi Kathy...What an awesome BEAUTY you created...hmmmm yummm...I LOVE it...such pretty flowers, and I LOVE that frame!!

  10. This is absolutely STUNNING, Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday


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