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, August 6, 2014

Vines & Blooms Thank You - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's that time of the week where I get to share some Heartfelt Creations with you!  This week I have a card made using the new Mat Cut Create Collection!

Even though this collection was designed for scrapbooking, it works really well for cards and altered art too!

The flower image is from the Vines and Blooms Set which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I didn't like the way they looked with just purple on the petals, so I added a little white gel pen to them.  I added adhesive pearls, some Diamond Stickles, and White Opal Liquid Pearls to the flower centers.

The sentiment is from the Summer Glory Set that I stamped with the image.  I then used the Cut Mat Create Dies to die cut the image and then I mat for it with the purple designer paper from the collection.

I created a narrow mat under the image to go across the card using more of the designer paper and green card stock.  A bow and more pearls were added to complete the card.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the talented designers!

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Vines & Blooms Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3616 - Vines and Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3614 - Summer Glory PreCut Set
HCDP1 - 245 - Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create Set 2A
HCD 752 - Cut Mat Create Set 2B
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White, Green Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Purple Passion (PowderPuffs)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), adhesive pearls, Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Parma Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black.

Instructions: Make a white card base measuring 4 1/4" x 6". Use the 6" x 6" block of purple designer paper using the bottom stripe portion and trim it to measure 1 9/16" x 5 13/16". Ink edges with Purple Passion. Cut Green Linen 1 3/4" x 5 13/16". Glue 2 pieces together as shown and glue to card base across center. Stamp flower image (Vines and Blooms) on Solar White with Onyx Black and stamp sentiment (Summer Glory) on upper right as pictured. Color image with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut image with large rounded rectangle (HCD 752) that measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Die cut dark purple designer paper with large rounded rectangle (HCD 751) that measures 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and ink edges with Purple Passion. Add image to mat with pop dots and add both to card base with pop dots. Add adhesive pearls and Stickles to flower centers. Make triple-loop bow with ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right of card and to bow center using glue dots. 


  1. I knew this was yours before I read your name on the Heartfelt design site...Your work is AMAZING!!! This is just beautiful. I looked for it on Splitcoast and you haven't posted it there yet. I wa sgoign to commetn and fav....LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. That ribbon with those purple! Stunning!

  3. The bow, the rich colors, the design, perfect gorgeous card!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous. Your coloring is just stunning.

  5. Beautifully done, Love your coloring and the purples are so striking. Such a amazing bow.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. gorgeous card, love the stunning colouring too.

  7. stunning Kathy, love your colours on this card, beautiful stamp..colours and layout..
    hugs pam

  8. Another gorgeous creation Kathy. Love the added touch of the white gel pen - will have to CASE that idea!

  9. wow, this is just stunning. Those flowers are colored beautifully.


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