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, October 15, 2014

Nuts and Bolts - Heartfelt Creations & Really Reasonable Ribbon

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back again with another card using the new All Geared Up Collection released last week by Heartfelt Creations.  This time I'm using the Nuts and Bolts Set.

I stamped the image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and colored it with pencils and mineral spirits. (You can click on the photo for a closer view.) The 'frame' was made using one of the card fronts from the designer papers that I trimmed.

Today we are also doing a cross-promotional blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon - my favorite place to buy ribbon!!!  I used their gorgeous Copper Forest Silk Ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool to make this beautiful bow!  I love the way their silk ribbon drapes, so pretty and the 2 tones on the ribbon really make an eye-catching bow!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More #117 - Make Your Mark

Thanks for stopping by!



Nuts and Bolts

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3633 - Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set
HCDP1 248 - All Geared Up Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Fudgesicle, French Roast, Aegean (Coredinations)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Copper Forest Silk Ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), cutting mat, craft knife, button, floss, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Jade Green, Celadon Green, Muted Turquoise, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black.

Instructions: Make top fold card base with French Roast measuring 4" x 5 1/4". Cut mat 3 3/4" x 5" with Aegean and ink edges lightly with Vintage Photo. Cut mat 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" with Fudgesicle and ink edges with Vintage Photo. Glue two mats together and add to base with pop dots.

Stamp image on Natural White with Vintage Photo and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Cut card front (pictured) from designer paper and trim outside and center oval as shown. (I used a craft knife and cutting mat to cut out the oval shape.) Ink edges with Vintage Photo. Add image behind card front as shown with pop dots and add to mats. Make triple loop bow with Bow-Easy tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add floss to button and add to bow center with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls.


  1. Great creative design Kathy. Love the color combination. Beautiful in the card you created. - Jim

  2. Kathy, this is sooooo gorgeous! The colors are stunning, and the coloring is exceptional! Fabulous ribbon, too!!

  3. this is absolutely beautiful, I love that ribbon!!!! and your bow is perfect!

  4. Such a beautiful card. That ribbon is stunning.

  5. Fabulous creation Kathy, your colouring is beautiful and that ribbon bow amazing.
    hugs pam

  6. Wow! What a great color combination. That ribbon is so beautiful! Great design!

  7. Wow, this is just gorgeous - never thought nuts and bolts could be so pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  8. The image, layout and color are gorgeous. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 154th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  9. This is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the ribbon is perfect.

  10. Absolutely adore the colors, Kathy! Fabulous coloring and bow! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

  11. Very, very pretty! We at Word Art Wednesday thank you so much for participating in our challenge this week. We are delighted to share you artwork and know it will inspire the people who come to your blog from our site. Thanks so much for your support. That means so much to us!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  12. Beautiful colouring, love the bow! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. Monika


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