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 8, 2014

Your Special Day - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release for October, the All Geared Up Collection!

Shift your creativity into high gear with the All Geared Up collection from Heartfelt Creations! This imaginative mix of gears, cogs, and mechanical flowers uses deep shades of rust, brown, teal, red and cream to create a fabulous industrial vibe. Clever vanity license plates, chains, wire, rugged stripes and distressed graphics mesh perfectly with Steampunk or masculine projects, and will keep your wheels turning with ideas for "girly grunge" creations, too. The versatile All Geared Up dies feature fanciful sprockets, gears, cogs, chains and license plates that can be shaped into innovative 3-D embellishments or die cut from white cardstock to create beautiful doily accents. Six hand drawn stamp sets continue the mechanical theme with a large Cogs and Gears background stamp, themed accent stamps, mechanical bouquets and playful sentiments that are "geared" to carry your project across the finish line with a smile. The All Geared Up Collection has been designed to inspire the bold in let's gear up!

My first project with this collection is called "Your Special Day".  I love this teal and brown color combination!

Such beautiful and rich colors in the designer papers!  I heat embossed the main image on the designer paper using Clear Bark Embossing Powder.  I then added a mechanical flower with Brown Gala Glitz, leaves, some Natural Jute Ribbon and a brad.  You can see the complete instructions for this at the bottom of my post.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog and see all the awesome projects by the designers this week and a new video by Emma Lou showing you some fun techniques!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #153 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More #116 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!



Your Special Day

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3634 - Tarnished Gears PreCut Set
HCD 754 - All Geared Up
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1 248 - All Geared Up Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal

9brn - Brown Gala Glitz

Other Products:

Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Aegean (Coredinations)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark (Tsukineko), Java (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), Brown Twill, 1.5" Jute Ribbon Natural (Really Reasonable Ribbon), brad (Bo Bunny - Weekend Market), orange stick, pop dots, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleenes).

Instructions: Make card base with Early Espresso measuring 5 3/8" square. Cut mat with Aegean card stock measuring 5 3/16" square and ink edges with Java Ink. Cut striped designer paper (dp) 5" x 1 1/2" and cut teal/brown dp 5" x 3 1/2". Stamp image (as pictured) on teal/brown dp with VersaMark and heat emboss with Clear Bark Embossing Powder. Ink the two papers with Java and glue down as pictured to Aegean mat. Cover seam of two papers with Brown Twill and secure in back of mat. Add to card base with pop dots. Cut ticket sentiment from dp with Luggage & Tags Die, ink edges with Java and add as pictured with pop dots.

Die cut 2 leaves from Early Espresso and 3 from Aegean. Die cut 1 small flower with Early Espresso and 1 from teal/brown dp. Shape all pieces with orange stick or pen as desired and ink with Java. Trim pieces of Jute Ribbon and add as shown using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. (For the "bow" on top right, I removed a couple of the fibers in the middle and tied it to shape into a bow.) Add leaves and flower as shown using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add clock face brad to "bow" center. Add Brown Gala Glitz to flower center using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear.


  1. Wonderful colors and beautiful card.

  2. You really captured the rugged feel of this collection by adding all that wonderful burlap to the card. So smart! Love the colors and the wonderful flower, too! Beautiful card, Kathy!

  3. Absolutley gorgeous, you aced this....

  4. love the colour combo you used, matched the collection perfectly, love the ribbon and burlap details too.

  5. Another beautiful creation!! Love it!! Hugs and blessings!

  6. hi Kathy, Wonderful creation you have made, very different this collection..beautiful colours.
    hugs pam.

  7. Your background and diecuts look amazing, gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  8. Love this stunning card! Love all the element you used.Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  9. Very pretty, I like your color combo!

  10. A lovely card, guaranteed to be cherished by the lucky individual who receive is. So many pretty elements..Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  11. Wow fantastic textures and design! Love the use of all the elements , thank you for sharing with ATSM


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