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, November 12, 2014

Pink Poinsettia Ornament - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a little Christmas ornament to show you!

In real life this is actually really pretty!  It's one of those projects that is just plain difficult to photo!  If you click on the photo itself, you can get a better view of it if you like.

The base of the ornament is made using the Raindrops on Roses Die. The flower is the Christmas Poinsettia done with white card stock, heat embossed with white powder and colored with chalk ink.  The full instructions are at the bottom of my post if you would like to try it out for Christmas gifts this year!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There's also a sneak peek of the collection being released on Black Friday!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #158 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Pink Poinsettia Ornament

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3557 - Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Metal Glue Tip
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic)
Accessories: make-up applicator, 1/8" Scor-tape, metal charm, bead, spacer, 1/8" pink ribbon (Offray), White Seam Binding, Pearlized String Beads, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), glue gun, Bazzills Splat Mat, White Embossing Powder (Stampin Up), orange stick, adhesive pearls (Recollections), heat tool.


Using white card stock and the Raindrops on Roses Die, die cut 6 Lattice Pieces. Score each piece down center point to point of longer side and crease. Glue half piece at a time with another half using the glue and metal glue tip leaving last 2 side open. (Follow the same technique Emma Lou used in making the dimensional tree card here.) Cut a 16" piece of 1/8" pink ribbon. Thread ribbon through charm and then the bead spacer. Add strip of Scor-Tape down center of ornament where all the scored pieces meet. Lay the ribbon inside onto Scor-Tape to secure in place. Glue last two side together to form ornament. Cut approximately 10" piece of Pearlized String Beads, make loop and glue to top of ornament with glue gun. Make 5 loop bow with White Seam Binding and bow tool. Glue over beads where they cross each other using glue gun.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettia image on Solar White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Die cut with Sun Kissed Fluer Die. Select 3 flowers (I used the 2nd, 4th, and 6th largest blooms) and color with Perfect Plumeria Ink and make up applicator. I shaped the flowers using the mat and pressing the end of an orange stick down the center of each petal and then using the Paper Blossoms tools to press in the center. Glue flowers together, offsetting petals, using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearl to flower center and outline pearl with Diamond Stickles. Add flower to bow center using glue gun. Tie knot on top of pink ribbon for hanging ornament. Thread ribbon through metal bead and glue over knot to cover it.


  1. Oooo this is so pretty, love it<3 TFS xnx

  2. It's really, really pretty in the picture, too, Kathleen! I love this delicate, shimmery ornament! How clever...and beautiful! Your flower is just gorgeous, too! Hugs!!!

  3. Absolutley beautiful!!!!! So elegant!

  4. This ornament is stunning! I love it. I want to try & make some! Hugs

  5. This is gorgeous. A tree full of these beauties would defintely be gorgeous.

  6. Kathy...this is breathtaking! A grouping of these would be so elegant on a Christmas tree! Just beautiful!

  7. Beautiful....I'm making some of these right now. My niece has made some Christmas Loom charms that I'll use on the bottom. She's selling them at a craft bazaar! Great little, yet beautiful feature! thanks a bunch

  8. hi Kathy, stunning elegant ornament creations, this would look amazing on your Christmas tree or hung as a decoration.
    hugs pam

  9. beautiful christmas ornamment, what a great idea

  10. This is absolutely STUNNING, Kathy. Not that I need the competition, LOL, but the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp (Monday challenge) is ornaments. Just in case you want to link it up.

    It's lovely, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    God bless you,

  11. Such an awesome Christmas project! It's stunning in white with the pink poinsettia! Just love it!

  12. Gorgeous ornament!!! So elegant!!!

  13. Hi Kathy....this leaves me breathless.

  14. Beautiful ornament Kathy! Just stunning!


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