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, December 24, 2014

Arianna Bird Haven - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe it's Christmas Eve already?  I'm so not ready for it!

Today I have a cute floral birdhouse card for you using Heartfelt Creations' Arianna Bird Haven Set for the image and the Lullaby Darlings Set for the sentiment.

I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and cut it with a Labels 4 die. The mat behind it is the Elegant labels 4 die cut in white.  The background mat is embossed with Pirouette Embossing Folder and glued to a white card base.  I added Avocado Liquid Pearls to the flower centers and a silk multi-loop bow with an adhesive pearl in the center.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Lots of inspiration there!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #163 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!



Arianna Bird Haven

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3611 - Arianna Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3607 - Lullaby Darlings PreCut Set
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Recollections White, Neenah Solar White, Bazzills Parakeet
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 1/4" White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), adhesive pearl (Want2Scrap), Avocado Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Pirouette Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4, Labels 4, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make a 4" x 6" card base with white cardstock. Cut Parakeet card stock 3 13/16" x 5 13/16", emboss with folder and adhere to card base. Die cut Elegant Labels 4 with white cardstock and add to card with pop dots.

Stamp Arianna Bird Haven image and sentiment from Lullaby Darlings on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink as shown and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut image with Labels 4 and add to card with pop dots. Add dots of Avocado Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Make multi-loop bow with silk ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and add to card as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dot.


  1. Kathy i love your colouring, always so soft and this is beautifully done.

  2. Beautiful card, and your coloring is just perfect.

  3. So gorgeous! The way you use color always thrills me. I study your cards at great length because they are sheer perfection. That embossed panel adds such wonderful depth and texture, and then the perfectly colored image just pops off the white die cuts. You inspire me!

  4. Really stunning card Kathy! Merry Christmas:)
    hugs and blessings

  5. Beautiful card and beautiful bird house.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Lovely, sweet card! Merry Christmas Kathy!

  7. This is such a beautiful card! Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Our get together was tonight so now I can relax and kick my feet up for a while. Hope you have a wonderful celebration.

  8. Hi Kathy, love this card!, only a shame the bird house will be no more...but thankfuly we have a new one coming...we are so happy! oxo

  9. This is stunning, Kathy! I always love seeing your sweet Heartfelt Creations cards, and this one is quite lovely indeed. THanks SO MUCH for sharing it with us. I miss chatting with you and hope all is well.
    God bless you, my friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. hi Kathy, how did I miss this beautiful creation. so sorry..
    looks amazing as always..
    "Happy New Year" to you and your family..
    Know the feeling of busy ..not enough hours in the day..
    Hugs pam x

  11. Such a beautiful card! Happy New Year!


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