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 17, 2014

Eggplant Poinsettia - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a Christmas card!

I used the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Berry Sets from last year's Christmas collections.  The images are stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and colored with chalk inks.  Here's a little close up of the flower.

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

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

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Eggplant Poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 - Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 738 - Ornamental Add On Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White
Ink: VersaMagic Hint of Pesto, Eggplant, VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Stampendous Pirates Gold Embossing Powder, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, heat tool, adhesive pearl, Bisque Ivory Liquid Pearls (Ranger), pop dots, makeup applicators, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mini mister with water, Grand Calibur.

Instructions: Make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Natural White. Cut mat with Natural White measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Wrap 2 pieces of Cream Seam Binding around mat as shown and secure in back. Add mat to base using pop dots.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Berry Leaves (one of each) on Natural White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel by applying heat from underneath. Cut all with matching dies. Select 3 different size flowers and apply Eggplant Chalk Ink to center of each petal using makeup applicators so that the color fades to the outside of the petal. Spritz the back of the flowers with water and shape with fingers. Once dry, glue together with Art Institute Glue offsetting petals. Color leaves and swirls with Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink and Eggplant on the berries. Spritz with water on back and shape with fingers and mat and tool kit as desired. Once dry, arrange as shown and glue down with Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearl to flower center.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder. Die cut with classic tag from Luggage and Tag Die and add as shown using pop dots. Add dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls as shown.


  1. Beautiful. The colors are stunning.

  2. So gorgeous. Love the soft colors.

  3. this is truly stunning, love your soft colours.

  4. Stunning card design Kathy, love the colours of those beautiful flowers with the cream background and soft tone leaves..
    Hugs Pam

  5. This is so beautiful Kathy. I LOVE the lavender tone of the poinsettia! It's wonderful! Merry Christmas! Hugs

  6. Oh, Kathy! What a gorgeous card! The coloring on that poinsettia is heavenly! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, my friend!

  7. Kathy...this card just takes my breath away! Absolutely stunning, and I just love the colors!

  8. Hi Kathy, love the softness of this card...any one would love to receive this!

  9. Just beautiful Kathy, your coloring is amazing!


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