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 3, 2014

Heartthrob - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a sweet hummingbird and bleeding heart card for you!

This image is from the Heartthrob PreCut Set which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then die cut it with the Elegant Ovals Die.  I stamped the image again to color an extra hummingbird that I could then pop on top of the original image to make it stand out a little more.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #161 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting me today!




Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3641 - Heartthrob PreCut Set
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Sunrise Orchid (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (Recollections), cotton fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, heart button, glue dots, foam mounting tape (Scotch), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Magenta, Mahogany Red, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/2" x 5 5/8". Cut mat with Sunrise Orchid measuring 4 5/16" x 5 7/16" and white mat 4 1/8" x 5 1/4". Emboss white mat with folder and glue mats together. Add to card base with pop dots.

Stamp Heartthrob image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink twice. Color one image completely and the bird only on the second with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut the full image with Elegant Ovals and fussy cut the hummingbird. Lightly ink the bird edges with black ink and add to main image with pop dots. Add oval image to card with pop dots.

Make multi-loop bow with fibers and bow tool and add to image as pictured using glue dots. Thread fiber through button and add to bow center with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right.


  1. Wow, Kathy! You make the prettiest string bows!!! The coloring on this is just heavenly. The shading, the colors you chose...really, really beautiful!

  2. I agree with Kathy, your colouring is fantastic, and i too, love your bows.

  3. You have out done yourself again with this gorgeous creation!!!!

  4. This is just stunning Kathy! Such a beautiful image and I love that bow.

  5. So pretty, I love your coloring and the wonderful texture!

  6. Very pretty...and you know that I like that color combo!

  7. Stunning card design Kathy, beautifully coloured image, love the colours you have used and embossing.

    Hugs Pam

  8. So pretty! I love this and your coloring and choice of colors are always amazing.

  9. Kathy, this is beautiful! I love that little hummer...he's colored to perfection! The bow is a fantastic finishing touch!

  10. Hi Kathy...what a absolutely STUNNING card....your colours are so pretty, and it all fits together so well!! Awesome!!

  11. Stunning Kathy! Your coloring on this image is breathtaking! Hugs

  12. oh my such gorgeous coloring, and love your bow with the little heart, great embossed framing!

  13. Just beautiful! You know I ended up having to buy this oval because of your card !!! hehe my aunt did too!! Liz

  14. What a gorgeous design Kathy.

    Hugs Diane

  15. This is so pretty I almost cannot stand it! It is so simple yet so complex and just so stunning!

  16. Beautiful coloring Kathy!!! Just a gorgeous design!

  17. What a pretty card!! I always admire your coloring! Hugs and blessings!

  18. This is so beautiful, I love your coloring!


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