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, January 21, 2015

Birds & Blooms Collage - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a card for you using the Birds & Blooms Collage image.

I stamped the collage image using black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder so I could color it with chalk inks using make up applicators. I also added 2 birds and 3 flowers to the bird and leaves on the image using the same process. (Sorry this picture isn't the best, this is prettier in real life...I'm having trouble with photos and lighting lately!)

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #167 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!



Birds & Blooms Collage

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3644 - Birds and Blooms Cling Set
HCPC 3649 - Birds and Blooms Collage Cling Set
HCD 756 - Birds and Blooms Die
HCD 757 - Leafy Branch Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white (Recollections), blue (DCWV), Sugar-N-Spice (Coredinations) Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic), Pink Cheeks, Mocha Mama, Banana Bliss (QuickQuotes)
Accessories: Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, pop dots, make up applicators.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 5 7/8". Cut white card base 5 7/8" x 9 3/4", score 4 7/8" and fold. Cut Sugar-N-Spice mat slightly smaller than card base. Cut blue mat 4 1/16" x 5 1/16" and glue mats together. Add mats to card base with pop dots.

Stamp Birds & Blooms Collage on Solar White with Onyx Black and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Trim image to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Color butterflies, flowers, leaves and bird with chalk inks using make up applicators. Adhere image to mats. Stamp and color birds and flowers from Birds & Blooms in same manner and cut with matching die. (Use 1 left facing and 1 right facing bird and 3 flower blooms.) Shape birds and flowers with mat and tool kit. Add birds as shown using pop dots. Add flowers below birds as shown using Art Institute Glue. Add Tu-Tu Pink Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.


  1. Kathy, this card is stunning! I love the sentiment done in black and white! It really makes the birds and blossoms pop off the page. As always, your coloring mesmerizes's just so perfect! Another impeccable never cease to delight and amaze me!

  2. Beautiful. So clean, simple and elegant.

  3. Kathy, beautifully colored! Lovely, simple design!

  4. Kathy, this is beautiful! Your coloring is stunning! I know how you feel about the picture taking...we've had nothing but cloudy weather which makes getting that great photo so much harder!

  5. I just love your style, this is gorgeous!!!

  6. you certainly have a fabulous way to colour your images, i love looking at your work when you post something you have coloured!

  7. Gorgeous card design Kathy, love the font on this background stamp and beautiful coloured images.
    Hugs Pam

  8. Hi Kathy...what a awesome all the pretty colours, It is a BEAUTIFUL collage of verse, and pretty flowers/butterflies combined!!

  9. Love the way you showcase this sentiment paper. TFS

  10. So beautiful Kathy. The striking black background combined with the soft pastel chalks of your coloring is absolutely stunning! I love it! Hugs, M

  11. WOW, what an amazing stamp, Kathy; and you did such an awesome job with it. Just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge, and for sharing your incredible talents. I really don't know HOW you do it!
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Hi there! I found your blog from over on SCS while looking at your quilt card, and just wanted to say I *love* your opening greeting on here (on the blog homepage). I've looked at tons of your work now and they are all SO stunning. You have a very artful eye and keen sense of color. Thanks for sharing your work (and thanks especially for the card instructions!).


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!