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 28, 2015

Fluffy Birdies - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's that time of the week for me to share a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  Today I'm using the Birds and Blooms Collection to make a fairly clean and simple card using this sweet Fluffy Birdies image.  I just love these little chubby birds!

I colored the image using pencils and mineral spirits and die cut it with Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die. There is an image and matching die for the birds, leaves and branches, but this time I wanted to do something a little more simple. I did add one flower for the bow, but decided not to add any to the branch and leaves...I didn't want to cover up those adorable birdies! Instead I added dots of Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the branches.

I added a background mat using Spring Blue card stock by Coredinations that I embossed with the Scrollwork Embossing Folder. The bow is made with yellow fiber I have leftover from my days as a weaver. I love making fiber bows as they come out so delicate and don't overpower the project.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Such a talented group of ladies!

I'm submitting this to the following Challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #168 - Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge January - Choose Your Challenge: Colored Pencils, cotton fiber, coloring, dry embossing, flower/Prills.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Fluffy Birdies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3644 - Birds and Blooms Cling Set
HCPC 3646 - Fluffy Birdies Cling Set
HCD 757 - Leafy Branch Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One
Memento Teal Zeal Ink

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Spring Blue (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), glue dots, pop dots, water mister, wax paper, fibers (my stash), Bow-Easy Tool, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Light Umber, Chocolate, Espresso, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Mediterranean Blue.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut mat with Spring Blue measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", emboss with folder and glue to card base. Stamp Fluffy Birdies image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Die cut image with Elegant Ovals using wax paper. (The wax paper protects the colored image and makes the release from the die easier.) Add image to card using pop dots. Make multi-loop bow with yellow fibers (or ribbon) and Bow-Easy Tool. Add bow to card as shown using glue dots.

Stamp flowers from Birds and Blooms on Solar White with Teal Zeal Ink and cut with matching Birds And Blooms Die. Color one flower with Mediterranean Blue pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Clip between petals, spray back with water and shape with mat and tool kit. Once dry, add to fiber bow using glue dots. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue. Add dots of Buttercup Liquid Pearls as shown.


  1. I am always inspired by your beautiful work. This card is so lovely with the perfect shade of blue...and the white die cut. The coloring here is just fabulous...My favorite card this week!

  2. Such a pretty card and beautifully colored!! Hugs and blessings!

  3. Beautiful. I adore the bow you created and your stamped/colored image literally pops of the page.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  4. You never cease to WOW me with your wonderful talent!!!

  5. Such a stunning card Kathy! Your work is always an inspiration :)

  6. Gorgeous Kathy! Your pencil coloring on your birdies is fabulous! Hugs, M

  7. Hi Kathy, beautiful card design, love your coloured stamped image.. The whole card looks so fresh and clean looking with the pretty colours..stunning.
    Hugs pam x

  8. Such a lovely shade of blue that perfectly matches the way you colored your birds! Just beautiful Kathy!

  9. Love this card and those sweet little birds that you put on it. Thank you for taking the time to share it with all of us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month :)

  10. Beautiful card. Love the adorable birds, pretty blue and your fiber bow.

  11. Stunning Kathy!! I love the way the birds match your cardstock.

  12. I have always been a huge fan and this card just proves my point! I love these fluffy little birds and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. This is beautiful Kathy...I LOVE birds, and yours are sure pretty, can't wait for spring...Awesome card...LOVE it!!

  14. Your adorable bluebirds have stolen my heart! Your work is absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. Beautiful! Those birdies are colored to perfection!

  16. Hello my friend!! I was thinking about you and had to stop in!!

    I sure hope all is well with you!! I still hope we can get together sometime soon...maybe in the spring.

    Your card is gorgeous!! I just love the blue, the embossed background and your coloring of the adorable image!!


  17. I have always admired your colouring, this is gorgeous

  18. This is so soft and precious, Kathy. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and may God bless your week. It's always SO nice to have you play along with us. I just LOVE seeing your amazing cards.
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. Your coloring is so spectacular...and then you use the most elegant background techniques! Those birdies really pop! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!


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