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, February 11, 2015

Botanical Rose Bouquet - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

The new Butterfly Medley Collection from Heartfelt Creations is now available!

Are you longing for springtime...dreaming of sunny hours spent in a lavish flower garden where butterflies flit lazily from blossom to blossom?  Heartfelt Creations invites you to revel in the beauty of springtime with the release of the Butterfly Medley Collection of stamps, dies, and papers.  This uplifting collection is bursting with bountiful botanical roses and a kaleidoscope of fanciful butterflies.  Soft shades of pastel peach, lilac, sage, lemon, teal and pink are the perfect counterpoint for the bleak, grey days of mid-winter.  Beautifully landscaped backgrounds include pastel plaids, cheery polka-dots, flowing script, classic stripes, elegant flourishes, seed packets, garden themed sentiments and images.  Six hand drawn stamp sets featuring botanical roses and butterflies can be paired with two sets of dies, allowing you to stamp and die cut a host of embellishments with a single pass through your die cutting machine.  You'll dream in beauty, plant seeds of encouragement and reap a harvest of creativity when you design with the Butterfly Medley Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

What a beautiful collection of butterflies and flowers to play with in this collection!  I love these stamps and matching dies that have multiple pieces to them!  Makes things go so much faster when creating!

For my card this week I used the Botanical Rose Bouquet Set for the main image.  I added additional flowers and leaves from the Botanical Rose Set and a butterfly from the Butterfly Medley Set.  The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits, although I never did get the color intensity I wanted.  It's a little more muted than I wanted, oh well!  I did just purchase some Polychromos Pencils, so I'm hoping to improve my coloring a little once I learn how to use them!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful projects the designers have for you this week!  So many talented ladies on the design team!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #170 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Botanical Rose Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3653 - Botanical Rose Bouquet Cling Set
HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling Set
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling Set
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
741 - Shell White Glitter

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Danford Iris (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Aleenes Paper Glaze, small brush, Ivory Burlap String (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, pencil, water mister, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Jade Green, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Muted Turquoise, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Cream, Jasmine, Deco Yellow, Black

Instructions: Make card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" with Danford Iris card stock. Cut mat with white measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and set aside. Cut card front (pictured) from designer paper, trim to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", die cut center using Classic Ovals Large and set aside.

Stamp Botanical Rose Bouquet image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Place card front over colored image (so image is on lower left) and lightly pencil area on image that will need to be fussy cut in order to extend over the top of the card front. (This is similar to the "outside the box" technique shown here ( ). Trim image so that it fits nicely under and partially over the card front as pictured, then tape down on back of mat. Add image/card front to white mat and add this to card base with pop dots.

On Solar White with Onyx Black stamp leaves and flowers from the Botanical Rose Set and butterflies from the Butterfly Medley Set. Color 2 leaves, 2 smaller flowers and 1 small butterfly and cut with matching dies. Spray back of flowers lightly with water and shape with mat and tool kit. Spray back of leaves lightly with water and shape with fingers. Shape butterfly wings by rolling them over a pencil and then pressing pencil down center over mat. Make a multi-loop twine bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Glue leaves and flowers to image as pictured. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add butterfly to bow center using glue dots. Brush Aleenes Paper Glaze on flowers and butterfly as desired and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter.


  1. Gorgeous !! I love the colour too! Hugs xx

  2. How gorgeous is this? Everything is absolute perfection in this card. I get such a sense of serenity from your's all doused in the peace of God...and it just ministers to me every single week. Thank you for creating such beautiful art!

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the soft colors and the beautiful flowers.

  4. Hi Kathy, love your stunning card design, beautiful image..colour tones and embellishments.
    Hugs Pam x

  5. Every time I see one of your amazing Heartfelt cards, I just think to myself, "how does she do it?" , and then I think to myself, "I could have never made anything this beautiful", so I know that it was best that you all ended up with the DT you have. You all do such amazing work. God's plans are always best. Thanks so much for sharing with us and letting me relish in your wonderful creations today. I am blessed.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. The three colors are serene, the flower centres are so realistic making this a most beautiful card. Thank you for taking time to share your creations with us at Word Art Wednesday. You art is always so wonderful. Blessings,

  7. WHAT A BEAUTY!!! I love the soft pale blue shades and your images are just amazing! WOW!!! This card is PERFECT!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday

    Have a blessed day!

  8. Such a pretty card!! Love it! Hugs and blessings!!

  9. Kathy you colour some of the most beautiful flowers i have seen. Your touch of colour is perfect and this is just stunning.

  10. Kathy, I love the softness of this card! It is colored perfectly in my opinion and it is just so peaceful, even though you wanted more intense color, I think it is perfect!!

  11. Beautiful Kathy!! Love your coloring!

  12. Kathy, this is so amazing! Your coloring is perfect...and I just cannot keep from viewing this card over and over. Perfection!

  13. Hi Kathy...Your card is just GORGEOUS, I love your flowers in blue, all coloured so well, and the frame & BG is so pretty too, awesome lil butterfly to add the right touch!!

  14. Hello Kathy: I just found this amazing card you made on Pinterest and I was floored!!! It's just incredibly beautiful, so soft and perfectly colored!! I, of course, pinned it and I too can't take my eyes off of it. Thank you for sharing your talent so generously.
    Many hugs.


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