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 4, 2015

Coral Aster With Love - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  This week I used an oldie, but goodie set for you from the Delicate Asters Collection!

The flower and leaves are from the Bold Delicate Asters Set. I stamped them with ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing coloring! You can also "stamp off" the color first on scrap paper to get a lighter color which looks really pretty and do a combination of both.

The lattice piece behind the oval frame is from the Raindrops on Roses Die. The tag is from the new Birds and Blooms Paper Collection cut out with the Luggage and Tag Die.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There is also another sneak peek of the Butterfly Melody Collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge #296 - Flower Power
Craft Hoarders Anonymous January Challenge - Choose Your Challenge (Ink, Twine, Stamping/Die-cutting, Dry embossing, Pearl/bead finding)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Coral Aster With Love

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3495 - Bold Delicate Asters Cling Set
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 726 - Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 250 - Birds and Blooms Designer Paper
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink

Other Products:

Paper: White (Recollections), Cameo Coral (Stampin Up)
Ink: Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Green twine (American Crafts), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), adhesive pearl, spacer bead, pop dots, glue dots, Aleenes Paper Glaze, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, Bow-Easy Tool.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut mat with Cameo Coral measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut white mat 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", die cut center with Classic Ovals Large and emboss with folder. Die cut lattice piece from Raindrops on Rose Die with white card stock and tape to back of white mat so that it shows through the oval opening as pictured. Glue mats together and add to card base with pop dots.

On white card stock, stamp one of each flower size from the Bold Delicate Asters Set using Rhubarb Stalk Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Cut with matching Delicate Asters Die. Shape back of flowers with mat and tool kit, then press in center on the right side to push petals up. Glue flowers together off-setting petals. On white card stock stamp 3 stems using Peeled Paint Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Cut with matching die and pinch leaves with fingers to shape. Add stems and flower to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Coral See Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue and once dry, add Diamond Stickles over and around outside of Prills.

Using the Luggage and Tags Die, cut the "With Love" tag from the Birds and Blooms Designer Paper. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Add to card as pictured using Double Dot and glue. Make multi-loop bow with green twine and Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to center of spacer bead using Aleenes Paper Glaze and let dry. Add to bow center with glue dot.


  1. Wow, Kathleen! The color in this is just off the charts! I love the inset lattice...and that aster is scrumptious! Card perfection, as always!

  2. Gorgeous card Kathy, i too love the lattice insert,

  3. Beautiful card, Kathleen! That aster is gorgeous...and the colors you've used on the card just make my heart smile!

  4. What a sweet card. Love the embossing over the die cutting.
    Lovely work.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  5. What a beautiful coral color choice! This is stunning Kathleen!

  6. Gorgeous, the flower is breathtaking!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous creation Kathy! Have a Blessed day!

  8. Hi Kathy, love your beautiful card design, my favorite flower,
    gorgeous background and embossing.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Beautiful Kathy! I love the die cut behind the embossing, and that flowers is stunning.

  10. Kathy, The two colors on white make a dramatic statement and the lattice is quite lovely. Thank you so much for entering our 169th AG challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Please come back really soon with you wonderful art. Blessings, Carole

  11. Such a very pretty card Kathy and perfect for our flowers theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  12. First off I love your color choice,,,you play well with color! Lovely embossing and your flower is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. Excellent! Beautifully done aster. Die cut is pretty and the card itself is a masterpiece. Love the twine bow. perfect on this card. - Jim

  14. such a pretty card, love the opening to the color!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. Love the embossing frame you used. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  16. This is so pretty. I love that flower! And the color with the white....wowza! Thanks for joining the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!


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