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 18, 2015

Dream in Beauty - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! Today I have another card created using the Butterfly Medley Collection.

I used the Dream in Beauty Set for the main image by heat embossing it on a piece of the designer paper. I add flowers and butterflies to it that were heat embossed on cream card stock and colored with chalk inks. You'll find detailed instructions for this at the end of my post if you would like them.

Visit the HC Blog to see what the designers came up with this week! So many beautiful creations with lots of flowers and butterflies!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #171 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Dream In Beauty

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3652 - Botanical Wings Cling
HCPC 3655 - Dream In Beauty Cling
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), DCWV Neutrals Stack, Sage Shadow (Stampin Up)
Inks: VersaMark, Antique Linen (Ranger), Turquoise Gem, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Spice, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy Tool, fibers (stash), distressing tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, make-up applicators, pop dots, glue dots, water mini mister, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleene's).

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" card base with Sage Shadow. Cut peach mat measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/8". On aqua designer paper, stamp the Dream in Beauty image with VersaMark and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Trim image to 4" x 5", distress edges with tool, ink edges with Antique Linen and glue to peach mat. Add mats to card base with pop dots.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp large butterfly (Botanical Wings), butterflies (Butterfly Medley), flowers and leaves (Botanical Rose) and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Color selected pieces (pictured) lightly with chalk inks using make-up applicators. (Use Sahara Sand lightly over the Turquoise Gem to tone down the color.) Spray back of flowers and leaves with water, then shape with mat and tool kit. Spray back of butterflies with water, shape wings by rolling them over a pencil, turn over, then press pencil down center body over mat. Let all pieces dry. Assemble flower using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Make multi-loop fiber bow with Bow-Easy Tool. Glue leaves, bow and flower to top left using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Glue butterflies as pictured using AIG for the bodies and Double Dots under the wings of the largest butterfly. Add adhesive pearls to flower center and top right of card. Add Diamond Stickles to flower center around pearl and to butterfly bodies.


  1. Ooooohhhhhh. This is just so beautiful! I love the soft pastel color palette! So dreamy and inviting. And that butterfly is divine. The flower/ twine corner decoration is just so artfully done. Your gentle hand makes such beautiful art! xo

  2. this is stunning Kathy, That aged ivory adds such delicate details. beautiful butterfly, and the flower is really pretty

  3. I first saw your card this morning on Split Coast Stampers and then on Heartfelt Creations blog. Love the colors. How did you get the speckles on the butterfly and flowers? I like that look.

    1. Lorna, the gold speckles are in the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel along with the cream color. As long as you apply the heat from underneath, you get the little melted gold pieces. Thank you, I love the look too!

    2. Thanks Kathy. Where do you get the embossing enamel. What is the brand and name?

    3. Lorna, it's Stampendous Frantage Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I got mine at a local scrapbook store.

    4. Thanks so much Kathy. I am going to look for it.

  4. Kathy this card is absolutely gorgeous!! The pastel colors and the attention to detail is just perfect!!

  5. So soft and pretty Kathy! The ivory embossing gives this beautiful card that timeless vintage feel. Hugs and blessings.

  6. Hi Kathy, your card is gorgeous, beautiful colour your use of embossing enamel, (Love these too) adds such a delicate touch to your creation.
    Hugs Pam x


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