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!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Life is Beautiful - Heartfelt Creations

Hi there!

Normally I post on Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations, but this week we're a day early!

For my project this week, I used the Botanical Rose Bouquet Set for the main image that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love this lavender and aqua color combination! I colored it to match the "frame" made with the Butterfly Medley Designer Papers.

The butterflies are from the Butterfly Medley Set that I colored using the same color combination as the main image. I love how this set has one image with 7 different butterflies on it and a matching die that cuts them all at once! Just brilliant!

The sentiment ticket is from the designer paper that I cut with the Luggage & Tag Die. I was also lucky enough to find just the right color seam binding and button to match in my stash of goodies to finish this. (That shouldn't be surprising as I have a LOT of goodies in my stash to choose from!)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a GORGEOUS sneak peek of the Peacock Paisley Collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #172 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #112 - Purple and Green with Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!



Life Is Beautiful

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3653 - Botanical Rose Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCD 749 - Cut Mat Create 1A Die
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
368770 - Scor-Pal

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Reflecting Pool (Coredinations), Lavender Lace (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Spring Pansy (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Pop dots, glue dots, Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white embroidery floss, button, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Polychromo Pencil: Violet, Prismacolor Pencils: Lilac, Parma Violet, Violet, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Deco Aqua, Jade Green, Muted Turquoise, Black.

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base using Lavender Lace card stock. Cut mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" using Reflecting Pool and glue to base. Stamp Small Botanical Rose image (Botanical Rose Bouquet Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Trim down as shown to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and set aside. Trim card front (pictured) from designer paper and die cut center using Medium Rounded Rectangle (Cut Mat Create 1A Die), then ink inside edges with Spring Pansy. Cut sentiment ticket from designer paper using Luggage and Tags Die. Glue down flower image to card so it will appear through "window" as shown. Add ticket sentiment to image using pop dot in center and glue on each end placing as pictured. Add "frame" over image using pop dots.

Stamp Butterfly Medley image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color the 3 butterflies with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Die cut with matching Butterfly Medley Die. Shape butterflies using pencil and mat by rolling wings around pencil and pushing pencil down body on mat. Glue (bodies only) as pictured to card. Add Lavender & Lace Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue. Make triple-loop bow with Bay Leaf Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread piece of floss through button, tie in a bow and add to bow center using glue dots.


  1. Beautiful card Kathy, love the colours on your stamped image . Gorgeous butterflies and ribbon.
    Hugs pam.

  2. Stunning Kathy!! Love how your butterflies match your flowers.

  3. Hello Kathy...thank you very much for your beautiful your projects too...see you soon Ada

  4. Absolutely beautiful work of art...

  5. Hi Kathy, I love the softness of this card. Your cards are always wonderful. Hugs.

  6. Lovely color palette Kathy! Love your butterflies!

  7. love the colouring, beautiful! But then you always do amazing colouring.

  8. Oh, the coloring......sooooo beautiful! I love the sweet little bow, too. Another absolutely gorgeous card!

  9. Beautiful coloring ... love this card Kathy :)

  10. Kathy, this is gorgeous! Love, love, love your color combination..and the perfect coloring!

  11. So pretty! really like the color combo, and layout. and, of course, that fabulous bow!


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