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, March 11, 2015

Peacock Paisley Release - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Peacock Paisley Collection!

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations. This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise. The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity. Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds. The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system. Whether you want to preserve life's most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you'll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

For my project I used the beautiful Daisy Flourish Set.

I colored the image with a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromo Pencils using mineral spirits, then matted it with yellow-orange and dark blue card stock. I stamped a sentiment directly on the card base using the Classic Message Set and added a fiber bow and some pearls. Kind of a clean and simple design.

The HC Blog is bursting with creativity today! Be sure to check out all the gorgeous creations from the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new technique video showing you how she made her card using an emboss resist technique.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #174 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #113 - Flower & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today to visit!



So Special

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3658 - Daisy Flourish Cling
HCPC 3354 - Classic Message Cling
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), teal, yellow-orange (DCWV Stack), Night of Navy (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, adhesive pearls, fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Chocolate, Indanthrone Blue, Peacock Green, True Green, Polychromos Pencils: Orange Glaze, Dark Cadmium Orange.

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/8" x 6 1/2". Cut teal card stock 8 3/4" x 6 1/2", score at 4 3/8" and fold crease. Stamp sentiment from Classic Message Set on bottom right with Onyx Black and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Stamp Daisy Flourish image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and trim to 3 3/8" x 5". Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut yellow-orange card stock to 3 9/16" x 5 3/16", Night of Navy card stock 3 3/4" x 5 3/8" and glue image and mats together as pictured. Add to card base above sentiment with mounting tape. Make multi-loop bow with fiber using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to image and bow center using glue dots.


  1. love your bows Kathy, and your colouring of any image i just devine.

  2. Stunning! Your coloring is always beautiful! This looks like it could be a painting :) hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous Kathy. I haven't colored with my Prisma Color pencils in forever, but I am really inspired to dig them out! This is so pretty & vibrant! Hugs

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

  5. Beautiful card Kathy, love your choice of colours, pretty stamp design, beautifully coloured..
    Hugs Pam

  6. I love the colors you went with on this design Kathy! Wonderful choice and beautifully done!! Hugs, Anne

  7. Beautiful card! Love the coloring!! Blessings!!

  8. This is such a beautiful color combination, Kathy...and it's so perfectly composed. I love the sense of peace and calm that radiates from all your beautiful work.

  9. Elegant card Kathy! Love the color of your flower and your design!!

  10. Hello Kathy...this is an explosion of wonderful new HFC collection...hugs Ada

  11. The fibre bow is distinct and the blues and peachy orange colors really look great together. Thank you so much for entering our AG family friendly challenge this week. Remember, you can enter up to five times. We enjoy seeing your creations.
    BLESSINGS, Carole

  12. A simple and eye catching design....perfect! I love your color palette!

  13. WOW, what a stunning card, Kathy. I love that stamped image, and I really want to thank you for sharing it in our challenge this week. I am always blessed to have you share with us.
    God bless,
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. This card is so relaxing to look at! I love the soft colors!

  15. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! :)

  16. Hi Kathy, I like the flower coloring. Great card. Hugs

  17. Stunning card Kathy! I love that image and your beautiful color palette. Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.I am now your newest follower (I thought I was already!) and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

  18. Beautiful card, Kathy with great colors...I like your fiber bow...really nice touch.


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