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 25, 2015

Teal Feathered Daisy - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back again with another card using the new Peacock Paisley Collection from Heartfelt Creations! This time I used the Feathered Daisy image and added an extra flower over the flower on the image  with the Delightful Daisies Set.

The image and flower are colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I really had fun playing with the greens and blues on this...I just love to color! After I die cut and shaped the flower, I sponged a little Baja Blue Chalk Ink on the back to blend it with the image better.

The Aquarium card stock is die cut with the Timeless Rectangles Die which I thought was pretty with the image and colors. The teal button is repurposed from my stash of extra buttons I get with new clothes...I have been saving all of them for years and finally started using them last year. One of these days I'll be needing an extra button missing from my clothes and realize it has been already repurposed!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see what the designers have created for you this week! What a talented bunch of ladies they are! Also, Emma Lou has a new technique video for you showing you her tips when working with vellum!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #114 - Bright Spring Colors and Ribbon/Trim

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Teal Feathered Daisy

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3657 - Feathered Daisy Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCD 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Aquarium (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Baja Blue (Quick Quotes)
Accessories: adhesive pearls, White Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white pearl floss, repurposed button, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles Die, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, water mister, mineral spirits, blending stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: True Green, Peacock Green, Indanthrone Blue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/8" x 6 1/4". Cut white card stock 6 1/4" x 8 3/4", score at 4 3/8" and fold. Die cut Aquarium card stock using largest Timeless Rectangle Die and add to card base with mounting tape. Stamp image from Feathered Daisy on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using blending stumps. Trim image to 3" x 4 3/4" and glue to card. Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and color second largest flower. Die cut with Delightful Daisy Die. Spritz back of flower with water and shape with flower shaping kit and fingers. Once flower is dry, sponge Baja Blue Ink on the back of the petals, then add over flower on image with Art Institute Glue (AIG) offsetting petals. Add Sage Advice Prills to flower center using AIG. Add adhesive pearls as pictured. Make 3-loop bow with White Seaming Binding using Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Thread pearl floss through button and tie in a bow on back. Add to bow center using glue dots.


  1. Absolute perfection! I love the way you always let the image take the spotlight!

  2. Lovely card! And beautifully colored! Hugs!

  3. This is so beautiful. I can see you love to color Kathy, it shows in all your colored projects! Hugs

  4. Beautiful colouring once again, i love this card it just pops.

  5. Stunning design Kathy, beautiful coloured image, love the colors you have used one of my favorites, always looks fresh and clean.
    Hugs Pam

  6. Gorgeous Kathy!! I love that blue flower.

  7. Kathy such a beautiful card! Love your coloring and design!

  8. Wow! This is stunning. Love the colors.

  9. Hi Kathy! I'm always SO grateful for every single opportunity I get to stop by your blog and see your AMAZING creations. It always makes me smile inside, and I can't thank you enough for sharing this lovely card in our challenge. What a beauty! Thanks for linking up.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. Hi Kathy, I love your coloring of the flower and feather back ground. Inky hugs...xox

  11. Very pretty, Kathy

    I had a blast today...when to a stamp show in our area. Had the wonderful privilege of seeing so many of the amazing Heartfelt designs in real life again. I was looking at the display boards and I think I recognized some of your cards? I always look for your pretty signature bows.

  12. Kathy, I love the colors you've worked with striking! Your coloring is just beautiful!

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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