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, April 29, 2015

Teal Botanical Roses - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  Today I have a card using the Everyday Heroes Paper Collection and Die along with the Botanical Rose stamp set.

I used all black card stock and the designer papers for the mats and flowers. The first mat is one of the card fronts from the papers and the second one is from the tags page of the designer papers. The sentiment and flowers were stamped on one of the light teal papers in the collection using black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. (In looking at this now I wish I had added a little dark teal ink to the flower centers before adding the black microbeads, but it's too late now!)

I love this Everyday Heroes Die flourish frame! So beautiful in black against the light teal designer paper! I add this to the mat with pop dots, then added a pretty trim bow, Cut Mat Create leaf flourishes and the flowers arranged in the corner to frame the sentiment. The little spacer bead and black brad on the top center of the die cut adds a little finishing touch to accent the frame.

Here's a little close up of the flowers. Very simple flower shaping using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and water.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #181 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by!



Teal Botanical Roses

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3532 - Beautiful You Cling
HCD1 761 - Everyday Heroes Die
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCD1 751 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCDP1 253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products: Recollections black card stock, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Recollections Ebony Microbeads, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, black trim, Bow-Easy Too, Recollections Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, black mini brad, silver spacer bead, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aleene's Paper Glaze, Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using black card stock. Cut card front from paper collection, ink edges with black ink and glue to card base. Cut teal rectangle from paper collection that measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" (it has a globe in the corner) and ink edges with black. Cut mat for this using black card stock measuring 3 5/16" x 4 9/16", glue to rectangle and add to card using mounting tape. Die cut frame from Everyday Heroes Die using black card stock and add as pictured using Mounting Tape. Stamp sentiment from Beautiful You set on light teal designer paper with Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut with Standard Circles Large Die and glue to black frame.

On light teal designer paper using Onyx Black Ink, stamp Botanical Rose flowers and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut flowers with Botanical Rose Die, spray back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, glue flowers together to form 3 different size flowers as pictured. Make a 3-loop bow with black trim using Bow-Easy Tool, then add to lower right with Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add flowers as pictured using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Die cut 2 of the small leaf from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die and 1 of the small vines from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add these under flowers as pictured using AIG. Glue the spacer bead to black frame as pictured using Aleene's Paper Glaze. Clip off the tines from the back of the brad and glue to spacer bead using Aleene's Paper Glaze.


  1. lovely flowers, this colour combination is awesome, love it!

  2. Kathy this card is gorgeous!! The flowers are so rich and I love the black die cut.

  3. WOW!!! So much beauty in one card....

  4. So gorgeous. Love the colors and design of your card. Pretty flowers.

  5. Hi Kathy, wonderful colours together turquoise and black..
    love the sentiment and beautiful embossed flowers with lace.
    Stunning card.
    Hugs Pam x

  6. Kathy, you never disappoint. I love this elegant card and that flower grouping is simply beautiful! Hugs and blessings.

  7. Your card is beautiful Kathy. I think your flowers are absolutely perfect just the way they are! Soft blues with the black is breathtaking!

  8. Just beautiful! Like the design, the colors...Oh...actually, I like everything about this card!

  9. hello dear friend!! I had to drop by and see what you were up to!! I have missed chatting!!

    Your card is gorgeous with the monochromatic and black design and your layered flowers!! Stunning design my friend!
    I hope all is well!!

  10. Hi, love the black with the blue, the sentiment is perfect...thats why you put it there! LOL Hugs

  11. Oh just gorgeous !! Hugs xx

  12. Kathy, this is so elegant and regal! A beautiful color palette with beautiful flowers! Outstanding!

  13. Beautiful card Kathy! Your colors work so well, I love your flowers.


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