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, June 24, 2015

Poppies and Butterflies - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another creation for you using the Blazing Poppy Collection!

I used Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock for the images. I colored them with chalk inks using make-up applicators for the flowers, leaves and butterflies and a blender pen for the filler image in the center. The flowers were shaped using Emma Lou's video technique you can see here.

Here is a little close up of the flowers for you.

Here's a close up of the larger butterfly.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #189 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Poppies and Butterflies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3674 - Blazing Poppy Petals Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1 764 - Blazing Poppy Die
HCD1 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White, green (DCWV Neutrals Stack)
Inks: VersaMark, Red Brick, Hint of Pesto (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder (Tattered Lace), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Spellbinders Labels 28, Grand Calibur, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Blender Pen (Stampin Up), make-up applicators, orange stick, glue gun, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue gun, sanding block.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White 9" x 6", score at 4 1/2" and fold crease. Cut Natural White 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", emboss with Ditsy Dots folder, ink edges with Red Brick and add to card base using mounting tape. Cut green card stock using Labels 28 #6 die, sand edges with sanding block and glue to card. Die cut Natural White using Labels 28 #4 and #5 dies taped together to create a "frame". Emboss "frame" with Square Lattice folder, ink inside and outside edges with Red Brick and add to card using small pieces of mounting tape cut to fit. Take leftover center piece from creating "frame", stamp with filler image (Blazing Poppy Filler Cling) as pictured using VersaMark, then heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (AIEE). Add dots of color to image using Red Brick Ink and Blender Pen. Glue to card inside "frame".

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp 2 small leaves and 1 large leaf from Delightful Daisy Cling, heat emboss with AIEE, then color with Hint of Pesto Ink using make-up applicators. Spritz lightly on back with water, shape with fingers and let dry. On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Blazing Poppy Petals twice and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 4 small, 2 medium, 2 large flowers with Red Brick Ink using make-up applicators. (Apply color from center out, fading to outside edges.) Cut with Blazing Poppy Die. Spritz back of flowers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit using this video as a guide. Once dry, assemble as shown in video creating 1 large flower and 2 small ones. Glue down leaves and flowers as pictured using glue gun. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Butterfly Medley Cling and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 2 butterflies (pictured) with Red Brick and Hint of Pesto Inks using make-up applicators. Die cut with match Butterfly Medley Die, spritz back of butterflies with water and shape using an orange stick by rolling wings over stick and then pressing stick down body center. Once dry, add to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to butterfly bodies using Art Institute Glue.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blazing Poppy Collection - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Blazing Poppy Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

Has the humdrum of the daily grind sapped your energy and stunted your creative mojo? Rejuvenate your creativity with the saturated colors and resplendent artwork of the Blazing Poppies Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers from Heartfelt Creations. Escape to verdant fields where dancing poppies sway like ballerinas wearing dramatic hues of blush, coral, peach, scarlet and ebony. Let this glorious canvas of flowing script, heirloom lace, ornate flourishes, flower laden arbors, bold stripes and soft neutral backgrounds enliven your senses and awaken your inner Van Gogh. The Blazing Poppy stamp and die allows you to fashion bold, life-like poppies in every size and color. You'll design museum worthy backgrounds, card focals, layouts and home d├ęcor with the sumptuous stamps and paper collection. Create your own masterpiece, and spark your imagination with the amazing artistry and uncommon brilliance of Blazing Poppies.

This week I have a gate fold card for you using two of the new sets from the collection.

The main image is from the Blazing Poppy Vase Set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits.

I covered the two front flaps with green designer paper that were stamped with the poppy corner and branch filler from the Blazing Poppy Fillers Set and colored with pencils. The sympathy sentiment is from an older stamp set, the Birds and Blooms Set.

Here's a little close up of the main image.

Here's a look inside the card using one of the beautiful designer papers from the collection that I trimmed down to fit the center section.

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Also, check out Emma Lou's new video show you flower making techniques using this new collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #187 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!



Blazing Poppy Sympathy Gate Fold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3676 - Blazing Poppy Vase Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3617 - Birds and Blooms Cling
HCPC1-225 - Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Espresso, Black, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Black card stock 9" x 6", score at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4" and then fold creases to create a gate fold card. Using the 6" x6" green designer paper, cut 2 1/16" x 5 13/16" from the left side and again from the right side. On the left side piece, stamp the small poppy image (Blazing Poppy Fillers) on the bottom left corner and color with pencils. On the right side piece, stamp the branch filler (Blazing Popper Fillers) at an angle on top and color with pencils, then stamp the sentiment (Birds and Blooms) on the bottom. Ink edges of pieces with black ink and adhere to front flaps of card.

On Solar White with Only Black Ink, stamp the poppy image (Blazing Poppy Vase) and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim image down to 3 1/8" x 3 1/2". Cut mat from salmon color designer paper to 3 5/16" x 3 11/16" and ink edges with black ink. Cut black mat measuring 3 1/2" x 3 7/8". Glue mats together and to image. Add to card using Scotch mounting tape under left flap side only. Make a 3-loop bow and add to bottom of image using glue dots. Add button with glue dots.

For inside of card: using the 6" x 6" salmon designer paper pictured, trim to 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with black and adhere to middle section of card.