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 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.


  1. Beautiful! I love how this card is designed! Hugs xx

  2. Kathy this is beautiful! Your coloring is stunning, you shaded each petal and leaf perfectly! I love how your elegant bow balances out the design, what a gorgeous card!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is such a gorgeous card! I love the delicate coloring. You are so gifted with those colored pencils of yours! The black bow makes everything pop. You really do work wonders with paper, my friend!

  4. Wow! This is just stunning. I love your coloring.

  5. Love this card! Black is such a great contrast color, makes everything come alive. Beautiful bow and I love your pearl center.

  6. gorgeous card i have always loved your colouring.

  7. Hi, love this card. The black makes it interesting....and love that bow!. Hugs

  8. Verdant fields and blazing color does justice to the beauty of this GF card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 187th Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  9. Kathy, your coloring is absolute perfection! I love the bow! A beautiful Sympathy card!

  10. I just fell in love with your card this week Kathy! Your coloring and attention to detail is just amazing :)


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