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.


  1. This is so striking! I love the color you have achieved here! Well done!

  2. Kathy, This card is so elegant. How did you get the brown
    "specks" on the flowers and butterfly? Thank you, JAK

    1. Thank you, JAK, that is from the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. It has gold specks in it that show up with the embossing. Blessings! Kathy

  3. This is so wonderfully soft, dreamy, and elegant. I love the colors, love the way your shaped the poppies and the matching butterfly! Just stunning Kathy!!

  4. I love the soft colors of this card - so pretty!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  6. Oh, Kathy! This is breathtaking! It's just so delicate and perfectly composed. The color you chose is mesmerizing! I just can't get over how beautiful this card is!

  7. Hi, had to catch my breath after seeing this one! Hugs

  8. Kathy, this card is so breathtaking! I love the colors, and your poppies are shaped so beautifully! Simply Gorgeous!

  9. Hi Kathy, How have I missed your beautiful creation.
    Stunning design, love this poppy die and beautiful color tones you have used, looks amazing.
    Hugs Pam x


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