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, July 8, 2015

Blue Sparkling Poinsettia

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Sparkling Poinsettia Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

Rediscover the majesty, serenity and pageantry of Christmas with Heartfelt Creations' Sparkling Poinsettia Collection. This glorious ensemble of stamps, dies and papers captures the stately splendor of Christmas with a regal color palette of burgundy, evergreen, taupe and cream. Radiant poinsettias take center stage amidst a host of traditional Nativity scenes, twinkling candles, drifting snowflakes, lacy flourishes, exuberant banners and Heartfelt greetings that are worthy of the King of Kings. Six detailed stamp sets echo the glorious images found in the paper collection and two coordinating die sets can be used to create sparkling poinsettias that will never wilt or fade. Chronicle sweet memories of the season, share holiday joy with family and friends, hail the holy babe born in the manger and deck the halls with Sparkling Poinsettia!

Here is my first card with this Christmas collection.

I used silver embossing powder on white cardstock for the background image and the additional flowers and leaves. Coloring was done with chalk inks and make-up applicators for a soft look. Here's a close-up of the flower for you.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog and see all the beautiful Christmas projects by the designers this week. Also, check out a new video by Emma Lou here showing you how to create a stunning poinsettia using vellum!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #191 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Blue Sparkling Poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3680 - Sparkling Poinsettia Cling
HCPC 3684 - Sparkling Poinsettia Notes Cling
HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry Cling
HCPC 3561 - Christmas Sentiment Circles Cling
HCD 766 - Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 738 - Ornamental Add-On Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Weathered Wood Distressed (Coredinations); Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Tea Leaves, Aegean Blue (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, silver sheer ribbon, Blender Pen (Stampin Up), make-up applicators, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies, Metallic Silver Opaque Embossing Powder (Recollections), white half pearl, distressing tool, heat gun, water spritzer, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/8". Make 4 1/2" x 5 3/8" top-fold card base with white card stock. Cut mat measuring 4 3/8" x 5 1/4" with Weathered Wood card stock. Stamp Sparkling Poinsettia Notes image on Solar White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Trim image down to 4 3/16" x 5 1/16", distress edges with tool, ink edges with VersaMark and heat emboss with Metallic Silver. Color flowers, berries and leaves with inks using make-up applicators and Blender Pen, then glue to blue mat. Wrap ribbon around mat as pictured, secure in back and add to card base with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Sparkling Poinsettia flowers, Christmas Sentiment Circles "Season Greetings" sentiment and Holly Berry 3-leaf and small leaf/berry images on Solar White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Color 3 smallest flowers, 1 small berry cluster and leaves/berries in the same manner as the background image. Die cut all with matching dies. Shape flowers and leaves by spritzing lightly on back with water and then pressing down top center of each petal using the curler tool from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Shape berry cluster by spritzing lightly on back with water, cupping berries on back with balling tool, turning over and pressing down center to small balling tool. Set all aside to dry.

Die cut sentiment using Standard Circles Small Die, ink edges with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Metallic Silver Embossing Powder. Add sentiment to top right on card using Mounting Tape. Glue flower together off-setting petals as pictured, add berry cluster to center, then add to card. Glue leaves and berries around flower clipping into pieces to fit. Make 5-loop bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using Aleenes Fast Grab Glue. Add half pearl to bow center using glue dots.


  1. Hello Kathy...this one is a very refined christmas project...i love colors combination...hugs Ada

  2. Just beautiful. I love the soft colors.

  3. What a gorgeous card!! Hugs and blessings!

  4. This is exceptionally pretty Kathy. I love the silver embossing and really adds depth to the soft blue Poinsettias. Lovely! Hugs
    P.S. Aren't you just crazy about this new Poinsettia? I am for sure!!

  5. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy, love the silver stamping and delicate blue & green colors, on a great layout.
    Hugs pam x

  6. What a heavenly card, Kathy! I love the blue and silver color palette. It's so regal and elegant. You chose the perfect bow, too! Always a treat to visit your gorgeous blog! Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the pretty blue poinsettias.

  8. beautiful colour combo Kathy, love the silver embossing

  9. Hi, I love the blue and silver. Hugs

  10. Hi Kathy,
    After finding your beautiful cards using Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps I have fell in love! I have ordered them and can't wait to get started. Can you tell me who sells neenah natural white paper and what weight and kind I should buy? Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cards and I love that you open your blog with scripture!
    God Bless,

    1. Hi Gloria, Thank you for your sweet comments! Happy creating with your new HC products! The last time I bought the Neenah Natural White was from The Paper Mill Store online about 4 years ago. You can find it here:
      It's the 80 lb. smooth Classic Crest. It's a little expensive, but I love the quality and color. You may be able to check around a little more and find it cheaper somewhere else, I'm not sure. Thanks again! Blessings! Kathy

  11. Love this!!! So pretty. Hugs xx

  12. Hi Kathy, this is really a beautiful card!! I love the silver heat embossing and dimensional flower! Thank you for joining in for Word Art Wednesday challenge # 191!
    Ginny Maxam DT WAW

  13. This is absolutely lovely, Kathy. WOW, I'm always amazed when I visit. I should know by now that I'll have my socks knocked off, but I'm still stunned every time. You never cease to amaze me. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. That means SO much.
    Word Art Wednesday


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