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, August 12, 2015

Apple Harvest

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Farmers Market Collection from Heartfelt Creations! I love the harvest theme of this collection of fruits, herbs and vegetables along with bottles, jugs and vines.  The designer papers have a wonderful color palette with tons of tags and labels you can use.

Here is my first project with this collection.

I used the image from the Apple Harvest Cling Set and colored it with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. The "frame" was created using one of the card fronts from the designer papers, cardstock and the Cut Mat Create Dies.

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 #196 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!



Apple Harvest

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3690 - Apple Harvest Cling
HCD 752 - Cut Mat Create Die 2B
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create Die 2A
HCDP1 257 - Farmers Market Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Soft Suede, DCWV taupe
Ink: VersaFine Black Onyx, Quick Quotes Blue Moon, Frayed Burlap Distress
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Natural 1.5" Jute Ribbon, Cocoa Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), blue fibers (my stash), adhesive pearls, Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Scor-Tape 1/8", mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Powder Blue, Periwinkle, Denim Blue, Violet Blue, Indigo Blue, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Light Umber, Chocolate, Sepia, Espresso, Black

Instructions: Card measures 6 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut 2 pieces of taupe cardstock measuring 6 1/4" x 6 1/4". On one piece, score at 1/4" on one side and fold. Add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere the two pieces together to create the card base. Cut card front from designer paper and cut away center using Cut Mat Create 2A Large Rounded Square Die. Ink outside edges with Blue Moon Ink and inside edges with Frayed Burlap. Cut Soft Suede cardstock 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and die cut center with Cut Mat Create 2B Large Rounded Square Die. Glue mats together as pictured and set aside.

Stamp Apple Harvest image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Trim to 4" x 4". Color image with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Add image behind mat opening using thin pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape. Add mat to card base using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut a 4" piece of Jute Ribbon, pull into shape as desired, tie piece of string across center to create a bow shape. Make a multi-loop bow with Cocoa Jute String using Bow-Easy Tool. Add both pieces as pictured using Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Thread blue fiber into button, make a small bow and add to bow center using glue dots. Add blue adhesive pearls to top right.


  1. Wow! Love the cobalt blue in this paired with those juicy red apples. Another stunner!

  2. love your bows and your colouring is always so amazing, the apples look so realistic

  3. Your card is beautiful and the coloring with the pencils is wonderful!! A really great design! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We appreciate you!

  4. Elegant and rustic. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Hi Kathy, wonderful image, your colouring is amazing with your pencils, beautiful colours and design.
    Stunning card creation.
    Hugs Pam x

  6. I really love the touch of burlap you added under your string bow. It's the perfect touch, and really compliments your image. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us this week, Kathy. You always bring me such happiness.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Just beautiful! Love the bow around the burlap! So very pretty!

  8. Beautiful card ... love your colouring :)


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