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, September 2, 2015

Berry Sweet Raspberries Card and Gift Bag

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with a cute card and gift bag using Heartfelt Creations' Farmers Market Collection!

I made the card clean and simple using a kraft pre-made card for the base. I stamped the sentiment directly on the base, then added one of the large raspberry swirls colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love these stamped images with the matching die! So easy to work with! Then I added a bow and pearl to embellish it.

For the gift bag, I used a kraft pre-made bag and added some of the beautiful designer paper to cover the front of it. I then embellished it with some lace, trim, bows and a tag cut from the designer papers. A quick and easy gift presentation with a card to match!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the wonderful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #199 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Thank you for stopping by!



Sweet Raspberries

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3689 - Berries and Peaches Cling
HCD1-777 - Farmers Market Fruit Die
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other products: Onyx Black Ink (VersaFine), Solar White cardstock (Neenah), Bow-Easy Tool, Burgundy Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearl, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Recollection pre-made Kraft card (4" x 5 1/2"), bone folder, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry

Instructions: Card measures 4" x 5 1/2". Stamp sentiment on lower right of card base using Onyx Black Ink. Fold pre-made card and use bone folder to sharpen crease. Stamp larger raspberry image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut image using matching die from the Farmers Market Fruit Die. Add pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape to back of berries and add glue on back of leaves and stems. Add to card base as pictured. Make multi-loop bow with Burgundy Jute String using Bow-Easy Tool and add using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dots.

Berry Sweet Gift Bag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCDP1-257 - Farmers Market Paper Collection
HCD 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Ink: Ranger Peeled Paint Distress, Quick Quotes Razzberry and Brandywine Chalk Inks; lace (my stash), Moss Twill, Burgundy Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Olive Burlap String (May Arts), Celebrate It Small Kraft Bag (Michaels), Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, green button

Instructions: Bag measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" (excluding handles). Cut designer paper pictured to 5" x 8 1/4". Ink green edges with Peeled Paint and purple edges with Razzberry. Adhere to bag front using Scor-Tape. Add lace and Moss Twill as pictured using Scor-Tape. Die cut tag from paper collection using the matching die from Luggage and Tags Die. Ink edges with Razzberry and Brandywine Inks. Add tag using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue dots. Make multi-loop bow with Burgundy Jute String using Bow-Easy Tool and add to top of tag using glue dots. Thread Olive Burlap String into button and tie into a bow on back. Add to Burgundy gown using glue dots.


  1. Kathy your berries look good enough to eat! Great coloring and I love how you used the DP for your gift bag, nice idea when you need a quick gift bag!

  2. Kathy, this is a terrific packaging gift set! I can just imagine some berry scented bath products going into that lovely bag!

  3. Gorgeous !! Love both projects!! Hugsxx

  4. What a wonderful gift bag with matching card! I love this idea, your design with raspberries and twine is lovely!

  5. Great decorating. Amazing what one can do with a brown paper bag.Love the berries.Hugs


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