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 9, 2015

New Enchanted Mum Collection

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Enchanted Mum Collection!

Swing open the decorative wrought iron gates and escape to serene and alluring garden surroundings with the Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Collection. Take in the beauty of shimmering dragonflies as they glide through warm and gentle breezes, landing to perch on beautiful bouquets of chrysanthemums dancing in the sunlight. Graceful flowing floral images and exquisite die cuts along with soft hues of pinks, purples, greens and yellows are sure to bring about a sense of peace and calm to your soul. Create your very own impeccable garden themed designs with the assortment of light and airy mums taking centre stage in five gloriously illustrated stamp sets along with swirling vines and beautifully detailed dragonflies, all of which mirror the stunning images found within this enchanting paper collection. Create authentic, true to life blossoms and embellishments with three coordinating dies, perfect to grace your scrapbook layouts and original card creations. Whether you are celebrating special occasions or preserving precious family memories, an enchanting time of creativity awaits you with the Enchanting Mum Collection.

This week I have a gate fold card for you using this new collection!

I used the Enchanted Mum Bouquet for the pretty flourish and the Enchanted Dragonflies for the dragonflies and the sentiment banner on the inside.  The images were stamped with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White Cardstock and colored with chalk inks using make-up applicators. Here is a tutorial I did on this coloring technique is you would like to check it out.

All of these pieces were die cut with matching dies (LOVE these matching dies) and then I glued them to the Natural White background cut with Labels 28. I also created a "frame" for the image by taping 2 of the Label 28 dies together and die cutting with Natural White Cardstock. The green background is cut with the Decorative Labels 28 die.

Here is  a picture of the card open so you can see the inside.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the designers beautiful projects this week! Emma Lou also has a wonderful tutorial showing you how to shape the mum flowers.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #200 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Enchanted Mum and Dragonflies Gate Fold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3692 - Enchanted Mum Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3693 - Enchanted Dragonflies Cling
HCD1-769 - Enchanted Mum Bouquet Die
HCD1-770 - Enchanted Dragonflies Die
HCDP1-258 - Enchanted Mum Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), green (DCWV Stack)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Tea Leaves, Purple Hydrangea, Gingerbread (VersaMagic)
Accessories: heat gun, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), embossing buddy, water spritzer, Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28 (Spellbinders), Bow-Easy Tool, fibers (my stash), adhesive pearls, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White cardstock 6" x 9", score at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4" and fold creases to make gate fold card. Cut purple designer paper 2 1/16" x 5 13/16" twice, ink edges with Purple Hydrangea and glue to front flaps of card base. Die cut Decorative Labels 28 #4 die using green cardstock and adhere to left flap only using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut Labels 28 #5 die with Natural White and glue to green die cut. Die cut Labels 28 #5 and #6 dies (taped together) with Natural White to create a "frame". Adhere using pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Natural White with VersaMark stamp flourish image from Enchanted Mum Bouquet, dragonflies and sentiment banner from Enchanted Dragonflies and heat emboss from underneath using Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Color with chalk inks using make-up applicators. Die cut with matching dies. Using Art Institute Glue and Metal Glue Tip, adhere flourish to card as pictured. To shape dragonflies, spritz backs lightly with water, rolled wings over curler tool (Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit), turn over and press down center of the bodies over the mat using the curler tool. Glue (center bodies only) in place as pictured using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Make multi-loop fiber bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow center and upper right using glue dots.

For inside of card, cut purple designer paper 4 5/8" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Purple Hydrangea and adhere to center. Glue sentiment banner on bottom.


  1. This is so soft and beautiful! Your card is stunning!

  2. Hi, soft and it! Hugs

  3. Beautiful card Kathy! The Enchanted Mum collection is simply gorgeous!

  4. This is so very elegant and beautiful! Such a pretty card!

  5. love the pastel look you created Kathy that antique gold is beautiful.

  6. Your card is beautiful! So glad you have joined in our celebration of 200 challenges at Word Art Wednesday! Thanks for playing along!!

  7. Very pretty! I like how you did the bow!


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