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, October 28, 2015

Friends Get Better With Age

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! Today I have a card using the Italiana Riviera Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers.

I used this beautiful villa view image from the Italiana Riviera Set, colored it with pencils and mineral spirits and fussy cut it. The wine bottle and grape vine are from the Italiana Grape Cluster Set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with matching dies.

The background mat is made using two different designer papers from the collection, adding trim to cover the seam, then the sentiment is stamped directly on the paper.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #207 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Friends Better With Age

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3700 - Italiana Riviera Cling
HCPC 3697 - Italiana Grape Clusters Cling
HCD1 773 - Italiana Grape Clusters Die
HCDP1-259 - Italiana Riviera Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Grape Gusto (Coredinations), Honeydew Green (WorldWin); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo Distress; Accessories: Burlap String Natural, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), green ribbon (Michaels), trim (Joanns), button, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Scor-Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Sand, Goldenrod, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Sky Light Blue, Chocolate, Espresso, Black Cherry, Dark Brown, French Greys 20, 70, 90%

Instructions: Card measures 4 5/8" x 6 1/8". Cut Honeydew Green 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", score at 4 5/8" and fold crease. Cut Grape Gusto 4 7/16" x 5 15/16". Cut light green designer paper 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" and stamp sentiment on top center. Cut small (6" x 6") striped designer paper to 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", glue to bottom of green designer paper, ink edges with Peeled Paint and glue to Grape Gusto mat. Add mat to card base using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add trim across seam where designer papers meet using Scor-Tape.

Stamp Italiana Riviera, Grape Clusters and bottle on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Fussy cut window scene and die cut grape clusters and bottle with matching dies from Italiana Grape Cluster Die. Ink edges of window scene with Vintage Photo and add to card using Double Dots. Ink edges of bottle with Vintage Photo and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Glue grape cluster to bottom of window as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add pieces of Double Dots under leads and grapes that hang over window.

Make a 3-loop bow with green ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Make a multi-loop bow with Natural Burlap String using Bow-Easy Tool and add to green bow with glue dots. Thread piece of string through green button and add to bow center with glue dots.


  1. This is just so beautiful! You definitely work magic with your pencils!

  2. This is such a pretty and elegant card!

  3. Such an awesome card, Kathy. You are the best! Thanks so much for sharing with us. May God bless your week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Kathy i have always been a fan of your colouring, as previously stated you work magic with pencils.

  5. Just beautiful as always!! Love your coloring!! Hugs and blessings!

  6. Another masterpiece! I love the depth you created by positioning the wine bottle behind the vineyard scene. It makes me feel like I could just walk right into the vineyard. Your use of color is always inspirational! Hugs!

  7. Stunning!!!! I love the bow and the trim...and your coloring is gorgeous! Beautiful as always!


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