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 14, 2015

Italiana Grape Border

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new Italiana Riviera Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

It's time to slow down the daily pace, take a deep breath and embrace life with the new Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Collection. We invite you to stroll down the Italian coastline taking in the spectacular seaside views, open markets, and amazing architecture while allowing yourself to relax and get lost in an easy going way of life. Feel the gentle breeze, breathe in the aromas of salty mist and mouthwatering eats as you pass by a harbour lined with delightful cafes and quaint little shops calling out to you to pause for a visit. Step through towering stone gates to meander through perfectly manicured vineyards boasting rows and rows of coiling vines filled with dense foliage and plump clusters of exquisitely purple hued grapes. Then as the sun sets, continue to take in the old world charm and beauty of the area as you relax in your villa, enjoying a glass of fine wine aged to perfection while jotting down all of the days wonderful adventures on an old fashioned postcard, pausing occasionally only to peer out the old stone window that reveals the most surreal view of lush gardens, stately mountains, beautiful flowers and that perfectly manicured vineyard. At Heartfelt Creations we dismiss the misconceived notion that you are required to leave your craft room to experience the finer things in come along with us as we invite you to explore the charm and elegance of the Italiana Riviera Collection!

For my card this week I'm using the Italiana Grape Border Cling Set. There are 2 borders in the set which I stamped next to each other on white cardstock. These are colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then I added ribbon and trim between the 2 borders and a couple of bows.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week. Also, Emma Lou has a new video showing you tips on using intricate dies and coloring the grapes in the new collection.

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Italiana Grape Border

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Grape Gusto (Coredinations); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Accessories: Elderberry Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white trim (JoAnn's), white cotton fiber (my stash), green button, white adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Scor-Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black Cherry, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/8" x 6 3/16". Cut 2 pieces of Grape Gusto 4 3/8" x 6 3/16", score at 1/4" on one of the short sides, add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere together to create card base. Cut light green designer paper 4 3/16" x 6", ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink and glue to card base.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp both images from Italiana Grape Border Set as pictured. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim down image to 3 3/4" x 5 9/16". Cut Grape Gusto 3 15/16" x 5 3/4" and glue to image. Add Elderberry Seam Binding and trim using Scor-Tape. Add to card base using Scotch Mounting Tape. Make 3-loop bow with Elderberry Seam Binding and add as pictured using glue dots. Make a small multi-loop bow with white fiber and add to bow center using glue dots. Thread button with fiber and add to bow center. Add adhesive pearls to top right. 


  1. Kathy, this is beautiful! Your coloring is amazing and those two borders make such a pretty card when paired together!

  2. So beautiful end so wonderfully colored...hugs Ada

  3. This is a stunner! I love these colors, always have! Your layering is remarkable and these images are so beautiful!

  4. Beautiful card! Wow!!!! Love the grape clusters, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  5. Kathy, your colouring is just amazing, i love browsing your blog when you have a coloured image up, always coloured with perfection and shadow detailing. Love this one.

  6. This is such an amazing card..I love the coloring of the grapes and your lay-out. Beautiful! So delighted that you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new challenge is starting today and I hope you visit us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in Jeremiah 29:12-13 and the Lord tells us, "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Have an awesome day!

    JO ANN


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