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 7, 2015

Lavender Tattered Collage

Happy Wednesday!

Today I'm using an older stamp by Heartfelt Creations, Tattered Collage, from the Old English Garden Collection a few years ago.

I used gold embossing powder for the image and colored the flowers and leaves with chalk inks using make-up applicators. The edges were inked with distress inks and distressed with a distressing tool. The tag is from the Enchanted Mum Paper Collection.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week along with another sneak peek of the Italiana Riviera Collection being released next Wednesday!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #204 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Lavender Tattered Collage

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3471 - Tattered Collage Cling
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1-258 - Enchanted Mum Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Orchid Opulence (Stampin Up), Iced Cocoa (Coredinations)
Inks: Spring Pansy, Purple Hydrangea, Tea Leaves, Sahara Sand (VersaMagic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress, VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Champagne Microbeads (Recollections), lace trim (Hobby Lobby), Scor-tape, distressing tool, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous), adhesive pearls, gold organdy ribbon (Michaels), Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Ink Blending Tool and foam (Ranger), Splat Mat (Bazzills)

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 5 1/2". Cut Orchid Opulence 4 7/8" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold crease. Cut Iced Cocoa 4 11/16" x 5 5/16", distress edges with tool, add lace under edge of one long side with Scor-tape and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Tattered Collage image and heat emboss with Pirate Gold Embossing Powder. Color flowers with Spring Pansy and Purple Hydrangea and leaves with Tea Leaves and Sahara Sand using make-up applicators. Trim image to 4 1/2" x 5 1/8", ink edges using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Inks using blending tool and Splat Mat, then distress edges with distressing tool. Glue image to card mat and add microbeads to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

Die cut sentiment from designer paper using Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Spring Pansy and Purple Hydrangea Inks and add to card as pictured using glue dots and Scotch Mounting Tape. Make a multi-loop bow with gold organdy ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and add to top of tag using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right using glue dots.


  1. What a super pretty card. I love it!

  2. love this stamp, its a favorite of mine, beautiful gold embossing and love the colouring. You always achieve such soft colours to your work.

  3. What a stunning card, Kathy. Your creations always amaze me, and I can never quite put into words how lovely they are and how in awe I am. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us. I always adore your work and love my visits to your blog.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. So soft, pretty and vintage! I love the embossing and all the inking!

  5. This is totally STUNNING! Love this soft color and beautiful edge!!

  6. This is one of my favorite stamps...and I super love the way you've used it here. The color palette is so rich and makes me think of the illuminated pages from the Book of Kells. Every detail is absolute perfection, Kathy! Love it!

  7. Hi, I have only just invested in the stamp, such a elegant card with the soft colouring. Hugs


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