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, December 9, 2015

Coffee Talk Background

Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for a new release at Heartfelt Creations! This month they have the Coffee Talk Collection!

It's the beverage that starts our mornings, chases our mid day slumps away, and in the evenings has us gather around the table to enjoy and partake in laughter and light hearted banter, to share treasured memories and deepest dreams and to encourage one another in meaningful friendships...and now we invite you to our table to warm your hands, hearts and souls with the fresh brewed designs of the Coffee Talk Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Capture and relive those precious moments spent around the kitchen table, or favorite cafe with family and friends shared over the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee, latte, or cappuccino. The charming and delightful illustrations of coffee mugs, barista style chalkboard sentiments and gorgeous patterns in variations of blues, creams and mochas are the perfect blend to get your creative senses percolating, and will allow you to espresso your style perfectly! The delectable card fronts and dreamy patterned scrapbook pages are splendid for sending well wishes or for displaying those fun and silly selfies taken in the back corner of your favorite coffee shop with your inner circle of friends! Whether you enjoy your cuppa java black, with cream, milk or sugar, instant or made from freshly ground coffee beans, the Coffee Talk Collection will provide you with the perfect fusion of flavors for all of your paper crafting concoctions.

I used the Coffee Talk Background Set for my card this week and added a second layer of the coffee cup and spoon using the Coffee Talk Set.

The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and the cup and spoon were added on top of the background image using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Lots of fun coffee projects! Emma Lou also has a video showing you how to make a coffee cup shaped card and a quick coloring technique she uses.

I'm submitting this to the following Challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #213 - Anything Goes
Power & Spark Rewind - Pencil Me In

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Coffee Talk Background

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3713 - Coffee Talk Background Cling
HCPC 3709 - Coffee Talk Cling
HCD1-782 - Coffee Talk Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other products: Papers: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft (Recollections), Chipped Sapphire Distressed (Coredinations); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Bisque Ivory Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Burlap String Natural, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), blue twine (American Crafts), glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, tape, button, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Indanthrone Blue, Black, Sepia, Espresso, Peach Beige, Light Umber, Dark Brown

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/4" x 5 3/4". Cut Kraft cardstock 9 1/2" x 5 3/4", score at 4 3/4" and fold crease to make card base. Cut Chipped Sapphire 4 9/16" x 5 9/16" and set aside.

Stamp Coffee Talk Background image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim image down to 4 3/8" x 5 3/8". Stamp coffee cup and spoon images from Coffee Talk set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies from Coffee Talk Die set. Add cup and spoon to background image using pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape. Adhere background image to Chipped Sapphire mat. Wrap Natural Burlap String around image/mat 5 times and secure in back with tape. Tie piece of string around twine to gather it nicely and tie in a knot where you will be placing bow. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Make multi-loop bow with Natural Burlap String using Bow-Easy Tool and add over knotted twine using glue dots. Add a dot of liquid pearls to flower center on coffee cup.


  1. I really like this background and the way you colored the cup.

  2. Oh I so love this gorgeous color palette and the fabulous words!!!

  3. This is darling! It's a very dangerous card for me this morning considering that I haven't had my latte yet. LOL - Now I will definitely need to run off to Starbucks to grab one. Thanks so much for stopping by to share this LOVELY card in our challenge. It always blesses my heart to see your amazing cards linked with us. have a great week, and thanks so much for playing along.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Heartwarming image with that jute bow. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

  5. great card, you make the best bows.

  6. Kathy, this card is so pretty! It looks like it would be something you'd really see in a quaint little coffee shop up on their chalkboard menu! The bow is a beautiful addition!

  7. Hi, This stamp back ground makes card making extra fun for this month. Your bow makes it all come together...great card. Hugs

  8. Such a fun design with all these yummy coffee words. Great pencil work too! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!


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