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, January 13, 2016

Pink Sugar Hollow Bungalow

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new Sugar Hollow Release from Heartfelt Creations!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to enter the sweet and magical world of Sugar Hollow! Make the acquaintances of an adorable family of wide eyed and lovable owls who inhabit the beautiful and enchanting forest like surroundings. Each of these darling and delightful feathered friends comes with their own special personality and they are sure to find a soft spot in your heart! The sugary sweet color palette in this collection lends itself to adding a bounce to your step and and a happiness to your heart as you create with cotton candy like pinks, ribbon candy stripes, peppermint greens as well as several shades of confectionary grape lollipop like hues. A whimsical assortment of beautifully illustrated stamps showcase images of ornamental bird houses, lovely trees and a wide selection of owl images which can be used to design for a wide variety of occasions. The fun and witty sentiments included add a playful charm making this a collection that will appeal to crafters of all ages. Whether you wish to remind a friend or loved one how special they are and that you think they are "a hoot", or send an any occasion card just because "It's Owl Good", this sweet and light hearted collection is sure to brighten someones day and bring a smile to their face!

For my card this week I used the Sugar Hollow Bungalow Set and matching die for the cute owl and birdcage.

These are colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. The background mat is one of the card panels from the Sugar Hollow Paper Collection. These panels make it easy to put cards together!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week. Also, Emma Lou has a video showing you some fun techniques on the card she created with this collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday # 217 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #176 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #132 - Look What I Got with Ribbon or Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Pink Sugar Hollow Bungalow

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3718 - Sugar Hollow Bungalow Cling
HCD1-786 - Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die
HCDP1 262 - Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other products:

Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Olive Green (The Paper Studio)
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Picked Raspberry Distress
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Peebles Shimmers Chalk (light blue), white pearl thread, Bow-Easy Tool, button, green adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Greys 20%, 70% (cage), Black, Olive Green, Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, French Greys 30%, 50%, 90% (owl)

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut White cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold crease to create card base. Cut Olive Green cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut card panel from designer papers, ink edges with Picked Raspberry Ink and glue to Olive Green mat. Wrap white thread around mats as pictured and secure on back with tape. Add mat to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut white cardstock using largest die from Classic Ovals Large. Shade edges with light blue chalk and add to mat covering oval on card panel using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp bird cage and owl images on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut images with matching dies. Add to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape and a Double Dot under the flowers on the lower left. Add owl with Scotch Mounting Tape as pictured.

Make multi-loop bow using white pearl thread and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dot. Add white pearl thread to button center and add to bow using glue dot. Add adhesive pearls. Add Minnie Pearls Prills to flowers on image using Art Institute Glue.


  1. GORGEOUS card, Kathy. You never cease to amaze and wow me with your talents. Thanks so much for playing along with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  2. Such a cute card!!! Hugs and blessings!

  3. Lovely, the owl is beautifully done, and the pink is just the right amount too, thanks for sharing this with us at ATSM.

  4. Kathy, this is such a precious card, love the owl, the cage and the pretty color combo! <3

  5. love your colouring as always, beautifully done

  6. So delicate and cute! What a great cage image behind the sweet owl. Really cute together. :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSM blog!

  7. What a beautiful project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Looky What I Got" challenge this time!
    Leslie, RRR DT
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