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, March 9, 2016

Flirting Frogs

Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations! This month we have the Winking Frog Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers!

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly. Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air. Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows. Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment! Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection. Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here. The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!

This week I have a fairly clean and simple card to show you.

I used the Flirting Frogs Cling Set for the image and stamped an extra image for the frogs only to be "popped" on top of the first image. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. I matted this with Real Red cardstock and popped it on a piece of green designer paper from the collection. I then popped this on to a white card base.

The tag is from the designer papers and cut with a matching die from the Luggage & Tags Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a video for you showing you how to make the water lilies with the collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #221 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Flirting Frogs

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3727 - Flirting Frogs Cling
HCD1-791 - Flirting Frogs Die
HCD - 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 264 - Winking Frogs Paper Collection
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Art Institute Glue
368770 - Scor-Pal

Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Real Red (Stampin Up); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: buttons, red twine, Bow-Easy Tool, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Deco Pink, Cream, Marine Green, Black, Sepia, Espresso, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Hot Pink, Light Aqua, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Pale Sage, Moss Green

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut medium green designer paper 3 7/8" x 4 5/8", ink edges with Peeled Paint and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Solar White cardstock 3 1/4" x 4" and stamp frog and mushroom image with Onyx Black. Color everything except frogs with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Stamp image again on another piece of Solar White and color the frogs only. Die cut frogs with matching die and add over image using Scotch Mounting Tape. Mat image with Real Red cardstock cut 4 3/16" x 3 7/16".

Die cut 'With Love' tag from the paper collection using the Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Peeled Paint, curl tag with fingers slightly and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make a multi-loop bow with red twine and Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread heart button with red twine and add to bow center using glue dot. Add mini red button with glue dots to top right.


  1. Cute card and such beautiful coloring.
    Was thinking, would make for a cute anniversary card for a couple that I know


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