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, April 27, 2016

Berry Sweet Basket

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! This week I have a cute basket made with the Berry Cafe Collection!

I wish pictures would do this justice! The contrast of the red and white with the designer papers is so beautiful in real life! If you click on the photo, you can get a closer view of the basket.

I've had this basket tutorial pinned for quite a while and have been wanting to try this out. I thought it would be perfect with the Berry Cafe Collection of berries and flowers.

Here's a slightly different view of the basket where you can see the inside a little bit.

The base of the basket is made with Ruby Slipper cardstock and decorated with white cardstock and the Berry Cafe Paper Collection. I love this little basket and it really wasn't too hard to put together once I figured out the measurements from metric. These would make really cute gift baskets, especially for Mother's Day coming up!

The tutorial I used can be found here on Wenche Wold's Blog. Thank you Wenche for sharing your tutorial!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #228-#229 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!



Berry Sweet Basket

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCDP1-265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Shabby Shutters Distress; Accessories: Lace, red trim, 1/4" and 1/8" Scor-Tape, Arrow Border Punch (EK Success), ribbon, Scotch Mounting Tape, Bow-Easy Tool, water spritzer

Instructions: Basket measures 4" x 4" and is 8 1/2" high including handle. I used this tutorial to make this basket. I converted the measurements from her metric ones to the following: cut Ruby Slipper 12" x 12", score at 4" and 8", turn and repeat scoring. Follow her instructions for cutting the flaps on each side.

Cut the large (12" x 12") designer paper sheet (pictured) as follows: 5 - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 2 - 7/8" x 12". Cut the 2 small (6" x 6") designer paper sheets of the same design as follows: 12 - 7/8" x 4 1/8". Ink all edges of designer papers with Shabby Shutters.

Cut white cardstock as follows: 12 - 1 3/4" x 4 1/8" and 1 - 1 3/4" x 12". Punch all long edges of the white pieces with the edge punch on both sides. (Note: the width of these pieces will depend on the edge punch you use as stated in her tutorial. The punch I used needed to be 1 3/4" wide in order to be 1 1/4" wide after punching. You will need to test this out on scrap paper in order to get the fit you want for your edge punch.)

Glue the 5 designer paper squares to the inside of the basket leaving two top, center sides unglued to insert the handles in. Glue the white and designer paper strips together centering them.

Follow the tutorial instructions for adhering the short strips to the outside of the basket sides. Assemble the basket and adhere together using Scor-Tape. Finish adhering the strips on outside of basket per the tutorial. Add handle with Scor-Tape inserting in unglued space between the designer paper and basket side. Add lace and trim on top edge of basket using Scor-Tape. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 3/8" wide and add to bottom of basket using 1/8" Scor-Tape to give the basket a finished look on the bottom. Make 2 multi-loop bows with red gingham ribbon and add to base of handle on each side using glues dots.

Stamp Berry Blossom Cling on Solar White with Black Onyx stamping off the color on scrap paper first to get a softer shade of black. Select two small blooms, spritz lightly with water on backs and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, add Heart of Gold Prills to centers using Art Institute Glue. Glue to bow centers once dry using glue dots.


  1. I've always been a huge fan and this just shows why. I love this sweet berry basket!

  2. Hi Kathy - this basket is so delightful - Thank you for joining us at WAW this week with your lovely art work- I wish you the best in the draw - John 3:16 - Have a blessed week!

  3. That basket is just too cute for words.

  4. Lovely basket Kathy... love all the details like lace & punched edges ... simply beautiful :)

  5. This is just adorable! Looks especially sweet with the berry paper. Thanks for sharing where you found the tutorial.

  6. Oh my that is stunning, wonderful combo of the papers lace and ribbon!!

  7. Love this little basket!! Just adorable and so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link!!

  8. This is gorgeous! Love the little details!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  9. Kathy, this is just a darling little basket and the perfect collection to create it with! The gorgeous ribbon is perfect, as is the touch of lace! What an adorable gift packaging idea! Stunning!

  10. Love this little basket, perfect for picking berries.

  11. I love your amazing basket! It is just so gorgeous! I love baskets! I am looking forward to getting to know you and serving on Heartfelt Creations DT with you! Following you on your amazing blog! Marie

  12. Hi, berry cute ! lol Well done. hugs

  13. What a lovely project, Kathy! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  14. Your art is always so stunning, MKathy. What a precious and creative project this basket is! Thank you so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It's always such a blessing to have you play along, and I really hope you will stop by again soon. I apprecaite your participatio more than simple words can express.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I heard the nicest compliment about you this past week from the winner of our challenge who won the Heartfelt Creations prize. She said, "I love Heartfelt Creations and their sweet DT Member and fellow Christian, Kathy Roney". You are loved in the crafting community; not only for your beautiful art, but also for your beautiful spirit of love for our precious Savior. Hugs!

  15. What a pretty basket! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!


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