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, July 27, 2016

Merry Christmas Sleigh

Happy Wednesday!

I'm finally back with a post! So sorry to be absent lately! I've been on vacation and also busy working for Heartfelt Creations behind the scenes...keeping me busy:)

My card this week is from the new Celebrate the Season Collection released July 13th. I love the colors in this collection! There is something so calming about the teal and lavender colors together and I love that it's a little different from the typical red and green for Christmas.

I used the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection for the background mat and to cut the pre-printed sleigh. The other pieces, flowers, presents and mittens, were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. All of these pieces, including the sleigh, have matching dies to cut them with which makes things so much easier!

Here's a little close up of the flowers for you.

Emma Lou has a wonderful video for you here to show you how to shape the poinsettia flowers and holly. She also shows you some great tips and techniques along with a complete look at the collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #240-241 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Merry Christmas Sleigh

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3747 - Celebrate the Season Cling
HCPC 3745 - Ornate Sleigh Cling
HCPC 3748 - Gift Wrapped Presents Cling
HCD1-7106 - Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-7104 - Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCDP1-268 - Celebrate the Season Designer Paper
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Teal Zeal Memento Ink
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter

Other products: Paper: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, adhesive pearls, Lavender Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Diamond Stickles, snowflake button, sponge, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Parma Violet, Violet, Dark Purple, Muted Turquoise, Peacock Blue, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Lavender, Cobalt Turquoise

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the poinsettia flower and holly leaves.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 9" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" and fold create top-fold card base. Cut light aqua snowflake designer paper 4 5/16" x 5 5/16", ink edges with Teal Zeal using a sponge and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Die cut pre-colored sleigh from designer paper using the matching Celebrate the Season Die. Ink edges with Teal Zeal, stamp sentiment with Onyx Black Ink as pictured and set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp mittens, small and large flowers/holly and presents. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut all images with their matching dies. Shape flowers/holly with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add sleigh to card using Double Dots. Add presents inside sleigh using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add mittens to sleigh using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue under bow. Add flowers to sleigh using glue dots.

Make triple loop bow using Lavender Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add snowflake button to bow using glue dots. Add Sage Advice Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls to top right. Embellish elements on card with Diamond Stickles and then Shell White Glitter as desired.


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!