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, October 19, 2016

Blushing Rose Background

Happy Wednesday!

This week I have a card made with the Blushing Rose Background image from Heartfelt Creations' Blushing Rose Collection that was released last week.

I stamped the image, colored it with pencils and mineral spirits, then trimmed it down to fit nicely on the card. The "Beautiful" banner portion of the image was stamped a second time, colored with pencils and die cut with the matching die from the Blushing Rose Swirls Die. I then popped it on the card over the original image.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beauties by the designers with week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #252-253 - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - October - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Blushing Rose Background

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3757 - Blushing Rose Background
HCD1-7114 - Blushing Rose Swirls Die
HCDP1-271 - Blushing Rose Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, The Paper Studio Green Jewel; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Thatched Straw; Accessories: mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Lilac, Parma Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre, adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut yellow designer paper from the Blushing Rose Paper Collection 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", ink edges with Thatched Straw Ink and glue to card base.

Stamp Blushing Rose Background image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and minerals spirits using paper stumps. Trim image down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Cut Green Jewel cardstock to 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and adhere behind image. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp "Beautiful" banner portion of image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color banner only with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut with matching die from the Blushing Rose Swirls Die and add to background image using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add adhesive pearls.


  1. This is so beautiful! Very classy looking my friend!

  2. such a soft color pallette, i have always been a fan of your colouring and this is exactly why!

  3. So beautiful!!!! I love this gorgeous card!
    Hugs, Marie

  4. The calligraphy on this card looks amazing, i love the words and the beautiful flowers.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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