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, December 7, 2016

Golden Bath Time

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card using the Pampered Pooch Collection from Heartfelt Creations. This week with an adorable golden retriever having a bath! I love these golden images, especially where I have a golden retriever myself :) Here is my card!

Aren't they cute? As soon as I saw this collection, I couldn't wait to color this little guys!

The "frame" I created for the image is made with one of the card panels from the designer papers that I matted with green and added to a brown card base. The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper favorite way to color! The 2 little goldens were die cut with a matching die. The Best Wishes tag was die cut from the designer papers.

In case you're is my golden retriever, Bailey! The sweetest boy ever!

This picture was taken in my craft room by my desk...he's waiting for me to move the cords so he can lay down. Such a sweet face :)

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 Challenge #260-261 - Anything Goes
Split Coast Stampers WT608 - All About Critters

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Golden Bath Time

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3762 - Pampered Pooch Set
HCPC 3760 - Paw-fect Pooches Set
HCD1-7115 - Pampered Pooch Pals Die
HCD2 752 - Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD2 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD1 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1 272 - Pampered Pooch Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Early Espresso (Stampin Up), Split Pea (The Paper Studio); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Mocha Mama (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Moss Green Micro Gingham, Brown Burlap String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button Avocado Liquid Pearls, Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, mineral spirits, stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Ginger Root, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Espresso, Blush Pink, Powder Blue, Sand, Kelp Green, Cool Grey 20%, 70%, Black, Henna Beige

Instructions: Card measures 6 3/8" x 6 3/8". Cut Early Espresso (x2) 6 3/8" x 6 3/8", score one piece on one side at 1/4", add scor-tape above score line and adhere the 2 pieces together to create card base. Cut Split Pea 6 3/16" x 6 3/16", die cut window out of center using Large Rounded Square Die from Cut Mat Create 2B Die (3 1/2" x 3 1/2"). Trim card panel (pictured) from paper collection and die cut center using Large Rounded Square Die from Cut Mat Create 2A Die (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") making sure opening lines up with Split Pea mat window opening. Ink edges with Mocha Mama. Glue mats together and set aside.

Stamp the bathtub pooch from Pampered Pooch Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Stamp pooch pals border from Paw-fect Pooches Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color the 2 puppies shown, die cut with matching Pampered Pooch Pals Die and clip the 2 puppies from the border. Add bathtub pooch image behind window and adhere in place. Add gingham ribbon as shown and secure on back. Add mats/image to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add 2 puppies as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape and glue.

Die cut "best wishes" sentiment tag from designer paper using Luggage and Tags Die. Ink edges with Mocha Mama, shape slightly with fingers and add to card as pictured using doubled Scotch Mounting Tape under the center and glue on the outside edges. Using Brown String and Bow-Easy Tool, make multi-loop bow. Using gingham ribbon, make 3-loop bow. Glue bows as pictured using glue dots. Thread green button with Brown String and add to bow centers with glue dots. Dot flowers on bathtub pooch image with Avocado Liquid Pearls.


  1. Gorgeous! and so is your beautiful dag Bailey!!!!!

  2. Great card Cathy, can see why you love golden retrievers and close them fir your cards, he is a handsome fellow.
    BTW I'm your latest encourager as I've just joined your blog, I do hope that you may reciprocate.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  3. Cute card and Bailey is absolutely adorable!


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