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 14, 2016

Woodsy Wonderland Side Step Card

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations, the Woodsy Wonderland Collection! Love this collection, it's perfect for guy cards! Here is a little write up about it.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers. A stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.

For my first card with this collection I decided to create a forest scene using a side step card for the base. These scenes are so much fun to create!

The back fold has the 3-trees, the second has 2 of the foxes facing each other and the rest is all on the front of the base. All the images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. I like the way everything look on the black base, really makes it all pop!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the awesome projects by the designers this week!  Emma Lou also has a new video on the blog showing you how to create a nature scene using a foldout card!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #260-261 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Woodsy Wonderland Side Step Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3766 - Woodsy Treescape Set
HCPC 3767 - Woodsy Wonderland Set
HCPC 3768 - Woodsy Critters Set
HCD1 7122 - Woodsy Landscape Die
HCD1 7123 - Woodsy Wonderland Die
HCD1 7124 - Woodsy Critters Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Buttercup Liquid Pearls, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 10%, 70%, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Espresso, Black, Peach Beige, Crimson Red, Sandbar Brown, Olive Green, Deco Pink, Mulberry, Mahogany Red, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Sand, Yellow Ochre, Blue Violet Lake, Indanthrone Blue

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Use Side Step Card Tutorial found here to create card base using Black cardstock.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp tall birch tree (Woodsy Treescape Set), raccoon, rock border (Woodsy Wonderland Set) and bunnies, foxes, bluebirds, 3 trees (Woodsy Critters Set). Color all images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all with matching dies. Add all to card as pictured using Designer Dries Clear and pop dots.


  1. I like the use of a side step card to bring out the cuteness of this collection. Hugs

  2. Your step card is so gorgeous. I love the black background. It makes the beautiful images just pop!
    Hugs, Marie

  3. Beautiful step card....i have never tried step cards. Thanks for inspiring.

  4. The side step card is a fantastic choice for creating your adorable scene, Kathy! Such a charming creation!

  5. Wow this is fantastic, Love it, great coloring and arrangement of the scene!

  6. Love how you've designed this card...every element in just the perfect place. Well done!

  7. the black background just pops, love your coloring too Kathy!

  8. Wow Kathy you certainly have excelled in this card with amazing attention to detail ... I just love this card, brilliant share.
    I hope tomorrow to link over to you in a welcome to my blog on my post tomorrow have to edit it first but may have to do it in morning as late evening here ..
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  9. this is such a cute card, I love the side step so each little animal is highlighted.


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