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, January 11, 2017

Fairy Cottage Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations, the Wildwood Cottage Collection!!! Here is a little write-up for it!

Come away with us and discover the whimsical world of Wildwood Cottage, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Unleash your imagination and explore magical gardens filled with light and airy florals, chirping birds, fluttering butterflies and of course the playful and enchanting sprites that call these gardens home.  Create your very own captivating fairy garden with this extraordinary collection featuring four beautifully illustrated cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Fill your fanciful garden scenes with playful fairies, dimensional garden accents, cheery florals and of course enchanting cottages for the spirited sprites to call home.  The softly hued paper collection is sprinkled with pretty garden shades resembling moss like greens, lilac lavenders, pansy purples and hydrangea blues accented with daisy like yellows, whites and petunia pinks!  Delicate chevrons, ornate floral swirls, along with dainty polka dots and eyelet lace like designs are just a few of the graceful finishes showcased among this decorative paper collection and have been incorporated into heartwarming full page cottage and garden scenes ideal for scrapbook layouts, as well as various sized premade card front panels ideal for quick and easy card bases!  The perfect collection to add a touch of sunshine, and bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones during those long winter days!

This is such an adorable collection for little girls! Just love the little house with all the elements to create the perfect cottage scene! For my creation this week, I decided to make a wall hanging with a cute fairy cottage scene.

The base of the wall hanging is a page from a chipboard album I bought at Michaels that I covered with  the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection. The cottage is cut from white with the Wildwood Cottage Die and embossed with Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder The roof is cut with gray cardstock using the same die set. All the other elements are stamped with black ink, colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with the matching dies. Everything here has a matching die which makes putting these little scene together so much easier!

Here is a little close-up of the fairies.

To add some sparkle, I used Clear Wink of Stella on the fairy's wings and then dusted with Shell White Glitter. I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the designers this week! So much talent there!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #155 - Anything Goes with Ribbon/Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope I leave you with a little inspiration!



Fairy Cottage Wall Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3769 - Wildwood Florals Stamp Set
HCPC 3770 - Wildwood Cottage Darlings Stamp Set
HCPC 3771 - Wildwood Cottage Stamp Set
HCPC 3772 - Wildwood Cottage Accents Stamp Set
HCD1-7125 - Wildwood Florals Die
HCD1-7126 - Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die
HCD1-7127 - Wildwood Cottage Die
HCD1-7128 - Wildwood Cottage Accents Die
HCDP1 274 - Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
Shell White Glitter
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Gray, White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress; Accessories: Recollections chipboard album, make-up applicator, emory board, adhesive pearls, Wink of Stella Clear, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, pop dots, Mod Podge, brush, Bow-Easy Tool, Offray gray ribbon, May Arts White Silk Ribbon, jewelry spacers, Tattered Lace Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder, hole punch, pencil, scissors, die cutting machine, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Slate Grey, Kelly Green, Ginger Root, Jade Green, Celadon Green, Grass Green, Pink Rose, Mulberry, Periwinkle, Light Umber, Cream, Light Peach, Beige Sienna, Mahogany Red, Cool Grey 50%, Jasmine, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Espresso

Instructions: Wall hanging measures 8" x 8". Using one page from chipboard album, trace chipboard on pink designer paper with a pencil and trim with scissors. Erase any pencil marks remaining and adhere paper to chipboard using Mod Podge. (I applied a light coating to both chipboard and designer paper.) Make sure all bubbles are smoothed out and let dry completely. Punch 2 small holes for hanging. Sand edges lightly with emory board if needed to smooth edges. Lightly ink edges with Victorian Velvet Ink.

Die cut house shape from white cardstock using Wildwood Cottage Die. Emboss with Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder. Die cut roof twice with grey using same die set. Add house to chipboard piece using Scotch Mounting Tape, glue roof to house, then add second roof piece using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp windows, doors and sign from Wildwood Cottage Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Die Set.

Stamp walkway, fence and grass from Wildwood Cottage Accents Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Accents Die Set.

Stamp various flowers and leaves from Wildwood Floral Stamp Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Florals Die Set. Shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp mushrooms and two of the fairies from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die Set.

To assemble, cut grass into two pieces and glue one on each side of house as pictured. Add door and windows using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add sign using glue and Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Fence with Scotch Mounting Tape. Glue down walkway as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add flowers using Designer Dries Clear Glue glue and Scotch Mounting Tape as pictured cutting flower spray into two pieces and adding to each side of the door. Add fairies and mushrooms with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Add adhesive pearls to roof and doorknob. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue and Wink of Stella to flower petals. Add Wink of Stella to fairy wings, then dust with Shell White Glitter.

For hanging, thread grey ribbon through holes, thread jewelry spacer through front of ribbon, and glue down trimmed tail of ribbon with glue dots. Make two 7-loop bows using Bow-Easy Tool and White Silk Ribbon. Add over spacer bead with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow centers.


  1. This is so pretty!! Hugs and blessings!!

  2. Hello, my sweet friend Kathy! What a treat to have you stop by and share your beautiful art in our challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I love your gorgeous wall hanging. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  3. Such a precious work of art! So glad you joined our Anything Goes Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  4. Very cut wall hanging! Love it!
    Hugs, Marie

  5. This is so amazing! What a beautiful work of art!


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