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!

Kathy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flowering Dogwood Collection Release


Happy Wednesday!

Today is the day for the new release of the Flowering Dogwood Collection!  I just LOVE this collection! So beautiful for Easter, but also fitting for many other occasions! Here's a little write-up about it for you.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus.  Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals.  Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!


Here is my card for this week!




The front of the card has a shorter width so that the right side of the inside of the card shows with the front.  Here's a view of the inside of the card.



The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. I love this dogwood branch and can see it being used lots of different ways for simple cards or more complex cards.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new video for you showing you different ways to shape the dogwood flower!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


He Lives!

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3773 - Flowering Dogwood Set
HCPC 3774 - Flowering Dogwood Branches Set
HCPC 3775 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Set
HCPC 3776 - Dogwood Chapel Set
HCD1 7129 - Flowering Dogwood Die
HCD1 7130 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
HCD1 7131 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
HCDP1 275 - Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria, Quick Quotes Razzberry; Accessories: Rosa Embossing Folder and Border (Cuttlebug), Stampin Up Punches: Large Oval and Scallop Oval, piercing tool and mat, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Processed Red, Black Raspberry, Sage Green, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Cool Greys 20%, 50%, Espresso, Yellow Ochre, Clear Wink of Stella, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6". Cut white cardstock 7 1/4" x 6", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make base. Cut pink designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Perfect Plum and glue inside card. Cut white 1" x 5 11/16", emboss with border folder and glue in place on right side as shown. Cut pink designer paper 2 13/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Perfect Plum and add to front with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white 2 11/16" x 5 11/16", emboss with Rosa folder and glue to pink designer paper mat on front. Cut pink designer paper 2 3/8" x 5 1/8", ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and add as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white cardstock 2 3/16" x 4 15/16", pierce around outside edges and adhere to pink mat.

Stamp dogwood branch (Flowering Dogwood Branches Set), dove (Flowering Dogwood & Doves Set), flowers and leaves for one small flower and one small leaf (Flowering Dogwood Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with matching dies. Glue dogwood branch to front on white mat. Glue small flower and leaves on lower right inside of card. Punch Large Oval with pink designer paper, ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and glue down as pictured. Stamp "He Lives!" sentiment (Dogwood Chapel Set) on white with Onyx Black Ink, punch out with Scallop Oval Punch and add to pink oval with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add dove as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Apply Clear Wink of Stella to flower tips and dove as desired. Add White Opal Liquid Pearls to embossed flower centers and as desired around images.

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