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, February 22, 2017

Pink Dogwood Frame Card

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for me to share a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations! This week I have another card using the beautiful Flowering Dogwood Collection!

I love these flowers and they are so easy to work with! I used the floral frame from the Flowering Dogwood Branches Set and Die and then added additional flowers and leaves using the Flowering Dogwood Set and Die. All the images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There is also sneak peek of the next collection coming up!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #270-271 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #158 - Celebrate Theme with ribbon/trim
Crafty Carmakers #182 - Add some texture

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Pink Dogwood Frame

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3773 - Flowering Dogwood Set
HCPC 3774 - Flowering Dogwood Branches Set
HCPC 3776 - Dogwood Chapel Set
HCD1 7129 - Flowering Dogwood Die
HCD1 7130 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), burgundy; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Razzberry; Accessories: Stampin Up Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Avocado Liquid Pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, adhesive pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, die cutting machine, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Processed Red, Black Raspberry, Kelp Green, Marine Green

Instructions: Card Measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut burgundy cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", emboss with folder, stamp sentiment from Dogwood Chapel Set on lower right and add to card base with SMT.

Stamp on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink the floral frame (Flowering Dogwood Branches Set) and an assortment of flowers and leaves (Flowering Dogwood Set). Color images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Lightly spray backs of images with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Ink edges of flowers with Razzberry Ink. Add floral frame to card using SMT as pictured. Add Avocado Liquid Pearls to flower centers on frame. Make multi-loop bow using ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool and add to top right of frame using glue dots. Add pearl to center of bow.


  1. Gorgeous. Love those dogwoods and your coloring.

  2. Hi Kathy

    Your card is so pretty, I love the colour combo and design

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers


  3. This is stunning, Kathy! I hope you're having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing card with those gorgeous flowers in our Celebrations Challenge. It's always so nice to have you play along with us.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  4. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the perfect bow.

  5. Wow, love those flowers! Thank you for joining my "Add some Texture" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers Blog! Happy crafting,

  6. I am so glad that you shared this project. I have never used Heartfelt Connection products and now I am going to be adding quite a few to my birthday wish list! I love this card and the flowers are beautiful! How did you make such a perfect bow? I would love to share my projects with you. I can always use a fellow crafters tips and thoughts. If you would like to take a look -

    1. Thank you Miranda! I use the Bow-Easy Tool to make all my bows. The ribbon used in this bow has a slight amount of wire in it so I was able to shape it a little more than normal. Kathy

  7. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Your card is absolutely stunning!
    Hugs, Marie


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