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, May 31, 2017

Birthday Petunia Border

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!

This week I have a very clean and simple card using the Classic Petunia Collection.

The sentiment was stamped directly on the card base. I used a birthday sentiment, but you could use any sentiment you like.

I die cut the beautiful border using one of the Regal Borders & Pocket Dies. I love this die, definitely one of my favorites! On top of the border die I added a flower border colored with pencils and mineral spirits. The flower border is from the Large Classic Petunia Set and die cut with the matching die from the Large Classic Petunia Die.

For finishing touches, I added Clear Wink of Stella and glitter to the flowers and a few adhesive pearls to the border die cut and card base.

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 challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Birthday Petunia Border

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3785 - Small Classic Petunia Set
HCPC 3786 - Large Classic Petunia Set
HCD1-7140 - Large Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-779 - Regal Borders & Pockets Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 4 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Stamp sentiment from Small Classic Petunia Set on lower right with black ink. Die cut border with white cardstock using Regal Borders & Pocket Die. Adhere border about 1/2" from top of card using pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape.
Stamp petunia border from Large Classic Petunia Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching die from the Large Classic Petunia Die Set. Adhere to border using Designer Dries Clear Glue and small pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape for flowers that are above border.
Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Once dry, add Clear Wink of Stella to flowers and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter. Add adhesive pearls as pictured.


  1. I'm having a hard time finding words to say how much I love this card! It is definitely a beauty!

  2. Beautiful card. Love your clean and simple design with that pretty die cut border.

  3. Great card! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

    JO ANN

  4. This is a beautiful card, so much so I and I friend were attempting to make it but the step to score at 1 1/4 doesn't make sense. Should it be scored at 4 1/4 and cut the border die from another sheet of paper OR are you some how cutting the border die from a top flap on the card?

    1. Sorry about that, yes, it should be score at 4/14". Thank you!


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