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 24, 2017

Petunia Birthday Cluster

Happy Wednesday!

Today I'm back with another card made using the new Classic Petunia Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Love this collection for spring cards!

This is a rather clean and simple design which I like to do sometimes. I stamped the sentiment directly on the white card base and added a little cheesecloth under the flowers to add interest. The flowers were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stump. Love that these have matching dies to cut them out. Here is a little close up of the flowers for you.

I added Clear Wink of Stella and Shell White Glitter to the flowers after shaping them. I also used Prills for the flower centers.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Such a creative bunch!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #284-285  - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Petunia Birthday Cluster

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3785 - Small Classic Petunia Set
HCPC 3786 - Large Classic Petunia Set
HCD1-7139 - Small Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-7140 - Large Classic Petunia Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, 12" x 12" White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, cheesecloth, Clear Wink of Stella, water mister, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Lavender Lace, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 4 1/4". Cut white cardstock 12" x 4 1/4", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Stamp sentiment from Small Classic Petunia Set on lower right with black ink.
On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, stamp large flowers and leaves from Large Classic Petunia Set and medium flowers and leaves from Small Classic Petunia Set. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies from the Small Classic Petunia Die Set and Large Classic Petunia Die Set. Shape flowers and leaves by misting the backs with water and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere three of the flowers to leaves using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Cut a piece of cheesecloth and shape and pull as desired. Place cheesecloth on card as shown and glue flowers/leaves over it using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Shape and trim cheesecloth as desired. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to pink flower centers and Lavender & Lace Prills to the violet flowers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Brush flowers with Clear Wink of Stella and then sprinkle with Shell White Glitter. Add adhesive pearls to top right.


  1. Really Beautiful Kathy Hugs S xx

  2. Lovely as always my friend. The coloring on the flowers is wonderful and I love the use of the fiber!

  3. This is beautiful Kathy! As always, your coloring is gorgeous!

  4. Excellent and beautiful card this week!

  5. So elegant! Love the texture beneath the beautifully colored flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  6. 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

  7. WOW, this is stunning Kathy. I love how you "bend" the flowers to make them so life-like. Great job, my friend. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card in our challenge.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. I just love the 3D look of your flowers, so pretty! TFS at Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  9. Hi...loving the simplicity of this wonderful card. Hugs

  10. Loved the flowers. Beautiful project


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