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 17, 2017

Thankful Petunias

Happy Wednesday!

It's time again for me to share a card with you using Heartfelt Creations' new Classic Petunia Collection!

This week I'm using one of the images from the Classic Petunia Bouquet Set along with one of the small petunias from the Small Classic Petunia Set. Both have matching dies to cut the images.

The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits. The "frame" was created with the designer papers using a die from the Cut Mat Create 2A Set to cut the center away. The green background is also paper from the collection that I stamped the sentiment on.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see what the designers have for you this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #282-283  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Thankful Petunias

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3785 - Small Classic Petunia Set
HCPC 3787 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Set
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions Set
HCD1-7139 - Small Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-7141 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCD1-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP1 278 - Classic Petunia Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, 12" x 12" White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, water mister, glue dots, pencil, Lavender Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Lavender Lace, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Grape Jelly Memento Ink

Instructions: Card measures 6 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" two times. Score edge of one of these at 1/4" on one side, add scot-tape above score line and adhere the two pieces together to create the card base. Cut green designer paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection 6 1/4" x 6 1/4", ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink and adhere to card base.
Cut card panel pictured from designer paper and die cut center using the Large Rounded Rectangle Die from the Cut Mat Create 2A Set. Ink edges with Grape Jelly Ink and set "frame" aside.
Stamp petunia bouquet from Classic Petunia Bouquet Set and small petunias and leaves from Small Classic Petunia Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut with matching dies from the Classic Petunia Bouquet Die and Small Classic Petunia Die Sets. Shape one small flower and leaves by misting the backs with water and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
Adhere bouquet flower image to "frame" as shown using Stamp Mat Pad under the outside leaves. Add doubled Stamp Mat Pad under flowers that will be inside the "frame". Place "frame" over the mat and lightly pencil the lower right corner to mark where the "frame" edge will be to give you a guide of where to stamp the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt Expressions Set with Onyx Black as shown. Add "frame" over green mat using Stamp Mat Pad.
Make a 3-loop bow using Lavender Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool, then adhere to top right of card using glue dots. Add small flower to bow center using glue dots. Add Lavender & Lace Prills to flowers centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add adhesive pearls as pictured.


  1. This is really lovely! Very nicely done!

  2. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will link more projects with us soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture in II Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV) " But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil." God bless!

    JO ANN

  3. lovely coloring, great CAS card

  4. This is so beautiful Kathy. Love your coloring!


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