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, August 16, 2017

Christmas Blessings Covered Notepad

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for more Heartfelt Creations' inspiration using their new Winter's Eve Collection!

This week I have a fun and simple project you can make for gift giving at Christmastime.

You can click on the image to get a better close-up view if you like.

The pink papers are from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection.  I used them for the mats and also to make the flowers.  The flowers were done with white embossing powder and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Behind the flowers is the beautiful decorative die from the Window Box Elements Die Set.

Here's a little closeup of the flowers.

Here's a view of the inside of the pad.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #296-297 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Christmas Blessings Covered Notepad

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3796 - Winter's Eve Set
HCPC 3745 - Ornate Sleigh Set
HCPC 3747 - Celebrate the Season Set
HCD1-7150 - Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-7106 - Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-7104 - Ornate Sleigh & Presents Die
HCDP1-281 - Winter's Eve Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Recollections White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Xyron Machine, pop dots, Scor-Tape, 2 1/2" x 8" White Notepads (Papertrey Ink), Large Oval Punch (Stampin Up), edge distressor, White Embossing Powder (Stampin Up)

Instructions: Covered notepad measures 2 5/8" x 8 1/4". Follow the instructions found here on Split Coast Stampers with the exception of the 2 pieces of pattern paper used to cover the front and inside of pad, I cut mine 2 3/8" x 8" instead. I used the pink designer paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection for these pieces, the piece to cover the top of the notepad and for the flowers. Distress the 2 mats before adhering to the front and inside covers.

To decorate the front cover, die cut the decorative die from the Window Box Elements Die Set using white cardstock. Run it through the Xyron Machine and adhere as pictured. Using VersaMark Ink on the pink designer paper, stamp the small flowers and leaves from the Ornate Sleigh Set twice and the large flowers and leaves from the Celebrate the Season Set twice, then heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with the match dies from Celebrate the Season and Ornate Sleigh & Presents Dies. Shape the flowers and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, glue the flowers and leaves together and then glue the 2 larger flowers and 1 smaller flower to the pad as pictured.

Stamp the sentiment from the Winter's Eve Set on white cardstock with Onyx Black Ink and use the Large Oval Punch to cut it. Add to the pad using pop dots. Glue the remaining smaller flower as pictured. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves as desired.


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!