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 9, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's the second Wednesday of the month which means Heartfelt Creations has a new release! 

We are delighted to present the Old English Garden Collection. Come have a cup of tea with us in our Old English Garden. With flower blooms as fresh as the morning dew and cracked walls as old as the dirt beneath it, this set offers a rustic flavor. The typography flows as smoothly as a calm spring breeze. Be sure to grab the custom die for maximum creative versatility and fun 3D depth! There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Leave a comment on the HC Blog by May 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.99.  The winner will be announced on May 16th on the HC Blog.

For my card today, I used images from 3 of the new sets in the Old English Garden Collection.

These new sets are SO GORGEOUS!!!  I am so thrilled to be able to work with these beautiful images as one of Heartfelt Creations' Designers!  I love the way the sets all coordinate with eachother or can be used separately and also having dies to match!

For my card, I did the center-step technique.  I love making these, and they are pretty easy to make.  I colored the center image using Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits on Natural White Neenah paper.  The small flower swirls are colored with pencils (no mineral spirits) on patterned paper.  I'm in love with this little flower swirl!  I know I'll be using this little one a lot!

You'll definitely want to visit HC's Blog and leave a comment for the contest.  Also, check out all the other DT's beautiful creations!



Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3468 –Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3469 –Tattered Blossoms Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 –Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD 722 –Tattered Blossoms Die
Product ID159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products:
Paper: Serenity Love (Bo Bunny), Natural White (Neenah), Black (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat Chalk Ink (VersaMagic), Midnight Confession Powder Puff
Accessories: Regal M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder & Labels 20 Nestibilities Dies (Spellbinders), Brad (Bo Bunny Et Cetera), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Adhesive Pearls (Want 2 Scrap), Prismacolor Pencils – Olive Green, Marine Green, Sepia, Bronze, Ginger Root, mineral spirits, Copper Micro Beads (Martha Stewart)

Instructions: Make center step card base with cream colored cardstock: cut piece 6” x 9”, score at 1”, 2”, 5 ½”, at 1” mark on each side cut at 1” to 5 ½”, score at 4 ½” between cut lines.  (Basic instructions for center step cards can be found on Split Coast Stampers, these measurements here are a variation.)  Mat each section with black cardstock and adhere to base.  Cut the narrow strips of designer paper and stamp using the small flower spray from the Tattered Blossom Swirls Set as shown.  Color flowers with Bronze pencil.  Ink edges with black chalk ink.  Add micro beads using glue and adhere to card.  For middle section, emboss designer paper with Regal EF and run black chalk ink over raised pattern and edges.  Adhere to card.  Stamp large flower image from Tattered Blossom Swirls Set on Natural White Cardstock and color with pencils and mineral spirits.  Die cut image with labels 20 die and sponge with wheat ink while in die.  Die cut black cardstock and cut down center lengthwise and adhere to back of image to create mat.  Stamp sentiment from Heartfelt Expressions Set and cut with Labels 20 die and sponge with wheat ink.  Add image, sentiment, bow, and brad to card as shown.


  1. Beautiful card Kathy! Love the colors and the shape of the card! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful coloring Kathy! Perfect design.


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