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 23, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time to show you more inspiration using Heartfelt Creations' Stamps and dies!

I'm using another set from the gorgeous English Garden Collection released this month.  (I knew from the name alone that I would love this collection!)  For this card, I used the Broken Cinder Blocks Set for the main image and the background.  I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  The background is designer paper with a "wethered" look, then stamped with the background stamp from the set.  The flower on the top right is made with the Tattered Blossom Set and the matching dies and was also colored with my pencils.  The leaves are from the Distressed Leaves Set from a previous release.

Here is the complete list of ingredients used and instructions:

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3468 –Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPD –Broken Cinder Blocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 –Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC – 3376Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 722 –Tattered Blossoms Die
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID:9brn – Brown Gala Glitz

Other Products:
Paper: Olive cardstock ( ANW Crestwood), Roam Designer Paper (K & Co.),  Serendipity Wish (The Paper Loft), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia (VersaFine)
Accessories: Et Cetera Brads (Bo Bunny), Antique Gold Velvet Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Sookwang or Scoretape 1/8” double sided adhesive tape, glue dots, sponge, pop dots (Recollections), scissors, mineral spirits, black Copic liner pen, Prismacolor Pencils: (Chestnut, Tuscan Red, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Burnt Ochre, Terra Cotta, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Prussian Green, Steel, Metallic Silver, Light Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown)

Instructions:  Cut green cardstock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼” for card base.  Cut piece Wish paper (it’s double sided with red/oyster) 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”.  Cut at 1 ¾” across, turn one piece over and tape on back with both colors showing for your mat as shown.  Stamp mat with Vintage Sepia Ink using  Broken Cinder Block background stamp all over, leaving area for sentiment with a lighter application (see note).  Ink edges with Vintage Sepia, adhere ribbon down cut line using Sookwang/Scortape.  Stamp sentiment from Heartfelt Expressions Set on the bottom right of mat.  Note: I traced liner pen over the words “have a” and “day” to darken the print a little.  Ink edges of card base with Vintage Sepia, add 2 brads on top left, and adhere mat to base. 

Stamp image from Broken Cinder Blocks Set with Onyx Black Ink on Solar White Paper and color with pencils.  Trim image as shown, Ink edges with Vintage Sepia, and add Gala Glitz to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.  Stamp flowers from Tattered Blossoms Set with Onyx Black Ink on Solar White paper, doing 1 each on the 3 smallest flowers.  Color with pencils, mold their shape with Tool Kit and Mat till pleasing, and add Gala Glitz to centers with Art Institute Glue.  Glue the 3 flowers together with glue dots and adhere to top right of card with pop dots.  Stamp 6 of the smallest flowers from the Distressed Leaves Stamp Set with Onyx Black Ink onto the green designer paper from the Roam Collection.  Cut with scissors (or the match die Nested Leaves Nestabilities Product ID: 472117).  Shape with Tool Kit and glue with pop dots as shown.
Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the creations the designers have for you this week! They're all so gorgeous!!!

I'm also submitting this to the latest Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge #140 to:

Build up your card: by adding layers, paper tole, paper piecing, stacking name it!!

This is a wonderful theme for the Scripture this week reminding us to "build" eachother up:

Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."



  1. Hi Kathy, I love the subtle background and your flowers are amazing! Also love the colors you've used. Hugs

  2. Great card Kathy! Love the flower and background!! Hugs and blessings!

  3. Beautiful card! Lovely shading on the images.

  4. What a pretty card! So happy you joined in on the fun challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Love the layers and dimension of your card. We appreciate your participation so much! Diane Noble (SSIC DT)

  5. Kathy, this is beautiful - I love that background, it all comes together so beautifully - perfect for this challenge...thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  6. This is gorgeous, and what awesome coloring!!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!


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