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 30, 2012

Wednesday Inspiration - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I get to share with you my favorite set from the May release!  It's called "China Fragments", and it has the most gorgeous tea cups with flowers on them!  I LOVE this set!!!  The tea cups come in 3 sizes and match the Spellbinders' Nested Tea Cup Dies.  I've also used the Tattered Blossoms and Tattered Blossoms Swirls Sets for these.  Here is my card using the large tea cup:

Here is a wall hanging I made using the medium and small tea cup:

The tea pot is from a chipboard album I bought at Michaels last year on clearance...I knew I'd use it for something!  This isn't what I planned to use it for when I bought it, but I love how it came out and it's perfect for the tea cup set and dies!

Here's a close up of the flower using the Tattered Blossoms Set:

And, a close up of the tea pot:

I colored these with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  The tea pot is done with white paper that I stamped with various inks using the background stamp from the Broken Cinder Blocks Set and sponged a little.

Here are the complete ingredients and instructions for these which you can also see on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Tea Cup Thank You Card

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3474 –Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HPC 3469 –Tattered Blossoms Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3472 – China Fragments PreCut Set
204800 Nested Tea Cups Shapeabilities Dies
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Certainly Celery (SU), White (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Elegance M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder , Labels 23, Floral Ovals Nestibilities (Spellbinders), scissors, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils (Periwinkle, Indanthrone Blue, Prussian Green), Silver Stickles (Ranger), Sterling Micro Beads (Martha Stewart), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), charm (Michaels), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, pop dots.

Instructions: Cut White (GP) cardstock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼” and fold.  Emboss folded card with Elegance EF.  Make mat from Certainly Celery cardstock using Floral Oval larges die.  Add to center of card with pop dots.  Stamp onto Solar White CS: large teacup, sentiment, and 3 of the second smallest swirls from the Tattered Blossoms Swirls Set.  Color teacup, 3 flowers, and 1 swirl using pencils.  Die cut teacup, glue handle to cup and adhere to card with pop dots.  Die cut sentiment with Labels 23 and add to card with pop dots.  Make bow and attach charm to secure.  Cut out 3 flowers and 1 swirl with scissors a add to card as shown.

Tea Pot & Cup Wall Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3469 – Tattered Blossoms Swirls PreCutSet
HCPC 3472 – China Fragments PreCut Set
HCPD –Broken Cinder Blocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 –Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCD 722 –Tattered Blossoms Die
204800 – Nested Tea Cups Shapeabilities Dies
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Roam Designer Paper Pad (K & Co)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Chipboard Teapot Book (Mary Engelbreit – Michaels), charm, spacers (Michaels), Moss Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Silver Stickles (Ranger), Sterling Micro Beads (Martha Stewart), sponge, Mod Podge, foam brush, craft knife, cutting mat, Tombow glue, glue dots, pop dots, Crop-a-dial, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils (Periwinkle, Indanthrone Blue, Prussian Green).
Instructions: Remove 1 tea pot chipboard sheets from book.  Apply Mod Podge to one side and place glue side down onto green Roam Paper from pad for back.  Let dry and cut out with craft knife and cutting mat.  Trace teapot on Solar White paper and cut out with scissors.  Stamp smallest swirl from Tattered Blossoms Swirls Set as shown.  Color with pencils and add Stickles to flower centers.  With Broken Cinder Blocks stamp, stamp around outside of teapot using any combination of Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and small amount of Onyx Black till you’re happy with it.  Adhere this to the other side of teapot chipboard, let dry and trim and/or sand edges as needed.  Ink edges with Night of Navy ink using sponge.  Stamp medium and small teacups onto Solar White Paper with Onyx Black ink and color with pencils.  Cut out with Tea Cup dies and add stickles to flowers and rims of cups.  Adhere to teapot as shown.  Stamp one of each flower from the Tattered Blossoms Set on Solar white, color with pencils, and die cut with Tattered Blossom Dies.  Shape with Tool Kit and Molding Mat and adhere each flower together with pop dots.  Add Sterling Micro Beads to center with Art Institute Glue.  Make to holes on top of teapot and add seam binding and spacers as shown for hanging.  Glue flower to top.  Make bow, attach teapot charm to center and add to bottom of pot with glue dot.

That's it for today!  There are lots more creations on the HC Blog from the other Designers that will blow you away!!!




  1. Kathy, I love the colors and the swirl is the perfect touch! The wall hanging is gorgeous! Hugs

  2. Wow - both wonderful projects! Love the blues - very elegant.

  3. Great card and wall hanging Kathy!! Love the colors, the design, just beautiful!! Hugs!!

  4. GASP! Oh my word... now this is just GORGEOUS. I had not seen the teacups with the flowers, this is wonderful Kathy. You put a lot of work into these. Fabulous work.

  5. Wow! so Beautiful! Both your card, and the fabulous wall hanging...oh no, more items for my wish list...Hope you have a great week...Blessings, Jill

  6. The blue and green are so beautiful, Kathy! Love the matching door hanger, too. :)

  7. Love, Love, Love this. Makes me want to go make a cup of tea. Thanks for sharing.


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