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, June 20, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

That means it's time for a little inspiration  from Heartfelt Creations.

Before we get to my creation this week, I just wanted to express my sadness over the loss last week of one of our Design Teammates, Lisa Lynne Wright.  I haven't been on the team long enough to get to know Lisa, but I could already see her enthusiasm and encouragement in her comments to me and others.  I pray for her Husband Joe and her family through this difficult time.  It makes me realize how quickly one of our loved ones can be taken from us, and how I need to appreciate those loved ones in my life every day.

For my creation this week, I made a card using this beautiful flower swirl from the new Twining Roses Set from the Garden Romance Collection.  What a beauty to color and actually easy to fussy cut even though I didn't need to.  I put lots of white on this one with touches of lavender.  I really love how this one came out and I hope you do too.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the Designers this week.

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Twining Roses

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3478 - Twining Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 - Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3477 - Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die

Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Sponge, Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Floral Ovals Die (Spellbinders), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Adhesive Pearls (Michaels), Prismacolor Pencils, mineral spirits, glue, pop dots

Instructions: For card base, but white cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, score at 4 1/4”, press fold.  Emboss card front with Scrollwork Embossing Folder.
Stamp flower from Twining Roses Set on cardstock with Onyx Black Ink and color with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  Fussy cut flower.  Stamp flying bird, small & large butterfly from Brookside Manor Set on cardstock with Onyx Black Ink, heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Color with Purple Hydrangea Chalk Ink and a sponge.  Cut these out with matching dies.

Stamp sentiment on cardstock with Onyx Black Ink.  Die cut with Floral Oval Die with sentiment in upper left as shown.  Glue flowers with glue, add bird with pop dot.  Add Floral Oval to card with pop dots.  Glue large butterfly in lower left corner and add small butterfly on top with pop dot.  Add 2 green adhesive pearls.


  1. Gorgeous card Kathy! Your coloring is beautiful as always! Hugs and blessings!

  2. Kathy!!
    this is such an uber elegant card!!! BEAUTIFUL!! His love shines greatly through this card:) Wow you color so beautifully:) Thank you so very much for sharing;) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  3. Hi Kathy: This card is so soft and sweet. I love the purple on white. It turned out just beautifully. Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Your continued participation is a real blessing to us, and I pray that God will bless you for it. In fact, I just prayed for you. Have a great week, and thanks again, Kathy!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I have blog candy!

  4. Love it how soft and elegant this card is.

  5. Beautiful card...Love the color of your roses...Great job...Still learning...God Bless...

  6. Hi Kathy! Ooooooo! What a beautiful card! Love the white-on-white and the delicately colored floweres, bird and butterfly! Very elegant design! Thanks so much for sharing your creation at SSiC!
    Blessings to you!

  7. Sorry for your sad loss, Kathy. Your card is beautiful and elegant and I love the way you have coloured the roses. Sue x

  8. PS. I like the name of your blog! xx

  9. I'm pretty passionate about my creations too! Have a hard time sending them to others-LOL
    I love all the papers, embellishments, colors we get to use.

    Your flowers, bird & butterfly are stunning against the white.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!

  10. Gorgeous! I love the white wish a splash of color. Just gorgeous.


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