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 27, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Time for a new creation using HC's beautiful stamps and dies!

This week I made a wall hanging for my project.  I think this would make a nice gift for someone, actually I want to make one for myself...something I never seem to do!  I saw these chipboard signs at Target in the $1 bin and knew they would be great for altering.  I just covered them with paper, embellished it, and added ribbon to hang it.

Here's the way it looks with the ribbon. Sorry, the picture isn't the best...

Please visit the HC Blog to see all the other gorgeous creations from the Design Team!  What a talented group of ladies!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #34.


Bird Haven Wall Hanging

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
HCPC 3479 - Wings of Hope PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 – Door to My Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3406 – Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3407 – Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die
Product ID: 472186 – Rose Creations Shapeabilities
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID: 9brn – Brown Gala Glitz

Other Products Used:
Paper: The At Home Stack (DCWV), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Rhubarb Stalk (Momento), Midnight Confession, Mocha Mama, Green with Envy Powder Puffs – Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Chipboard sign (Target $1 bin), adhesive pearls (Recollections), heart charm (Michaels), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heart gun, sponge, pop dots, glue dots, Mod Podge (Plaid), foam brush, cutting mat, craft knife, Willow Organdy Ribbon (Ribbon Trends – Jo-Ann’s), pearl brad (Recollections), Crop-a-Dile, sand paper, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Mediterranean Blue, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Copenhagen Blue

Instructions: Glue designer paper to chipboard using Mod Podge, let dry, and then trim with craft knife.  Do same on back side with a matching paper.  Sand all edges and ink with Mocha Mama (brown) Ink using a sponge.  Punch holes with Crop-a-Dile.  Stamp flower swirls (Twining Roses Set), bird swirl (Wings of Hope Set), and sentiment (Door to My Heart Set) as shown.  Color with pencils and add pearls to flower swirls and below sentiment.
On Solar White Paper with Onyx Black Ink, stamp large birdhouse and large birdhouse with flowers (Bird Haven Set) and color with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  Stamp another large birdhouse with flowers and color only one of the flowers (or more if you want).  Die cut the birdhouse and fussy cut the rest.  Layer together as follows: the house on the bottom, then the entire image on top with pop dots, then the one flower on top with pop dots.  Add to chipboard.

On Solar White Paper stamp one each of flying bird, sitting bird, and small butterfly (Brookside Manor Set) with Black Onyx Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Color with Rhubarb Stalk Ink using make-up sponge applicator and die cut with matching dies.  Stamp the 4 smallest flowers and 3 of the medium leaves (Botanical Floral 1 & 2 Sets), color with pencils and mineral spirits, and die cut with matching dies.  Use McGill Took Kit and Mat to shape the flowers and leaves and glue together.  Add Gala Glitz to center with the Art Institute Dries Clear Glue.  Glue leaves and flower to chipboard as shown using glue dots.  Add butterfly with glue dots and add birds with pop dots.
Add ribbon and pearl brad for hanging.


  1. Gorgeous wall hanging Kathy!!! Love how you colored the flowers in blue!! Hugs!

  2. Kathy, your wall hanging is so beautiful!

  3. Great project...really sweet!

  4. I love this! I saw your project on Word Art Wednesday and I wanted to let you know how much I liked it

    Margaret xx

  5. Hi Kathy! I must say that I just LOVE this sweet wall hanging. It is colorful, soft and sweet, and the sentiment is perfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and participation at Word Art Wednesday. I just prayed for you, and trust that God will bless you as you share your beautiful art and create for His glory!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. What a cool idea. This definitely would make an awesome gift. Guess I'll be off to Target soon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. lovely wall hanging!
    thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  8. You've created a beautiful wall hanging!! The blue flowers are so pretty! Good luck in the Word Art Wednesday challenge! I haven't played there in a while... will have to re-visit them!

  9. This is a gorgeous wall hanging, Kathy! Love the colors you used. :)

  10. That is absolutely beautiful, Kathy. What a great idea to make a little wall hanging as a gift. Sue x

  11. This is so sweet. Love the whole look of it. The colors, the bird.... everything!

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW!



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