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, July 18, 2012

Heartfelt Creations July Release

Happy Wednesday!

This month we are delighted to release our very first line of Heartfelt Creations paper. Check out the beautiful patterns, luscious colors, and organic textures. Some come with our stamp images in them; others are abstract. This will add some fun and variety to your creations!

The Classic Edition Collection stamp sets and die release is gearing towards the fall season and colder days. A rustic truck, wooden wagon, playful dog, berries, apples, and pumpkins will keep you busy creating as the sun begins disappearing earlier in the evenings. Our card samples will give you many ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Leave a comment on the HC blog by July 24th and you will be eligible to win the entire release.

HC's stamps and matching dies are so awesome, but now having papers to match too!!!  Wow!!  These papers are 12" x 12" so they can be used for scrapbooking or cardmaking.  They are also double-sided and are absolutely GORGEOUS!  What a blessing to be a designer for them, as I get to play with it all!

For my first creation using the Classic Edition Collection, I made a card using the wagon filled with "bounty".  So much fun to color with these images and be able to layer and piece them.

Here's a side view that shows the can also right click on the picture to see it better...

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the entire Collection and leave a comment for a chance to win it!  Also, check out all the beautiful creations the designers have made!



Wagon Bounty
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3483 – Days Gone By PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3484 – Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3486 – Organic Fillers PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3363 – Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Stamp Set
HCD 724 – Classic Editions Dies
HCDP1 224 – Classic Editions Paper Collection
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper:  Natural White (Neenah), Black, More Mustard  12x12 (SU)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Midnight Confession (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Antique Copper Microbeads (Recollections), glue dots, pop dots, Labels 23 (Spellbinders), button (Michaels), Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Chocolate, Black, Steel, Dark Brown, Sepia, Peach Beige, Sandbar Brown, Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Terra Cotta, Cream, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red

Card Base: Cut More Mustard 5” x 12”, score at 6”, fold.  Cut Black Cardstock 4 7/8” x 5 7/8”.  Cut striped designer paper from Classic Editions Paper Collection 4 3/4” x 5 3/4”, then cut 2” across the bottom, turn it to other side of design and tape together to form the mat.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom with Onyx Black.  Glue the 2 mats together, wrap ribbon around the mats and adhere to card base.

Main Image:  Stamp the bounty spray twice (Pumpkin Harvest Set) and the wagon (Days Gone By Set) once on to Natural White Cardstock using Onyx Black Ink.  Color the wagon and die cut with the matching die.  Color one bounty spray completely, fussy cut, and add microbeads to flower centers using the Art Institute Glue.  On the second bounty spray image, color the outside of the image only that will be showing.  Die cut this second image with the Labels 23 die leaving room for the wagon placement.  Cut black mat for image 3 1/2” x 4 3/8” and adhere to image.  Wrap ribbon around twice and tape to back.  Add wagon and bounty spray with pop dots.
Embellishments: Add rooster button with a glue dot.  Stamp 2 springs (Organic Fillers Set) onto the orange side of the designer paper and cut with the matching die.  Stamp the pumpkin with flower (Pumpkin Harvest Set) onto Natural White cardstock with Onyx Black and color the flower only.  Fussy cut and add microbeads.  Assemble all as shown.


  1. Gorgeous card!! Love how you made a flower to put in the center of the bow... such a nice detail!! Did I miss this on the HC blog today?

  2. Beautiful card Kathy! I am always amazed at you coloring, beautiful shading and choice of colors!!

  3. Kathy, your card is so awesome! Your coloring is so beautiful and love how you've designed the card! Hugs

  4. Wow Cathy!! What a pretty autumn looking card!!I love the image and the dp with the flower in the middle of the bow!!

  5. All I can say, is this is, yet again, another WOW card from you! Beautifully done!


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