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 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Ornamental Raspberries

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another card using the new Heartfelt Creations July Release Classic Editions Collection. 

This image is from the Ornamental Raspberries Set.  It has this raspberry image, the single raspberry I used here with a pop dot, and a beautiful raspberry and flower flourish.  The background paper I used is from the new Classic Editions Paper Collection.  I used one of the olive green sheets and stamped it with the raspberry and flower flourish to create a pretty background.  The black ink looks beautiful on the olive paper.

You can see all the Designer's creations on the HC Blog, they're all so gorgeous!  There's even a couple from Mary Lou and Linda the owners of HC.  Emma Lou also has a fantastic video on the Blog showing you all the stamp sets, custom die, and all the designer papers in the collection.



Ornamental Raspberries

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3485 – Ornamental Raspberries PreCut 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

Other Products Used:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat (VersaMagic)

Accessories: Labels 18 (Spellbinders), 5/8” burgundy ribbon (Michaels), button (Michaels), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), pop dots, glue dots, Bow-Easy, sponge, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black Raspberry, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Moss Green, Black

Card base:  Cut Natural White 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Cut green designer paper 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, stamp raspberry swirl image randomly with black ink, and ink edges.  Wrap ribbon across center and tape down.  Adhere to card base.
Main Image: On Natural White cardstock stamp large raspberry swirl and one single raspberry with black ink.  Color with pencils.  Die cut single raspberry with matching die and slightly shape to round it with the Tool Kit and Mat.  Die cut the main image with Labels 18, sponge edges while still in die with Wheat Ink.  Add single raspberry with pop dot as shown.  Add small green pearl to flower center.  Add image to card with pop dots.

Embellishment: Make a bow with Bow-Easy, glue button to center, and glue to card.  Add 2 black adhesive pearls to top right corner.


  1. Another beautiful card Kathy!! The raspberries almost look real!! Your coloring is the best!!! Hugs!

  2. So classy and so elegant! Love it!

  3. Your coloring of the raspberries is perfect with the white highlights. They look so ripe and delicious.


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