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 11, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Special Delivery

Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another card using the Garden Romance Collection Release, this time using the Special Delivery Set.  I made this card to look like an envelope to go with the mailbox image.


I love using lots of white and I love the pink and green combo for colors.

Normally, the new release would be posted today, but it will be delayed one week due to CHA Convention.  Next Wednesday, I will be showing you the July Release along with a gorgeous new product from Heartfelt Creations, their own designer paper!  Please visit HC's Blog to see all the creations from the design team this week, along with a sneak peak of their new paper line!

I am submitting this to the Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge #147:

Follow this PLAN:
(at least) 1 circle or oval element,
(at least) 2 different papers, and
(at least) 1 embellishment.

Have a blessed week!


Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3480 - Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3475 – Special Delivery PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), The Preppy Princess Stack (DCWV), Fussy (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VF), Green With Envy (Powder Puffs – Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Labels 20, Large Petite Scallops #5, Standard Circles Small #6, Fleur de Lis Squares (Spellbinders), Ornate Flowers & Frame Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Sterling Microbeads (Martha Stewart), green floss, sponge, charm (Michaels), pink button (Basic Grey), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Greys (all used), Sage Green, Olive Green, Light Umber, Sienna Brown, Pink Rose, Magenta
Card base: Cut white cardstock 8 1/2” x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Emboss front with Ornate Flowers & Frame Embossing Folder.   With Fussy Cardstock, cut Fleur de Lis Square’s largest die, then cut in half corner to opposite corner as shown.  Glue to top of card base.
Image: Stamp flowered mailbox (Special Delivery Set) image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink.  Color with pencils and mineral spirits, cut with Standard Circles Small die #6.  Add microbeads using Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear to flower centers and let dry.  With green pattered paper from The Preppy Princess Stack, cut using Large Petite Scallops #5, ink with green ink and sponge and glue to image.  Add to the card center as shown with pop dots.
Sentiment: Stamp sentiment with Onyx Black onto white cardstock, cut out with Labels 20 Die #2.  Add to card with pop dots.  For bird, stamp flying bird (Brookside Manor Set) on white cardstock with Onyx Black Ink, color with pencils, and cut out with matching die (Garden Romance Die).  Add to sentiment with a glue dot.
Bow: Make bow using Bow-Easy, attach charm with thread and needle, and glue bow to card as shown.  Add floss to button and make a bow, then attach to the bow with glue dot.


  1. Your coloring is so gorgeous, Kathy! What a beauty! :)

  2. This is such a beauty!! Love the extra details you added like the charm and die cut piece at the top to make it look like an envelope... perfect for special mail!

  3. Kathy, your card is gorgeous! Love the colors you used and all the fab details! Hugs

  4. So beautiful! I love that it looks like an envelope and of course just love your amazing coloring!

  5. Just gorgeous!! Great design and coloring Kathy!! Hugs and blessings!!


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