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 4, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!

This week I made a card using this beautiful arbor from the Twining Roses Set.  This stamp is SO pretty!  It would be great for weddings or invitations!  I love the iron gate with it too!

I've been doing lots of lavenders and greens and whites lately, hope you're not getting sick of it!  I just love the look of it all!

Make sure to visit HC Blog for all the beautiful creations the Design Team has come up with, you won't be dissapointed!



Garden Romance Arbor

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

Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used:

Paper: The Chateau Lavender & Cardstock Stacks (DCWV), Solar White (Neenah)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Purple Hydrangea Chalk Ink (VersaMagic), Purple Passion, Green with Envy (Powder Puffs – Quick Quotes)

Accessories: Nailheads Metal Stickers (Michaels), 1/4” White Twill Tape (Wrights), lace trim (Jo-Ann’s), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat gun, Floral Oval Die (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (Want2Scrap & Recollections), pop dots, glue dots, glue, make-up sponge applicator, scor-tape, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Lilac, Parma Violet, Violet, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Ginger Root, Green Ochre, Chocolate, Dark Umber, Jasmine, Goldenrod)

Instructions:  Cut lavender solid cardstock 8 1/2” x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  For mat, cut green designer paper  1 1/2" x 4 1/16”, flowery paper 4” x 4 1/16”, overlap and tape together.  Stamp sentiment on bottom with Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  (I did this to speed up the drying time on this type paper.) 

On Solar White Cardstock, stamp arbor image, cut out with largest Floral Oval Die framing the image, and cut off the bottom just below the image.  Color with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  Stamp 1 each flying bird, large butterfly, and small butterfly with black ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear.  Color with Purple Hydrangea Ink and make-up sponge applicator then cut out with matching dies. 

Cut the gate with green paper, matching the mat.  Adhere to the arbor with glue dots on left side and pop dots on right side.  Add metal stickers as shown.  Glue image to the card front.  Add lace and twill tape using Scor-tape.  Make bow with Bow-Easy and adhere as shown with glue dots.  Add adhesive pearls.  Add bird and butterflies with pop dots.


  1. Wouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu,so very,very beautyful!!!!!!!!
    love this card and what you have done with the dies

    liefs anneke

  2. Great layout and I love the papers you used!

  3. I really love this card! the colors are amazing and the gate really pops with the matching bottom in green! Love!!

  4. Beautiful card!! The gate you made for the trellis is a wonderful touch!!

  5. gorgeous Kathy! love that oval die and your coloring/designing is awesome!

  6. Hi Kathy, I saw your gorgeous Easel Card on Splitcoast Stampers and popped over to your blog. Your work is just lovely!
    Kind Regards
    Judith from Australia

  7. Gorgeous card Kathy! Love the colors purple and green combination! Very pretty!!

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  9. So pretty! I really like the colors that you used!

  10. I love the purple and green colors together! This is an absolutely stunning card!


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