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, August 8, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - August Release

Hi there!

We are pleased to introduce the Ornamental Light Collection This collection is a refreshing twist to the traditional Christmas genre. The Decorative Metal Fixtures Die compliments the ornamental lights, and cheerful Christmas themed stamps giving easy detail and decoration to any project. There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by August 14th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $145.92 .

I'm so excited to show you the August Release for Heartfelft Creations!!!  These stamps and designer papers and dies are sooooo GORGEOUS!!!  I feel like a kid in a candy store to be able to "work" with all these!  It's the best job ever!  Can you tell I'm excited, lol?

Anyway, here is my creation for this new collection...

I love this birdhouse image, as it allows me to do my favorite thing...coloring.  The images and desginer papers coordinate with the Poinsettia stamp set and dies which I love!  The birds match the Brookside Manor Stamp Set and the Garden Romance Dies from the Garden Romance Collection.  I love to be able to use supplies I already have with something new!  (All the supplies and instructions are listed at the end of this post.)

I'm also submitting this is the latest Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #53 - bling with ribbon.  I bought this white silk ribbon from them a while back and have been saving it for the right's so gorgeous the way it "falls".

Make sure to see all the gorgeous creations on the HC Blog and all the new products in the Collection this month!  Also, be sure to leave a comment there for a chance to win the entire collection!



Holiday Haven Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3480 – Brookside Manor PreCut Set

HCD 725 – Decorative Metal Fixtures Die

Product ID: 125126 - Layered Poinsettia Die

HCDP1225 – Frosty Blanket Paper Collection

Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Capers, Brocade (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Midnight Confession (Powder Puffs), Going Grey (Stampin Up), Wheat (VersaMagic)

Accessories: Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Standard Circles Small, Fleur de Lis Squares (Spellbinders), White 1 ¼” Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), oval pearl, adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), pearl swirl (Recollections), corner rounded punch (SU), Sookwang double-sided tape, pop dots, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Marine Green, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Cool Greys, Light Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown


Base: Using Capers cardstock, cut 5 5/8” x 11 1/4", and score at 5 5/8”.  For mat #1 use burgundy designer paper from the Frosty Blanket Collection, cut 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", ink edges with Going Grey, and glue to card base.  For Mat #2 (rectangle), cut Capers cardstock 1 3/4" x 5 1/8”, cut grey poinsettia designer paper 1 5/8” x 5”, ink edges with Going Grey, glue these two pieces together.  Glue Mat #2 to base on right side.  Cut piece of burgundy velvet ribbon and adhere with double-sided tape.

Image: Stamp birdhouse image twice on Solar White with Black Onyx Ink.  Color one completely with pencils, die cut with Standard Circles Small die, and sponge with Wheat Ink while still in die.  On second image, color only the sitting bird and flower.  Die cut bird with matching die from Garden Romance Dies, fussy cut flower, and adhere both to first image with pop dots.  To mat image, die cut Kraft cardstock with Fleur de Lis Square Die.  Cut Capers cardstock 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”, round corners with punch, and glue to Fleur de Lis Square.

Embellishments: Die cut metal fixture using Decorative Metal Fixtures Die and Brocade cardstock.  Add to image corner with glue and pop dots.  Stamp flying bird on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, color with pencils, die cut with matching dies from Garden Romance Dies, and glue to corner as shown.  For flower, stamp poinsettia (second smallest) on Capers with Onyx Black and die cut with matching die.  Stamp smallest poinsettia flower twice on Solar White, color with pencils, and die cut with matching die.  Shape flowers as desired and layer as shown.  Adhere with pop dots and glue dots as desired.  Add 3 small white pearls to center.

Make bow with Bow-Easy, add flat oval pearl with glue dot.  Add pearl swirl and pearls to top right.


  1. Kathy, your card is so awesome! Your coloring is always so gorgeous and I love the bow!

  2. What a beautiful card! Love all the layers and colors! Blessings!

  3. Really Gorgeous!! I read about your ribbon and I agree... it goes with this card perfectly and the whites in the paper! Love all the layers you created and the image is colored wonderfully!

  4. So gorgeous, Kathy! Your coloring is always superb! :)

  5. This is a delightful card, Kathy. I love the sweet birdhouse image. You did an amazing job styling this card.

    I wanted to tell you that the Lord laid your name on my heart tonight, and I wanted to stop by and let you know that I am here if you have anything that I can pray about for you. I am always happy to pray for you if you need it, just let me know. You're always such a blessing to me and I want to be there for you.

    I hope to see you at Word Art Wednesday this week if you are able to participate. But please know that I miss you, and that I'm here to help if there's anything I can pray about, my friend.

    Praising God for you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  7. Your cards are so beautiful and have so much detail to them! Your very inspiring...thank you! hugs!

  8. What a detailed post and an awesome card Kathy!! I just love all the added elegant details, the rich colors, and your beautiful coloring of the image. Gorgeous and creative design!!

  9. So beautiful...really like the layout, and you ALWAYs seem to know exactly what colors go together!


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