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 1, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Raspberry Swirl & Fall Notepad

Hi there!

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for some Heartfelt Creations' inspiration!  Today I have 2 projects for you using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions Collection released this month.  The first is a card I call "Raspberry Swirl".

I made this using the Ornamental Raspberries Set and Classic Editions Paper Collection.  I love this stamp from the set and all the swirls.  I thought it looked pretty with this Labels 20 die cut.  (Note: you can click on the photo to see this up close.  The complete details are listed at the bottom of the post.)

The second is a decorated junior notepad cover I call "Fall Notepad".

Here's a picture of the inside...

These make beautiful gifts, just add a pen and put in a clear cello bag with schreddies and a topper.  For the Fall Notepad I used the Antique Truck Set, Pumpkin Harvest Set, Classic Editions Set, and the Classic Editions Paper Collection.  The front image on this is one of the 3" x 4" images included on one of the designer papers that I added some stamped and die cut images to.  These 3" x 4" panels are AWESOME to use as a base when creating your cards or tags!  (Note: you can click on the photo to see this up close. The complete details are listed at the bottom of the post.)

For more inspiration, please visit the Heartfelt Creation's Blog here to see what the other designers have created!

Next week, it's time for the August Release!!!  Make sure to check back next Wednesday to see the gorgeous new collection!!!



Raspberry Swirl

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3485 – Ornamental Raspberries PreCut Set
HCDP1 224 – Classic Editions Paper Collection

Other Products Used:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Early Espresso (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat (VersaMagic), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories:  Soft Suede Marker (SU), button (Michaels), 1/8” ribbon (Michaels), 1/8” Scor-Tape, glue dots, pop dots, Labels 20 (Spellbinders), distressing tool (Tonic), sponge, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black Raspberry, Black, Moss Green, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown

Card base: Cut Early Espresso cardstock 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score 4 1/4", fold.  For mat, cut designer paper 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, distress edges, and ink with Mocha Mama.  Cut striped designer paper section measuring 2 1/8” x 4 1/8”, distress edges, and ink.  Add 2 strips of ribbon as shown with Scor-Tape.  Adhere to card base as shown.

Main image: Stamp raspberry swirl on Natural White cardstock with black ink.  Color with pencils, die cut with Labels 18, sponge edges with Wheat Ink while still in die.  Add to card with pop dots.
Embellishments: Make bow with Bow-Easy and add to card with pop dot.  Remove shank from button, sponge with Wheat Ink, and dot with Soft Suede Marker (optional).  Let dry and add to bow with glue dot.


Fall Notepad

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3484 – Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3482 – Antique Truck PreCut Stamp Set
PCPC 3487 – Classic Editions 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:  Solar White (Neenah), Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Antique Copper and Copper Microbeads (Recollections), Moss  Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), lace and ribbon (Jo-Ann’s), scissors, double stick tape, button (Michaels), Junior size Notepad 5” x 7”, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black, Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, Kelp Green, Moss Green, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Sepia, French Grey 10%, Espresso

Use tutorial from Split Coast Stampers for Junior Notepad using these adjusted measurements:

Base: Cut Espresso 10 1/2” x 8 1/4”, score at 5 1/8” and 5 3/8”
Mats for front and inside: Cut 8” x 4 7/8” using yellow designer paper for front and pumpkin paper for inside, ink edges with Mocha Mama, and glue to base.  For bottom front, cut pumpkin paper 3” x 4 7/8”, ink edges, and glue to base.  For top front, cut designer paper with the 3” x 4” image of wagon and cornstalk, cut Early Espresso 3 3/16” x 4 3/16”, and glue to all together  to base.

Images: Stamp puppy, pumpkin, pumpkin with flower, and apples with Onyx Black on Solar White paper.  Color images with pencils and mineral spirits.  Die cut small pumpkin and fussy cut remaining.  Add all to front of card as shown.  Fussy cut 3 flowers from the pumpkin designer paper, clip slightly between petals, shape with tools and mat, and add to front top left.  Add microbeads to all flower centers.  Add lace and ribbon with double-sided tape, make bow, add button, and add to front as shown.
Pad Topper: Cut 4 7/8” x 2 1/8” and score at 7/8” and 1 1/8” using striped designer paper.   Add to pad top with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Add pad to inside of base with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Die cut 3 pumpkins from pumpkin designer paper using the matching dies and glue to the pad topper.


  1. Gorgeous! I love the elegance of the card and the note pad is so awesome! Hugs

  2. These projects are absolutely stunning! Love 'em all:)
    Emma Lou - Heartfelt Creations

  3. Both the card and notebook are gorgeous!! The buttons in the bow centers are a pretty addition and go with everything so well. Your coloring is amazing... love those highlights on the pumpkins!

  4. Great projects Kathy!! Love them both!! Hugs!

  5. Both of your projects are GORGEOUS! I love the way you used that beautiful paper!

  6. Your card is gorgeous! beautifully colored! Your note book so nicely done...great gift idea!


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