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, October 3, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!

This week I have 2 cards, the first one is for Fall...

I used elements from the Classic Editions Collection on this one.  I love the little truck with the dog inside.  He looks just like my golden retriever Bailey!  When you cut the truck image with the die, the door can actually open and close!  So cute!  I had fun with my new Autumn Flower Soft for all the colorful leaves.

I'm submitting this to the Free For All Challenge F4A136 at Split Coast Stampers to include fall leaves.

The second card was made with an older stamp that I fell in love with!  I love chubby little birds, and these guys are too cute!  This stamp is called "Baby Bluebirds"!

I had fun coloring this favorite thing to do!  I added some Posy Patch flowers to the branches for extra cuteness!  I'm submitting this to an older Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS WT369 to use your favorite coloring medium.

I hope I have given you a little inspiration!  Make sure visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the gorgeous projects from the design team!  Also, make sure the vote for your favorite 5 current designers you would like to see return and your favorite 5 new designers from the semi-finalists.  You have until October 17th to vote, and you'll be entered in a drawing for a chance to win $50 gift certificate!  I would LOVE to stay on the design team for the next term!!!

I'm also submitting these to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #48.

Thanks for stopping by! 



Fall Puppy in Truck

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3487 – Classic Editions PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3483 – Days Gone By PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3482 – Antique Truck PreCut Stamp Set
HCPC 3354 – Classic Messages PreCut Stamp Set
HCD 724 – Classic Editions Dies
HCD 725 – Decorative Metal Fixtures Dies
HCDP1 224 – Classic Editions Paper Collection
SF03602 – Prismacolor Pencil Set 120 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper:  Natural White (Neenah), Early Espresso, More Mustard (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark, Rich Cocoa (Momento), Mocha Mama, Midnight Confession (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Triad Leaves Embossing Folder (Sizzix), heat tool, Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), Flower Soft Glue, Autumn Flower Soft, Scissors, pop dots, distress tool, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, buttons (Michaels), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils used:  Kelp Green, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Metallic Silver
Card base: Cut Early Espresso 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 ¼”, and fold.  Mat: Cut More Mustard 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, emboss with folder, run Mocha Mama Ink pad lightly over top of raised image, and glue to card base.
Image Mat: Cut Early Espresso 3 1/8” x 4 1/8”.  Cut designer paper section on back of one of the journal blocks (3” x 4”).  Stamp sentiment with Rich Cocoa, distress edges, and ink edges with Rich Cocoa.  Glue mats together.
Image: Stamp tree (Days Gone By) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Clear Bark Embossing Powder.  Color as desired and add Autumn Flower Soft as shown.  Add to image mat with glue dots.  Stamp truck, dog (Antique Truck Set), barrel topper (Classic Editions Set) on Natural White with Onyx Black.  Color all with pencils as desired.  Cut truck and barrel topper with match dies and fussy cut dog.  Add Flower Soft to barrel topper.  Add all to image mat with pop dots.  Add buttons to wheels with glue dots.  Cut bracket (Decorative Metal Fixtures Dies) from Early Espresso, add Paper Glaze, and glue to image mat as shown.  Add Paper Glaze to headlight.

Baby Bluebirds

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
815E – Baby Bluebirds
HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
SF03602 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 120 pc.

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Evening Surf, Rain Forest (Bazzills), Chance – Serendipity (The Paper Loft), Peach Parfait (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Copper Microbeads, adhesive pearls (Recollections), Bow-Easy, Labels 23 (Spellbinders), ribbon (Offray), heat tool, Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), pop dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolors used: China Blue, Denim Blue, Caribbean Blue, Powder Blue, Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Black, Olive Green, Kelp Green

Card Base: With Rain Forest, cut 8 1/2” x 5 1/8”, score at 4 1/4". For mat, cut Chance designer paper 5: x 4 1/8” and glue to base.
Image: Stamp Baby Bluebird image on Solar White with Black Onyx, color with pencils, and cut with Labels 23 die. For mats, cut Evening Surf 4 1/2" x 3 5/8”, cut Peach Parfait 4 3/8” x 3 1/2". Glue mats together, wrap green ribbon around lower part of mat and add to card base with pop dots. Add image to mat with pop dots.
Embellishments: Stamp flowers from Posy Patch Flower s Set on Solar White with Black Onyx as follows: 3 extra small, 3 small, and 1 medium. Heat emboss with Detailed Clear Powder and color with pencils. Cut all with matching dies. Mold and shape as desired with Mat and Tool Kit. Add Copper Microbeads to flower centers. Make bow with Bow-Easy. Add bow and flowers to image as shown. Add adhesive pearls.



  1. Hi Kathy: Yes, there are several things here that inspired, excited and blessed me today. I love the puppy driving, or riding, in the the old truck. That's adorable. I also LOVE flower soft and never know quite when to use it, and the second card is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. It was an honor to vote for you at HFC, and I have been praying about the selection process being completelty God's will, and that your heart will be blessed and contented whatever the outcome. Your talents can be used in SO many different places. my life through Word Art Wednesday!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Aww, these cards are so pretty and the your lay-outs are wonderful. And those flower soft gave life to that tree image. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  3. These cards are really cute! Blessings to you

  4. Your blue birds are so sweet, Kathy and I love the flower soft tree! :)

  5. Both of your cards are gorgeous Kathy!! I just love your fall image with the colors and texture!! The truck reminds me one that Stampin Up sold years ago. Too cute!!

    I love the birds!!! Beautifully colored!!! The design and colors are perfect!!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I was busy with a wedding last week. I am glad I did not miss this. Love both cards!!

  7. Beautiful cards! I especially love the puppy in the truck one! The tree and leaves are really pretty! I love embossed edges!


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