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 10, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Vintage Floret Collection

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Vintage Floret Collection for October!

The Vintage Floret release is a beautiful collection of ancient luxury. This month’s paper release is similar to the wallpaper of a quaint Parisian cafĂ©. The textured flower stamps add a quiet delicacy to every project. The typography is a delightful combination of botanical growth and grandmother’s old typewriter stored away in the attic.

There are 5 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 October 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93 .

I love this collection of stamps, dies, and papers!  These are so beautiful and so much fun to work with!  Here's my first card from the collection:

I'm so excited that this was posted on the Heartfelt Creations' Blog this past week for a sneak peak at the new release!  That was my first time!  I just love this flower pot image, it is so pretty and fun to color!  The colors I used were done using the colors of the image on the matching designer papers.  The papers are absolutely stunning!  I didn't use any of the designer papers on this card as I loved it with just the pink and brown around it to highlight the image, but I'm having lots of fun using the papers on some other projects I'm working on!

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to check out all of the stunning samples from the design team and to leave a comment for a chance to win the entire collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #57 - Pretty in Pink & Ribbon.
Split Coast Stampers' WT395 - Odds Challenge for the 3 popped flowers and TLC398 for adding dimension.



Vintage Floret Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3503 – Vintage Floret Bouquet PreCut Set
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
SF03602 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 120pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Pink (Bazzills), Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Chocolate Adhesive Pearls (KaiserCraft), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Labels 23 Grand (Spellbinders), ribbon, jewelry findings (Michaels), glue dots, pop dots, Bow-Easy, Prismacolor Pencils colors used: Light Umber, Dar, Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Espresso, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Marine Green, Moss Green, Pink Rose, Magenta, Raspberry, Henna

Base: Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score 4 1/4", and fold.  For mat, cut Vintage Pink cardstock 5 5/16” x 4 1/16” and emboss with folder.  Wrap piece of green ribbon around lower portion of mat and tape down, then glue to base.

Image: Stamp flower pot image (Vintage Floret Bouquet) on Solar White cardstock with Onyx Black ink.  Color with pencils and cut with Labels 23 Grand Die.  Add this to base with pop dots.
Embellishments: Stamp 3 small flowers (Open Vintage Floret) on Solar White cardstock with Onyx Black ink, color with pencils, and cut with matching die.  Shape as desired with Molding Mat and Tool Kit.  Add to image as shown with glue dots.  Add pearls to image as shown.  Make bow with Bow-Easy and add to image with glue dots.  Glue pearl to spacer bead and glue to bow center with glue dots.



  1. Your coloring always amazes me, Kathleen! I oooohed and aaaaaahed over your beautiful cards at the HC booth in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago. When I grow up, I want to color like you! :)

  2. What a gorgeous card Kathy!! I always admire you coloring!! Hugs and blessings!

  3. So pretty! I could look at this card all day!

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  5. This is beautiful!! Your coloring is top notch, and the color scheme is a guaranteed winner.

  6. This has such a feminine feel to it. Wonderful coloring, framed border and image all around.


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