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 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Wednesday Inspiration & Good News!

Happy Wednesday!

First, I have exciting news!  I made the HC Design Team for another 6 month term!!!  I'm so excited to continue on the DT, I LOVE working with their gorgeous products!  Thank you to all those who voted for me, you have given me a huge blessing!  Please visit the HC Blog to see all of us that are continuing on the team and the new incredibly talented ladies joining us! 

And now, I have a new card for you today to give you a little inspiration! 

I really love how this card came out!  I used the Delicate Asters Collection of stamps and lots of white texture.  This is one of my favorite shades of blue and I love how it looks with the white!

You can click on the picture to get a closer view.  Also, all the details are at the bottom of this post if you would like them.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations from the design team this week!

I'm entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #52 to use Scripture or uplifting sentiments.

Also, the Ways To Use It Challenge on Split Coast Stampers WT398 for embossing.

Thank you for visiting!  Blessings!


My Wish

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3499 – Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
HCPC 3497 – Script Asters Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3496 – Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die
HCD 710 – Decorative Window Oval
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), Coloniel Blue Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Labels 20 (Spellbinders), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), scissors, adhesive pearls (Michaels), mineral spirits, Prismacolors used: Eggshell, Cream, Jasmine, Blue Violet Lake, Imperial Violet, Kelp Green

Card base: With blue, cut 5 11/16” x 8 7/8” and score at 4 7/16”.  Cut white 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" and emboss with folder.  Glue to base.

Image: Stamp large Twining Aster on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color.  Cut Decorative Window Oval Die with white.  Trim image to fit behind window without showing.  Glue image to base and place window over it with pop dots.

Embellishments:  Stamp butterfly, 3 leaves, 2 each of the 3 smaller flowers on Solar White with Black Onyx.  Color with pencils, cut with matching dies, shape and assemble.  Add all to window as shown with glue.  Stamp sentiment and cut with Labels 20 die.  Add sentiment to window with pop dots.  Add pearls as shown.  Optional: Fussy cut flower bud from leftover trimming of image.



  1. Kathy this is such a gorgeous card. I love how you used the window and the delicate blue and white make a very delicate design. Fabulous card.

  2. This is just stunning, Kathy! Always an inspiration to visit your blog. :)

  3. This is a beautiful piece! The window is stunning. I always want to create after viewing your creations. Many blessings! ~Cynthia

  4. What an stunning card. I love the colors and the all of the elements.

  5. I'm coming to you from Word Art Wednesday, but I'm so going to hop onto this blog. I saw it on Dina K's blog first, but got distracted. Then found you through WAW. What a stunning card! Oh, my goodness, every detail is just gorgeous. Amazingly beautiful. Thanks for joining our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We love having your inspiration there to share with others!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the bright colors you used on the white and the window you made with the die cut! I'm looking forward to being on the HC DT with you again!!

  7. This is such a beautiful card. I love the depth and details. I like how you colored the butterfly and flowers. So pretty!

  8. My second try to post a comment. I tried posting this morning, but I don't think it went through...
    Kathy, Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You certainly deserve the win. Your cards are always so amazing. Just the one you've made here...I am definitely buying these pretty flowers...Hope you are having a good week. blessings, Jill

  9. kathy: This is absolutely breaktakingly gorgeous! I'm so in love with the window affect, the embossed background, and the lovely colors. WOWZERS, this is something else. The dimension pops right off the page. Just divine! I am SO lucky to have your talents shared in our challenges. I sure hope everyone stops by to take a peek at this.

    Also, what happened with the voting? Did you get your DT spot back for another year? I was praying for God's will to be done, and that whatever He decided, that you would have a peace about it. Please let me know the outcome. Thinking of you!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. This is gorgeous!I love the colors.

  11. Kathy I could pick your card out of any line up-I swear. Your work is always pristine. HFC is so lucky to have you. Thank you for your support and friendship during my DT at HFC.
    Bear Hugs,

  12. Kathy, gorgeous as always! Love how you colored the butterfly! You have been such an inspiration to me! Congrats on remaining on the DT! Hugs

  13. Yikes Kathy!! This is AWESOME!! the window pretty, along with your flowers, and all the rest to make such a beauty!!

  14. What a pretty card!! Love the design, very creative!! I am so glad we are both on the HC designing team for another term!!! Hugs and blessings!!

  15. Beautiful card, Kathy!! Love the framing and the soft pastels. Feels like spring and I sure love that feeling! :) Congrats on your continuance - looking forward working with you the months to come!

  16. Beautiful card! Looking forward working with you during the next 6 month on the HC DT!

  17. Huge congrats on making the team for another term. Wow, this card is gorgeous - love you stamp work and gorgeous design! Thanks for sharing the joy of rejoicing in the Lord!! And thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Word Art Wednesday. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  18. Kathy, this card is stunning. I love all of the details that you added. I'm looking forward to getting to know you on the HC team!

  19. Hi Kathy. Big Waves. Your card is gorgeous and i am very happy to work with you.
    Hugs Nataliya


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