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!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday - Timeless Amour Collection

Happy Friday everyone!

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to introduce the Timeless Amour Collection. Grab your cup of cocoa and snuggle up. This set is as warm and romantic as the days when the snow flies and the fireplaces pops. Typography of love, roses of delight, and patterns of mesmerizing drama are all included in the Timeless Amour Collection. 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 November 27th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93 .

I have two cards to show you using the gorgeous new collection this week.  The first is "Door to My Heart":

On this card I used the heart door and sentiment from the Passage to My Heart Set.  The background image is one of the journal blocks from the designer gorgeous!  (You can click on the photo for a better view and the complete instructions are at the bottom of the post.)

The second card is called "To a Beautiful You":

This card has a combination of four different sets from the collection, Timeless Rosette (the fussy cut flowers), Passage to My Heart (the heart image), Timeless Lace (the background), and Timeless Sentiments Sets.

For lots of beauty and inspiration, visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog here.

Also, here are the details from HC on their special for Black Friday, 11/23rd:

Black Friday with HC Details:1. New Product Release
2. 10% of all Black Friday sales feed hungry children. Click Here for more details.
3. Place a $75+ order and enter coupon code blackfriday12 to SAVE $15 off your order.
4. Buy the Timeless Amour IWIA and SAVE $20.
Black Friday is on November 23rd.

I'm also submitting this to the latest challenge at Word Art Wednesday #55 for anything goes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!



Door to My Heart

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3506 – Passage to My Heart PreCut Set

HCD 728 – Timeless Amour Die

HCDP1 – 228 – Timeless Amour Paper Collection

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), cream linen (Recollections), Bravo Burgundy (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Rich Cocoa (Momento), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

Accessories: Sponge, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder  (SU), Bow-Easy, pearl string (stash), burgundy velvet ribbon (Michaels), Labels 18 (Spellbinders), cutting mat, craft knife, glue dots, adhesive pearls (Recollections)


Base: Cut Bravo Burgundy 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  For mat, cut cream cardstock 4 1/16” x 5 5/16”, emboss with folder, and ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Adhere a piece velvet ribbon on lower part of mat and glue mat to card.

Image: Cut journal block from designer paper (measures 3” x 4”), add mat with Bravo Burgundy measuring 4 3/16” x 3 3/16” and glue together.  Add mat to base with pop dots.

Embellishments: Stamp door heart with Onyx Black on Solar White, color with pencils, and cut with matching die.  Cut opening in door with craft knife down center and little to the left, then curl up door slightly.  With Bravo Burgundy, cut small lattice heart and insert through door and adhere together.  Add door image to card with pop dots as shown.  Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock, cut with Labels 18 die, and ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Cut small metal fixture with Bravo Burgundy and cut small strip to “hang” sentiment.  Glue fixtures as shown and add sentiment with pop dots.  Make bow with Bow-Easy and add to card with 2 small strips of pearl strings using glue dots.  Add adhesive pearls as shown.

To a Beautiful You

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3505 – Timeless Rosette PreCut Set

HCPC 3506 – Passage to My Heart PreCut Set

HCPC 3508 – Timeless Lace PreCut Set

HCPC 3509 – Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set

HCD 728 – Timeless Amour Die

HCDP1 228 – Timeless Amour Paper Collection

Other Products Used:

Paper: Capers (Bazzills), Burgundy Linen (Recollections), Solar White (Neenah)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Always Artichoke (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Sponge, adhesive pearls (Recollections), lace (Jo-Ann’s), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), burgundy velvet ribbon (Michaels), scissors, Bow-Easy, distressing tool, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils used: Rosy Beige, Clay Rose, Black Raspberry, Black, and Marine Green


Card base: With Burgundy cardstock, cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Mat: with light green designer paper and Always Artichoke Ink, stamp background (Timeless Lace).  Trim around image with scissors to fit on card base as a mat as shown.  Adhere to card with lace under the bottom of mat as shown.  Glue piece of burgundy velvet ribbon across mat.

Image: On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp heart image (Passage to My Heart) and color with pencils as desired.  Trim heart with scissors leaving 1/8” border and ink edge of border with Always Artichoke Ink.  Die cut lace heart with Capers cardstock and glue to top of heart image.  Add to card with pop dots.

Embellishments: With Solar White and Onyx Black, stamp rose flourish (Timeless Rosette), color with pencils, and fussy cut the 3 flowers.  On light colored designer paper, stamp sentiment, trim with scissors, distress edges, and ink with Always Artichoke.  Make bow with Bow-Easy.  Add flowers, sentiment, and pearls to card as shown.




  1. Both are beautiful! Your use of color is perfect!

  2. Two total beauties!!! Love them both!!!

  3. Oh, Kathy! This is just SO gorgeous, and I am always SO blessed when I see your wonderfully delicious cards shared in our challenges. You bless me every single time I visit. By the way, I mentioned you in my current blog post (thought you might like to know...LOL) because you are SUCH a blessing from God.
    Have a blessed week, my friend.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Kathy, your card is amazing. Textures, colors pearls. ink, sewing and so much more, to produce such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. We are so looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Both cards are just stunning! Well done~

  6. Kathy both of your cards are simply beautiful!

  7. Wow! Kathy, You continue to amaze me with your beautiful work! Both cards are stunning!

  8. Both cards are amazing! I especially like how the heart is coming out of the door!

  9. Two gorgeous cards. I like that picking Heart from the Door, and your Real lace under the paper lace. Looks very good that way.
    Hugs Nataliya

  10. Kathy, your cards are so beautiful! I love your creative touches. Hugs

  11. These are beautiful! So feminine with great details!


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!