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, November 14, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - So Grateful For You

Happy Wednesday!

I have a little inspiration for you today using Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies, and designer papers!  "So Grateful For You" is the sentiment on the card, but I sincerely am grateful for all you who stop by my blog and leave me sweet comments!  It so makes my day and pushes me to keep creating!  Thank you so much!

Pieces of this card, mainly the flower and card base, have been floating on my desk for quite a while.  Finally, this week I came up with something I was happy with and hopefully you are too!  (You can click on the photo to get a better look and complete instructions are at the end of the post.)

Next week HC will be releasing their November Release of products!  Instead of doing them on Wednesday, they will be released on Friday (black Friday)!!!  You can check out the HC Blog for a sneak peak of them...beautiful as always...also see all the gorgeous creations from the design team this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:
Hope you all have a wonderful week!



So Grateful for You

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3473 – Tattered Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3390 – Belle Rose Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD 712 – Belle Rose Die
HCDP1 – 227 – Vintage Floret Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
DDOTS Double Dots 100 pc.

Other Products:
Paper: Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!), Pink (DCWV Stack), Fiber Driftwood Felt (Recollections)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU), VersaMark
Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU), Brown Sheer Organza with Satin Center (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Bow-Easy

Card base: With Soft Suede, cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Emboss bottom 1 1/2" with embossing folder.  Stamp top front with VersaMark and background stamp (Tattered Background).  Add piece brown ribbon to cover the area between.
Embellishments: Cut sentiment from designer paper and mat with pink cardstock leaving small border.  Add to card with pop dots.  Stamp Bella Rose Leaves on Driftwood paper with Soft Suede and cut with match die.  Stamp flowers on pink designer paper with VersaMark and heat emboss with Clear Bark Powder as follows: 1 each of the 2 open flowers (Mini Vintage Floret) and 2 smallest, 1 each of the 3 other sizes (Open Vintage Floret).  Cut all with matching dies.  Ink edges, shape flowers and leaves as desired, glue flower together as shown.  Make bow with Bow-Easy.  Add leaves, bow, and flower to card as shown, cutting the leaves into small pieces to fit them with the flower nicely.  Add adhesive pearls.


  1. So soft and beautiful! Love your rose!

  2. Don't you love when you can use what you already had made! This is beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous!!!! love everything about your card!

  4. This is beyond gorgeous, Kathy! All your elements are perfectly combined! Thanks so much for linking your creation to our Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. We're so glad that you wanted to share your inspiration with us and all our guest. So happy to have you! Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

  5. Absolutely stunning flower! It floated around your desk for a while I think so you could enjoy the beauty of it before you had to send it in to HC. :o) This beautiful flower deserved to be the spotlight on the card!

  6. This is SO beautiful, Kathy. As always, you continue to blow me away with your wonderful talents. I am so grateful that you use your gift for His glory, and that you share with us faithfully at Word Art Wednesday. I am blessed by your art, your friendship, and your encouraging words. Thanks for being a blessing!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. What a gorgeous card Kathy! And the flower, wow!! It is beautiful!!!! Hugs and blessings!!

  8. That flower is just beautiful, Kathy! Fantastic card. :)

  9. Lovely, and we're all grateful for you, and you sharing all of your beautiful work!

  10. This is so totally elegant! Beautiful work. Thanks for the instructions.

  11. Kathy, beautiful card. I love the colors. Your Rose is perfect.

  12. Kathy, Diane summed it up perfectly."Beyond Gorgeous". The flower is exquisite in its shape and coloring and the leaves are some of the nicest I have ever seen. It's a good thing to use the talent God has given you. We are simply delighted to have you post with us.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. So very beautiful! The rose is wonderful!

    thanks for playing @ Word Art Wednesday!
    Have a blessed week.

  14. Kathy, this is so pretty!!! Love the flower and all the flourishes. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings to you!


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