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, December 19, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Blue Rose Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a wall hanging made with lots of blue roses.

Here's another picture that shows the silk bow for hanging.  (Note: click on the picture for a closer view and complete instructions are at the end of the post.)

The main image of the 3 roses is done using a Limited Edition stamp, Classic Rose, that will only be available at Heartfelt Creations until 12/31st.  The sentiment, flowers, and leaf embellishments are are still available.  I did lots of coloring on this, which is my favorite thing to do!  I orignally had the main image in a black frame and didn't like the way it came out.  I'm much happier now with it as a wall hanging and adding embellishments to it.

The Christmas Giveaway Is Happening Today: As a thank you to all our loyal HC customers, we are giving away $20 Dollar Gift Certificates today, December 19th from 7PM - 9PM EST. Here is the link to the giveaway page: Once the page goes live you submit your information and a $20 gift certificate will automatically be emailed. Let all your friends know and make sure you are available at that time! Restrictions: one per household, register between 7PM - 9PM EST on December 19th, must be redeemed by January 19th, 2013.

Limited Edition Stamps: During the month of December we will not be releasing new products. We will continue our normal schedule of the second Wednesday of the month in January. December is a good time to purchase stamps from our Limited Edition section. Those stamps will only be available until Decemer 31st. So grab them before they are gone.
I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #59 - uplifting sentiments.  Also, to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #62 - Anything Goes & Ribbon. 

Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations the designers have made this week!



Blue Rose Wall Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 – Door to My Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3390 – Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set
Product ID: 859G – Classic Rose Stamp
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD 712 – Bella Rose Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
DDOTS Double Dots 100 pc.
SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Night of Navy, Old Olive (Stampin’ Up!),  blue (Recollections), Chance (The Paper Loft)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark
Accessories: Elegance Embossing Folder, Labels 23 Grand, Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Old Fashioned Olive Embossing Powder (SU), heat tool, distressing tool, Crop-A-Dial, adhesive pearls (Recollections), pearl heart , bead caps (Michaels), White Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Black, Indanthrone Blue, Bow-Easy

Base: With Labels 23 Grand, cut piece with blue cardstock and next size up with Chance DP and glue together.

Image: Stamp Classic Rose image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink.  Color with pencils and die cut with Labels 23 Grand.  Mat with Old Olive cut at 4” x 5”, Night of Navy cut at 4 ¼” x 5 ¼”, and glue together.  Cut piece of Solar White at 4 7/8” x 6 7/8”, emboss with Elegance Embossing Folder, distress edges, and glue to image/mats.  For sentiment, stamp on Solar White with Onyx Black and heat emboss with Detail Clear powder.  Die cut with Fancy tags.  Die cut another tag with blue cardstock, cut in half and glue to sides of tag so slight amount shows.  Add both image and sentiment to base with pop dots as shown.

Embellishments:  On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp 4 of the smallest flower, 1 next size up (Open Vintage Floret) and 1 each of the 2 smallest open flowers (Mini Vintage Floret).  Color all with pencils and cut out with match dies.  Shape as desired and assemble one of each size together to form a flower.  On Chance DP with VersaMark Ink, stamp the Bella Rose Leaves and heat emboss with Old Fashioned Olive EP.  Cut out with matching die and shape.  Add all flowers and leaves as shown.  Add adhesive pearls.  Make bow with Bow-Easy.  Make 2 holes with Crop-A-Dial for hanging with ribbon/bow.  Cover knots with a spacer bead with a pearl glued to center.



  1. Wowza! What a fantastic project. Love the blue colors!!!! So beautiful!!!

  2. Ummm... WOW! Kathy this is beautiful. Your blue shading is outstanding and Ilove the roses. Fantastic wall hanging and a great gift idea.

  3. Beautiful Wall hanging, pretty flowers!

  4. Simply outstanding in color and design. It's just awesome. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Bear Hugs,

  5. Oh my... this is super gorgeous!! The color blue of the roses is beautiful. You did an awesome job coloring and of course the 3D handmade flowers are gorgeous as always!

  6. This is SO beautiful, Kathy. I am always filled with such joy when I see your sweet creations shared in our challenges. Thank you for linking up with us, and I hope to see more from you as you create! It's always a real treat.
    Have a blessed week and a very Merry Christmas. I am so grateful for your friendship.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Your blue roses are superb, Kathy! Amazing coloring! :)

  8. Such a pretty card!! Beautifully colored flowers!!

  9. Gorgeous wall hanging! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  10. Kathy...this is sooooo very pretty!! I love the colours, and your colouring & layout!!

  11. Hi Katy just wanted to stop by and say hello, such a beautiful card I love the classic rose stamp so pretty!


  12. Beautiful Card!!Thank you for joining us at RRR!


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