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 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Thank You For Understanding

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend time with friends and family!

Today I have a card I made using the Garden Romance Collection to show you!

This is such a pretty image of the mailbox with flowers from the Special Delivery Set and it goes perfectly with the sitting bird from the Brookside Manor Set.  All are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and popped up with pop dots.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the design team this many wonderful ideas there!

I'm submitting this to the:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #80 - Faith/Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #62 - Anything Goes + Ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by!  Blessings!


Thank You For Understanding
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3480 -Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3475 –Special Delivery PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 –Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die
Product ID:159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
DDOTS Double Dots 100 pc.
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue cardstock, Chateau Lavender Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Decorative Labels 8, Labels 8 (Spellbinders), Moss Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Recollections), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencil colors used: Blue Violet Lake, Denim Blue, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Chocolate, Cool Greys 20%, 50%, 90%

Base: Cut white cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.  Cut blue cardstock with Decorative Labels 8 Die.  Stamp sentiment on green designer paper and cut with Labels 8 die so that sentiment is positioned on the bottom right as shown.  Trim to fit behind blue piece, glue pieces together, and add to base. 

Image: On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp large mailbox, mailbox with flowers image (Special Delivery Set), and sitting bird (Brookside Manor Set).  Color with pencils or as desired.  Fussy cut mailbox & flower image, die cut large mailbox and bird with matching dies.  Add images to base, each with pop dots, in the following order:  first mailbox flower image, then mailbox, and then sitting bird. Add adhesive pearls and bow as shown.



  1. I love the beauty you create with pencils! I can never quite get it right! Just a beautiful creation!

  2. Kathy, this is a beautiful card! So soft, yet brilliantly colored! Lovely!

  3. This is so beautiful!! Your wonderful images fussy cut to perfection and the lovely colors and dies make this such a fun creation. Blessings!

  4. This is a beautiful card creation. Your designs are inspiring! I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas~

  5. What a precious card, Kathy. Your art is always so soft and lovely and I just SO enjoy coming by to see your beautiful art. I'm always very grateful that you share your creations in our challenges, and appreciate you SO very much. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Lovely card!! Adorable image, love the die cut...Love your coloring!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  7. What a beautiful card!! I love that you used pencils for your coloring. Seems like everyone is using Copics these days and I'm still a pencil person LOL. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings.

  8. This is such a cute image, I could see many uses for that stamp. Beautiful coloring w/pencils...Believe it or not, my hubby, as you know, likes to do coloring w/copics, but he also likes to use pencils. Very nicely done card.

  9. Such a beautiful card,love the coloring...

  10. Another gorgeous card!! Love the blue and green colors together!!! Merry Christmas and a very blessed Happy New Year!!

  11. Just stunning. Love that die, and it's so pretty color combo.
    Happy Holidays!!!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  12. Beautiful card, Kathy!!! Gorgeous green and blue color combo!!!! And the stamp is fantastic!!!!

  13. Kathy, I love this card. The mailbox is a perfect touch.

  14. Just beautiful. I love the soft blue and the die cuts make this stand out. Gorgeous work! Wishing you a New Year filled with Love, Health, Happiness, and many blessings!
    Bear Hugs,


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