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, January 23, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Antique Lantern

***This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for my CottageCutz post, please scroll down or click here.***

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some inspiration using Heartfelt Creations stamps, designer papers, and dies!

This week, I'm using the new Antique Lantern and the Burlap Background Sets.

(You can click on the photo for a closer look...)

The main image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral spirits.  I decided on greens, browns, and a little bit of orange for colors and used kraft paper for the card base and sentiment.  The  base is stamped with the Burlap Background Stamp using Vintage Photo Ink.  The green mat is distressed on the edges.  The gingham ribbon was perfect for the rustic image.  This would be a nice masculine card, which is why I didn't make a bow, only a knot, and didn't add a flower, only a button!

I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #64 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this give you a little inspiration!  For more inspiration, you can go to the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the designers beautiful creations together! 



Antique Lantern
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3512 – Antique Lantern PreCut Set
HCPC 3515 – Burlap Background PreCut Set
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft, Dill Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Labels 23 (Spellbinders), Ribbon, button, fibers, sponge, distressing tool, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Goldenrod, Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Prussian Green, Kelp Green, Olive Green, Chocolate, Cool Grey 70%, 90%, Black

Base:  Cut Kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score 4 1/4", and fold.  Stamp front with Vintage Photo and Burlap Background Stamp.   Cut Dill cardstock 4 1/2" x 3 5/8”, distress edges, and glue to base.

Image: Stamp lantern image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, color as desired, and cut with Labels 23 Die.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.  Stamp sentiment on Kraft cardstock with Vintage Photo Ink, cut with Labels 23, and ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink.
Embellishments: Wrap ribbon around card base and tie knot on side.  Add image with pop dots.  Add sentiment and button as shown.


  1. Kathy this is so pretty. I just love the green color you chose. It has a serene and calming effect.
    Bear Hugs,

  2. Both of your cards are adorable Kathy! I love the HC card. the colors shape and everything is perect. I also love all the designs from Cottage as they are so cute!! you are so talented and make beautiful cards and other creations.

  3. Aww you made this image sing! Gorgeous in the green!

  4. Another amazing card! Your coloring and choice of colors is stunning!!

  5. Very pretty. Image colored beautiful.
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. Kathy: You are so talented, and your sweet cards just get more and more beautiful all the time. This is just SO darling, and has a rustic country feeling that I just love. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us, and I really want you to know how grateful I am each time you take the time to share your talents with us.
    I appreciate you SO much, and pray that God will bless you for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wedneday

  7. Kathy,
    As I saw your card I was immediately taken back to our first camping trips with our parents at a Provincial park in Kemptville. It is so beautifully put together the colors, texyures and the coloring. I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  8. So pretty, Kathy! Love the greens and browns. :)

  9. This is so pretty! Also congrats - I saw your projects in Paper Creations - so pretty!

  10. What a beautiful card!!! Love the greens and browns. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

  11. Beautiful! Wonderful choice of colors.

  12. Beautiful card, Kathy, great coloring and I like the colors you used. (You make any color combo look you are having a nice weekend...Blessings, from Jill (In cold, snowy PA)

  13. What a fabulous coloring, Kathy! Gorgeous card! Hugs, Simona


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