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 16, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

***If you're looking for my "Ivory Asters" and "Roses in December" cards, you can see them here...they were posted last week...long story, lol!***

It's time for a little more inspiration using Heartfelt Creations' January release Countryside Evening.  This time I have  the Melodious Songbird Set...oh how I love this image!!!

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

I colored this with Prismacolor Pencils and mineral favorite thing to do!  I also colored a second bird image, fussy cut it, and popped it over the first one.  You don't need to do this, but it comes out pretty with the depth it gives you.  I love all the little flowers and leaves on this.  The matching designer papers were used for the sentiment and the beautiful background.  (Complete details for my card are at the end of the post.)

You can go to the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the designers gorgeous creations together!  What an amazingly talented group of ladies to work with!  It's fun to see all the different ways to use the same stamp image too!

I'm submitting this to the latest Word Art Wednesday Challenge #63 - Anything Goes & to Really Reasonable Ribbon #64 - Valentine's Day/Love + Ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it!



Melodious Songbird

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC3511 – Melodious Songbird PreCut Set
HCDP1 – 229 – Countryside Evening Paper Collection
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Early Espresso (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Danish Blue Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls (Recollections), floss, Classic Ovals Large, Lacy Squares (Spellbinders), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), heat tool, Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), 1/8” hole punch, Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 90%, Indigo Blue, Black, Kelp Green, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown

Base: Cut Early Espresso 11” x 5 1/2", score 5 1/2".  For mat, cut 5 5/16” x 5 5/16” piece of brown flowered designer paper, ink edges with brown, glue to card base.
Image: Stamp bird image twice on Solar White, color one image completely and cut with Lacy Squares Die.  On second image, color only the bird, fussy cut, and add to first image with pop dots.  Add Liquid Pearls to flower centers.
Embellishments:  Wrap and thread ribbon as shown through Lacy Square Die.  Thread ribbon around die as shown and add to card base with pop dots.  Tie ribbon in bow.  Add pearl to center.  Stamp sentiment on blue designer paper with Onyx Black and heat emboss with detail clear embossing powder.  Punch hole and add floss and tie in a bow.  Add to card with pop dots and glue dots.


  1. Wonderful card! So love the blue colors and yoru ribbon work is fantastic!!!

  2. Lovely! I love how you used the ribbon!

  3. Love the coloring of your bird! It was nice to meet you at CHA! :)

  4. Absolutely exquisite, Kathy. The blue and the ribbons are so gorgeous. This is a wonderful card for WAW.

  5. Your card is gorgeous!! The coloring of the bird image is wonderful! And the way you wove the ribbon in the die cut is fantastic!

  6. Gorgeous Songbird! love the colours on your card!

  7. Wow...what a pretty card...I love your blurbird, and wonderfully coloured!!

  8. Oh Kathy,
    I so like the colors, and the weaving of the ribbon is very effective. The songird made me wan to sing it is so sweet.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  9. WOW!! What a wonderful feast for the eyes. The card the scripture, the total posting! Super artist talent here!

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the ribbon around the frame! Very creative!!

  11. Absolutley wonderful, Kathy. I don't know how you do it, but you continue to amaze me over and over again.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Valentine/Love and Ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs....Ginny from Polly's.

  13. Kathy this is beautiful. I really like the way you wove the ribbon in the die. Pretty blue.

  14. So pretty! Really like the lovely blue color, and the way you wove the ribbon!

  15. oh my word this project is precious! i love everything about it - your graceful focal image, choice of fiber, and especially how nicely you wove it through your punched edge. thanks for sharing this with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! - Vivian


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