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 2, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspirations

Happy New Year everyone!

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! Today I have 2 cards to show you!  This first card is called "Ivory Asters".

I made this card ivory on ivory for the Color Challenge CC406 from Split Coast Stampers to use white on white or ivory on ivory. I used the Delicate Asters stamps and dies for this along with a sentiment from the Timeless Sentiment Set. When I first did this, it didn't show up in the photo very well, so I went back and sponged some Antique Linen and Wheat Inks to give it some depth. It looks much better in this photo here.

(Note: You can click on the pictures for a better view, and all the details are at the end of the post!)

My second card is a center step card I call "Roses in December"...

I have always loved this Bella Rose Vase Set and finally purchased it. I paired it with a flower made with sets from the Vintage Floret Collection and a sentiment from the Timeless Rosette Set. The mat behind the rose image is a journal block from the Timeless Amour Paper Collection, which I think is gorgeous and worked perfectly for the image.

On both my cards I used my new Decorative Labels 8 Dies...I just love these!!!

For more inspiration, please visit the HC Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the design team this week!

I'm submitting these to the following challenges:

Color Challenge CC406 on SCS - Ivory on ivory - for my Ivory Asters Card
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #63 - My New Toys + Ribbon - for my new Decorative Labels 8 Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you in some way today!



Ivory Asters

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3509 – Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms ToolKit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: VersaMark, Antique Linen (Ranger), Wheat (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding (SU), Decorative Labels 8 (Spellbinders), pearl string, adhesive pearls, Snow Pearl Embossing Powder (Recollections), heat tool, sponge, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), distressing tool, corner rounder

Create 5 1/2” x 4 1/4" card with Natural White.  Cut mat 4 1/16” x 5 5/16”, emboss with folder, distress edges, and ink with Wheat Ink.  Wrap ribbon around lower portion and glue to card base.  Cut piece with Decorative Labels 8, ink edges with Wheat, and add to card base with pop dots.

For flower, stamp 2 each of 3 smaller flowers and 3 leaves with VersaMark and heat emboss with Snow Embossing Powder.  Shape and assemble as shown.  Ink slightly with Wheat Ink.
Stamp sentiment with Antique Linen Ink, trim as shown, round corners, and ink edges with Wheat Ink.  Add as shown with pop dots.  Make bow and add to card as shown.  Add pearls.


Roses in December

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3505 – Timeless Rosette PreCut Set
HCPC 3395 – Bella Rose Vase PreCut Set
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCPC1 228 – Timeless Amour Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White, Natural White (Neenah), Bitter Chocolate, tan (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Mocha Mama, Midnight Confession (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Deco Fan Corner Punch (Martha Stewart), Sparkle Shimmer Mist, Sponge, Decorative Labels 8 (Spellbinders), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Seashell Pink, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Black

Base: With Natural White Cardstock, use Center-Step Card instruction at Split Coast Stampers:  Create mats for all 3 panels and center with tan cardstock and glue to base.  Then create 2 additional mats for side panels using dark designer paper.  Cut another piece of dark designer paper 5 3/8” x 13/16” and punch each end with Deco Fan Punch and glue to bottom panel.  For side panels, cut tan cardstock with Decorative Labels 8, trim each end, and glue to side panels.

Image: Stamp rose image and flowers on Solar White Cardstock with Onyx Black Ink and color as desired.  Fussy cut vase and cut flowers with matching dies.   Ink all edges with Midnight Confession.  For image base, cut journal block from designer paper and mat with Bitter Chocolate Cardstock.  Add vase image with pop dots and add to card base.  Shape and assemble flower and add to image.
For sentiment, stamp on Natural White with Vintage Sepia, ink edges, trim to fit at bottom panel, and add with pop dots.

Add adhesive pearls, ribbon, and bow as shown.  Spray all with Shimmer Mist if desired.


  1. I'm having trouble finding words to express the beauty here. Both of these are lovely and very well done!

  2. Both cards are gorgeous!! But that ivory on ivory is just extra elegant! I love the decorative labels 8 dies too! I didn't see these wonderful creations on the HC blog though.

  3. Both of these cards are wonderful, Kathy. The softness of that first card really captured my attention - so sweet. But they both just amaze me. Have you ever thought of doing a bow-tying tutorial? Your bows always turn out so perfect.
    Thanks for sharing TWICE with us already this week. What a blessing, and a great week to be a winner!
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Both your cards are so elegant. Visiting from WAW and wishing you a happy new year!

  5. Both of these are gorgeous! I love the cream on cream and your designs are fabulous.

  6. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  7. Ohhhh WOW! These are two amazingly beautiful cards!!!!

  8. Kathy,
    Both thoose cards are really something. I like those delicate Astors and all the layers. White is lovely and pearls finishe it off so beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing yur work with us at WAW

  9. Both cards are just gorgeous!! Great job Kathy!! Blessings!!

  10. What an elegant cards you have here...Love the embossing and the flowers of the first card and the style and color of the second card is awesome. I love how you layered the petals of the roses and gave them such a sepia color. Purely wonderful. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  11. Beautiful and Lush cards - very very nice!

    Hope you have a creative week!


  12. Beautiful cards Kathy! The ivory one is jaw dropping gorgeous. So much texture. I love it. I really like how you used the decorative labels 8 die on the second card as well as the bella rose.


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