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 9, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - January Release!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for the new release for January!!!

Heartfelt Creations has created a delightful ‘Countryside Evening’ for you. There’s beautiful typography, countryside scenes, one awesome die, and 24 beautiful papers.This set is a beautiful choice for the beautiful moments. Get yours now at Leave a comment on the HC blog by January 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.92 .

Here is my first creation with this beautiful Collection, a pocket card...


This beautiful image is from the Floral Fence Set.  I've colored it with pencils and mineral spirits, fussy cut it, and placed it on a Decorative Labels 1 die cut.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but this is a pocket card I created using a triangle shape.  You can see the sentiment insert card outside the pocket in this next picture.

When it's inside the pocket, it's barely visable behind the image except for a tiny bit of the Decorative Blossom Corner Die on top.  (You can click on either picture to get a better view.)

You'll definitely want to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful new products and creations by the designers and leave a comment for a chance to win the entire release!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #62 - Always anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #63 - My new toys - new stamps and dies

I hope this inspires you to create and maybe try something new!



Today’s Joys

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3514 – Floral Fence PreCut Set
HCD 729 – Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCDP1 – 229 – Countryside Evening Paper Collection
Product ID: SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue cardstock, Dill Linen (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: Labels 23, Decorative Labels 1 (Spellbinders), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, fiber, Lily Pad Dew Drops, Forrest Fun Tear Drops (Robin’s Nest), Bow-Easy, pop dots, mineral spirits, Sookwang Tape, distressing tool, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Indanthrone Blue, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Metallic Silver

Base: Cut blue cardstock 6 1/16” x 4 13/16”, cut 2 pieces of designer paper 5 7/8” x 4 5/8”.  Ink edges and glue one of the dp pieces to the blue base.  Cut the other dp from corner to corner to create a triangle.  Ink edges of dp piece (only need 1 triangle).  Cut piece of blue cs 1/2" x 7 3/8” and add to cut edge of dp triangle to create a mat, trims ends.  Add to card with Sookwang Tape on the 2 sides to adhere to the card to create a pocket.

Image: Stamp the Floral Fence image on Solar White with Onyx Black.  Color with pencils and fussy cut.  Distress bottom edge and ink all edges.  Cut blue cs with Decorative Labels 1.  Wrap ribbon around and through the side edges as shown.  Glue lower right corner to card pocket.  Wrap ribbon around whole card and knot.  Add image with pop dots.  Make bow and add as shown.
Sentiment: With Onyx Black on Olive cs, stamp sentiment.  Cut with Labels 23 Die and adhere to a journal block from designer paper.  Cut Decorative Blossom Corner Die with blue cs.  Add to back of sentiment/journal block and cover back with another journal block from dp and glue all together.  Trim edges of die cut as shown.  Add Dew Drops, Tear Drops, and button as shown.  Add Liquid Pearls to flower centers on image.



  1. Kathy, the colors in your card are gorgeous! It's a lovely layout and beautiful design elements.

  2. This rocks! So very creative!

  3. Kathy this is just beautiful. I love how you created the pocket for the sentiment piece. The colors are gorgeous and so is your attention to detail on this lovely piece.
    Bear Hugs,

  4. This is a beautiful card Kathy!! Love everything about it! See you Saturday!!

  5. Kathy: Well, I really enjoyed stopping by Heartfelt Creations and seeing the new release and all the wonderful samples. I have to say, although a bit prejudiced, I like your sample using that stamp the best. There's just something about the dark background behind it that really makes it POP! And of course....that bow! I really do need to get that tool. Your art is always such a blessing, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with us in our challenge. Hope you have a great week in the Lord.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Awesome result of this style of card!! Beautiful

  7. Beautiful pocket card and great job coloring!

  8. Very nicely designed card. Love it.
    Hugs Nat

  9. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colors and details!!! Beautiful job as always!!! thank you for Joining us at RRR challenge!!!
    Hugs again,

  10. Kathy, your card is gorgeous! You made a thing of beauty out of a fence. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

  11. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice, I loved singing that in rounds and your pocket card is a vision of lovliness. Such beautiful details. Please come play with us often.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!


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