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 30, 2013

My Forever Family Album - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a special photo album I made using Heartfelt Creations' January Release Countryside Evening!

This is the front cover...
Click on the photo for a closer look...
I stamped the corners with the Petite Floral Swirls and colored them with pencils.  I added some liquid pearls and Posy Patch flowers that were stamped and cut.  The center sentiment is cut from the matching designer paper.  The blue lacy piece peeking on the right side is from the Decorative Blossom Corner Die that goes with this collection.  I add a bunch of fibers and ribbons to the key rings and a charm, then a bow to the sentiment.
These are picture of the inside pages.  Each page has a pocket containing journal blocks and sentiments from the designer papers that you can add pictures to.  I also decorated some of the pages with assorted stamps.

This is the back cover.  I used the designer paper for the base and the sentiment is another block from the designer papers.


This is a view from above...


I hope this gives you a little inspiration of some of the different things you can do with these papers, stamps, and dies.  This makes a wonderful gift for someone special and is actually fairly simple to make!  This chipboard book I used for a base is from Michaels' $1.00/1.50 bin that I just covered with paper!

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the designers' gorgeous creations this week!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #65 where anything goes.



My Forever Family Album

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3511 – Melodious SongbirdPreCut Set
HCPC 3510 – Petite Floral SwirlsPreCut Set
HCPC 3513 – Weathered Fence PostPreCut Set
HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch FlowersPreCut Set
HCD 729 – Decorative BlossomCorner Die
HCD 717 – Layered Scalloped PosyDie
HCDP1 – 229 – Countryside EveningPaper Collection
ProductID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
ProductID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
DDOTS Double Dots 100 pc.
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), blue (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Nautical Blue (Momento), Mocha Mama, Amaretto, Blue Moon (Powder Puffs)
Accessories: 5” x 7” Chipboard book (Michaels), button (extra from clothing), charm, Scalloped Border Punch (SU), sponge, glue dots, Mod Podge Glue, Scor-tape, Bow-Easy, Crop-A-Dile, 1/4" punch, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Black Paint Writer (Crafty Chica), Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, Tobacco & Danish Blue Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers (stash), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Periwinkle, Cool Grey 90%, Indigo Blue, Kelp Green

Book base: Cover chipboard book with designer papers using various patterns and glue with Mod Podge.  For pockets inside book, cut coordinating papers 1 3/4" x 7” and use Scalloped Edge Punch on top edge of pocket.  Cut strips of coordinating paper 1/2" x 7” and glue to top inside of pocket.  Add pockets to pages using Scor-tape on the 2 sides and bottom of pocket.  Decorate pages with various stamp images and sentiments as desired.  Ink edges of book with various inks to match papers.

Front cover: Cut piece of Solar White 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" and stamp 3 images from Petite Floral Swirls Set as shown.  Color with pencils as desired.  Ink edges with Nautical Blue, then with Mocha Mama Inks.  Cut smaller die from Decorative Blossom Corner Die using blue cardstock.  Tuck in edge of front as shown and tape to back of image.  Add image to front with pop dots.  Cut sentiment block from designer paper, add blue mat to image, and add to front with pop dots.  Make holes in book for key rings and add rings.
Embellishments: Make bow with Olive Wrinkled Ribbon and Bow-Easy, add button with fiber bow, and add to front as shown.  Add various ribbons and fibers to key rings and add charm.  For inside of book, cut various journal blocks and quote blocks with dies, punch holes with 1/4" punch, and tie with ribbons.  Add to album pockets.  On blue cardstock, stamp 4 of the smallest flowers from the Posy Patch Flowers Set with VersaMark and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Shape flowers, add Buttercup Liquid Pearls, and add to cover as shown.  Add additional liquid pearls as desired.



  1. This is a wonderful project ! You have definately given me some inspiration ! Love all the pockets and tags, such a great idea.The papers are lovely and love how you have stamped onto them.

  2. Stunning! Words cannot describe the beauty of this! Well done!

  3. Beautiful,love it,thanks for sharing...

  4. Oh wow Kathy!!! This is, I would love to make something like this sometime....Its so meaningful!! Miss you all

  5. This is such a wonderful mini album. So beautiful and full of deatils!!!! Love it!!!

  6. What a GORGEOUS book, Kathy. I'm sure this will be treasured for a long, long time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful album in our challenge this week. You are such a joy!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Kathy your album showcases those gorgeous papers perfectly. How beautiful it turned out!
    Bear Hugs,

  8. What a beautiful mini album you created!!! Love all the extra tags you included. It gives plenty of places for photos or journaling! Beautiful way to showcase the papers!

  9. Beautiful project! love the pockets and the journal cards!

  10. Kathy,
    I am so impressed by the beauty of your album. Those simple sweet floral stamps and the flowers are so elegant, yes that is what I want to say. It's elegant.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we appreciate you taking your time to link up, and bless us with your art.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  11. Wow, your little photo book is awesome, so beautiful. I am enthralled by the Petite Floral Swirls stamp. It is fabulous. And your coloring of it is so expertly done.

  12. What a beautiful gift this would be! I love that your album showcased the products with being OTT. HC are so lucky to have you design for them.


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!