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, February 6, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!!!

I have 2 cards today to show you.  The first is a fairly CAS card using the Mailbox Surprise and Add-on Sentiments Sets.

Mailbox Surprise
This is a cute set that you can use with all kinds of sentiments.  I colored this with pencils and colored a second birdhouse and popped it on top of the main image.

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #66.

The second card, Timeless Love,  is very simple.  I didn't even do any coloring!  This is using the Timeless Amour Background Stamp and Mini and Bold Vintage Floret Sets.

Timeless Amour
This card is actually very pretty, but doesn't show up in the photo very well at all...sorry!  I hate when that happens!  The flower is actually a pretty pink and lighter than it shows here.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the gorgeous creations this week from the designers.

I'm submitting this to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #65 - Monochromatic Color & Ribbon Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!



Mailbox Surprise

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3476 –Mailbox Surprise PreCut Set
HCPC 3481 –Add-on Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die
Product ID:159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID:459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
DDOTS DoubleDots 100 pc
Product ID:SF03598 - Prismacolor Pencil Set 48 pc.

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Lipstick (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (SU), Labels 23 (Spellbinders), mineral spirits, adhesive pearls, White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Raspberry, Chocolate, Olive Green, Sage Green

Base: Cut Lipstick 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score 4 ¼” and fold.  Cut white 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” and emboss with folder.  Stamp sentiment at bottom as shown.
Image: Stamp flowered mailbox and small single mailbox image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color with pencils, and die cut single mailbox with matching die.  Diecut image with Labels 23 Die and cut next size up with Lipstick.  Glue these 2 pieces together.  Add single mailbox with pop dots.  Add image to card with pop dots.  Add adhesive pearls and bow.

Timeless Love

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3507 – Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3501 – Bold Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper BlossomsMolding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper BlossomsTool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Chablis (Bazzills)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Labels 23 Grand (Spellbinders), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), charm, pin RAK from Sabrina), button, White Embossing Powder, Party Pink Embossing Powder (Recollections), Bow-Easy, adhesive pearls, heat tool

Base: Cut Chablis 6 1/2" x 10 1/2", score at 5 ¼” and fold.  Using Labels 23 Grand, place fold side slightly over die edge and cut to create card base.
Image: Stamp Background image on White cardstock with VersaMark and heat emboss with Party Pink embossing powder.  Cut with Labels 23 Grand, next size down.
Embellishments: Stamp on Solar White with VersaMark one each: smallest flower (Bold Vintage Floret), smallest and next size up (Mini Vintage Floret) and heat emboss with Party Pink.  Stamp leaf flower (Mini Vintage Floret) on Chablis cardstock and heat emboss with White embossing powder.  Shape flower as shown and glue together.  Wrap White Seam Binding around image and tape down to back.  Make bow and add as shown.  Add button, pin, charm, and flower as shown.



  1. Both of these are gorgeous! Well done!

  2. your LOVE card is amazing! beautiful work!

  3. I love both cards!!! Your work is always amazing!!! Blessings!!

  4. Wonderful cards, both of them! Love how you used the background stamp on the second with that bold pink and sweet flower!!!

  5. Kathy,
    This is such a happy site. I love coming here. Both your cards a beauties not unlike fraternal twins. Differnt size dies, but beautiful crisp cuts, bows and embossing. You really are a wonderful papercrafter.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful art work and we really appreciate you taking time to join our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  6. Kathy both your cards are beautiful. I love the hint of elegance on your LOVE card. The pinks are perfect!

  7. Those are both so pretty and cheerful!

  8. Simply gorgeous, my friend. I love the sweet flowers and birdhouse on the first card, and am in love with the stick pin and charm on the second. And of course, gorgeous stamps. Every little touch is just divine. Thanks for sharing with us again. I always LOVE coming by to see your sweet creations! Hope you're having a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Just beautiful..... so nice to be able to see the script on this lovely B.G set!

  10. Both your cards are so pretty. I love the little birdcage on the second one.
    Bear Hugs,

  11. Hi Kathy...How is everything...missing you all...anyways I love both of your card!! The first one is so pretty with all the flowers, and the second is very elegant!!

  12. LOVE IT!!!!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

  13. Just lovely, Kathy! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!


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