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 13, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Sunny Day Collection

Happy Wednesday!

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

The Sunny Day Collection captures the tranquility of a sunny day in the garden. Setting the tone with serene garden views and peaceful plant and butterfly harmonies is the Sunny Day Paper Collection. Stamps include bustling bees, a vintage watering can and botanical butterfly medleys. The Decorative Butterfly Corner Die in this collection will add unique versatility to any project. Leave a comment on the HC blog by February 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release.

My first project with this new collection is an accordion card.  This is the front, using this gorgeous butterfly and flower image from the Butterfly Melody Stamp Set.

You can click on the photos for a better look.

This is the inside when fully open.

Here are close-ups of the inside.

A view from the side when being closed.

This is my first time making an accordion card, and I'm really happy with how this one turned out.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the design team and the video from Emma Lou showing you the complete collection.  Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win it all!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #67 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!



Butterfly Melody Accordion Card

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), yellow (DCWV Stack), Baja Breeze (SU), Rain (Bazzills), Solid Teal Linen (Recollections)

Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Antique Linen Distress Ink, Turquoise Gem (VersaMagic)

Accessories: Labels One, Labels One Grand, Lacy Squares, Marvelous Squares (Spellbinders), recycled memo pad backing, adhesive pearls, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Corner Rounder (SU), lace, White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Sookwang tape, sponge, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Muted Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise


Used tutorial from Split Coast Stampers for “Accordion Card” at:

For the outside front and back cover, use the Solid Teal Cardstock (darker color) and for inside use Rain (lighter shade).  Cut 2 each with Labels 1 Grand Die.  Cut 2 of same size from recycled pad backing.  Adhere together following tutorial instructions and ink edges with Turquoise Gem.  Cut 2 mats from yellow cardstock 3 3/4" square, round corners, and glue to inside of covers.  Use designer papers for inside pages follow tutorial.  After rounding corners, ink edges with Antique Linen.

Front: On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp butterfly image (Butterfly Melody), color with pencils, and cut with Labels 1 Die.  Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers.  With white, cut Lacy Square die and add image with pop dots.  Cut piece ribbon and tape to front to go around book and glue image over it to keep in place.  On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp 3 each of 2 smallest size flowers, color, cut, shape, and add as shown.  Stamp 2 small butterflies, color, cut, shape, and add as shown.  Add Liquid Pearls as desired.

Inside: For page 1, cut Rain with smaller Decorative Butterfly Corner Die, trim slightly to fit page and glue down.  Cut small square from Marvelous Squares Die with white and glue as shown.  Stamp bird (Brookside Manor), color, cut with matching die, and add with pop dots.  Add small lace bow.  Stamp Posy Patch Flowers, 1 each of 2 smallest flowers, color, cut, shape, and add to bow.  Add Liquid Pearls to center.

For Page 2 & 3, cut 2 each of the following:  Baja Breeze 2 7/8” square, yellow 2 11/16” square, white 2 1/2” square.  Round all corners of squares.  Add Baja Breeze and yellow squares together and to pages as shown.  On white squares with black, stamp flower swirl (Vintage Watering Can) as shown, color, and add Liquid Pearls and adhesive pearls.  Add to pages as shown.

Page 4: Cut Corner Die with white, trim, and glue as shown.  Cut yellow cardstock 2 11/16” square and add corner die as shown with glue slipping under die as shown.  Stamp sentiment (Botanical Window) and flower swirl on white, color, cut with Lacy Die, and add to yellow mat.  Add Liquid Pearls.  With Posy Patch Flowers Set, stamp 3 smallest and 1 next size up on white, color, shape, and add as shown.  Add Liquid Pearls.


  1. Seriously, you are the definition of an excellent stamper! What you do with these images absolutely is incredible! I adore popping over to see your creations close up!! :)

  2. so very creative! love the blue and yellow!

  3. Gorgeous!!!! I love color on your Butterfly, and this fold made your project looks amazing!
    Hugs Nat

  4. I agree with Vicki, you are one serious stamper! This is so very creative!

  5. Such a stunning card! Beautifully showcasing H C's latest products.

  6. This is really a very joyful place. I must say that you amaze me constantly with your creativity and the preciseness of you work.
    Taking time out your day to post your beautiful artwork with us here at Word Art Wednesday, is such a blessing to us. We appreciate, and thank you ever so much. Carole
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!
    PS It's beautiful work.

  7. Such a beautiful project Kathy!! Love all the pretty details!! Blessings!

  8. Amazing project! Love the colors and all the details!

  9. Hi Kath! When I first pulled this up, I was on my IPhone, and I couldn't see it perfecly but loved it right away. I LOVE how it opens up and it SO soft and sweet. You did an amazing job making this, and every little touch is so delightful. Thanks for taking the time to share your talents with us once again - it's SUCH a blessing to see your work. I appreciae having you share with us, and pray that God will bless you for it. You are SO incredibly talented, and I just love that you give the praise and glory to Him for your gifts.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Very pretty, Kathy, when I first saw this...My first reaction was...where did she get the instructions for that card? I am so glad you posted the link...thank you...Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings,Jill

  11. Beautiful! Fabulous butterfly and great accordian fold. I need to give one of these a try.

  12. Kathy, this is so beautiful, I would never believe that it's your first accordion card!!! Love the blue and yellow combination. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!


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