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, May 1, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Happy Wednesday everyone!

First, I want to let you all know that I made the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for another term!!!  I'm so excited to be able to stay on the team!  Thank you to all of you who voted for me!  It has been such a blessing to work with HC this past year, and I'm so looking forward to the next 6 months!  On the HC Blog you can see the 10 of us who will remain on the team and the 10 new designers we will be working with!

Now,  time for some inspiration!  I have 2 cards to share with you today!  The first is "Tranquil Evening".

I used the Tranquil Evening Set and colored this with Tombow Markers on watercolor paper.  I'm trying to get better with my Tombow Markers, but I think I'll stick with my pencils for now!  It's such a different medium to work with and I'm a little impatient with it!

My second card is "Peacock Delicate Aster Vase".

For this card I used the Delicate Aster Vase Set and tried the Triple Stamping/Seamless Tiers Technique from Split Coast Stampers.  Basically, you stamp the one image over 3 pieces of paper and add mats to cover the white spots.  All 3 pieces were colored with Black Pencil and mineral spirits.  (Complete instructions for both of these are at the end of my post.)

Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations from the new design team this week! 

Thank you for stopping today!



Tranquil Evening

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3525 – Tranquil Evening PreCut Set
HCDP1 – 232 – Balmy Breeze Paper Collection

Other Products Used:
Paper: Robin (DCWV), watercolor, Early Espresso (SU)
Ink: Black (Momento)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), ribbon, Peacock Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), repurposed button, Bow-Easy, floss, brads, Labels One (Spellbinders), water pen, Tombow Markers: 451, 491, 526, 126, 850, 912, 076, 020, 990, 992, 969, 947, 899, N15, N55, N00

Base: Cut Early Espresso 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and crease.  Cut Robin cardstock 4” x 4” and emboss with folder.  Wrap ribbon around as shown and tape to back.  Add 3 brads to corner as shown and adhere to card base.

Image: Stamp image on watercolor paper with Momento Ink.  Color with markers or as desired.  Cut image out with Labels One Die.  Cut mat with next size die from brown designer paper.  Add each to card with pop dots.  Add bow and button with floss as shown.

Peacock Delicate Aster Vase

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3498 – Delicate Aster Vase PreCut Set
Product ID: 159723 – Art InstituteGlue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Black, turquoise (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black, VersaFine
Accessories: Peacock Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Blue Topaz Microbeads (Martha Stewart), Bow-Easy, pearl brad (Recollections), mineral spirits, Black Prismacolor Pencil

Base: Make card base with black cardstock by cutting 8 1/2” x 6” and score at 4 1/4".  Add white mat measuring 4 1/16” x 5 13/16”.

Image:  Use Triple Stamping Technique at Split Coast Stampers :   For measurements, cut white cardstock into 3 pieces:  5 1/4" x 3 1/2", 4 1/4" x 2 1/2", and 3 1/4” x 1 1/2".  As shown in the tutorial, place the 3 pieces as shown and stamp the image over them.  Color with pencil or as desired.  Mat each piece with black cardstock by cutting 3/16” larger than the image piece.  Glue these pieces together as shown.  Cut turquoise cardstock the same way by cut it 3/16” larger than the black piece.  Add these to the image piece with pop dots.  Wrap ribbon around bottom image and tape to back.  Adhere it to the card base and add the next 2 images as shown.  Add microbeads, bow and pearl brad.



  1. Both of these are simply gorgeous!

  2. Love your work, Kathy! Excited to be on the Heartfelt Creations team with you.

  3. abth are absolutely gorgeous!

  4. the delicate aster vase card is super stunning!!! Love your cards! :)

  5. I love both cards, just beautiful as always!!!

  6. Gorgeous striking colors, that blue are so powerful here and i love it.
    Hugs Nat

  7. Your cards are beautiful. I'm a HUGE fan of your coloring.

  8. Congrats on making the team again, terrific cards, I have yet to try the technique in your second card, love how it turned out!

  9. I haven't been on the computer much lately, and boy do I ever have a lot of catching up to do! Can't believe I missed all these awesome cards that you have made.
    I really like the colors on these two cards, and the second card...stunning! Triple stamping is a neat technique...but You were seeing a lot of it all over the internet, but you put an extra twist on it...that makes it so much more unique...turning into a wow card!

    And most important!!!! Congrats to staying on the design team...I would so miss seeing these lovely cards that you make for Heartfelt Creations.


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