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 8, 2013

Heartfelt Creations May Release!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time the new release from Heartfelt Creations!

We are pleased to introduce the Sun Kissed Fleur Collection. This collection includes 2 dies: the Gift Ensemble die (yes, you can make a fancy box with this die!) and the Sun Kissed Fleur die which cuts out 10 different flowers at a time. How's that for value?
The paper collection, called Sun Kissed Collection, comes in vibrant aquas and oranges and fades to light greens and yellows. The paper pack comes with 24 12 x 12 papers that have designs on both sides and are acid & lignen free. There are 2 sheets per design; some are dramatic; others are subdued.
You also have a wonderful selection of floral stamps to choose from: fancy tags, an overflowing basket, beautiful patterned backgrounds, borders and corners.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by May 14th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.91

Here is my first creation with the new collection:

I used this beautiful basket image from the Sun Kissed Tags & Basket Set and added some extra flowers from the Sun Kissed Fleur Set that has the matching die.  I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and fussy cut the image to pop in on the white embossed background inside the frame.  I added a couple of leaf swirls from the Gift Ensemble Die, cut from the designer paper and added the extra flowers to them.

The green frame was made by embossing with the Scrollwork Folder, die cutting the oval and trimming the outside up to the scrollwork design.  I kind of like how this came out!

You need to go the the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see Emma Lou's fabulous video showing you the collection!  I love how she does these videos showing and explaining everything!  You can also see all the designers beautiful creations this week, including all the new, what a talented group of ladies!  Lastly, you need to leave a comment there for a chance to win the whole collection!

Thanks for stopping in today!



Sun Kissed Basket
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3535 – Sun Kissed Tags & Basket PreCut Set
HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 735 – Gift Ensemble Die
HCPC1  233 – Sun Kissed Paper Collection
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), green, terra cotta cardstock (Recollections
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Pumpkin Spice, Hint of Pesto (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Olive Twine (May Arts), Bow-Easy, Scrollwork  & Paper Lace II Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), mineral spirits, Large Oval Die (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (Want-2-Scrap), Copper Microbeads (Recollections), Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Terra Cotta, Marine Green, Moss Green, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black

Base: Cut terra cotta 9 1/2" x 6”, score at 4 3/4", crease to make card.  For mat, cut designer paper (light green with orange flowers) 4 9/16” x 5 3/4”, emboss with Paper Lace Embossing Folder, ink edges with Pumpkin Spice, and glue to card base.

Images: On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp basket and flowers.  Color with pencils or as desired.  Cut flowers with Sun Kissed Fleur Die, shape with mat and tool kit and add microbeads.  Fussy cut basket image and add microbeads to flower centers. 
For image mat, cut terra cotta 5 3/8” x 4“ and add to base with pop dots.  Cut green cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4”, emboss with Scrollwork EF and cut window using Large Oval Die.  Trim outside edges around embossing scrollwork.  Cut white cardstock bigger than window opening, emboss with Paper Lace EF and glue to Terra Cotta Mat.  Add green window frame on top with pop dots.  Add basket image with pop dots.

Die cut 2 leaf swirls from green designer paper.  Cut and piece as shown with flowers around opening.  Make bow and add to card arranging swirl pieces and larger flower as shown.  Add adhesive pearls to top right corner.



  1. I love the layout of this and all the attention to detail! Beautiful!

  2. I love this!!!! It just pops out at ya!!!

  3. What a gorgeous card!! Great color combo!! Blessings!

  4. Beautiful card and your coloring of the image is fantastic!! I've never tried mineral spirits with colored pencils, but I love the look you achieved... will have to give it a go!

  5. Beautiful card!Love the stamp!Have a Blessed day!

  6. Kathy, this is gorgeous. I'm a HUGE fan of your coloring.

  7. Beautiful card in lovely colours. Beautiful colouring!xx

  8. Love the window! And the embossing. Such pretty colors.

  9. Wow Kathy - this is so gorgeous!! Love the soft colors and amazing design!

  10. This is gorgeous Kathy. What a pretty release!
    Bear Hugs,

  11. Beautiful card, Kathy. I love how you have framed the basket. It just pops off the card~

  12. Just beautiful! Fabulous framing of the basket, love that embossing!!!

  13. Such a pretty basket and love how the flowers are flowing over!!

  14. Ahhh this is just beautiful:) Love the frame around the basket!
    I look forward to seeing your future projects and working along side you on the DT x
    HUgs Nikki x

  15. Gorgeous card. Love all the elements.

  16. Fantastic card! Love your work!!!


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