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, June 19, 2013

Framed Fall Season - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for more inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I used the Fall Season image to make a framed piece that would make a pretty home decor gift!

I used a simple wood frame, painted it and added some of the red designer paper.   I decorated the frame with various Fall images from the Classic Editions Release of last year which go perfect with this image.  The puppy inside the frame is popped on the image with pop dots.

Here's a closeup of the image inside the frame.

Some closeups of the elements decorating the wood frame.

Here's a little side view...

Most of the elements on the frame are pieces I made last year that never made the "cut" on a project.  I save everything I make in page protectors by release so that I can use them on fun projects like this!

I hope I leave you a little inspired!  Please visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to all the beautiful projects by the designers this week!  I am amazed at the talent these ladies have, you will be too!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #85 - Anything Goes



Framed Fall Season

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3542 – Fall Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3544 – All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 – Door to My Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3482 – Antique Truck PreCut Set
HCPC 3483 – Days Gone By PreCut Set
HCPC 3484 – Pumpkin Harvest PreCut Set
HCPC 3487 – Classic Edition PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 – Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCD 737 – Ornate Gateway Die
HCD 735 – Gift Ensemble Die
HCD 724 – Classic Editions Die
HCPC1 – 224 – Classic Editions Paper Collection
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Mocha Mama, Amaretto (Powder Puffs), VersaMark
Accessories: Scallop Oval and Wide Oval Punches (SU), Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), heat tool, Bow-Easy, Havana Brown Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white and green twine (May Arts), brown twine (American Crafts), Camel Acrylic Paint (Americana), buttons, wood frame with opening of 5-1/2” x 3-1/2”, Mod Podge, brush, sand paper, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Chestnut, Tuscan Red, Crimson Red, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Espresso, Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, Cadmium Orange Hue, Light Umber, Sand, Sienna Brown, Black, Marine Green, Moss Green, Kelp Green, Artichoke, Green Ochre, Cloud Blue, Powder Blue, Periwinkle

Stamp Fall Season image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils.  Trim down to fit inside frame.  Sand and paint from with acrylic paint.  Adhere red designer paper from the Classic Editions Paper Collection to frame with Mod Podge and ink edges with Amaretto Ink.  Insert picture into frame.

Stamp puppy (Antique Truck Set), color and fussy cut.  Add to picture as shown with pop dots.  Die cut gate from Ornate Gate Die and glue as shown to picture edge and over frame sides.  Decorate frame with leaves and flowers using Gift Ensemble Dies and Classic Editions Paper Collection (dp).  Stamp pumpkins, basket and apples and color with pencils.  Fussy cut apples and die cut pumpkins and basket.  Stamp stem sprays (Organic Filler Set) on dp and die cut.  Stamp wagon on dp with VersaMark and heat emboss with Clear Bark.  Die cut with matching die.  Cut a slit on top of wagon, insert pumpkins and stem sprays and glue together.  Add to frame as shown with glue.  Add twine bow with flower and rooster button as shown.  Arrange basket with apples and pumpkin over leaves and add with pop dots.  Stamp words from All Season Sentiments Set, cut out and add over leaves on top left.  Stamp sentiment (Door to My Heart Set) on dp and cut with Scallop Punch.  Ink edges with Mocha Mama.  Cut Wide Oval Punch with dp and add sentiment with pop dots.  Add bows, buttons, twine as shown.  Add Liquid pearls to flower centers.


  1. This is a total work of art! Can't wait to see what you do next!

  2. all I can think of is WOW!!!!!

  3. This is so lovely, Kathy! The painted frame is the perfect shade for the autumn scene you artfully arranged. I love every single little detail!

  4. Your frame and collage are wonderful. such a beautiful and unusual creation.

  5. What a gorgeous creation. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

  6. WOW such detail. Beautiful card Kathy!

  7. Gorgeous scene and coloring of it, has great dimension with the way you brought it out onto the frame

  8. How sweet, Kathy. It looks like a scene from someone's backyard on the farm right down to every last little detail. SO sweet!
    Thanks for sharing with us again this week. I hope that you're having a VERY blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. What a beautiful Fall scene you created!


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