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 12, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Spring Season

Happy Wednesday again!

This is my second post today...if you are looking for my CottageCutz Springtime Strawberries Post, please see the post below this one.

It's time for Heartfelt Creations June Release to be revealed!!!

We are pleased to introduce the Gateway To The Seasons Collection. The Ornate Gate Die is adorned with a flourishing design and a large, exotic accent piece. Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face. These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection. The Daphne paper pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown. Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with stripes, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever! Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.

Here is my first card with this gorgeous new release!  Isn't this Ornate Gate Die beautiful?  I love it in white with the pinks and greens of the  Daphne Paper Collection!  Below the gate I added  a white embossed border using the All Seasons Gazebo Set, more beauty!

(Click on any of the photos for a closer view)

Here's the gate opened showing you the Spring Season Image inside...

Here's the inside of the card showing you the sentiment on the left made using the All Seasons Sentiments Stamp.  This stamp has tons of words that you can cut out and piece together to create all kinds of  sentiment combinations!  Also, on the right the Spring Season Image.

Here's a closeup of the image which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits...

I just LOVE this new collection!  Wait till you see all the other designer's beautiful creations this week, what a talented group of ladies!  Please visit the HC Blog to check them out and leave a comment there for a chance to win the entire release!!!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #84 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week #210 - In the Garden
Paper Playtime #12 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope I leave you a little inspired!



Spring Season

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3540 – Spring Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3539 – All Seasons Gazebo Set
HCPC 3544 – All Seasons Sentiments
HCD 737 – Ornate Gateway Die
HCPC1 234 – Daphne Paper Collection
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: White Cardstock, Solar White (Neenah), Baby Pink (Coordinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark, Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Labels 1, Decorative Labels 1 Dies (Spellbinders), White Embossing Powder (SU), heat tool, adhesive pearls (Want-2-scrap, Recollections), trim, Baby Pink Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Bow-Easy, distress tool, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Black, Metallic Silver, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Chocolate, Light Umber, Pink Rose, Mahogany Red, Pale Sage, Peach Beige

Base: Cut white cardstock 9” x 6-1/4”, score at 4-1/2” to make a 4-1/2” x 6-1/4” card base.  Cut designer paper, 3 pieces at 4-3/8” x 6-1/8” and distress edges.  Use Labels 1 to cut window openings on card base and 2 of the designer paper pieces.  Adhere pieces together to the front top and inside left.  Adhere third piece to the inside right.

Stamp scenery image with Onyx Black on Solar White Cardstock and color with pencils or as desired.  Cut with Labels 1 Die and glue inside right so it shows through window opening.  Cut 2 “frames” from pink designer paper using Labels 1 and Decorative Labels 1 together.  Ink edges with Victorian Velvet Ink and glue around openings on the inside.  Stamp sentiments on Baby Pink Cardstock with Forest Moss after “stamping off” on scrap paper first.  Cut 3 of the words or any combination needed and ink edges.  Cut piece of green designer paper into a “flag”, glue sentiments to it and add to inside of card as shown.  Stamp border (All Seasons Gazebo Set) on card front below window with VersaMark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Cut Ornate Gateway Die with white cardstock and glue to front as shown.  Add trim below opening, add adhesive pearls and bow.



  1. I find I'm having trouble finding words to tell you how pretty this is! Love your coloring! Just a gorgeous creation!

  2. WOWZERS!!! Amazing work of art, beautiful!

  3. Wow Wow Wow. I have just found your beautiful blog and now I am a follower. This creation is just absolutely stunning. Hugs from Scotland Rita xxxxx

  4. Another fantastic card Kathy for my challenge at Allsorts. Love the front opening to it
    x catherine

  5. Oh, how precious is this??!! I LOVE how the gates open and then you see this amazing inside view. You just keep knocking my socks off with your amazing art, Kathy. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing another super card with us. It means SO much to me, and I thank God for you and for the fact that you are willing to share the art He allows you to create. You use your talents to glorify Him, and that's what it's all about.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Wow, this is definitely a work of art. Love all the beautiful details. TFS

  7. What a gorgeous card!! Love all the pretty details!!

  8. Wow...This is stunning. I such a HUGE fan of your coloring.

  9. OH MY!Beautiful card,Awesome coloring!!!

  10. Just GORGEOUS!!Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime! Lee-Ann :)

  11. the gate is so delicate and such a lovely scene to have behind it!!

  12. First, the design is just so it! Then your coloring is filled with light and so beautiful. And, I cannot fail to mention that gorgeous bow treatment on the front. Wow!

  13. Another beauty, Kathy! Thanks for blessing us with your talent at Word Art Wednesday!

  14. Thanks for joining us at allsorts. Tracy x

  15. Absolutely breathtaking, Kathy! Beautiful work! I'm going to have to buy them now!

  16. Hi Kathy! I know I've already commented on this beautiful card, but for whatever reason...the Lord laid your name on my heart today and so I just stopped back by to tell you that I love you, and I just prayed for you. Hope you're having a great day and that your week will be blessed.
    Thanks for all you do to brighten my days with your art.
    Blessings to you,

  17. This is sooo pretty, Kathy! I really love your version of a window card with the gates over the opening. So clever and so beautiful!



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