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, July 3, 2013

Heartfelt Creations - Spring Season Birdhouse

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a card using Heartfelt Creations' Spring Season Set.

I used the beautiful papers from the Daphne Paper Collection for this.  The images were all stamped on off-white paper from the collection, and the birdhouse and bird were colored with pencils and mineral spirits.  The mat behind the image is made from 2 of the papers from the collection, I LOVE the flower print on the one on the left!  I used this paper as an inspiration for coloring the birdhouse image.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the design team this week!



Spring Season Birdhouse

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3540 - Spring Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3544 – All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 – Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCD 723 – Garden Romance Die
HCPC1 234 – Daphne Paper Collection
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Other Products Used:
Paper: Capers (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Trim (Jo-Ann’s), fibers (stash), Fired Brick Distress Stickles (Ranger), button, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Tuscan Red, Chocolate, Marine Green, Black

Card base: Cut Caper into 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” card.   Cut rose color designer paper (from Daphne Paper Collection) 4-1/16” x 5-5/16” and green designer paper 2” x 5-5/16”.  Glue green designer paper to right side of rose paper and ink edges with Victorian Velvet.  Add trim with Scor-tape over seam and tape down on back.  Add mat to card base with pop dots.

Stamp birdhouse, bird and sentiments on off-white designer paper with Onyx Black Ink.  Color birdhouse with pencils and trim image down to 2” x 4”.  Ink edges with Victorian Velvet Ink and add stickles to leaves.  Mat image with Capers cardstock measuring 2-3/16” x 4-3/16”.  Add image/mat to card with pop dots.  Color bird, cut with matching die, ink edges and add as shown with pop dots.  Cut small tag from Capers cardstock; add word sentiments and small fiber bow.  Add fiber bow with button.



  1. Just gorgeous, Kathy! Love this sweet image and the beautiful pink and green colors (my favorite)! Beautiful papers, trim, and coloring! Hugs!

  2. This is amazing! I love everything about it...the colors, the layers, the images. Just perfect!

  3. So pretty. Looks peaceful with the pretty color combo.

  4. Such a pretty card!! Love how you colored the image!!

  5. I just love this! The coloring is beautiful, and the paper combination is perfect. Everything you do has that special touch. Here, it's the sweet little twine bow...the perfect accent on a beautiful card.

  6. WOW!Beautiful card!Love the image,Awesome colors and paper!!!

  7. Oh just Gorgeous, my favorite color combo and you matched the paper perfectly!

  8. This is so pretty, Kathy! Your design really allows the designer paper to take center stage right along with the wonderful stamped images.

  9. What a stunning card Kathy!! I just love your coloring and how it matches the dp to a T!! Gorgeous work as always!!! Miss you gf!!


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