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, December 18, 2013

Key to My Heart

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?  Yikes, I'm so not ready for it!  Hopefully you're more prepared than I am!

Well, it's Wednesday, and that means it's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  Today I have a card I made using three of the Floral Key Collection stamp sets: Keys and Roses, Journey of Love Keys, and Burnished Key Sets. 

I wanted to place these images together and have the Timeless Rectangles Die framing it for something simple and elegant.  I stamped the images on white cardstock and colored them in pencils using pinks, browns, and a little green.  I love this flowered key image, it's one of my favorites from the collection.  I added the extra heart lock and keys "popped" on top of the original images.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #111 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!



Key to My Heart

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3571 - Keys and Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3574 - Journey of Love Keys PreCut Set
HCPC 3569 - Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCD 741 - Burnished Key Die
Product ID: 031458 - Timeless Rectangles Dies
Product ID: 452255 – Grand Calibur
Product ID: 368770 – Scor-Pal

Other Products Used: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Neutrals Stack (DCWV); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: adhesive pearls, fibers, Bow-Easy, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Rosy Beige, Clay Rose, Chestnut, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black, Sepia, Espresso

Instructions: Card measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" with pink cardstock.  Die cut brown cardstock with Timeless Rectangles Die.  Stamp images on Solar White with Onyx Black placing as shown.  Cut with Timeless Rectangles Die and trim outside edges.  Color with pencils.  Color lock and keys with pencils and cut with matching die.  Add to images with pop dots.  Add image to brown die cut with pop dots.  Wrap pink fibers around both as shown and secure to back.  Add to card base with pop dots.  Add bow and adhesive pearls as shown.


  1. love the colours and the bow is gorgeous.

  2. Absolutely stunning, love your meshing of the images together! Wonderful : )

  3. The little bit of green on the flowered key is amazing on this very classy card. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. This is such a stunning card, Kathy. I love the pink and brown combo, and the way you used the twine. So clever! Your work is always so easy on the eye...clean and elegant. I look forward to seeing what you've created each week. xoxo

  5. I love the soft feminine feel of this card, Kathy. Pink and purple are always such a lovely combination, and the stamps you've used are just gorgeous. Great work once again.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Beautiful and romantic. I like the white space and your elegant border. Hope you have a wonderful New Year Kathy! Kids are playing so I am blogging today, whohoho!!! :-)


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