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, March 5, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Matchbook Candy Holder

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a little treat holder to show you!

This is a matchbook candy holder that holds a Ghirardelli chocolate inside.  Here's the side view for you.

And inside view.

Isn't this cute?  I found the tutorial for this on Split Coast Stampers which you can find here in case you would like to try it out.

The images on mine are colored with pencils and mineral spirits on white card stock.  (At the bottom of the post you can see the complete instructions for this.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There is also a sneak peak of the new collection being released next week, Once Upon a Time!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #122 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Matchbook Candy Holder

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3581 - Majestic Morning Accents PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 - Love at Christmas PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 - Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 723 - Garden Romance Die
HCDP1 240 - Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
ANC850 - Spring Bling Prills
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White Cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black Ink (VersaFine)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Moss Green Micro Gingham, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), brads, adhesive pearls (Recollections), chocolate candy square (Ghirardelli fits perfectly for this), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Rosy Beige, Clay Rose, Black Cherry, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green.

Instructions: Treat holder is made using the Matchbook Candy Holder Tutorial here.   Use white card stock for outside of holder and light green designer paper for the inside piece that holds the candy.  Before scoring the outside piece, stamp the flower image and sentiment on front as shown.  Color with pencils, then score according to tutorial.  Stamp butterfly and color same way.  Cut butterfly with matching die and shape with tool kit and mat.  Glue to holder as shown.  Add "Lettuce Entertain You" Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear.  Add Diamond Stickles to flower edges and butterfly.  Make gingham bow and add to holder along with an adhesive pearl as shown.


  1. I love this! Such a clever idea, and a great little gift to keep on hand for last minute birthdays! Your coloring is amazing. I want a lesson!

  2. wow, what a gorgeous image and I love this idea.

  3. Absolutley gorgeous, love your coloring, beautiful!!!!

  4. This is gorgeous and your coloring is fabulous. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a clever idea, and SO beautiful. You're just so incredibly talented, Kathy. Thanks again for sharing your amazing art in our challenges. It means so much.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Beautiful Kathy!! I love it. Such a great idea.

  7. I haven't commented on your blog lately but I am still lurking. This is so gorgeous and to think it has a sweet treat inside! Wow, I would say this covers everything - gorgeous card and chocolate!!

  8. Wow! Oh yes I'll be having a go at this! It's such fun and beautiful! Hugs xx

  9. What a treat it was to visit your blog and to see this beautiful treat holder! Thanks for the wonderful directions for making this.

  10. hi Kathy, thank you for becoming a follower, I am now following you.
    beautiful creations, love your beautifully colored flowers, fabulous gift idea.

  11. Wow, this is so beautiful. I love the flower stamp you used and how you colored it. We are so blessed that you joined us at our challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again at our new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with inspiration from Galatians 5:1 which says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  12. So cute, Kathy, and a great gift idea...I had a friend give me one of these a while back, and I never asked her where she got the idea...thanks for sharing the link.


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