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!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Especially For You Pocket Tag - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Thursday!

I'm back again as promised with another project for Heartfelt Creations!  This time I have a pocket tag with a more feminine design on in!

Here's a picture of the tag outside the pocket tag.

I created the tag with the pocket by using the Luggage & Tags Die and a folded piece of the designer paper.  The map image on the blue designer paper is the same image I used yesterday for the masculine tag.  I love this map image for a background and that it works for both feminine and masculine projects.

The small tag is one of the stamp images die cut with one of the smaller tag dies.  There are lots of tag designs you can make with this collection!

The coloring on the flowers and leaves was done using chalk inks and make up applicators.  I like how it came out with the heat embossed images using the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.  I love coloring with pencils and mineral spirits, but I really liked how quick and easy this was for a change of look.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #129 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!



Especially for You Pocket Tag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3598 - World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 - All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 - Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1 - 242 - Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
048749 - Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah)
Inks: London Fog (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Wheat, Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic), VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Trim (Jo-Anns), Cream Seam Binding, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers, adhesive pearls, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, glue gun, hold punch, Scor-Tape 1/8", make up applicators.

Instructions: Cut piece light blue designer paper approximately 3" x 6 1/4". Stamp World Map image with London Fog Ink. Score 3" side at 2" and again at 1/4". Fold up over front as pictured at 2" score, then die cut with tag die placing the fold slightly inside the bottom of the die edge. Then fold down 1/4" score as pictured creating a small light blue edge. Adhere edging down with Scor-tape. Add scor-tape to the left and right inside, 2" sides to create a pocket. Ink edges with Antique Linen Ink. Die cut another tag with Natural White and glue to the back of the tag. Add trim to pocket as pictured with Scor-tape. On Natural White with VersaMark, stamp flowers, leaves (2 - 5-leaf stems) and All Occasion Sentiments. Heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath.  Die cut flowers and leaves with matching dies. Die cut sentiment with tag from Luggage & Tags Die. Color 2 of the second largest flowers with Aegean Blue and make up applicators. Color the leaves with Spanish Olive. Ink edges slightly with Antique Linen. Shape as desired with mat and tools. Arrange stems and flowers as pictured using glue gun. (I trimmed one of the flowers and a couple of leaves to arrange it to fit nicely on the tag.) Add adhesive pearl and stickles to flower center. Punch larger hole on top of tag if needed and add fibers and seam binding for a tie. Ink edges of small sentiment tag with Wheat Ink. Add fibers for a tie. Make a 5-loop mini bow with yellow and white fibers held together. Add to sentiment tag with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow and flower center.


  1. Very nice. A special pocket tag beautifully done. Love the colors you used.

  2. hi Kathy, beautiful tag pocket, love the stamps, colours and embellishments..

  3. A Dr friend is spending the month of June in Greece with a childhood friend to relax, paint, sleep and pray. I was trying to think of something sweet to make for her to give her friend. I think this would be perfect. It is just so beautiful. I honestly am always surprised at your talents every time I pop over to your blog. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole

  4. Very pretty...really like that vintage looking flower!

  5. This is so sweet! I love the spatters on your gorgeous flower!


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