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 16, 2014

Summer Song Thank You - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's that time once again for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a card for you using some pretty blue designer papers and stamps from the Cut Mat Create Collection.

The main image is from the Summer Song PreCut Set which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits.  The butterfly is from the Birds and Blooms PreCut Set which I also colored with pencils and fussy cut it to add to the image.  The “Thank you” sentiment is from the Summer Glory PreCut Set.

For the background mat, I used one of the 6" x 6" blocks and trimmed it to fit on the card.  I've always loved the color blue, and this is one of my favorite pieces from the designer papers.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the gorgeous creations this week by the designers!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #141 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #99 - Things With Wings & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Summer Song Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3617 - Bird and Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3615 - Summer Song PreCut Set
HCPC 3614 - Summer Glory PreCut Set
HCPC 245 - Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
HCD 750 - Cut Mat Create Set 1 B
HCD 749 - Cut Mat Create Set 1 A
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Spring Bling Prills
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Typhoon (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Blue Moon (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, Bow-Easy (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers, button, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Blue Violet Lake, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Deco Yellow, Jasmine.

Instructions: Make card base with Typhoon Cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut blue flowered 6" x 6" designer paper block (shown) trimming it down to 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and ink with Blue Moon. Wrap ribbon around mat as shown covering the blue strip in the designer paper and adhere it to card base. Stamp image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Die cut image with the medium rounded rectangle (HCD 750) and ink edges with Blue Moon and Black. Die cut Typhoon mat with medium rounded rectangle (HCD 749) and add image to it with pop dots. Add to mat as shown with pop dots. Stamp butterfly image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color butterfly only and fussy cut. Shape butterfly slightly with fingers and add to image as shown with glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear and let dry. Stamp sentiment on Solar White with Onyx Black and die cut with label strip (HCD 750). Add sentiment as shown with glue dot. Make triple loop bow with Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, multi loop blue fiber bow and button threaded with twine and bow tied in back. Add all to card as pictured with glue dots over top of sentiment.


  1. That olive green ribbon is so striking with the shades of blue in this card. Everything you create is an absolute masterpiece!

  2. Beautiful, I love how you colored this!

  3. Beautiful Kathy!! I love how the butterfly matches the flowers and the ribbon really sets it off!

  4. hi Kathy, really beautiful card, lovely image..colours and pretty papers..looks beautiful with that green ribbon.
    pam x

  5. So pretty Kathy! Your work is always so inspiring and your coloring is so beautiful! xx


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