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, September 17, 2014

Sunflower Bouquet - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have another card using the Classic Sunflower Collection!

This collection is just gorgeous, I love working with it for sure!  Beautiful images for coloring and the colors on the designer papers are so pretty!

I colored the images with pencils and mineral spirits, fussy cut the sunflower bouquet and butterfly and die cut the sunflowers with the matching die.  Here's a little close up of the image for you.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designer this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #150 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!



Sunflower Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3628 - Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3627 - Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 - Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 - Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 - 247 - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Chestnut Flocking Powder (Martha Stewart), Flower Soft Glue, Havana Brown Seam Binding, Burgundy Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), flower button, glue dots, pop dots, orange stick or pencil, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make 5" square card base with Black. Cut mat with green designer paper measuring 4 13/16" square, ink edges with Vintage Photo and glue to card base. Cut 9/16" x 4 13/16" with Black and cut gold designer paper 1/2" x 4 13/16". Ink edges of gold with Vintage Photo and glue 2 pieces together as shown. Glue to card as shown. Cut card front from designer paper (pictured) measuring 3 7/8" square, ink edges with Vintage Photo. Cut Black mat measuring 4 1/16" square and glue 2 pieces together. Add to card with pop dots.

Stamp main image from Sunflower Bouquet and butterfly image from Sunflower Stem on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and fussy cut. Add bouquet image to card front with pop dots. Ink butterfly with black ink, shape with orange stick or pencil and add to card as pictured by gluing body only with Art Institute Glue (AIG). Stamp Classic Sunflower image on Solar White with Onyx Black and cut with Classic Sunflower Die. Color 2 small flowers and 1 ladybug with pencils and mineral spirits. Shape with mat and tools. Ink edges of flowers with Vintage Photo and ladybug with black. Add ladybug with pop dot as pictured. Add 1 flower as pictured using AIG. Make 3 loop bow with Havana Brown and make 5 loop bow with Burgundy Jute String using Bow-Easy Tool. Add bows as shown using glue dots. Add second flower to bow center. Add flower button to top right using glue dots. Add Pot of Gold Prills to butterfly and flower centers. Add flocking to flower centers on main image using Flower Soft glue.


  1. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I love that bow and butterfly, Kathy! I really must have you over so you can give me a coloring lesson! Hugs!

  2. gorgeous, I love your ribbon treatment!!!!

  3. SWOON!!!! WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS Kathy! I love every little detail. The images are stunning. I love your butterfly that looks to have so gracefully landed onto your card. The ribbon / bow is tied to perfection! In awe!!!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Word Art Wednesday!

    Have a blessed day!

    Heather D.

  4. Kathy, this is absolutely stunning creation, your colouring of the images is beautiful, love the layout and ribbon.
    hugs pam

  5. You always provide us with the most amazing inspiration Kathy! This gorgeous card is amazing in every way! Hugs xx

  6. wow! This is gorgeous. Your flowers and butterflies are stunning.

  7. Lovely color and dimension, the ribbon and yarn bow combo is so pretty too!

  8. How pretty! I just LOVE it, and I thank you for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. WOW Kathy! They are beautiful images for coloring and the coloring is excellent. Very elegant papers to back them up. Beautiful card. - Jim


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