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 10, 2014

Sunflower Patch - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Classic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  I absolutely LOVE this collection!!!  What a beautiful combination of fall images, flowers and designer papers!  The colors on the papers are stunning!  You can read more about the new collection here on the Heartfelt Creations website.

Here is my first creation with this gorgeous collection!

For my card, I used the Sunflower Patch image and added an extra flower using the Classic Sunflower Set and matching die.  The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and the main image was die cut with Labels 22.  The blue die cut mat behind the image is designer paper from the collection.

Here's a close up of the image for you.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #102 - Autumn Colors & Ribbon or Trim

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Sunflower Patch

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3629 - Sunflower Patch 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
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), French Roast, Fudgesicle (Coredinations), Typhoon (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Nautical Blue (Memento), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Cocoa Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Labels 22 Die (Spellbinders), button, distressing tool, water mister, adhesive pearls, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Blue Lake, China Blue, Black, Steel.

Instructions: For card base, cut French Roast 4 5/8" x 9 3/4" and score and fold at 4 7/8" to make a 4 5/8" x 4 7/8" top fold card. Cut mat with Typhoon measuring 4 7/16" x 4 11/16" and glue to base. Cut mat with Fudgesicle 4 1/4" x 4 1/2", emboss with folder, distress edges lightly and glue to base/mat. Stamp Sunflower Patch and Classic Sunflower images on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color Sunflower Patch image and one of the smaller sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Set with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut the Sunflower Patch image with Labels 22 second largest die. Die cut the flowers with the matching die. Ink the edges of the one flower with Vintage Photo Ink, mist with water on the back and gently shape with mat and tool kit as desired. Add the flower to the Sunflower Patch image as shown using Art Institute Glue. Die cut the blue (jeans) designer paper with the largest Labels 22 die and ink edges with Nautical Blue. Add image to die cut with pop dots and add blue die cut to card base with Double Dots. Make a multi-loop (I did 7 loops) bow with Cocoa Jute String and Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown with glue dots. Add button threaded with string to the bow center using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right corner.


  1. Absolutley beautiful, and the blue on the page is fantastic! That bird just pops!

  2. The blues and gold with all the texture and shapes are super pretty. Praying you have a fun day filled with love and happiness. Thank you for joining our 149th challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  3. This is just beautiful. You coloring is stunning, as usual.

  4. Oh My Goodness Kathy, this card is so lovely. I love how you colored the image and how you added in the blue designer paper for contrast. Amazing Job!

  5. This is beautiful, Kathy! I love seeing your sweet Heartfelt Creations projects, and I'm grateful to have you share them in our challenges. God has given you such talent, and a gift of encouragement. Thanks for your prayers for Audra. She's undergoing very aggressive chemo right now, and we are trusting God as He works in her life. Life has been SO busy, but I must say that I really enjoyed making my card for today's challenge at WAW. Creating with scripture is always a blessing. Hope you have a blessed week, my friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Kathy, your card is stunning, those beautiful colours, your image with that darling bird pop of the page, beautiful embossing and arrangement.
    hugs pam

  7. Stunning Kathy!! Love your coloring.

  8. This is such a beautiful card and i love the sunflowers. I think i might have to get this set too ;) Thank you for sharing it with us on the RRR Blog Challenge this month ...

  9. This card is so stunning in it's simplicity and elegance, Kathy! I love the delicate coloring and perfect ribbon! Always a treat to visit your lovely blog! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  10. Beautiful, love the coloring, dimension you brought to it, and the twine is a great touch!

  11. lovely card, that little bird looks so realistic.

  12. Love the pretty flowers!

    Thanks for playing at RRR! Hope to see you at our next challenge!


  13. Kathy, I can almost feel the soft breeze blowing through this gorgeous sunflower patch! I have never seen such gorgeous coloring in my life! What a magnificent card!

  14. Stunning card Kathy. Impeccable coloring of the image. The papers are beautiful and well chosen for this card. The bow is perfect on this card. - Jim


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