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!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Romantique Garden Release

Happy Friday!

Lots going on today at Heartfelt Creations! First, today is the release of the new Romantique Garden Collection!

Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.  A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes.  Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes.  Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty.  The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans.  Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.

Next, there are some fun Black Friday specials going on today only!  You can check them all out here on the HC Blog!

Here is my first card using this beautiful new collection!

Such a sweet image of birds and bleeding hearts!  I colored this and the flowers with pencils and mineral spirits.  The flowers are from an old Posy Patch stamp and die that go with this image perfectly.  I love that HC often designs their new products to go with older ones!  The leaves and corner flourish are from the Cut Mat Create Collection, I love both of these under the flowers.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog today to see the gorgeous collection of projects by the designers this week along with some fun Black Friday specials to indulge in if you choose!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #160 - Anything Goes.



Love Bird Hangout

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3639 - Love Bird Hangout PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 - Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD 752 - Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD 701 - Posy Patch Die
HCDP1 - Romantique Garden 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), Crushed Olive Distressed, Sunrise Orchid (Coredinations), Ballet Blue (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Bow-Easy Tool, ribbon, button, embroidery floss, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Blue Violet Lake, Imperial Violet, Violet Blue, Cream, Jasmine, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Pink Rose, Magenta, Mahogany Red, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Black.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 5 1/2" square. Cut the following mats: Sunrise Orchid measuring 5 1/4" square, Ballet Blue 5" square and green designer paper 4 3/4" square. Cut center of green designer paper mat with Large Rounded Square from HCD 751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die to create a 'frame'. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink and set aside. Glue blue and pink mats together and add to card base with Double Dots.

Stamp Love Bird Hangout image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Trim to fit behind green designer paper mat 'frame' and add to mat using pop dots. Adhere to mats on card as pictured.

Die cut 2 Lacy Corner Flourishes from Cut Mat Create 2B Die and add to 'frame' corners as pictured. Using Crushed Olive card stock, die cut 1 Small Vine using Cut Mat Create 1B Die and 1 Small Leaf using Cut Mat Create 2A Die. Glue over corner flourishes as pictured. Stamp Posy Patch Flowers on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink using 2 smallest, 2 next size up and 1 next size up. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with matching Posy Patch Die.  Spritz back of flowers lightly with water then shape with mat and tool kit. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Once dry, add to corners as shown using AIG. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers on image. Make 3-loop bow with ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool and add to card as pictured using glue dots. Thread yellow floss in button and add to bow center with glue dots.


  1. Hi Kathy, love the blue used, great with the love bird hangout image.The posy patch flowers finishes wonderfully.

  2. Kathy, you have an amazing way of colouring! Your attention to colour tones is fabulous! I love this!

  3. Love this royal blue color. So pretty card.

  4. Yes this is a sweet image and beautiful card.

  5. Hi Kathy, beautiful stamp, love the colours you have used, the touch of pink really makes the design pop..
    hugs pam

  6. I'm in love with the blue color pallet you went with. Gorgeous bow to finish it off! Hugs, Anne

  7. The blues and pink, bow, birds, blessing heart, forget-me-nots, beautiful corners look amazing against the green DP background. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday today. We appreciate your faithfulness.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

  8. Kathy, the blue color on this card is stunning! The colors are so vivid and your coloring is perfect! Just beautiful!

  9. I love the bright colors on your card!

  10. So pretty! I like the sweet bird image...Lovely coloring!


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