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, November 5, 2014

Thinking About You - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

It's that time of the week when I get to show you a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a pretty "thinking of you" card using some Majestic Morning flowers and Burst of Splendor leaves.

I love the look of these images embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and colored with chalk inks and make up applicators.  Such a soft pretty look that's easy to do!  Love the Mini Prills in the flower centers too!  Here's a little close up of the flowers for you.  (You can also click on the photos for a closer view.)

The pretty bow is made with fibers leftover from my days as a weaver.  I still have the loom and tons of fibers that I like to add to my projects sometimes.  I'm not sure if I'll ever get back into weaving as it's really hard on my back, but I don't want to part with my beautiful loom and my large stash of fibers!

For my card base, I used my new borders die that I've been wanting for ages, Spellbinder's A2 Bracket Borders One.  I love the look of it as a border, so pretty!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  The new designers projects are just beautiful!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #157 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #126 - Cut It Out

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Thinking About You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3578 - Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Baby Pink (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark Watermark, Spanish Olive, Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic)
Accessories: heat tool, Bow-Easy, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), fibers (my stash), adhesive pearls (Recollections), make up applicators, Aleene's Fast Grab Glue, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One.

Instructions: Cut Baby Pink card stock 5 1/2" x 8 3/4". Die cut short side with A2 Bracket Borders One and then trim to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4" and fold to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. Cut Natural White card stock 4 1/4" x 5 3/8". Die cut long side with A2 Bracket Borders One using 2 dies together to create border as pictured. Trim down to 3 7/8" x 5 3/8". Stamp Heartfelt Expressions sentiment with Onyx Black Ink on mat as pictured. Add to card base with pop dots.

Stamp Majestic Morning Background on Natural White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Do the same with the Open Leaf Set using 2 of the 5-leaf and 1 of the 8-leaf images. Color the flowers with chalk inks (I used Perfect Plumeria and then Spanish Olive on one small flower) to create 3 separate flowers in varying sizes. Die cut with Majestic Blooms Die, spritz lightly on back with water and then shape with mat and tool kit. Die cut stems with Classic Leaf Die, color with Spanish Olive Ink and shape with fingers as desired. Arrange leaves and the 2 larger flowers as shown and glue down with Art Institute Glue. Make multi-loop bow with fibers and bow tool and glue over leaves using Aleene's Fast Grab Glue. Add third smaller flower to bow center using Aleene's Fast Grab Glue. Add Tu-Tu Pink Prills to pink flowers and Minnie Pearls to green flower using Art Institute Glue. Add 2 adhesive pearls to top right.


  1. Congratulations on making the design team. This card is so delicate and gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations. :)

  2. You knocked this one out of the park, gorgeous!!!!!

  3. Kathy, this card is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your creation with us. Pat x

  4. Wow Kathy!!!! What an amazing card. Those flowers and the colors you chose are just soooo beautiful.

  5. Kathy, this is just beautiful. I love the way you colored your flowers.

  6. hi Kathy, stunning creation, your flowers are so beautiful, love the delicate colours and perfect layout.
    hugs pam

  7. Gorgeous card with a beautiful die cut edge and fabulous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  8. beautiful and stunning..just love those flowers

  9. Kathy, this card is amazing...completely wow! Looking forward to seeing more of your work, as well as working with you on the Heartfelt Creations DT!

  10. This is one of the loveliest and most beautiful cards I have ever seen! The pink flowers and the border gorgeously complement each other.

  11. Oh Wow your flowers are just amazing and I do love that border too, really dresses up the card!

  12. Reading your heading from Philippians 4:4-7 tonight was like a salve to my heart after having a really tough day and feeling I'm at rock bottom.
    Thank you so much and also for sharing your beautiful creations. May God bless you!

  13. wow!!! What a gorgeous card, and those flowers are amazing.

  14. This is absolutely stunning! Love the flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  15. Your flowers are beyond stunning! This is so special. I am so happy to be able to join you on the HC team! I am over the moon about it!

  16. Oh my heart, Kathy. If this isn't the sweetest card I've ever seen, I don't know what could be sweeter. How completely lovely! That's one I WOULD FRAME! LOVE it. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday


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