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, February 10, 2016

Sunrise Lily Bouquet

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Sunrise Lily Collection! What a gorgeous floral collection this is!

Rich and regal in appearance, along with a divine fragrant beauty and ornamental trumpet shaped blossom makes the lily flower a well known garden variety and a sure sign that spring has sprung. Heartfelt Creations invites you to prepare to welcome the season of new beginnings, fresh starts and the bursting forth of nature with the new Sunrise Lily Collection. As the title of this assemblage suggests, it is filled with the romantic hues of a beautiful sunrise or sunset...glorious shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows which also reflect the stunning color palette of the lily blossoms as they appear in the gardens themselves. Ravishing shades of greens, creams and whites bring a crispness and a breath of fresh air just as the spring season itself. Patterned papers reveal regal ornamental iron like scroll work, dainty lace elements and lovely vintage like floral details. Beautiful imagery of lily filled vases, pretty flower adorned garden hats and luscious floral bouquets grace varying sized card panels, scrapbook layouts and embellishment tags, and are replicated in five sets of delicately detailed stamp illustrations. The crowning glory to the collection itself is the dimensional lily flower that will add a touch of reality to each of your springtime creations. So, chase away those winter blues brought on by old man winter, combat spring fever by filling your creative space with a touch of splendor as you begin creating with the Sunrise Lily Collection for the upcoming spring and Easter season.

Here is my first card using the new collection.

I used the Sunrise Lily Bouquet for the vase and flower bouquet and the Sunrise Lily Wishes for the pretty floral spray on the bottom. All were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps, die cut with the matching dies and popped onto the card.

The background mat on the card is one of the card panels from the matching designer papers. I just love this paper and the beautiful colors! The images are popped onto a pink Eyelet Oval diecut with a white eyelet center and a light green designer paper for the solid center underneath it. Then I added some stickles to the images, Prills to the flower centers, some lace, a pretty silk bow, adhesive pearls and a button.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to the all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Such a talented group of ladies!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #219 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #134 - Anything Goes With Ribbon or Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Sunrise Lily Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3723 - Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3721 - Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling
HCD1-788 - Sunrise Lily Swirl Die
HCD1-789 - Sunrise Lily Bouquet Die
HCD1-776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP1-263 - Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other products:
Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), White Plum (The Paper Studio)
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Cameo Coral (Stampin Up)
Accessories: White trim, 1/4" White silk ribbon (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, adhesive pearls, button, Diamond Stickles, Scor-Tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Nectar, Chestnut, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, French Greys 10,50, 70%, Cream

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". Cut white cardstock 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" twice. Score one of these on the 5 1/4" side at 1/4". Add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere the 2 pieces together to create the card base. Cut card panel from designer paper and ink edges with Cameo Coral Ink. Add trim across card panel, secure on back and add to card base with Double Dots. Die cut Eyelet Oval Die using White Plum cardstock, ink edges lightly with Cameo Coral and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut light green designer paper using the solid center from the Eyelet Oval Die. Die cut white cardstock using the eyelet center form the Eyelet Oval Die. Glue these two pieces together and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp the flower bouquet and vase from the Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling and the flowers from the Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies. Add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add Diamond Stickles as desired over images. Make 9-loop bow with white silk ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add button to bow center using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add adhesive pearls.


  1. Beautiful, don't ya just love this collection!

  2. This is really gorgeous! Love the flower at the bottom, great design!

  3. I was waiting for your Heartfelt Creations project to show up in my inbox today. As usual you did not disappoint!

  4. Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

  5. Beautiful card. Love the new Heartfelt collection with the sunrise lily. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

  6. Your coloring is perfection! Love this card and all the lilies!!

  7. Kathy, the bow is really beautiful and the diamond pattern in the oval with the beautiful Lily adds some delicate interest to the whole layout. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  8. Hello, sweet Kathy!
    I absolutely LOVE your sweet project, and I couldn't be happier than to have you stop by and share your artistic talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenges. Please stop by again soon, and I will look forward to visiting your blog again to see your next work of art. You are always most welcome to join the fun!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Hello Kathy!
    This is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. Of course, I can't run off without also properly thanking you for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. Your participation means the world to me, and I'm always SO blessed to have you join us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Love your designs. The sunrise lily is so pretty


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