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, June 8, 2016

Botanic Orchid Collection Release

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Botanic Orchid Collection!

For my card this week, I used the Botanic Orchid Wishes and Regal Hummingbird Sets and their matching dies.

The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Love these little hummingbirds! The mats were cut from the matching designer papers.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a new video showing how she created the beautiful orchids on her cards.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #234-#235 - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Botanic Orchid Wishes

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling
HCPC 3742 - Regal Hummingbird Cling
HCD1 7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCD1 7102 - Regal Hummingbird Die
HCPC1 267 - Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Razzberry, Tahiti, Baja Blue (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, make up applicators, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Sand, Jasmine, Pale Sage, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Peacock Blue

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x  5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 9" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut pink designer paper 4 1/4" x 5 5/16" and ink edges lightly with Razzberry Chalk Ink. Cut aqua designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 1/8" and ink edges with Tahiti and Baja Blue Chalk Inks. Glue mats together and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp Botanic Orchid Wishes image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Color one image completely and the flowers only (upper left) on the second image. Stamp hummingbirds from Regal Hummingbird set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color the two birds shown. Die cut all images with matching dies. Trim Botanic Orchid Wishes image dow to 3 13/16" x 4 7/8". Add this to the mats with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add two birds and extra floral piece as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls to top right.


  1. Stunning coloring! Lovely design!

  2. I am in love with this collection! You have really embraced these stamps, papers and dies and made such a beautiful card!

  3. Kathy, I have always been a big fan of your colouring, and this is just beautiful, love the Aqua and purples together.

  4. Another beautiful card, Kathy! Your coloring is so pretty and I love the layering!

  5. Howdy Kathy! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

  6. This is stunning, Kathy. Those flowers and hummingbirds are gorgeous and you did an amazing job with them. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic talents with us. I hope that you will join us again soon. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. I love your beautiful card, Kathy! What a perfect card.
    Hugs, Marie

  8. Delightful comes to mind when I see this card. The colouring is ...perfection! Hugs


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