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, July 6, 2016

Mulberry Orchid Bouquet

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with another card using the Botanic Orchid Collection of stamps and matching dies! This time I'm using the beautiful Botanic Window Die with the orchids and hummingbirds!

There are different ways you can use the window die, I opted to just use the outside of it so I could put the sentiment in the middle.

The flowers and hummingbirds are all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then cut with their matching dies.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a sneak peek of the new Christmas collection, Celebrate the Season, being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #238-239 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Mulberry Orchid Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling
HCPC 3743 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3742 - Regal Hummingbird Cling
HCD1 7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCD1 7102 - Regal Hummingbird Die
HCD1-7100 - Botanic Window Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Peacock Blue

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/4" x 6". Cut White cardstock two times 4 3/4" x 6", score at 1/8" on short side of one sheet, add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Die cut Botanic Window Die with white cardstock creating an open window as pictured and set aside.

Stamp orchid bouquet, hummingbirds and orchid accent on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all images with matching dies. Arrange window, flowers and birds as desired to get an idea of where to stamp sentiment on card base. Stamp sentiment on base and then adhere all other elements using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue. Add Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls around Botanic Window die.


  1. Kathy,
    your card is soooo pretty. I just love the coloring and touches of sparkle. The pearls add the perfect finish. Very nicely done! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  2. Your cards are always so pretty but I really love reading your post, and I do every time. This is so lovely. Thank you for taking time to share your creation with us in the #238-# 239 Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  3. Hello, I adore the colors you've chosen and that window die is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lovely card. I love how you used the outer frame of the Botanic Widow tie. It left room for your sentiment! Beautiful
    Hugs, Marie


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