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!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Owl Always Love You

He everyone!

Just wanted to show you a card I made for my Husband for our 21st Anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Pretty clean and simple, but I thought it came out cute!

I used the Sugar Hollow Cling Set for the owls and sentiment and then die cut a second owl image using the matching Sugar Hollow Tree Die. The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. The background is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder from Stampin Up. Complete instructions are below if you would like them!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #244-245 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Owl Always Love You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3716 - Sugar Hollow Cling
HCD1-785 - Sugar Hollow Tree Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzill Quicksand; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Shimmers Chalks pink, blue, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: French Greys 30, 50, 90%, Espresso, Olive Green, Black, Deco Pink, adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut Quicksand 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", emboss with folder and glue to base.

Stamp sentiment on to white cardstock, color with pencils, trim to 1" x 3" and back with Quicksand cut to 1 3/16" x 3 3/16". Add to bottom of card with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp owl image on Solar White with Onyx Black two times. Cut one image down to 3" x 3", color outside portions of image with pencils. On second image, color completely with pencils and mineral spirits, die cut with matching die and add to first image using Scotch Mounting Tape  Back image with Quicksand cardstock cut to 3 3/16" x 3 3/16". Add to card as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape  Add adhesive pearls. Add pink chalk to right owl belly and blue chalk to left owl belly.


  1. that is so sweet, love the owls, Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy Belated Anniversary! You are reminding that I need to make a card for my hubby...Our Anniversary is next week!

  3. This is adorable, and somehow super elegant at the same time. The neutral colors are subdued and perfect for the feel of this card. Amazing job, Kathy. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday, and I wish you the best of luck in the random draw. Have an awesome week, and please join us again soon.

    P.S. I would love to have you stop by my blog any time you can, just to say hello. I hope to have you visit soon.

  4. Aww, this is precious. Love the embossing too! Thank you for blessing us with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13 which tells us, "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." Blessings always.

    JO ANN


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