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, August 31, 2016

Snowman Waving Hello

Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another Christmas/Winter card for you using the Snow Kissed Collection from Heartfelt Creations! This time I'm using the other snowman image from the Frolicking Frosty Set. Last week I used the skating snowman, this week I'm using the waving snowman.

This little guy is so cute! I colored him and the ornaments with pencils and mineral spirits. The image was stamped twice so I could add a second snowman over the image to "pop" it over the first. There is a matching die for the snowman.

The snowflakes were stamped with Nautical Blue Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I also added a little color to some areas of the snowflakes using a Dove Blender Pen and the blue ink. These all have matching dies so you can easily cut them out and add to your card. I used foam tape to add them giving them a little depth.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to what the talented ladies have come up with for you!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #246-247 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Snowman Waving Hello

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3750 - Frolicking Frosty Cling
HCPC 3751 - Snow Kissed Flakes & Tag Cling
HCD1-7107 - Frolicking Frosty & Spruce Die
HCD1-7108  - Snow Kissed Flakes & Tag Die
HCD1-7109 - Gift Box & Mini Snow Flakes Die
Nautical Blue Memento Ink
Dove Blender Pen
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Typhoon, Coordinations Merry; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat gun, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Periwinkle, Yellow Ochre, Mineral Orange, Indanthrone Blue, Indigo Blue, Black, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Metallic Silver

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base.

Stamp waving snowman image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Color snowman completely on one image and cut with matching die. On second image,  color ornaments and outside edges of snowman. Trim image down to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Add die cut snowman over snowman on image using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Merry cardstock 3 11/16" x 4 11/16" and Typhoon cardstock 3 7/8" x 4 7/8". Glue mats and image together and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp various snowflakes with Nautical Blue and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Color some of the areas on the snowflakes with Nautical Blue Ink using the Dove Blender Pen. Die cut snowflakes with their matching dies. Add snowflakes as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Diamond Stickles to ornament tops and "snow" as desired.


  1. the red white and blue sure shines through on this card, love your coloring,

  2. How sweet is this baby - I am a lover of snowmen - thanks for dropping it off at WAW this week - check out Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas challenges - one week and one monthly - your card might fit those challenges enjoy your week!

  3. I like this HC image...really becomes the perfect focal point on your card. Snowflakes look terrific to complete this project. Well done!

  4. Hi Kathy!
    What an adorable snowman and a lovely card indeed. I hope that everything is going well for you and your family. I always enjoy seeing your amazing art. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to play along with us. It's always such a blessing to have you play along.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. First time visitor. I love your happy little snowman. He is adorable!


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