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, October 26, 2016

Lavender Roses Anniversary Frame Card

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! We are also doing a cross promotion with Creative Embellishments today featuring their amazing line of chipboard!

For my card I'm using the beautiful Classic Rose and Blushing Rose Collections along with a Fancy Oval Frame Chipboard from Creative Embellishments.

The flowers were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. They were colored with chalk inks using make-up applicators and die cut with their matching dies.

The chipboard frame was painted with acrylic paint twice and then coated with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.

Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has sneak peek of the next collection being released on November 9th!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #254-255
Just Keep on Creating - October - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - #217 - Make Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Lavender Roses Anniversary Frame

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3752 - Classic Rose Cling
HCPC 3753 - Classic Vines Cling
HCPC 3758 - Encourage You Cling
HCD1-7110 - Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 - Classic Rose Vines Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Natural White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, Purple Hydrangea, Tea Leaves, (VersaMagic); Accessories: lace trim, Scor-Tape, Creative Embellishments Fancy Oval Frame, off-white acrylic paint, brush, make-up applicators, Diamond Stickles, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Scotch Mounting Tape, heat gun

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut Natural White 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Stamp sentiment with black ink on bottom right. Cut mat measuring 4 1/4" x 4 1/16", emboss with folder and add lace to bottom as shown using Scor-Tape. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Paint chipboard frame with acrylic paint using brush two times, drying between coats. Once dry, cover frame with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Glue frame to card as pictured.

On Natural White with VersaMark, stamp the 6-flower image from Classic Rose Cling and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel applying heat from underneath. Also, stamp large leaf vine from Classic Vines Cling two times in same way. Color flowers with Purple Hydrangea and leaves with Tea Leaves using make-up applicators following this tutorial. ( (For the second leaf vine, you only need to color the 3-leaf portion on the bottom left.) Shape flowers and leaves with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add as pictured. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Add Diamond Stickles to flower petal edges and frame as desired. Add adhesive pearls.


  1. Love how you have done the frame ,beautiful flowers x

  2. Another gorgeous card. You are so talented. Continued success.

  3. What a gorgeous card and your beautiful flowers are so lifelike!
    Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

  4. WOW this card is simply amazing, i love the beautiful flowers and all the lovely details, so much dimension in this card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kathy. I'm so glad you shared this with us at ATSM.


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