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 12, 2016

Violet Blushing Rose Swirl

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new Blushing Rose Collection release from Heartfelt Creations! Here is a little more about the collection.

Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms. Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs. Lovely rose clustered embellishments featuring open blossoms, delicate rose buds and swirling foliage, along with a charming banner are handsome embellishments ideal for bringing a touch of old world charm to all of your paper crafting creations. Stunningly shaped roses in vintage yellow hues, paired with charming shades of muted blues bring greetings of Friendship, Thanks, Get Well Wishes and Thoughts of Encouragement. Simply add a touch of flower shaping, a kiss of ink, along with a sprinkling of glitter and your creations are ready to be assembled and gifted!

For my card this week I used the Blushing Rose Swirls Set for this beautiful flower image and the matching Blushing Rose Swirls Die. The image was colored with pencils and mineral spirits and popped onto a partial embossed white mat. The sentiment, stamped below the embossed area, is from the Encouraging You Set.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designer this week! What a talented bunch of ladies we have!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #252-253 - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - October - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Violet Blushing Rose Swirl

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3756 - Blushing Rose Swirls Cling
HCPC 3758 - Encourage You Cling
HCD1-7114 - Blushing Rose Swirl Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Coredinations Purple Majesty; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Parma Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Black, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Rosa embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Elderberry Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), trim (JoAnn's), adhesive pearls, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Scor-Tape

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut Purple Majesty cardstock 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" and stamp sentiment on lower right with black ink. Emboss with Rosa Embossing Folder just above sentiment. Using Scor-tape add trim above sentiment covering embossed edge and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp rose image from Blushing Rose Swirl Cling on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and minerals spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching die from Blushing Rose Swirls Die and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make a 3-loop bow with Elderberry Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls.


  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Kathy !!!

  2. This is just so beautiful! I love that gorgeous bow; it just is the icing on the cake!

  3. This is a really beautiful and elegant card, I love the flowers that stand out beautifully against the embossed background.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  4. Kathy, what an amazing card! It would certainly be a day brightener for someone who needed a boost. Very beautifully constructed.

  5. Very pretty! I love the color - It's one of my favorites!


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