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, April 12, 2017

Tropical Parrot

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Tropical Paradise Collection! What a beautiful collection this is! So full of color! Here is a little write up for it:

Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!

Here is my first card with this beautiful tropical collection!

The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. The background mat is from the matching designer papers. I love how cheerful the colors are in this collection!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #161 - Flowers Theme & Ribbon/Trim
Addicted to Stamps and More #237 - Mark Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



Tropical Parrot

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3783 - Tropical Paradise Set
HCPC 3781 - Tropical Cockatoo Set
HCPC 3782 - Tropical Plumeria Set
HCDP1- 277 - Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCD1 7136 - Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1 7135 - Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1 7137 - Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut white cardstock 12" x 4 1/2", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut green designer paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection 5 13/16" x 4 5/16" and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut scalloped edge oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, stamp parrot and leaf stems from Tropical Paradise Set, leaves from Tropical Cockatoo Set and 2 small and 1 medium flower from Tropical Plumeria Set. Color all images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all with matching dies. Shape flowers and leaves with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add parrot to oval with Scotch Mounting Tape adhering upper body only. Arrange and glue down leaves on each side of the parrot's tail using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add flowers as shown and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow center and card mat.


  1. love your coloring and your flowers are divine. That bow just pops.

  2. The beautiful greens and pinks just shine on your creation! The the layout is gorgeous and that bow is to die for!

  3. Hello, Kathy!
    What a gorgeous color combination. You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing your amazing art work in our Flowers Challenge.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  4. the green, like what you did with the tail. Hugs

  5. What an elegant card Kathy and your magnificent bird is so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  6. Very pretty. I love the soft colors.

  7. Truly gorgeous card. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the very best. Nandini, DT


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