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!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunflower Flip Fold Card

Happy Friday!

It's time for Heartfelt Creations' Black Friday Release! This week they are releasing pre-made Flip Fold Albums and inserts for the albums. The inserts can also be used to make cards as I have done for my Sunflower card this week.

Here's a little close up of the flower.

A close-up of the little flower and butterfly.

Here's a view of the inside right flap open.

Here's the other side of the right flap.

The inside of the card with the tags in their pockets.

The inside with the tags outs.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week. Linda also has videos of her projects and the creative process.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday # 212 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Sunflower Flipfold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3626 - Classic Sunflower Cling
HCD1 753 - Classic Sunflower Die
HDC1 780 - Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCFP1 435-1 - Pocket and Flipfold Inserts C-Black
HCDP1 247 - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Black, More Mustard (Stampin Up), burgundy; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans Distress Inks; Accessories: Black Burlap String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Recollections Black Microbeads, black brad, make-up applicators, 1/8" Scor-Tape, glue dots, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape

Watch this video to see how to shape the Classic Sunflower.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" when closed. Use 5 1/2" x 12" black flipfold insert for card base. Decorate panels with designer papers from the Classic Sunflower Collection matting some with More Mustard and burgundy cardstock.

For card front, cut card panel (pictured) from the designer papers and ink edges with black ink. Cut burgundy cardstock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and More Mustard cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" then glue together with card panel. Add to card front with Scotch Mounting Tape. Fussy cut 2 small butterflies from papers and ink edges with black. Fussy cut large sunflower stem image from papers, ink edges with black and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Stamp sunflower image on Solar White with Black Onyx Ink. Color 1 medium and 1 small flower with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks using make-up applicators. Spritz back of flowers with water and shape using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. When dry, glue medium flower over flower image. Die cut green ticket from designer papers and die cut with matching die from the Luggage and Tags Die. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Glue small flower to ticket. Make multi-loop bow with Black Burlap String and add as shown using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Glue butterflies as pictured. Add Black Microbeads to flower centers and butterfly bodies using Art Institute Glue.

For inside of card, create 1 1/4" pocket on left side using Scor-Tape. Cut a piece of designer paper with the Ornate Borders and Pockets Die, then cut black cardstock with the top edge only of that die. Trim each piece as pictured and glue together. Insert into card pocket.

For 2" flap on right side, cut second small jean pocket from designer papers, ink edges with Faded Jeans Ink and add using Scor-Tape leaving top of pocket open. Die cut the 4 oval label tags from the designer paper using the matching die from the Luggage and Tags Die. Fasten together using a brad. Make a mini multi-loop bow and add as pictured using glue dots. Tuck label tags into pocket.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Save the Date Dress

Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the Heartfelt Creations new All Glammed Up Collection!

Cue the spotlight and roll out the red carpet because the new All Glammed Up Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! This ultra feminine compilation of glamorous flowing gowns, lavishly flower filled heels and stunning rose accents all showcased in elegant tones of reds, blacks and golds are the perfect combination for any stylish celebration and are sure to have your magnificent paper crafts taking centre stage and dominating the runway! Modern patterns and motifs mixed with eclectic and vintage style lend the perfect blend to any masterpiece whether you wish to dress your project up or down. The grand and regal footwear illustrations coupled with the complementing dies are perfect to create that specialty shaped invitation for a special bridal shower or girls night out. The wide array of sentiment stamps included in the collection are ideal to have on hand for a variety of occasions, while the gracefully detailed and lace like gown and floral sprays and accents are sure to bring that extra touch of splendor to all of your layouts, cards or altered art projects. So channel you inner fashionista, gather your finest glitters, rhinestones, ribbons and laces and join us in celebrating life's beautiful moments with this stylish, timeless and classy collection.

This week I have used the All Dressed Up Set with matching All Dressed Up Die and paired it with one of the card panels from the designer papers that I stamped a sentiment on.

The dress image is colored with pencils and mineral spirits and "popped" onto the panel. Here is a close up of the dress.

Such a pretty image! Love that dress!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a video this week showing you how to create a card shaped like a shoe and tips for using some of the new rose border dies. Make sure to stop by!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #209 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Save the Date Dress

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3704 - All Dressed Up Cling
HCPC 3707 - All Glammed Up Sentiments
HCD1-775 - All Dressed Up Die
HCDP1-260 - All Glammed Up Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Papyrus (WorldWin), black (Recollections); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks; Accessories: Rosa Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Black Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, pearls, rhinestones, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Sepia, Espresso

Instructions: Card measures 5" x 5 3/4". Cut black cardstock 10" x 5 3/4", score at 5" and fold to make card base. Cut Papyrus cardstock 4 3/4" x 5 1/2", emboss with folder, ink edges and raised embossing with Antique Linen and then lightly with Vintage Photo on edges only. Glue to card base. Cut card panel (pictured) from designer papers, stamp "Save the Date" sentiment with black ink, ink edges with black ink and glue to a black mat measuring 4" x 4 7/8". Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp dress image from All Dressed Up Cling onto Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut image with matching All Dressed Up Die and ink edges with Antique Linen and lightly with Vintage Photo Ink. Add to card as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Make 4-loop bow with Black Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using glue dots. Add button, pearls and rhinestones.