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!

Kathy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christmas Blessings Covered Notepad


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for more Heartfelt Creations' inspiration using their new Winter's Eve Collection!

This week I have a fun and simple project you can make for gift giving at Christmastime.



You can click on the image to get a better close-up view if you like.

The pink papers are from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection.  I used them for the mats and also to make the flowers.  The flowers were done with white embossing powder and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Behind the flowers is the beautiful decorative die from the Window Box Elements Die Set.

Here's a little closeup of the flowers.





Here's a view of the inside of the pad.





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

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #296-297 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Christmas Blessings Covered Notepad

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3796 - Winter's Eve Set
HCPC 3745 - Ornate Sleigh Set
HCPC 3747 - Celebrate the Season Set
HCD1-7150 - Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-7106 - Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-7104 - Ornate Sleigh & Presents Die
HCDP1-281 - Winter's Eve Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Recollections White; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Xyron Machine, pop dots, Scor-Tape, 2 1/2" x 8" White Notepads (Papertrey Ink), Large Oval Punch (Stampin Up), edge distressor, White Embossing Powder (Stampin Up)

Instructions: Covered notepad measures 2 5/8" x 8 1/4". Follow the instructions found here on Split Coast Stampers with the exception of the 2 pieces of pattern paper used to cover the front and inside of pad, I cut mine 2 3/8" x 8" instead. I used the pink designer paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection for these pieces, the piece to cover the top of the notepad and for the flowers. Distress the 2 mats before adhering to the front and inside covers.

To decorate the front cover, die cut the decorative die from the Window Box Elements Die Set using white cardstock. Run it through the Xyron Machine and adhere as pictured. Using VersaMark Ink on the pink designer paper, stamp the small flowers and leaves from the Ornate Sleigh Set twice and the large flowers and leaves from the Celebrate the Season Set twice, then heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with the match dies from Celebrate the Season and Ornate Sleigh & Presents Dies. Shape the flowers and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, glue the flowers and leaves together and then glue the 2 larger flowers and 1 smaller flower to the pad as pictured.

Stamp the sentiment from the Winter's Eve Set on white cardstock with Onyx Black Ink and use the Large Oval Punch to cut it. Add to the pad using pop dots. Glue the remaining smaller flower as pictured. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and leaves as desired.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Angel Tree


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release for August!  This month we have another Christmas Collection called the Winter's Eve Collection.

Here is my first card for this new collection!




I love the little angel and tree scene.  I colored it with pencils and mineral spirits and popped in inside the window cut with the window die.  I added a window over it also colored with pencils and cut with it's matching die.  The beautiful medallions around the window are from the Window Box Elements Die set. I cut the larger one and added it on each side of the window.  You can see complete instructions for this at the end of my post if you would like them.

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 challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #294-295 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Angel Tree

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3794 - Window Frame Set
HCPC 3795 - Window Box Fillers Set
HCPC 3796 - Winter's Eve Set
HCD1-7148 - Window Frame Die
HCD1-7149 - Window Box Fillers Die
HCD1-7150 - Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1-281 - Winter's Eve Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, aqua; Inks: Onyx Black VersaFine, Quick Quotes Blue Lagoon; Accessories: Spellbinders Large Labels, Bow-Easy Tool, Peacock Seam Binding, Clear Wink of Stella, Xyron Machine, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, pop dots, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Metallic Silver, Black, Crimson Red, Prussian Green, Light Umber, Chocolate, Espresso, Cloud Blue, Sky Blue Light, Peacock Blue, Deco Pink, Mulberry, Pink Rose, Pink Cream, Light Peach

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 11" x 4 1/4", score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut pink designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Die cut center of card front and pink mat with window die from the Window Frame Die. Adhere pink mat to card front.
Stamp angel and tree image from Winter's Eve Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with Large Labels Die. Add image behind window (inside of card) using thin pieces of SMT.
Die cut medallions from Window Box Elements Die with white. Cut larger medallion in half. Run all 3 pieces through the Xyron Machine and add as pictured around window opening.
Stamp window from Window Frame Set and flowers from Window Box Fillers Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies from Window Frame Die and Window Box Fillers Die Sets. Glue outside of window over window opening. Add window pane over opening using SMT. Die cut small medallion from Window Box Elements Die using aqua cardstock, ink edges with Blue Lagoon and glue on bottom of window as shown. Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue in window.
Die cut sentiment from Winter's Eve Designer Paper using Luggage and Tags Die Set, ink edges with Blue Lagoon and add as pictured using glue and a glue dot. Make a 3-loop bow with Peacock Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add half back pearl to bow center. Add Clear Wink of Stella to flowers.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Owl of Us Tree


Happy Wednesday!

This week I have a card for you using the Sugar Hollow Collection!  This is such a cute collection of owls and I love this little tree!





The tree and owl were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies.  The white card mat behind them were partially embossed with the Wire Fence Embossing Folder and the sentiment was stamped on the un-embossed portion.  Another fairly simple card to make!

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 challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #294-295 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Owl of Us Tree

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3719 - Sugar Hollow Tree Cling
HCPC 3718 - Sugar Hollow Bungalow Cling
HCD1-785 - Sugar Hollow Tree Die
HCD1-786 - Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die
Stamp Mat Pad
Scor-Pal

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Coordinations Hawaiian Orchid; Inks: Onyx Black VersaFine; Accessories: Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Pebbles Chalks blue & pink, half pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, twine, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Umber, Espresso, French Greys 30, 50, 90%, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Olive Green, Black

Instructions: Card measures 4" x 4 3/4". Cut Hawaiian Orchid cardstock 9 1/2" x 4", score at 4 3/4" and fold to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4 9/16" x 3 13/16", emboss all but the bottom 3/4" of piece and stamp sentiment from Sugar Hollow Tree Cling in un-embossed area. Wrap twine around as pictured and secure on back. Add to card with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp family tree from Sugar Hollow Tree Set and owl from Sugar Hollow Bungalow Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps, then die cut with matching dies from Sugar Hollow Tree Die and Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die Sets. Add tree and owl as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Add Clear Wink of Stella to flowers.

Make a multi-loop bow with twine and Bow-Easy Tool. Add to tree trunk using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls as shown.