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, September 14, 2016

Pink Classic Rose Thank You

Happy Wednesday!

It's that time of the month for Heartfelt Creations' new collection to be released! This month we have the Classic Rose Collection! I LOVE roses, so this one is one of my favorites to date!

Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.

Here is my first creation with this beautiful collection!

I used the Classic Rose Cling and Classic Vines Cling Sets for the flowers and leaves creating various size flowers. These were done using Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White cardstock and coloring with chalk inks and make-up applicators. The Eyelet Oval Die was used for the scalloped edge oval and the solid center oval. I heat embossed the sentiment on the solid oval using Gold Embossing Powder and edged the oval with a Gold Leafing Pen. The background mat behind the oval is from the Classic Rose Paper Collection.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday # 246-247 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #211 - Anything Goes
Crafty Carmakers #172 - Layer It Up
Just Keep on Creating September - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by this week!



Pink Classic Rose Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3752 - Classic Rose Cling
HCPC 3753 - Classic Vines Cling
HCPC 3611 - Arianna Bird Haven Cling
HCD1-7110 - Classic Rose Die
HCD1-7111 - Classic Rose Vines Die
HCD1-776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCPC1-270 - Classic Rose Paper Collection
Minnie Pearl Prills
Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Gold Embossing Powder
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Natural White; Inks: VersaMark, Perfect Plumeria, Tea Leaves, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic); Accessories: Krylon Gold Leafing Pen, water mister, glue gun, fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, heat gun, adhesive pearls

Watch this video to learn how to create flowers in a rose shape.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White 9" x 6", score at 4 1/2" and fold crease to make card base. Using pink designer paper from the Classic Rose Paper Collection, cut to 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Using Eyelet Oval Die and Natural White, die cut Scalloped Edge and Solid Center. Glue Scalloped Edge to card base. On Solid Center, stamp sentiment from Arianna Bird Haven Set with VersaMark and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Coat outside edge of Solid Center oval with Gold Leafing Pen and add to Scalloped Edge with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp various flowers from the Classic Rose Cling, 2 sets of leaves from the Classic Rose Cling and 2 stems from the Classic Vines Cling on Natural White with VersaMark then heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel applying heat from underneath.  Color flowers with Perfect Plumeria Ink and leaves with Tea Leaves and Spanish Olive Inks using make-up applicators following this tutorial. Die cut with matching dies. Shape flowers using this video tutorial creating different size flowers as desired. Shape leaves by spritzing backs with water and using fingernails as seen in this tutorial.

Make multi-loop fiber bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using hot glue gun. Add leaves and flowers using hot glue gun arranging as pictured and clipping stems as needed to fit. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower center of single flower. Add adhesive pearls as desired on oval.