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, July 12, 2017

Cardinal Berry Christmas


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new collection from Heartfelt Creations! This time we have a Christmas collection for you called the Festive Holly Collection!

I LOVE cardinals so of course my first card is made with one of the beautiful cardinal images from the collection!




It's hard to see in the photo, but I love how the coloring came out on the image. I added white glue and white glitter to the "snow" on the branches which looks really pretty, but it's hard to see in the photo.

The red die cut is from the Festive Holiday Die. This is actually two pieces cut and glued together. This die is beautiful and will have lots of use I'm sure.

The background mat is designer paper from the collection. This is my favorite print from the paper!

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 #290-291 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Cardinal Berry Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3793 - Holly Berry Jingle Set
HCPC 3792 - Festive Holiday Set
HCD1-7147 - Holly Berry Jingle Die
HCD1-7146 - Festive Holly Die
HCDP1 - 280 - Festive Holiday Paper Collection
Designer Dries White Glue
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper, Patch; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, red ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, Tuscan Red, Black, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Sand, Jasmine

Instructions: Card measures 4 5/8" x 5 5/8". Cut Patch cardstock 11 1/4" x 4 5/8", score at 5 5/8" and fold to make card base. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 4 7/16" x 5 7/16", cut small print from designer paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" and glue pieces together. Die cut medallion from Festive Holly Die using Ruby Slipper cardstock twice. Glue together to form an oval and glue to card as pictured. Wrap ribbon around mats and secure on back. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp cardinal image from Holly Berry Jingle Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps, then die cut with matching die from Holly Berry Jingle Die Set. Apply Designer Dries White Glue to "snow" on image and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter. Let dry.

Die cut Large Oval shape with white cardstock and stamp sentiment as pictured. Add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add cardinal image to oval with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make 3-loop bow with red ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Italiana Riviera Tile Coasters


Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Forth of July yesterday! We had a great time with family and friends!

Today I have a simple gift you can make using tiles from the home improvement store and stamps and inks.






These are a set of four tiles that I simply tied ribbon around and added a tag for gift giving. Here you can see how the tile looks. I did each with the same image.




For the back of the tiles I used cork backing which you can see here.






I've made a bunch of these in the past for gifts and also made single tiles with gift packaging to sell at crafts fairs. You can see previous posts for these here and here.

I hope these give you a little inspiration for gift ideas. This image is perfect for giving to a friend for a house warming gift.

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 #290-291 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Italiana Riviera Tile Coasters

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCDP1-259 - Italiaan Riviera Paper Collection
HCD1-745 - Luggage and Tags Die

Other Products: Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Olive Green, Royal Purple, Saddle Brown; Accessories: purple sheer ribbon, natural twine, sand paper, 4 Tumbled Marble 4" x 4" Noce Tiles (Home Depot), make up applicators, cork Con-Tact self-adhesive, Staz-On cleaner, steel ruler, cutting mat, paper towels, craft knife

Instructions: Sand rough edges of tiles, clean off dust with water, wipe dry and let dry overnight. Stamp sentiment from Italiana Riviera Set on top of each tile and Italiana Grape Cluster image on bottom using Jet Black Staz-On Ink. (Note: Apply reinker to ink pad before stamping to make sure ink pad is very juicy when stamping.) Let tiles dry overnight or heat set well with a heat gun.

Using Staz-On inks and make-up applicators, dab colors on tiles to color images. I use paper towels to dab off excess ink before applying to tile and then go back and add more color to shadows. After coloring is completed, bake tiles at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Let tiles cool.

Cut cork sheet into 3 5/8" squares using cutting mat, metal ruler and craft knife. Adhere cork squares to backs of tiles.

Create these in a group of 4 for gift giving. Cut a piece of sheer ribbon and tie the group of tiles together.

For the tag, die cut the pre-made label from the Italiana Riviera Paper Collection using the matching die from Luggage and Tags Die Set. Ink the edges of the tag with Saddle Brown Ink and tie to ribbon with twine.