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 26, 2017

So Special Tropical Toucan

Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another card made with the Tropical Paradise Collection, this time using the beautiful toucan image from the Tropical Parrots Set.

I colored the toucan image with pencils and mineral spirits, so much fun coloring! After coloring it I cut it with the matching die and popped it onto the white mat that was embossed with a folder and a sentiment stamped on the bottom.

Here is a little close up of the image for you.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #280-281

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!



So Tropical Parrot

HCPC 3784 - Tropical Parrots Set
HCD1 7138 - Tropical Parrots Die
HCPC 3354 - Classic Message Set
68770 - Scor-Pal

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Butter Churn (Coordinations), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Peacock Alley & Mimosa Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Triad Leaves EF, adhesive pearls, Prismacolor Pencils: Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod, Black, Prussian Green, Aquamarine, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Scor-Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps

Instructions: Card measures 5 11/16" x 4 7/16". Cut Mimosa cardstock 5 11/16" x 4 7/16" twice. Score one sheet on short side at 1/4", place Scor-Tape about score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut Tempting Turquoise cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhere to base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white cardstock 5 5/16" x 4 1/16", stamp sentiment on bottom right and emboss with folder above sentiment. Add Peacock Alley Seam Binding above sentiment and secure on back. Add to mats with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp toucan image from Tropical Parrots Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching Tropical Parrots Die. Adhere as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make 3 loop mini bow with Mimosa Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls as shown.


  1. love your coloring and that embossed background just makes it pop.

  2. Hi Kathy, This is just gorgeous! I hope it goes in a frame!! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT


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