Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bella Rose Cards

 Stamps - Classic Bella Rose by Heartfelt Creations, Through the Trees by Papertrey
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - SU Corner Rounder, Copic Markers, Bella Rose Dies by Heartfelt Creations and Spellbinders


 Stamps - Bella Rose Heart by Heartfelt Creations
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Fountain Pen and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Real Red by Stampin' Up
Other - Doodlebug Jewel, May Arts Natural String, SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals, Glossy Accents by Ranger, Prismacolor Color Pencils

Happy Thursday!

Today I am posting a couple of cards that I had made for Heartfelt Creations DT call. I had applied by email at the very last minute after seeing their DT call on SCS. Before I sent the email, I had gone to take a quick look at their stamps to see if I was interested because I was not aware of the company. I really liked that they seemed to have a lot of faith based stamps so I just went for it. One of those last minute impulse moves!

I made the first round and I was sent a couple of stamps and a set of dies to make 2 cards for the final round. While waiting to hear if I would make the DT, I was contacted by two other companies... asking me to join their DT! So... I had to bail out before the DT was announced but the owner was super nice and understanding so I wanted to make sure to tell you about them. You can check out their stamps HERE.

Speaking of... I prayed a long time ago asking God to show me if He wanted me to stay in this biz because of all the guilt I was feeling about the energy and time I spend. I also specifically asked at the time for Him to show me if He wanted me to be any design teams... that I would be asked. That sounds conceited a little bit but I assure you... I don't have a conceited bone in my body... maybe several mean ones ... but no conceited ones! Anyway... He continues to answer my prayer and His timing is always perfect.

All of that to say... I took what I had asked God to do.. into my own hands. I almost got myself into a position of ... if I made the team.. having to turn around and ask to be off of it.. which I would not want to do. OR... not be able to accept a DT position with the company that I haven't announced yet.

God wants only the best for me and this was just another lesson to me that HE is in control! He knows my heart and what my goals are. Those goals have changed over time and I know it is a result of God changing my heart to make His will... my goals. And I am more than good with that!

Peace and Love!

9 comments:

Annette said...

beautiful cards.. I love them both but the second one really just stands out at me... I love the heart border and that sentiment is awesome...

Chunyuan said...

both cards are beautiful.

Brenda said...

I love thse Kelley! The crisp and clean lines of the first and the more vintage look of the second with that very profound sentiment! Good luck in all that you pursue!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous and absolutely beautiful cards. Glad that God lets you know what he wants for you in life, I wish I had enough faith in myself and Him to get in that position too.

Hussena said...

Beautiful Cards...Love the Simplicity and the Elegance of it!!!

Renee said...

I am glad this is HIS plan for you, your cards are so inspiring and I love seeing your work around the net :) These cards are so beautiful, love the HC stamps!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Kelley fabulous ideas how to use the same stamp two ways!

Lindsay said...

These cards are gorgeous Kelley! I love them!

~Tammy~ said...

These are beautiful creations and I have never heard of them either! The owner of the company sounds wonderful!