Sunday, September 25, 2016


This card is a perfect example of new Flower Market, I had to design a card showing 

cuts and stamps from this great cartridge.  The background of dots and the words came with the cartridge.  The hello, flowers and the leaf was cut with Flower Market,
The color of the year, Sea Glass was used for the base layer.



Go to my website to order your 700 image Flower Market Cartridge, Sea glass paper and glitter paper.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

pumpkin card


September Stamp of he month

.  This a card we made at class using the great stamp set.  The leaves around the words were filled in with our alcohol markers. The pumpkin was shaded with markers, also.  
S1609
Remember you can get the SOM for just $5 with a fifty dollar order.  



Friday, September 9, 2016

September Blog hop


Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars Blog hop. 

We are a group of talented crafters who love to stamp and scrapbook.  You and I are in for a treat, there is so much to show you that is new.  

This month I will be showing you a card that we are making on Saturday at our Annual Christmas card/crop Extravaganza.  Check back for the rest of the cards from that day.  

I used cranberry and N England Ivy for the base.  The mailbox was cut from the NEW Cricut City Sidewalks Digital Collection.  Z4017  It has 30 images.  
 Perfectly Pine A119 was used for the pine spring and words are from Very Merry D1694.  I used black and brown marker for the post and inside of the mailbox.  



Here is a close up of the mailbox.  




Now hop over to my dear friend Betty's blog and see what she has been creating. 
Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

Stephanie Brown             Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Joyful Stars blog hop


Welcome to Joyful Stars August blog hop. Your in for a treat! 
You will get a look at some new products and probably some 
products that are about to retire at the end of this month. 

I would like to share with you lots of artwork.  I just couldn't decide.  The first one is a layout that I made for my Layout class that meets once a month.  I used the Magical paper and the Cricut.
Summer days is from the NEW Flower Market Close to my Heart Cricut collection.  The Ferris Wheel is from Artiste cartridge which will be retiring.  The stamp set is called Amusement park. You can't see it in the picture but I used Z3293 Shimmer brush on the top of the coaster.  


 The cards below are made with the New Flower Market Cricut cartridge Z3285.
New papers, new cuts and new stamps.

The card was cut at 5 1/2" and the center of the flower was stamped with the new background stamp.  The leaves should be stamped with another background stamp.  I will do that tonight with my class.  


The stamp set used here is from the stamps that come with the Cricut cartridge






Now hop over to my dear friend Betty's blog and see what she has been creating. 
Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Annual Christmas Cardmaking/Crop Fundraiser



   Sign up for the  Annual 
        Christmas Card Extravaganza 
              Saturday, September 10, 2016
                Good Shepherd Church in Boyertown, Pa 19505




Saturday, July 9, 2016

July Joyful Stars blog hop

 photo JoyfulStarsBlogHopBadge3_zpsa824a544.jpgWelcome to the monthly Joyful Stars blog hop. We're so glad you and join us for our monthly blog.  Please follow us every month on the 10th and get inspired by all the great artwork we are creating. Don't miss next month when we can share what's new in our 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I'm busy working on NEW products and it was really hard for me not to show you.
The catalog goes live on August 1st with our NEW Holiday Expressions going live September 1st. You are in for a treat.  I hope this blog inspires you to create and share your paper crafting with others.

My post for this month is what I made for my team that went to convention in Florida, Disney.
 With the french fry pattern from Art Philosophy, I made Mickey mouse pants to hold snacks.  Buttons and suspenders were added.  I used Design studio to make everything the right size and length.  Glitter was added to the buttons.

On the photo above I added a bookmark and a laminated name tag that Krista made for me. The bookmark, name tag and gift bag  was made using Magical paper X7209B  soon to be retired.


Enjoy the blog, here is a list of this month's blogger, so hop over to a very talented Andrea's blog and see what she has to share, keep hopping until you get back here.  

Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Helen Gullett                       www.helengullett.com

Marie Flayer                          njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

Stephanie Brown                Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Double pleated card



Today we made a double pleated card, well actually we made 2.  Everyone got real creative and there was no stopping them.  We used La Vie Rose paper that has a black print on one side and a roses on the other.  The directions for this card are as follows:

Start with a 5x10" pc of background texture paper.  Score it on the long side at 1".....1/2" repeat all the way across. So you will have some 1" sections and some 1/2" sections.  Mark the short end at 2" and 3" with a pencil.  At the center 1" section put pencil marks there also, on either side of the score lines.  Make a diagonal cut from the 2" mark to the first mark on the long side. Do the same on the other side starting at the 3" mark.
Turn it to the other side and do the same.  Your paper will taper out from the 1"center to a 1" edge.  Fold accordian style, look at the examples, some are solid on the top and others are open.  There is no right or wrong just place it however you please.  You can even cut it in half and use it on 2 cards.  We mounted the pleated piece on a 4x5 1/4" cardstock.  



Any questions just use the email on the top of this blog and I will help you. Go to my Website to order.
Have a blessed day!
Ps. Check back on the 10th to enjoy the blog hop........................................

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

June blog hop

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop.......Every month we share what we have been working on and the great Close To My Heart products we carry and love using.  Simply look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and hop to the next blog and enjoy the great ideas.  We hope to inspire you to create.

This month I would like to share with you........................ My Hawaiian Hibiscus card.  B1527 Pg 31 in the Seasonal Expressions.  I used a pop up card fold for this card.  Start with a base of 5 1/2x 8 and score at 2,3, 5,6"
The striped side pieces are 1 3/4x 5 and the circle cut with Art Philosophy at 3 1/4" white and 3 1/2" red.  Red shimmer trim was added top and bottom.  I water colored the center with blue and colored the flowers with markers and water color. 
It's always nice to stamp the envelope to match the card.  

Now hop to my friend Debi (she's always creating great stuff) 


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                         thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Nancy Brown                    creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Stephanie Huber                    lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Retiring items

Check out the 2016 RETIRING LIST and make SURE to spread the word to your friends!!! These items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!
With all the goodies on this list, it makes me even MORE EXCITED to see what CTMH has up their sleeves at Convention - Wahoo!  Bring on new products!!! 
Some of my FAVORITES that will be leaving us  ...
Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridges,    if you don't have all 5 cartridges, you can get them while supplies last!!!!
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3 border punches   scallop, triangle and chevron....... embossing folders....., shimmer trim purples, teal pink bronze blue. .........Thick twine.... Rolling tote.....mini albums

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

JUNE SPECIAL

Check out my June classes under calendar tab, Thursday classes!





Flash Sale

June Constant Campaign

campaign thumbnailNews flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check your Online Business Address (OBA) each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!
Dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Check out the 2016 RETIRING LIST and make SURE to spread the word to your customers!!! These items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!
With all the goodies on this list, it makes me even MORE EXCITED to see what CTMH has up their sleeves at Convention - Wahoo!  Bring on new products!!! 
Some of my FAVORITES that will be leaving us  ...
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Monday, May 9, 2016

May blog hop

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Welcome to the May Joyful Stars blog hop.  We just released a NEW Seasonal Expressions and we would like to share some new products and some products from our annual catalog.  So hop from one blog to the next, just look for the link at the bottom of each post and click on it.  



This month I would like to share with you  Carnival fun and carnival fun thin cuts.  This cute set can be found on page 21 of Seasonal Expressions May-August.  This set would make great party invitations or just a fun birthday card.  I made this card with an opening flap.  So you would make a card base and cut another piece 2 1/2" x 6".  I scored the 6" length  1/2" from the end.  That 1/2" pc gets glued onto the back or behind the striped pc of background texture paper.  All the shapes are cut with the thin cuts and stamped with colors you desire.  Liquid glass is fun to use on the snow cone, pretzel, ice cream and the mustard of the corndog.



3-D foam tape can be used to pop some of the shapes.  I hope this gets your imagination racing with all the possibilities.

Now hop over the Marie's blog and see what she has been stamping. 



Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                         thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com



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Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Seasonal Expressions

Starting May 1 the NEW Seasonal Expressions.....Go to Joyce.ctmh.com and view all the new products and ideas.
You will love the 3 new paper packs and the stamps and matching thin cuts.

Really want to see all the new stuff .....come out to our Annual Spring Fling
this Sat at Barto Fire Co.
Limited spots left, so contact me asap.  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April Blog hop

 photo JoyfulStarsBlogHopBadge3_zpsa824a544.jpgWelcome to Joyful Stars blog hop
Enjoy all the creative ideas we have to share with you and  our hope is that we inspire you to create. So click on the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and hop from blog to blog until you get back to me. 

This month I would like to share with you..... Magic cards.  I must admit they are not the easiest cards to make, but I sure like the results. The Flamingo card is a SNEAK
preview to the next Expressions that will be available in May.  
Card closed

pull up the tab and see the magic

See the pretty pink flamingo

This card is featuring the April Stamp of the month
Here is the card closed I used Regatta paper and zip strip only available to the end of this month.
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opening up the card, I like the words in the empty spot, on the flamingo card I should put "Tickled pink" 

Here is the camera with color.
Directions for these card can be found of You Tube under magic card   

Now hop over and see what Marie has created and be inspired.  

Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                       njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Debi B                                    thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

 Nancy Brown                     creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Yvonne Barbosa                      justpaperandbling.blogspot.com 

 Stephanie Huber                lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

 Lori Meadows                    craftymeadows.blogspot.com

 Helen Gullett                         helengullett.com 

 Donna Ackley Long           hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Crystal Davis                     craftingwithcrystal.blogspot.com



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