Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October Blog hop

Welcome to our Monthly Blog Hop.  Every month we show what we are creating using Close To My Heart products.  We hope to inspire you, so you can recreate what we show you.  Look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and click on it and it will take you to another blog, follow that until you get back here and you did the loop.  Enjoy!!

This is what I have been working on........Never ending card. These cards are fun and you can't stop playing with them.  The card opens up to reveal the next image and so forth until you get back to the beginning. Almost like this blog.   You start with  2  6x6" pcs of paper and you score them at 1 1/2" on the left and right side. Then cut them in half, cutting through the score lines. Place the first 2pcs  side by side with the score lines going horizonal. Place the other 2 pcs directly on top with the score lines going vertical. Glue them together just at the corners. If you look at the first side below, the glue with be under the spots where the pine cone paper is.  Just on those four corners only.  Then you just start adding your decorative pieces.  I used the picture my life paper that comes in the "Tis the Season" paper pack. You get 2 sheets of this paper, so you can make 2 cards.  The only other paper I used is a small amount of red and some pine cone paper. (Side #1 & Side #4)

To see a video on the neverending card go to Joyce Houck Close to My Heart Facebook group and ask to join.

Side 1


side 2



side 3
This side is using the zip strips and the black is from the bottom of the stocking.


side 4

I made this shaker card using Grateful cardmaking C1727 page 50
Watercolor pencils, pomegranate ink, border thin cuts and shaker window and dies and gold sequins.

Now it's time to hop over to Andrea's blog to see what she is sharing.



Here is a list of bloggers in case you get lost.


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

DebBrile                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Betty Locco                      scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Joyce Gough                      joycegough.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 



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Sunday, September 30, 2018

York expo

York expo. Oct 12 & 13 

Friday and Saturday 9-5pm

Pre-orders will guarantee you get what you want with free shipping   Order by Oct 3rd.

Lots of product. Clearance table with lots of retired items at up to 50% off.

Stop by and say Hi!!!!

Looking for make and take helpers. (2 hour shifts)

    Free admission to show 
    $10 per hour in product
     Leave comment below so I can connect with           you

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September Joyful Stars Blog hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop, this is a monthly hop.  We created this hop to share creations that we think you might get inspired about.  Look for the highlighted name at the bottom of  each post and click on it to hop to the next post.  

This month is going to knock your socks off, we have all new items from our NEW Holiday Idea book.  This idea book can be yours for free, just by placing an order on your CTMH consultants webite site. 

It was so hard to pick what I wanted to share.   There are so many new things. Well I got to start somewhere.  So....., I picked the 3-D
items from the NEW Season of Joy digital Cricut cartridge.  Santa and his elves were fun to make. These can be made any size and when you pop off the head, you can put candy or money inside.
I don't have the heads glue on and they stay together.

   


Below is the village with Santa and his helpers.  There are 5 houses all together.  The Cricut scores the paper so you know just where to fold them. I glued the outside pieces with the glue pen and the inside edges with red line 2way tape.
There is much more to this cartridge, get yours today!

Now it's time to hop to Andrea's blog and be amazed at what she has to share. She has been waiting for Sept to share.







Here is a list of bloggers in case you get lost.


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

DebBrile                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Betty Locco                      scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Joyce Gough                      joycegough.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 



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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Christmas Card Day


      Close to My Heart

ANNUAL
Christmas Card Extravaganza
Sept 22, 2018

9:30 to 3:30 pm
Barto Fire Company
Barto, Pa  19504
 From Boytertown,Rt 100 North make a left at the Traffic light (new) at the Shell Gas Station
Stay on that road and turn left at the stop sign.  The Firehouse is on the left. 

Parking behind the building

Please R.S.V.P. by Sept 15 to
Joyce Houck
StampN4Joy@aol.com
call 610 367-0188
We will be creating Christmas cards using BRAND NEW products!
Lunch will be provided along with door prizes, raffles, 8+ Christmas  cards, bag and tag.
Come out for a fun day, bring along glue, scissors and any other accessories you like to use.

Cost is $30
Send cash, check or credit card info to:
Joyce Houck
513 Township line Rd
Bechtelsville, Pa 19505



Name______________________________
Phone #___________________________
Email__________________________
Extra guests___________________


Number attending______                                        ___# attending            Registration Fee    cash___  check___  CC_______________________

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August Blog Hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog hop. 

I saw this sign at Convention and I just had to make it.  It's using our wonderful Cricut cartridges.
I used "You are Hear and Flower Market to make this sign.  I measures approx 6x11.  I have the Design Space File to make the sign.  https://design.cricut.com/#/landing/user-project/102655264

It will look great on my front door.  I set up the file so I could get 2 cuts on one sheet.  You can make it smaller or larger if you want. The sunflowers are also in that file.  I cut the black twice to give the sign more body.  The background was cut with a woodgrain pattern paper.  I also cut a thin pc. of cardboard to make it sturdy. I added a butterfly using something new that's coming next month.  







Hope your enjoying the summer.  Now it's time to hop to Andrea's blog and see what she has created.  







Here is a list of bloggers in case you get lost.


Joyce Houck                          Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

DebBrile                             thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Betty Locco                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Joyce Gough                       joycegough.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 



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Monday, July 9, 2018

July blog hop

Welcome to the July Blog hop,  I hope your enjoying the summer.  I am still suffering jet lag from Convention.  If your joining us for the first time, look at the bottom of this blog for a highlighted name and click on it and you will go to the next blog.  Continue clicking and you will end up back here.  While your hopping enjoy what everyone has to share.  We really have  talented artists on this blog, so enjoy!




This month I would like to share a wiper card that I made for my Grandson's 16th birthday.  Some of the panels were from the Picture My Life cards that come with the paper pack.  Picture My Life cards make card making and scrapbooking easy.

The 16 pops up when you open the card.  If you want directions to make this card, let me know in the comments.  Thanks for stopping... 
Now it's time to hop to a shining star from Close to My Heart  Convention  Andrea  

Wait till you can see what see created for Convention. You might have to wait until she is allowed to share her work.    Excellent Job!!!!





Here is a list of all the bloggers:



Joyce Houck                          Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

DebBrile                             thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Betty Locco                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Joyce Gough                       joycegough.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

June Blog hop






Welcome to the Monthly Joyful Stars blog.  We have some great projects to share and hope to inspire you to try these out.   Simply hop from blog to blog by hitting the highlighted name at the bottom of each post.  Go all the way around until you get back to here.

This month I would like to share with you something fun, messy and amazing.  I saw this on one of my sites and just had to try it.
I will be calling it string art.

I will try to explain it without a video, just pictures.  If you need more info just contact me and I can talk you through it.


String Art Directions
What you need to get started is a piece of string, reinkers, 2 pcs of cardstock and a book or notebook.
PS.  Rubber gloves are a must.


Here are some samples of what you can make, the possibilities are endless by changing colors and arranging the string different ways.  You can actually ink up the string with different colors.


  1. Take a small lid and put string in it.  I used about 20 inches, ink up the string with re-inker.  You want the string saturated, but not dripping wet.  I usually leave a tail about 6" without ink.
  2. Get a notebook or book, that you don't care about.  Place a piece of cardstock unto the page with small pc of tape runner, place another pc of cardstock on top of the first pc and put a small pc of tape runner on top of that. Close the book. When you open the book, you should have a pc of cs on the left and one on the right of the book.
  3. Take you wet string and swirl it on the cardstock  with the tail hanging out of the book. Close the book.
  4. Put pressure on the book and pull the tail out of the book, quickly.  Peek inside and see what you created.  You will have 2 pcs of artwork.  
  5. Different affects can be obtained by the string, ink colors and the way the string is swirled.
  6. So......be prepared to make more than just 2.....it is so much fun.




Finished project  
Crystal blue ink, Ribbon from enchantment, fundamental paper from Whimsy, white dots from Black and White dots. Ribbon and dots on sale this month only. Circle from in Thin cuts stitched circles.
Sentiments from Short and Sweet  A1189


Now it's time to hop to Debi's blog and see what she has created.



Here is a list of our bloggers, come back here if you get lost.

Joyce Houck                                Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                           thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Betty Locco                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com


 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com


Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com




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Monday, June 4, 2018

Rainbow special for June


For details go to Joyce.CTMH.com   

Rainbow packs of paper this month only   $7.45   Ribbon, sparkles, pearls, etc. all at 25% off.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

New cards from Seasonal expressions 2

 This card was inspired by Krista, using the paper and stamp set from Postcard perfect.
 These Cards are from the  workshops in the new expressions using Beautiful friendship.
If you want to see this new collection go to my website. While your there check out the NEW father's day stamp set "Dad is Rad.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May blog hop





Hi Everyone, Welcome to our monthly blog hop. If this is your first time visiting, enjoy!  Look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and click on it to go to the next post.  You will see many different styles and get some great inspiration. This month we will have a new Seasonal Expressions to share, with new products.  
This month I would like to share with you our Special for the month of May and some samples of our new papers and accessories. 

Postcard perfect is the name of this paper available only this month. There are many products that go with this special.  Beautiful papers with vellum, matching cardstock, cut above layout kits and a stamp set. 




This card was designed by Stacey and it features "Fresh Air" paper and and new wooden shapes, green burlap ribbon. This would make a great birthday card or father's day card.



The new papers are:
Fresh Air
Documented
Central Park
Beautiful Friendship
This card is using our new die cut, "It's your day"Z4175 and "Central Park" paper.  We cut the die twice in black and white and colored the candles and glued them to the bottom.  We also used a new stitched circles die set to make the "0" cut eh center out with a 1/4" hole punch.  Candles were shimmered with the shimmer brush. 




This card was made by using a 10x7" piece of cardstock folded in thirds. The paper is from "Beautiful Friendship"  The stamp set is from Cardmaking Z4180 from the same paper. This stamp set comes with 3 dies to cut out the teapot, cup and tag.  I also cut a 3" doily from the Cricut and cut it in half.    This would make a great mother's day card. 



This card was made by Brittany with "Documented" paper and cardmaking stamp set pg 48. It also comes with 6 dies. Z4172


We had our Annual Spring Fling this past Saturday and the above cards are what we made and everyone got a favor with a stamp in it.  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new papers and dies. Go to your consultant to order these products. 

                           Now it's time to hop over to Betty's blog and see what inspired her. 

Here is a list of our bloggers, come back here if you get lost. 

Joyce Houck                                Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Betty Locco                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Debi Brile                           thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com


Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 

Back to Joyce                              Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Monday, April 23, 2018

Spring Fling


Close to My Heart

ANNUAL
Spring Fling
May 5, 2018

CARD MAKING                 CROP
   9:30 to 3:30 pm                                    8:30 to  4:30

Barto Fire Company, Barto, Pa  19504

Parking in the back of the building

Please R.S.V.P. by April 30 to
Joyce Houck
StampN4Joy@aol.com
call 610 367-0188
We will be creating Spring  cards using BRAND NEW products!
Lunch will be provided along with door prizes, raffles, 8+Spring  cards, bag and tag.
Come out for a fun day, bring along glue, scissors and any other accessories you like to use.
Raffle benefits  OPERATION SMILE

Cost is $30
Send cash, check or credit card info to:
Joyce Houck
513 Township line Rd
Bechtelsville, Pa 19505



Name  and number attending______________________________
Email ________________________________
Phone # _______________________________

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Fling

Spring Fling   May 5th   
               9:30 - 3:30
                   Barto Fire Company, Barto, Pa
                        Old Rt 100 near Boyertown and Bally

Hey everyone it's happening!  Come out with your friends and enjoy a day happiness, creativity, fun, good food, door prizes and fellowship.

National Scrapbooking Day featuring a special paper called......Postcard Perfect............Plus a brand new Seasonal Expressions with new products and papers........lots and lots of goodies.


Register today!   Call Joyce or email @Stampn4Joy@aol.com  610 367-0188 leave message with a call back number and number attending.

Cost is $30.00  Due by April 30th. 

Day includes:
Spring cards with all new products
Lunch and snacks
Doorprizes
Fun

PS.  April special, sign up to join my team and receive 4 Stamps of the months free.......May, June, July, Aug.   Resign for free, ask me how!!!

Monday, April 9, 2018

April blog hop





Welcome to this month's blog hop. Have fun hopping from one blog to the next, just look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and keep hopping until you get back here.

This month I am sharing a Wedding duo that has just the right words.  They are only available this month, you will find them on Page 56 Seasonal expressions #1.  Sold separately but go together so well.  New Two B1586  and  To a Special Couple B1585.




I made this into a 5x7 card and embossed it in silver on Gimme me Some Sugar designer paper.  (Doesn't show up to well.) Water colored the flowers and added some pearls.  The ribbon is from the Basic Fundamentals pg 47 in Annual catalog. The heart border is a Thin cut found on pg 96 Annual catalog.



Now it's time to hop over to the very talented Michelle and see what she has to share.


PS   Every Friday this month is a sale so go to your Consultant's website to check out the great deals.




Joyce Houck                             Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                         Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Debi Brile                                   thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                     njstampingqueen.blogspot.com


Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger                Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 

Back to Joyce                              Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com




Friday, March 9, 2018

March blog hop


Welcome to the Joyful Stars monthly blog hop.  We hope to inspire you with our creations.  I know every month I get inspired to recreate from our talented group of stampers. So, look for the highlighted name at the bottom of this post and hop to the next person and keep hopping till you get back to here.  

I just realized that our next hop in April will be after Easter. So Happy Easter everyone.

We have a wonderful Easter Stamp set that I have been working on and I hope someone in this blog features it.  I will be at the Oaks Expo this weekend and I will have it on display.

We also have a terrific sale on thin cuts this month and I choose to show you the fun thin cuts from Stargazer paper.........spaceman, rocket, telescope, stars, etc. 

 I was inspired by two people on Pinterest  The second card Vicki Wizniuk and the 4th card AJ Crafty Creations.


This card is using thin cuts to cut a hole in the card for the rocket and the spaceman is cut out over the edge of the card. You can see part of the inside of the card.  




This card was made for a gift card, I showed this card at Christmas time. When you open the card, money or a gift card pops up.


This card I took a 3" circle and daubed different colors of blue on it and splattered it with white watercolor. Love the look.





This card really shows the paper in the Stargazer pack, I did the same 3" circle, but this time I used more colors and circle stencil and some white daisy ink and some white watercolor splashes .



I hope you enjoyed going to outerspace with me.  Now it's time to hop over to my friend Betty's blog and enjoy what you see. 


Joyce Houck                             Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


Betty Locco                                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com 


 Krista Hershberger               Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com  

Debi Brile                                   thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com


Michelle Loncar                         Michelleloncar.blogspot.com






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