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 

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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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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oaks Expo

Come see this new creation on display at the
 Oaks expo

Sat 10-5  and Sund 10-3pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oak Expo


Come see me at Oaks!  Stop by for a free stamp and to say Hello!
  



Add caption
Print out this coupon and bring a friend. 

Lot of product on sale.

Looking for Make and Take helpers
Contact me for my detail.
610 367-0188  Thanks Joyce

Friday, February 9, 2018

February Blog hop


Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars blog hop!  We wish to inspire you to create, which in turn promotes relaxation and joy.  Below is a list of talented consultants and friends who love to create and share.  Look for the highlighted name at the end of each post and click on it and go to the next post.  




Since this is the month of LOVE, I wanted to share with you a box that I made with our new die-cut that not only makes the box, it comes with 2 other dies to make an oval or rectangle.

The stamp set I used is B1572 Banner Love
found in the Annual catalog on page 97


Thin cut gift card box  Z4150




I also made this card to send to my gran daughter in college.  
PS the love die is in the Going Soon! section of the  website. 



Happy Valentines Day!💘 Tell someone you love them.

Now it is time to visit my friend Betty's blog and see what see has to share. 





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


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

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com




Back to Joyce                              Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 2018 Joyful Stars Blog hop

Happy New Year!
Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars blog hop.
We have some beautiful things to show and hope to inspire you to
create.  With this new year we also have a new Seasonal catalog.
You will find it packed full of ideas. So make sure you get a copy from your consultant.
On my previous post I shared one of our new die cuts and today I would like to share a project that I gave as gifts for Christmas.
I made this one for a friend to go with her kitchen.
I was inspired by Michelle to make these, you can see her project she shared a couple of months ago. Thanks Michelle for sharing and being part of this blog.  
I cut everything with the Cricut, some of the flowers are 3-D This happens to be a 10x10" canvas, but any size would work. I bought 10 in a pack and they were very inexpensive. I added some color on the canvas to take away the stark white.  Some I did with watercolor and some I used an ink pad and wiped it across the canvas.  



Michelle's design





Now hop to my friend Krista's blog and I'm sure you love what you see. Keep hopping till you get back here, Here is a list in case you get lost.


God Bless your New Year!



Joyce Houck                             Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


 Krista Hershberger                Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com  

Betty Locco                                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                   thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                     njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                         Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 



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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Gift card holder

I made this gift card holder using our new Die cut .  Look below and see the inside and how the gift card fits perfectly inside the box.  This could be made into a purse or change and shape and it could be masculine.  
It can also open from the top or the bottom.


This is one of newest die cuts, the box is perfect for a gift card.  You get a rectangle and an oval as a bonus.
Close to my heart also has a stamp set that goes with this die.  
Happy New Year!   Go to my website and order anything and get a free Seasonal catalog.  

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec Blog hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop.....it's Christmas time and we are thrilled to share with you what we have been making.  Look for the name highlighted at the end of this blog and hop to the next blog, keep hopping until you get back to here. 

This month I would like to share some cards that I made using our New Cricut cartridge "You are Here"  I cut the deer on the first 2 cards at 4" and 3" in white cardstock.  The Merry Christmas is a single stamp M1184.  This is only available until the end of the month.  

The last card was made with Cricut and thin cuts  D1730 Beary Christmas
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Now hop over to Krista's blog and see what see has been working on.      
Joyce Houck                             Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


 Krista Hershberger                Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com  

Betty Locco                                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman                   girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                  thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                    njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                           Michelleloncar.blogspot.com   

Back to Joyce                              Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com