Saturday, February 9, 2019

February Joyful Stars Blog Hop





Welcome to our monthly blog hop.  If this is your first time, we're glad you stopped by and the way this works is that you enjoy the blog your on and at the end of the blog look for the highlighted name and click on it and you will go to the next blog. Keep on going until you return where you started.  Enjoy the talents of all of these wonderful ladies.  

This month I would like to share what I have been having fun with.







I have been having fun with the NEW stitched frames.
Page 116 in the idea book.  This card show both the rectangle and the square.  I used the great stamp set called "Budding Peony pg 105.  This stamp set comes with  7 thin cuts to cut all the flowers and leaves.









Here is another example of this wonderful set.  Notice the stitched frames,  These new products help to make beautiful cards for all occasions.






Blessing and see you soon.







Now it's time to hop over to Krista's blog and see her wonderful creation.



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


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger          Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com 

DebBrile                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Joyce Gough                      joycegough.blogspot.com

Michelle Loncar                   Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Betty Locco                      scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                  girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                      njstampingqueen.blogspot.com


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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January 2019 Blog hop




Welcome to the 2019 Joyful Stars Blog Hop


The first hop of the year!!!Welcome 2019    Just look for the highlighted name at the bottom of this post and click on it, you will be taken to the next creative, talented artist in this group.  Follow the blogs until you get back to where you started and enjoy. 




  I would like to share with you a waterfall card that I made using the  Heart Happy special paper. To see more or this special paper, stamp and compliments look up at the top of my blog or go to CTMH website.
I used the stickers for this card CC2192  $3.95  Made this so easy.   With plenty of stickers left for other projects.
The paper is great for any Valentine project, such as scrapbooking, cards, treat boxes, tags,etc.


I used the small stitched heart for the bottom heart to pull the card open.

This special is available until Feb 28 or until supplies last.   It also comes in kits, save money when you buy everything together. You can get the kit with a matching stamp set and paper, stickers and much more. CC2196

Now it's time to hop over to Andrea's blog to see what she has created.  ( If you need the directions for the card, see below. )

This is easy to make .... start out with a card base of 2 layers  4x 5/14  3 3/4 x 5
Cut a strip 2 x 9   and score it  at 2, 2 1/2, 3 1/4, 4"
Cut a strip that is 3/4" x 4 1/4 and top that with a 1/2" pc or Shimmer trim or paper.
Place the strip about 1" from the bottom, just fasten it on either side, I like to staple it.  Don't glue the middle.
Cut 4 pcs of white cs 1 3/4" square.  Place the first square on the 2" square and glue.  place the next square on the 1/2" scored section, over top of the 2"square.  Continue until all four sqaures are in place.
Place the long section of the scored strip under the 3/4" strip. Glue the bottom of the 2" square to the 3/4" strip. That is the only thing that holds the waterfall strip in place.  Glue the heart at the bottom to help pull the strip down.





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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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Open house and Frame workshop



Open House...Jan 25 4-8 and Jan 26 10-5
Come and pick up your new catalog and see the new papers and accessories.  FREE shipping on any order placed.  Refreshments provided. 

Special Frame workshop
January 25th or January 26th
Sign up by Jan 12th  Cost is $20
text me at 610 570-5481

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dec Joyful Stars Blog hop

Welcome to our December monthly Blog hop. We are always delighted to welcome you to hop to each of our blogs, just look for the highlighted name a the bottom of each post and keep hopping until you get back here.

This is the last month you can get stamps and papers from the current Close to my Heart catalog/idea book.  Although there are great new things coming.....
take a moment and look at the book and give Santa a list.

This month I would like to share with a few things that I have been working on.


Christmas Blessings, my favorite set (this is not in the catalog and only available until the end of this month.
If you look close, the background is from the Tis the Season paper pack.
Paper bag treat holder using Oh What Fun paper.
This can hold hot chocolate, gift cards, candy, money.
Directions for this is on a video from my
Joyce Houck Close to My Heart facebook group.
Ask to join!



This card was also made with Christmas Blessings CC12181  with the same paper as above
and the Wonder of the Season B1632 stamp set.
  
Remember everything is retiring the end of the year!  




Now you can hop to Andrea's blog to see her amazing creations.



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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Friday, November 16, 2018

Merry Christmas Blessing Optional Blog Hop







When I heard about this hop I just had to join. This is my favorite  Christmas set. I can't wait to see what everyone is going to share . I was inspired by so many and it's was hard to decide on just one card.


If you came here from Krista's blog your on the right track. This Cathedral card was inspired by Gail Gross, I have admired her work for years.  Thank you Gail.



Here are some of the other cards that I created just love this set.   You can get in a bundle or workshop kit CC12182 at 25% off. The stamp set is CC12181.  This is available until Dec. 31 or until supplies last. Don't miss out on this great set.
 The three Merry Christmas cards are using the Decorative borders Z4241 and White embossing.
Details for the red and black card can be found on my  post below.


This card is real simple...  all stamping is done with sapphire. The stars were first and second generation.



Now it's time to  see what the talented Michele  created.



Thanks for stopping by have a blessed  Thanksgiving.

VIP Facebook group   Joyce Houck Close to my Heart
Email: StampN4Joy@AOL.com

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 9, 2018

November Joyful Stars blog hop




Welcome to the November Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!
We would like to share with you some of the great creations that we are working on.  The is a hop and you will go from one blog to another returning back to here.  Look for the highlighted name a the bottom of each post and hop to the next person.  
This month I would like to share with you some quick and easy Christmas cards.  I and most of you get busy around the holidays and quick and easy fits the bill.  


This card folds in the middle with a band around the middle.  It's using our "Tis the Season" paper  X7239B and "Christmas Blessing" stamp set. CC12181

Red and black paper measures 5 1/4 x 1 3/4"
inside of card and front band




Now you can hop to Andrea's blog to see her wonderful artwork.



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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Thursday, November 1, 2018

SOM blog hop

Welcome to the monthly blog hop. This month is featuring "Seasonal Trees"  You can get this for only $5 with a $50 order.

I choose winter for my card, I'm sure you will see all seasons as you hop along this great hop.
For this card I stamped the winter tree in Carolina, first and second generation.  I other words I stamped the trees twice to give different shades.  I ripped white daisy paper and sponged the edges with Carolina blue ink, then I went over the edges with the clear shimmer brush Z3293. The small heart was cut with the stitched hearts (Z4182) and the thin cut decorative borders (Z4241) 1/4 " strip.

The words are from the October special "Love with all the trimmings CC10188"  great stamp set and it's not to late to get this, but hurry you have a 5 day grace period or while supplies last. 



I hope this has inspired you to make Christmas cards.  



Now it's time to hop to Brenda'sblog and see what she has created.

Thanks for stopping by:
FB Vip group Joyce Houck Close to my Heart
EMAIL: StampN4Joy@aol.com

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



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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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