Thursday, March 9, 2017

March blog hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop!  We love to share with you some CTMH products and hopefully inspire you to create.  Just simply enjoy everyone's blog by hopping from one blog to the next until you get back to me.  Look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each blog.  Click on it and you travel through a wonderful journey filled with lots of ideas.   

This month I decided to do a spring card, I love that the daffadils are blooming  and everything gets colorful.  The stamp set that I used is D1714 Dreamin' Big -scrapbooking.  It has the big Hello and spring and life. It also comes with four flowers that you can cut out with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.   
I gold embossed the Hello and used our ShinHan markers to color in the flowers.  I backed the hello with rasberry cs.  




I cut out lots of flowers in the 4 different shapes. I watercolored them, leaving them on the cutting mat.  I left them dry a couple of minutes and stamped them with all different colors.  The watercolor made them dull so I used our glitter brush to bring them to life.  I also added bitty sparkles to the center of each flower. I have some leftover for another project.   

Hope you enjoyed this card and you will try this way of coloring in your flowers.  


Now hop on over to Michelle's blog and see what she has created.  



Here is a list of bloggers:

Joyce Houck                   Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


Michelle Loncar                            Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

 Betty Locco                                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com 

 Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com   

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com

 Krista Hershberger                Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Donna Digby                           datsmystyledj.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com



                                                                                                                                                                                               
                        
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Feb Blog hop


Welcome to our monthly Joyful Stars blog hop.  We love to share and inspire, as you hop from one blog to the next, I hope you enjoy what we have to share.  Simply look for the highlighted name at the bottom of the post and click on it to hop to the next blog.   Happy Valentine's Day. 
I want to share some of the cards we have been making at my Tuesday card classes.  Since we have 2 sets of Thin cut hearts, it makes it very easy to make Valentine cards. The top card is made from the Basic hearts thin cuts Z3317. There are 4 hearts in this set.



Interlocking hearts, the hearts were stamped the the Flower Market stamp set and the fern was cut with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  Below is the inside of the card 

This card shows Z3260 Hearts  This set gives you a thin outline and  the inside piece
and has 3 hearts in the set.
The background of this card was embossed with Happy Thoughts embossing folder. Z3249
We also cut 4 white hearts Z3317 and stacked them together with temp glue.  Stamped the hearts and layered them on black hearts cut from Art Philosphy 1/4 " larger than the thin cuts.


I hope you got some ideas and some fun things to try.  Now hop over to my friend
Krista's blog



Here is a list of this month's blog hoppers
Joyce Houck                   Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


 Krista Hershberger                   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 

 Donna Digby                           datsmystyledj.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com   

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com

Michelle Loncar                            Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                        
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Monday, January 9, 2017

January Joyful Stars blog hop





WOW 2017! 


       Welcome to the Joyful Stars monthly blog hop!  We would like to inspire you to create using paper, inks and glue. We have so many great products to show you using Close to My Heart.  As you hop from one artist to another, may you enjoy what you see.  So look for the highlighted name at the bottom of each post and hop all the way around until you get back to here.  

This month I would like to share with you another Twist and  pop card using our brand new paper called Hello Lovely.  I have the directions for this card in my Oct 2016 blog  You can also see the Seasonal Expressions and check out the four new paper packs. One of them.... Hello Lovely X7216B comes with12 sheets of double sided designs, 2 of which are pre-printed 4x6 and 3x4 picture my life cards that are fun to use with this card.  I Stamped "Thinking of You" C1605 from Happy to be Friends on the front of the card.   (It looks better in person)



    Here is the inside of the card.                                                                                                                                                                              This is what the card looks like when it is fully opened up  
This picture goes with the first card, but look at how it
would look great with my Best Day card.  
 Using more of the cards I made another
card for my best friend's birthday.


I used different stamps for the inside of this card.
Paper hug comes from True Love (Operation Smile stamp set)
Happy Birthday to You comes from B1537 Birthday Sparkles.

The grey swirls is a Picture my life card cut in half


The first card was sent to my friend Nancy, I hope she enjoyed it and can show her customers how to use these extra goodies that come with each paper pack.  Now hop over to Nancy's blog and see what this talented friend has made.
See ya next month on the 10th. Have a Blessed New Year!


Here is a list of all the blogs in this hop.  
Joyce Houck                   Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com


Nancy Brown                           creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com

 Krista Hershberger                   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

 Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 

 Donna Digby                           datsmystyledj.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com   

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com

Michelle Loncar                            Michelleloncar.blogspot.com 

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

 Betty Locco                                            scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                        
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Friday, December 9, 2016

December blog hop



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 I'm glad you could join us to hop from one blog to another. It's hard to believe this is the last one for the 2016. Some of us had the privilege to see our next Seasonal Expressions for 2017.  Four new paper packs, new thin cut bundles and new accessories. So follow us every month to see what's coming for the New Year.  



 
This month I would like to share with you a product that will be retiring at the end of the month.  That's right, at the end of Dec my two favorite Christmas papers will be gone.  City Sidewalks X7213B and Oh Deer X7214B. I'm sharing with you City Sidewalks paper and Complements.  In each pack of paper you get 12 sheets, 2 of which are 4"x6" and 3"x4"  pre-printed cards that can be used horizontal or vertical. Total of 18....these make life easy, hopefully you will see with my examples of cards.  These can also be used in scrapbooking.   


Stamp a caption.





I used the City Sidewalks Complements X7213C to add glitter and stickers. 
I only used part of the complements and 5 pre-printed card, alot more creating to be had.  


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

Here is a list of all the blogs in this hop.  

Joyce Houck                   Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com



Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com
             
 Betty Locco                                          scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                                                                                     Krista Hershberger                   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

 Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 
         
Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com                                                                                  
Donna Ackley Long                  hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com

 Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com                                                             

 Donna Digby                          datsmystyledj.blogspot.com


Michelle Loncar                            Michelleloncar.blogspot.com  
                        
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November blog hop


Welcome to our monthly blog hop.  
Simply hop from one blog to the next and see what all the talented gals have created.  My share is using Flower Market Cricut cartridge and Oh Deer paper and my favorite stamp set Perfectly Pine A1191.  
The card is folded back to make it look like a swing card.  I used glitter paper to cut out the words and to back the piece that is attached to the card.  


 On this card I used All about Gold Z3246 Fundamentals for the striped piece, this comes with 6  12x12 overlays with gold foil designs.   I fastened that piece with the shimmer trim.  The colors I used were Chocolate, Fern, Sea Glass.
I don't have a picture to show you, but when you open the card, I stamped another pine sprig and pine cone on the inside with words from the stamp set that comes with the Flower Market cartridge.  


Please hop to my friend Krista's blog and be amazed at everyone's creation. 
Here is the rotation in case you get lost.  Enjoy!


Joyce Houck                    Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com

Krista Hershberger                   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Debi Brile                                        thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com

             
 Betty Locco                                          scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Nickie Hoffer                                 nickiehoffer.blogspot.com                                                                                  

Stephanie Brown                     Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Donna Ackley Long                  hintsofhappinesswithdonna.blogspot.com
                                                                       
Jenifer Benner                          jensmessystudio.com 

Tracey Pierce                           Papercraftingprincess.wordpress.com

 Donna Digby                          datsmystyledj.blogspot.com



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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Christmas tree card


I am trying to make a video on how to make the all time favorite card and I can't get it to work at the moment.  If some reason this does work, this is just my practice draft.  
Here are the written directions in the meantime. 
Start with squares on printed paper, what I call background texture paper, in sizes 
3", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2"  
Fold your square point to point
Open it up and fold it point to point with the other points
Flip it over
Fold it in half (now this is where the video would come in handy)
Push your finger in the center of the square and you will see how it wants to fold into a triangle
with the triangle point up, take the top left flap and fold it to the center. Do the same thing with the right flap.  Now do this to all four squares.  Stack them starting at the top with the smallest one. They will go inside half way, just glue the back of the triangle.  Add a star and a trunk if you wish.  
I will add to this when I get a moment. 
Hope this helps.


I used City Sidewalk paper from CTMH

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October blog hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog hop for October.
You can hop from blog to blog and see all the amazing things we have been creating. Just look for the highlighted name at the end of each blog and click on it, keep going until you get back to this post. 

I would like to share with you what I call a wow card, that is easier to make then you think.  If you have design space for your cricut you can get all the cuts for this card at just the push of a button.



The paper I used is from the Oh Dear paper pack  X7214B which come with 2 12x12 sheets of 4x6 and 2x3 pre-printed cards that can be used to help decorate these cards. The wreath is cut from our new Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

This is from City Sidewalks paper X7213B



 The Cricut  Design Space code for this card is https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/45203012     If you don't have that or use that, here are the measurements for this great wow card.  
4"x11"               3 1/2"x10"            3 1/2" x8"
Fold the top one in half, this is the base of the card
Fold the center piece in half and fold the outside to center. 

This is the bottom piece follow the directions

The above piece will look like this, a house with a roof.


Put glue on the roof on one side and put the point of the roof at the center fold, center the house. Put glue on the other side of the roof and close the card.  
When you open the card, it will look like this.  Now take the second piece that is folded into four equal sections. Have the mountain fold in the center and lay it flat on top of the X. 




Fold the flaps back and glue at the bottom left and the top right, press the flaps onto the glue.  This will give you what you see on the colored picture above .
The 4 sections can be covered using (4) 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" pieces



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

Nancy Brown                            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com


Krista Hershberger            Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Andrea Sherman                    girlpluspaper.blogspot.com

Marie Flayer                         njstampingqueen.blogspot.com



Debi Brile                            thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

Stephanie Brown             Stephanielovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com


 Betty Locco                        scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com

Nickie Hoffer                             nickiehoffer.blogspot.com  

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