Friday, August 9, 2013

Joyful Stars Aug blog hop

Welcome to the August Joyful Stars blog hop!  Your in for a treat, we had one month to get our hands on our wonderful NEW products and stamps from the Autumn Close to my Heart catalog and we will show you just a glimpse of what's new. I hope you enjoy this hop.

It was hard for me decide what to showcase, I love the NEW "Artbooking" Cricut cartridge
and I also love the NEW Base and Bling wearable art. I could go on and on ......I had my best friend and CTMH consultant, Debbie visit and we had fun making these wearable art jewelry items. I hope you enjoy this:
This is the teal necklace kit. You can find this on page 75-77 in the new fall catalog. The box is an extra bonus to put your necklace in.  Of course cut with the CTMH cricut cartridges.

There are five color shades to pick from, 12 fabrics and endless other accessories in the catalog. I was mainly working on black and white.  I velcroed the center gem and I can swap them out to go with any outfit.
I even made earrings!

This is Debbie's collection

Here is a trick that you can do to color your Base and bling floral accents.  I took liquid glass and re-inker and mixed them together and applied it the flower with a bone folder.

Now hop over to my talented  friend NANCY"S blog

Here is a list of bloggers for this month:

Joyce Houck  

Nancy Brown  

Lori Meadows 

Krista Hershberger

Nickie Hoffer  

Stephanie Huber

Helen Gullett     

Elizabeth Mindemann

Betty Locco      

Angelina Romero

Cindy Leek       

Back to Joyce


  1. Everything looks terrific! Gonna steal that liquid glass idea...with your permission. :o)

  2. Great job, Joyce! I love the coloring technique and using the velcro dots. Very smart!

  3. Wow Joyce! You were busy. All of the pieces are stunning!

  4. Beautiful Joyce, Thanks for the liquid glass and velcro tips can't wait to try them out.

  5. Great Jewelry. Sorry I missed it!

  6. This is a great example of what we can do with this new product line! Love your tip as well.

  7. What an amazing collection of our new wearable bling! :) I love the liquid glass tip - will definitely be sharing that with my customers! thanks for all the GREAT ideas! :)

  8. Love the inspiration for creating Base and Bling items!

  9. Joyce, this is so beautiful I love the new Base and Bling. It will make a great handmade gift too! Love the gift box too!

  10. The Base and Bling items are even more pretty in person. They are fun to make and fun to wear.

  11. Love how you added the color with the liquid glass and ink!!