Monday, December 9, 2019

Complete Creativity Christmas Card for Joyful Stars December Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Joyful Stars December Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us today.  If you have come from Krista's Blog, then you are on the right track. Today, I have a Christmas card and scrapbook page to share with you.  It uses X7251B, the new Cedar and Pine Paper Packet and Complete Creativity - the new exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge. It is available though my Cricut affiliate link.  In fact, now ALL of the Close to my Heart Cricut cartridges are available as digital cartridges! 

This page was pre-designed and ready to cut in the Complete Creativity Cartridge.  All I did was click "Make It."  

Here is a close up of the layers.

To make the card, I started with the scrapbook page in design space and deleted all the images except the pionsettia.  Then I changed the size. Easy Peasy!   There are so many fabulous images and elements on this cartridge.  Here is a link to the Design Space File for the poinsettia.  You must purchase the cartridge to use this file.

The card also uses French Vanilla Cardstock, Kraft Paper, Goldenrod Stickles and S1912 Reindeer Crossing, the December Stamp of the Month.

I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  Be sure to stop back on January 10 to see some brand new products!
Now it is off to Marie's Blog to see her creation this month.
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Sunday, December 1, 2019


Be sure to check out my Close To My Heart website on Cyber Monday, December 2 at 5PM EST.  Don't miss out on great deals!
Close to My Heart is having a SALE!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Black Friday Sale

Exciting news!  Close to My Heart is having a Black Friday sale!  Be sure to log onto my Close to My Heart website starting Friday at 5PM for the best selection.  The sale will end on Saturday at 4:59PM.   Supplies are limited.
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Holly Jolly Elf Layout for Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars November Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining us today.  If you have come from Krista's Blog, then you are on the right track.  We have a brand new idea book full of Holiday products and ideas.  One product in particular, is a MUST HAVE in my opinion.  The Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop Kit G1191 has an adorable elf stamp and thin cuts along with some sentiments, a present, sign and holly leaf.  The kit is designed to create 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.

I made the cards and then decided to use the elf on a scrapbook page.

To create this layout, I also purchased X7250S the Holly Jolly Paper Packet and Sticker Sheet.  I also used the fabulous new Close to my Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridge, 
This digital cartridge includes all the pieces you need to create fabulous cards and scrapbook pages for a variety of themes and occasions, including Christmas, Halloween, outdoors, and more!  There are pre-designed scrapbook pages but you can detach the images and use them for any type of project.  I used the merry, merry, merry and the Christmas banner from the cartridge on my layout.

Here is a close up view of the elf - he is holding the sign stamped with the year.  Isn't he so cute?  The presents were fussy cut from the printed paper and some of them use mounting tape for dimension.  I also used the green and diamond Stickles for some shimmer.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  Now it is time to hop on over to Marie Flayer's blog to see her crafty creation!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hawthorn Cards for the October Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Happy Fall and welcome to the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop.  If you have arrived from Joyce Gough's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere and you will know you are finished when you arrive back at the first blog.  
Today, I have two cards to share with you.
This background of this card was made using D1887 Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set.  Then I used  Z3537 Perk Up Stamp Set and Thin Cuts to make the coffee cup and stamp the sentiment.  The pumpkin is from the Z3532 Autumn Blessing Stamp Set.

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Every Little Thing Cards for Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our blog hop.  I'm so glad that you can join us this month.  If you have come from Joyce Gough’s Blog then you are on the right track.  Just follow the links from blog to blog until you end up back at the first one you visited.  In September, Close To My Heart introduced two brand new idea books!  One is a core catalog - the products in this book will be available for an entire year.  We also have a new seasonal book for September/October.  You can view both of the books right here.  As usual, the products are fabulous.

Today, I have cards using the Every Little Thing Scrapbooking Stamp Set and the September Stamp of the Month: Random Acts of Cardness.  
This card uses the brand new beautiful color - Wisteria.  It uses Wisteria cardstock and exclusive ink pad along with Vanilla cardstock.
The second card is heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored with the new Triblend Alcohol markers.  The pattern paper is from the new Mix In Paper Packet.

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie Flayer's Blog to see her fabulous creation.
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Sweet Girl Cards for the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us today.  If you have come from Joyce Gough's Blog, you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, so you can start out anywhere.  You will know you have seen all the blogs when you arrive back at the first blog you viewed.

Today I am sharing two cards that were made using the Sweet Girl Paper and Cardstock Packs.  This is a fabulous pack of paper - be sure to get some before they retire on August 31!

My good friend just became a grandmother for the first time.  I made the first card for her daughter using C1790 Sweet Girl Cardmaking Stamp Set.  I also used Z4182 Stitched Heart, Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames and Z4309 Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts.

I made this card for my friend and her husband using the Sweet Girl Paper Pack and a retired stamp set.  I purchased this set a few years ago because I loved the saying.  It was embossed using silver embossing powder.

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie Flayer's Blog to see her creation.  Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to stop back next month on September 10 when we will have fabulous new products to share with you.
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