Sunday, February 9, 2020

Welcome to the Joyful Stars February Blog Hop

I just love this sassy old lady.  My friends are at the age where we are teasing each other about getting older.  I know they will get a kick out of this card.

This is from the stamp and thin cut set "You're not old" Z3653.

The paper I used is from the Celebrate Today paper packet and bluebird cardstock (both the light and
dark sides).
To purchase this set you can shop at website -

Your next hop is over to Nancy Brown to see the artwork she is sharing with us.  I can't wait to see!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for January

Happy New Year to you all!

I LOVE this paper suite!  It is called Spruced Up and it is perfect for this time of year.  I created this two page layout using the paper pack that includes stickers (X7253S).  I used a gold shimmer brush on the pine cones and tree.  I started with clear but preferred the look of gold.

I will be able to make 2 more 2 page layouts with the remaining paper and stickers as well as some cards.

2 page Spruced Up layout

Left Side

Right Side

Your next hop is over to Marie to see her fabulous artwork.  Enjoy!  If you get lost along the way here is the entire list of bloggers in the hop:

Joyce Houck   

Betty Locco         
Andrea Sherman

Krista Hershberger

Joyce Gough 

Lori Meadows   

Marie Flayer      

Nancy Brown 

Deb    Brile   

Monday, December 9, 2019

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for December

If you read my previous post, you read that we create a card for each of the residents at retirement community that we "adopted".  Hopefully we bring them as much joy as they bring us!  I created another batch of cards using the Custom Ornament thin cuts.
Custom Ornament Thin Cuts Z3533
Completed card using Candy Apple cardstock

With the thin cut set you can cut a base (I did this with the gold foil paper).  You can also choose to cut the other portions of the ornament with different cardstock or patterned paper.  I wanted a simple elegant card so I simply nested the pieces and ran it through my Bigshot once.  In order to be frugal,
I cut the red mat piece at 4 x 5 1/4.  The easiest way for me to do this was to nest the thin cuts on the Bigshot plate with the cutting sides facing up.  I then placed the mat piece of cardstock and then the other Bigshot plate (thus cutting in an upward direction).   This is not a requirement, just a choice I made.

Card pieces showing that the ornament was cut from the mat

Nested thin cuts to cut a single ornament

Since I was making a batch of these cards I was actually able to run two red mats through my bigshot and the thin cuts still gave me a nice clean cut even with each of the fine decorative cuts in the ornament.

Snowflakes embossing folder Z3518 was used on the White daisy piece.  I was away at the time I made these cards and only had black ink.  I would have used Candy Apple Ink if I had in with me for the Merry Christmas sentiment on the front.

Your next hop is to Joyce's blog.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Welcome to the Joyful Stars November blog hop

My friends and I "adopted" a retirement community in our town and we make a holiday card for each resident (based on the holiday they celebrate).  My contribution this year is this card made with the Buttoned Up thin cuts Z3524.  I was able to make 16 rather quickly.

I used:

Candy Apple cardstock (4.25 x 5.5)
Black cardstock cut with thin cut
White cardstock I started with a white piece 4.25 x 2.25 and just positioned the wavy thin cut as close to the bottom as possible.  The fur trim was (1.5 x 2)
Silver paper for the buckle

Work from the top down.  I didn't cover the entire beard with adhesive because I wanted to slip the fur trim underneath it in the center.  I then added the black belt covering a bit of the fur trim.

Your next hop is to Joyce's blog.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for September!

Hi All!  It has been such a long time since I posted the last time but I am back!

I was playing with the new Hawthorn paper and created a few layouts.  With the scraps remaining I made the following cards.

Hopefully tomorrow I can retake and repost better photos.

Your next hop is over to Joyce.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for August!

Our exciting new Annual Inspirations is now available to order from.

This is a simple little card using:

Enchantment Paper packet - Z3254
Stamp set B1541 - Love Your Face
Peacock Cardstock
Peacock Ink
Blue ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack Z3288
Brown ribbon from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack Z3292 layered on top of the blue ribbon

The next hop is over to the very talented Andrea Sherman.

Joyce Houck        
Betty Locco          
Marie Flayer          
Debi Brile                
Nancy Brown          
Krista Hershberger
Nickie Hoffer              
Helen Gullett           
Donna Ackley Long 
Lori Meadows          

Andrea Sherman      

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for July!

Apologies to all!  I truly thought I would have some artwork for you this month but I can't show you any sneak peeks from Convention and I have been running ever since I returned.

The one thing I CAN share from convention is a cute little guy I found.

That's right!  Sticky Boy!!!!  I had a nagging in my head to go look in a particular spot.  As I wandered over I noticed another consultant leaving (she didn't find a Sticky Boy).  I thought "DARN! there is no Sticky Boy there" but I wandered over anyway and lo and behold the other consultant missed him.  I think it was meant to be that he came home to PA with me.

Your next hop is over to Stephanie Brown to see what she has for us this month,

If you got lost along the way here is the entire list:

Joyce Houck          
Andrea Sherman    
Debi Brile              
Crystal Davis         
Betty Locco           
Krista Hershberger  
Helen Gullett          
Marie Flayer           
Stephanie Huber     
Lori Meadows        
Stephanie Brown    
Donna Ackley Long