Monday, December 9, 2013

Joyful Stars December 2013 Blog Hop

Welcome to our December blog hop. I know how busy you all are so I really appreciate you stopping by to see all of our lovely creations. If you have arrived here from our very talented Betty Locco blog then you are in the right place.

In keeping with the "busy time of year theme" this is the first chance I have had to share any recent creations.

The cards below are from my Christmas Card Workshop held on October 19th. This is four of the ten we actually made. Hope you like them.....

I have also made quite a number of items using the new products showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide. I fell in love with the Advent Calendar using the new Sparkle and Shine paper and Magical Days stamp set.

Most of the numbers were layered and popped with foam tape. A few were also embellished with our Red Glitter.

I also created and updated set of boxes for our My Creations Cubby again using the Sparkle and Shine paper pack. I used the same stamp set Magical Days and added an extra layer of paper behind the numbers.

If you have missed anyone in this months hop please go over to Joyce's blog. Thanks again for joining us. Please leave a comment if you have the is so appreciated.
Betty Locco's

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July 2013 Blog Hop

For our July Blog Hop I wanted to share a Memory Box that I made for my cousin Denielle and her new husband Will for their wedding last month. All the materials used are  Close To My Heart products. The box and the flower stamps used are ours but retired. (D1375 Treasures and D1508 Diverse backgrounds).
The background on the top of the box is White Daisy and was randomly stamped and heat embossed using the flower from the stamp set Treasures with  a mix of  Prisma  Glitter and Clear Detail embossing powder. It is hard to see in the pictures but it made a beautiful background.
The photo mats are Sky cardstock then embossed with the cuttlebug and lightly sanded.
The sides were randomly stamped with the same stamp set and our Sky ink. The front and back of the box were again stamped with Sky ink but with the flower stamp from Diverse Backgrounds. All the flowers were cut using our Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges....also the border on the front. Some of the flowers were cut with White Daisy and again randomly stamped.  
A toothpick and our Stardust Glitter Gel and Opaque Pearl Gems did the final embellishing.

This is the matching card using White Daisy and Sky. It is a 5x5 and a heart MS punch. It is layered and popped with various shapes using the cuttlebug. It is a Dahlia folded flower using White Daisy and stamped with a flower in Sky ink then embellished with another of our Cricut flowers.

I hope you like it. It was a labor of love.
Now it is time to hop over to Cindy's blog and see what lovely creation she has for us.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Joyful Stars Blog Hop June 2013

So excited for our first blog hop! I used our June stamp of the month...Thanks A Bunch. I used our pigment inks and alcohol markers and the flower centers have french knots or bitty pearls. Hope you like it. Now it is time to hop on over to Meredith blog.