Joyful Stars Blog Hop – A Little Birdie


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for April…a little birdie told me you should have arrived here from my friend Debi Brile’s Blog, but if you are starting here that’s ok too.  We are a circular hop filled with amazing artwork with Close to My Heart products so if you click on the links at the end of each post you’ll eventually end up right back where you started.

As my husband would tell me…let’s roll ’em cowgirl!

This month I’m featuring a gate-fold card using the papers and stamps from the Some Kinda Wonderful product line.  I wasn’t too sure of the patterns in these papers when I saw them in the catalog, but I’ve ended up using them all.  I can’t get enough of the animals and sentiments in this cute coordinating stamp set and since it’s paired with thin cuts, this girl couldn’t be happier!

I’ve also linked my card up to a new challenge blog called Three Amigos.  Their first challenge is to use the Some Kinda Wonderful papers.  If you’d like to link up something too, click here.

If you don’t have a consultant I’d love it if you’d choose me – not local that’s ok too!  I host a mystery hostess party each month on my business page – if you order you’re entered for a chance to be the hostess for that month.  You can also find out about my classes and other happenings if you LIKE my Facebook Page.

Now we’ve reached the time where you can leave me a comment (if you want to make me happy) and then you can hop over to Krista’s Crafty Corner to see her project.


More Ice Cream Dreams

I told you this was one of my favorite stamp of the month sets!

Today I’m sharing a fun card that has a fun gate-fold opening.  It is tied together using a piece of thick Pixi twine.  I again used the Wanderful paper, but just because it was still sitting on my desk.  I started with a base of Kraft card stock which I embossed with the Diamond Embossing Folder (it reminds me of a sugar cone).  I random stamped the Popcicle from the set onto a piece of Crystal Blue C/S and then mounted a fussy cut and Shin Han Marker colored Ice Cream Truck.  Do you see the fun addition of buttons as tires?


On the inside I took the long sentiment and cut it apart (after it was stamped – I’m still not brave enough to cut apart my stamps, but I know lots of people do.)

I appreciate you stopping by to take another look at my art.  I’d love it if you joined the “Royal Court” and followed my blog by clicking on the follow blog.  From June 1st – June 30th anyone that follows my blog will be entered into a random to win an incentive stamp set all of their own.