Monday, September 9, 2013

September Joyful Stars Blog Hop

    Thank you for stopping by for the Joyful Stars Team Blog Hop again this month.  The theme for this month is "Artist Choice".   If you are coming from Joyce Houck's blog at, then you are on the right path. 
     I can not take the credit for this beautiful card.  It is pictured on page 119 of the New Fall/Winter Idea book, but I just had to recreate it for myself.  It does such a splendid job of showcasing all the new embellishments like the Rosewood Mini Medley (my personal favorite) and the Ruby Medley.
I made a few changes.  I stayed with the smoothie cardstock and I paired it with the Frosted paper, just like the talented art department at CTMH did.  They used the lacey paper from the Frosted pack that has the chevron on the other side and I chose the one with the snowflakes.  Mostly just to prove that the snowflakes could be used on a birthday card.  I bet you didn't even notice. The muted colors are so beautiful for just about anything.
Supply List:
Frosted Paper Pack (X7175B)
Smoothie Cardstock (X5763)
Joyful Birthday Stamp set (B1419)
Rosewood Mini Medley (Z1857)
Ruby Mini Medley (Z1861)
Floret Paper Shapes (Z1764)
    Thanks for stopping by.  Now hop over to the talented Krista Hershberger at to see what she has created.
Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant