Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop – October 2015

Hello crafty friends, welcome to the Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! Every month we, Close To My Heart consultants, share the projects we create with you.

You should arrive here from Nancy’s blog, you are on the rigth track 🙂 This blog hop starts at Joyce’s blog where you can find the full list of the hop.

Your next hop is Andrea’s blog to see what she has created for you this month. I hope you find some inspirations from our month blog hop.

I cannot get my project done to share with you today because I have 2 sick kids. My youngest one has cough and sinus infection and then the big one came home today and having fever. I had to stop working on my project to be with them for the rest of the day. We hope and pray they will be well soon!

But I would like to share some special deals from Close To My Heart and inspiration projects.

First is October 2015 Stamp Of The Month, Twinkle (S1510)

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

This Christmas theme stamp set is gorgeous and perfect for your Christmas projects, either scrapbook layouts or/and handmade Christmas cards. Here are some inspirations from CTMH:

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at

CTMH October 2015 SOTMH - Twinkle (S1510). Grab this cute Christmas stamp set for only $5 with $50 order during the month of October at

Next special deal is signing up as an Independent Consultant during October, you will receive the 2015 Convention bag FREE in your New Consultant Kit!

Travel in style with this trendy and eye-catching cross body bag, perfectly sized for carrying layouts, paper packets, and projects that are in-progress. Along with the items found in the newly revamped New Consultant Kit, this bag will help start your business with confidence and flair!

And check out what is the new consultant box:

These goodies are for you to start creating pretty projects and start your own bussiness! This month is the best month to sign up and join my team 🙂

Are you ready to sign up? Click Here to get started! And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’ll try my best to assist you. All these specials deals are until October 31,2015!

Thanks for visiting today!

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Captured Memory Mini Scrapbook Album

Father’s Days is 10 days away. Before we left Ohio for our long trip to Indonesia, I managed to finish a special project for my husband’s gift. He is a very special man of God! We love him so much. I am forever thankful to God for giving Dave as my husband and Papa to our daughters. He is just amazing!

A while ago I shared a sneak peek of the My Crush Book for Him I made for our special Papa. This mini album is just perfect for gift and keepsake. All you need is pictures, embellishments, journaling cards, and stamps. Each page is designed for you to add picture or journaling. And there is lots of possibilites for you to embellish or decorate the pages, too.

And today I’d love to share the every page I embellished, added pictures and journals. Each page tells the sweet story about him since the first day of he became a father, the day our first daughter was born until Easter 2015.

Every day we wake up and live to make memories. Memories to remember. Scrapbooking is a way to keep those memories. And I hope this can give you some ideas for your special one on the Father’s Day! Thank you for visiting today! Have a fun Summer!

My Chursh Books For Keeping Your Memorabilia

Close To My Heart’s My Crush™ books make great homes for your memorabilia! They come with a variety of beautifully designed papers and provide just the right backdrop for your keepsakes. It is designed not only for you, but your children are also can do this to keep their memories creatively! See them for yourself!

Here’s couple pages from our book I created using My Crushâ„¢ Bluebird Book, My Crushâ„¢ Memories Assortment, Memory Protectorsâ„¢ 6″ X 6″ Flip Flaps, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Chevron Embossing Folder, Honey Triangle Washi Tape, Silver Geometric Washi Tape, Woodgrain Washi Tape (retired), Chocolate cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Wood veneer assortment (retired) and assortment cutting files from Silhouette Design Store.



I love My My Crushâ„¢ books, coordinating stamp sets and supplies because you only need your pictures to create our keepsake book from our first trip after getting married. I am working another one for our second daughter’s baby book 🙂

All supplies for My My Crushâ„¢ books, coordinating stamp sets and supplies you can get them at my CTMH Store and you can start creating a keepsake for your memories in creative way!

Cricut® Artfully Sent Is Finally Here!


After waiting for a while, the new Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection is finally here! This collection is packed not only the cutting images but also 3 D-size stamp sets! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is “just because”! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards.

Collection includes:

  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font)
  • 3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
  • 1 – 12″ × 12″ White Daisy Cardstock Pack

Check out all CTMH Cricut® collections today!


Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009).

Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOUS 5th Anniversary Festivities Is Here!

This month is a big celebration month for Stuck On U Sketches Challenge Blog!


5 years Stuck On U Sketches has been providing our fellow paper crafting community with inspiring and creative challenges as well as having shared here hundreds of projects from our super talented design team, present and past.

We thank you all for having been with us, the long timers and the sweetest friends finding us new.

To celebrate this month we will be having 5th Anniversary Festivities! Each blog hop will be open for 5 days and each hop will have it’s own prize offered. Join us for full-fun-and-prizes-month!!! Here’s the schedule:

  • Project Life Blog Hop on Monday, September 8
  • Die Cut Blog Hop on Friday, September 19
  • Sketch Blog Hop on Friday, September 26

ALL September challenge participants will be eligible for 2 Grand Prizes this month from:



And we would like to warmly like to thank each company for their kindness and generosity sponsoring our special month!

Each time you join ANY challenge this month your name will be entered to win one of these 2 amazing sponsored gifts! Plus 3 hops this month gives you MANY chances to win!

Our first 5th Anniversary challenge is…


This week we challenge you to create any projects to show us your school or class themed die cuts! Projects MUST have a DIE CUT fitting the theme (not a stamped image) to be eligible for prizes. Link up your project for this challenge HERE and while you are there, check out all the projects the Die Cut team have created for inspirations 😀

Here’s my project for this challenge:


This is my daughter’s first school album! I am so blessed to hear her stories every day she comes back from school since the first day she went last week. I am so thankful to be able to record her memories in this special book. I am using My Creationsâ„¢ Hip Pics Album and Workshops On The Goâ„¢ Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Kit.





Additional embellishments to this page are: