Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  
If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Joyce's blog you are right on track.

Today I wanted to share a card I created using the "Share the Love" stamp set that's from Close To My Heart February 2016 special.  

Take a look!! J

I used the soft colors of our Georgie paper pack to create this card.

Take a look at the camera...

Did you notice the "shiny" lens? Liquid glass helps to create a "lens" and give it a dimensional look! 

I also chose to use the stamp set called "Ink Blot".  This stamp set is a FAVORITE....and I LOVE the extra texture it brings to any creation!! 

*****Here's a close up view of this ADORABLE stamp set. ****

So....what's so special about this stamp set? 

There are TWO reasons it's so special!! 

1. This "Share the Love" stamp set is ONLY available during February 2016. 

2. ***The most important reason**** $7 of the purchase price of this stamp set goes DIRECTLY to the Operation Smile kids!!   

 Operation Smile is an AMAZING organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for CHILDREN all over the world!!

Close To My Heart is partnered with Operation Smile, an organization that provides, FREE, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time.  Since 2008, Close To My Heart has provided support to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families.  Buy with pride - your business with Close To My Heart makes a BIG difference in the life of a child. 

*****There are actually THREE WAYS you can ALWAYS help the kids at Operation Smile beyond February 2016! 

1. For EVERY Close To My Heart order that you place, there is ALWAYS an area online or in person, for you to donate directly to Operation Smile.  You can do this by rounding up your order OR by giving a donation of any amount.  

2. We also have another stamp set available, that the same monetary amount apply!!  $7 of the purchase price of $17.95, will go DIRECTLY to Operation Smile! This stamp set is called "Animal Critters" and how CUTE this stamp set is!!!  Perfect for birthday, baby, or just a thinking of you card!!  

3. If stamping is not your thing - you can support Operation Smile in a non-crafty way! J

Purchase 1 or more of these EXCLUSIVE t-shirts, created exclusively for Close To My Heart . 

Wear one of our "Make Someone Smile" t-shirts with pride, knowing that $10 of every shirt purchase is DONATED toward Operation Smile!!  Show your support for Operation Smile & order yours today!  J

Your donation WILL HELP change the lives of children all over the world - one smile at a time. 
CLICK HERE to support Operation Smile kids today.     

Here's another card I created using this "Share the Love" stamp set too!!  Click on the picture to see details about creating this card.

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you contact YOUR Close To My Heart  consultant to get this EXCLUSIVE, Operation Smile stamp set this month! J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant and check out  Nancy's blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J


  1. Your cards are so cute. I love how you used the liquid glass for the camera lens. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such a sweet card. I love the ink blot details!

  3. There are so many ways this month we can share love with the children around the world who need this surgeries.

    Your card is super sweet and cute! I love the shiny lens for sure :) And yes the Ink Blot stamp totaly is a great one for creating fun background.

    THANKS for the inspiration, Krista!

  4. Love these cards! Have the stamp set, but haven't started creating yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. So CUTE Krista. I'm in love with the second one.


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