Saturday, July 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Hawaiian Hibiscus

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 Betty's blog you are right on track.

I’m trying to use as many stamp as I can lately…reason – because, it’s coming to the end of the season when so many stamp sets are retiring!  While this can be sad…it makes me happy too – because that means NEW goodies are coming our way!! Yay!!
So…let’s take a peek at today’s card.
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I ADORE the Hawiian Hibiscus card, and actually had a lot of fun coloring the flowers too!!
But first – I used our FABULOUS Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 how-to-book for this card design.  These sketches are a PERFECT starting point!!  For this card, I turned pattern #23 a quarter turn.

The stamp set I used is called “Hawaiian Hibiscus ”, and will be one that retires on August 31, 2016. I also used the M-size stamp – “Bitty Birthdays” and this one retires at the same time too!
Let’s take a closer look…
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Do you see the beautiful black, glossy, designed paper?   This square of paper is from our Fundamentals collection. (retiring July 31, 2016) and the green designer paper comes from the Calypso paper (retiring August 31, 2016 or while supplies last).
I used our FABULOUS alcohol markers – created by ShinHan – and LOVE the blending these markers produce!    
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to check out this beautiful stamp set! J

Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant and check out Helen’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. Love this card, love the FRESH look and pop of color!

  2. Krista, I love this card! Beautiful Hisbicus!

  3. Lovely card - I especially like the black fundamental paper with the color combination.

  4. Beautiful card, the shiny fundamentals really add a nice touch.

  5. I love how that pop of black makes your beautiful flowers even more vibrant!


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