Saturday, January 9, 2016

Joyful Stars January Blog Hop...

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Joyful Stars January Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you could hop on by and view the Creative Inspirations of some of our talented Close To My Heart Independent Consultants.  If you  arrived here from the blog of Crystal Davis then you're right on track.

This month I wanted to share Close To My Hearts January Stamp Of The Month "Beloved Bouquet."  I just love this Beautiful details of the flowers and abundance of sentiments.
As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to create a Vintage and Serene design.  I decided to use Colonial White as the base of my card but I also wanted to incorporate our My Reflections White Pines paper pack.  If you're like me, I usually have scraps left over after my winter creative sessions and I try to think of ways to add accents of a traditional Christmas paper into everyday creations.

The Diamond Print on the Glacier base proved perfect for the "Beloved Bouquet" card I created.  I also wanted to pull out the hint of coral in the design and decided to use our My Exclusive Inks Poppy to accomplish that feat and if I do say so my turned out Beautifully :)  I finished my project with some distressing techniques and stamping off for the muted tones of the flowers.

For this project I used these Close To My Heart products...
My Acrylics Beloved Bouquet S1601 (January SOTM, only $5 with qualifying order)
My Exclusive Cardstock Colonial White 1388
My Exclusive Cardstock Chocolate X5928
My Reflections White Pines (discontinued)
My Exclusive Inks Desert Sand Z2118
My Exclusive Inks Poppy Z2652
3D Foam Tape Z1151

If you are interested in any of  these products, please visit my website where you can shop and view our current Idea Books.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Next on the Joyful Stars Blog Hop is Lori Meadows, don't forget to leave a comment...I'd love to hear from you!  For a complete list of the Joyful Stars January Hop head on over to Joyce Houck's Blog Joyce-Joyful Creations.

Happy Creating,


  1. I think it turned out beautifully too! TFS

  2. Donna, this is gorgeous card! I love how you created that stamped background.

    1. Thank you, I love playing with our Inks :)

  3. Very pretty color combination - makes a lovely card!

  4. Pretty card inside and out. I love your use of Foam tape to make the flower panel "pop". Thanks for inspiring me today and for taking part in this awesome blog hop.
    :) Marie

    1. Thank you, I look forward to hopping with you again!

  5. Donna, you used my favorite color combination! Your card is beautiful! TFS! ~Yvonne ;)

    1. We do have beautiful Inks colors, Thanks!

  6. Very Pretty Donna. Great use of the smaller rose to make your own background.