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 www.creatingjoyfully.ctmh.com

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 www.creatingjoyfully.ctmh.com

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

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!

Wordless Wednesday: Sisters

Wordless Wednesday is just like what you read, it is wordless. It is a weekly link up party at my friend’s Ramona’s blog, Create With Joy.

It’s time to share your favorite family-friendly photos – with or without words – at the friendliest party in town!

This week I link up my most favorite picture with my sisters. We took “us-fie” (LOL! I made up the word!) when we had my youngest sister’s last day out as a single woman because the next morning she got married.

Oh I miss them a lot! Above all, I thank God for the opportunity we got to be there for her happiest day and to share it with the whole family.

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This is a digital layout I created using Pixelily Designs new kit: I Heart My Sister and her template: Freestyle from Template Galore Bundle 2. The font I used for the journaling is Pea Denise. Both scrapbook digital kit and Template are available at –> store.gingerscraps.net/Pixelily-Designs/

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family 🙂

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!

Sneak Peek: A Mini Album For Papa

It is time for Joyful Stars Monthly Blog Hop! Welcome to the May Blog Hop with Close To My Heart consultants. Every month we will share our projects with you featuring recent products from CTMH Annual Inspirations Book or Seasonal Expressions Book.

You should arrive from my friend’s blog, Andrea. But if you are here first, please keep hopping until you make the whole loop to see all the projects from the participants of this month. You also can find the full list at Joyce’s blog.

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

My project this month blog hop is a mini album I created using new My Crush Book For Him Book. This mini album is awesome, beautiful pages and just perfect as a gift for your loves one, especially on Father’s Day.

Since this book is a gift I made for my husband and wanna give it to him later, I share couple sneek peaks from the pages I created:

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Sneak peek a mini album, a gift for Father's Day. Treasure every memories with My Crush For Him Book. Love every page I filled with their pictures and decorated it. It is on the blog now, link on my profile. Thanks for visiting 😊 #ctmh #closetomyheart #mycrushbook #mycrushforhimbook #scrapbooking #jacksoncollection #sequins #seasidesequins #giftidea #fathersday #fathersdaygift #giftfordad #creatingjoyfully

Supplies I used for this whole projects:

Thank You for hopping with us this month! Your next hope is my crafty friend, Nickie. She has something beautiful for you!

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 Crush™ Bluebird Book, My Crush™ Memories Assortment, Memory Protectors™ 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.

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I love My My Crush™ 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 Crush™ 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!

Celebrating National Paper Crafting Month 2015

This January 2015 is a month full of specials from Close To My Heart celebrating National Paper Crafting Month. Check them out:

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During the month of January 2014, with your qualifying minimum order $50 (before shipping & tax) you can get:
–> the Papercrafting Month Special: Noted Paper Kit for only $5
–> Stamp Of The Month: This Moment for only $5 …. SO LOVE THIS STAMP SET! Just perfect to start your Valentine projects.

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Look at these beautiful inspirations of using this month SOTM:

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And to see our recent Idea Book, December 2014 – March 2015 Seasonal Expressions 1, you can go here. To shop, you can go to go to my website to start shopping!

Not only that… When you host a party, you can get extra $30 more hostess reward!!! That means, if you make $350 – $449 sales at your party, you’ll earn $90 hostess reward (instead of $60) plus you can pick 1 item in the Idea Book for 50% off!!!

Earn more when your party order more…

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How about that for celebrating New Year and Paper Crafting Month?

Let’s celebrate the National Month Paper Crafting together with your crafting buddies by hosting a party! And I will be so glad to do it for you & your friends 🙂 Feel free to contact me at gulletthm at yahoo dot com at anytime to schedule your party either online or home gathering during this month.

Happy National Paper Crafting Month!

Year In Review To Move Forward (+ DIY Sketchbook Journal Cover)

It is New Year’s Eve!!! WOW… can you believe that we are on the last day of 2014?

I am thankful for 2014.

Looking back for what we’ve been through this year, I am thankful. As family we learned so many things together. The big girl started her Kindergarten this year. The little girl can say her ABC and counting 1-20, although she always says, “1, 3, 2, 4, 5,…” LOL!!! Both girls love dancing, singing and crafting, too. I am one happy Mama who can craft with her girls 🙂

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As parents, Dave and I grow in learning to be parents, keep asking God to give us wisdom to teach them the truth and walk in love. We went through tough days but He was there to help us.

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it (Proverbs 22:6, NLT).

We love love love camping out in the Spring, Summer & Fall! That the best thing we found out our daughters LOVE being out in the nature because both my husband and I love outdoor activities.

As husband and wife, we celebrated our 6th Anniversary and this year was our 7th Christmas together. Each day we grow to love each other more and more… I am thankful for my amazing, loving and supporting husband. Dave is an answer to my prayer!

There was a bit change in our ministry. In January we resigned from Wycliffe Bible Translators. We were so discouraged and kept seeking God for answers. Dave and I felt in our hearts that God still want us to go to SEA* as missionaries. So, we went to a mission conference focusing on that particular country. There we learned so much important updates, talked to some people and meeting with some friends we knew before from the country. We were looking for an new opportunity to serve. Then couple days after we came back home, we got a call from the area director of Wycliffe Associates (it is a partner organization with WBT) and a director of a mission agency in the country offering both of us opportunities that we never thought of before. These new opportunities are perfectly fit for each of us. We were surprised by God and how He worked again and again! So we started our journey in September and right now we are raising support to go to SEA* serving with Wycliffe Associates as supported volunteers in 2015! We have some works to do remotely from home and cannot wait to work with the mother tongue translators & local churches directly soon to help them bringing the Good News to the 450+ Unreached & Bibleless People Groups!

If you would like to know more details, we would love to share with you more 🙂 You can sign up for our ministry newsletter & prayer update HERE. Please pray for us daily in our preparation to go and also please be prayerfully to consider to support us to go here. Your prayers & partnership end the Bible poverty in SEA*, because of your partnership those people can have God’s word in languages they can understand best in their hearts so that they may come to worship the one true living God through Jesus Christ through the works we will be doing there with the team.

We are thankful for our families, friends, church, and all new partners God has brought into our lives in 2014. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

This year has been amazing for me personally. I learn a lot. Through personal quite time with the Lord, He help me to keep my eyes on Him and have faith in Him. Also, through group devotional time with our small church prayer meeting group & HelloMornings group, I learned so much of God, His love & truly He listened to our prayers.

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In August, again, I was able to attend an amazing women blogging conference, Declare Conference, in Texas. I reconnected with blogging & online friends, met new “internet” friends I met in real life & even God led me to new connections with some friends. This was my second conference and He has blessed me tremendously! I am praying and hoping to go next year if we’re still here 🙂 You should check this conference and pray about going! They have limited seats for 2015!

In October, a scrapbooking friend introduced me to a group on Facebook, Journaling Bible Community, where I find lots of inspirations how to illustrate our faith and love for God in creative ways.

In that group, a lot by a lot of crafty friends inspire to learn more of this illustrating God’s word in creative ways. When we went out buying Christmas gifts, I found a big sketch book at Barnes & Noble for only $8.99! So I grabbed it and plan to use this sketch book for my 2015 Bible Study creatively 🙂

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I decorated the book cover with some paper doilies, washi tapes (CTMH), gold sequins assortment (CTMH) and mini stapler (CTMH)

For the big year title, I cut the 2015 with my Silhouette Cameo using DCWV glitter cardstock and the triangle border I cut the glitter cardstock using the Triangles Cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.

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The white polkadots is very easy to do. I trace the numbers, and then start stamping the dots using the eraser of my daugther’s pencil. I used CTMH White Archival Ink. I heat set it for a quick dry. Then I glued the numbers and triangle border.

Today I am sharing my project at Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut new challenge, Anything New Year. Check it out here!

Hope you can play along with us this week 🙂 Click here to link up your project(s).

I wanna take this day to THANK YOU ALL for all your love, prayers & supports in 2014 for me and my family! Thank you for inspiring me!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family.
God bless you abundantly in 2015!

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