Friday, October 2, 2015

October Specials at Close To My Heart!

It is that time of month again….the beginning of the month & I can’t WAIT to share what CTMH has in store for us this month! J

Special #1

2015-10_free bag_me at convention"It’s In The Bag"!!!
can be YOURS when you become a part of my CTMH family in October 2015!! 

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 YOU start your business with confidence and flair!

Take a peek at what the $129 Consultant kit looks like…(retail value is $445!!)


Now is the PERFECT time to become a part of our Close To My Heart family…we’d LOVE to have you!!

 It’s the PERFECT time to join, as there is a new INCENTIVE program for YOU as a new consultant too!!

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Look at all these AMAZING products you can earn in your 1st few months as a consultant!! 

Would you like to learn more? 
CLICK HERE for details about what being a part of the CTMH family is all about….and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Have you already decided you’d like to join our CTMH family…then you’ll want to click here and get the process started!  Wahoo! J 

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Special #2

October Stamp of the Month (SOTM)  - "Twinkle"

This stamp set is the PERFECT set as you think about the upcoming Christmas season!! 

So….what could YOU use this stamp set for???
*gift tags
*scrapbook pages
*stamp kraft paper & make
your OWN wrapping paper
*Pocket scrapbooking
…the list could go on & on! J

AND….did you notice the RED lines???  That means it coordinates with CTMH’s Artiste Cricut cartridge!!  If you have the machine…great!!  If not, you can hand cut them if you need to as well!

2015-10 Oct SOTM_Merry Everything card_DSC_0227To get your OWN “Twinkle” stamp set you can
1. Purchase it at $17.95
2. Purchase $50 of other CTMH goodies & then pay ONLY $5 for this stamp set!!

Blessings to you!!

Krista Hershberger 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

Welcome to our MONTHLY
Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

If you have come here from
you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE October SOTM stamp set called Twinkle....just in time for Christmas!  

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here & work your way around to the many consultants on this "hop"!  

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have over 45+ Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!

Take a peek at this FUN, exclusive Stamp set only available in October!!!J

AND....drum roll please...notice the RED outline around the shapes.  

This means it is CRICUT compatible....and these shapes COORDINATE with Close To My Heart's Cricut collection - Artiste
I seem to gravitate to stamp sets that have Cricut coordinating makes creating so QUICK & EASY!  
So, onto the card I created today...take a peek at this Christmas card!! 

I ADORE the NEW designs in our Paper Fundamentals collection....if you haven't experimented with this product line from Close To My Heart - you'll want to put it on your wish list right away!! J 

I used the CRANBERRY color from the Adventure set, and the GLACIER fundamental paper from the Whimsy collection.  

I also used the White Pines paper collection.  This collection is perfect for the upcoming winter season, and you'll want to make sure to make sure you get these items PRIOR to Dec 31st when they will be retiring!! 

While I DID use the Artiste cartridge (that coordinates with this stamp set) I ALSO used the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge too!!  

  The Artiste cut the frame image BEAUTIFULLY, so all I had to do was ink up the frame stamp in Cranberry ink and stamp!  I used chocolate ink for the "Merry Everything" wording.

But I couldn't get the NEW holly branch image out of my mind that I saw on page 48 of this new book....I just HAD to give it a try! 

By using our NEW Fern colored cardstock, and backing this image with glacier cardstock, it made a beautiful holly branch as an embellishment on my card. J

I LOVE that I can make any color sparkle I need!!  Just take your ShinHan alcohol marker, and color sparkles, sequins, ribbon, shimmer trim, plastic, have the perfect colored embellishment to match!JIn this case, I used the Carmine colored alcohol marker to make the CLEAR sparkles red!!  

Here is the list of products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  Happy Crafting to EACH of you! J 

October 2015 SOTM card
S1510                Twinkle (only available in October 2015!)
X7200B             White Pines Paper pack
Z3125                Fundamentals - Adventure paper
Z3127                Fundamentals- Whimsy paper
Z3170                Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Z3167                Artistry Cricut Cartridge - NEW!!
Z1752                Clear Sparkles
Z2448               ShinHan Alcohol Marker - Carmine
                      Cranberry Baker's Twine (retired) 
Inks used:  Chocolate, Cranberry 

One more thing I'd like to share today.....
The CTMH art department always creates projects using these EXCLUSIVE stamp sets each month, so we (as consultants) have samples to share.
Take a CLOSE look at the layout they created for this month....

When I saw the layout for the October stamp set, I was SUPER excited!!!

This photo is someone I love dearly...our dear 12 year old daughter, Makaah, is the one pictured on this layout!!!  FUN!!!!!  

Thanks for sharing with me in our excitement - Makaah will add this Holiday Expression mini-book to her collection - this is the 2nd time she's been "published" at CTMH. 

Now  its time to head over to Kathy Burrows' Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the October SOTM

~ Twinkle~

is only available until October 31stJ

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista J

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Christmas Cardmaking Day - 2015

What a LOVELY day we had, as we had our ANNUAL Christmas Cardmaking Day in Lancaster Co this past Saturday!

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My team & I make this a “Customer Appreciation” day, and enjoy treating our customers (really, friends Smile) extra special this day!!

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Everyone received a goodie bag when they arrived….and then headed over to this table to create a TAG for their bag.  These stamped images came from the October Stamp of the Month stamp set – Twinkle

Next, they took the rest of their Artistry Cricut cut pieces (see photo below) and stamped some of the images, pieced the other Cricut pieces together to create some GREAT embellishments to use in future crafting! 
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2015-9 Christmas Cardmaking Day_3x3 card_DSC_0271Check out the ADORABLE 3x3 card they made with our NEW diffusers that go along with our Embossing folders!!!! 

These NEW GOODIES arrived the week of card day, so I quickly figured out a way to incorporate them into the Christmas Cardmaking Day’s creations. SmileI’m so glad I did – diffusers were new to MANY of our attendees that day!!

2015-9-26 Christmas cardmaking day_DSC_0182There was plenty to see & ooh & ahh over, as they roamed around the room.  We even had some Christmas music playing (until our CD player quit working )

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Of course, there was some scrumptious breakfast goodies, drinks,  and candy for anyone to snack on too!!

Then it was time to create!!!  We divided up into 5 different groups, and stayed as a group the entire day. 

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There were 6 different stations in the morning, and 6 in the afternoon….meaning there was an “extra” table to head to when you had a few extra moments.  

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I’ll show you a QUICK peek of the projects we created in the morning…

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We had our “traditional” lunch of homemade taco soup with all the fixings…and of course LOTS of other goodies too Smile  The Pumpkin Torte made by Sheri, is ALWAYS a HUGE hit too!!!

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Then we went back to our CRAFTING and enjoyed the rest of our afternoon creating this set of goodies!! 
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Each “class” throughout the day lasted 25 minutes, and we were finished our day by 3:15pm.  We appreciate EACH person that joined us for this day and know that it is something everyone looks forward to each year!!

The past two Christmas card days (we’ve had 7 of them!) we also have a table set up in honor of Operation Smile. We as consultants, donate handmade cards and ask the attendees to feel free to donate what they can and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the kids!!

This year we raised $74.50, just through our handmade cards!! 
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We also had the current Operation Smile stamp set there, so everyone could see how ADORABLE it was!!  I know I’ve already received an order for that stamp set!  So thankful CTMH is donating $7  to O.S. for EACH of these stamp sets that are purchased!!  Wahoo!!! 

(click on the picture of the stamp set below to get this ADORABLE stamp set, and $7 will go DIRECTLY to the kids at Operation Smile!)
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merry christmas_4x3_card_card dayIf you like what you see, we’d LOVE to have your join us at NEXT YEAR’s Christmas Cardmaking Day event!! 

We had a new location this year, which would hold a lot more people Smile…so spread the word, bring your friends & mark the down Saturday, Sept 24, 2016 and plan to join us then!! 

If you like what you see, and would like to know what products we used to create these goodies – please CONTACT ME….or feel free to head to my website & browse around at all these FABULOUS, new products that Close To My Heart has…you won’t be disappointed!!

Have a wonderful day & many blessings to each of you!!!
Krista  J