Thursday, May 21, 2015

Taste of Summer – Pucker Up 2 pg. layout


A few weeks ago I spent the weekend creating with my Spa Girls in Virginia.

The Spa Girls are my CTMH sisters that all won the first CTMH Spa Retreat back in 2010.  All 9 of us that won this trip, connected in such a way that we continue to have a lunch reunion at Convention every year. 

Well, meeting that 1 time every year – didn’t seem like enough time together…enough time to continue to cultivate our friendships, brainstorm and listen to each other.  SO….last year we decided to get together for our own little retreat.  J

Jaime has graciously hosted us the past 2 years in her FABULOUS crafting studio! :)  Here we are --- 5 out of the 9---that could make it to this year’s retreat!  We are hoping to be able to have a time where ALL of us can be together once again…until then, the tradition of our annual weekend together continues!  

This year at our weekend, we were able to get our Taste Of Summer papers just in time to take to our retreat!  We were able to brainstorm together and shared ideas for layouts and cards which was so much fun!  
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If you’d like to learn ALL the details regarding this paper pack & stamp set CLICK HERE

The layout that I am sharing with you today was designed by Shannon Pelletier.  Shannon used CTMH’s Make It From Your Heart Vol 2, pattern #6 as her guide to put this layout together.  When she completed the layout, then we could add stamped images, embellishments & have some fun with it! J

Here is the layout Shannon designed….she used the Taste of Summer paper pack PLUS she added some Pear Cardstock – the perfect color combo!! 
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The ink colors I used on this layout were Thistle, Pear, & Canary.

Take a peek at how much “wow” the liquid glass adds to the fruit!! I often to use Liquid Glass as a glue…but in this case, it was PERFECT to use on this beautiful fruit as an embellishment!
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Using a black journaling pen to sketch some lines around the edges, seems to making an appearance again.  I believe when I started scrapbooking 20 years ago, this was a common thing that you would see.  Isn’t it interesting how styles seem to make always come back around? J

Are you ready to get your own Taste of Summer?  Shop my website and order yours today! J

Would you like your OWN pack of Taste of Summer paper?  
Head to my website by clicking on the image below and you’ll also EARN some tickets for May’s Mystery Hostess Party!!

Want to learn MORE ways to earn tickets so that YOU can win $40 of CTMH goodies??? 


Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J 
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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

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May 2015 Specials! Wahoo!
ÞMay is YOUR CHANCE  to WIN - FREE CTMH goodies
when you place your order at http://kristah.ctmh.com/!

ÞCelebrate National Scrapbooking Month!! J
With Taste of Summer paper pack & stamp set! 
 Taste of Summer_paper   stamp_PicMonkey Collage
CLICK HERE to learn ALL the details!!

Þ**May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Just Sayin'
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 ONLY $5! (with $50 CTMH purchase)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Taste of Summer with Mojo Monday

I’ve been wanting participate in a creating challenge recently, and I finally took some extra time and did it!! J  What fun …to follow a sketch & complete the design however you feel led!  Since it’s been a while since I’ve done a challenge, this time I pretty much stuck to the sketch that was provided. 

When I saw this sketch, from Mojo Monday this week,  I knew I was going to use this Close To My Heart’s EXCLUSIVE  paper pack – Taste of Summer – as my starting point! 

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The Taste of Summer paper pack can ONLY be purchased from your CTMH consultant (click here if you don’t have a consultant J) during May 2015!!
  
It’s ONLY  $8.95 for the 12 pack of designer papers!  The bright & bold colors in the set just make you want to create!!




 So after deciding to use those papers…this is the card I created…J
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Blossom Cardmaking_wotg_stamp set

What fun I had, creating this card….it just makes me think of summertime!!  Summer will be here before we know it!

For my card, I chose to use the solid designs vs. the fruit designs of this paper. The purple, yellow & green colors were calling my name J…and those are the colors I ended up using. 

I used the stamp set that comes from our Blossom Cardmaking Kit.  I love the variety of images in this set!! The popsicle, stars, flowers…and words - Oh fun!!!  (CLICK HERE to see details on this kit & my upcoming card class!)

I was inspired when I saw a card created by my friend, Jaime Llewellyn, where she used liquid glass on her popsicle!  I LOVED the effect, so I had to recreate that on this card. Can you see the shimmer & dimension the Liquid Glass adds to this card?
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I hope you enjoyed this card, and maybe you would like to create one of your own! 

If so, here is a list of items I used to create this fun card. 
Taste of Summer paper pack
Blossom Workshop Stamp set
Thistle Extra Thick Twine
Ink colors: Canary, Thistle, Pear, Desert Sand & Black


Blessings to you for a beautiful day!


Krista Hershberger 

clip_image002Celebrating 8 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

ADDRESS: 359 Warwick Road , Elverson , PA 19520
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116

May 2015 Specials! Wahoo!

ÞMay is YOUR CHANCE  to WIN - FREE CTMH goodies
when you place your order at http://kristah.ctmh.com/!

ÞCelebrate National Scrapbooking Month!! J
With Taste of Summer paper pack & stamp set!  
Taste of Summer_paper   stamp_PicMonkey Collage
CLICK HERE to learn ALL the details!!

Þ**May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Just Sayin'
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 ONLY $5! (with $50 CTMH purchase)
Head over to my blog www.kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com for ALL the details! J

Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day – 2015 Spring Fundraiser

National Scrapbooking DayWe had a wonderful day together on Saturday, May 2, 2015. 

Today was National Scrapbooking Day AND the entire month of May is National Scrapbooking Month!! 

 For those of us that enjoy papercrafting – we enjoy celebrating these special days!!  A great “excuse” for us to get together & get our creative juices flowing in the creative world!  


Join me now as I share the details of this creative day together!! 

We called this gathering our Spring Fling_2015-5-2_title

and as you see – it took place in Morgantown PA!!!  

We made this a day for Cardmaker’s – Scrapbooker’s AND a Fundraiser to raise money for the children at Operation Smile!!  It turned out to be a GREAT day, and there was something for EVERYONE!!!

Our Scrapbooker’s arrived at 8am….and these fun goodies awaited them….
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_goodies-scrapbookers
When our Cardmaker’s came at 9:30 – they registered, got a name tag & found one of these goodie bags at their spots. J
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Throughout the day EVERYONE had door prize tickets as part of their day…and these are the goodies that were given away that day!  The CTMH Lagoon, chevron shoulder tote was our GRAND PRIZE of the day!! J
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_door prize

The scrapbooker’s were on their own for the most part.  They brought all sorts of goodies to work on, and enjoyed creating, sharing ideas & fellowshipping together! J
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The cardmaker’s were ready to create…there were 5 ladies per group, and they stayed with that group the entire day.  They rotated around 4 tables in the morning, and 4 tables in the afternoon!!  

We had so much fun as we shared techniques, played with NEW product from Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book and just enjoyed fellowshipping together. 
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If the ladies did finish their cards early, they were welcome to go to the “extra” table to create this card using the MAY special – Taste of Summer  paper pack
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OR they could head over to our Display area, and gather MORE ideas that they could use on future creative projects!!
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_display table

Here are the cards that we created this day (minus the “extra card” pictured above)
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_all 8 cards we created

Joyce Houck – my amazingly, creative, upline – taught us how to create some fabulously, folded cards today! 
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Everyone seemed to REALLY enjoy the food today!  Yum!!! 

We had a couple breakfast cakes, juice, fruit for the morning snack AND a FABULOUS lunch of taco salad with a variety of side dishes including chicken salad, egg salad, broccoli/cauliflower salad – and the list goes on. 
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(this only shows the one of two tables of food we had for lunch! LOL!!)

For supper that evening – a slimmer crowd, since it was the cropper’s & us consultants– we had Pizza, jello, and all the fun snacks that everyone brought along to share!!

After supper in the evening, and after the cardmaker’s left for home, I taught a 2 page layout class to those that wanted to learn something new.  We showcased our “My Creations Designer Bags” and turned the bag into a fun pocket page in our album!!! 
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_2 page layout class
For details on what the pocket & 2 page layout look like, CLICK HERE to go to that blog post. 


AND – the BEST part about this day….we raised money for logo kids!! 
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_Operation Smile table
A HUGE thank you to EACH of you that purchased these handmade cards! 

A 100% of the purchase of these cards went directly to Operation Smile!!  On Saturday, we raised $80.50 – just by selling these handmade cards!!  Thank you, thank you for helping us to continue to help these children to smile & lead a normal life!! 

Monica Wihongi, our CCO at CTMH, just returned from a recent trip to help Operation Smile!! 
CLICK HERE to read all about her journey & see HOW MUCH your support of this organization really DOES change lives!!
2015-5 NSD_Spring Fundraiser_penny card 
So – would you like to see CLOSE UP’s of the cards we made on National Scrapbooking Day?  J   

Since this post is already long enough – make sure to come back to my blog & I will be sharing these cards over the next 2 weeks – here on my blog!!! J  See you soon!!

Blessings to you!


Krista Hershberger J

clip_image002Celebrating 8 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

ADDRESS: 359 Warwick Road , Elverson , PA 19520
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116

May 2015 Specials! Wahoo!

ÞMay is YOUR CHANCE  to WIN - FREE CTMH goodies
when you place your order at http://kristah.ctmh.com/!
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ÞCelebrate National Scrapbooking Month!! J
With Taste of Summer paper pack & stamp set!  
Taste of Summer_paper   stamp_PicMonkey Collage
CLICK HERE to learn ALL the details!!

Þ**May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Just Sayin'
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 ONLY $5! (with $50 CTMH purchase)
Head over to my blogwww.kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com for ALL the details! J