Saturday, September 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Happy Day WYW card kit

Welcome to our monthly 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 crafty friends 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 my team leader, Joyce's blog you are right on track.

In case you HAVEN'T heard, you'll want to check with your Close To My Heart Consultant ...because the NEWEST release of our Holiday Expression  Idea Book was released on September 1st!!  

It's BEAUTIFUL, & has loads of NEW PRODUCTS! :) :) If you click on the photo of the Idea Book, you can view the online version of this fabulous book! :) 

Today I wanted to show you something "NEW" from the Holiday book, so let's take a look at one of the Cardmaking Kits that are included in this new book.   

Here are the 2 card designs you can create with the Happy Day WYW Cardmaking beautiful! 

I ADORE these cards kits, and the BEST thing about these kits....they INCLUDE an Exclusive Stamp set!!  

Here is a picture of the entire kit...

This kit creates 12 cards/envelopes and is ONLY $26.95 
(and this includes a stamp set you will use for other projects!)

Here is a list of the items included in the kit....
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Falling for You sheets
4 — cardstock sheets (2 Espresso, 1 Saffron, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white & gold ribbon (Z3189)
12 – white card bases and envelopes

We also have a set of "additional items" used in the card designs.  Most often, these may be items you already have on hand.  In this case, we used our watercolor paints to color in the stamped flower images on these cards.

Additional supplies needed:
Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ Stamp Pad (Z3271)
Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
Waterbrush—Medium Round (Z3225)
Leaves Embossing Folder (Z4031)
Thin Cuts—Basic Circles (Z3318)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

Did you take notice of the NEW embossing folder above??  In the Holiday Expressions mini --book we have the BEAUTIFUL Leaves Embossing Folder!!  Lovely for this time of year!!

I don't consider myself a very good watercolor painter - but I had so much fun & I was happy that my painting didn't turn out too bad on my cards! :)   

The beautiful White & Gold Ribbon is INCLUDED in the cardmaking kit!! AND...I had another thought after I made these....I think GOLD shimmer trim would add a FUN touch to these cards too!!

  That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friendBetty's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!

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 

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stamp of the Month - Blog Hop- Feel So Blessed

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

If you have come here from Miss Carrie's Creations, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE September SOTM stamp set called "Feel So Blessed". 

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 25 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.

Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in September!!

Look at this BEAUTIFUL collection...and I ADORE the fonts in this stamp many useful, everyday sayings!

As I was thinking about "what" to create, using this stamp set I like to set goals for myself.  So my creating goals were to...
1. Use both of the FEATURED paper packs for the month of September.
2. Stamp a background pattern, somewhere on the card. 

Here is the card I created for this month's hop.  

The original design for this card, came from our last year's Annual Inspiration Idea book...the "thanks" card is found on page 19.  I love to use past catalogs for inspiration whenever I can! :) 

Since this month, September 2017, we have TWO featured paper collections at CTMH....I used TWO paper packs! :)  

Check out these 2 NEW collections that were just RELEASED TODAY!! 

Cats & Bats
Falling For You

(click on the photos above, to make them larger) 
These papers will be current until Dec 31, 2017 OR While Supplies Last...whichever one comes first ;). 

Let's talk a few more details about this card....
I wanted to do some type of background stamping.  I found this dotted designer paper in the Falling For You collection, & thought I could add some more design to this paper. It's amazing how much it adds, by stamping a few of the stems of leaves! 
 Ta-da...a "new" B&T paper!
I also wanted to use a few NEW products, that were just released today!!  

Can you find these new products???  

The Bronze sequins & the White & Bronze twine :)  So pretty!

AND...of course, a little bit of shimmer goes a LONG way ;)...out came the gold shimmer brush to give my feather a bit of sparkle!!

Cardstock colors used: Almond & Espresso
Inks used: Espresso & Fern


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Wendy's blog to see what CRAFTY items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

The September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Feel So Blessed” – is ONLY available until September 30, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  I have a few more cards to share using this stamp set, so feel FREE to come back to my blog, to see what OTHER goodies I've created throughout the next couple weeks. :) 

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017 Christmas Cardmaking Class with Krista :)

Our ANNUAL Christmas Card making day  is now called a Christmas Cardmaking Class  

I am EXCITED about this year’s event – as I will be running things a bit differently this year!

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I know many of you were hoping the Christmas Card Day would continue, & I enjoy this day so much, that I couldn’t quite let it go either…so we will try a NEW way to create Christmas Cards together this year!!
We will be turning this into a Christmas Cardmaking Class! 

This event will take place on Sat., September 23rd  and you will choose 1 of  2 times to come join me! Would you prefer to create your Christmas Cards in the morning or afternoon?

Our morning class will run from 8:30am-11:30am and the afternoon class will do from 1pm-4pm, Which one works best for you?

Come join me for a day of teaching and FUN as we create Christmas Cards together using our BRAND NEW stamp sets from the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book! The plan will be to create 8-10 cards during our time together. 

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Attendees: Please bring along adhesives – your “regular” papercrafting glue…plus foam dots (3d foam tape), glue dots, etc…or I will have these items available for purchase if you need to purchase them.  You can also pack your “normal” scrapbooking items…scissors, ruler, pencil, paper piercer, etc.

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****Another NEW SPECIAL – just for those that come to Christmas Card Day…

There will be a Mystery Hostess drawing for those in attendance that day!!

 For every $25 in product that is ordered, in the morning or afternoon, you will earn a ticket!!! 

PLUS….there will be other ways to earn tickets too (purchasing stamp of the months = 3 tickets, Sept special = 5 tickets, etc) !!


Then, on Monday, Sept 25 (once everyone has had a chance to decide on their goodies), we’ll be pulling names for winners to receive $30 of FREE CTMH goodies!!! Yes – there can (and most

likely WILL) be more than ONE $30 winner!!  The more tickets that are entered, the more people will WIN CTMH products!

Find ALL the details of this special day below….oR head on over to my FB event page…

Please send your registration form ASAP,  OR contact me directly if it is the week of the actual event. Smile 

I may be able to take some last minute people! Smile 
See you soon!!
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2017-9-23 Christmas Card Class registration form

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Product Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations 2017-2018

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book that was released on August 1, 2017.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from my talented friend,  Gina's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  25+ Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

Today I will be sharing a set of three cards I created, using NEW PRODUCTS from this GORGEOUS, New Idea Book!  

Take a look....

I used the floral designer paper from our BRAND NEW Whimsy Fundamentals for the base part of these cards.  By adding some black cardstock & coloring in these flowers with our wonderful ShinHan alcohol markers, they turned out to be some beautiful cards!! 

Feel free to CLICK HERE to check out all of the patterns in our NEW Whimsy Fundamentals palette!  I love the new feature on our websites, where each individual paper in a paper collection is shown!

On this 3 card collection, I used a NEW stamp set called "Happily Ever After".  

What a PERFECT stamp set for celebrating the joyous occasion of getting married!  I was excited how these flowers turned out...I don't see myself as a very good colorer, but really liked these purple hues! 

Also - I know I'll be using the word "Celebrate" for more than just weddings....recently, I stamped this word on a birthday card too! :) 

I also wanted to use our NEW "Color of the Year" color...Bashful in this project.  Take a peek on this "Best wishes" card, I used the Bashful Glitter paper, as well as the Bashful pearls!  Hooray for a NEW Color Of The Year! 

The final close up of this card, there isn't much to say ;)'s just a simple card.  I chose to use different embellishments for all 3 cards...just to be different :).  This card uses our Gold Glitter Gems. 

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Janna's  Blog to see her beautiful creation!


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

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Annual, Fall, Papercrafting OPEN HOUSE

UPDATE: Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 


You are invited to ATTEND my Close To My Heart

2017 Kickoff  Catalog Celebration (Open House)

to be held on August 17, 18 & 21, 2017!

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Come join me in celebrating the arrival of the
 NEW 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

Thurs., Aug 17 th from 6-9:30pm
Fri., Aug 18th from 12-4:30pm
Mon., Aug 21st by appointment
at my home in Elverson, AND on-line too!!

Join me at my Open House, and receive your very own
for FREE!! (a $6 value!)

View the NEW idea book ONLINE here...

When you join me IN-PERSON or ONLINE and you place your order (that day or until Aug 21st ) and your subtotal* reaches the $30, $50, & $80 mark you will RECEIVE a, NEW item from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book  as a THANK YOU for your order!

Purchase $30 in CTMH goodies* – RECEIVE your choice of Bashful pigment 1” ink OR pack of NEW Pearls for FREE!
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Purchase $50*your choice of Gold or Silver Foil Paper OR pk. of Complements for FREE!

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Complements - 4 new PicMonkey Collage

Purchase $80* your choice of one of two NEW Embossing Folder OR Ink Pad of your choice for FREE!

new embossing folders  NEW inks - bashful, nutmeg, mink

(*subtotal sale is total prior to shipping and tax.
This does NOT apply to website orders, unless approved by myself, Krista Hershberger. This special only applies to me, Krista Hershberger - CTMH Independent Consultant, and will not be honored by other CTMH Consultants )

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PLUS – with every $50 order you place,
you are eligible for the August Stamp of the Month stamp set for
ONLY $5!

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What is included at this Open House Event???

  • NEW product for you to touch and see
  • a BRAND NEW Idea Book for you for FREE
  • make n’ take ~create with NEW product!!
  • BRING a FRIEND receive FREE gift
  • BOOK a GATHERING receive a FREE stamp set!
  • Door PRIZES to win (lots of ways to earn tickets!)
  • Cash & Carry items you may need right now OR missed when they last retired. J
  • used STAMP SETS..$10 & under!
  • yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!

****Come early to my in-home so you have time to complete your make n take, (we’ll be creating a card) eat some goodies AND uninterrupted time browsing my samples of NEW products! I will also have my cash & carry items set up too!! ****

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If you can’t be present at my Open House that day, you can still qualify for the FREE gifts above by earning tickets!


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Head on over to my "Kickoff Catalog Celebration" event page on Facebook to see beautiful SNEAK PEEKS of these gorgeous NEW goodies!! ;) 


 Call me & place your order by Aug 21st  & you can earn the Free Item with qualifying order, make n take card, free stamp for hosting a party & EARN tickets for door prize drawings too!

Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 11 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
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