Monday, July 6, 2015

Operation Smile Blog Hop- Happy Everything

Welcome to this Special Blog Hop!

We will be featuring our beautiful Operation Smile stamp set called Happy Everything. 

This stamp set is EXCLUSIVELY available from Close To My Heart AND the best part....$3 of the $17.95 purchase price will go DIRECTLY to the kids that are apart of Operation Smile!! 

If you have come here from Donna Digby's  Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations this month.

 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!

So – let’s start off by taking a peek at this ADORABLE, very usable Happy Everything stamp set. 

There are so many BEAUTIFUL items have already been created with this it!!!  Today, I chose to create some bright, happy cards with this exclusive stamp set. 

Here they are. 

Did you notice???  These cards are the EXACT same card design...just turned 1/4 turn!J
They card pattern I used comes from our FABULOUS How-To-Book, Make It From Your Heart, volume 2....and I used pattern #25. 

I LOVE how much different the 2nd card can look!!  Which one do you like better???

Let's take a closer look....

I added a background of Dry embossed on this card.  I used the Honeycomb embossing folder & was amazed at how much of a different look it created with that one piece of paper! 

You can also see I used the Lagoon Hearts washi tape (cut in half) on this card. 

I used this card for one of my home gatherings recently, and I needed a bit faster of a card - since there were a lot of people attending.  

That's why you see the Cricut cut flower. J Still beautiful (vs. stamping a flower) but a lot quicker to create!!

(I LOVE the chevron, sunset washi tape on this card!) 

****Just a note - the Blossom paper pack will soon be retiring as well (it's on backorder til July 10th at the time of this post)!  This is a FAVORITE paper pack of mine, and many of my customers! 

 This is a while supplies last item - so make sure to contact your own CTMH consultant today to get yours before they are gone!  

Have fun creating with this BEAUTIFUL Happy Everything stamp set!!   J 

Items used to create this card.... 
Happy Everything stamp set
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
X7196B Blossom Paper pack
Pear cardstock
Sunset cardstock
 Embossing Folder (your choice)
1" Washi Tape--Chevron or Hearts
Gold Sequins
Brown & Tan Sparkles

Inks used: Pear, Glacier

Now "Hop" on over to Michele Rowley's Blogto see her amazing work!

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. J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) 
to see how you can receive your own "Happy Everything" stamp set.  They are only available until August 31, 2015!!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Specials at Close To My Heart! :)

ÞPurchase $25 in Stamp sets - and get YOUR choice....
1. A FREE July Stamp of the Month stamp set 
2. Your choice of 1 of 13 EXCLUSIVE Hostess stamp sets
 for ONLY $5!!!!

Have you been "eyeing up" those EXCLUSIVE Hostess Only stamp sets at the front of our Idea books???  

Well - this IS your month!!!  Now, YOU (even if you aren't a CTMH Hostess) can purchase these BEAUTIFUL stamp sets!!! 

For the month of JULY 2015 - with every $25 in stamp sets that you purchase, you are elgible for 1 of these Hostess stamp sets for ONLY $5!!!  Wahoo CTMH!!!

Place your order at my website ( & when $25 of stamp sets are in your cart - you'll be promoted to choose your $5 stamp set OR your FREE July stamp of the month set.  

Oh the decisions you need to make! LOL!! 

Here is a picture of all the stamp sets you get to choose from....

...and you'll get a CLOSE UP view of these stamp sets once your cart is filled with the $25 stamp sets.  

And guess what???

The stamp sets that are on the RETIRING LIST - ARE current sets & count towards July's special!!  Wahoo!!!
Have fun and ENJOY this AMAZING deal, only available at CTMH during July 2015!!!   J

HERE is a list of all of the Hostes Stamp sets...these are shown in the FRONT of our TWO current Idea books

C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love  
C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
 B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly
C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off
A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning

Þ**July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Life is Wonderful

 ONLY $5 (with $50 CTMH purchase) 
 (when you place a $25 order of our FABULOUS stamp sets!)  J

Each month you can purchase a new, EXCLUSIVE D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail!

When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Would you like to see some ARTWORK using this stamp set? 

CLICK HERE to see multiple creations of consultants that were in a Blog Hop on the 1st of this past month!
Would you like to take advantage of all these goodies right now? J

Click on the cart below and head on over to my website to check out these JUNE goodies!! Wahoo!
Blessings to you!!!

Krista Hershberger J

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July SOTM Blog Hop- Life is Wonderful

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 July SOTM stamp set called “Life Is Wonderful”.  

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! J How will YOU use this stamp set?

Today, I chose to use this stamp set on a card I created...  

I used CTMH's How-To Book, Originals, to choose a card design I liked.  This pattern is called "Sweet & Simple".  

I then decided to pull out my soon-to-be-retired Jackson paper pack, to give theme & color to this card. J 

I love the subtle hint of hearts that our 5x7 dry embossing folder created on the cocoa colored just gives it that extra touch. J 

By adding the stamped arrow & a heart from the Chalk It Up assortment pack, and adding some of our neutral, metallic baker's twine I was able to give the card a final touch. J

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

July 2015 SOTM card
S1507                Life is Wonderful (only available in July 2015!)
X7195B              Jackson paper pack
                     Sorbet Cardstock
Z3018                Heart Embossing Folder
Z3009               Chalk it up Assortment
Z1921                Metallic Baker's Twine
Inks used:  Cocoa 

Now head on over to Lori Brown's 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 July SOTM
~ Life Is Wonderful~
is only available until July 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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Crush Assortment–Bluebird card

My Crush_blog hop_LIve-each-day   bird card
I had so much FUN creating this cards…and it was SO EASY too!!!

The 2 flowers are the only items I stamped…
It was really quite “easy” – once I set my mind to it, and once I was ok with cutting apart the cute My Crush Assortment cards (if necessary- LOL!)  It was WELL WORTH the effort in the end!! J 

In this card, I used 2 pre-designed My Crush Assortment Cards as the main base of this card. 

Take a peek at the picture below showing you the pieces I used to create this card…
My Crush_blog hop_LIve-each-day   bird card_contents
Since CTMH's JUNE SPECIAL is all about the My Crush items....I wanted to show you how these My Crush Assortments can be used for MORE than just Scrapbooking!!!

Isn't it GREAT at how SIMPLE it was to create this card???  TWO My Assortment cards, the stamp set & some embellishments. J
Here is a picture of the entire Memories assortment pack that coordinates with the Bluebird My Crush Book.

Assortment pack INCLUDES:
16 – Journal Spots
4 – 4" × 4" My Stickease™ Sheets
2 – 4" × 4" Alphabet Stickers Sheets
4 – 2" × 2" Envelopes
Coordinates well with the My Crush™ Bluebird book. Acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.

What is Close To My Heart's JUNE special all about???

Take a look at this chart below to see what items need to be purchased & then what stamp set you receive for FREE!!!!

What FUN!!!  FIVE different collections to purchase – and RECEIVE a FREEEEEE  Stamp set! J  
To create the card above, I used the coordinating My Crush Stamp set - "Love This".
(You can receive this stamp set for FREE with qualifying purchase this month!!)  

If you’d like to see the details on the OTHER 2 cards I created using this My Crush Assortment, click on card links below…

CARD 2- Birdcage Card

Here is the list of items I used to create this card above....
Items used to create this set of cards.... 
B1432 Love This stamp set
X7196B Blossom Paper Pack
My Crush Memories
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
White Shimmer trim
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Bitty Sparkles

Inks used: Thistle, Glacier, Twilight(retired)
Contact Me to see how you can join in and get your OWN Summer Crush special from Close To My Heart this month.
These items are WHILE SUPPLIES last - so hurry over to get your OWN set of these today! !

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!
 Krista Hershberger J

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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
June 2015 Specials! Wahoo!

ÞGet a FREE stamp set!!!
Purchase a My Crush book & assortment pack & get the coordinating stamp set...FREE!!! 

**Details here ®®®®     MY CRUSH special!

Þ**June Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Ice Cream Dream
2015-6 SOTM
 ONLY $5! (with $50 CTMH purchase)