Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentine’s Day Waterfall card

Good day to each of you! I’m excited to share with you today some cards created by my fellow, CTMH consultants! 

I recently was a part of a swap - where we created 3 cards using either our NEW Heartstrings or Hopscotch paper pack…and then we would receive 3 cards in return!!

Here are the cards I created for the swap…
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you can CLICK HERE to read the details in creating them.

Swaps are the PERFECT way to get a sampling of NEW goodies, and see many new ideas from my designing friends!

Today, I wanted to show you a Waterfall Card that fellow consultant Evon Fuerst created. 

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It was so neat to see her card when it arrived…I haven’t made a waterfall card in such a long time!!

Maybe this is the first time you have seen this type of card?

It’s an interactive card, and can be used in many different ways, for many different occasions! 

Let’s take a peek at what happens when you start to pull the tab at the bottom that has the pixie colored extra thick twine…
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See how she created a different square for each part of the pulled tab?  There is a total of 4 squares that are filled.

Can you see the possibilities?  This card was created with Valentine’s Day in mind, however…why not create a birthday card, or maybe a card with animals for a child’s get well card? 

Since it’s Thursday today - why don’t we do a “Throwback Thursday” using CTMH products. J

Here is a waterfall card I created….long, LONG ago! (or so it seems)
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When I did a search in my CTMH files for a waterfall card, this card appeared…this was one of my favorite stamp sets!!

Here is the inside view...
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Also during my file search….another picture of a waterfall card appeared…and it was actually created last month!!

This card uses our Confetti Wishes paper pack & the Dec SOTM stamp set “Cutie Pie”.  I did not mark down the consultants name who created this…so please let me know if it’s you!
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So, are you headed to your craft room to create your own Waterfall card?

  I hope so…and I would LOVE to see your creations! J  
Feel free to comment below OR why not join my CTMH Business facebookpage! 

Please feel free to post any of your Creations on that FB page!  I love to see what everyone is creating in their craft rooms! J

Blessings to you for a beautiful day!
Krista Hershberger J

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Valentine’s Day

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Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog 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 fellow consultants 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 friend & upline Joyce Houck’s blog you are right on track.  Since we are already in the month of January…I thought it may be fun to show you samples of Valentine cards I created recently!  J

February will be here very soon!! 

Here are the 3 Valentine’s Cards I created….
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Now - one of these cards may look familiar  J….yes, I showcased the middle card LAST month here at the Joyful Stars Blog Hop. (to see details on this card - CLICK HERE)

Today, Let’s talk about the details on the other two cards.  

Happy Valentine’s Day card
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I had so much fun with this card!! The card design that inspired me was pattern #25 in our Make It From Your Heart - vol. 2 booklet. (take a peek at this pattern, and you can see the few changes I made J )

I used 3 of the NEW stamp sets in our Seasonal Expression mini-book!  Let’s look at the 3 stamp sets… 

1. The stamp set from Heartstrings WOTG card kit (G1090)
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2. C1608 Brushstrokes

3. D1635 Assorted Edges

Heartstrings_valentinescards_happy vday-CU_DSC_1616I had FUN using the border stamps to create my OWN background paper!  I stamped the circle/dotted border in Lagoon ink, on top of Lagoon cardstock!

I also REALLY like the adorable heart/arrow border that is included in the Heartstrings WOTG stamp set!!! By stamping it in Cranberry…it added a finishing touch to the middle of the card.

Let’s take a look at the 2nd card…

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I used the SAME stamp sets as listed above…BUT I also used our FABULOUS spray pens as part of the background!!!

By mixing whisper re-inker & water  and putting it into the spray pen, you get a beautiful “spotted” background!!  Here is a closer look!


To create all of these cards, I used the BEAUTIFUL new paper pack called Heartstrings

This paper is perfect for the month of February, but can also be used for many other occasions too!! The rose paper is just beautiful, and the paper with words is so versatile! 

I didn’t talk about the embellishments - but they show themselves well…there’s no NEED to talk! LOL! 

The NEW White shimmer Trim, Heartstrings Assortment , Pixie Extra thick Twine & the Stuck On You - Puffies added the perfect touche to finish these cards!!

**Please note that MANY of these items are ONLY available until March 31, 2015 OR while supplies last!!  So talk to your CTMH consultant today & make sure you add these cuties to your creating needs!  J

Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend & CTMH sister Betty Locco’s blog to check out what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

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 J

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year & check out these AMAZING specials in 2015!! ~ January deals!

I’m so EXCITED for the 4 deals that are taking place this January at Close To My Heart!!

Check out these goodies ~ there are FOUR of them…make sure to see them all!!!

1. January is National Papercrafting Month- Year>Noted kit
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I love how CTMH makes so many things special…and in THIS case, they are celebrating National Papercrafting Month (NPM) with an EXCLUSIVE, only available in January… Year>Noted kit.

This kit is available for ONLY $5 when you place a $50 CTMH purchase…OR for only $5 more - get the NEW My Creations kraft mini album! (retail value $9.95)

Here is a picture taken by fellow consultant, Karen Pedersen, showcasing all of the goodness that will arrive in this kit…


Paper kit includes:
1 – My Acyrlix® Year >> Noted Stamp Set (C-size)
2 – Year >> Noted B&T Duos™ Papers
1 – Light Blue Cardstock Sheet
1 – Light Pink Cardstock Sheet
2 – White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
1 – Golden Foil Sticker Sheet
1 – My Creations™ Kraft Mini Album (optional for an additional $5)

The stamp set in this kit is adorable…

notice the boxes to check mark, arrows, words, lines, etc…Yay!!!

and CTMH’s January specials don’t end here…keep reading for MORE goodies!!

2. MORE FREE Hostess goodies!!
The PERFECT time to get those items on your Crafty Wish LIST!!!
You won’t want to miss out on this AMAZING deal!!

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher, will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards!

This means an additional $30, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products.
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This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow!

***Another tidbit of information….Did you know that CTMH treats their hostess's special in another way? 

****ALL free items & 1/2 price items are shipped FREE to hostess!!!

Feel free to give me a call today to schedule your home party…my dates are filling fast!! Or - if you can’t have a home party, online or book parties qualify for the same Hostess Rewards!!  So let’s get your party started!!

3. January Stamp of the Month

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What an adorable stamp set…and just in time for Valentine’s Day!!!

As always…this stamp set can be YOURS for ONLY $5 when you place a $50 CTMH order (a 70% savings off retail!) OR you can purchase this stamp set at it’s retail price of just $17.95.

RECOMMENDED BLOCKS: 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006),  2" × 3½" (Y1009)

4. Free Close To My Heart Idea Books

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If you haven’t already received the FREE Annual Inspirations & FREE Seasonal Expression Idea books - you’ll want to make sure to click the “Add to Order” button when you place your order!!

If you prefer to give me a CALL with your order, that works too!!  If you already have a copy of the Annual Inspirations, you can still opt to have your free copy sent to you so that you can share with a friend!  I LOVE these specials deals that CTMH offers to us!! Wahoo!!!

I look forward to a fun, exciting year as we continue to celebrate & preserve the memories of our family, friends & events.  Blessings to each of you as we begin the year 2015!!
Crafty Hugs,
Krista J

Too many goodies you see, and you'd like to have it all? J  No problem!!  

Have you ever considering joining CTMH as a consultant??  Why not give it a try!!  
The beginning of 2015 is the PERFECT time & you have 2 kits to choose from!!!  

Check out all the details of consulting by clicking HERE (only $300 per quarter & starting commission rate of 22%!) ...and contact me with any questions!  
We'd LOVE to have you be apart of our CTMH family! 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Stamp of the Month - This Moment

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 January SOTM stamp set called “This Moment”.  

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!!
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This blog hop is a great big circle, so if you can start here & work your way around this circle!  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have OVER 60 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!!
Here is the card I created this month.J

My card design came from our Wishes How-To Book.  This card's pattern is called "It's a Wrap"...and it is a slide out card.  

I used the NEW Heartstrings paper pack that works perfect with January's stamp set!! J 

Look at this BEAUTIFUL new paper pack!!  Those colors...those patterns...squeal! 

The arrow stamps in this set kept calling my name - so I decided to use them as part of my background. 

 By inking them in Whisper ink & stamping them on Whisper cardstock, it created a beautiful background. 

In creating the pull out part of this card...I wanted to add some texture to that piece inside.  The CTMH Scoring Board was the PERFECT answer!! 

I put my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white daisy cardstock on the Scoreboard, and scored all 4 sides in 1/4" inch from the edge to create the border.  

The Chevron border punch is one of my FAVORITE tools of CTMH's...and since we were already going with the arrow theme, I thought this may be the perfect addition! J

This is one of my favorite ways to use this punch...punch the chevron design into any designer paper of my choice...and then cut them apart into arrows to add as accents to my projects. 

Did you notice all the embellishment goodies on this one picture?  J 
   *White Shimmer Trim      *Pixie Extra Thick Twine    *Puffies

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

Jan 2015 SOTM card

9036                Wishes - It's a Wrap - pg. 12
S1501                This Moment
Z1906               Artbooking Cricut Collection
X7193B              Heartstrings paper pack
1385                  White Daisy Cardstock
Z2033               Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Z1998                Chevron Border Punch
Z1937                Scoring Board
Z3035               Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3024               White Shimmer Trim
Z3037               Puffies – Stuck on You
Z1807                Pink Glitter Gems
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape

Inks used:           Hollyhock, Whisper, Cranberry & Lagoon

Now head on over to  Maria Myers' 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 January SOTM
~ This Moment~
is only available until January 31st! J

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