Saturday, November 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Cedar & Pine Christmas PML cards

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! 

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If you have arrived from Joyce's blog you are right on track.

If you ever need to create "Quick & Easy" cards...you may want to give Close To My Heart's Picture My Life (PML) pocket cards a try!! 





Let's take a look at my 2 cards today...and then we'll chat MORE about what PML cards are all about.  
  
  

Our PML cards, are a pack of (12) 4x3 and (12) 4x6 pocket cards.  Yes...they may have been created for our "pocket scrapbookers"....but I know how much I ADORE them as a cardmaker too!
Here is just a SAMPLING of the 24 card designs that are included in this pack. 



I cut down & trimmed the different PML cards and added some of our Mix-In papers to create card fronts using our BULK White Card Bases & Envelopes....love these!!  

Here is a look at the Cedar & Pine PML cards & the Complements I used to create these cards.



The complements are chipboard TAGS....and by adding them into my card design, I was able to add more dimension to my card.  A HUGE thanks for my dear friend Gina Brandstetter & her inspiration for these cards!!  I actually created 15 cards with the entire pack of PML cards....I'll be sharing the rest of these cards on my FB page over the next couple of weeks. :) 

I added a few more products into these card designs...
*Gold Glitter Paper
*Skinny White & Gold Ribbon
*Clear Shimmer Brush
* Loose Gold & Holiday Sequins

I tried to capture the beautiful SHIMMER that the shimmer brush created on the trees.  Can you see it on these photos below?? 





 It was the PERFECT, sparkly accent to adding "snow" the trees, printed on the PML card! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed these fun & easy cards. 


Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Betty's Blog   and see what BEAUTIFUL, crafty item she has to share with us today! :) 

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New CTMH Product - Blog Hop!

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Nov/Dec Catalog that was released on Nov 1, 2019.  



There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at BOTH of our current Idea Books - please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Michelle'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  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!
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Close To My Heart has done it again!!
  
Our TWO,  NEW Idea Books are FILLED with BEAUTIFUL papers, embellishments & products!! It was hard to choose what items to create with, but I wanted to share a simple Christmas Card I created, using some of these new products. 

Take a look....

The"Holly Jolly" paper collection are the 2 patterned papers I used for this card.  

I believe the soft snowflake pattern is my FAVORITE paper in this paper collection.    Take a look at the rest of these pattern designs....


I used 2 different stamp sets for this card creation..  

  FIRST----the sentiment "Christ the Savior is Born"...I ADORE our mini size stamp sets....and at $3.95 , this is one you'll just "need" to add to your stamp stash! 



NEXT --- this stamp set we call "For the Tree", is one that I CONTINUE to pull out and use!  From the lovely words of "merry christmas" to this case, I used that lovely STAR image.  There are so many options to use from this particular stamp set!




The NEXT new items we used...is our 5x7 Snowflake Embossing folder!!
  Look at how LOVELY this folder embosses.....so, so beautiful!! 

If you look closely, you'll also notice a stitched edging around the Black CS snowflake embossed paper.  

By cutting my Black Cardstock (CS) from our Stitched Square Thin cuts and THEN running it through my embossing machine, I got that lovely stitched edge.   

Here are the items I used to create this card
 “Christ the Savior…”
D1891             For the Tree stamp(star)
M1260             Christ the Savior
X7250B           Holly Jolly paper
Z3239              Silver Glitter Paper
Z4181              Stitched Circle Thin Cut
Z4259              Stitched Square Thin Cut
Z3518              Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Z4248              Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder
Cardstock:        Candy Apple, Black & White Daisy

Inks:                Black




I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to my talented friend Gina's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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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 CTMH Idea Books!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Friday, November 1, 2019

November Stamp of the Month - Family Time

Alyson's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE November SOTM stamp set called "Family Time".

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 many 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 each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in November 2019. 

I LOVE that we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNT each & every month!!

Take a look at the card I created with this month's stamp set. 




I found today's card design...in our Make It From Your Heart volume 3 how-to book, pattern #15  :) 

 

My papers come from our current "Mix In" papers!  

If you haven't heard about our Mix-In or know what they are....please, please ask your CTMH consultant! :)  These papers are BEAUTIFUL & are meant to extend the use of the current paper packs in the Idea Book.  I ADORE the patterns and designs included in our Mix-In paper collection!!  

Did you notice???

I used two of the stamp images in this set to create some "design" on the mint & kraft cardstocks. 

I really like the ACORN in this stamp set, and inked it up in Toffee & Espresso inks, and then just trimmed it out. 



Backed by our lovely Gold Shimmer Trim & Gold Embellishing Thread, it gave it just the "pop" it needed. 

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration 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 check out the talented Becca's blog to see what CRAFTY item(s) 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. 


****Remember*****
The November Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Family Time” – is ONLY available until November 30, 2019.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  





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!!!
Krista

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Technique Hop - "Back to the Basics"

Welcome to our 
"Back to the Basics" 
Technique Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring techniques that are "Back to the Basics" in our papercrafting creations. 



Come on in and check it out!
Currently, we have THREE  BRAND NEW Idea Books - please CLICK HERE to see these fabulous papercrafting goodies!   

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

If you have come here from the talented Katy'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  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!
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Today, I'd like to share all about Generation Stamping. 
  
While this may be an "old" technique...it's one I still use QUITE often! It always amazes me that something SO simple...can have such a dramatic effect!

Take a look at this card, using the ADORABLE Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit stamp set. 


The Acorn is stamped with ONLY 2 ink colors...and not 3 colors like it may appear. 

I used Saffron ink for the yellow acorn, and Paprika ink for the other two acorns.  I LOVE that our ink pads have multiple shades of the same color "hidden" inside. 

So how do we do this Generation Stamping technique???



The HARDEST part when doing this technique IS to REMEMBER to NOT RE-INK your stamp image!!


It seems easy, but that's usually how I "mess up" when I use this technique.

Another thing to note.....(see the photo below) 


If you haven't done any Generation Stamping in a while....I hope you'll give it a try!  




Here's a look at the supplies I used to create this simple card. 


Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL fall goodies!  This stamp set and paper are going away on Oct 31, 2019 (or while supplies last) 


I hope you enjoyed this card & technique, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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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 CTMH Idea Books!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Autumn Card using Hawthorn

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! 

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If you have arrived from Deb's blog you are right on track.

It's October & that means we have our CTMH mini book that will be retiring at the  end of this month!

I ADORE the paper packs inside this book...and the "Hawthorn" collection is an AMAZING set to use during our autumn season here in PA. 

Check out these cards...

  
  

Saturday, October 5th was World Card Making Day & I was so excited that I actually was able to participate in that day! 

I created a couple different cards, and wanted to share these two with you today! 

The card on the left...was a card Designed by the CTMH Art Department....here's a closer look. 



Did you know that our NEW Cardmaking Workshop kits include an EXCLUSIVE stamp set & Coordinating Thin Cut (metal die)? 

Yes...and they are beautiful!!  This card design comes from our Hawthorn Cardmaking Workshop kit. 

In this kit, we are taught how to do some "stamp rolling" to achieve that beautiful multi colored grouping of leaves! 




The second card is a much simpler card....BUT....
this card uses the SAME paper pieces as the first card did! I just used them in different ways!! 
Check it out!!




You'll notice I cut the Charcoal CS in half...and shortened up the Saffron dotted, designer paper too!

I was excited to create a BORDER around the outside card, using the stamp image included in the workshop kit!!



By adding Gold Shimmer Trim & using my Gold Shimmer Brush....I added some sparkle & shine to this second card design. 


Make sure to ask your CTMH Consultant what's NEW in our Workshop kits....here is a picture of the Hawthorn Cardmaking Kit...used in this post. 




Here's a look at the BEAUTIFUL, Close To My Heart designed cards included in this workshop. 
You will create a total of 15 cards...5 each of the 3 designs. 


***And REMEMBER...this kit INCLUDES the exclusive stamp set & Thin Cuts too...AND this kit will be leaving us on Oct 31st OR While Supplies Last!! 






Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Stephanie's Facebook Page....   if you don't have FB, and would like to continue on the hop...please click here to go to Nancy's Blog and see what BEAUTIFUL, crafty item she has to share with us today! :) 

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