Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Product Blog Hop - 2016 Holiday Expressions mini-book


Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions Idea Book that was released on September 1, 2016!  



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

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

If you have come here from Kathy'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!
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Each month, CTMH has a "featured" paper pack of this month.  This month the paper pack is "Jeepers Creepers".  Even though I don't personally celebrate halloween, I was excited to see the beautiful papers in this collection!  

Check out the card I created for today :)  


I used a NEW stamp set from the Holiday Expressions mini-book....it's called Woodland Critters....take a look. 

The 3 word "bubbles" can all be cut out with the CTMH Cricut cartridge - Artistry.  I love stamp sets where images can be cut out!

 I can't wait to use the other critters in this stamp set....and that ACORN, it's so adorable! 





I wanted to give dimension to this card, so I used a lot of 3d foam tape...under the owl, under the leaves & under the white square that the owl is on.


The leaves were hand cut with our FABULOUS micro-tip scissors, and I used 2 sets of ribbon (the Adventure collection & the Rustic Home collection) and some gold shimmer trim to complete this card. 

CTMH Art department also did a fabulous job with this stamp set...take a peek! 

How CUTE are these items?!?! :) 



I hope you enjoyed these items , and now it's time to "Hop" on over to Michelle's  Blog to see her amazing work!

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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 Holiday Expressions mini- Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Baby Boy card

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

 

Here is the card I created for today…



The NEW Fundamentals papers are beautiful & can be used for so many things!  The Fundamentals come in our Enchantment, Adventure, Whimsy & Basic color palette!!   

Here’s a close up look at the WHIMSY collection that I used on this card. I also used Slate & Canary cardstock. 


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This card was basically a Cricut card...using the NEW Flower Market Cricut Cartridge!!  Have you checked out this NEW cartridge yet?  

I used the sailboat on page 8 of this booklet, and the star border is found on pg. 37.

Click on the Flower Market booklet below to go see all 700 images that are INCLUDED on this "tiny, bitty" AMAZING cartridge. 



Let’s take a closer look at the card…



Do you see the shimmer??  

I used the NEW SEA GLASS glitter paper!  I am so AMAZED at how well our 12x12 glitter paper cuts with the Cricut machine!  AND...the glitter paper barely "flakes" off glitter either!  I've been very impressed with this product!

The flag was cut with the glitter paper...and then can you see the star? 

Look closely to see that I added some extra "shine" to the star with our NEW "Shimmer Brush"....a GREAT way to add slight sparkle to any of your projects!  




Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to ready to go CREATE something on your own! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Marie’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 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Adventure Fundamentals Scrapbooking Class in September

Join me at this month’s Scrapbooking Workshop! Smile 

***Adventure Fundamentals Scrapbooking Class
1st HOSTESS CLUB CLASS
Monday, Sept 26 @ 6:45 pm @ my home
RSVP by Mon, Sept 12th

This class begins our NEW HOSTESS CLUB!!!   However – you are STILL welcome to attend class, even if you aren’t apart of the monthly club – we’d LOVE to have you!! 

For September’s Scrapbook class, I have created this workshop!  We will be using the NEW Adventure Fundamentals collection & will be creating (3) 2 page layouts.  For a FUN addition this month, we will also be doing some stamping! 


Layout 1 is shown above….the “Little Moments” layout is a FUN one – using a all NEW colors – but becoming a fast, favorite color of mine is the new Tangerine color. 
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This flower stamp set we'll be using is a NEW one called D1705 “With You” and is one that I know I’ll use quite often!


Here is Layout 2….and there are some FUN aspects to this layout.
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We’ll be using a NEW Pocket Plus page….this is the back side of the page here…
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AND take a look at this PULL out journaling tab on this 2nd layout! Smile 

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Here is a list of items that are part of this month’s kit...

Adventure Fundamentals Kit Contents:
*1/2 Pack Adventure Paper Fundamentals
*Full pack Adventure Complements
*Adventure Ribbon (1 yard each of all four ribbons)
*(1) 4x6 Pocket Plus Memory Protector, Design 1
*4 sheets White cardstock
*1 Resealable bag (to hold everything)


Featured Colors: Pansy, Lagoon, Emerald, Willow, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Raspberry & Cranberry 

The cost of this kit, which includes shipping comes to $34.33…and I will be ordering all the needed supplies - so please contact me to let me know you'll be joining us! :) 

Hostess Club_ mat_picmonkeyEach month the Hostess Club members are required to purchase the minimum amount of $30 (prior to shipping & tax). The reason being, whoever is hostess that month is GUARANTEED to have $180 in sales – just from her friends in Hostess Club! :)  Wahoo!!!

  Than it’s up to her, if she would like to try and get outside orders as well to increase her sales – therefore increasing her Hostess REWARDS too! 

Please BRING TO CLASS: the “normal” papercrafting items, including your paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive (a variety of kinds- foam tape, glue dots, tape runner, etc)

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Here is the 3rd layout we’ll be creating this evening....yes we'll be creating 3 sets of layouts, plus doing some stamping & having fun using the NEW Pocket Plus protector too!  It's all included in this month's kit! :) 
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The original layout was designed by fellow consultant, Beckie Lehman, and then I added in some of my own personal touches. 

ANYONE is welcome to come to the class, even if you are not a part of my Hostess Club. J  Please RSVP by Sept 12th  & double check that we still have room for you to join us & to make sure that I will ORDER a kit for you!   

Join us this night, to see & learn what Workshop class is all about!  This will also help you see what the Hostess Club night is all about! 


I’d LOVE to answer any questions you have, please contact me!  Please RSVP by Fri Sept 12th   Seating is limited.



Please TAKE NOTE of the following dates that I have scheduled for upcoming workshop classes! 

WEDNESDAY, Sept 28th at 1:30pm 24 card THANK YOU Card Workshop

TUESDAY, Oct 18th at 6:45pm – Swan Lake Workshop Your Way (WYW) Scrapbooking Class

TUESDAY, Nov 22nd at 6:45 pm- CITY SIDEWALKS WYW Class
  
MONDAY, Dec 19th at 6:45pm – OH DEER! WYW Scrapbooking Class


*****SAVE these DATES above...and stay tuned for MORE info regarding these classes! :) 
You can ALWAYS check out my "Upcoming Events" section on my blog to learn the details. :) I look forward to crafting with you soon! :) 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!
Krista Hershberger 

your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 10 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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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month - Blog Hop - Create Kindness

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE National Stamping Month kit from Close To My Heart!  

If you haven't yet seen this BEAUTIFUL kit...you are missing out! This Cardmaking Kit special is perfect for the beginner stamper OR the seasoned crafter.    

Included in this kit is...
(1) My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer
(8) exclusive M-size stamp sets
(24) 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
(24) pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles
(1) 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
(1) mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
....ALL for DISCOUNTED price of just $46.95. (Retail value $56.40)

So...let's continue on with this blog hop & see what goodies we as CTMH Consultants have been creating :) 

 If you have come here from Paige'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  24 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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As I was planning on what I wanted to create today, I decided to stick with a very simple set of cards.  :)  

I LOVE Close To My Heart's amazing specials - and wanted you to see how BEAUTIFUL & EASY it was to purchase this cardmaking kit & maybe add a few things you have in your craft room for the look you like.  

Take a look....     


The card on the left, was created with things that are included in the kit. 
The middle card, I added some watercolor paints to the circle prior to stamping the image.
The right card - I pulled out my ShinHan alcohol markers to add some color, I added a 2" circle mat of Lagoon cardstock & then used 3D foam tape to "pop" up the circle. 

What a fun set, of ADORABLE little cards!!! 

You'll ALSO want to keep in mind...that it takes just ONE more stamp to create a matching envelope! :) 
  
TIP: if you choose to color the flowers on the envelope with alcohol markers, cut a 3x3 "scrap" piece of paper to tuck inside so that the ink doesn't run through to the back of your envelope! :)  I was so thankful when I learned that tip!

I wasn't sure I wanted to include this next card...I'm not sure I like the design of  it :) ...BUT...


I DO like the fact that CTMH carries this WREATH stamp set that fits perfectly around the included circles!! :) I'd LOVE to see how you use this wreath stamp set with this cardmaking kit. :)  

ANOTHER reason I wanted to include this card....
Did you know that when you purchase this month's "Create Kindness" Cardmaking Kit AND this "Wreath" stamp set - your total purchase qualifies you to get hte EXCLUSIVE Stmap of the Month "Blessed Beyond  MEasure" for ONLY $5?!?!

 Wahoo!!!  Deals - deals!!!  I love to find a GREAT deal! :)


With the 8 stamps that are included in this kit (yes - EIGHT!!) ....you can use the 4 larger sayings on the inside of your card, and the other 4 floral images & word on the outside of the card...
...or use both, like I did here :) 



I hope you enjoyed these cards , and now it's time to "Hop" on over to Cat's  Blog to see her amazing work!

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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 as we celebrate National Stamping Month at Close To My Heart!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista