Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Style of INK PADS have arrived at CTMH!!

Would you like to see the NEW ink pads in "person"??? 

 Check out my 2nd attempt at a video :)....I tried, so don't laugh too hard at the content.  BUT I hope this can show you the difference of our old vs. our new ink pads!

Keep in mind - the ink FORMULA is no different than our retiring ink pads!!  The only change is the style & format of how to OPEN the ink pads...and I must say it's a GREAT improvement!!!

Enjoy the show, and if you'd like to check out these amazing NEW, Ink on the link below! :) 

Would you like to try a NEW ink pad of your own??
CLICK HERE to head on over to my website to view the many choices of colors of ink!!

Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Why you should consider joining my CTMH family :)

This month only, use your Hostess Rewards to become a Close To My Heart Consultant for FREE!!
We love rewarding our Hostesses, and our Hostess Rewards program is one of the most generous programs out there. Smile 

During the month of October, in addition to earning free and discounted products, hostesses have another FANTASTIC option for using their Hostess Rewards credit…applying it toward a New Consultant Kit!

2016-fall - ink- oh deer - pigment -he-hostess-rewardsWhen your hostess’s Gathering reaches $250 in sales in October 2016, not only will you get 50% off a product of her choice, but you can also choose to use her $40 in Hostess Rewards credit to get a discounted New Consultant Kit!

With a Gathering that reaches $450, you, as the hostess, will have all the credit you need to get the New Consultant Kit for FREE!

Really??? How can this be??? Smile Smile
SO…let’s do some figuring!  As I sat down to figure out this special I was AMAZED at what a GREAT deal this is!!!  Wahoo CTMH!!!

So, let’s go with the lower party total first (because this is a GREAT deal in itself!!)
When you have a $250 party in October 2016...
You can choose to put your $40 in Hostess Rewards towards a NEW Consultant kit!! Smile 
This means that …
----you will pay ONLY $35 for this kit
-----The Consultant kit is worth over $200
----****PLUS**** included in the purchase of your consultant kit, you get a $50 in SPC credit :)(more free products of your choice)

****So in reality - CTMH is PAYING YOU $15 when you get the Consultant kit with a $250 party in October! :)

BUT…here’s your BEST option! Smile 

WHEN your October party total reaches the $450 mark….
You can choose to put your $80 in Hostess Rewards towards a NEW Consultant kit…and get the Consultant Kit for FREE!! Smile 

This means that….
----you get a Consultant kit that is worth over $200
----****PLUS**** included in your consultant kit, is $50 in SPC credit :)(more free products of your choice)
---you get a automatic 22% DISCOUNT on anything you purchase as a consultant
---you will EARN product credit with monthly sales of $150 or more
---the list goes ON & ON!!

So..why do I enjoy being a CTMH Consultant?
top 10 reasons ----- consultant PicMonkey
What a DEAL & the perfect time to give CTMH a try! Why NOT get a discount on quality, papercrafting products that you love? Smile 

Here is a video, that CTMH Home Office made. I was so blessed by the way it captured so many of my OWN emotions as a CTMH consultant!  
Take a moment to watch this short clip…

CTMH Home Office is also offering FREE CONFERENCE CALLS for you to learn MORE about what it means to be a consultant. Smile 

If you have ever wondered about being a consultant – this would be a PERFECT Opportunity for you to call in and listen to all the details. Smile 

Join Kristina Livingstone on these calls at one of the following dates…
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Would you like to learn more about being a Consultant on my blog page…click on the link below.

Or maybe you are curious as to what products are included in our FABULOUS consultant kit…Smile take a peek at the link below to see all $200 worth of goodies!...
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Please contact me with any questions!  I’d WELCOME you to join me ant my “Create 4 Him” team, as we enjoy this crafting journey together!! 

While I may have signed up for the discount on products I LOVED…being a CTMH consultant has become so much more!  We welcome you here! Smile There's no risk to give it a try…we WELCOME  you to join us, our papercrafting family – TODAY! Smile 

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Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - City Sidewalks, Memo Fundamentals & Thin Cuts Christmas

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 Nancy's blog you are right on track.


Here is the card I created for today…

Christmas?  Yes...crazy isn't it?!?! :)  Christmas will be here before we know it! 

I held a Christmas Cardmaking Day for my customers the last Saturday in September and that's what we did all day long - created Christmas cards!  If' you'd like to see the original post about our day together, CLICK HERE

This card was one I created for this special day, and I was very excited with how easy, but pretty this card turned out to be! :) 

Take a closer look...

Check out the NEW stamp set..."All is Bright".  So simple, so pretty & at a fabulous price...ONLY $6.95 :)  

I used TWO new paper packs...
Memo Fundamentals paper pack & the City Sidewalks paper collection.

 Have you taken a look at these paper collections?  The MEMO Fundamentals is becoming my "go to" paper pack, that I tend to use in a LOT of my crafting projects! 

...and CITY SIDEWALKS paper...yes, I thought I wouldn't like this paper...silly me!!! :) 

When I saw it in person, rather than in the catalog, I was AMAZED at the beauty of this paper pack!!!  SO MANY options - and they don't have to be Christmas related either!!!

The stars come from our beautiful NEW Thin Cuts...if you haven't checked out this recent addition of these metal dies, you can do that by clicking here.  

The Sea Glass glitter paper adds the perfect touch of sparkle & shine.  And yes - in case you haven't heard Close To My Heart's SEA GLASS color is this years "Color of the Year"....for this year only!!!  

The BEAUTIFUL SEA GLASS glitter paper is so pretty - and just a note - the CTMH glitter paper cuts perfectly on your Cricut machine too!  

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

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Andrea'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, October 5, 2016

Christmas Cardmaking Day 2016

Christmas Cardmaking Day is ALWAYS a day we look forward to – and this year was no exception! Smile 

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We had a smaller amount of people this year – so we decided to try something new!  Instead of going throughout your day with a “group” of ladies and rotating table to table….we decided to make it a “go at your own pace” type of day.  The results were tremendous & it looks like this is now the preferred way to create Christmas Cards on this special day. Smile 

2016-9-24 goodie bags DSC_2711The day always begins when you register, and then pick up your goodie bag filled with some treasures.  This bag is the perfect spot to hold all of your cards you create throughout the day…but it also includes some goodies inside! Smile 

We always include Cricut cuts from our NEWEST Cricut collection!  For this year, this means we were featuring the Flower Market Cricut Collection.  Oh – what FUN!! Inside the Designer paper bags, we had one of our NEW Christmas Overlays, a jingle bell, some sparkles and more!

Here’s a picture of the Cricut cut goodies that were inside their bags.  Notice the 3x3 card – that was to be created sometime throughout the day as time allowed.
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2016-9-24 creating tags for goodie bags DSC_2725Next, after recieving the goodie bag – you would head over to the “Tag making Table” to create a tag of your choice.  Jodi created the variety of tags to choose from, and used our new stamp set “Perfect Presents” in creating them!  These tags also helped us distinquish between our tote bags throughout the day.

There’s always a breakfast cake, donuts & coffee to start our morning off right Winking smile, and then we have a few announcements to share…and then…
LET the CREATING begin!!

I had 2 fabulous team members help out this day…Jodi Hoover & Kate Fisher.  It was a wonderful day & it worked out so well!!  Thanks to these wonderful ladies for all of their help…we definitely accomplished this day by working together…wahoo! Smile Smile 

Here are the cards we created the first part of our day. 
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Jodi, Kate & I all helped in creating these cards!  Our goal is to showcase the newest & greatest that Close To My Heart has to offer.  It’s always so fun to share in the excitement of everyone as we see what FABULOUS products CTMH has brought our way!

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To make our morning go smoother – we created these helpful boards to give some tips as the ladies went from table to table. 

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I haven’t heard tons of feedback, but I believe these were helpful. Smile  It made the steps of creating a bit easier to follow without a teacher there walking you through step by step.
We had a “harder” card in the morning…I showcased the “new to me” Twist and Pop card…the ladies LOVED it and it really was an “easy” card to make, once we break down the steps on how it’s made. I’ll be showcasing this card in a future blog post.

Of course there were door prizes, and announcements that took place throughout the entire day.
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Mid day - we ate our “traditional” lunch of taco soup, with all the fixings and much more. 
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It’s always so nice to sit & fellowship with everyone and hear the creative chatter. Then…time to clean up, change over & get ready for the afternoon classes! Smile 

Here are the cards we created during our afternoon session.  We often try and keep these a bit simpler, but still fun & beautiful.
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The back left card, with the star – uses the EXCLUSIVE, only available in October – Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart!  We used our NEW Gold Overlays, and gold heat embossed the star, AND used our new “color of the year” Sea Glass.  If you’d like to see a close up of this card – CLICK HERE.

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We had 5 tables to create your cards at this afternoon and some of the ladies finished a bit early.  We had lots of items displayed to browse and see NEW CTMH goodies, and also had a table they could go to, and stamp sentiments in the insides of their cards.

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Of course – EVERYONE is excited for the Grand Prize drawing…this year it was Janet!!  Wahoo!
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A huge THANK YOU to each of you that joined us in our annual Christmas Cardmaking Day!!  As always, we love to hear your comments & any ideas you may have to improve this event each year! 

Thanks so much & blessings on this day!  
Krista Hershberger 
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