Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Framed

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 August SOTM stamp set called “Framed”.  


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 50 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!!
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Take a peek at this FUN, exclusive Stamp set only available in August!!!J


AND....drum roll please...notice the RED outline around the shapes.  

This means it is CRICUT compatible....and with Close To My Heart's NEWEST Cartridge that was just released TODAY!!  It's called Artistry!! 
(come back here in 6 days, and join us for our Artistry Blog Hop!) 
  


I'm SO EXCITED to share the FUN card I created today!!  
I used BRAND NEW products, that just debuted at CTMH today, August 1st!! 

Here is my set of cards....  


I used was INSPIRED by the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge, and all of my Cricut cut shapes came from Key #5 of the Artistry cartridge.

So - was this a card design on this new Cricut cartridge? 
No, it's not - but with a quick click of a few buttons in the new Design Space for the Explore machine, I have a very fun CARD!!!

To create the card, I brought in 2 of the coffee cups, and a rectangle.  I layered them together like in the picture - and then WELDED them all together to create the card!! 


Then I used our WONDERFUL score board....and created the score lines so it would fold perfectly to make it a card! J


I used our NEW Zoe paper collection for these fun card.  Take a look at the inside, and you can see I used the SAME paper for both cards, but just used the opposite side - I LOVE the double sided paper we carry at Close To My Heart!!J



I did use our 5x7 striped dry embossing folder to add some lines to the holder...so easy to do and it adds so much! J 




Take notice of 2 new products on this card!!!  The Coral colored Shimmer Trim is a NEW color we now carry (available in Zoe WOTG kit until Sept 1st...then available separately)
.....and the beautiful Enamel & Glitter Duos- green triangles are now orderable from your CTMH consultant! 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 

August 2015 SOTM card
S1508                Framed (only available in August 2015!)
X7197B              Zoe paper pack
                     Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Z3018                Stripe Embossing Folder
Z3167                ARTISTRY Cricut Cartridge - NEW!!!
Z3088                Coral Shimmer Trim
Z3123                Enamel & Glitter Gems- green triangles
      
Inks used:  Slate, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet 


Now head on over to Donna Digby'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 August SOTM

~ Framed~

is only available until August 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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Special - Life is Wonderful SOTM card

Can you believe it??? 
  Only THREE more days until July 2015 leaves us behind!! :) 

It's AMAZING how quickly time flies, and today I wanted to share with you a fun card that I created using the SOON to be GONE July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) stamp set.  

For those of you who follow me on my Facebook Business Page, you may remember seeing pieces of this card on my table....and I was asking YOU about what paper collection I should use :) 

Well - Mary Lou mentioned Seaside, so even though I feel like I use the Seaside Collection all the time :)....I pulled it out and got to work!! LOL!!!


It had been a long time since I created a 5x7 size card....so I thought - let's go with that size, especially because we have a larger stamped image...I really like how it turned out!! 


I also wanted to use the Paper Fundamentals paper collection in this card...so I cut out a FRAME from our fabulous Artbooking Cricut Collection in the sorbet colored paper fundamentals, to add an extra shimmery touch. 

Did you know the patterns of these paper fundamentals are RETIRING??? 


Yes....these 4 Paper Fundamental color combination packs are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or retiring August 31st - whichever comes first.   

The product line is NOT retiring - just the patterns on the papers :)...stay tuned on September 1st for the release of the beautiful NEW patterns in the Paper Fundamentals collection!! :) 

I stamped the words on black cardstock, using the white pigment ink.  The chalkboard look is all the rage these days....and I adore it. :) 



Then I decided, let's make that word "wonderful"...pop!  So, I stamped the word in Pear ink, onto Colonial White cardstock, trimmed it out...and added some 3d foam tape to give it the dimension I was looking for.  

Next, something quick & easy to add for embellishing.....PERFECT!!  My leftover "Stickease" (stickers) from the coordinating Seaside Complements collection!!


Then by adding a few gold sequins, a touch of glitter paper behind the Cricut cut frame, and a bow using the Black Striped Twill ribbon (while supplies last) we completed this card....for now. :)  

I hope you enjoyed the card, and now I encourage YOU to head to your crafty room & create something of your own!! :) 

Make SURE to check out the updated RETIRING LIST....items are going fast, and you don't want to miss out!    

When you place your CTMH order this month, make sure to take notice of all the specials - there are THREE of them! 

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Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J




July 2015 Specials! Wahoo!


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



Þ**Studio J FLASH sale!!!! – $5 layouts!!


Þ**July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) – Life Is Wonderful
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This stamp set is ONLY available during July 2015 - you can get it 3 Different ways!!

1. Purchase it for the retail price of 
just $17.95

2. Place a $50+ CTMH order and you can get this for ONLY $5

3. Place an ORDER of $25 My Acrylix Stamp sets and choose this Stamp set
for FREE!!!

Head over to my blog –www.kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com for ALL the details! J



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Paper Birds stamp ONLY $5

The card I created today uses a bunch of items that will be retiring in just over 1 month!  I will miss some of these beautiful items – but we ALL know that when Close To My Heart lets something go…..they never fail to bring in BEAUTIFUL products to replace what is “lost”! Smile 

Today I used one of my favorite “Hostess Only” stamp sets – Paper Birds –  to create this card. 
Here is the card….
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I went straight to my go-to how-to book for the card design (Make It From Your Heart vol. 2, pattern 23). 

I decided to ink the butterfly in Desert Sand, and then took a sponge dauber & added some Lagoon ink to the outside edges PRIOR to stamping the butterfly on cardstock and cutting it out. I adore the effect this technique has on this image. Smile 
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Did you notice the BEAUTIFUL Paper Fundamentals paper?

I LOVE this product line of CTMH!!  I chose to use the glossy side of this cardstock – and pulled from the colors of Sorbet & Lagoon.  While these Paper Fundamentals are on the retiring list  – I will say that the product line is not going away Smile…but rather…. starting September 1st – they will all have new patterns in these designs.

So, if you enjoy the patterns you see here, you may want to head over to my website & make sure you get a pack of these before they are gone!! (click here to learn MORE about our Paper Fundamental line. )
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For the other half of the card, I used our Floral Dry 5x7 Embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine to impress this beautiful floral pattern!  Doesn’t it add a nice, subtle touch?  Smile 


So how can YOU get your own “Paper Birds” stamp set….for ONLY $5??? Smile 

 HR_Paper birdsTHIS MONTH ONLY – (July 2015) this stamp set can be yours, without being an actual CTMH hostess!!! 

When you purchase $25 of CTMH stamp sets you can CHOOSE this stamp set for ONLY $5!!


AND – if you’d rather choose another “Hostess Only” stamp set for the $5 price….you can choose from 13 different stamp sets! Smile 




Take a peek at ALL of your OPTIONS…
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 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!!!  That means if you purchase $50 in CTMH stamp sets…you will be eligible for (2) $5 stamp sets and so on! Smile 

Place your order at my website (www.kristah.ctmh.com) & 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!!

Now – off to create something of your own! Smile  Thanks for allowing me to share and look forward to “seeing” you again soon!

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J




July 2015 Specials! Wahoo!


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



Þ**July Stamp of the Month (SOTM)Life Is Wonderful
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This stamp set is ONLY available during July 2015 - you can get it 3 Different ways!!

1. Purchase it for the retail price of
just $17.95

2. Place a $50+ CTMH order and you can get this for ONLY $5

3. Place an ORDER of $25 My Acrylix Stamp sets and choose this Stamp set
for FREE!!!

Head over to my blogwww.kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com for ALL the details! J


 
 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It July - CTMH - Hostess Stamp sets


Welcome to this Special Blog Hop!


We will be featuring Close To My Heart’s JULY special called Jump On It July!!



If you have come here from Jacqueline Green'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 35 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!
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So – let’s start off and explain what IS the Jump On It July special? 


This special is opening up EXCLUSIVE stamp sets - to YOU our customers!!  

These stamp sets usually are ONLY for our Hostesses....when your party total is $150 or more.  *********
But during the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current stamp sets at Close To My Heart- you can choose one of these
 EXCLUSIVE sets for ONLY $5!!

But WAIT - there is another part to this deal....Purchase $25 in Stamp sets & you could INSTEAD choose to get the July Stamp of the month for FREE!!!  


Here is a collection of ALL the $5 stamp sets (with $25 of My Acrlix stamp purchase) AND the July Stamp of the Month is in the bottom right corner.   So MANY to choose from!!! 

The card I created today, uses one of the Hostess Exclusive stamps called "Thanksgiving Wreath".

What a BEAUTIFUL stamp set, and perfect for the upcoming holiday season!!!

The card design came from our How-To-Book, Make It From Your Heart, vol. 2, pattern #23.  I am so THANKFUL for these books and how quick they allow me to create! 

I used our Kraft paper as the card base....and did some background stamping with the leaves that are included in the stamp set.   J 


I stamped the wreath in pigment ink....and then used our fabulous ShinHan markers to do a little bit of coloring.  Notice the little bit of "popping" with the colonial white square.  Every card needs a bit of "pop" for that added dimension....(just my opinion)  J 



Items used to create this card.... 
Pathfinding Paper pack
Kraft cardstock
Gold Sequins
Gold Shimmer trim 

ShinHan markers:Golden Yellow, Clay, Marigold, Mahogany,
 Sea Green & Blender pen

Inks used: Desert Sand & Chocolate Pigment Ink  J 
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Now "Hop" on over to Jeanie Burch'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 receive your own $5 Exclusive Stamp sets with EVERY $25 stamp set Order (YES - you can get more than one!!  $50 stamp sets purchased = (2) $5 stamps & 1 SOTM for $5.)  

These items are ONLY available for $5 in July 2015- so hurry over to get your OWN set of these today! !



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