Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Togetherness keys

Would you like some more tips on how to roll those BEAUTIFUL 3D flowers cut by Close To My Heart's amazing Cricut cartridges?

That is just one item you will learn about in this week's episode of Artbooking Made Easy!!

This episode looks at pages 60 & 61, keys D & F.  
Take a close up view of the WONDERFUL images on these 2 pages! 

Have you heard about the AMAZING special that's taking place at Close To My Heart during April 2014??? 

 There are only 9 more days to take advantage of getting your own FREE Cricut cartridge as an EXTRA BONUS when you join my CTMH team!!!  

Enjoy the video & then make sure to scroll down for the details on how YOU can receive a CTMH CRICUT Cartridge of YOUR CHOICE for FREE!!!

Check out this AMAZING deal!!!
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Join my crafting family/team, during April 2014
and pay ONLY $99 and you will receive over $400 of beautiful, quality Close To My Heart products!J  

This includes a FREE Cricut Collection of YOUR CHOICE


This is your PERFECT Opportunitiy to GIVE CTMH a try!!!  You have nothing to loose! :) 

CLICK HERE for ALL the details!

I'm here to answer ANY questions you may have about how YOU can be a CTMH Consultant! 

Or, if you know you have been waiting for the PERFECT opportunity like this, CLICK HERE to join my team & start your CTMH adventure!! 

Blessings to EACH of you for a BEAUTIFUL day!

Krista J

Monday, April 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Picture My Life & Artbooking Cricut

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Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from Close To My Heart's Artbooking cartridge!

Check it out this FUN video below…and receive some charming Mother's Day gift ideas too!

Make sure to check out www.jeanettelynton.com for more details on items created in this video!! 

Would you like to receive the
Artbooking Cricut cartridge
for FREE?J

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Don’t miss out on the AMAZING deal this month when you sign up for the AMAZING NEW Consultant kit!!!

Purchase the $99 consultant kit..and receive A FREE Cricut Cartridge of your choice during April 2014!!

A value of over $400 in AMAZING CTMH Products! J
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CLICK HERE to learn more about joining my team

CLICK HERE to join my team today!  You will receive the  beautiful Skylark consultant kit & a FREE Cricut cartridge of your choice!!!

CTMH is very near & dear to my heart, and I am so blessed for the many friends I have found in this CTMH family!  I’d love to have you join my team and I look forward to hearing from you!

Whatever your reason for signing up, there is no risk and nothing to loose…so why not give it a try! 
I will be here to help you, and share with you all that I can!  I’d love to help you when you join my team and take advantage of this AMAZING April special!!
Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista J

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop-Lollydoodle flower packet holder

Welcome to our monthly
Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

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We're excited to share our creativity with you using our favorite Close To My Heart products!

For our theme this month, we could choose Easter or Spring themed! J

When I thought of “spring”…I thought of a certain paper pack that CTMH carries that radiates spring!

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 Lori Meadow’s blog you are right on track. 

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With spring quickly approaching, I created this adorable seed packet holder. 

I saw this idea from a fellow consultant, and knew this would be the PERFECT “thank you” gift for my ladies that were my food leaders at my annual scrapbooking retreat!

I LOVE the NEW Lollydoodle paper pack!  It has such vibrant colors and  makes you want to smile!  It’s my “happy paper”! J

It was quite easy to create…by using 2 of CTMH’s Cricut cartridges!!  What did I ever do before we had our Cricut cartridges?? They make creating SO quick & easy!!

I used the Artiste cartridge for the pear colored circle at the top (1 3/4” circle, Key C>Accent 2>shift)  for the ribbon to hold on to…and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the other images.

If you’d like to re-create one of these flower packet holders on your own, here are the measurements of the Cricut cut pieces…

Flowers - Art Philosophy- (pg. 50, flower 8 key)
Cotton Candy flower-2 1/2”
Sorbet flower-2”
Crystal Blue flower- 1 1/2”

Leaves- Art Philosophy (pg. 59, petal 2 key)
Pear leaves - 1” & 3/4”

Door Knob holder- Art Philosophy (pg. 25, 5 key)
3 1/4” font layer>shift

Here’s a close up of the flowers…
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I had SO MUCH FUN using our new embossing folders.  Our 5x7 folders do a PERFECT job to add “extra” to any creation! 

Did you know, that CTMH’s embossing folders can emboss a 4”x12” piece of paper??? 

Here are the 5 designed folders that we currently carry!
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In this case I used the CHEVRON embossing folder to create veins in the leaves, and the DOT embossing folder to add some texture to the flowers. 

We (my daughter & I) sponged the edges of all flower & leaf pieces with Whisper ink.  Then we started to layer the flowers on top of each other - putting a square of 3d foam tape in between each flower layer!
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I finished this flower seed holder with a zip strip from this Lollydoodle paper.  I just added some Tombow tape, and glued it to the box.

I LOVE the zip strip & how it’s a little “extra” that CTMH includes to each of their designer paper collections.   I use these zip strips ALL the time!  Make sure you don’t throw them away! 

Have a wonderful week…and I hope this has inspired you in some way!!

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Stephanie Brown’s blog to check out her 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 artwork using some NEW, upcoming products from CTMH!!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Skylark Collection - Simply Inspired Blog Hop

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Welcome to our 

Simply Inspired 
Close To My Heart 
Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting the gorgeous new collection of items
 from Close To My Heart, called Skylark!!

The Skylark collection includes:
Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit
Picture My Life Scrapbooking kit

…and of course, because CTMH colors coordinate together - you will find a variety of other items that work perfect with this kit, even though they aren’t shown as part of the Skylark collection! J

If you have come here from Debbi’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 HERE.

Its super simple to hop along with us - just click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one!

Here we go! J
I created a one page layout & my layout design comes from the Make It From Your Heart, vol 2, pattern #7. 
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I can’t believe it…but I actually only stamped ONE ITEM on this entire layout!!  That is VERY unusual for me…but I was really happy with the results of my page, even minus my stamping!!! 

Can you guess what image is stamped on this page??  J

As part of this page, I used 3 leftover Picture My Life (PML) scrapbooking cards, and then created another “card” from our new Paper Fundamentals cardstock. (light tan card)

(CLICK HERE to see my original post using PML Scrapbooking cards. )

I love the Paper Fundamentals with their “glossy design on 1 side  & regular pattern on the other”.  This makes this paper a very USEABLE item in anything that you are creating!!
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I chose to include the use of 2 of CTMH’s EXCLUSIVE Cricut collections -the Artbooking & Artiste cartridges, in this layout.  The honeycomb shape (on the left side of the page) comes from the Artbooking collection, while the  “perfect” bird clip comes from the Artiste! 

I love how the Skylark Complements add pizazz & flair to ANY item you are creating!  I inked the edges of the colored chipboard and then just adhered it to my layout!
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Products used for page
C1575               True to Life
X7177B             Skylark paper
1301                  Bamboo cardstock
X7177C             Skylark complements
Z1906               Artbooking Cricut Collection
                        pg. 41 – shift overlay –(honeycomb)
Z1790               Artiste Cricut Collection
                        pg. 59 – shift-Accent 4- 1 ¾” RDS
Z1939                Paper Fundamentals Cardstock
Z1947                Skylark Picture My Life
Z1918                Teal Shimmer Trim

Inks used:          Cocoa, Bamboo, Desert Sand

I hope you enjoyed another creation using the BEAUTIFUL Skylark Collection! 

Now "Hop" on over to  Sheri’s Blog   to see her AMAZING work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas! 

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to come back to my blog each week to see MORE creations using CTMH’s beautiful product!!

Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J