Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring one of our July specials at Close To My Heart our "Bring Back Your Pack - Seaside"collection!!  

To view this entire special & the many different ways you can get this paper pack....please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Jessica'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!

Who remembers the Seaside paper suite that came out in Summer of 2015???

Close To My Heart has brought this pack BACK...but with a little revamping of the colors to coordinate with our current colors.  AND.....there may even be a "Sneak Peek" of a new color to come on Sept 1st!! (new color....French Vanilla) 

I ADORE when CTMH have these monthly specials, because it USUALLY means they have a workshop kit created for us too!!  

Let's take a look at the workshop projects that CTMH designed to use with this collection....

The workshop kit has products to create...
(2) 1 page layouts......(1) 2 page layout....(3) 3x3 cards & (3) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards!
Aren't they BEAUTIFUL???

I LOVE this paper...and wanted to create a 2nd layout to Project 2 (top right corner) that CTMH used my "leftover" scraps & made a few cutting changes in my kit to create that page for another 2 page layout design!!

Here is CTMH's single page layout.....

and here is how I took that 1 page...and made a 2nd page to turn it into a 2 page layout! 

This "sea scene" paper is so beautiful! I wanted to carry that paper over to the 2nd page.  It's very simple...but I was excited to get it to be 2 pages!
For this extra page....I added one extra sheet of French Vanilla 12x12 paper for the base & a 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 Smoothie photo mat on the right page too. All the other pieces were cut from papers that were included in the kit. 

The White & Bronze twine that comes included in the workshop kit is perfect for this collection. I adore the subtle "touch" the banners give this layout.

Take a closer look...and you can see the clouds that I stamped with Glacier ink too! 

Another NEW ADDITION that is added to this NEW 6 paper pack is.....a 12x12 Sticker Sheet!! Eeekkkk!!!  I'm so excited!! 

The anchor & stars, are STICKERS that come from that sheet! :) 

Let's take a look at the Seaside paper pack....and that 12x12 Sticker sheet!! 

Here is a close up look at the stamped sailboat.

The sailboat was stamped in Toffee ink...and again, you can see the clouds stamped here too.  This was a favorite stamp set of mine "back in the day" ....and I'm excited that this stamp set, Seaside Greetings, is back for a limited time too!! :) 

 While you can purchase the paper pack on it's on...the BEST deal is when you purchase the Workshop Bundle....and SAVE 25%!! Don't miss out on this FABULOUS deal....Seaside is only around until August 31 OR While supplies last! 

Make sure you check in with your CTMH Consultant for all the details!! 
I hope you enjoyed this layout design & I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

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


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 this BRING Back Your Pack collection of Seaside!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Stitched Flower Thank You

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! 

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

There are some FABULOUS specials going on this month at CTMH, and one of them involves an EXCLUSIVE Thin Cut & special called "Share the Joy".  If you haven't heard the details...make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn all about it! 

With that will now know WHERE I got the dies for this card design. :) 

Let's take a look.....

I choose to use the Sweet Girl paper suite color palette on this card...and had so much fun!!


That ADORABLE stitched section with the punched out circles.....THAT is our EXCLUSIVE die cut available this month!  Also...take note of the 2 banner pieces at the top of the card....this banner is ALSO in this BUNDLED Thin cut set!! 

Take a peek!! 

You can purchase this set of dies for just $19.95...OR get them at a 30% DISCOUNT when you purchase the bundle of "Share the Joy" special!! 

I also pulled in one more of our FABULOUS Thin Cuts (metal dies) ...that would be these beautiful Stitched Flowers!

I used Sapphire cardstock for the base flower, and then peach cardstock & Carolina cardstock on top of that one. 

If you look'll notice I colored the peach CS with our gold shimmer pen to give it some shine! ;) 

In this photo below, you can see the BEAUTIFUL detail of those stitched lines in both the FLOWER Thin Cuts...and the circle cut Thin Cuts!! 

I hadn't used the Sequin ribbon in a little bit too...and was pleasantly surprised at how much this embellishment added to this card! 

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

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Joyce'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

Monday, July 1, 2019

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Bear Hugs

If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right track!!
This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE July SOTM stamp set called "Bear Hugs".

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.

Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in JULY 2019. 

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

What an ADORABLE stamp set!!  I'm sure you saw some beautiful work already in this hop. :)    

Today, I chose to create this card design using this stamp set.
Let's check it out!   

I was inspired by a past CTMH Idea book & the card sketch they used for our January 2019 SOTM's their card design....

I used the HANDSOME paper pack called  "Into the Wild" and added in some coordinating CS colors too! Here's a peek at this "famous" paper suite...

Let's take a look at some of the details of this card. 

It's hard to see in the photo...but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll notice there is a stamped background! :)  I used Linen ink, to stamp the hearts AND the texture designs from our current "Timeless Textures" background stamp set. 

This "Timeless Textures" stamp is a GREAT one to have in your stash that you will use a lot!  

I also stamped the flower stamp in NE Ivy ink....on top of that Linen stamped watercolor like wash too! 

The "STitched Heart" Thin Cuts (metal dies) are one of my FAVORITES, as you can use hearts on so many projects!!  They coordinated perfectly with the "Stitched Square Frames" Thin cuts too! :) 

Here is the "recipe" of items used to create this card. 

I miss you Card
July SOTM – Bear Hugs
Pg. 148 --- SE1 2019 book (Congrats card)

S1906    Bear Hugs
D1852  Timeless Texture
X7247B Into the Wild paper
Cardstock – Fern, Sapphire & Linen
Z4259   Stitched Square Thin Cuts
Z4182    Stitched Hearts thin cuts
Z3312    Gold Glitter Gems
            3-D foam Dots – thin & reg

Inks used: NE Ivy, Sapphire, Linen, Charcoal  


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas 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 Katy'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. 

The July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Bear Hugs” – is ONLY available until July 31, 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!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Craft With Heart Subscription Box by Close To My Heart!

🎁FREE Gift from Me😍
💕During June 2019 ---when you sign up for our Yearly "Craft With Heart" subscription, I will send you TWO packs for our 3D foam dots as an extra THANK YOU for your order!

👉👉Our "Cut Above" line has a special means EASY, Beautiful & FAST pages or cards! In this case it's pages....create these Pre-printed, Pre-designed layouts in a FLASH!! What's even have BEAUTIFUL results...CTMH has done the work for you! 💗

👉👉The YEARLY subscription of "Craft with Heart" is (by FAR) the BEST DEAL!! 💌✂️ Who doesn't like FREE SHIPPING?? AND 30 FREE prints with every shipment?? 😮💟

👉👉Check out the THREE different ways to get this SUBSCRIPTION BOX at the link below.....and you'll see the GREAT PERK of choosing the yearly subscription box! 💟

👉👉To complete these beautiful kit layouts...all you need is your photos, 📸🏞adhesive & your journaling pen🖊....that's IT!!!
AND....for me personally - I ALWAYS add my 3D foam dots to my pages too!😉😍

➡️This FREE Gift of 3D foam dots, is only available until June 30th⬅️, and exclusively available from me, Krista @ Krista's Crafty. 😉🙃 When I receive the notice that you placed your Yearly Subscription order...I will send out your 2 packs of these fabulous "pop" dots!💗

Take a moment & watch this recent Facebook Live video I shared, so you can see the MANY components of this FABULOUS Subscription Box!! 

👉👉Click this link below to start getting more BEAUTIFUL layouts created each & every month at a FABULOUS price!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 13 years with Close To My Heart!
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