Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paper Fundamentals by CTMH- Pretty Petals card

Hello & Welcome to today’s Blog Post! J
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I’m excited to share with you the Make n Take card my customers were able to create at my most recent Fall Open House!! 

If you would like to see the post concerning my Open House re-cap…please CLICK HERE.

This card was created with one of Close To My Heart’s FABULOUS how-to-books

 If you do not have any of these books - I HIGHLY recommend them!!  By having a pattern design already created, all I need to do is choose my paper pack & stamp set that I would like to use with the pattern design!

As you can see…this is a VERY simple card!!  I chose not to sponge the edges, but rather focused on using as much of NEW PRODUCTS that I could!!

I chose to use a new stamp set called “Pretty Petals”.  It is Cricut compatible stamp set, so that made my creating even EASIER!!  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from CTMH.

(Want to see all 3 EXCLUSIVE Cricut cartridges?  CLICK HERE)

I also used one of our NEW Mini stamp sets!  I LOVE these mini’s & I love their price point - ONLY $2.95!!
(CLICK HERE to view ALL of our mini stamp sets)

Take a peek stamped flowers at close range…
Pretty Petals_fall OH card_make n take_flowers_DSC_0014I used Sunset ink, Lagoon ink & Pear ink to create these flowers. 

If you look closely at the smaller flower, do you see the darker“outline” around the outside of the flower? 

This was done using our NEW ShinHan alcohol markers!!  The color used was peacock green (not shown in picture). Shinhan Markers_DSC_1571
Let’s take a peek at the bottom of this card   

I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was AMAZED at all the NEW items I added to the bottom of this card!!
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AND my FAVORITE NEW products….
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I hope you can get a bit better glimpse of the 2 different sides of these Paper Fundamental cardstock sheets

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These are BEAUTIFUL pieces of cardstock & I was EXCITED to see how much “pop” one tiny strip of the sunset colored paper fundamentals added to this card!! 

If you’d like to re-create this card J , here is the list of the items I used. 

Products Used to create card…
9041              Wishes Card Confidence Program…card #7 from Greetings Card Workshop
M1048         A Quick Hello
C1599          Pretty Petals
X7192B        Seaside paper packet
Z2033          Whimsy Fundamentals cardstock
Z1686          Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Cardstock colors: Glacier, Lagoon, Pear

Z1985          Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1998          Chevron Border Punch
Z2461           Peacock Green Shinhan Marker
Z2012           Gold Sequins
Ink colors: Sunset, Pear & Lagoon

How to_Cardmaking how-to-books-2014Remember - the card pattern can be found in CTMH’s Wishes How-To-Book on page 115. 

You may want to check out ALL 8 of Close To My Heart’s FABULOUS How-To Books for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking!!

I hope this has INSPIRED you to do some creating on your own!

I’d love to see what you have created!!  Please feel free to share it with me on my Facebook Business Page -

Blessings to each of you!

Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116

CLICK HERE to go to my website to get your own Fabulous CTMH items!!

August Specials

Purchase any 
of the 13 available Picture My Life™ (PML) kits at their full retail price of $24.95,

& you can  purchase
10-pk. of 12x12 Memory Protectors™ for
ONLY $3.00!

There are 2 ways to receive this Exclusive stamp set this month

Pay retail price of $17.95

Spend $50 in CTMH products and get the SOTM for ONLY $5.00!!!

***Just a reminder…these stamp sets are ONLY available during their month and it can be purchased through a home gathering, my website or just by giving me a call.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Open House re-cap ~ Fall 2014



to EACH OF YOU that were apart of my Fall Open House!!! J

It's so much fun to be able to share all that Close To My Heart has created this 2014 Fall/Winter season  for you and me!!!

Come join me TODAY, as I’ll share with you a little bit about what Open House time is like with Krista.

You will see NEW PRODUCT, Artwork & the WINNERS of my door prize drawings! J

As you walk into our home, you will first see my display of Cash & Carry items!!
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This is a highlight for many of you, as you enjoy looking for those retired items that you wanted just “one more” item of.

I chose to have a DISCOUNTED table at the Open House this year….lots of treasures at reduced prices!
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The next direction you will head, is into our Living Room - and THIS is where you will find lots of displays of NEW items!!!
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Take a peek at these different NEW goodies….
9 NEW Paper packs!!!
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August Stamp of the Month

Fall 2014 OH_SOTM table_DSC_4026I’ll share these cards up close in personal in an upcoming Blog post!!

This Hostess Special is available for anyone who hosts a book party, home party or Online Party during the rest of 2014!!
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Most of you look forward to creating a Make n Take card at my Open House too!!  Of course, I do my best to use ALL new products!!
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(Come back, this Thursday - Aug 21st to see HOW MANY new products I used in creating this card!!  I LOVE the new Paper Fundamental colors!!) 

and of course…DOOR PRIZES!!JFall 2014 OH_door prize table DSC_4017
to each of YOU who were the winners at this Open House!!
 Wahoo!!! J

Take a PEEK to see if YOU were one of the DOOR PRIZE Winners!!  J

Door Prize #1 - Scandinavian Wishes ~ Mary Lou Nolt

Door Prize #2- Sparkle & Shine Complements ~ Michelle Hoover
Door Prize #3- Big Hug stamp set ~Mary Lamb
Door Prize #4-24 pack of Buttercup Cardstock ~Elsie Stauffer

Door Prize #5- Snowhaven paper, embellishments, ribbon
Thelma Nolt

Door Prize #6- 6 pack of handmade cards & envelopes ~ Cora Ford

Congratulations to EACH one of you!!!

We also had 2 SPECIAL door prizes & those winners are…
RSVP Drawing ~ Cindy Westra
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Attending Actual Open House Drawing ~ Ruth Ann Martin
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Wahoo!!!  So excited for EACH of you!!

*** I will include your door prize items with the order that you placed.  
Please get in touch with me to let me know when you will be able to get your order.

Even though everyone wasn't able to win a door prize -
 EVERYONE was a winner at my Open House , whether you were here in person...or placed an order online!  When you placed a $30, $50 or $80 order, you received THESE items for FREE!!!  
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When you purchased $30 you received your choice of  our NEW enamel stars or hearts OR a pack of sequins

Purchase $50–your choice of one of our 5 NEW Ink Pad colors! 

Purchase $80– your choice of one of our NEW 1” Washi tapes

I hope you were just as Excited
about the FUN extras that my Open
House brought to you!!! J

***If you would like to stay up to date with what is taking place with CTMH & me by receiving updates
CLICK HERE to sign up to join my email mailing list!****
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Feel free to check out my BLOG (
click here) for samples of NEW ARTWORK and creations (and some updates too!)

If you still haven’t had a chance to look through this BEAUTIFUL  NEW Idea Book...feel free to click on the book below to go check it out! 
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This book is NOW available in a PDF file download!!  Save this Idea Book to your phone or laptop to have it available at a moment’s notice!!

We only have 2 more weeks of our GREAT August Specials!!!  Check out those specials by CLICKING here!   J

Blessings to EACH of you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista J

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop-Picture My Life

Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!
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We're excited to share our creativity with you using NEW PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!  These items were BRAND NEW as of August 1st!  

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 the talented Nancy Brown’s blog you are right on track. 

This month I wanted to share a mini album we created at Convention this year.
Take a peek at the cover of this album…
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now, check out the inside page…
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Did you look closely?  Can you see what’s this album is created from? J 

This ENTIRE album is created from leftover Picture My Life (PML) cards!! 

While you won’t find a PML card like the cover (that was created especially for all CTMH attendees J), the rest of the cards WILL be found in the Chalk It UP PML collection!!

A complete PML kit includes
44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™(various designs)
These products are acid-free, lignin-free, and buffered.

While using the Picture My Life program is a GREAT, FAST way to scrapbook…the kit itself has MANY uses!!  Use these adorable cards as gift tags, card fronts, on traditional scrapbook pages...the list goes on & on. J
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To create this mini-album, we added a few 4x6 cards of kraft cardstock- as extra pages…and we used the stamp set HERE WE GO for some added designs. 

The Chalk It UP assortment pack was the PERFECT addition to add a bit of color here & there.

Take a look at a few more of the pages.  J 

On these pages, we stamped the airplane image from the stamp set.
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The inside back cover of the book…we added a square of black cardstock & a Chalk It Up “hello” bubble. 
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While these are not all the pages, this is a GREAT sample to see how little you need to add to create a WONDERFUL mini-album!!

This month at CTMH, they have a GREAT special with PML kits!! 

When you purchase a PML kit, you are eligible to receive a 10 pack page protectors for ONLY $3!! (retail value is $9.95) 
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Please talk to your own CTMH Consultant
(or click here if you need a consultant)
 to learn how YOU can take part in this August special!!


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend  Stephanie Huber’s blog to check out what beautiful, 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 more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J