Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Product Showcase - Simply Inspired Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 

Simply Inspired 
Close To My Heart
Blog Hop!


Come join us today, as we highlight the
 NEW Product from the newest Idea Book
here at Close To My Heart!!

If you have come here from Diana's Blog , (and her BEAUTIFUL creations) 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.

Here we go! J
I wanted to create a card set using one of my FAVORITE, NEW paper packs….Seaside paper pack!

The colors of Sorbet, Hollyhock, Desert Sand, Glacier & Pear just spoke to me this month…J
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Today, I am showing you 4 of the 8 card designs I created…and I will share an up close picture of one card today. 

Card design #6 from this 16 card workshop…
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These card patterns came from the LOVELY Wishes How-To-Book, where it shows you how to create a 16 card workshop with only 3 sheets of paper!!

While I followed the “rule” of using 3 pieces of paper (+ card bases) to create these cards as per the book…I did add a strip of lagoon cardstock, punched with our new border punch to each card!

I ALSO was trying to showcase MANY of our new products!! 
Do you see all the NEW products??? J

New ink color - Glacier
Seaside Paper
Gold Sequins
Chevron Border Punch
Gold Shimmer Trim
Pretty Petals stamp set
Shinhan marker - Peacock Green

Take a peek at a close up of this card. 
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Very simple, but beautiful. 

My favorite thing about this Pretty Petals stamp set…it’s CRICUT Compatible!!  So, all of the flower shapes were cut with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, & after they were cut…I just needed to stamp the flower image on top of the blank piece!!

If you’d like to see the rest of this card set,  come back and join me here at my blog to learn more about how EASY it is to create a simple workshop like this one!!
Seaside Card products image
Products used for card
C1599 Pretty Petals
S1411 It’s the Little Things (Nov 2014 SOTM)
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle
X7192B Seaside paper
Lagoon & Kraft Cardstock
Z2461 Peacock Green Shinhan Marker
Z2012 Gold Sequins
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Inks used: Hollyhock, Sorbet, Pear, Lagoon, Glacier & Desert Sand

2014 fall winter annual inspirationsI hope you were inspired & are ready to create a project of your own!!
Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant (or click HERE if you need a CTMH consultant.) for a current copy of the NEWEST (& greatest) Idea Book!!

Now "Hop" on over to  Blythe’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 & feel free to become a follower of my blog & join me often to see MORE creations using CTMH’s beautiful product!!

Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fall Open House…& July specials!

Corn stalk_pumpkin_autumnI'm so EXCITED!! J

It's time for my ANNUAL 

Fall Open House...

...the time where YOU 

get to join me (online or in person)&

see the AMAZING new items

from Close To My Heart!! 

Wahoo!! J

Take a peek at the DETAILS below...and remember, even if you can't make it to my actual Open House here in PA - you can STILL take advantage of these amazing deals!!


Here are the AMAZING deals that ONLY take place at my OPEN HOUSE each year!! J

*******I hope you can JOIN me at my Open House Celebration!!!J******** 

Would you like to see a bit more of what an Open House at my home looks like?

  CLICK HERE for a peek at my past Spring Open House...

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COMING in August 2014 by
 Close To My Heart
-          “Artfully Sent” Cricut Cartridge
-          9 BRAND NEW (gorgeous) paper packs

-          NEW packs of Fundamentals Cardstock!
-         Additional “CRUSH” books & accessories
-          LOTS of embellishments (washi tape, shimmer trim, charms, sequins, enamels, etc!)-          Stamp sets (8 new mini size plus LOTS of new Christmas, fall, all -occasion, etc!)
-          CTMH tools (scoring tool, border punches, washi holder, etc)-          and SO MUCH mo

Don’t forget about the JULY Specials...
There are ONLY 3 days left in July!! 
Don’t miss out on these AMAZING deals!!!!

1. July Stamp of the Month…CLICK HERE to see complete details!

2. Order these items below at THESE prices BEFORE the increase takes place on Aug 1st.

3. With EVERY $50 order (subtotal sales) placed with me in July 2014, YOU will receive a FREE Complements
 of your choice! 
Place your order by going HERE
and then please email me when your $50 order is completed so I can get your choice sent to you!

4. Close To My Heart RETIRING items~ while supplies last or ENDING July 1st!

CLICK HERE…. to see the items that are still
available on this soon-to-be gone list. 

Please contact me with any questions you may have, or if there is any way I can help you!!
Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!
Krista J

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Balloon Ride - CTMH 3-ring album…part 2

We are back today to share the rest of the Balloon Ride album!! I’m so sad this paper pack is retiring soon…but we still have a few more days to get some of this paper!! 

If you missed the first post…CLICK HERE…and you will be able to view the beginning of this album. 

The end of July is creeping up on us…there is only 6 more  days until the Retiring Items at CTMH will be gone!!

Please check & make sure that you have the items you need!!  CLICK HERE to see the most recent Retiring list!!

Let’s continue on with the rest of the pages of our album!!

Here is a picture of the cover of the album….Kraft album_Balloon Ride_Artbooking_cover DSC_1228
Let’s start where we left off, ready for the next pages? J

Here is PAGE 6 & 7….
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I love the fact that there are a bunch of pockets you can create with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge!  Tuck away those treasures that make this book an interactive one.  J

Pages 8 & 9…woodgrain washi tape, metallic baker’s twine & adorable charms add the perfect touch!!
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Pages 10 & 11…by adding little bits of “scrap” glitter paper OR using any of our shimmer trim, adhesive backed ribbons you will get the right amount of sparkle! 
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Pages 12 & 13…
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…a close up shot of the photo frame.

Did you notice the woodgrain washi tape??? 

YES…use it to hold something in place OR behind your open spaces - turning the heart into a woodgrain heart. 

The last set of pages…14 & 15. 

Take a peek…this is where I “snuck in” some stamping….Do you see it??  

That journaling paper HAD to have some lines!! LOL!!J
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These pages were quite easy to create!!  The thing that took me the MOST time, was cutting everything out from the Artbooking Cartridge.
While it was a very easy book to create, I was excited with how beautiful it turned out!!  J

Would you like to create a similar album?  J
Take a peek at the items below that I used in my creating!! Feel free to substitute what you have on hand OR maybe you’d like to add some of these wonderful items to your collection!! 
 You have until July 31st OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST to purchase these retiring items!!

CLICK HERE to head over to my website to view these retiring items…

Fireworks& before placing your order, CLICK HERE to check out ALL the amazing July deals!!! 
Products used: 
  • X7180B Balloon Ride Paper pack
  • Crème Brulee cardstock (retiring)
  • Sorbet cardstock
  • Crystal Blue Cardstock
  • Twilight Cardstock (retiring)
  • Z1906 Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • Z1871 My Creations Kraft 3-ring album
  • Z1830 Brown & Tan Glitter paper
  • Z1958 Craft Queen charms
  • Z1957 Free Thinker Charms (6 charms for only $3.95!)
  • Z1959 Storyteller Charms
  • Z1978 Rhinestone Charms
  • Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain washi tape (retiring!)
  • Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Z1961 White marquee Enamel Shapes (retiring)
  • Z1928 Triangle Studs
  • Z1752 Brown & Tan Sparkle asst.
  • Z1921 Neutral Metallic Baker’s twine
  • Z1151 3D foam tape

Have a wonderful weekend & come back & see me soon!!

Krista Hershberger J

2014-7 July special with Krista_free complements