Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring July’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Sweet Life”, a set of 9 stamps.

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A beautifully sketched stamp set, that is PERFECT for creating hand stamped cards, capture memories through scrapbooking OR creating home d├ęcor pieces!!! 
If you have come here from Fancy Melissa’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 HERE

This month we have 54 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's stamp set!!  So, sit back and 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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Here is the card I created with this set…2013-7 July SOTM_Sweet Life_DSC_2218
 I’m not sure if I like this card yet, (it’s growing on me) J
however, with CTMH’s Convention taking place in Orlando this week (check out tomorrows blog post for some pictures of Convention), I didn’t have time to revamp or recreate another card. 
Let me share the main item I used in creating this card…
  
I wanted to use PIGMENT ink on this card…so, I used pigment ink on TWO different places on this card.

1. I used the Enchantment pigment ink set, to stamp the cherries in the center of the card.

I LOVE the 1” cube size of these inks!!!
You can ink up a small portions of the stamp images with multiple colors!
 I used the Ruby & Olive pigment ink cubes, and then took my watercolor pencils and blending pen to color in the image!
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2. I also used colonial white pigment ink to stamp the cherries as the background image. I LOVE how pigment ink stays bright and bold when it is stamped. 

In this case, I wanted to tone the ink down a bit, so I used the Distressed Backgrounds stamp set (mesh image) to stamp over the cherry outline design.
2013-7 July SOTM_Sweet Life_background_DSC_2223
 Other products used on this card…
Corner Rounder (new one arriving Aug 1st!)
I hope you enjoyed my card and now head on over to Maureen’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!


****Remember, the July SOTM is only available
until July 31st! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set ONLY during the month of July for a 77% savings of just $5.00!!!

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

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pre-Embossed frames!

Hi Everyone!!

I'm sorry you haven't heard from me in a while...I am using all of my time to finish up creating pieces for our upcoming Convention with Close To My Heart!!!
I am humbled and honored that I was one of the 18 teachers chosen to teach at the Extravaganza part of our Convention!  


While this DOES mean a "sneak peek" at some of our NEW items, (sorry-can't share now, but come to my OPEN HOUSE Aug 1 & 2 and you will see it ALL!) it also means a HUGE time commitment as I create artwork using these new items to show and share with my fellow consultants!

Even though I don't have a piece of artwork to share with you today, I DID want to take a moment and share another FABULOUS video created by CTMH!!

I LOVE the videos they share with us!!!

Take a moment to watch this video sharing how you can use our ADORABLE Irresistible Frames!!




When you are finished with the video, and you decide you'd like to get some of these amazing embellishments for yourself, just CLICK HERE to head over to my website to find them!!



You'll want to MAKE SURE you check out...




  1. NEW items in the "While Supplies Last" section of my website
  2. The newly published RETIRING LIST of items that will no longer be available after July 31st - however, as of today - they are while supplies last...
  3. The Fabulous June specials!!!  Scroll down to see all of the specials!!!

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I'm LOVING June 2013 at CTMH!!!


Joyful JUNE specials!!!  
1.
Exclusive stamp sets –ONLY available until July 31st!!!  Part of purchase price goes toward helping the military.  CLICK HERE for details on these exclusive patriotic stamp sets!!

2.

Join my TEAM in June
for ONLY $49
($62.54 with tx & shipping)
and receive $210.85 in CTMH products! 

PLUS receive EXTRA goodies from ME when you join my creative family before JUNE 30th!!
CLICK here for pictures and details on this AMAZING deal!!


3.

By purchasing this stamp set for $2.95...you will support those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes!!!!  CLICK HERE for all the details!!








4.
A Flowering Bunch SET OF 10
Available June 1-30, 2013
Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more. 
CLICK HERE for more details!!!

5.

Purchase $25 and a stamp set and RECEIVE a set of TWO milk cartons for FREE!!
CLICK HERE to learn more!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Win TWO summer stamp sets from Close To My Heart!!

Summer is the time for barbeques, pool parties, family reunions, and other get togethers with loved ones. 

If you are looking to throw the perfect party, we've got great news for you! 

You can be one of 20 winners to receive BOTH My Acrylix® Patterned Pennants and My Acrylix® Tropical Paradise stamp sets. 

All you have to do is tell us your favorite way to party with your friends and family this summer. 

Watch the video to learn more about the contest and to see some of the fun summer party favors you can create with these stamp sets.



Make a comment on Facebook, Jeanette Lynton's blog, or YouTube before June 30, 2013 for your chance to win! Bring your parties to life—Close To My Heart style!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Joyful Stars JUNE Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever
Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using our favorite Close To My Heart products!  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 have arrived from Joyce’s blog you are right on track.

The design for this card comes from Close To My Heart’s Make It From Your Heart, vol. 1 book.  This is pattern #20. 

Once I had the design of the card in mind I wanted to create…I pulled my colors together and started creating!  J

Here is the card…
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If you look closely at the sunset band under the friend, you’ll notice that I stamped that cardstock with the script image from the Universal Backgrounds stamp set.  I believe this script is one of my FAVORITE background stamps!
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I hope you enjoyed the card!!! 

Here are the Products Used to create this card!
Chantilly paper pack
Sunset cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
D1536 Perfect Fit- Frames 2
C1543 Perfect Fit-Mom
Small Sparkle flourishes
Paradise Paper Flowers
Just Bloom Flutter butterflies
Inks- Outdoor Denim, champagne

Now hop on over to Nickie's blog to see what amazing artwork she has created this month!!  

Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
Krista Hershberger J

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You will also want to check out the OTHER June specials taking place this month!!! 

Talk to your CTMH Consultant, OR feel free to contact me for more details on these specials!! 


I'm LOVING June 2013 at CTMH!!!


Joyful JUNE specials!!!  
1.
Exclusive stamp sets –ONLY available until July 31st!!!  Part of purchase price goes toward helping the military.  CLICK HERE for details on these exclusive patriotic stamp sets!!

2.

Join my TEAM in June
for ONLY $49
($62.54 with tx & shipping)
and receive $210.85 in CTMH products! 

PLUS receive EXTRA goodies when you join my creative family before JUNE 15th!!
CLICK here for pictures and details on this AMAZING deal!!


3.

By purchasing this stamp set for $2.95...you will support those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes!!!!  CLICK HERE for all the details!!






4.
A Flowering Bunch SET OF 10
Available June 1-30, 2013
Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more. 
CLICK HERE for more details!!!

5.
Purchase $25 and a stamp set and RECEIVE a mini banner for FREE!!
CLICK HERE to learn more!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

FREE Mini-Banner at Close To My Heart!!!


It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for FREE!!!! (a $5.95 value)!

 The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for
hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this
summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!

****Make sure to watch this video for some more 
GREAT IDEAS 
on how you can use this FREE banner that you will receive with your qualifying order in June!!!


* Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a qualifying stamp set (retail sets sizes A – E) and reach $25 receive a free mini banner.



to head over to my website to join in on this GREAT party in June!!! 



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You will also want to check out the OTHER June specials taking place this month!!!  


I'm LOVING June 2013 at CTMH!!!


5 Joyful JUNE specials!!!  
1.
Exclusive stamp sets –ONLY available until July 31st!!!  Part of purchase price goes toward helping the military.  CLICK HERE for details on these exclusive patriotic stamp sets!!

2.

Join my TEAM in June
for ONLY $49
($62.54 with tx & shipping)
and receive $210.85 in CTMH products! 

PLUS receive EXTRA goodies when you join my creative family before JUNE 15th!!
CLICK here for pictures and details on this AMAZING deal!!


3.

By purchasing this stamp set for $2.95...you will support those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes!!!!  CLICK HERE for all the details!!






4.
A Flowering Bunch SET OF 10
Available June 1-30, 2013
Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more. 
CLICK HERE for more details!!!

5.
Purchase $25 and a stamp set and RECEIVE a mini banner for FREE!!
CLICK HERE to learn more!!