Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Product Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations 2017-2018

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book that was released on August 1, 2017.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from my talented friend,  Gina'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  25+ 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!

Today I will be sharing a set of three cards I created, using NEW PRODUCTS from this GORGEOUS, New Idea Book!  

Take a look....

I used the floral designer paper from our BRAND NEW Whimsy Fundamentals for the base part of these cards.  By adding some black cardstock & coloring in these flowers with our wonderful ShinHan alcohol markers, they turned out to be some beautiful cards!! 

Feel free to CLICK HERE to check out all of the patterns in our NEW Whimsy Fundamentals palette!  I love the new feature on our websites, where each individual paper in a paper collection is shown!

On this 3 card collection, I used a NEW stamp set called "Happily Ever After".  

What a PERFECT stamp set for celebrating the joyous occasion of getting married!  I was excited how these flowers turned out...I don't see myself as a very good colorer, but really liked these purple hues! 

Also - I know I'll be using the word "Celebrate" for more than just weddings....recently, I stamped this word on a birthday card too! :) 

I also wanted to use our NEW "Color of the Year" color...Bashful in this project.  Take a peek on this "Best wishes" card, I used the Bashful Glitter paper, as well as the Bashful pearls!  Hooray for a NEW Color Of The Year! 

The final close up of this card, there isn't much to say ;)'s just a simple card.  I chose to use different embellishments for all 3 cards...just to be different :).  This card uses our Gold Glitter Gems. 

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Janna'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 your OWN copy of the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Annual, Fall, Papercrafting OPEN HOUSE

UPDATE: Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 


You are invited to ATTEND my Close To My Heart

2017 Kickoff  Catalog Celebration (Open House)

to be held on August 17, 18 & 21, 2017!

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Come join me in celebrating the arrival of the
 NEW 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

Thurs., Aug 17 th from 6-9:30pm
Fri., Aug 18th from 12-4:30pm
Mon., Aug 21st by appointment
at my home in Elverson, AND on-line too!!

Join me at my Open House, and receive your very own
for FREE!! (a $6 value!)

View the NEW idea book ONLINE here...

When you join me IN-PERSON or ONLINE and you place your order (that day or until Aug 21st ) and your subtotal* reaches the $30, $50, & $80 mark you will RECEIVE a, NEW item from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book  as a THANK YOU for your order!

Purchase $30 in CTMH goodies* – RECEIVE your choice of Bashful pigment 1” ink OR pack of NEW Pearls for FREE!
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Purchase $50*your choice of Gold or Silver Foil Paper OR pk. of Complements for FREE!

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Complements - 4 new PicMonkey Collage

Purchase $80* your choice of one of two NEW Embossing Folder OR Ink Pad of your choice for FREE!

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(*subtotal sale is total prior to shipping and tax.
This does NOT apply to website orders, unless approved by myself, Krista Hershberger. This special only applies to me, Krista Hershberger - CTMH Independent Consultant, and will not be honored by other CTMH Consultants )

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PLUS – with every $50 order you place,
you are eligible for the August Stamp of the Month stamp set for
ONLY $5!

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What is included at this Open House Event???

  • NEW product for you to touch and see
  • a BRAND NEW Idea Book for you for FREE
  • make n’ take ~create with NEW product!!
  • BRING a FRIEND receive FREE gift
  • BOOK a GATHERING receive a FREE stamp set!
  • Door PRIZES to win (lots of ways to earn tickets!)
  • Cash & Carry items you may need right now OR missed when they last retired. J
  • used STAMP SETS..$10 & under!
  • yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!

****Come early to my in-home so you have time to complete your make n take, (we’ll be creating a card) eat some goodies AND uninterrupted time browsing my samples of NEW products! I will also have my cash & carry items set up too!! ****

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If you can’t be present at my Open House that day, you can still qualify for the FREE gifts above by earning tickets!


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Head on over to my "Kickoff Catalog Celebration" event page on Facebook to see beautiful SNEAK PEEKS of these gorgeous NEW goodies!! ;) 


 Call me & place your order by Aug 21st  & you can earn the Free Item with qualifying order, make n take card, free stamp for hosting a party & EARN tickets for door prize drawings too!

Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 11 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

ADDRESS: 359 Warwick Road , Elverson , PA 19520
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
Join my Maling list & view latest newsletter: CLICK HERE


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joyful Stars blog Hop - 40th Birthday Card

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 Joyce's blog you are right on track.

In case you HAVEN'T heard, you'll want to check with your Close To My Heart Consultant ...because the NEWEST release of our "B-I-G" Idea Book was released on August 1st!!  

It's BEAUTIFUL, & has loads of NEW PRODUCTS! :) :) If you click on the photo of the Idea Book, you can view the online version of this fabulous book! :) 

Today I created a card that uses soon-to-be-retired product as well as brand NEW goodies too! :)  

I had the honor of making my baby brother a 40th birthday card this week, and I was EXCITED to use this new stamp set called "Hunting for Words" .  What a GREAT outdoors/nature Stamp set!!!  LOVE this new set! :) that we saw this beauty, let's take a peek at the card I created!  

A simple card, but perfect for my brother who is a big outdoors-man. :)   

I used our FABULOUS How-To-Book, Make It From Your Heart, vol 1, pattern #26 for my inspiration of this card design.  However, if you have this book, and take a look at the pattern, it will look a bit different than this card.  I used the patterns as my "starting point" & LOVE that by doing this, it SAVES me so much TIME!! :)

I chose NOT to color this "big guy" in....but instead I used our NEW stamp set - "Splash of Color" & added some background images with a NEW COLOR - Mink.    

I then used another NEW product....eekkkk...all these FUN, new goodies! :) 
We have MORE "Thin Cuts" (metal dies for those that aren't familiar with CTMH language ;) ) 

We have LOTS of new dies, but in this case I used our "Basic Banners - Thin Cuts".  
Then, I used the "Marker Alphabet" stamp set, and stamped the 40.  
The word "happy" came from the "Hunting for Words" stamp set - and I handwrote the "th" with my black journaling pen. :)    

What about the paper?  Which paper pack did I use for this card?  
Do you want to guess?? :) 

This is our "handsome" Jack paper collection!  AND...this is the item that is RETIRING soon!!  This paper collection will be retiring on August 31, 2017, so make sure you have enough of this to last a lifetime! :) 

  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 my friendBetty's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!

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