Friday, August 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Stitched Flower cards

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 Debi's blog you are right on track.

Happy Friday to you! 
I hope you've enjoyed this hop so I wanted to share a simple card using our Stitched Flower Thin Cuts (metal dies) ....take a look.  

This set of cards was sent to all of my customers that placed a July online order with me....I created 23 of them! I'm so blessed & so thankful for the JOY that papercrafting brings to so many of us, and I wanted to share my thankfulness to them! 

Here is a close up of two of the cards...let's talk about how EASY these cards were to create ;) 

First...let me list the items on this card that ARE LEAVING us on August 31st or While Supplies Last. 
Make SURE you talk to your consultant before they are gone!!

***Stitched Flower Thin Cuts (metal dies)

Back to the original set of 5 you see they used ALL of the same paper pieces in each card? 

They were just arranged differently or turned over to use the opposite side!!  So FUN!!


The Flower Stitched thin Cuts are some that I will MISS a lot!!  I love how much they added to the card...even without any fancy embellishments!

I AM pretty excited that our stitched ovals (shown on the card), circles & hearts WILL be carrying through to our next season!! Yay! 

I ADORE Embossing Folders...and the Flower Garden folder ALONG with the True Love paper collection will be leaving us August 31st too!

While this may be sad (for a moment) REMEMBER....when our lovely items leave, that means we make ROOM for some BEAUTIFUL, new items!! Wahoo!! 

I hope this has INSPIRED you, that when YOU need to make multiple cards....take a moment & give your brain a work out! :) 

Take those pieces...and "mix them up" on your card to create a NEW design with the pieces you already have pre-cut!! 

Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY weekend!!! 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to Stephanie's Facebook Page....   if you don't have FB, and would like to continue on the hop...please click here to go 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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 2019 ---- FREE sign up kit! 💗

💗There's a BRAND NEW Consultant kit💗 includes NEW 👀"sneak peek" 👀products from our upcoming September catalogs!!

---> THIS MONTH ONLY <----
Choose one of 2 kits....

1. NO KIT option! 😮
ONLY $35...and you will receive $35 in CTMH Cash with this kit as well!! Yes...that makes this kit FREE!!😍💗🥳
2. BRAND New kit & new price! 😮
The NEW price of our updated kit is ONLY $70 (and that👉 INCLUDES shipping!👈) You will receive the items listed below as part of your kit (photo does NOT show all you will receive)
You will also receive $50 of CTMH Cash to help customize your new Consultant kit!!🛍
And remember...this includes our SOON-To-Be-released Sept Catalogs!
💗YES!! It's an AMAZING deal & we'd LOVE to have you join our "Create 4 Him" team! We have so much fun creating, sharing, laughing together!

💗As a team we have...
Facebook Team page
Helpful team friends & other CTMH consultants too!
Consultant Only Retreat weekend
All day crops for Consultants throughout the year
monthly team meetings (in person and/or online)
....or course that's just the TIP of the iceberg!😉😍
➡️Here's the link to go view the FAQ's about joining our CTMH family.... always, I'm here to answer any questions you may have too!! 😍💗
----August 1, 2019----
Take a look at the .....Contents of the New Consultant Kit...and YES ---
-- you are getting a 👀sneak peak! 
Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2805)
Mix-in Paper Packet (X9007)
Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock (X9008)
Piercing Tool (Z3547)
Stamp Shammy (Z3579)
Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836)
US Customer Order Forms, qty. 25 (W101)
Cardstock Sampler (W3003)
Petite Perks—Feeling Fancy, qty. 3 (W2044)
Desk Pad (W1140)
Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (D1785)
US Core Catalog 2019–2020 (W1201)
US Sept./Oct. Catalog, qty. 5 (WCS1201)

to go fill out the application now!  We WELCOME you to our CTMH family!
💗💗 💗

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - From Me to You

If you have come here from Jessica's Blog, you are on the right track!!
This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August SOTM stamp set called "From Me to You".

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 August 2019. 

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

I really enjoy WORD stamps...and I can't WAIT to see what my other consultant friends created with this stamp set! :)    

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

I found today's card our Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 4 --- pattern #13. I love how QUICK & EASY my card creating becomes, when I have a basic design to work with! 
(this photo below, shows our MIFYH vol 3 - for scrapbooking pages) 

I used a "soon-to-be-gone" paper pack that is on Special this month, named "Seaside".  Make sure you contact your consultant & get all of the paper before it's gone on August 31st! :) 

Does anyone remember this paper pack from 2014??  I'm so thankful it's back for this limited time!!  

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

Look at that tiny heart! :)  I stamped it in Smoothie ink...on top of the light side of our smoothie cardstock & then trimmed it out with my micro tip scissors. :) 

I wanted to use a LOT of stamp images on this to accomplish that goal, I stamped the banner "background" with some of these FABULOUS images!!  

What better way to encourage a friend than with words like...
You're Amazing
Love It!
and You Got This
We ALL love to hear these words...especially when we are working hard to accomplish something that we may have only dreamed about! ;)   

In this can see the BEAUTIFUL, Gold Flecked gems & the burlap ribbon. These items will be leaving us on August 31st OR while supplies last! 

You also might see the Toffee sponged edges on the banner shape.  I adore that sponging the edges is making a comeback in the papercrafting world!! 


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 Miss Carrie'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 August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”From Me to You” – is ONLY available until August 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!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2019 Fall Papercrafting Weekend Getaway with Krista's Crafty

Hello to each one of you!! 

I'm so excited, as my Fall Retreat is QUICKLY approaching!!  We are only about 5 weeks away! 
I have a few more spots open...and would love to have you join in the FUN!!  

Check out the details below...and if you have any questions, please give me a shout. 😊


I love to spoil my Papercrafting friends at this weekend away & love to pamper & give my customers a weekend they can enjoy & get some creating accomplished! :) 

I do ask that this retreat remain for my customers, as I have a separate retreat weekend for my CTMH team & fellow consultants in Feb each year. :)  Ask me for more details!

When planning my retreats, I always give FIRST opportunity to those that attended the previous year - after that (if there is still room), I open it up to everyone else!  This retreat is now open for YOU to join us, and it's available on a first come, first serve basis!

In order to reserve your spot - I need to receive your filled out registration form & non-refundable deposit and my receiving this - will HOLD your spot! :)

There are 3 price different options for our Papercrafting Weekend away...
take a peek at all of them listed below in this email. :)  

All prices include: food, door prizes, lodging & more!
(more details below)  

If you'd like me to EMAIL YOU a
**registration form
**flyer about this weekend getaway
please contact me! :)

(I couldn't figure out how to attach it here, but did include a photo of the registration form later in this post.)

Please send in the FILLED OUT  registration form & a $75 non-refundable deposit to RESERVE your spot ASAP! :)

All FINAL payments will be due on Friday, August 10, 2018.

I'm looking forward to our time together & I'm SO EXCITED that it's working out to host this Fall Retreat on top of my regular March Retreat weekends...2 weekends of papercrafting in one year...wahoo!! :)  

SPREAD the word to your OTHER Papercrafting friends!! 

We'll be EARNING TICKETS all weekend long for prizes....and here's a 
GREAT way for YOU TO earn some EXTRA TICKETS!

SHARE this information with a friend...
When a NEW friend joins you at this retreat weekend 
(that hasn't been at retreat before)
- you will receive  8 tickets  per person that attends with YOU!!  Wahoo!! Door Prizes here we come!!!

Check out the details below, & as always, please ask any questions you may have! ;)


Lodging Options for the fall retreat, you have 2 choices...the Beechwood Motel Rooms OR the Log Cabins. 
Beechwood-Lodge cropped-07-10-2014

  • We have the LOVELY option of staying in these beautiful Motel room- linens are ALL provided!                                                                                                                                                   
    • The inside of these rooms are BEAUTIFUL - take a look!
    • There are ONLY 5 more rooms available...first COME, first serve! :) Share a room with a friend or 2 to save on some cost, or enjoy a room all by yourself!! 

These Cabins are another lodging option too!  They are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE....bottom bunks will be filled...and because we are the ONLY group there this weekend, we won't have to use any of the top bunks!! Yay!! 

  • Each cabin has their own bathrooms & showers inside, and hold 8 people. (without using top bunks)
  • There are 2 cabins available PLUS the beautiful motel rooms for our lodging this weekend....again, lodging will be first come, first serve.

**There will also be a DAY ONLY option (no overnight).   This means you would go home to sleep, and everything else is included in the cost. :) 

We will be using the spacious Chestnut Meeting Room, which is directly located under the "motel" style rooms in the Beechwood building. :)  A great convenience for those of you lodging there! :)

  • Meals will be FRIDAY Breakfast & Dinner and SATURDAY Breakfast & Lunch.
    • With the amount of snacks we received from Tel Hai, we do just 2 meals on each day. We need the MOST time we can to scrap and create! :)  (Yes - this is a picture of the type of snacks Tel Hai blesses us with!)     
    • This means we’ll be on our own for supper Thursday night & lunch on Friday.
    • ALSO - Tel Hai gives us a veggie tray at 8pm on Thursday night & Friday we have a GREAT, healthy treat in the evening too! :)
    • We get AMAZING food at Tel Hai, made by the their wonderful chef -  Rusty.  Here is what a typical breakfast looks like served at our weekend.  The food was FABULOUS! :) 

plan to run my retreat very similar to my Spring Retreat.  Here is just a glimpse of some of the goodies you can expect in our time together, in case you haven't attended before. :)

A goodie Bag to greet you when you arrive...

 All weekend long, we will be earning TICKETS for these fabulous door prizes! :)

At the end of our weekend together, we'll have door prize winners of all these GREAT prizes & we'll also have A GRAND prize winner too!!

Last Fall, Suzy won an album, pages & a WYW Scrapbooking Kit as our GRAND PRIZE! :) 

There will be an optional 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop Class for you to participate in if you choose. (there is a small fee to cover my basic cost).

AND...we can't forget about the fun GAMES we play throughout the weekend...

...make sure to sign up for one of our FABULOUS massages on Friday night...

My hope is to be able to get Tara back with us again (as Lynae is not available)

....and we can't break tradition!! 

I'm sure there may be a few visits from our midnight "Scrapbook Fairy"! :)
It is a FUN-FILLED weekend for sure, and I can't WAIT to see you all there! :) 

Here is a "photo" of the registration form.  If you'd rather have it emailed to you - please email me at  and I'll email it directly to you.  

Please feel free to contact me with any questions (or suggestions) you have! I look forward to hearing your response...and having you JOIN me at my  fall retreat weekend! March Papercrafting Weekend retreat is SCHEDULED at Tel Hai again this year! :)  The dates are March 12-14, 2020.

*Those that attended this event last year will have first chance to register.....but after that, it will open up to everyone! ;)  So save the date & stay tuned for more details! :)

Blessings to EACH of you!

Krista Hershberger
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