Saturday, August 1, 2020

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Floral Celebration

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!
If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August 2020 SOTM stamp set called "Floral Celebration".

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 a group of FABULOUS 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. ðŸ˜Š
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Here is a look at this month's BEAUTIFUL, EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5.... with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in August 2020. 



I am a "floral girl" all the way 😉...so this stamp set spoke to me right away! I didn't have the time to play with these designs like I wanted, but I do have a simple card to share with you today. 


I was excited about the color combo that I used on this card....Peach, Peacock & the beloved Sweet Leaf (green). 

I chose Sweet Leaf for my green because we only have ONE MORE MONTH to play with this color, as it is retiring on August 31.  This farewell month will be bittersweet, as the color Sweet Leaf is a color that's stayed with me, all during my 14 years of Being a CTMH Consultant! 
I want to do my BEST to give her a fabulous Farewell this month!😍 


Let's take a look at some of the details of this card --- 
FIRST -- the card pattern design came from another item that is RETIRING on Aug 31st (or while supplies last)  THe lovely, Volume #2 How-To Book.  I use our how-to-books ALL THE TIME & am excited to see what may be coming our way in the future! 


Did you know ??? You can CREATE your own designer paper when creating!! ðŸ˜®
This applies to cardmaking, scrapbooking, or any type of papercrafting!!😍

Take a close look at the stamp images in the Aug stamp set again. Find these 3 little flowers I used to create a design (or pattern) on my peach colored cardstock. What a FUN touch!




  I used Peacock ink for the outlined flower. 
I wanted to "color in" the inside of the flower...but didn't want to get out my colored pencils. 😉 How did I color the inside of the flower? 
I turned over the stamped image & stamped the FLAT side (or back side) of the stamp, to "fill in" the flower with Peach ink. 

Do you see the little circles on all the petals?? 
The backside of the stamp image was not completely solid!! 😂😁So...to cover up those circles, I took my Peach Shimmer Brush and colored over the center of the flower to give it a bit of sparkle & shine. 
The rest of the lighter peach came from using the backside of the stamp set. Yay!! 🥳🎉A quick and easy way to color in an image! (and a great way to get MULTIPLE uses for your stamp set too!)
 



I finished up my card with Gold Glitter GemsGold Glitter Paper & Gold Stickles.  Isn't it GREAT that we have so many "embellishing" options to choose from?!? 💗💗 

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. 


Now – it’s time to head over and check out Jen's blog to see what CRAFTY item 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. 

****Remember*****
The August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Floral Celebration" – is ONLY available until August 31 2020.


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 may have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista

Monday, July 20, 2020

Happiest Place Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our monthly special at Close To My Heart!!  Join us, as we celebrate the BEAUTIFUL, "Happiest Place" collection!

To view this entire special & how to get these items at a DISCOUNT ...please CLICK HERE.   


If you have come here from Brenda'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  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!
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For tonight's hop, I chose to create a card, using the Happiest Place stamp & Thin Cut set....take a look.😊 



This card, began from pattern #10 in our  Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 How-To Book.  If you have read any of my other posts, you probably already know -- that I USE these How-To books ---- ALL ----THE----TIME!!!   
They are my TIME SAVER! (and I love the beauty of these designs too!) 



I pulled out my Happiest Place paper & coordinating cardstock pack & chose the following patterns! Look at that GORGEOUS holographic/silver foil stripe on the black cardstock ---so PRETTY!! 



I wanted to add some sparkle & shine...and so I decided to do some HEAT embossing!
Out came my Versamark pad & the Silver tinsel embossing powder & my heat tool.
Check out my SILVER firework!! Yay for sparkle! 



I "pieced together" the Happy day wording....take a look at the stamp set below...do you see how I made my sentiment? 

CC7206 Happiest Place  



I did some "masking" on this Glacier stitched bracket....Post it notes are my "friend" when I do this. 😉  


By using post it notes, I stamped the sentiment on the note---then cut out the word "day".  This is the word I want to stamp on my card. 


Then I inked up the stamp....put the post it note in place (minus the cut out day section) and ta-da!! I got a  PERFECTLY inked up "day" ...right where I need it to be!





Here is a closer look at the Paper & Cardstock that are apart of the Happiest Place collection.

12 sheets of designer paper -- 6 designs, 2 of each.

6 sheets have the holographic/silver foil designs
6 sheets are the coordinating Cardstock colors





I hope you enjoyed my card & that you were INSPIRED to create something in your craft room today!!😊 



Products used on my card:
D1887 Strokes of an Artist
CC7206 Happiest Place stamp & Thin cut
CC7202 Happiest Place Paper Pack
CC7203 Happiest Place Coord. CS
Z3631 Stitched Bracket Frame
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Z3274 Sparkles
Z3563 Diamond Stickles
Z4248 Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder
Z891 VersaMark ink pad
Z4252 Heat Tool
Cardstock colors: Lemondae & Glacier
Ink colors: Candy Apple, Lemonade, Glacier, Linen and Black


Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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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 these BEAUTIFUL CTMH specials!  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Friday, July 10, 2020

July/August - NEW Product Blog Hop



Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart July/August mini catalog that was released on July 1, 2020.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at BOTH of our current Idea Books - please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Becca'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  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!
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Close To My Heart has done it again!!
  
This new mini Book is FILLED with BEAUTIFUL papers, embellishments & products ---and packed FULL of goodness !  Please don't ask me to choose a favorite item--I don't think I could do it! LOL!!

Summer Vibes is the first paper suite in this mini Idea Book -- and I have been having FUN "changing up" the card designs, in the Summer Vibes Cardmaking Kit

Let's take a look!


 The card on the left, comes from the CTMH designed cards for this kit.  In this particular Cardmaking kit -- you will create 16 cards --- 4 each of 4 designs. 
Here's a peek at the CTMH Designed cards for this kit. 



I created the Ice Cream Cone card on the left --- JUST like CTMH instructed.  Oh wait -- one change, I used our Tri-Blend Alcohol marker for the coloring in, instead of watercolor paints. 

The NEW paper collection used in this kit is called Summer Vibes paper and is a lovely collection of designs! 😊




So now --Let's take a look at the 2nd card---the card I designed (Krista's Crafty).  

I used the items that were included in the Cardmaking Workshop kit, plus I added a touch of Glisten Stickles on ice cream. 

To create this card ---I used the SAME Exact cut pieces for the first card as the second!  By flipping over the pattern paper, and moving around the other pieces, we come up with a TOTALLy different card!!



Here's a close up look 
You may notice that the ice cream on this cone, was NOT colored using the Tri-Blend markers!  

It's SO fun to use your stamp set, in a different way!! 
So how did I "color in" my cone?? 
I turned my stamp image over on the block, and inked up the backside!! 

Do you see, when it's turned over, how it's a completely SOLID stamp image??
I inked up the top part of the ice cream...and even though the "tip" of the cone, didn't match with the front side, it still worked to stamp it on the cone!! 

I inked this up in Smoothie ink, stamped off on scrap paper the first time & then came onto my cone shape and stamped the lighter shade of Smoothie to get the "lighter" ice cream color. 

For the cone part -- I pulled out my TOFFEE Shimmer Brush & colored it in. 

This stamp set -- is an EXCLUSIVE stamp & can only be found in this Summer Vibes Cardmaking kit!! Here are all of the images in this stamp set. 


To finish off the card, I added Stickles (the color Glisten) PLUS I colored my white acrylic heart with my Tri-Blend alcohol markers too!


Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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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 May/June CTMH Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Summer Vibes 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! 

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If you have arrived from talented friend Joyce G's blog you are right on track.

It's hot, sticky & SUMMERTIME & that means it's the PERFECT time to use our newest collection at Close To My Heart ---- Please help me welcome "Summer Vibes"!

I'll be focusing on the Summer Vibes Cardmaking kit today-- and the ADORABLE, Exclusive stamp set that's included in that kit!





Here is my first card today & yes...it was a HOT day today in Pennsylvania!!  Ice cream would have been the perfect treat!

Our Cardmaking kits at CTMH, are designed perfectly & this kit includes designs for 16 cards---4 each of 4 designs! Here is a peek at the 4 original cards in this kit.

Summer Vibes Cardmaking Workshop kit



These cards are ADORABLE for sure & they are perfect how they are!!
---HOWEVER---
The challenge I give to myself --- take those same card pieces that we cut for these cards & "mix it up"...to create another type of card. 

Here is the original card ---and my "new" ice cream card. 


You'll notice I didn't use the scallop zip strip on my redesigned card --- but now I have that to use on another project :) 




Here's a close up look at the ice cream ---I used the "Glisten" Stickles to add some yumminess to this cone. PLUS -- I added a piece of Black Glitter paper to make a nice banner too. 





Check out the contents that are included with this AMAZING Cardmaking kit! I love the VALUE you get with this kit too...and don't forget about that EXCLUSIVE stamp set & thin cut bundle that's included! 😊 



Talk to your consultant about getting this kit OR if you don't have a consultant, feel free to check out all of our current kits at this link here ... 



Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card & were inspired to create some of your own. 


Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to 
Joyce H '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 a BEAUTIFUL day!!!


Krista Hershberger