Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stamptacular Stamp & Thin Cuts Blog Hop - Feb 2020

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring our AMAZING monthly special  at Close To My Heart called "STAMPTACULAR"!  
I hope you already know about this FABULOUS sale...if not, reach out to your CTMH Consultant right away!!  


You can check out this month's special & all the goodies that are INCLUDED in this sale by CONTACTING your CTMH consultant or check it out HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Darlys'  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 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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As we focus on the AMAZING SALE items this month, I chose to focus on the NEW "Spruced Up Cardmaking" stamp & thin cut bundle.

What a fun card to create!



This BEAUTIFUL stamp & thin cut is too pretty NOT to use. :)  
Let's take a closer look at this stamp collection before we get into the details of my card. (and CHECK out that AMAZING SALE price!!) 


Isn't this set BEAUTIFUL?!?! 

There are TWO birds, facing different ways, 
the 3 different sayings----and I love the font style, 
the pine branches, pine cone, snowflake/star....just GORGEOUS!

AND...that SALE price....eeekkk!! Love, love this!! The sale lasts for only 9 more days! :) 
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Ok...so back to the CARD design :) 

I used one of our new paper suites---this one is called "Spruced Up".  

While you may think this is a "winter" paper right off the top...if you look a bit closer, you'll take note that these colors & patterns could be used for almost ANY season or creation!!

 Those stripes...even the chickadee paper...I saw a talented, fellow consultant use it for her SUMMER scrapbook pages! :)  My favorite paper in this pack...that beautiful barn board! 
There are so many possibilities! 


I wanted to use as many of the stamps from this set, so I decided to create a background.  You can see the tiny dots, and while it makes a subtle background, it does give some more "texture" and design to this card!


Another FAVORITE product that we carry at Close To My Heart, is our  "Stitched Circle Thin Cuts".  These are so VERSATILE & I seem to use these (and the stitched hearts) quite often! 
The stitched circle was the perfect background for my little bird. I used my Tri-Blend alcohol markers to color him...those markers are so WONDERFUL to work with!



You may notice that the branch on the right, doesn't look quite like the stamp image. :) 
Isn't it GREAT, when you can alter your stamped images?  I just "broke off the branch" and tucked it behind the set of 3 pine needles, to give it a fuller look (and so it would stay on the card base -- LOL!!)

The "finishing" touch was to add the sparkly, Julep shimmer trim as well as a few iridescent sequins from the loose silver sequin collection. 


That's it for today! :) I hope you enjoyed this card design & I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 


Now it's time to "Hop" on over to the talented Jen Rubio'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 Stamps & Stamp/Thin Cut BUNDLES at up to 50% off the retail price! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Celebrate Today Birthday

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 Andrea's blog you are right on track.

Today I am using our "Celebrate Today" paper suite to create this card....check it out!  


We have a NEW Birthday embossing folder & it made the perfect background! I used Ballerina Cardstock & then inked some of the background with Ballerina ink. 


We, at CTMH, also carry some BEAUTIFUL, Holographic paper...do you see it used on my card? 
The shiny banner at the top is using this paper...plus you'll see another place I used it on the inside of my card too! It's AMAZING how the color changes, according to what paper you have next to it & the different ways you turn it in the light.  This Dreamy paper, looks pink in this photo. 



Here is the Stamp/Thin cut bundle I used for this card....and I have some FABULOUS news for you!! :) 


This "Celebrate Today - Cardmaking" Bundle is ON SALE this month..and this month ONLY!!! 



CTMH currently has ALL of our stamps & our stamp & Thin Cut BUNDLES ON SALE during February 2020! 

 There are 6 different level of SALE prices...some of the Thin Cut bundles are DISCOUNTED up to 50% off!!   Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant, or check out the entire SALE at this link HERE. 



I had to add some MORE shimmer & shine to my card.  I did that by using Shimmer Brushes & Stickles!! Yay!! 
Raspberry & black shimmer brush were used on the cake...and the Diamond Stickles were PERFECT to make the candle sparkle & "flicker". 


I wanted to use the FUN sayings that were apart of this stamp set...so I chose to add some leftover strips of paper to the inside of my card, stamped the FUN saying & popped up a holographic cut out "Stitched Heart"! :)  So simple...but finishes the card design. 
  


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 G'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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February Blog Hop - Cherishing Her

If you have come here from Kathy's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February 2020 SOTM stamp set called "Cherishing Her".

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.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in February 2020. 




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

I think the flower bouquet is a BEAUTIFUL stamp image...however, I wanted to challenge myself to NOT use that part of this stamp set.  Oh the silly ways I challenge myself --- LOL!!  
Here is the result of NOT using the flower bouquet image. :) 



I found today's card design from our How-To Book, Make It From Your Heart, vol 4.  Check out pattern #14, and you'll find the pattern for this card, shown there. :) 



 
I knew I wanted to CREATE my own background & by stamping these words...and a few hearts, I did just that!   


I ADORE our new Scallop Stitched Circle Thin Cut...and knew that would be the perfect addition for the front of this card. 

I embellished this card front with Silver Embellishing Thread & the WHITE dots from our Black & White dot collection....perfect!!  

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The papers used come from our BRAND NEW "Celebrate Today" papers. What a BRIGHT & Happy paper pack!

 

I also used, our BRAND NEW Shimmer Trim --- that now is available in Soft Pink! I couldn't capture the shimmer beauty of this product.  It has almost an iridescent look! It's beautiful! 


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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. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to check out the talented Becca'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. 


****Remember*****
The February Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Cherishing Her” – is ONLY available until February 29, 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 many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CTMH 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 January/February mini catalog that was released on Jan 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!! My favorite paper pack in this NEW book, is "Spruced Up"..and so that's the paper collection that I created with today! 

Here are the two cards I created....

Now, let's take a look at those BEAUTIFUL pattern designs in the "Spruced Up" paper collection!  

The deep, rich tones are perfect for winter...or can be used for any occasion for that matter. :) 


The stamp set that I used for this card, is an EXCLUSIVE one, that comes from our Spruced Up Cardmaking kit!  I love to use those stamp sets in a variety of ways.  


  Did you happen to NOTICE???  
Do you see that GORGEOUS, stitched, scallop circle behind the flowers??

WE have NEW "Thin Cuts" (metal dies) and THIS item is one of my favorite new tools in this Jan/Feb mini book!!  
Best of all, the PRICE is magnificent!! Only $9.95 US!!! 

 I took a photo of the 3 new Thin Cuts we carry in this mini book...which one is your favorite?? (I really, REALLY like the stitched brackets too!) 


I was PLEASANTLY surprised & excited when I realized that our "retired" Bashful Shimmer Brush was the perfect shade of PINK to color in the flowers!!  

After I stamped my flowers with Intense Black ink pad, I colored in the flowers with the Shimmer Brush, and also used the Dull Green Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to color in the green leaves. 


Here is a picture of the stamp set...remember, this stamp set can only be found in the Spruced Up Cardmaking Kit. 




I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Lauren'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 Jan/Feb CTMH Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Spruced Up Cardmaking - Flower bouquet

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 Andrea's blog you are right on track.

It's the first month of a BRAND NEW catalog here at Close To My Heart, so there were a LOT of fun products to choose from to create something today!

Check out the card I created, and then we'll talk about the details of the card.... 


This card uses our NEW "Spruced Up" paper collection! Look at that beautiful Sangria color...and our "color of the year" Julep green!  These two colors together are so striking!

The stamp set used for this card is an EXCLUSIVE one...let's take a look. 


This stamp can ONLY be purchased through our Spruced Up Cardmaking Workshop kit!! One of the MAIN perks in purchasing our cardmaking workshop kits...IS this exclusive stamp set & Thin Cut bundle!!   

All of the shaded in images of the stamp, also have coordinating dies to go with them. (in this case there are 4 Thin Cuts for this stamp set) 

 CTMH has thought of everything, and more and more, I lean toward my stamp sets that have the coordinating Thin Cuts (metal dies) to go with them. :)

Now that we can SEE the stamped images....look closely at the Ballerina (light pink) background.  



Do you see those tiny flowers?? They were all stamped with our Mink colored ink.  So FUN to create this background!!

You can probably guess how EASY it was to stamp the banner and words, after I cut that banner out with our Thin Cut :) Yay!! 

Here is a look at the ENTIRE workshop kit that INCLUDES this stamp set.  

It's a great deal for sure!! 



There is an instruction guide included in the kit, and these are the 3 designs of cards that you can created.  


You may have noticed that my card design in similar...but I changed up a few things, and made my own card design! 

One more CLOSE-UP image of the card I created....


Those flowers...and do you see the shimmer? 

I pulled out our retired, Bashful Shimmer brush to give some shine & glitz to this flower bouquet. 

I also seem to be coloring more these days...and really enjoying it too!!  I have our NEW  Tri-Blend alcohol markers  to blame for the coloring.  Having 3 different shades of one color, in ONE marker....you can't go wrong!!
  

The 3 markers I used were the Dark Red, Dull Green & Pale Pink.  Then I pulled in that "shiny" Bashful shimmer brush too! 

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'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