Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May SOTM Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring May’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Pinwheel”, a set of 10 stamps.

I LOVE this set!!!  Especially how it coordinates with our Artiste Cricut Cartridge !!!  QUICK and Easy to create any item! 


If you have come here from Katy’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 OVER 60 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!!


 I created my card by using Close To My Heart’s FABULOUS How-to book called Make It From Your Heart!  This card uses pattern # 22.

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I decided to add the “For a Friend” stamp set to this card.  I LOVE how this stamp set is Cricut compatible and the shape can be cut in a jiffy!  Take a peek HERE at the variety of sayings included in this stamp set!

Did you notice the BACKGROUND of this card?? J
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Yup - I used the pinwheel “stick” and created my OWN background design!!! If you look closely, you can see that I also stamped 2nd generation Sunset colors STARS in the background too!

How did I stamp ONLY the stars from this May Stamp set???

I cut the stars off of the bottom of my “Let’s Celebrate”stamp!  This made it MUCH EASIER for me to stamp the stars separately!

To finish off the card….  
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I added a bit of stardust glitz glitter gel and our NEW epoxy bubbles to the pinwheel….of course adding 3D foam tape gives this card dimension! 

I also cut our Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon in half, and tied a knot in one end!!! FUN!!!!  By adding some of our coordinating Baker's Twine to the chevron ribbon, it ties the colors all together! 

Now "Hop" on over to Sarita’s Blog to see her work!
Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

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

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

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

TODAY is the LAST day...

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JOIN my team TODAY and you will receive an EXTRA 4 stamp sets (for FREE!!!) in your consultant kit!! 

Take a LOOK at ALL the items you will receive!!! J

As a CTMH Consultant, you get a DISCOUNTED price EACH time you order...plus you  have the option to earn FREE product each month too!! 

Not only THAT...but CTMH is a 
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You will pay 
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You would receive ALL of the items pictured above...PLUS these itemspictured below when you purchase the Master kit!!! 

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Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!
Stay tuned in the next couple days...for the May specials that are coming your way!!!
 CLICK HERE to get a sneak peek of ONE of the specials!

Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Phone/Text: 610-587-9116
Email: fun2stampnscrap@dejazzd.com
          Website: www.kristah.ctmh.com
Blog: www.kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Friday, April 26, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month - DREAM POP paper pack!

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National Scrapbooking Month(NSM) will soon be upon us (May) and Close To My Heart has decided to celebrate!!!

Come on in and join us on this FABULOUS Blog Hop!!!
If you have come here from fellow Consultant Melinda’s Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start right HERE and work your way through this hop to view each consultant’s work. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE. 

So sit back and enjoy each created item as you venture through this blog hop and get some GREAT ideas to create on your own!! 

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! Here we go!
This paper pack is just WONDERFUL, and it makes me happy just to LOOK at those VIBRANT papers! J

Take a look at the card I created using this EXCLUSIVE new paper pack...that will ONLY be available in May!!!

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This card makes me so HAPPY when I look at it J…how about you? 

I chose to use Close To My Heart’s ARTISTE Cricut cartridge in creating this card! I LOVE how quick and easy my creating goes when I use the CTMH Cricut cartridges!!!

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I was having FUN with this glossy resist patterned cardstock…can you see how the tips of the leaves and petals are a bit darker??  
...I inked Cotton Candy ink on the ends of the petals, and Slate ink on the ends of the leaves, to have the designed cardstock shine through!!!

Did you notice that scalloped, black, glitter border?
This is actually our Black Shimmer Tape…I made the adhesive backed ribbon scalloped, by using our Corner Rounder!!!  I LOVE creating these scallop!!

Notice how I “popped” the layers of my flowers…
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and I decided to “pop” my hello too!!! 

****If you’d like to create a similar card when you purchase your Dream Pop paper pack in May….

Here are the page #’s from the Artiste cartridge of the items I cut out..   J

pg. 35   Banner - 1/2”
pg. 54   Leaves - 1/2”
Pg. 73   Flower - cut at 1 1/4”, 1 1/2” and 2”

Products Used:
Dream Pop paper pack
Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Hello Blooms stamp set
Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Black Button Assortment
Black & Grey sparkles
Black Shimmer Trim

To continue your Hop…hop onto  Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her amazing work!!!  Happy Hopping!!!!

Blessings to you!!!
Krista J

Details for this Special - starting on May 1st….
“Dream Pop” paper pack ~24 sheets J
ONLY available from MAY 1-31st (or while supplies last)

***Check out this BEAUTIFUL kit
that you can receive for $10
when you purchase $35!***

You will receive 12 sheets of B& T designer papers…
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and 12 sheets of glossy designed CARDSTOCK…
Dream Pop- glossy cardstock

for a total of 24 sheets of AMAZING, BRIGHT, HAPPY colors!!!

All for just $10 when you purchase $35 in CTMH products!!!  

Happy Shopping!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It’s a Cricut® Party!


Whether you use one Cricut®-cut piece or several, you can create cute party favors and decorations using your Artiste cartridge. Combine your Cricut® pieces with unique stamping techniques and you have projects that will knock your guests’ socks off! 

Want some recipes and tips for how to make this adorable artwork?
Below are instructions for creating two pieces from the “Clearly the Best: How to kiss—with stamps” episode. Combine the Cricut®-cut pieces for these projects with the kissing stamping technique taught in the video, and you have a stellar 3-D item! Want to learn more about the kissing stamping technique? Watch the video.
Recipes and Tips

Party Banner
Stamp set of your choice
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch

Cricut® Shapes:
1" Shift+3D Object <J> (cut 56, p. 57)

Art Tip! This banner only uses one type of Cricut® shape, but the finished product is still stunning. Use stamp kissing to randomly stamp across the pieces using the stamp set of your choice. Score with the help of the Cricut®-cut score lines on the shape and piece together to create little globes. Tie together with baker’s twine and voila!

Owl Miss You Bag
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch
Twist Ties

Cricut® Shapes:
4½" 3D Object <Hallween> (p. 77)
4½" Shift+3D Object <Boo> (cut 2, p. 77)
1" Shift+Accent 2 <A> (p. 51)
Art Tip! This project uses many Cricut® shapes and all the pieces coordinate so nicely for an adorable finished product. Use the Artiste assembly booklet to put the bag together and then add the embellishments. The feathers are created with punched circles that are stamped using the kissing technique; however, if you don’t have the circle punch, you can easily make these using the Cricut as well. The eyes were created using Shimmer designer brads, but you can use any large brad or button to create the same look. Finish with the “owl miss you sentiment” for a special touch.

Thanks to the CTMH Art Department for sharing their WONDERFUL artwork with us!!!

Blessings to you!
Krista J

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I’m so EXCITED…part 3!

Today I’ll share the FINAL pieces of artwork that I included as I sent artwork to CTMH for my application to teach at Convention this year. 

If you missed any of my previous posts sharing with you the artwork that I created…

CLICK HERE for part 1 of “I’m so Excited”
CLICK HERE for part 2 

I thought it might be nice to see the 5 items I submitted to apply to be a teacher at CTMH’s annual convention this year…
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Some of these items, you have seen in past posts, but there is one more item that I created to apply that I hadn’t yet shared on my blog! J

Check it OUT!!!   A FUNSHINE card!!!Surf's Up card_having some funshine
I really liked how this“Having Some Funshine” card turned out…and the best part is that the card design came from one of CTMH’s How-To-Books Make It From Your Heart - volume 1, pattern #24. 

I know I’ve mentioned it before…but I have to tell you again…I LOVE these how-to books!!! They save so much TIME and help me to create Faster.Simpler. Easier!!
The best part…it’s ONLY $7.95 - and this gives you (16) 2 page layouts, (2) 1 page layouts and (12) card designs!!! Yay!!

Ok - on to details about the card…
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I wanted to use a lot of different techniques to try and make this card a FUN, Wow card. J
First, I sanded the lagoon cardstock with the rough-sided sand paper to  create some rustic cardstock.  Next, I  did a lot of inking the edges, but rather than using a sponge for a soft look….I swiped my papers across the ink pad giving it a more rustic look.

I used TWO of our new stamp sets…
Surf's Up WOTG kit G10591. the stamp set from the Surf’s Up Workshop on the Go kit

The Surf’s Up Workshop stamp set can ONLY be purchased by getting the WOTG kit!  I love this set!  BUT…I couldn’t create an item without using that adorable turtle that comes in the Tropical Paradise stamp set. J

To add some glitz and glam - I used the dark brown sheet of glitter paper, and I used the bronze glitz glitter gel to edge my card. 
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The NEW Surf’s Up assortment is the BEST…and that’s how I got that adorable accordian fold flower with the button on top.  

Take a look at the Surf’s Up assortment….and it's only $5.95! 
Surf's Up assortment Z1841

Here is the list of all the products I used on this card. 
4 ¼ x 5 ½ Standard card – “Have Some Fun”
Make It From Your Heart, vol. 1~ Pattern 24

9035                 Make It From Your Heart, vol 1
C1531                Tropical paradise
C1544               Surf’s Up WOTG stamp
X7168B             Surf’s Up
X5932               Cashmere Cardstock
Z1830               Brown & Tan glitter paper
Z1790               Cricut Artiste Collection
Z1841                Surf’s Up assortment
Z1483                Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
Z1294                Sandpaper
Z1151                 3-D Foam Tape
Inks used:          Cashmere, Sorbet, Crystal Blue

2 ¼” sunburst, pg. 35, key 5

Have a wonderful week!!! 
Don’t forget about the AMAZING deal that’s happening during April!!! 
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When YOU sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant in April for ONLY $49 (you receive over $155 in products), you also receive the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month sets!!!! (they each retail at $17.95…total value of $71.80).
That's a total of $226.80 in products for only $49!!! J

PLUS---- when you are a CTMH consultant, you get a WONDERFUL discount on our products, as well as a great business opportunity if you choose! 
I'd LOVE to have you join my team this month! 
To join my team, feel free to call, text or email me with any questions you may have or CLICK HERE to see more details about joining my CTMH family! J

If you missed my previous posts regarding the 5 pieces of artwork shown at the beginning of this post - please scroll down to view details on these items!!!

Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!
Krista J

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CLICK HERE for details relating to this card!
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CLICK HERE for close up details on this bracket frame.
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CLICK HERE to see the post giving details on this card’s creation…