Sunday, August 31, 2014

September SOTM blog Hop- Family is Forever

to our monthly Stamp of the

Today we will be
featuring the EXCLUSIVE
September Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), 
which is called 

What a BEAUTIFUL, stamp set…I can’t WAIT to see what my fellow consultants created with this set!! J
2014 - September SOTM - Family is Forever

If you have come here from  Shirley Ross’ Blog
and saw her beautiful creations, you are on the right track! J

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 80 Close To My Heart Consultants (yes our LARGEST group ever!!)
sharing their creations using this 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 really like the images on this stamp set, but wasn’t sure how to use them at first. J

So, off to my Handy-Dandy Wishes How-To book to decide on a pattern! How-to_Wishes_9041
I looked at the “Medallion” pattern in the 5x7 section & decided to to go with that to give myself a bit more room in creating with this larger stamped image. 

Take a peek at my card I created…
Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_
As I thought of Family - I think of Heritage…and therefore brought in the neutral colors with a touch of color.

I used TWO different paper packs - Snowhaven & Yuletide,both winter/Christmas paper packs,  for the designer papers. 

I also wanted to add dimension to the card, so I used the hearts as accents &
popped them up with our fabulous 3D Foam tape - now available in 2 different thicknesses!

Here is a close up shot…
Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_CU_hearts
I really enjoy our NEW embossing folders, and because our folders are the 5x7 size - it was PERFECT to add to the bottom of the card!! 

The embossed honeycomb shape was a perfect compliment for this piece.I inked the edges in Champagne ink…just to give it a touch of color. 

Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_CU_honeycomb embossing
In the new Idea Book (Annual Inspirations) you will see that we have added another 4 designs to our 5x7 embossing folder collection!!

I hope this has inspired you & allows you to see ANOTHER way this EXCLUSIVE stamp set can be used!!   J

Products used on this card…
X7188B Snowhaven Paper
X7187B Yuletide Paper
X5770 Champagne Cardstock
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Inks used: Champagne, New England Ivy, Ruby, Desert Sand & Black

Now head on over to Alyson Mayo’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!   

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the September SOTM
~ Family is Forever~
is only available until September  30th! J

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Charming Chevrons Birthday Card

I’m so happy you came to see me and what I created today!  Welcome!!!

We had a birthday in our home, last Friday - so I created this card for our “NEW” 15 year old!!
Happy Birthday Card_Wanderful_charming chevrons_aarons 15th bday
By using our spray pen & filling it with desert sand re-inker & water - you are able to create a background in a flash!

Actually, I have a neutral colored, filled and ready-to-go spray pen on my creating desk at all times! 

***Can you figure out which of the new paper packs the dotted paper is fromJ

If you guessed WANDERFUL - you are correct!!! 
While all of the colors in this card I created do not coordinate with this paper pack,

I LOVE the versatility to be able to take a paper from a collection & then pair it up with whatever COLORS you choose!!

The ink colors used for this card…
Happy Birthday_Wanderful_charming chevrons_aarons 15th bday
 our NEW colors of CANARY & FLAXEN, and also Crystal Blue & Outdoor  Denim. 

I haven’t used the Charming Chevron stamp set very much yet - but it appeals to me so much & I was excited how this card turned out!! 

Notice how I stamped 2 of the arrows twice
(outdoor denim & canary arrows)
& cut them out and “popped” them with our wonderful 3D foam tape
Happy Birthday_Wanderful_charming chevrons_aarons 15th bday_CU
To go along with the arrow theme…I used our very popular, NEW Chevron border punch
Isn’t it neat how you can punch a border (at the top of the card) and let it just as it is….
….punch another strip at the bottom of the card, and layer some of our FABULOUS shimmer trim OR 12x12 glitter papers behind it to give the creation and extra “wow”.

Balloons_streamers_pink and yellowNow, I’m off to get ready for my TEAM CELEBRATION
taking place NEXT Week!!! 
I’m SO PROUD of my girls, and can’t wait to celebrate our accomplishment of being one of 20 teams in the company that achieved the Thriving/Striving 30 Contest!!  Wahoo!!! 

I’ll share more details in the next couple of weeks!!
Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Krista Hershberger J
Director, CTMH Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116
CLICK HERE to go to my website to get your own Fabulous CTMH items!!

****August Specials****

Purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ (PML) kits at their full retail price of $24.95,

& you can  purchase 
10-pk. of 12x12 Memory Protectors™ for
ONLY $3.00! 


There are 2 ways to receive this Exclusive stamp set this month

Pay retail price of $17.95

Spend $50 in CTMH products and get the SOTM for ONLY $5.00!!!

***Just a reminder…these stamp sets are ONLY available during their month and it can be purchased through a home gathering, my website or just by giving me a call.