Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hurry before they are gone…SE1 mini-book at CTMH

12278947_10153694080696226_409133476178767246_nI adore the products that are in the Seasonal Expression 1 (SE1) mini book from Close To My Heart….and while I’ll miss these products – I won’t stay sad for long BECAUSE the NEW SE2 mini-book is coming our way May 1st!!! Wahoo!!!

There are ONLY 3 more days to get these goodies before they are GONE for good!!

Take a look at the layout I created using the Charlotte paper pack…
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While this paper pack is already gone – there are PLENTY more products to choose from in this wonderful book!!! Smile 

For instance, the Woodland Romance stamp set….eekkk!!  I just ADORE this stamp, it’s Cricut compatible & it’s retiring in just 3 days!! 
2016- SE1- woodland romance

Here are a few close up shots of the layout…

We created this layout at my retreat last month.  It was fun to do some heat embossing again, and share this technique with a few ladies that had never done it before!
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I used glitter paper and my Cricut machine for the matting of the banner….
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Do you recognize this flower stamp set??? Smile 

The flower stamp set is from the La Vie En Rose Workshop On The Go kit.  This kit will be retiring by July 31, 2016 OR while supplies last…so this would be a GREAT set to have too!! This stamp set is one I’ll use again & again…just LOVE this set! 
la vie en rose stamp set

The border on the bottom of the left side of the page, was created with the La Vie En Rose stamp set as well.  Look closely and you’ll notice I stamped the top row of dots ON the black floral B&T, so that I would keep my line straight when stamping.

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The “date” stamp, came from our collection of library stamps…what a quick easy way to add an extra touch. Smile 

Charlotte 2 page layout - retreat - cu love this flower DSC_1078The red outlined shapes on the La Vie En Rose WOTG stamp set  DO match shapes from our Artistry Cricut collection…..I LOVE how easy my Cricut collections make it to create. Smile 
…and take a look at the flowers! 

 Can you see that I sanded them BEFORE stamping the flower image on them?

So head on over to the SE1 mini-book, and check out the other items that will be RETIRING in just 3 short days!!! 
Here are a list of items in this SE1 mini-book that are NOT retiring…..
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EVERYTHING else will be gone April 30th!!!! 
As always, I’m here to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact me. Smile

CLICK HERE for the retiring stamp sets list....

You can view all these items at my website & on the Online SE1 Idea Book
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Blessings to you for a beautiful day!!  
Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Regatta & Beach Days….

Today I wanted to share with you a 2 page layout I created recently.  With summer headed our way, this is a GREAT way to preserve those beach day pictures. J

Here is the layout….
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This stamp set  “BEACH DAYS” is a GREAT set to have for the summer time…and better yet – it’s CRICUT compatible!!!  These shapes work with Close To My Heart’s Artistry Cricut collection. But hurry…this stamp set retires at the end of April 2016!!

Here are a few close up shots of the details to this layout…
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Can you see where I sanded on the light blue – Glacier- cardstock?  

Also – take note of the strip of anchors….now look at the paper pack below.  Check out WHERE the anchors came from. J
Regatta paper pack

This beautiful REGATTA paper collection is only with us at Close To My Heart for 6 more days!! 

This is a GREAT paper pack for your upcoming summer creative outlets…so make sure to take advantage of getting these goodies before they are gone for good! 

You can CLICK HERE to check out the REST of the Seasonal Expression 1 (SE1) mini-book and ALL the goodies that are retiring on April 30, 2016.  

I created the small list of the items that WILL NOT be retiring from the SE1 mini-book.  So when you look through the SE1 book, and like something - make sure to check this chart to see if it's carrying over or retiring on April 30th. 

SE1 items that WILL carry over and NOT retire on April 30, 2016

I hope this was helpful, and that you were INSPIRED to create some crafty goodness of your own!  Have a wonderful day, and a BEAUTIFUL week!  


Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Stamp of the Month….CTMH…Life in Pictures

The April Stamp of the Month “Life in Pictures” is a popular one this month, and I created another card using this vintage camera stamp set.

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Take notice of the “background” paper of this card.  Did you notice WHERE those roses came from? J

Check this out….
Wahoo….LOVE the cut apart Picture My Life (PML) cards that are apart of our newest paper collections! (Charlotte, Penelope, Regatta)  I used the roses 4x6 PML card as the background for this card. 
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I also enjoy using the “extra” zip strips that are a part of ALL of our paper packs at CTMH.  Zip strips are just an extra “gift” that we receive in each of your collections! 
The Chevron Embossing Folder gave me another texture designed to bring into this card design, and I finished this cluster off by stamping the word “smile!” multiple times to create a border. J

How can you get your own EXCLUSIVE, April 2016 Stamp of the Month stamp set?
is only available until 
April 30, 2016! J

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

Thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!
Krista J

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

La Vie En Rose–WOTG

One of our BEAUTIFUL “Workshop On the Go kits at Close To My Heart is called La Vie En Rose. Look at this BEAUTIFUL paper collection!!! 

This kit is one of my favorites and I ADORE the exclusive stamp set that is found inside. 
Take a look at the 3 layouts we made using the La Vie  En Rose paper  at class earlier this year.  The black & white papers, paired with Pomegranate & Peacock cardstock made BEAUTIFUL layouts! you like these colors paired with the La Vie En Rose paper? 

Layout 1
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Layout 2
The Artistry Cricut cartridge was used for all the cricut cuts.  I LOVE the flowers in this stamp set. 

And...check out the gold foil tape...this addition adds so much to this layout!

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I used my Cricut Explore machine, and I was VERY impressed the detail this blade cut out the cricut cuts.  Look at this beautiful cluster! 

Layout 3
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I created this set of pages with the leftover paper we had after creating the first two layouts.  I added the La Vie En Rose Complements, instead of stamping so we could have a quick & easy 3rd layout.  

Here are some close ups of the clusters for layout 3...

These WOTG kits are in their last season ...they all include an EXCLUSIVE stamp set, so make sure to check them out to see the variety of sets before they retire on July 31. Click HERE to see the rest of our FABULOUS Workshop on the Go kits. 

That’s all for now, thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!
Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - CTMH designer paper bag gift

Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog 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 fellow consultants 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 Andrea's blog you are right on track.

I just arrived home from my annual scrapbooking retreat weekend that I hold for my customers!!  What a wonderful time we had together! 

There were so many FUN aspects of our weekend...but today I thought I'd show you one of the gifts I created to give as a thank you to 5 of the ladies that were my food group - team leaders. 

Take a look... J

I was inspired by fellow consultant, Ms. Aaron Brown.  She also created a similar bag with Close To My Heart's, Designer Creations paper bags

These bags are the BEST!!!  They come in a pack of 12, and in 1 color, and there are 3 different pattern designs in one pack! They are ONLY $3.95 and make GREAT gift wrap!! 

Inside of these bags, I tucked a mini stamp set from me that says thank you! 

I used the stamp set "For Family" for the Hello....and also used the Charlotte paper pack. (this paper will be retiring on April 30th OR while supplies last!!) 

Here is a close up view of this simple gift bag...

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to create your own gift bag this month! J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant and check out Betty's blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

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 J