Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Price Increase...order BEFORE August 1st!

***Price Increase coming August 1st ****

Close To My Heart was gracious enough to let us know that there WILL be price increases this coming Idea Book - beginning August 1st! 

The reason for the price increase??? 
There has been an increase on plastic products in the industry, and while CTMH has held off as long as they can, they now need to implement the costs they are being charged. 

CTMH also left us know that the "new" ink pads SHOULD be increasing in price, but since they are such a new item, and they do not want to discourage anyone from purchasing this brand new magnetic closure, ink pad...they will hold off on this price increase until the next 2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book release.

*****THANK YOU Close To My Heart for caring so much about us!! 
If you have any of these items on your wish list, you may want to get them asap! 
These items are due to increase in price on August 1, make sure your orders are in before that deadline! 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Price Increases on Current Items, due to increase Aug 1, 2017:

How to books - 9035 make it from heart vol #1 and #2 +$1.00
Memory protectors + 1.00 & 2.00
Memory protectors Value + 4.00
All Reinkers +1.00
All glitter paper +1.00
Z3146 water color paper +1.00
Z3089 grey gems +1.00
Z3090 red gems +1.00
Z3132 watercolor paints +1.00
Z1382 tweezers +1.00
Z1204 bone folder +1.00
Z1207 rub and remove eraser +2.00
Z1836 micro scissors nonstick +2.00
Z534 micro tip scissors +2.00
Z679 liquid glass +1.00


Z5102 small organization tray +1.00
Z5104 stamp pad org tray +1.00
Z5103 marker organizer stack +1.00
Z5105 tool cubby +1.00
Z5101 large tray +2.00
Z5100 paper tray +1.00
Z334 paper 12x12 envelope +3.00
Z4138 small organizer +3.00
Z4139 med organizer +5.00
Z1834 large organizer +5.00
Z1839 tabbed dividers +1.00
Z4137 craft boxes +1.00
Z1897 dauber foam insert +1.00
Z1898 pigment ink inserts +1.00
Z4140 craft boxes foam insert +1.00
Z4141 blocks foam insert +1.00
Z3106 mini stamp organizers +2.00
Z1038 my acrylic organizer +1.00

Please feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard To Say Goodbye - Blog Hop - Retiring items

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring items from Close To My Heart, that are going to be So Hard To Say Goodbye  to on July 31, 2017....that's ONLY 2 weeks away!! :) 

There are so MANY beautiful items that will be leaving us, it was hard to pick just one to share I included a couple different things on this layout.  If you'd like to take a look at all items that are leaving us click on the "Going Soon!" words on your consultant's website.   

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

If you have come here from Kirsten'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

We have  19 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!

There are SO MANY favorite stamp sets of mine,  that will be leaving us at the end of this month.  Let's take a look at this layout, and I'll share a few stamp sets that I used in this creation today. 
Just click on this photo to enlarge & see details ;) 

I created this layout, using one of my very FAVORITE stamp sets from this past season, Swirly Seashells.  

This stamp set comes as an individual stamp (which makes it part of July's STAMPAGANZA sale) OR as a bundle pack which includes the stamp set & the coordinating Thin Cut metal get to choose! :) 

Earlier this year, I had an all day crop.  Each time, at this particular crop, I create a quick "make n take" for those in attendance.  

I always to my best to teach them something new, & have them create something that will be an addition to their scrapbook pages, we don't usually create an entire page since they only have about a 15 minute time slot to create in.  

Here is the border piece we created....

We showcased the following items as we created this border & most of these items we used, are retiring at the end of this month!! 

These items are retiring: 
Swirly Seashells stamp set & thin cuts
Way To Go stamp set (dotted border) 
Fundamentals Rustic Home Basics
Sea Glass Cardstock
Thin Cuts- happy
Blender Pen
Sea Glass re-inker
Swirly Seashells stamp set
Desert Sand Cardstock
Desert Sand ink & reinker

 to see the entire list of items that are retiring.

These are the items we used to create the layout, that will be staying: 
Gold Shimmer Pen
Gold Glitter Gems
Spray Pen 
Watercolor Pencils

It was a LOT of fun to color the seashells & if you notice in the photo, I put some Sea Glass re-inker onto one of our acrylix blocks...this made my ink palette. :) 

Next I took my Blending Pen (or Waterbrush would work too) and "picked up the color" (sea glass re-inker) onto my brush, and painted my seashell with it! 

Here is a close up of two different ways to color these seashells with these colors...
The shell on the RIGHT - was colored with the sea glass reinker & blender pen and then I used my Desert Sand watercolor pencil, and blended the pencil marks together with my Gold Shimmer Brush, and got the "watercolor-gold shimmer" look. 

Hopefully this was a helpful tip for YOU too! :) :) 

While I have shared this card below, on my blog before...I thought I'd quick showcase this card again because it uses this same stamp set!!  I LOVE how these shells turn out when they are heat embossed in gold!!  
If you'd like to re-read the details on creating this card, please CLICK HERE


I hope you enjoyed this project , and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Wendy's  Blog to see her amazing work!

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 make sure to get these items off of your wish list that are LEAVING us so very soon!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet, July SOTM

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! 

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

JULY is FILLED with Fabulous specials here at Close To My Heart!! So, I don't have a "Krista orginal" to share today ;)....let me explain. 

  I was honored to be asked to be a presenter at our Annual CTMH convention this year! :)  As a result, I have been creating - creating & CREATING....however, I have been creating with NEW product that will be available on August 1st! :)  

So, while I've been creating, I don't have current item to share with you....oh what to share for today's blog hop?!?!, I'm going to share with you a card created by my fellow consultant, Traci Godbee.  We are in a monthly swap together, and I loved what she did with this month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Storybook Alphabet stamp set.  

Take a look at her beautiful creation!  

 Here's a picture of the ENTIRE stamp set....and don't forget - this stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE in JULY 2017!!!  

I love how Traci created a message with this stamp set!!!  AND...the splatters at the top and bottom - what a PERFECT addition! :)

Take a close up look of the letters she colored, with our Shin Han markers...

Didn't she do a beautiful job??  

And then the special touch of a little bit of gold shimmer trim to finish it off.  So beautiful!!  

Are you wondering how YOU can get your own copy of this FUN stamp set?? :)  
You can purchase this "Storybook Alphabet" stamp set for the $17.95 retail price OR pay ONLY $5 when you place a $50 order with your CTMH consultant!! 

 I LOVE Bargains!!! Woot - woot!! :) :) 

That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friendBetty's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!
Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when this group of fellow CTMH consultants will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE July SOTM stamp set called "Storybook Alphabet". 

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 16 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items 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.

Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in July!!

What a wonderful Alphabet stamp set!  

When I saw this alphabet, I knew right away what card I was going to create.   
Let's take a look.... 

This fun, card sketch, came from our How-To-Book - Make It From Your Heart, volume 1, pattern #19.  I just ADORE our how-to books! :) 

I choose to use CTMH's Fundamentals Paper Collection
This entire collection will be retiring at the end of this month on July 31, 2017 on a While Supplies Last basis!

Here are the pictures of the Fundamental collections that are still available. 

For this card, I chose to use our soft, watercolor pencils & after letting it dry for a few minutes, I covered the letters with our Liquid Glass.  

The gold, glitter butterflies came from the Whimsy complements collection, and I finished off the top of the card with some of our beautiful Whimsy ribbon! ;) 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas 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 Cat's blog to see what FABULOUS items 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. 

The July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Storybook Alphabet” – is ONLY available until July 31, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  I have a few more cards to share using this stamp set, so feel FREE to come back to my blog, to see what OTHER goodies I've created throughout the next couple weeks. :) 

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!!!