Wednesday, December 19, 2018

SAVE the DATE--- Close To My Heart Open House event with Krista's Crafty

💟SAVE the date!!!💟
👉Join me to check out the NEWEST, and GREATEST 💌from Close To My Heart and see the BEAUTIFUL, new Spring products released in Jan 2019! 😍
This event is for.... LOCAL papercrafting friends
2. for those of you that are ON-LINE too!
EVERYONE one can JOIN in the fun, even if they can't attend in person!! 💗
👉OPEN HOUSE dates are.....
Thursday, January 10th from 6-9:30pm
Friday, January 11th from 10:30am-4:30pm
➡️IF Snow DATE is needed❄️☃️ .....this event will be held Monday & Tuesday - Jan 14 & 15 😊
👉What is included at this Open House Event???
• NEW product for you to touch and see
• a BRAND NEW Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book for FREE
• make n’ take ~create with NEW product!!
• BRING a FRIEND receive FREE gift
• BOOK a GATHERING choose a FREE stamp set from my special box!
• Door PRIZES to win (lots of ways to earn tickets!)
• Cash & Carry items you may need right now OR missed when they last retired.
• used STAMP SETS..$10 & under!
• yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!

****Come early so you have time to complete your make n take, eat some goodies AND uninterrupted time browsing my samples of NEW products! I will also have my cash & carry items set up too!!

**** If you can't attend in person........Call and place your order by January 12th & you can earn the 💞FREE ITEM💞 with qualifying order, make n take card, free stamp for hosting a party & tickets for drawing too!

**** Make sure to join the Facebook Event page to learn ALL the details!

Please RSVP (and earn some tickets, even if you can’t attend) to be ENTERED into my >>RSVP only<< Door prize drawing. (it is one of our NEW Complement packs!)

👉STAY TUNED for details, specials, prizes & more>>>>>
Coming SOON! 😍

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Joyful Stars blog hop - Tis the Season Scrapbooking

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 Gough's blog you are right on track.

Do you know how FABULOUS our Workshop Your Way (WYW) kits are at Close To My Heart??
Today, we are going to take a look at one of our beautiful kits!

Each paper suite on our Idea Books (catalogs) have a scrapbooking workshop kit we call "Workshops Your Way" (WYW). 

TODAY, we'll be taking a look at the "Tis the Season" kit and the beautiful pages you can create with the purchase of this kit! 

Here are the contents of this kit...

1 – ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet (X7239B)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Complements (X7239C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Candy Apple, 2 Linen, 1 White Daisy)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Buttons (Z4227)
1 – ‘Tis the Season Snowflakes (Z4226)
photo placeholders
printed instructions

Each month, I host a Scrapbooking Class using a WYW kit....and, I try and put my own "spin" to the layouts of each kit.  

Here are the layouts as CTMH designed them, so pretty! 

With this particular WYW kit, some of my ladies, weren't crazy about the thick snowflakes that CTMH had added to the pages. 
SO... I improvised & used our AMAZING Winter Flurries Thin Cuts instead!! 

Other items I added to my pages...
Gold Shimmer Trim
Gold Flecked Gems
White Glitter paper

I'll share each of the layouts below...the CTMH version & then my -FUN!!!

Layout 1
Tis the Season - WYW - layout 1 by CTMH

Tis the Season - layout 1 - Krista's version
I changed out a few cardstock colors, as well as adding that gold shimmer trim...and those gold flecked gems finished off the Thin Cut snowflakes! 

Layout 2

Tis the Season - WYW - layout 2 by CTMH
Tis the Season - layout 2 - Krista's version

Adding the gold Shimmer Trim to the top of the page, added just what I was looking for. 

I wish you could see the sparkle & shine the white glitter paper & gold foil embellishments give!!

Layout 3

Tis the Season - WYW - layout 3 by CTMH
Tis the Season - layout 3 - Krista's version
I added another photo well on my layout & also chose to use the "JOY" glitter letters from my Tis the Season Complements pack! 
It was fun to cut the Snowflake in half...putting one piece on the outer edge of each page! 

Layout 4
This is a layout I often create "on my own"...but this time, I looked at our Deluxe WYW kit & took one of the layout designs from that kit....

Tis the Season - Deluxe WYW -  by CTMH

Tis the Season - layout 4 - Krista's version

I hadn't used colored Cardstock for my base page in a little I pulled out my coordinating cardstock from my Tis the Season cardstock pack & decided to use the Fern Cardstock.  It's AMAZING how this changes the look of the entire layout!!

What BEAUTIFUL pages these turned out to be....all ready for my photos!!

If you enjoy Creating & having the ideas already created for you....I highly suggest you give one of CTMH's WYW kits a try!!  They are always beautiful pages & you can even change things around a bit if their design isn't quite like you like.    

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 Joyce Houck'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, December 8, 2018

Close To My Heart - 2018 Retiring List

This is the LAST month for the Holiday Expressions (HE) Idea book!!How fast 4 months flies by!
All of the...
Paper Suites
✅-Stamp Sets (but the 2 Story by Stacy stamps & some Alphabets)
Some embellishments
some thin cuts will be LEAVING us!!🙁
Check out the LIST of ITEMS in the photos below ---- as to WHAT items are staying....and WHAT is retiring. Some of these items have already disappeared!! (but I may have it in my personal shoot me a message if it's already gone! ;) )

Let me know if I can help in anyway...and you can find all these items on my website -

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 12 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hinged Christmas Card- Tis the Season

A week or so ago - I shared a "sneak peek" at a card I was making for my home party that night. Then, remember the SNOW storm that came to my area?? Yup - that 6" postponed the party until tonight!
So today is the day I am EXCITED to share this card design with you!

To begin creating this card, I was looking through my stamp sets...and realized I hadn't yet used the Tis the Season - Scrapbooking stamp set!! Well, I decided to change that, and started brainstorming on how this "scrapbooking" stamp, could be used on a CARD design.

Well, I came across this card design was from my friend & fellow consultant, Tina Lovell. What a talented lady she is! I loved the card design she used for a card she made in the past, so I took her design & changed it into a Christmas card!
It's always FUN to change up a card's function in opening...and I was determined to create something different for my cardmakers tonight....because some of them are close to "expert" level & I love to learn new things from them! Tonight, I'm hoping that I can teach them something too!
One "fun part" about this card....notice the RED ribbon...Do we HAVE red ribbon with gold running through it???

No----- we don't have red ribbon :)
....HOWEVER....anything this is WHITE, can be made colored with our ShinHan Alcohol markers! Wahoo!! LOVE this feature of our markers!

And look at those BEAUTIFUL sprigs!! Yes...these are from my FAVORITE product in this Holiday Expression Idea book - the Decorative Border Thin Cuts (metal dies) I am AMAZED at how much I use these cut designs!! Love - LOVE them!!

And let's take a look at the inside of this hinge card design....

How NEAT is that?!?!!!!!
Do you see how this opens?? With our sturdy, but BEAUTIFUL designer paper, creating this card was a snap!

The branch of leaves was from the Tis the Season- Scrapbooking stamp, ( I used New England Ivy ink to stamp it) and this was just the touch that the writing section inside needed!

Tina shared with me to cut the paper at 7 1/4 in length....
Next to cut the "triangle - that's not really a triangle piece - LOL!!
the left side is 1 3/4" tall
the RIGHT side is 5" tall.

I just played around with it, until I got the cut I liked, using my paper trimmer to cut these diagonal lines. :) I didn't realize how much I'd like this card....I should have taken pictures of my creating along the way! :)
The words on the front & the inside of the card, all came from the October Special stamp set - Love with all the Trimmings.
This stamp set can STILL be purchased as part of the Holiday Sparkle cardmaking kit - HURRY - it is a While Supplies Last item!!

I hope this inspired YOU to create & maybe even gave you a few ideas too!
If you'd like to recreate a similar card, I've listed the card ingredients below.

Products used in this card...
D1801 Tis the Season - Scrapbooking stamp
D Love with All the Trimmings stamp
X7239B - Tis the Season Paper pack
X7239D Tis the Season Coordinating Cardstock
X6028 Black Cardstock
Z4241 Decorative Border thin cuts
Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
Z2448 ShinHan marker - Carmine
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 12 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
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