Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Seasonal Expression 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expression 1 that was released on January 1, 2018.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from the talented,  Haley'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

This month we have  20 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!

We have some BEAUTIFUL, new papers in the NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 (SE1) book & today I chose to use the Make Waves paper collection in this card.  

Take a look....

I loved the color combo of the Make Waves paper collection, and chose to use this with TWO new stamp sets that are in the SE1 book too!!
I used the Gimme Some Sugar - Scrapbooking stamp set & the NEW Notes of Inspiration stamp....take a look at these FUN stamp sets!! 


My focus on creating this card was to use the NEW Thin Cuts- Basic Circle Tags.  Can you see where I used it on this card design? 

As I cut the Circle Tag from Bashful Glitter Paper...I realized I needed a circle mat for the inside of the circle to stamp the sentiment on.  Imagine MY DELIGHT when I learned that our Basic Circle Shape Thin Cuts fit PERFECTLY inside!! Yay!! 

 For my card design, I pulled out another BRAND NEW PRODUCT (one that I've been waiting to be released for a while!) ...the Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 CARDMAKING How-To-Book!! Wahoo!!  

I LOVE this new book & while there are fabulous card sketches inside - CTMH has made it even BETTER with the tips & techniques scattered throughout this book too!!  It's perfect! :) 

I used the Pansy Pigment ink, clear embossing powder & my heat tool  to make the wording "pop". :)  AND...do you see one more FUN, BEAUTIFUL, NEW product I used??

We now have a BASHFUL Shimmer Brush!!!!!  WAHOOOO!!!!

Notice the sparkle on the flower...and I colored the background of the word "Sparkly" with the Bashful Shimmer Brush too!! What FUN!!

Here is a list of ALL the products I used to create this fun card!  

Make Waves “Extra Sparkly” Card
Make It from Your Heart, vol 4, patt #15

D1758   Gimme Some Sugar- Scrapbooking
C1713    Notes of Inspiration
X7227B  Make Waves paper
X5978   Glacier CS
Z3360   Bashful Glitter Paper
X254    White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z4147    Basic Circle Tags thin cuts
Z3318    Basic Circles thin cuts
Z2506   Adventure Pigment Inks
Z2088   Clear Embossing Powder
Z3216    White Twine
Z3369    Bashful Pearls
Z3400   Shimmer Brush - Bashful
Z2060   Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z3342    3-D foam Dots

Inks used:  Pixie, Emerald & Pansy

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Michele's  Blog to see her beautiful creation!


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 in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Chelsea Gardens WYW 4th layout

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 my friend, Joyce's blog you are right on track.

  Did you know that CTMH released a BRAND NEW Seasonal Expression mini-book on Jan 1, 2018?  

Oh my...it's FILLED with beautiful products!!

Today, let's take a look at this layout I created from leftover scraps. :)  ....let's check it out! 

This layout design was taken from our Make It From Your Heart, vol 3 book - and is pattern #25. :) 

I was putting together the Chelsea Gardens WYW kit for my upcoming class, and wanted to create a 4th layout - with my leftover paper.  

Here is the layout that came from those "leftover" papers...

(you can click on the photo to enlarge it to see details. ;) ) 
...a few things to note...

1. Please keep in mind, my ladies do NOT want to create the cards that are included in the WYW kits. So that means we don't cut the card pieces from the cutting guide.  Instead, we may choose to use that "extra" paper to create more layouts. :) 

2. We will often use White Daisy CS as our base page, not the B&T papers that CTMH suggests in the WYW instructions. 

Here are a few close ups...

The NEW CREAM ribbon is BEAUTIFUL...

...and did you notice the "marbelized" gems that coordinate with the Chelsea Gardens collection? 
 These embellishments are all LEFTOVER pieces from the Workshop Your Way (WYW) kit!!  I think our stickers from the Complements pack are SO pretty...you can hardly tell they are stickers!!

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 the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger

Friday, January 5, 2018

Kickoff SEASONAL Expression 1 Celebration with Krista! :)

UPDATE: Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 


You are invited to ATTEND my Close To My Heart

2018 Kickoff  Catalog Celebration (Open House)

to be held on January 11& 12, 2018!

Come join me in celebrating the arrival of the
 NEW 2018 Seasonal Expression 1 mini-Book!

Thurs., Jan 11 th from 6-9:30pm
Fri., Jan 12th from 10am-4:30pm
Mon, Jan 15th morning/early afternoon - BY appointment
at my home in Elverson, AND on-line too!!

Join me at my Open House, and receive your very own
for FREE!! 

View the NEW idea book ONLINE here...http://bit.ly/2017-CTMH-Ideabooks

When you join me IN-PERSON or ONLINE and you place your order (that day or until Jan 12th ) and your subtotal* reaches the $30, $50, & $80 mark – you will RECEIVE a, NEW item from the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book  as a THANK YOU for your order!

Purchase $30 in CTMH goodies* – RECEIVE your choice of one of our NEW M-size stamp sets for FREE!

Purchase $50*your choice of Bashful Shimmer Brush OR Spool of Ribbon for FREE!

Purchase $90* your choice of 1 of 4 NEW Complements Packs for FREE!

(*subtotal sale is total prior to shipping and tax.
This does NOT apply to website orders, unless approved by myself, Krista Hershberger. This special only applies to me, Krista Hershberger - CTMH Independent Consultant, and will not be honored by other CTMH Consultants )

PLUS – with every $50 order you place,
you are eligible for the January Stamp of the Month stamp set for
ONLY $5!

AND...one more JANUARY special!!!

It's NATIONAL Papercrafting Month...
and we are CELEBRATING at Close To My Heart!!

This BEAUTIFUL "Love Letter" special, is available as we honor NPM!!  Take a peek at these GORGEOUS letters!!

During the month of January, you can purchase these delightful letter kits for ONLY $18.95.
 Each kit comes with the parts and pieces to create gorgeous monogram d├ęcor pieces, including a chipboard base, paper and rose-gold overlay piece, die cut florals, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers.
As a special bonus, when you purchase five individual Love Letters kits, you’ll receive a sixth kit of your choice for FREE!

There are 2 other ways to get a FREE letter....
1. Host a Level 3 party ($350 in sales) and you will receive a letter of your choice for FREE as an ADDED BONUS on top of your other Hostess goodies! 
2. Join my CTMH family in January 2018, and get a free letter - ALONG with the brand NEW consultant kit!  You can check out that kit by clicking this link here.... http://bit.ly/joinintheCTMHfun

What is included at this Open House Event???
  • NEW product for you to touch and see
  • a BRAND NEW Idea Book for you for FREE
  • make n’ take ~create with NEW product!!
  • BRING a FRIEND receive FREE gift
  • BOOK a GATHERING receive a FREE stamp set!
  • Door PRIZES to win (lots of ways to earn tickets!)
  • Cash & Carry items you may need right now OR missed when they last retired. J
  • used STAMP SETS..$10 & under!
  • yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!

****Come early to my in-home so you have time to complete your make n take, (we’ll be creating a card) eat some goodies AND uninterrupted time browsing my samples of NEW products! I will also have my cash & carry items set up too!! ****

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Earn Tickets - ticket - 10 years - picmonkey
If you can’t be present at my Open House that day, you can still qualify for the FREE gifts above by earning tickets!


Take a peek at these FABULOUS Door prizes!!
Click on the photo to see a larger image.....

Head on over to my "Kickoff Catalog Celebration" event page on Facebook to see beautiful SNEAK PEEKS of these gorgeous NEW goodies!! ;) 


 Call me & place your order by January 15th  & you can earn the Free Item with qualifying order, make n take card, free stamp for hosting a party & EARN tickets for door prize drawings too!

Would you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest announcements regarding this event?  Head on over to my Facebook Event page by clicking this link here! :) 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista Hershberger

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Celebrating 11 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

ADDRESS: 359 Warwick Road , Elverson , PA 19520
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
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