Monday, July 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Christmas Joy - Solo Alphabets

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.

July is a SPECIAL month at Close To My Heart...we are celebrating our FABULOUS clear, My Acrylix stamp sets by having a SALE!!  

All stamp sets are Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE!!

 With this special, CTMH has brought back some previous stamp sets for THIS month only!!  These stamp sets were quite popular in their day - they are the "Solo" stamp sets...and that's what I chose to use to create todays artwork. :) 

Take a peek at my card creation for today!

I got this "crazy" idea to try and make a Christmas card with our current paper collections, even though we don't have any Christmas specific paper packs this season. :)  Well, I was pretty happy with the results!! 

I used our FABULOUS Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 (pattern #17) cardmaking sketch guide to get the design on the card...and adjusted it, just a tad, to fit my Solo J stamp set. 

Any guesses for which current paper collection I used? 

Take a look at the Central Park paper collection....yup, the papers are in this pack PLUS I added some Black Cardstock into the mix too. 

I used 4 stamp sets for this card creation...
1. B1234 Solo j
2. B1239 Solo o
3. B1249 Solo y 
4. C1690 For You Darling

(You can click on each word above to see the entire stamp set.)

Inks used in this creation were poppy, fern & black...

I used the LARGE "j" in the Solo J alphabet, but then chose to use the smaller letters in the o & y stamp sets to create the word "joy". 

I finished off the card with some Gold Shimmer Trim, Black & Gold ribbon & watercolor splats over the entire card. 

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!

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, July 6, 2018

Stampaganza Blog Hop - All CTMH stamps are on SALE!

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our FABULOUS My Acrylix stamp sets at Close To My Heart.  as we celebrate July as STAMPAGANZA month!! 

ALL stamp sets are ON 2 stamp sets at regular price & get the 3rd stamp set (of equal or lesser value) for FREE!!!  

Check out all the stamp sets in this special by clicking HERE.

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

If you have come here from Michelle'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  12 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!

First...can I share some EXCITING news about Stampaganza? 

For THIS MONTH ONLY....Close To My Heart has brought back the ever POPULAR Solo Alphabet & Number stamp sets....just for this special SALE!!!

These B-size stamp sets ($9.95) are INCLUDED for this July Stampaganza monthly sale!!

Talk to your CTMH consultant on details of how YOU can get 3 of the Solo Number stamp sets for FREE and/or get the entire SET of each the Alpha or the Numbers for half off!!

For today's creation, I used 2 of the SOLO alphabets...letters "H" and "I"

Take a look at the card I created for today's hop.   

I started off using Pattern #16 in the Make It From Your Heart volume 4 How-To book, and adjusted my measurements, according to the height of my letters.    

I used the "happy" paper pack in our current catalog, ;) .....this paper is called Central Park.  Doesn't it just make you HAPPY when you look at all of those bright, fun colors?!?! 

I wanted to add a small "embellishment" to the front of this card, and I happened to see a few of these Stitched Heart Images laying on my crafting table....the perfect choice!

These stitched metal dies are part of our THIN CUTS product line here at CTMH...they are BEAUTIFUL & coordinate to mat perfectly with our Basic Heart Thin Cuts too!  

Let's take a look at the two stamp sets I used for this card... 
The Solo letters H & I

I should have used THREE stamp sets....why you ask? 
Because this month purchase TWO stamp sets....and get the third stamp for FREE!!  
A GREAT stamp set deal!! 

It was fun to use the large letters on the front of the card....
but also a lot of fun to stamp the "happy circle" in the background too! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Darlys'  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 :)) 
to help you with any of the products listed above. :)  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

2018 Fall Papercrafting Weekend Getaway with Krista’s Crafty!

Happy Friday to you!!

I am so EXCITED to be able to INVITE YOU to JOIN us for for my Papercrafting Fall Retreat Getaway this September! 

I love to spoil my Close To My Heart friends at this weekend away & love to pamper & give my customers a weekend they can enjoy & get some creating accomplished! :) 
I do ask that this retreat remain for my customers, as I have a separate retreat weekend for my CTMH team & fellow consultants in Feb each year. :)  Ask me for more details!

When planning my retreats, I always give FIRST opportunity to those that attended the previous year - after that (if there is still room), I open it up to everyone else!  This retreat is now open for YOU to join us, and it's available on a first come, first serve basis! :)

In order to reserve your spot - I need to receive your filled out registration form & non-refundable deposit and my receiving this - will HOLD your spot! :)

At this time, I am not taking one day attendees -  HOWEVER, you will see there is a NO Overnight Option available.  

I am also willing those of you that are looking for a 1-2 day event, to put you onto a waiting list if the weekend does not fill up to the max limit, I may then add in one day feel free to contact me. :)

There are 3 price different options for our Papercrafting Weekend away...
take a peek at all of them listed below in this email. :)  

All prices included food, door prizes, lodging & more!
(more details below) 

If you'd like me to EMAIL YOU a
**registration form
**flyer about this weekend getaway
just let me know! :)

(I couldn't figure out how to attach it here, but did include a photo of the registration form later in this post.)
Please send in the FILLED OUT  registration form & a $75 non-refundable deposit to RESERVE your spot ASAP! :)

All FINAL payments will be due on Friday, August 10, 2018.

I'm looking forward to our time together & I'm SO EXCITED that it's working out to host this Fall Retreat on top of my regular March Retreat weekends...2 weekends of papercrafting in one year...wahoo!! :) 

SPREAD the word to your OTHER Papercrafting friends!! 

We'll be EARNING TICKETS all weekend long for prizes....and here's a 
GREAT way for YOU TO earn some EXTRA TICKETS!

SHARE this information with a friend...
When a NEW friend joins you at this retreat weekend
(that hasn't been at retreat before)
- you will receive  8 tickets  per person that attends with YOU!! Wahoo!! Door Prizes here we come!!!

Check out the details below, & as always, please ask any questions you may have! ;)

I'm so excited for our upcoming weekend together!! 

  • Lodging Options for the fall retreat, you have 2 choices...the Beechwood Motel Rooms OR the Log Cabins. 
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  • We have the LOVELY option of staying in these beautiful Motel room- linens are ALL provided!                                                                                                                                                   
    • The inside of these rooms are BEAUTIFUL - take a look!
    • There are ONLY 4 more rooms available...first COME, first serve! :) Share a room with a friend or 2 to save on some cost, or enjoy a room all by yourself!! 

These Cabins are another lodging option too!  They are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE....bottom bunks will be filled first & then only TOP bunks will be available. 
  • Each cabin has their own bathrooms & showers inside, and hold 8 people. (without using top bunks)
  • There are 2 cabins available PLUS the beautiful motel rooms for our lodging this weekend....again, lodging will be first come, first serve.

**There will also be a DAY ONLY option (no overnight).   This means you would go home to sleep, and everything else is included in the cost. :) 

    • We will be using the spacious Chestnut Meeting Room, which is directly located under the "motel" style rooms in the Beechwood building. :)  A great convenience for those of you lodging there! :)

  • Meals will be FRIDAY Breakfast & Dinner and SATURDAY Breakfast & Lunch.
    • With the amount of snacks we received from Tel Hai, I thought we’d try just 2 meals on each day. We need the MOST time we can to scrap and create! :)  (Yes - this is a picture of the type of snacks Tel Hai blesses us with!)     
    • This means we’ll be on our own for supper Thursday night & lunch on Friday.
    • ALSO - Tel Hai gives us a veggie tray at 8pm on Thursday night & Friday we have a GREAT, healthy treat in the evening too! :)
    • We get AMAZING food at Tel Hai, made by the their wonderful chef -  Rusty.  Here is what a typical breakfast looks like served at our weekend.  The food was FABULOUS! :) 

I plan to run my retreat very similar to my Spring Retreat.  Here is just a glimpse of some of the goodies you can expect in our time together, in case you haven't attended before. :)

A goodie Bag to greet you when you arrive...

All weekend long, we will be earning TICKETS for these fabulous door prizes! :) 

At the end of our weekend together, we'll have door prize winners of all these GREAT prizes & we'll also have A GRAND prize winner too!!

Last Fall, Karey won an album, pages & a WYW Scrapbooking Kit as our GRAND PRIZE! :)  

There will be an optional 2 page Scrapbooking Workshop Class for you to participate in if you choose. (there is a small fee to cover my basic cost).

AND...we can't forget about the fun GAMES we play throughout the weekend...

...make sure to sign up for one of our FABULOUS massages on Friday night...

....and we can't break tradition!! 

I'm sure there may be a few visits from our midnight "Scrapbook Fairy"! :)
It is a FUN-FILLED weekend for sure, and I can't WAIT to see you all there! :)

Here is a "photo" of the registration form.  If you'd rather have it emailed to you - please email me at and I'll email it directly to you. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions (or suggestions) you have! I look forward to hearing your response...and having you JOIN me at my  fall retreat weekend! March Papercrafting Weekend retreat is SCHEDULED at Tel Hai again this year! :)  The dates are March 14-16, 2019. 
*Those that attended this event last year will have first chance to register.....but after that, it will open up to everyone! ;)  So save the date & stay tuned for more details! :)

Blessings to EACH of you!

Krista Hershberger
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