Monday, September 10, 2018

**NEW** Holiday Expression Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

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

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

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

If you have come here from Jean'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  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, embellishments & products in the NEW Holiday Expresion book!! It was hard to choose what items to create with. ;) 

Here is today's card...

This card was created using the products from the NEW "Workshops Your Way Bestie Therapy Cardmaking Kit

I cut all the pieces in this workshop kit....then I created only one of each of the designs that CTMH has included in the kit. 

Next, I took those precut pieces...and pulled in another stamp set - and created this CARD!! 

Here is CTMH's original card design....

and here is the NEW stamp set I used on my card. 
 It's called "Fabulous Birthday"...take a peek...
One of my favorite NEW embellishments, is this simple SILVER Thread! :)  A glue dot is the key to created a circle with this thread....and this little touch of silver, adds a PACK of fun!! 

It was also fun to do some sponging around the edges again!

The green color you see below (in the cardstock & the ink) is one of our NEW colors called "Clover".  What a pretty color it is & it pairs so nicely with our Raspberry & Pixie inks. The Stitched Circle Thin Cuts (metal dies), were perfect for the heart included in the workshop kit stamp set. 

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

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Brandi'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 Holiday Expression Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Grateful Heart Butterfly card

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.

It's September, and that means NEW goodies at Close To My Heart!  September 1st, was the release date of our BEAUTIFUL Holiday Expressions Idea book. 

My card today, uses the NEW "Grateful Heart - cardmaking" stamp set ....a stamp set that definitely caught my eye as I paged through this new Idea book. 

Take a look at the card I created! :) 
(click on the photo to enlarge it) 

This card was the recent make n take card at my Fall Kickoff Catalog event.  Those that attended my "open house" & those that ordered from me online received one of these cards as a "thank you" for joining me at this debut! 

We have 6 new paper collections, and I chose to use the "Grateful Heart" paper pack.  This paper collection "screams" fall & the beautiful colors it brings!!

I used THREE, new stamp sets...the main stamp set being our  "Grateful Heart - cardmaking" stamp set.  
Look at the GORGEOUS butterfly!!

I love the wording choices on this stamp set...and used both of them in the cards above.

The other 2 BRAND NEW stamp sets are...
 "Stitched Borders" stamp set

the NEW "Watercolor Impressions"

Can you find where I used them on my cards? ;)   

One of my FAVORITE new products, is our Metal die cuts we call "Thin Cuts".. We now have a "Fancy Tags" thin cut bundle!!  This set is LOADED with beautiful tags & I know I'll be using these often! 

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 toJoyce 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

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sept Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Just Treats

If you have come here from Daryls' Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE September SOTM stamp set called "Just Treats".

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 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created 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 SEPTEMBER 2018. 

I LOVE that we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNT each & every month!!

What a PERFECT stamp set for all of the upcoming well as a "general" everyday stamp set too!!!  

I created a card today, and I started by using Pattern #26 from the Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 How-To book.

Here's my card.... 

In case you haven't heard....CTMH released TODAY (Sept 1st) a BRAND NEW, beautiful Holiday Expressions Idea Book! That means we have LOTS of beautiful, new goodies to create with! 
Today, I am using the GORGEOUS paper collection called "Boutique".  I love the tones in this paper pack, and look closely - you'll see a BRAND NEW color that is our Color of the Year! We have named it "Sugarplum"! Isn't it beautiful?!?!!

Let's take a closer look at the Boutique papers...and then we'll talk about my card creation. 

Let's take a close up look at this card....

I was INSPIRED to use 2 of the our NEW Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.  My friend Gina, created something similar for a card swap we were in recently & I just loved how the stacking of the tags looked! 

I used Charcoal ink to stamp the sentiment...but I REALLY wanted the word "sweet" to be in a different color.  Hmmm...I didn't have a Sugarplum colored marker, but I DID have Post-It notes! LOL!!!

I tried to explain how I masked the word, in this photo below.  I know this wasn't the best way to mask my words, but it DID work! :) 

Can you see all the fun SHINE on the card?
I used our NEW Sugarplum colored Shimmer Brush to color in part of the words & the coffee cup. This September Stamp set is ADORABLE!!  

I finished up the card with some peacock stitched ribbon (in the CLEARANCE section at the moment ;) ) some NEW Mink twine along with the BEAUTIFUL Sugarplum Glitter Gems.  


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 check out Kathy's blog to see what CRAFTY item(s) 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 September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Just Treats” – is ONLY available until September 30, 2018.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  

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!!!