Sunday, December 15, 2019

Technique Hop - Season to Sparkle

Welcome to our 
"Season to Sparkle" 
Technique Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring techniques that will go along with our current season!  Check out our "Season to Sparkle" papercrafting creations. 



Come on in and check it out!
Currently, we have TWO Idea Books - please CLICK HERE to see these fabulous papercrafting goodies!   

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

If you have come here from the talented Catherine'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!
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Sparkle & Shine...oh la, la! 
  
I adore Sparkle & Shine & love to incorporate it into whatever project I'm working on.

Today, my "sparkly" card, comes from our Cedar & Pine Cardmaking Kit stamp set. 



This EXCLUSIVE stamp set, can only be purchased as part of this Cardmaking Kit.  

Here's a look at this stamp


To add some extra Sparkle, I pulled out our NEW Embossing Pens & our Gold Tinsel Embossing powder. If you look at the stamp set above, you'll notice I added some extra lines to the star design. 

I'm excited to think of the many ways to use these FABULOUS embossing pens!!!



To color in the stable & manger, I used our Tri-Blend alcohol markers. The picture doesn't show it well, but I also used the Gold Shimmer Brush on top of the "hay".  Love that gold shimmer in person!! 




Here's a look at the supplies I used to create this simple card. 
G1192 Cedar & Pine Cardmaking Kit
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
z4194  White & Gold Skinny ribbon
Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
Z4249 Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
Z3548 Embossing Pens
Tri-Blend Markers (Gold Brown, Earth Brown, Grey Brown & Ice Blue) 

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!  This stamp set and paper are going away on Dec 31, 2019 (or while supplies last) 


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

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

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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 CTMH Idea Books!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Reindeer Crossing Stitched Circle 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! 

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

Each month, at Close To My Heart, we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available we call our "Stamp of the Month". 

Today, I'm sharing another card I created, using this BEAUTIFUL stamp set. 



  

First, if you don't know about our Stamp of the Month (SOTM) program...make sure to ask your CTMH Consultant!💗

Here is a look at this month's stamp set - "Reindeer Crossing". 



This stamp set can be yours for ONLY $5 with any $50 CTMH purchase during the month of December.



Let's chat about a few details on this card...

I used 3 of the stamp images, included in this stamp set.  I also used an ADDITIONAL stamp set, do you see it?? 



The "splotch" behind the 2 deer, comes from our "Strokes of an Artist" stamp set.  This is a stamp set, that I ALWAYS have in my stamp stash...and I use it quite often! 





Our NEWEST embossing folder....sigh....is all about SNOWFLAKES!



Look at the design this embossing folder creates.  I chose to run our White Daisy cardstock through the machine to get this snowflake background design. 

Oh the DETAIL & beauty this folder creates!! You'll notice I added a couple Julep colored glitter gems, to give some extra sparkle too. 

One of my FAVORITE, new items we carry at CTMH, are the NEW Tri-Blend alcohol markers.



  I didn't use them a lot on this card, but after stamping the pine cones with Memento ink pad, I colored & shaded them in with the Earth Brown & Dull Green markers.  You'l want to give them a try!



Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card & were inspired to create some of your own. 


Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Betty'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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Reindeer Crossing

Miss Carrie's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE December SOTM stamp set called "Reindeer Crossing".

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 many 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.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in December 2019. 

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

Take a look at the card I created with this month's stamp set. 




I found today's card design...in our Make It From Your Heart volume 3 how-to book, pattern #15  :) 

 

There are SO MANY fun images in this stamp set--- it was so hard to know which ones to choose to use on my card!

Pine & pine cones always "speak" winter to me.  I inked these up with a Memento ink pad and then colored & shaded with our FABULOUS new Tri-Blend alcohol markers!

THREE colors (yes....I did say three!!!) in one marker!! A dark, medium and light shade of that particular color.  These markers are fabulous --- even for me, a person who doesn't color very well! LOVE these (and you'll want to chat with your CTMH consultant about them ;) 
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My papers come from our current "Cedar & Pine" papers. While there is a Christmas "feel" to these papers, I ADORE the designs that can be used for almost any occasion!  

 

Did you notice???
Take a look at the raised "snow" on the bottom part of the card.


Recently, CTMH shared a FABULOUS technique with us on how to create a snow look.  We used our Texture paste on the cardstock & added more paste to the edges of paper to create the look of snowdrifts. 

After the Texture Paste was dry (you can use your heat tool to speed this process) I used our Clear Shimmer Brush to color in the bottom part of the snow.  The photo does not capture this beautiful sparkle & shine!  
However, the Diamond Stickles I used on the TOP of the snow drift, photographed nicely.  I'd LOVE to be able to share this card with you in person!  



Next, the adorable sleigh. :) 
I again used the FABULOUS Tri-Blend Alcohol markers to shade in this sleigh. 
Colors used were....Dark Red, Pale Pink & Gold Brown 

I used our Clear Shimmer Brush, once again, and added sparkle to the "snow" under the sleigh as well!

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration 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 the talented Becca'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. 


****Remember*****
The December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Reindeer Crossing” – is ONLY available until December 31, 2019.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 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!!!
Krista

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Cedar & Pine Christmas PML cards

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! 

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

If you ever need to create "Quick & Easy" cards...you may want to give Close To My Heart's Picture My Life (PML) pocket cards a try!! 





Let's take a look at my 2 cards today...and then we'll chat MORE about what PML cards are all about.  
  
  

Our PML cards, are a pack of (12) 4x3 and (12) 4x6 pocket cards.  Yes...they may have been created for our "pocket scrapbookers"....but I know how much I ADORE them as a cardmaker too!
Here is just a SAMPLING of the 24 card designs that are included in this pack. 



I cut down & trimmed the different PML cards and added some of our Mix-In papers to create card fronts using our BULK White Card Bases & Envelopes....love these!!  

Here is a look at the Cedar & Pine PML cards & the Complements I used to create these cards.



The complements are chipboard TAGS....and by adding them into my card design, I was able to add more dimension to my card.  A HUGE thanks for my dear friend Gina Brandstetter & her inspiration for these cards!!  I actually created 15 cards with the entire pack of PML cards....I'll be sharing the rest of these cards on my FB page over the next couple of weeks. :) 

I added a few more products into these card designs...
*Gold Glitter Paper
*Skinny White & Gold Ribbon
*Clear Shimmer Brush
* Loose Gold & Holiday Sequins

I tried to capture the beautiful SHIMMER that the shimmer brush created on the trees.  Can you see it on these photos below?? 





 It was the PERFECT, sparkly accent to adding "snow" the trees, printed on the PML card! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed these fun & easy cards. 


Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Betty'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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New CTMH Product - Blog Hop!

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Nov/Dec Catalog that was released on Nov 1, 2019.  



There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at BOTH of our current Idea Books - please CLICK 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  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!
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Close To My Heart has done it again!!
  
Our TWO,  NEW Idea Books are FILLED with BEAUTIFUL papers, embellishments & products!! It was hard to choose what items to create with, but I wanted to share a simple Christmas Card I created, using some of these new products. 

Take a look....

The"Holly Jolly" paper collection are the 2 patterned papers I used for this card.  

I believe the soft snowflake pattern is my FAVORITE paper in this paper collection.    Take a look at the rest of these pattern designs....


I used 2 different stamp sets for this card creation..  

  FIRST----the sentiment "Christ the Savior is Born"...I ADORE our mini size stamp sets....and at $3.95 , this is one you'll just "need" to add to your stamp stash! 



NEXT --- this stamp set we call "For the Tree", is one that I CONTINUE to pull out and use!  From the lovely words of "merry christmas" to this case, I used that lovely STAR image.  There are so many options to use from this particular stamp set!




The NEXT new items we used...is our 5x7 Snowflake Embossing folder!!
  Look at how LOVELY this folder embosses.....so, so beautiful!! 

If you look closely, you'll also notice a stitched edging around the Black CS snowflake embossed paper.  

By cutting my Black Cardstock (CS) from our Stitched Square Thin cuts and THEN running it through my embossing machine, I got that lovely stitched edge.   

Here are the items I used to create this card
 “Christ the Savior…”
D1891             For the Tree stamp(star)
M1260             Christ the Savior
X7250B           Holly Jolly paper
Z3239              Silver Glitter Paper
Z4181              Stitched Circle Thin Cut
Z4259              Stitched Square Thin Cut
Z3518              Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Z4248              Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder
Cardstock:        Candy Apple, Black & White Daisy

Inks:                Black




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

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to my talented friend Gina's Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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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 CTMH Idea Books!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista