Sunday, January 20, 2019

"Heart Happy" Special Blog Hop with CTMH

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will see a variety of artwork, showcasing our "Heart Happy" collection that is an EXCLUSIVE special only available until Feb 28, 2019 OR While Supplies Last!    

If you have come here from my talented & crafty friend Lauren'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 that will be 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!

The Heart Happy paper is BEAUTIFUL....and it makes me smile when I look at it!  It's one of those "cheerful" papers, and makes you want to create something with it right away!  

Today, I chose to create a card & I also used one of my favorite NEW stamp sets this season....take a look...
Take a look at the BEAUTIFUL colors of our "Heart Happy" collection!!

The banner paper - is a part of the Happy Heart paper collection!!  This paper has 2 different corners with the banners apart of off one corner came, to be the background for this card design! :) 

I choose to use our largest Stitched Heart Thin Cut (metal die) AND our coordinating Basic Shape Heart Thin Cut, as the focal point of the card....  

The stamp set that I used, comes from a very EXCLUSIVE stamp set!! 
Did you know we, at CTMH, have HOSTESS ONLY special stamps???

YES....we do!!!  This catalog, we have FIVE EXCLUSIVE stamps available for ONLY our hostesses!  What a fabulous perk!! 

I used the "Bible Verses" stamp set, for my card today. 

You can see the words that I stamped, and take notice of the mint green set of arrows I stamped to the left side of the heart too! 


Make sure to ask your consultant for ALL the details regarding the "Heart Happy" special!! There are a LOT of components to this collection...and you won't want to miss out! :) 

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

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Wendy's Blog and 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!!!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Butterfly Friendship

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.

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

Allow me to introduce the "WYW Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Kit" 

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

Here are the two card designs created & designed by CTMH...they are so pretty!

Today, I will be sharing my one "extra" design I created, using the SAME cut pieces from this kit.

Take a peek at my card :) 

Can you tell which card design I used of CTMH's, to create this card??

I chose to add ONE more CTMH product to create this card....the "Butterfly Friendship" stamp/thin cut bundle.  I ADORE this new set!!

As you can see...there are 3 metal dies to cut out these beautiful butterfly images! can "color in" your butterflies, with the matching inside stamp set!

For my butterfly, I used Lagoon ink, and stamped the inside by using the stamp set! I'm hoping you can also see the "glitter shine" that the butterfly has.  
This was created by using our CLEAR shimmer pen

Here are the two card designs together, that I created from this WYW cardmaking kit.

The card on the Left is the Original, created by CTMH art department.....
The card on the right, is "my design"....using the SAME cut pieces, but just turning the card a different way & adding a new stamp image! 

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 cards (and we have WYW kits for scrapbook pages too!) & 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

Monday, January 7, 2019

SAVE the Date! Kickoff Catalog Celebration!

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

2019 Kickoff  Catalog Celebration (Open House)

to be held on January 10& 11, 2019!

Come join me in celebrating the arrival of the
 NEW 2019 Seasonal Expression 1 Idea Book!

Thurs., Jan 10 th from 6-9:30pm
Fri., Jan 11th from 11:30am-4:30pm

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...

When you join me IN-PERSON or ONLINE and you place your order (that day or until Jan 14th ) and your subtotal* reaches the $30, $60, & $90 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 embellishments for FREE!

Purchase $60*your choice of our NEW Picture My Life cards (PML) for FREE!

Purchase $90* your choice of 1 of 2 NEW Embossing Folders 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! (retail value of $18.95!) 


AND...we have a couple MORE JANUARY specials you can take advantage of TOO!  Let's check them out!!

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

January Special - Frame It UP!
This BEAUTIFUL "Frame It Up" special, is available in January 2019 as we honor NPM!!  Take a peek at this GORGEOUS frame!

Crafters of all kinds will look forward to starting a new year full of CREATIVE possibilities with our CTMH, National Papercrafting Month's "Frame It Up" special. ๐Ÿ’—
๐Ÿ‘‰This special features the Magnolia Frame kit.... designed to create a beautiful home dรฉcor piece.
Each kit comes with....
a chipboard frame and backing
two frame overlays
decorative words
die-cut flowers & leaves (printed on BOTH sides of paper!)
and rose gold foil accents.
The kit also includes step-by-step instructions that show how to put the frame together and ways that this project can be personalized with additional products. 

This kit is available for purchase for ONLY $29.95 get even a BETTER deal by purchasing 2 or 3!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Purchase 2 kits and they are ONLY $24.95 each!
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Purchase 3 kits and your price goes down to $19.95 each!

There are 2 ways to get a FREE letter....
1. Host a Level 3 party ($350 in sales) and you will receive a Frame It Up Frame for FREE as an ADDED BONUS on top of your other Hostess goodies! 
2. Another GREAT way to receive this kit for free --- when you choose to join my CTMH family in January 2019, you will get this frame when you place your first order as a NEW CTMH Consultant!!  You can check out that kit by clicking this link here....

January Special - Alphabet Stamp sets - 35% off!!

๐Ÿ’—2019 marks 35 years since Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton first started selling stamps, and we have big plans for celebrating all year long. ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿ’—We’re kicking off the celebrations with special savings on all of our alphabet My Acrylix® stamp sets!

๐Ÿ’—Alphabet stamp sets give you unlimited creative options for adding titles, sentiments, and other words to any project.

๐Ÿ’—Now through January 31, you can save 35% on alphabet stamp sets!

๐Ÿ’—Join me at my website - & click on the PROMOTIONS tab at the top of the page to see these BEAUTIFUL stamp sets...
Go to this direct link - to take you right there!

Happy 35 years to Close To My Heart!! ๐Ÿ’—

January Special - Heart Happy kits

There's a NEW, EXCLUSIVE paper suite from Close To My Heart!!

Whether you are looking forward to Valentine’s Day ๐ŸŒนor just need a reason to celebrate the people, friends, animals and things that you love๐Ÿ’ž, we’ve got you covered with the exclusive Heart Happy collection. ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜ 

The ๐Ÿ’—Heart Happy ๐Ÿ’—Collection INCLUDES TWO different workshops!
1. The Heart Happy workshop๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜
This workshop allows you to create......
(1) 12″ × 12″ layout
(2) 12″ × 12″ single pages
10 cards and
5 tags
☑️There are two kit options with this particular workshop.....
**one without the exclusive My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set
**and a DISCOUNTED workshop kit with the stamp set.
Both workshop kits include the paper, cardstock, stickers, red shimmer trim, silver glitter gems, white cards and envelopes, and photo placeholders you need to create all these projects.

2. Heart Happy ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜Everyday Life™ workshop. 
Use this workshop to create a 6″ × 8″ Everyday Life™ album perfect for documenting any subject! Create a 6" x 8" Everyday Life™ album to document what life looks like right now using the words and phrases from the My Acrylix® Living My Best Life stamp set (D1814).
The Heart Happy Everyday Life™ workshop kit gives you a ➡️NON-Valentine's Day ⬅️artwork project you can make with this paper packet.
☑️There are also two kit options for this workshop...
**one without the stamp set
**and a discounted workshop kit with the stamp set.
Both workshop kits include the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, Memory Protectors™, and photo placeholders you need to create a title page, closing page, and eight 6" x 8" layouts. 

๐Ÿ‘‰You can find ALL of the different items of this "Heart Happy" special, listed at this link here....


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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If you can’t be present at my Open House that day, you can still qualify for the FREE gifts above by earning tickets!


There will be some FABULOUS Door prizes!! This is a collection of prizes we had a past Open House event!

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 14th  & 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 12 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

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