Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2019 Fall Papercrafting Weekend Getaway with Krista's Crafty

Hello to each one of you!! 

I'm so excited, as my Fall Retreat is QUICKLY approaching!!  We are only about 5 weeks away! 
I have a few more spots open...and would love to have you join in the FUN!!  

Check out the details below...and if you have any questions, please give me a shout. 😊


I love to spoil my Papercrafting 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! :)

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 include: food, door prizes, lodging & more!
(more details below)  

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

(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! ;)


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 5 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...and because we are the ONLY group there this weekend, we won't have to use any of the top bunks!! Yay!! 

  • 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, we do 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 night...so 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! :) 

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, Suzy 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...

My hope is to be able to get Tara back with us again (as Lynae is not available)

....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 kristascrafty@gmail.com  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! 

P.S....my March Papercrafting Weekend retreat is SCHEDULED at Tel Hai again this year! :)  The dates are March 12-14, 2020.

*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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Celebrating 13 years with Close To My Heart!!
Beautiful, quality products for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping & Papercrafting needs! 

Call/Text: 610-587-9116
Email: kristascrafty@gmail.com 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring one of our July specials at Close To My Heart our "Bring Back Your Pack - Seaside"collection!!  

To view this entire special & the many different ways you can get this paper pack....please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Jessica'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!

Who remembers the Seaside paper suite that came out in Summer of 2015???

Close To My Heart has brought this pack BACK...but with a little revamping of the colors to coordinate with our current colors.  AND.....there may even be a "Sneak Peek" of a new color to come on Sept 1st!! (new color....French Vanilla) 

I ADORE when CTMH have these monthly specials, because it USUALLY means they have a workshop kit created for us too!!  

Let's take a look at the workshop projects that CTMH designed to use with this collection....

The workshop kit has products to create...
(2) 1 page layouts......(1) 2 page layout....(3) 3x3 cards & (3) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards!
Aren't they BEAUTIFUL???

I LOVE this paper...and wanted to create a 2nd layout to Project 2 (top right corner) that CTMH made...so....I used my "leftover" scraps & made a few cutting changes in my kit to create that page for another 2 page layout design!!

Here is CTMH's single page layout.....

and here is how I took that 1 page...and made a 2nd page to turn it into a 2 page layout! 

This "sea scene" paper is so beautiful! I wanted to carry that paper over to the 2nd page.  It's very simple...but I was excited to get it to be 2 pages!
For this extra page....I added one extra sheet of French Vanilla 12x12 paper for the base & a 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 Smoothie photo mat on the right page too. All the other pieces were cut from papers that were included in the kit. 

The White & Bronze twine that comes included in the workshop kit is perfect for this collection. I adore the subtle "touch" the banners give this layout.

Take a closer look...and you can see the clouds that I stamped with Glacier ink too! 

Another NEW ADDITION that is added to this NEW 6 paper pack is.....a 12x12 Sticker Sheet!! Eeekkkk!!!  I'm so excited!! 

The anchor & stars, are STICKERS that come from that sheet! :) 

Let's take a look at the Seaside paper pack....and that 12x12 Sticker sheet!! 

Here is a close up look at the stamped sailboat.

The sailboat was stamped in Toffee ink...and again, you can see the clouds stamped here too.  This was a favorite stamp set of mine "back in the day" ....and I'm excited that this stamp set, Seaside Greetings, is back for a limited time too!! :) 

 While you can purchase the paper pack on it's on...the BEST deal is when you purchase the Workshop Bundle....and SAVE 25%!! Don't miss out on this FABULOUS deal....Seaside is only around until August 31 OR While supplies last! 

Make sure you check in with your CTMH Consultant for all the details!! 
I hope you enjoyed this layout design & I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Melinda'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 this BRING Back Your Pack collection of Seaside!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Stitched Flower Thank You

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 Betty's blog you are right on track.

There are some FABULOUS specials going on this month at CTMH, and one of them involves an EXCLUSIVE Thin Cut & special called "Share the Joy".  If you haven't heard the details...make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn all about it! 

With that said...you will now know WHERE I got the dies for this card design. :) 

Let's take a look.....

I choose to use the Sweet Girl paper suite color palette on this card...and had so much fun!!


That ADORABLE stitched section with the punched out circles.....THAT is our EXCLUSIVE die cut available this month!  Also...take note of the 2 banner pieces at the top of the card....this banner is ALSO in this BUNDLED Thin cut set!! 

Take a peek!! 

You can purchase this set of dies for just $19.95...OR get them at a 30% DISCOUNT when you purchase the bundle of "Share the Joy" special!! 

I also pulled in one more of our FABULOUS Thin Cuts (metal dies) ...that would be these beautiful Stitched Flowers!

I used Sapphire cardstock for the base flower, and then peach cardstock & Carolina cardstock on top of that one. 

If you look closely...you'll notice I colored the peach CS with our gold shimmer pen to give it some shine! ;) 

In this photo below, you can see the BEAUTIFUL detail of those stitched lines in both the FLOWER Thin Cuts...and the circle cut Thin Cuts!! 

I hadn't used the Sequin ribbon in a little bit too...and was pleasantly surprised at how much this embellishment added to this 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'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