Sunday, August 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Summer Vibes layout

 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 G's blog you are right on track.

It's hot, sticky & SUMMERTIME & that means it's the PERFECT time to use our newest collection at Close To My Heart ---- Please help me welcome "Summer Vibes"!

If you have followed me in the past, you know how much I ADORE our Close To My Heart Workshop kits-- both cardmaking & scrapbooking! 

TODAY---I'm sharing an additional layout ---my "Krista's Crafty" fourth layout 😉 - I created with the "extras" of the G1207 Summer Vibes Scrapbooking Kit ... let's take a look. 😊

When creating these Workshop kits for my monthly classes, we add the Mix-In paper pack, that goes along with that current season (in this case it was X9017) and any extra sheets of cardstock for more bases. This kit -- we added 2 Black Cardstock for bases. 

Take a look at the BEAUTIFUL papers, that are included in the Summer Vibes Paper Collection. 

You can always choose to purchase this paper & coordinating 12x12 sticker sheet by itself --- or in addition to the Summer Vibes Scrapbooking workshop kit -- it's a  BEAUTY of a collection for sure! 💗

With each of the Workshop kits ---Close To My Heart teaches us a technique or we learn about a product we carry.  For this workshop---we pulled in the Cool Mint Stickles & used them in a variety of ways!! 

Stickles make the PERFECT center for flowers....

...or use STICKLES to accent the die-cut pieces, included in the Scrapbooking Workshop kit!  Look at those adorable flip - flops and how using the Stickles adds a fun touch to them!! 

It's AMAZING what a little "sparkle & shine" will do for your creations! 

The yellow hearts in this photo -- are part of the Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes!  What FUN!! 

Did you know??? These acrylic shapes are made, right in our CTMH facility in Utah??  I love that we make a bunch of our own items!! 💗💗

Here is a look at the original 3 sets of layouts that you can create from this Summer Vibes Workshop kit.  
There are EXCLUSIVE papers & EXCLUSIVE die-cut images ---ONLY found in this workshop, fun, FUN!! 🌴🌴

Check out the contents that are included with this LOVELY Scrapbooking kit! I love the VALUE you get with this kit too! 😊 

Talk to your consultant about getting this kit OR if you don't have a consultant, feel free to check out all of our current kits at this link here ... 

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

Happy Crafting & have a LOVELY evening!!! 


Now it’s time to Hop on over to 
Nancy'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 a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger

Saturday, August 1, 2020

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Floral Celebration

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!
If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August 2020 SOTM stamp set called "Floral Celebration".

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 a group of FABULOUS 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. ðŸ˜Š

Here is a look at this month's BEAUTIFUL, EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5.... with EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in August 2020. 

I am a "floral girl" all the way 😉 this stamp set spoke to me right away! I didn't have the time to play with these designs like I wanted, but I do have a simple card to share with you today. 

I was excited about the color combo that I used on this card....Peach, Peacock & the beloved Sweet Leaf (green). 

I chose Sweet Leaf for my green because we only have ONE MORE MONTH to play with this color, as it is retiring on August 31.  This farewell month will be bittersweet, as the color Sweet Leaf is a color that's stayed with me, all during my 14 years of Being a CTMH Consultant! 
I want to do my BEST to give her a fabulous Farewell this month!😍 

Let's take a look at some of the details of this card --- 
FIRST -- the card pattern design came from another item that is RETIRING on Aug 31st (or while supplies last)  THe lovely, Volume #2 How-To Book.  I use our how-to-books ALL THE TIME & am excited to see what may be coming our way in the future! 

Did you know ??? You can CREATE your own designer paper when creating!! ðŸ˜®
This applies to cardmaking, scrapbooking, or any type of papercrafting!!😍

Take a close look at the stamp images in the Aug stamp set again. Find these 3 little flowers I used to create a design (or pattern) on my peach colored cardstock. What a FUN touch!

  I used Peacock ink for the outlined flower. 
I wanted to "color in" the inside of the flower...but didn't want to get out my colored pencils. 😉 How did I color the inside of the flower? 
I turned over the stamped image & stamped the FLAT side (or back side) of the stamp, to "fill in" the flower with Peach ink. 

Do you see the little circles on all the petals?? 
The backside of the stamp image was not completely solid!! 😂😁 cover up those circles, I took my Peach Shimmer Brush and colored over the center of the flower to give it a bit of sparkle & shine. 
The rest of the lighter peach came from using the backside of the stamp set. Yay!! 🥳🎉A quick and easy way to color in an image! (and a great way to get MULTIPLE uses for your stamp set too!)

I finished up my card with Gold Glitter GemsGold Glitter Paper & Gold Stickles.  Isn't it GREAT that we have so many "embellishing" options to choose from?!? 💗💗 


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. 

Now – it’s time to head over and check out Jen's blog to see what CRAFTY item 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 August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Floral Celebration" – is ONLY available until August 31 2020.

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 may have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!