Friday, September 18, 2020

Creativity in Motion - CTMH Special Blog Hop


Welcome to this 

Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our monthly special at Close To My Heart!!  Join us, as we celebrate the BEAUTIFUL, "Creativity in Motion" collection!

To view this entire special & how to get these items at a DISCOUNT ...please CLICK HERE.   

If you have come here from Gina'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!

Let's take a look at a few cards I created using this ADORABLE collection!๐Ÿ˜Š 

What FUN, happy cards & if my video camera was working --- you'd be able to see the PERKS of them being animated too! (sorry about that!) 
I'm hoping my other CTMH sisters will share with you how BEAUTIFUL these "in motion" products are! (make sure to click on the link below to check out their designs!) 

I ADORE the 6x6 paper stack that is apart of this special. 

Some of the designs of the paper, may look familiar to you --and take a closer look. 
CTMH recreated some of our favorite patterns compressed down from their original 12" × 12" versions.

Take a look at this card design, and take a peek at the x border and the heart circle design -- these come from a SPECIAL stamp set called "You Brighten My Day". This set is ONLY available this month, and an FYI ----is not included in the "Creativity in Motion" bundle that you will find on your Consultant's website. 

Here is a look at this GORGEOUS stamp design!! 

The tabs & wording on the tabs are OH so CUTE!!  

I love this Thin Cut (metal die) and stamp set that CTMH made to coordinate with this collection!! 

and yes -- you CAN just purchase this smaller bundle at a DISCOUNTED rate.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  

Here's another look at one of the TAB Thin Cuts ---and look at the adorable heart (or other images) that can be stamped on this edge!! 

I love DEALS -- and CTMH does too!! Here is the ENTIRE bundle, that you can get at a 20% discount!! 

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant for all the details! 


I hope you enjo
yed my card & that you were INSPIRED to create something in your craft room today!!๐Ÿ˜Š 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Brenda'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 these BEAUTIFUL CTMH specials!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Lovely Happy Birthday 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 created 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.

Today I have a card to share with you. This card was a part of a free Make N Take I gave at my Open House Event, that I held last week.  Let's take a look. 

Close To My Heart released TWO New Idea Books on September 1st -- and there are so MANY, FABULOUS, BRAND NEW products! There were so many new goodies to choose from as I created this card!

The two NEW Paper packs I used were...
1. Lovely Collection 
2. Wood Grains

Check out ALL of our NEW paper collections by clicking here!

You'll also notice that PRETTY blue shade of cardstock.  Please WELCOME, our NEW "Color of the Year" named Blue Belle! 

I LOVE how the color popped on this cardstock, as I used one of our NEW 5x7 Embossing folders -- "Floral Lace"--to "indent" the floral design. 

I also used TWO of our NEW stamp & thin cut collections on this card too. Check out these BEAUTIFUL & very useful stamp sets!

Z3698 Stitched Florals (I KNOW this will be a favorite of mine) 

Z3780 Birthday Borders Stamp & Thin Cuts 

Take note --the "Happy Birthday" is all one stamp using my SHARP micro-tip scissors, I cut the Birthday stamp image apart, ๐Ÿ˜ฎThat way, I could stack the words on top of each other, instead of side by side. ๐Ÿ’—

This doesn't hurt the stamp set at all -- and I can EASILY "butt together" the cut pieces to form a straight line again when placing them on my clear block. Don't you LOVE the many ways you can use Clear Stamps? ๐Ÿ˜Š 

The Happy Birthday, was stamped with our LOVELY Blue Belle ink, onto a Ballerina Cardstock piece that was cut out using our NEW Stitched Scallop Brackets--fun, fun!

Stickles make the PERFECT center for flowers....and it's even BETTER when we have 5 new Stickle colors to choose from! ๐Ÿ˜

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

Speaking of sparkle and shine---did you take note of that sparkly, NEW Ballerina glitter paper?!?! I cut the decorative border from our NEW Fancy Borders Thin Cut collection.  This border set includes 5 different borders and is at a fabulous price too! 

Here is the list of products I used to create this card: 
X8015B Lovely paper
X8017 Wood Grain Paper
X6048 Blue Belle Cardstock
X6036 Ballerina Cardstock
X6045 Sage Cardstock
Z3843 Ballerina Glitter Paper
X254 Value Pack White Cards & envelopes
Z3698 Stitched Florals Stamp & Thin cut
Z3780 Birthday Borders Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z3697 Floral Lace Embossing Folder
Z3682 Fancy Borders - thin cuts
Z3688 Stitched Scalloped Brackets - thin cuts
Z3785 Icicle Stickles

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 
Joyce G'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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Here for the Memories

 Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

If you have come here from the talented Gina's Blog, you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE September 2020 SOTM stamp set called "Here for the Memories".

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. ๐Ÿ˜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 September 2020. 

This stamp set IS a Scrapbooking stamp set,๐Ÿ˜‰ and even though I really enjoy making cards, I thought I'd create a layout for this Blog hop. Well, things it just wasn't coming together! Then...I had an idea...what about using a couple of the stamps, and creating a card instead. Yay!! and you can see my final result below. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Today, September 1st, was the day we released TWO, NEW Idea Books here at CTMH!! So yes -- today has basically been "Christmas" to all of us in the CTMH world!๐ŸŒŽ 

Let's check out ALL of the new products on this CARD I created!! 

As of today -- we have FOUR new embossing folders with gorgeous impressed designs!  This particular design is called "Floral Lace" Embossing folder and will be used often by me. 

The color I embossed in is NEW too!!  Please help me welcome the BRAND NEW Color of the Year --- BLUE BELLE!
What a GORGEOUS color to have as our Color of the Year! 

3. Shaker Windows -- 2 NEW designs
I was THRILLED when I received the new catalog & saw that we now have STARS, HEARTS, SQUARES and RECTANGLES in our Shaker Window collection!!  I can't love this enough!

....and LOOK at the fun confetti these dies create!! 
One has solid hearts...and the other has frames & solid hearts! ๐Ÿ’“

What's a Shaker window...without some BEAUTIFUL embellishments?!
We now have a Blue Belle Loose Sequin pack, as well as a variety of colors of seed beads!

5. SIX, NEW colors of Glitter paper --- Blue Belle shown here
A little bit of sparkle & shine go a LONG way on a project!  I love how much more the touch of a tiny strip of glitter paper adds to this card. 

6. The FINAL New item I used on this card---Blue Belle ink!

You'll LOVE the 8 new colors we have released in this NEWEST catalog ---each of them are GORGEOUS and you'll want to check them out right away!๐Ÿ’—

I hope you had as much fun as I did -- learning about all the GORGEOUS new CTMH products, as I had created it! Make sure to check in with your CTMH Consultant, as she can get your BOTH of these Brand New Idea Books for you! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—



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 Haley'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 September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Here for the Memories" – is ONLY available until September 30, 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!!!