Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thoughtful Flowers - Dec SOTM Blog Hop

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

If you have come here from my friend Brenda's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE December SOTM stamp set called “Thoughtful Flowers”.

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 29 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items 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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So, would you like to see this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set? 
Take a look! :) 


What a beautiful stamp set to create with.  The lovely flowers AND I adore the sentiments too!  I like the design of script that they chose for these words. 

When I created my project for today, I thought "wedding"...and this is the card I designed. :) 


I used the card pattern design from CTMH's Make It From Your Heart book - pattern #27 in the volume 1 version.

This is a favorite - "go to" book, and I love that I can always get my basic card design created in a short amount of time. 

Here's a close up of the flowers....

I stamped my flower with Memento ink on our watercolor paper.  Next, I squeezed the lid and bottom of my Sea Glass ink pad together - then, opened it up.  I now have beads of ink on the lid of my ink pad...perfect!  I pulled out my blending pen....and "inked it up" from the lid of my ink pad, and started to color in my flower! 

After the flower was dry, I went over a few of the petals with our clear shimmer pen and added sparkles to the center of the flowers. I also used my Silver Metallic pen, and outlines the White Daisy Cardstock center mat.  


I used two paper packs...the Uptown Fundamentals...

...and the All About The Gold acetate sheets. 


Did you notice, my acetate is NOT gold- hee, hee.  When you turn it over on the other side, you have the same design in SILVER!!  Give it a try! 

The strip of "ribbon" is actually silver foil tape...however, in the photo it's showing up black...wouldn't this be pretty with black shimmer trim ? :) 

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you get your own set of this months’ SOTM stamp set.  Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Marie's blog to see what FABULOUS items 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 SOTM – ”Thoughtful Flowers” – is ONLY available until December 31, 2016.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant ) to answer any questions you many have. 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CTMH Cricut Flower Market cartridge Blog Hop


Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!


Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE Flower Market Cricut Collection  that Close To My Heart released on August 1, 2016!  
What a TREAT this Blog Hop will be...to see so many of these items created into projects!!  

With 700 IMAGES that are LOADED on this cartridge, PLUS...the 3 exclusive stamp sets & the pack of CTMH cardstock that are included in this bundle - it's an AMAZING deal! 

 AND...who needs a Christmas Gift for thier crafty friend? :)  This would be the PERFECT gift. 

UPDATE:  This Flower Market cartridge is ON SALE for Cyber Monday!!!  
ONLY $69.30 with your qualifying $30 purchase!! Wahoo!!

Contact your CTMH consultant OR place your order here to get in on this AMAZING deal! :) 

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

If you have come here from 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  20+ 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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What inspired me to create the card I created today??  A friend had asked if I would create cards so that she could give them to her friends to ask them to be in her wedding party next year.  Wow...what a task to accomplish, but I was excited as I thought of the possibilities to create something with the Flower Market Cricut Collection! 

She gave me her wedding colors of mint, plum & peach, which lined up with CTMH's colors of Sea Glass, Eggplant, and Sorbet.  

Here is the card I created for today :)  

Can you believe it - I didn't do ANY Stamping on this card!!! 

I used our Color of the Year" here at Close To MY Heart - Sea Glass cardstock...it sure is a favorite color of mine this year!

I used two Flower Market Cricut Keys on this project...Key "Ranunculus" (pg. 41 in handbook) AND the lace for the jar was found on "Key Q" (pg. 11). 




The other paper packs I chose to use were the Rustic Home and the Uptown Fundamentals paper packs.  These papers are SO VERSATILE and can be used in almost any creation! :)  Since I was going for a "rustic" look - these paper packs were perfect to use! 




The only embelishement I chose to use was the Rustic Home Ribbon pack to stay with the rustic theme.  Just plain & simple. :) 


The intricate cuts of the Flower Market Cricut Collection AMAZE me!!! There were3 different layers to the full circle rose...but each piece, added so much more dimension to the rose!  


If you'd like to take a look at all 700 images on the Flower Market cartridge - click HERE....http://bit.ly/2eBi6VU


I hope you enjoyed these items , and now it's time to "Hop" on over to Jen's  Blog to see her amazing work!

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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 Flower Market Cricut Collection





Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! :)


This is the time of year to remember the many things I am thankful for.  J That list could be huge, but God has shown me through His Word again & again, that it's a choice I make.  That I can CHOOSE to be thankful for only good things...however Scripture tells us in I Thessalonians 5:18 to be thankful in ALL things.  (I'm pretty sure that means good or bad things. ;) ) 

  Wow - that's hard - but oh so true! It's during those "hard" times that I tend to experience growth, and I get to choose whether to draw closer to Him to carry me through, or to wallow in my own misery without Him. May I continue to be open to learning to be MORE like Jesus!

Also, as I think about the MANY good things God has blessed me with...all of YOU come to mind!! J

I want to take a moment to THANK YOU for your friendship....for following this blog, for your comments, for ordering workshops, for sharing a little bit of you with me!  I have gained so much as I've become a part of the crafting world, and that is the FRIENDSHIPS that have formed!!  I am forever grateful to each one of you & treasure our common likeness of enjoying papercrafting together!  J

May you & your family have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!!  

Krista Hershberger J

Monday, November 21, 2016

Black Friday SALE with Krista & CTMH! :)

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For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount!
Friday, November 25, 2016 (12:01 am MST...2am EST)– November 25, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT, 1:59am EST)

What is included in the mystery boxes?
It’s a big surprise, but we will tell you that the mystery boxes will be filled with retired products grouped together purposefully for certain types of crafters.

Scrapbooker’s Bundles: will contain products like retired My Legacy™ albums, papers, Complements, Instalife™ mini albums and cards, Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards, and assorted embellishments like mini-medley accents, washi tape, and stickers!

Cardmaker’s Bundles: The cardmaking bundles will contain things like retired Cut Above™ card kits, envelopes in assorted sizes, papers, and assorted embellishments.

Combination Bundle : will include a combination of products for those who love it all!

mystery-box-300x300What are the prices for the mystery boxes?
The mystery boxes will be made available in five tiers. Some boxes may contain items included in other mystery boxes, at other price points.

• $35 mystery boxes (on average, a $70 value!)
• $50  mystery boxes (on average, a $90 value!)
• $75 mystery boxes (on average, a $140 value!)
• $115 mystery boxes (on average, a $235 value!)
• $150 mystery boxes (on average, a $335 value!)


All Mystery Boxes are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so you’ll want to make your selection early on in the day! Smile  AND…great news…your purchase DOES count towards earning the November Stamp of the Month at a discount!

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I’m EXCITED about this AMAZING sale – and I can imagine YOU are too!  If you’d like to get in on these BLACK FRIDAY deals, click on the link below to head over to my website on Friday morning, Nov 25th....goodies await us there! Wahoo!!!

Cyber Monday SALE???  
Yes - we were told there is going to be a Cyber Monday sale too - however, we won't know the details for that until Sunday, Nov 27th...so STAY TUNED! :)   I've LOVED the sales CTMH has for us in the past, so I can't WAIT to see what this one is all about!!!


PLUS....my own personal goodie...
With EVERY $25 order placed - your name will be entered to WIN Hostess Rewards!!! 
(yes EVERY $25 ordered gets you another ticket into the drawing!) 

To enter - please JOIN my
 "Black Friday/Cyber Monday PARTY"
link on my website!! 

This "extra special" will only be happening Fri, Nov 25th - Mon., Nov 28th.

****Winners will be announced on Nov 29th. :) 
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Blessings to you!!
Krista Hershberger
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Thin Cut Snowflake card


Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog 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 fellow consultants 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.

 

Here is the card I created for today…



Christmas?  Yes...crazy isn't it?!?! :)  Christmas will be here before we know it! 

 I wanted to share this card today, because it used the November Stamp of the Month - New Year's Cheer!  

Take a look at the stamp set....



Yes...it may be a New Year's stamp, but look at the shapes separately, and you'll be AMAZED at what ideas pop into your head! :) 

I was so excited to see how this card came together after cutting out our NEW Thin Cut Snowflakes with our silver glitter paper. 

So simple, so sparkly, so easy!  


I used ONLY cardstock in this card creation - Sea Glass (our color of the year) , Black and White...how EASY is that?!?!  

AND...do you see that black sparkle....if you know CTMH products, you know we don't have a current product that IS a black sparkle. :)  NO problem....I pulled out my ShinHan alcohol black marker and TA-DA....a black sparkle!! 



The snowflakes come from our FABULOUS NEW Thin Cuts...if you haven't checked out this recent addition of these metal dies, you can do that by clicking here.  


That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to ready to go CREATE something on your own! 

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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Andrea's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!  


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 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 2016 specials at CTMH! :)

With the beginning of the month, brings NEW specials our way!! Woot- woot!!!

Our 1st special at Close To My Heart this month...is.....
......this bundle features a WORKSHOP designed to help you have a happy, happy Christmas! (ten 12x12 pages or 5 sets of 2 page layouts)

We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album just in time for the holiday season, (which of course we LOVE to have!! ) but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!

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This BUNDLE is ONLY available during November AND you'll be saving over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each!

PLUS...
...this bundle has an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts.
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You'll find the download button for the cutting instructions to this workshop, available when you add this bundle to your cart.
AND - you'll want to check out the DISCOUNTED, additional items that are available to make MORE projects with your leftover materials! Wahoo!!!
Here are 5 more projects you can create with the leftover pieces!!
AND…it gets even BETTER!!!!!!
The items below are also priced at DISCOUNTED RATES!!!!
Check it out by clicking HERE!!!!
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AND the 2nd special of November....
.....the November Stamp of the month – New Year’s Cheer!
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The New Year's Cheer doesn't have to be used just for the upcoming holiday...but think wedding, any party invite and more!!
When I saw this stamp set – I thought of “snowflakes”…yup….would you like to see what I created? Smile 
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Head on over to MY BLOG to see the card I created….and then feel free to continue on the Blog Hop to see what OTHER consultants created with this stamp set too!!


If you’d like to get in on these FABULOUS November deals, click on the link below to head over to my website.
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Happy November everyone!!
Krista Hershberger
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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
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