Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Guest Designer at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Hello to each one of you! Smile  What a honor & privilege it was to be asked to be the guest designer at the Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge this week. Thank you Michelle for asking me! Smile 

This week, we had the challenge to create with Sketch #183
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I was excited to give it a try!!

Here’s the card I created this week.
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My card creation began, knowing that I wanted to use the stamp set Lovely LeavesLovely Leaves stampMy plan was to create a fall card….LOL…oh well, I’ll have to save that for next time, because this is what my card turned out to be. Smile 

Isn’t it so amazing how we “think” we’ll create something, and our hands totally do something totally different than we image?  The fun & Joy of creating! Smile 

I always enjoy adding texture to the background of the card…and so I ran my Sea Glass cardstock through my embossing machine. 

This time, I also wanted to do some Heat embossing, and gold embossing seemed to be the perfect fit. What FUN it was to pull out my craft heater once again…it may take a little extra time, but it’s so worth the final results. Winking smileAtlantic Hearts Sketch- guest designer - CU embossed leaves DSC_3135
Did you take notice of the paper I embossed the leaves on?  Guess which paper collection that design is from? 

Ok..I’ll tell you…it’s from our halloween paper collection – Jeepers Creepers!!  You really CAN use CTMH’s papers for any occasion!!

pretty pointsettia stamp 5cb89378-56ca-4c72-a189-ae1e1959aa05I wanted to find the perfect wording for this card.  It needed to be “script” (in my mind) and it needed to be small enough to fit at the bottom of the card…and that led me to our beautiful NEW stamp set – Pretty Poinsettia…take a look.

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Now it’s YOUR turn! Smile  Head on over to the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge & join in the fun!!  I look forward to seeing what you created with Sketch #183 Smile 

Thanks for stopping by, and blessings to each of you for a wonderful day!
Krista Hershberger

Celebrating 10 years as a CTMH Independent consultant

All products used on this card are from CTMH:

X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock

1386 Black Cardstock

X7211B Jeepers Creepers

A1195 Lovely Leaves

B1540 Pretty Poinsettia

Z3289 Uptown Ribbon Pack

Z3236 Black Glitter Paper

Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper

Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper

Z3260 Heart thin Cuts

Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder

Z891 Versamark Ink pad

Z555 Craft Heater

Z3247 Simple Chevron Embossing Folder

Z1264 Bitty Sparkles

Monday, October 24, 2016

Swan Lake WYW kit by CTMH

Have you ever tried Close To My Heart’s
Workshop Your Way kits?

We call them WYW for short…and they are FABULOUS kits that include all the products to create (3) sets of 12x12 pages, add on Pocket Plus pages, and 8-10 cards!  Wahoo!! An amazing kit!! Smile 

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Each kit comes with a Paper Collection, extra sheets of cardstock, coordinating Complements pack, and 1-2 different types of additional embellishments.

You can see the SWAN LAKE collection kit here…It’s a GREAT deal!! Swan Lake WYW kit
The directions, to complete these projects, are in a downloadable format, and can be found on my shopping website as you place that particular kit in your shopping cart!

Last week, I held my monthly scrapbooking class & we used the Swan Lake WYW kit!  What beautiful pages we created!!
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This class chose to only make the 3 sets of layouts from the kit…but I had a surprise for them! Smile By changing a few of the cutting directions,and adding 4 pieces of White Daisy cardstock, we were able to create a total of 4 sets of 12x12 layouts…..8 pages!!!

Let’s take a look at the pages we created….

Layout 1
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Here is a close up of the “plastic” lettering that comes in the Swan Lake complements pack.  They are so light, and are just raised a bit to give some added dimension & texture to your creation!
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Layout 2
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Look at these BEAUTIFUL gold foil stickers that are included in the complement pack!!! Also our NEW shimmer black RIBBON….it adds so much!

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Layout 3
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This is the FUN page…or at least I think so! Smile I really like the NEW product that CTMH released in August of this year…these Pocket PLUS protectors!!

These pages are little inserts that are added in between your two pages.  Our cut apart Picture My Life (PML) cards, that are included in our paper collections, fit PERFECTLY into these pockets!!

Layout 4- the layout I created with the leftover papers & I added 4 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock
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So let's take a closer look….any guesses where the gold foil outlined hearts came from??
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Well, it may seem a little silly Winking smile….but I couldn’t just throw away the outline of these gold foil hearts stickers!  

Scroll back up to layout 2…see the gold hearts? I used the heart stickers on that page, but then had the "leftover" outline shape of the hearts.  They were so pretty, and were gold foil, so I used my handy-dandy, non-stick, micro tip scissors, to fussy cut out these outlines & used them on the 4th layout!  

Thanks for joining me today, and if you are local and would like to join my monthly class – please contact me! Smile 

If you aren’t local – you can still purchase these adorable kits each month!  The instructions really are easy to follow & it’s a GREAT way to be creating EACH month to continue to get those precious memories preserved!! 

You may even want to check out my Hostess Club option – you can be local OR long distance to join!!!Hostess Club_ mat_picmonkey
When you join this club, you commit to a 6 month period of purchasing $30 of items each month.  During that 6 month period, you will get a month where YOU will be the hostess!!!  You are guarenteed $25 of FREE Hostess goodies, AND you could receive more if you chose to get a few outside orders to add to this book party!  Wahoo!!  LOVE this deal!! 

Click on the “Hostess Club” photo above, to go to my blog post that shares all the details.

Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Style of INK PADS have arrived at CTMH!!

Would you like to see the NEW ink pads in "person"??? 

 Check out my 2nd attempt at a video :)....I tried, so don't laugh too hard at the content.  BUT I hope this can show you the difference of our old vs. our new ink pads!

Keep in mind - the ink FORMULA is no different than our retiring ink pads!!  The only change is the style & format of how to OPEN the ink pads...and I must say it's a GREAT improvement!!!

Enjoy the show, and if you'd like to check out these amazing NEW, Ink Pads...click on the link below! :) 

Would you like to try a NEW ink pad of your own??
CLICK HERE to head on over to my website to view the many choices of colors of ink!!

Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger

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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

2017 Planners are HERE!!

Oh…they are BEAUTIFUL!!!  But then again, did we expect anything less? Winking smile 

Close To My Heart has released their 2017 Day Planner…and they are full of detail, and stunning pages!! 
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So who of you enjoy coloring?  

Well, then this 2017 Planner is for you!!  Close To My Heart has incorporated thicker pages to begin each month.  These pages are MADE to COLOR!!! Smile  What wonderful designs, all black & white – waiting for your touch of color to make them pretty! Smile 

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Let’s take a peek at what is available….

The 2017 Planner includes:
Monthly and weekly calendars, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips!

You can order the planner page collection by itself...or order the BUNDLE that includes one of 2 albums too!! Smile 

Here are a few pictures of my personal planner that just arrived!!!
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Our “color of the year” at Close To My Heart is SEA GLASS…and it is a beautiful color!  You can choose to get the 2017 Planner pages with one of two albums- the SEA GLASS album being one of them!!
Notice the plastic pocket & 3 gold paper clips too!!

Take a look at the monthly page….nice Smile 
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I also LOVE that the tabs are a different color on the backside.  Black = past months and Sea Glass= months that are coming up!!!

Here is a look at the weekly pages….yay!  Love the font of these pages this year. Smile
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At the beginning of each month, there will be a new inspirational quote…
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So…how can you receive your OWN 2017 CTMH planner?
Check out your options for ordering....
1. Everyday Life™ Stripes Album & Planner Pages Bundle (CC1178) - $31.90
Includes the Everyday Life Stripes album (Z9979) and the 2017 planner pages (CC2017), which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.

Available for a limited time, so get it while you can!
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2. Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album & Planner Pages Bundle (CC1179) - $31.90

Item Number: CC1177.................$31.90
Includes the Everyday Life Sea Glass album (Z4027) and the 2017 planner pages (CC2017), which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.

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3. Everyday Life™ 2017 Planner Pages (CC2017) - $16.95

Includes monthly and weekly calendars, designs you can color, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips. Insert into the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass album (Z4027) or the Everyday Life stripes album (Z9979).
Available for a limited time, so get it while you can!
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Please call me with questions you may have, or if you are set to order – click on the picture below.Smile
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Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Why you should consider joining my CTMH family :)

This month only, use your Hostess Rewards to become a Close To My Heart Consultant for FREE!!
We love rewarding our Hostesses, and our Hostess Rewards program is one of the most generous programs out there. Smile 

During the month of October, in addition to earning free and discounted products, hostesses have another FANTASTIC option for using their Hostess Rewards credit…applying it toward a New Consultant Kit!

2016-fall - ink- oh deer - pigment -he-hostess-rewardsWhen your hostess’s Gathering reaches $250 in sales in October 2016, not only will you get 50% off a product of her choice, but you can also choose to use her $40 in Hostess Rewards credit to get a discounted New Consultant Kit!

With a Gathering that reaches $450, you, as the hostess, will have all the credit you need to get the New Consultant Kit for FREE!

Really??? How can this be??? Smile Smile
SO…let’s do some figuring!  As I sat down to figure out this special I was AMAZED at what a GREAT deal this is!!!  Wahoo CTMH!!!

So, let’s go with the lower party total first (because this is a GREAT deal in itself!!)
When you have a $250 party in October 2016...
You can choose to put your $40 in Hostess Rewards towards a NEW Consultant kit!! Smile 
This means that …
----you will pay ONLY $35 for this kit
-----The Consultant kit is worth over $200
----****PLUS**** included in the purchase of your consultant kit, you get a $50 in SPC credit :)(more free products of your choice)

****So in reality - CTMH is PAYING YOU $15 when you get the Consultant kit with a $250 party in October! :)

BUT…here’s your BEST option! Smile 

WHEN your October party total reaches the $450 mark….
You can choose to put your $80 in Hostess Rewards towards a NEW Consultant kit…and get the Consultant Kit for FREE!! Smile 

This means that….
----you get a Consultant kit that is worth over $200
----****PLUS**** included in your consultant kit, is $50 in SPC credit :)(more free products of your choice)
---you get a automatic 22% DISCOUNT on anything you purchase as a consultant
---you will EARN product credit with monthly sales of $150 or more
---the list goes ON & ON!!

So..why do I enjoy being a CTMH Consultant?
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What a DEAL & the perfect time to give CTMH a try! Why NOT get a discount on quality, papercrafting products that you love? Smile 

Here is a video, that CTMH Home Office made. I was so blessed by the way it captured so many of my OWN emotions as a CTMH consultant!  
Take a moment to watch this short clip…

CTMH Home Office is also offering FREE CONFERENCE CALLS for you to learn MORE about what it means to be a consultant. Smile 

If you have ever wondered about being a consultant – this would be a PERFECT Opportunity for you to call in and listen to all the details. Smile 

Join Kristina Livingstone on these calls at one of the following dates…
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Would you like to learn more about being a Consultant on my blog page…click on the link below.http://bit.ly/29i1i6N

Or maybe you are curious as to what products are included in our FABULOUS consultant kit…Smile take a peek at the link below to see all $200 worth of goodies!...http://bit.ly/2dMDdUR
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Please contact me with any questions!  I’d WELCOME you to join me ant my “Create 4 Him” team, as we enjoy this crafting journey together!! 

While I may have signed up for the discount on products I LOVED…being a CTMH consultant has become so much more!  We welcome you here! Smile There's no risk to give it a try…we WELCOME  you to join us, our papercrafting family – TODAY! Smile 

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Blessings to each of you!
Krista Hershberger

clip_image002Celebrating 10 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116
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