Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard To Say Goodbye - Blog Hop - Retiring items

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring items from Close To My Heart, that are going to be So Hard To Say Goodbye  to on July 31, 2017....that's ONLY 2 weeks away!! :) 

There are so MANY beautiful items that will be leaving us, it was hard to pick just one to share I included a couple different things on this layout.  If you'd like to take a look at all items that are leaving us click on the "Going Soon!" words on your consultant's website.   

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

If you have come here from Kirsten'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

We have  19 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!

There are SO MANY favorite stamp sets of mine,  that will be leaving us at the end of this month.  Let's take a look at this layout, and I'll share a few stamp sets that I used in this creation today. 
Just click on this photo to enlarge & see details ;) 

I created this layout, using one of my very FAVORITE stamp sets from this past season, Swirly Seashells.  

This stamp set comes as an individual stamp (which makes it part of July's STAMPAGANZA sale) OR as a bundle pack which includes the stamp set & the coordinating Thin Cut metal get to choose! :) 

Earlier this year, I had an all day crop.  Each time, at this particular crop, I create a quick "make n take" for those in attendance.  

I always to my best to teach them something new, & have them create something that will be an addition to their scrapbook pages, we don't usually create an entire page since they only have about a 15 minute time slot to create in.  

Here is the border piece we created....

We showcased the following items as we created this border & most of these items we used, are retiring at the end of this month!! 

These items are retiring: 
Swirly Seashells stamp set & thin cuts
Way To Go stamp set (dotted border) 
Fundamentals Rustic Home Basics
Sea Glass Cardstock
Thin Cuts- happy
Blender Pen
Sea Glass re-inker
Swirly Seashells stamp set
Desert Sand Cardstock
Desert Sand ink & reinker

 to see the entire list of items that are retiring.

These are the items we used to create the layout, that will be staying: 
Gold Shimmer Pen
Gold Glitter Gems
Spray Pen 
Watercolor Pencils

It was a LOT of fun to color the seashells & if you notice in the photo, I put some Sea Glass re-inker onto one of our acrylix blocks...this made my ink palette. :) 

Next I took my Blending Pen (or Waterbrush would work too) and "picked up the color" (sea glass re-inker) onto my brush, and painted my seashell with it! 

Here is a close up of two different ways to color these seashells with these colors...
The shell on the RIGHT - was colored with the sea glass reinker & blender pen and then I used my Desert Sand watercolor pencil, and blended the pencil marks together with my Gold Shimmer Brush, and got the "watercolor-gold shimmer" look. 

Hopefully this was a helpful tip for YOU too! :) :) 

While I have shared this card below, on my blog before...I thought I'd quick showcase this card again because it uses this same stamp set!!  I LOVE how these shells turn out when they are heat embossed in gold!!  
If you'd like to re-read the details on creating this card, please CLICK HERE


I hope you enjoyed this project , and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Wendy's  Blog to see her amazing work!

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 make sure to get these items off of your wish list that are LEAVING us so very soon!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet, July SOTM

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's blog you are right on track.

JULY is FILLED with Fabulous specials here at Close To My Heart!! So, I don't have a "Krista orginal" to share today ;)....let me explain. 

  I was honored to be asked to be a presenter at our Annual CTMH convention this year! :)  As a result, I have been creating - creating & CREATING....however, I have been creating with NEW product that will be available on August 1st! :)  

So, while I've been creating, I don't have current item to share with you....oh what to share for today's blog hop?!?!, I'm going to share with you a card created by my fellow consultant, Traci Godbee.  We are in a monthly swap together, and I loved what she did with this month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Storybook Alphabet stamp set.  

Take a look at her beautiful creation!  

 Here's a picture of the ENTIRE stamp set....and don't forget - this stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE in JULY 2017!!!  

I love how Traci created a message with this stamp set!!!  AND...the splatters at the top and bottom - what a PERFECT addition! :)

Take a close up look of the letters she colored, with our Shin Han markers...

Didn't she do a beautiful job??  

And then the special touch of a little bit of gold shimmer trim to finish it off.  So beautiful!!  

Are you wondering how YOU can get your own copy of this FUN stamp set?? :)  
You can purchase this "Storybook Alphabet" stamp set for the $17.95 retail price OR pay ONLY $5 when you place a $50 order with your CTMH consultant!! 

 I LOVE Bargains!!! Woot - woot!! :) :) 

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 my friendBetty'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 this group of fellow CTMH consultants will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Storybook Alphabet

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

If you have come here from Miss Carrie's Creations Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE July SOTM stamp set called "Storybook Alphabet". 

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 16 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.

Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in July!!

What a wonderful Alphabet stamp set!  

When I saw this alphabet, I knew right away what card I was going to create.   
Let's take a look.... 

This fun, card sketch, came from our How-To-Book - Make It From Your Heart, volume 1, pattern #19.  I just ADORE our how-to books! :) 

I choose to use CTMH's Fundamentals Paper Collection
This entire collection will be retiring at the end of this month on July 31, 2017 on a While Supplies Last basis!

Here are the pictures of the Fundamental collections that are still available. 

For this card, I chose to use our soft, watercolor pencils & after letting it dry for a few minutes, I covered the letters with our Liquid Glass.  

The gold, glitter butterflies came from the Whimsy complements collection, and I finished off the top of the card with some of our beautiful Whimsy ribbon! ;) 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Cat'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. 

The July Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Storybook Alphabet” – is ONLY available until July 31, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  I have a few more cards to share using this stamp set, so feel FREE to come back to my blog, to see what OTHER goodies I've created throughout the next couple weeks. :) 

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

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cardstock SALE!!! 25% off begins today!!

---------------------------SALE NOTICE-----------------------

*******ALL CARDSTOCK is 25% OFF - starting TODAY!!!****** Wahoo!!!!

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Since our June Album special has been SO successful, (so successful that we've run out of a few album colors) , Close To My Heart wanted to provide us another SPECIAL OFFER in addition to the ALBUM special!!

Wahoo CTMH!!!!

I ADORE our white-core cardstock, and use it on ALL of my papercrafting projects!! It was just announced that we are having a CARDSTOCK CARNIVAL!!!!!

SAVE 25% off of any of the following cardstock collections!!

  • Combination packs that include 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 different colors
  • Single-color packs that include 24 sheets of one of our exclusive colors
  • Coordinating cardstock packs that include 12 sheets, 3 each of 4 colors chosen to coordinate with one of our themed paper packets

2016 fall-ai-exclusive-color-cardstock basicsYou can never have too much paper, especially solid-colored cardstock, so now is the perfect time to enjoy great savings on this papercrafting staple!

TO SEE the 25% SALE prices on these cardstock options, CLICK the link below!!

Happy Crafting!!

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Celebrating 10 years with Close To My Heart!!
Beautiful, quality products for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping & Papercrafting needs! 

Call/Text: 610-587-9116
Ask to JOIN my CTMH VIP facebook group..

Monday, June 12, 2017

Would you be interested in a FALL Crafty Weekend?

2017-10 Fall Scrapbooking Retreat weekend - Tel Hai with border
Happy Monday to you!! J

I hope all of you had a WONDERFUL weekend, and I'm excited to share a NEW development with you!! 

Join me today in learning more about this POSSIBLE crafting weekend - and I will look forward to hearing your feedback! 

Please  RSVP by MONDAY, JUNE 19th to let me know if you can join us.  If I have the 25 people needed, we will book then weekend!!

***SPREAD the word to your other crafting friends! :)
This is the first time I'm able to open it up a weekend event  to my ENTIRE mailing list...and not just those that have attended in years past. :)  Wahoo!  Join us for a crafting weekend this coming Fall!!


I've included ALL the details below
(In case you didn't get a chance to read the EMAIL that arrived earlier this week)


I have now included a "DAYTIME only" 
option. :)  
Come on in and check it out!
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So...details.....DETAILS!! :)
I am looking at possibly having a Fall Scrapbooking Retreat at Tel Hai Retreat!  The weekend would take place Thursday thru Saturday, Oct 26-Oct 28, 2017!!  Wahoo!
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So...what does this all mean?

Why have I not "committed" to the weekend yet? :)

****I needed to hear from YOU first, since I need to get in a deposit in ASAP.**** 

I am asking for 25 people to register for this weekend, before I commit to hosting the weekend.
    • Check out the information below.
    • THEN....please let me know ASAP if you'd be interested in joining me for this FUN-FILLED weekend!

THANK YOU for your understanding in this!  While I LOVE these weekends, I do want to honor my family as I consider going away another 3 day weekend…that’s why I’m asking  the 25 person minimum. :)

A few differences from this past winter retreat at Tel Hai 
(our recent weekend was the FIRST TIME at Tel Hai Retreat Center in Honey Brook....and we all LOVED it! :)
  • Lodging Options for the fall retreat, would be 2 choices...with the same price - either the Spruce Cabin OR the Log Cabins. 
    • All the other lodging is already being used this weekend.  These log cabins are DIFFERENT than Goshen & Joffa cabins we stayed in this last time.  These are cabins we toured.  They have their own bathrooms & showers inside, and hold 8 people. (without using top bunks)
2017 - log cabins

  • Here is the Spruce cabin that a few of you stayed in this past retreat. 

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    lodging spruce and cabins

    • We WILL be setting up in the Hemlock Room again.
      • We will be using the spacious Hemlock Room that we used this past spring.  While it rained the weekend we attended in Mar/Apr….we are hoping that’s not the case again!  I am hoping to try the other meeting rooms for my next WINTER retreat, however, Hemlock is the only room available for this Oct weekend.
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    • Meals will be Breakfast & Dinner only – on Friday & Saturday.
    With the amount of snacks we received from Tel Hai, I thought we’d try just 2 meals on each day…both Breakfast & Dinner.  
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    That means we’ll be on our own for supper Thursday night & lunch on both Fri & Sat....however, remember Tel Hai gives us snacks to eat throughout weekend PLUS...we have an 8pm snack (veggie/fruit tray) on Thurs & Friday evenings. :)
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    So...what do you think? 
    Would you like to join me for the FUN-FILLED weekend?? :)

    Here are a few more photos from our past retreat weekend to give you a little more insight to what is all involved in our weekend together...
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    PLEASE let me know ASAP...Monday, June 19th...if you can join us this weekend in October!!

    I need to reserve & pay the deposit of the facility once I there are 25 people that can come this weekend! :)

    I look forward to seeing if we can start a NEW TRADITION with a fall retreat weekend! 
    J I can't WAIT to get your responses! :)  Please feel free to use of the many ways to contact me - all listed below. 

    Blessings to EACH of you!!
    Krista Hershberger Jclip_image002
     clip_image003CTMH Independent Consultant
    Celebrating 10 years with Close To My Heart!!
    Beautiful, quality products for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping & Papercrafting needs! 

    Call/Text: 610-587-9116
    Ask to JOIN my CTMH VIP facebook group..