Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month we will be featuring Close To My Heart December SOTM, which is called “Year-Round Cheer” a set of 12 stamps, that are GREAT to use all year long!! J

Take a look at the variety of images!!
If you have come here from Brae Montgomery's blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE.

This month we have 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM!!
Wahoo- 60 DIFFERENT ideas in using this stamp set!!
This Blog Hop is simple to do…just CLICK on the link at the end of the post on each blog and move along to the next one!!!

Have FUN and happy hopping!!!

Here are the 3 cards I created using a few images in this stamp set! There are SO many options and ways to use this set!!!

When I first saw this stamp set…I knew I had to “cut apart” my stamps right away!
Make sure to use a SHARP tool when cutting apart your stamps, I took my Micro-tip scissors, and cut the wording off of each individual stamp.

Now, when I place my stamp image on a block, I can butt the stamps together, making them look as one (no one will know the difference) OR I can use my words separately on another part of my creation!

The card I am going to focus on today, is the card pictured on the right…”Hello Sunshine!”

If you would like to continue on this hop, you can hop on over to Tamra Pope’s BLOG


If you would like to learn more about how I created the “Hello Sunshine” card, scroll down for all the DETAILS!
I used the mesh image from my FAVORITE background stamp set, Universal Backgrounds, to stamp the base of my card.

Paper products I used…Colonial White cardstock, Crème Brulee Cardstock and the “zip strip” from a designer paper in the Clementine paper pack.
Paradise-Paper-FlowersZ17105I wanted to create a flower to add to my card and thought of our GREAT Paradise Paper flowers, So, I used this for my smallest center flower J

I wanted to try some NEW flower shapes because the color flower I needed – had been already used from the pack! So, off I went to explore the Artiste booklet!!!
(check out the 700 images on this ARTISTE cartridge! I’m STILL AMAZED that so many images can be on ONE cartridge! It’s WONDERFUL!!)

Check out the “r” key in the Artiste book…

I FOUND my flowers!!! I cut out the two different shaped flowers on the Accent 2 button.
Dec-SOTM-blog-hop_hello-sunshine-carAfter cutting out the flowers..I took my bone folder and scored a line down the center of my 1 3/4” lagoon colored flower.
Next, I layered the sunset 1 1/4” flower on top of it. Then, I added the yellow paper flower next.

I finished this flower by adding an adhesive backed BLING from the boutique assortment.

I also thought it would be nice to add something to my “lemonade” to give it a special look…

Look carefully J
I stamped the top part of the lemonade stamp in SUNSET ink

Next, I stamped the bottom “liquid” in Crème Brulee ink.

To finish the lemonade – I used some stardust Glitz Glitter Gel! I was very excited at how it turned out!!!

Now that CTMH has 7 different glitz colors…I have a colored glitz for ALL of my embellishing needs!!!

I hope you enjoyed the details of this creation but MOST OF ALL…
I hope it has INSPIRED you to create something of your own! J

Next stop is Tamra Pope’s BLOG!!! Hop on over to check out what she has created with this beautiful stamp set!! J
Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs…and feel free to leave comments as you go through the Hop! We all enjoy reading your comments about each piece of artwork!

This stamp set Year-Round Cheer”
is ONLY available from
December 1st- 31st
…so contact your CTMH Consultant (or feel free to shop with me at my website J) to see how YOU can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set for an AMAZING discount!!

Happy Creating,
Krista J
SUPER DEALS on my website

December 1st @ 12 am MST (2am EST) there will be NEW items added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my WEBSITE!!!

All orders placed on my website from Dec 1-31 that reach or exceed $50 will also include a FREE Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!

***Join my TEAM BEFORE Dec 13th***

and YOU will RECEIVE TWO EXTRA items for FREE!!!

Choose between the $49 or $99 Consultant Start up kit
and I WILL personally include a
Dotty for you Paper pack (retail value $19.95)
AND It’s Your Day stamp set (retail value $35.90)
for FREE!!!
I’d LOVE to have you join our “Create 4 Him” family!!!
CLICK HERE to learn the MANY different ways to be a part of our family!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rock n Roll with Close To My Heart!

On this weeks Tuesday clip of "CLEARLY THE BEST"...

Monica & Kristine share with us how you can

 "Rock 'n' Roll" your stamps!!!

“Rock ‘n’ Roll” features a stamping technique for creating beautiful stamped images with shaded edges in a complementary color.  If you are not familiar with this technique, you'll want to make SURE to try it out as soon as you have watched this weekly video!!

Don't FORGET to CLICK HERE - for YOUR chance to win this weeks stamp set!!!  

Happy Creating! 

Krista  J

Close To My Heart Independent Consultant


November Special

*****Join my Team in November..and Receive BONUS items 

from me personally, 

( Dotty for You paper pack, It’s Your Day stamp set - retail $55.85)

EXCLUSIVE Dotty for You Paper pack- 24 sheets!!!
Retail value $19.95!!
It's Your Day DOUBLE stamp set!!!!
Retail value $35.90!!!

CLICK HERE for details! J

****Purchase $50 in CTMH product, 

Get the November SOTM for $5…

November Stamp of the Month

and you are ELIGIBLE to receive a STAMP SET 

of your choice for ½ price!!!

PLUS… for every November Stamp of the Month set purchased - $1 will be

 donated to the Red Cross for those effected by Hurricane Sandy! J

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pear & Partridge Scrapbook Workshop!

Pear and Partridge WOTG contents

Our monthly hostess club is the perfect chance to work on scrapbook pages, each and every month!

On December 10th, we will be creating with the BEAUTIFUL Pear & Partridge WOTG kit. Unfortunately, not all of my club members can join us that evening, so there are a few spaces open in my crafting room.

If you have been curious about what takes place at these classes, please come JOIN US for this evening of creative FUN!!!
Maybe you are not in the local area, but are still interested in completing this kit…YOU CAN STILL BE A PART of creating these pages too!!!  I will email you “my extra instructions” giving you tips and instructions on creating the (3) 2 page spreads shown below!

Whether you’d like to come join us for this evening as a “one time event” OR join in the “hostess club” we’d LOVE to have you!

Take a look at the pages we will be creating on Monday, December 10th at my home in Elverson, PA! J

Layout 1
P P WOTG layout 1

Layout 2
P P WOTG layout 2

Layout 3
P P WOTG layout 3
I will include the “shopping list” and you will see the needed items for this class. 
(please let me know if you’d rather have me email this to you J )

shopping list pear and partridge wotg

You will note that to complete all THREE sets of pages, you will need the Pear & Partridge WOTG kit AND the DE In Color- Holiday embellishments. 

If you would like to do this kit on your own, take note of the other supplies, cardstocks and ink colors I used to create these sets of pages. 

After you have completed these 3 sets of pages, you will have LOTS of extra papers PLUS the stamp set, and leftover embellishments to take home and use on other projects of your choice!! 

Please contact me with any questions you may have!!! 

Krista Hershberger J

*****Receive BONUS items from me personally,
( Dotty for You paper pack, It’s Your Day stamp set - retail $55.85)

when you Join my Team before December 13th!!
join my team- before end of 2012

CLICK HERE for details! J

November Stamp of the Month

****Purchase $50 in CTMH

Get the November

SOTM for $5

and you are ELIGIBLE to
receive a STAMP SET of your

choice for ½ price!!!

PLUS… for every November Stamp of the Month

set purchased - $1 will be donated to the Red Cross

for those effected by Hurricane Sandy! J

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What is "Overstamping"? ~ Clearly the Best!

Here is THIS WEEK's...

“Clearly the Best show on MY CRAFT CHANNEL!!!

"Re-vamping with Overstamping” features a stamping technique called overstamping for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth.

Make sure to CLICK HERE after watching this episode, 
to enter to WIN the glamour alphabet stamp set used in this show!!!  

There are THREE different ways to enter this have until Monday, Nov 26th at 11:59 pm to enter! :)

Happy Thanksgiving 
to each of you!!!

Krista J


BONUS items from me personally,

( Dotty for You paper pack, It’s Your Day stamp set - retail $55.85)

 when you Join my Team in November!!  

CLICK HERE for details! J

November Stamp of the MOnth PLUS...

****Purchase $50 in CTMH 


Get the November

 SOTM for $5

and you are ELIGIBLE to 

receive a STAMP SET of you

choice for ½ price!!!

PLUS… for every November Stamp of the Month

 set purchased - $1 will be donated to the Red Cross 

for those effected by Hurricane Sandy! J