Thursday, January 31, 2013

February 2013 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring  Close To My Heart’s February 2013 SOTM, which is called “Home Sweet Home” a set of 4 stamped images! 
Here is a picture of the stamp set!!
Can you picture the MANY scrapbook pages, cards, 3D creations – you can create when using this set?? 

How about just pulling one word out of this set – “comfort”, “you”, “home”, etc…and using that word rather than the entire stamp???  Just a few things that are in my mind until I have more time to create! J

If you have come here from 
Angela Tutton’s BLOG, you are on the right path! 

This month we have 63 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM!!
Here is the card I chose to create this month!!Home Sweet Home_2013 Feb SOTM blog hop
I used one of our NEW paper packs, Claire
I LOVE the colors in this paper pack, and had a lot of fun creating this card!!!

Did you notice the BACKGROUND of this card???  Yes – it is stamped with one of our NEW background stamp sets!!  I used the NEW stamp set ~ D1544 Distressed Backgrounds. 

I used the mesh background on this card…but this stamp set also includes a houndstooth print and chicken wire print!!!  LOVE!!!
A few close ups…
 Home Sweet Home_2013 Feb SOTM blog hop_close up fussy cut image
I used our Artiste Cricut cartridge to create the “rosette” or “yo-yo" flower (not sure of the proper term- LOL!) behind the fussy cut, “Home Sweet Home” saying. 

Size was 1 1/2” flower, shift, 3D object, key P…on page 50.

I also used the NEW stamp set “Girls Rock”…this has QUICKLY become a new favorite of mine! I love the flowers in this stamp set!
Home Sweet Home_2013 Feb SOTM blog hop_close up clear flower
It coordinates with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge making it even QUICKER to create a layout or card with these precut flowers!!!

Once I stamped the flower in Outdoor Denim ink, I added one of the NEW Claire assortment clear flowers on top!!

Take a look at what comes in this Claire Asst.
Claire assortment_in detail
One last NEW embellishment item I used…the twine from the NEW Wooden Mini-medley set. I will be using this twine often in upcoming creations! J 

Take a look at the VARIETY of items included in this mini-medley...GREAT choice CTMH!! 

Now it’s time to move on to Mary Eisen’s Blog to see what she has created with this stamp set!!

Happy Hopping!!!

Blessings to you,
Krista J

Monday, January 28, 2013

4 more days to order RETIRING items!!!

2013 Spring Cover_SpringSummerIBFirst of all, I’m sorry I haven’t been “around” recently. J  I was preparing for my Open House last week (details coming in a blog post after Feb 1st)! Fun- FUN!!! 

A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE that was a part of my Open House celebration!!! 

If you forgot about this special event, or haven’t taken advantage of my special deals …CLICK HERE to learn all the details!!!

You have until Wed, Jan 30th to join in on my personal specials and get some extra FREE goodies with your orders!
Retiring items???  Yes!!! 
CLICK HERE to view the most current up to date list of these items!!!
An item that is retiring is…A size stamp – A Melody, for just $6.95!!

Here is a CARD I created using the retiring A size stamp set…Aarons 13th bday card_music
Our middle son has found out in the past 1 1/2 year that God has blessed him with a musical talent!!!  He has started playing guitar, and is a “natural”! What a gift!!!!  So – the A Melody stamp set was the PERFECT stamp to use to create this card for him!!!

I created this card for his birthday(I won’t tell you what month- LOL!) and I realized I never posted it on my blog!!!!
Aarons 13th bday card_music- close up
I had fun using glitz glitter gel, the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Baker’s twine- neutral to complete this card!!

Make sure to DOUBLE CHECK your list twice…the items shown on the Retiring List will be GONE on Feb 1st to make way for the NEW product!!!

Have a WONDERFUL Monday!!!
Krista J

Monday, January 21, 2013

Join me for my FUN & EXCITING 2013 Spring Open House!!!

You are invited to ATTEND my
Close To My Heart
2013 Spring Open House
on January 24 & 25, 2013!

Come join me in celebrating the arrival of the NEW 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book!

Thurs., Jan. 24th from 6-9pm
Fri., Jan 25th from 12-5pm
at my home in Elverson!!!

When you come to the Open House,
you will receive your very own 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book for FREE!!!!

When you place your order (that day or until Jan. 31st) and your subtotal* reaches the $30, $50, & $80 mark – you will RECEIVE a special, new item from the Spring/Summer Idea Book for FREE!!!

Purchase $30 and receive the NEW Artisan Studs OR Epoxy Bubbles
Purchase $50–your choice of a pack of Black Shimmer Tape OR the NEW Washi Tape
Purchase $80– NEW
Chevron Ribbon OR Textiles

PLUS – with every $50 order you place,
you are eligible for the February Stamp of the Month stamp set for ONLY $5!!

(*subtotal sale is total prior to shipping and tax. This does NOT apply to website orders, unless approved by myself, Krista Hershberger. This special only applies to me, Krista Hershberger - CTMH Independent Consultant, and will not be honored by other CTMH Consultants )

What is included at this Open House Event???

  • NEW product for you to touch and see
  • a BRAND NEW Idea Book for you for FREE
  • make n’ takes ~create with NEW product!!
  • BRING a FRIEND receive FREE gift
  • BOOK a GATHERING receive a FREE stamp set!
  • Door PRIZES to win (lots of ways to win tickets!)
  • used STAMP SETS..$8 & under!
  • yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!

Come early so you have time to complete your make n takes AND spend lots of time browsing my samples of NEW products!!!

Even if you can’t be present at my Open House that day... 
or you live far away from my home...and can't join us for these days...

Please CONTACT ME and I will get a NEW Idea book shipped to you right away!  That way you can still qualify for the FREE gifts above!

  When you call and place your order you are able to earn these special gifts too!

**You will also be entered in the door prize drawing for a pack of our NEW embellishments pack even if you RSVP and are not able to be present at my actual open house.

Please RSVP to let me know you will be joining me in CELEBRATING this special Day - whether you are coming to Elverson OR planning on placing an order by January 30th! 

 I can't WAIT to share these EXCITING NEW products with you!!!  

 Krista Hershberger J
359 Warwick Road, Elverson, PA 19520

Friday, January 18, 2013

Whoo’s Your Valentine stamp set + Dakota paper pack = Masculine Cards!

I’m excited to share with you my creations using the Whoo’s Your Valentine stamp set!!! 

The challenge to myself, was to CREATE something that was NOT related to Valentine’s Day, but USING this Valentine stamp set! J

Take a look…
Whoos Your Valentine_dakota_2 owl cards

I LOVE the stamp set that comes along with this promotional kit and KNEW I could use this stamp set in a different way! 

Here is a picture of the stamp set…
(this stamp set retails at $17.95!!!!)
whoos your valentine STAMP set

Here is a picture of EVERYTHING that is included in the Whoo’s Your Valentine promotional kit~
there’s ONLY 18% left in stock!!
Whoos your valentine_contents of kit
This kit includes…
12 — Die-Cut Boxes(3eachof4colors:Blush,Hollyhock,Ruby,White Daisy) 
3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy) 
1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
1—My Acrylix® 
Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size) 

Did you see those WONDERFUL treat tubes that are included???  

How many different ways can you use these tubes?  In the new Idea Book, they will be retailing at $5.95 per 6 pack!  (sorry...the picture will NOT turn for me! LOL! ) 

Here is the 1st card created with this stamp set…
...take a closer look and you will notice that there is a “sneak peek” of 3 new products on this card!!! J
Whoos Your Valentine_dakota_card_burlap
Products used for 1st card…

In case you’d like to create a similar card…
  • I used the tag on page 32 of Artiste booklet to create circle.  Barn Red circle was cut at 3”, black glitter paper-2.6”, colonial white circle- 2 1/4” (key i)
  • Notice the Pacifica blue border?  I used the medium heart stamp…and stamped the heart upside down! J
  • The branch comes from the stamp set in the Pear & Partridge card making WOTG kit.
  • I used black texture tool to create “texture” on colonial white areas of card.

Here is a close up of the 2nd card
Whoos Your Valentine_dakota_3 owl card
Products used…
Some details about the 2nd card…
  • Did you notice the zig-zag border?  You can use PART of a stamp set, and create a LINE rather than a BACKGROUND!!!
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon is GREAT!!!  I used a sponge dauber and colored my ribbon, Barn Red!!!

In case you were not aware about this FABULOUS special taking place this month at CTMH, CHECK OUT how EASY it is to receive a Whoo’s Your Valentine kit of your own!!!

Whoos your valentine_contents of kit

Purchase $35 in Close To My Heart products, and receive the Whoo’s Your Valentine kit for ONLY $10!!!(retail value of $40)

Make sure to CHECK out the RETIRING LIST before placing your order!!!  There are so many great items leaving us…but that means we are making room for NEW products too!!!! 

These items are  going fast and are ONLY AVAILABLE while supplies last OR until January 31st – which ever comes first!!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Blessings to you,
Krista J

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Workshop On the Go (WOTG) & NEW Hostess Club!!!

Hello and WELCOME to my blog! J
Dakota WOTG_layout 1_close up_DSC_0042
Today, I’d like to share with you about Close To My Heart’s Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kits!!! 

***Did you know that you can receive a BUNDLE of items at a BARGAIN price? I LOVE the WOTG kits and highly recommend them!! 

We now have a variety of WOTG kits, shown in the 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book…take a peek! J 2012_fall winter_IdeaBook-Cover
  • Scrapbooking Kits (pgs. 21, 29, 35, 41, 47, 53, 59 & 65)
  • Cardmaking Kits (pgs. 22 & 66)
  • Home Décor kits (pgs. 14, 23 & 67)
so MANY options!!!

The WOTG kits are ONLY available for 6 months (the length of the Idea Book) so the kits shown in the 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book will be RETIRING at the end of January (or while supplies last)!!!

Let’s take a look at the Dakota Scrapbooking WOTG kit…
Dakota WOTG contents
Workshops on the Go™ Dakota Workshop Kit (includes):
Dakota Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix
Dakota Workshop ($13.95)
Whisper Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Durable Round Studs ($3.95)
Black Hemp ($2.25)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Retail price of the Dakota kit is $31.90….but you will receive it for the discounted price of $29.95. 
Each WOTG kit has a different value, according to what embellishments are in the kit, but you can save up to $5 in these WOTG kits!!!!
Dakota WOTG stamp set
***I LOVE the stamp set that is included in the Dakota WOTG kit!!!  I know I’ll use this “cricut cut” star more times than just with this paper pack!!!

Here is the 1st  layout you will create with the INCLUDED Dakota instructional guide…
Dakota WOTG_layout 1_DSC_0042
When you have completed the 1st layout , using the colorful, detailed instruction guide, you will want to head to my website to get the instructions and print off guides to create a 2nd layout!!!

By going under the “Ideas & Inspirations” section at the top of my website, you can find details for ALL thirteen WOTG’s from the most recent Idea Book!!

2nd Dakota WOTG layout….I did change this a bit from CTMH’s original design (that’s the BEAUTY of creating!! Make it your own!!)
Dakota WOTG_layout 2_DSC_0042
There is always PLENTY of items left to create more items with the leftover papers!!!
Close To My Heart always has a bonus project that you can create with the leftovers!  In this case, they suggest this Photo Collage!!! 
Dakota WOTG Collage Cubes

For this workshop, you would need to purchase the Z1737- My Creations Collage Cubes to create this project…and then use the leftover items from your WOTG kit to decorate it!!!  The instructions are listed on my website, under the “Ideas & Inspirations” section.

Instead of  creating the bonus project with each kit, …I come up with a simple 3rd two page layout for my Monthly Scrapbooking Club!! I do have instructions for those of you that can’t make it to my actual club too…just let me know! 

In creating my 3rd page layout, we set up some guidelines to make it FAST & EASY!!!

They are…
  • no inking
  • no stamping
  • quick and easy
  • use the coordinating stickers or complements to complete this 3rd layout
This is sometimes hard to accomplish (I LOVE to ink the edges – LOL) , but we stick to these guidelines most times!! 

Here is the 3rd layout I created for the Dakota WOTG class….
Dakota WOTG_layout 3_DSC_0042
I took a bit more time on this layout (I didn’t follow the guidelines this time ) by backing the foil Dakota stickease with leftover cardstock  to make them sturdier. 

I also pulled in the adhesive backed, canvas alphabet…I had wanted to try these out and the Dakota paper pack was calling my name! LOL!!

Here is a close up of the right side…
Dakota WOTG_layout 3_closeup_DSC_0042
Where did I get the western circle???
I cut it out of leftover designer paper from the paper pack!! J USE your paper pieces to the fullest! J

I ENCOURAGE you to check out the OTHER Workshop On The Go kits in our Current Idea Book before they are gone!!!   I LOVE the EXCLUSIVE stamp sets included in these kits, and that often determines if I purchase the whole kit or not – LOL!! J

If you’d like to LEARN MORE about my Workshop On the Go MONTHLY classes (whether you live NEAR or FAR)

Check out the Hostess Club details below!!!  We are starting a NEW club in Feb 2013!!! J

clip_image002Hostess CLUB!!! J- begins in February 2013
This Hostess Club is designed for those that love to do workshops and even those just beginning to scrapbook!

My Hostess Clubs consists of 6 club members that commit to spending a minimum of $25 each month for 6 months.   Each month we use the Workshop on The Go Kits to create the feature layout.  Orders are placed on club night for the following club date.

The $25 minimum may go toward the purchase of the basic Workshop on the Go kit which is priced at $29.99.   If a club member chooses not to order the kit we will be doing, then she must place a minimum of $25 on the purchase of any other CTMH products to meet her minimum commitment.

Club Benefits:
ü      Gives you more hands-on with your scrapbooking tools.
ü      Familiarize yourself with the wonderful How-To books designed by Close To My Heart.
ü      Consultant to instruct and assist you. (that’s me! J )  
ü      Night out with the girls! (Wahoo!)  
ü      Helps you slowly build your supplies without breaking the bank!
ü      Each Hostess is guaranteed at LEAST $25 in FREE products during their Hostess month!
ü      FREE catalog/idea book for as long as you are a member of club.
ü      EARLY notice of all specials!
ü      10% Discount on items purchased during your Birthday Month! (NEW in 2013!)

Even if you are not local to me…you can STILL join this club! J 
By placing your order on the special link each month, you will have the order shipped directly to you, and then you will receive handouts and directions from me on tips to completing this workshop!! 
Maybe you HAVE a group (local or long distance) of 6 friends that would like to take advantage of the extra benefits in joining this Hostess Club? I would love to support you in this way!  Contact me to get your CLUB started!
This is a GREAT way to budget your scrapbooking purchases and get a lot of scrapbooking done! No longer will your scrapbooking supplies pile up in a drawer or closet. You will actually USE what you purchase!

Please let me know by January 16th if you are interested in joining me for our next 6 month club. J  

Feel free to head to my website to get these retiring WOTG kits!!!
Make sure to check out the Retired List and double check your wish list!!!
These items are  going fast and are ONLY AVAILABLE while supplies last OR until January 31st – which ever comes first!!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Blessings to you,
Krista J

Make sure to take advantage of our
FABULOUS January specials!!!

Whoos your valentine_contents of kit
while supplies last OR until Jan 31st!
 ONLY $10 (retail value of $40) when you  spend $35 in Close to My Heart product from the Fall/Winter Idea Book!!!
This kit includes…
12 — Die-Cut Boxes(3eachof4colors:Blush,Hollyhock,Ruby,White Daisy) 
3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy) 
1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013! 
1—My Acrylix® 
Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size) 
This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper!
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I’ve been enjoying using this STAMP SET for so many OTHER things than Valentine’s Day!!! LOVE the owl, backgrounds and other images in this stamp set!!  The stamp set ALONE is worth $17.95!!
  This is a DEAL you WON’T want to MISS!!!
January Stamp of the Month- Little ReminderJanSOTM_S1301-HappyValentines
available at a DISCOUNTED price!
There are 2 ways to receive this Exclusive stamp set each month…
1. Pay retail price of $17.95  
2.Spend $50 in CTMH products & receive this stamp for just$5.00!!!

This stamp set is ONLY available in January and it can be purchased through a home gathering, my website (make sure to click on “January Sales w/Krista”) or just by giving me a call. J
Jan SOTM_Happy Valentines Day_ white and black 5x7  card