Friday, May 31, 2013

June Stamp of the Month BLOG HOP…A Flowering Bunch

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
Today we will be featuring June’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “A Flowering Bunch”, a set of 10 stamps. 
I LOVE this flower stamp set…and it’s another GREAT stamp set that coordinates with our Artiste Cricut Cartridge !!!  Because it coordinates with this cartridge - it makes it so QUICK & EASY to create any item!

If you have come here from Michelle’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 HERE

This month we have OVER 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's stamp set!!  So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!
 I created my card by using Close To My Heart’s FABULOUS How-to book called Originals Card Confidence Program
I LOVE our how-to books and how much TIME they SAVE me as I’m creating!!  By taking a simple sketch, and rotating it one turn…you create a NEW card every time! J
This card uses the pattern on pg. 59 called “Lucky Three”. 
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I love the colors blue, green and lagoon…so out came the Later Sk8r paper pack.  Hmmm, this paper pack is typically known as a “boy” paper pack, but could I make it flowery?? (THAT’S a challenge J)
I LOVE to use the new background stamp sets that CTMH came out with this past spring…
on this card I used the Distressed Backgrounds stamp set.
Do you see the texture that it brings to the whisper grey cardstock? 
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When stamping the flower, I wanted it to “pop” and stand out…how could I get a flower to do this???

Then I remembered my White Daisy Pigment Ink!!  I hadn’t used this in a while, and was so thankful that I thought of it!! J

I pre-cut my flower and leaves shapes with the Artiste Cricut cartridge, and then stamped the flowers with the White Daisy ink and stamped the leaves in Pear ink.
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Did you notice that the leaves are shaded in?? 
That can be accomplished so QUICKLY (& easily!)

I took the other leaf stamp in this stamp set and TURNED IT OVER - and inked up the backside of this leaf stamp!!!  Yes, it will be a blob of ink…but a blob of ink in the shape of the leaf! J 
Stamp off the pear ink on scrap paper…and then use the 2nd shade of pear color to stamp onto your leaf!!!

To finish the flower on the card, I picked a grey button from the Black Button Asst. collection and attached a LARGE grey sparkle (from the Black & Grey sparkle asst.) to the middle of the button!!
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To finish the card, I pulled out my WASHI tape…and started adding a bit of tape here, and there…and EVERYWHERE!!!
I was pretty excited how it turned out, since this was the first time I created something on my own by using Washi tape. J

I hope you enjoyed my card and now head on over to  Krista’s Blog (that’s fellow consultant Krista Ritskes Winking smile) to see what she has created using this stamp set!
Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

****Remember, the June SOTM is only available 
until June 30! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set ONLY during the month of June for a 77% savings of just $5.00!!!
Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J

Last Day to enter my Mystery Hostess drawing!!!

I thought I'd try a "copy & paste" option from a Mailchimp update I just created! FUN!!!  

Enjoy reading this UP to DATE news from myself and Close To My Heart! :)


2. AMAZING CTMH Products - at a Discount!!!

3. FUNDRAISER - June 4th...COME join me for GREAT specials!!!

Last Day to JOIN ME for

the Mystery Hostess

party! :) 


ONLINE ORDERS for 4 people to


Product!!! ~~~~WAHOO!!!

...and we are REALLY close to seeing the 5th person jump on board for ANOTHER $20 of Hostess credit!!!

****Don't MISS OUT....TODAY is your 
LAST CHANCE to JOIN my personal MYSTERY Hostess Contest!! :) 

******Head to my website...

CLICK on the Mystery Hostess Party...

and START earning tickets! :) 

  How do you earn tickets for the Mystery Hostess Drawing?  
          1 ticket for EACH Dream Pop pack purchased by placing order
2 tickets for EACH May Stamp of the Month purchased
          1 ticket for every $35 in subtotal sales purchased

CLICK HERE to see how easy it is to JOIN the MYSTERY HOSTESS party and get YOUR  chance to win too!!

There is
 ONLY 4% of the EXCLUSIVE Dream Pop paper pack still available!!!

This AMAZING paper pack,DREAM POP,  is just about gone!!!   

What does the Dream Pop paper pack include? 
This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else!

Look at these BEAUTIFUL papers!!!

Are there any workshop guides included with this promo?  

YES - THERE ARE!!! - When you purchase the “Dream Pop” paper from me, you are eligible to receive a FREE copy of directions for a Workshop!!! 

Please email me for these FREE instructions after you have purchased your own Dream Pop paper so you can create these items too! J

to see examples using this "Happy" Dream Pop paper pack. :) 

Would you like some CTMH an

AMAZING discounted price? :) 

I have set a goal for myself...a type of goal I don't often set :)...but I thought I'd try and "STEP OUT OF MY BOX" as they say, and see what happens!!

My deadline date for this goal is QUICKLY approaching!!!  Let me SHARE WITH YOU - what my goal is all about!!! 

 I set a GOAL to have TWO more people join my Creative family by June 15th!!! :) 

Being a consultant is SO MUCH more than "selling products"!!!  We have so much FUN and EXCITEMENT together as a "FAMILY" when you become a part of my CTMH team!!!  

It's also GREAT to get so many
 PERKS as a Consultant - the % discount is one of the MANY perks!!! :)  

Here is a picture of the $49 Consultant kit...
(yes it comes to a final cost of ONLY $62.54 with tax & shipping!!)

For $62.54 (PA tax of 6%) you will RECEIVE...
 Approximately $155 in retail value!
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/ Summer 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1123)
  • Petite Perks™ Critter Expressions Incentive Stamp Set (W2025)
  • Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements (X7163C)
  • Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit (G1053)
  • Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
  • Buttercup Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2110)
  • Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2193)
  • Spinner (Z1832)
  • My Acrylix® Wheel of Life Stamp Set (D1545)
  • My Acrylix® For a Friend Stamp Set (D1542)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012) my OWN personal perks when you join my team in May or June :)...


***DREAM POP paper pack (retail $19.95)

***2 D-size stamp sets (or other sizes)of YOUR choice (retail of up to $35.90)
(2 options you could chose from)

That's a retail value of up to

$210.85 for ONLY $62.54!!!!

WAHOO!!!!! :)

I have 
TWO Consultant kits in my hands at this exact moment...and when you join my CREATIVE Family, I will get the consultant kit directly to you so that you can start CREATING right away...and of course, you will get the Dream Pop paper pack too & I will get the 2 stamp sets sent out to you!!

Why not give it a try? :) 

There are MANY great ways to be a consultant - but if you would like to be a "kit-napper" and take advantage of this great deal, you can do that too!  Of course, it would be great to "keep" you...but you will never be required to make a sale or anything - but you can still keep this amazing kit!!

I'd LOVE to have you join my CTMH family!

Here are some MORE great benefits when you join my team...
  • get an amazing discount
  • have a never ending resource of creativity
  • to build a home business:) (if you choose)
  • earn some extra money
  • blessings of friendships that will last forever
  • and the list goes on! :) 
However YOU choose to have CTMH be in 

your life,

is the right way for YOU & your family! :)

Please contact me to learn more.  I'd love to answer any questions you may have!!!
Click HERE to learn more  details about JOINING my Close To My Heart  today! :)  

Come join us on
Tuesday, JUNE 4 from 8:30-4pm!!!

We will be located at 60 Westview Drive, Gordonville, PA 17529 - right off or Rt. 340, just east of Intercourse.  

The fundraiser is for a local family, Jesse & Lydiann Fisher family, and the medical bills that they have pressed upon them.

PLEASE JOIN US to help support this family during this difficult time!!!  

There will be 10+ home business' in attendance who will be donating a portion of their proceeds that day.
(Close To My Heart :), 31 Gifts, Tupperware, Princess House, Pampered Chef, UsBorne, Signature Homestyles, Norwex, Melaluca & more)

There will also be plenty of baked goods, coffee, donuts, whoopie pies, sandwiches, etc -lots of YUMMY food and the proceeds will go to the Fisher family!!! Please contact me if you have any other questions!! I look forward to seeing you there! :)  

Come check out my personal SPECIALStaking place ONLY on June 4th!! :) 

Keep in MIND - all prices listed below are FINAL more charges will be added! :)

**Used Stamp sets - 50-70% off!!
D-size $8.00
C-size $6.00
B-size $4.00
A size $2.00

**Cleaning Spritz & Scrubber Combo...
PURCHASE the cleaning/conditioner spritz & scrubber together for ONLY $18 and get a SPRAY pen for FREE!!!

**PURCHASE $40 and YOU will be eligible to get a Dream Pop for $12 (while supplies pricing!) 

**JOIN my CREATIVE family...and receive
The consultant kit - right there in person! :)
A DREAM POP paper pack for FREE...
2 stamp sets of your choice for FREE!!!

(There are MANY great ways to be a consultant - but if you would like to just be a "kit napper" and take advantage of this great deal, you can do that too! )

**10% of ALL of my sales will go to this FUNDRAISER that day!!! 

LOOKING Forward to seeing you there!!!!

May you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!! 

Blessings to you for  a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!

Krista Hershberger 
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dream Pop paper pack - GOING fast!!!

Today, I wanted to share some artwork from one of my FAVORITE consultant’s artwork, Ms. Aaron Brown J! 

I know I’ve shared her items before, and I know you’ll agree that her artwork is amazing
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First, let’s check out the LATEST UPDATE about the “famous” Dream Pop paper pack…the in-stock amount of this EXCLUSIVE paper pack is down to 24%  left in stock - and I believe it will be an even LOWER percentage once the chart is updated from all the weekend sales!!!!

You can receive this “Happy” Paper pack - with 24 sheets of paper for ONLY $10 when you purchase $35 in CTMH products!!!

To find out the 3 different ways to get the Dream Pop paper pack(available only in May and it’s ONLY $10) just go HERE!
Also,  you don’t want to miss your chance at
WINNING Close To My Heart products during the
month of May with my PERSONAL special of a
 Mystery Hostess CONTEST!!! 2013-5_OBA_screen shot_Mystery Hostess
Click HERE to learn all the details about my MYSTERY HOSTESS party!!! 

5_2013_SOM_ImageThe 2nd May special is
our  EXCLUSIVE “Pinwheel” stamp set!!! 
To JOIN in to receive BOTH May specials

- Purchase $40 of CTMH product
*add on the Dream Pop Paper pack for $10…(which will jump you to $50)
*then you are eligible for the $5 May stamp of the month stamp set!!

Click HERE to hop on over to my website to start shopping!!!

Now, take a look at Ms. Aaron Brown’s beautiful Artwork using the Dream Pop paper pack…and then feel free to hop on over to her Blog to see some more beautiful items!


I LOVE the beautiful mini album Aaron created…she used the chipboard shapes that are included in the Artiste Cricut collection!!  Having the Artiste Cricut cartridge by CTMH, makes creating this album so EASY! 2013 Apr 10_8185
CLICK HERE to learn more about the TWO cartridges Close To My Heart carries!!!  What makes them special???
  • EACH cartridge has 700 images!!
  • Many of the Cricut shapes have matching/coordinating stamp images that can be stamped DIRECTLY onto the Cricut cut image!! (it makes creating SO simple!!!)
  • there are no duplicate shapes!! (except the much needed square & circle are on EACH of the two cartridges J)

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LOVE how Aaron used the Washi tape on this card!!! Just a few pieces, here and there...

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She’s a GENIOUS…notice the confetti behind the vellum in this card…

Thanks for taking time to check out these creations!!!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, regarding the Mystery Hostess contest, or anything else you may have a question about!!!

Blessings to EACH of you!!!

Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
359 Warwick Road, Elverson, PA 19520
Phone/Text: 610-587-9116

Friday, May 24, 2013

CTMH helps with Oklahoma relief!!!

Close To My Heart is a wonderful company that has always
 reached out to others in time of need!  

This all comes from the founder of CTMH, Jeanette Lynton.  She is a caring, compassionate woman whose desire is to help those in need!  

Because of this, yesterday, CTMH announced a way that THEY are helping those that were affected by the tornado in Oklahoma...and we can JOIN in this effort too!!!

To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, 

A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will
donate 100% of the profits 
from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross. 

Thank YOU CTMH!!!

Take a look at this adorable stamp set!!!

If you are interested in this stamp set, or would like to add it to an order, you can click HERE.  At $2.95 it's a great deal AND a WONDERFUL way to help those in Oklahoma!!

Blessings to EACH of you for a wonderful weekend!!!

Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116