Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - A Chocolate Affair

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring August’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “A Chocolate Affair”, a set of 16 stamps.

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Oh YUM!!!  What a FUN stamp set!  I can’t wait to see what my other fellow consultants have created with this stamp set. J

If you have come here from Priscilla’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 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!!
Here is the card I created with this set…
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I used the NEW Make It From Your Heart, volume 2 how-to book - pattern #28.  I’m SO EXCITED that we have a NEW how-to book!!

I LOVE how Close To My Heart’s cricut cartridges coordinate with MANY of our stamp sets!!!  How EASY - this makes it for us as we create!!! I used the Perfect Fit- Frames 2 stamp set to stamp my frame design…and I cut this gray shape at 2 1/2” using our Artiste Cricut cartridge. August SOTM_Laughing Lola_cupcake_card swap DSC_3002 - Copy
The wording (happy birthday) that I used on this card came from another BRAND NEW stamp set that is SURE to be a FAVORITE! J
This stamp set is called Holiday Tags…and you’ll want to make SURE to check out this new set!  I know it is one I will be using quite often!!! J
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Products used on this card
Laughing Lola paper pack
Black Cardstock
Perfect Fit- Frames 2
Holiday Tags stamp set
12x12 Black asst glitter paper
Washi tape
Baker's Twine
Base & Bling- Floral accents
Ink Colors: slate, whisper, sweet leaf, crystal blue, bamboo, gypsy

I hope you enjoyed my card and now head on over to my fellow  2013 Extravaganza teacher, friend and fellow consultant Dawn Heuft’s Blog  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 August SOTM is only available
until August 31st! J
Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set FOR FREE during the month of August!!!  You won’t want to miss out on this ADORABLE stamp set!!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J

Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 CTMH Convention - part 2

Yes, it is only 1 month later….and I am getting the part 2 blog posted! J Where DOES the time go???

I have some more pictures to share with you…but I am SO SAD!!  I just realized that somehow, my first day pictures got erased off of my camera card.

I have NEVER had this happen to me before…and I am devastated!  I know I had about 200 pictures from that first day, because we went to Downtown Disney, the beautiful grounds of Coronado Springs and so much more! 

So, needless to say, here are a few more pictures to help you capture what a CTMH Convention is all about! J
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A fun, extra part of Convention - is the giving of gifts.  Not that they have to be handmade, and not that gifts have to be given at all (I think I was lacking this year in creativity of gifts!) but I had to share with YOU a few of the gifts that I received at Convention…

These cards were made by Dawn Kennedy…one of my 4th downline!! Thank you so much for this ADORABLE card set!! 
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Here are two more gifts…the bucket of goodies is from my good friend & 3rd downline, Elizabeth Mindemann.  

The adorable book was created by Meredith Hainsworth, my 4th downline.
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Keep in mind I actually received more gifts…a Sticky Boy t-shirt, a Love, Live, Scrap t-shirt, and many more I didn’t mention!! 

Thank you SO much to each of you for being a part of my CTMH family!! 
I feel so blessed to know each and every one of you! J

Another HIGHLIGHT of Convention….
I found my FIRST STICKY Boy on my own!!! Here is what Sticky Boy looked like this year….
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Two years ago, one of my friends found a Sticky Boy for me…but I had never found one all by myself…

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Now I have the LARGEST Sticky Boy of the family…and he’s wearing a Sombrero!!  Yayy!!

So, are you wondering Who is Sticky Boy??  Sticky Boy is CTMH’s mascot that ONLY makes an appearance at Convention.  So it’s rare to see him, and extra special to find him “sticking” somewhere around the Convention hall! 

If you’d like to see what Sticky Boy is all about -
check out this video!! 
You will also find out how durable My Acrylix stamp sets really are!!!!

Close To My Heart Conventions are also a GREAT time of creating NEW friends…and renewing old ones!!!

Joyce Houck - my friend and fellow consultant who I signed up under.
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My NEW friend Goofy J
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Some of "my girls"…waiting for a General Session to begin…
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My friends Rachel and Rebecca!  I’ve been on a couple CTMH Incentive trips with them and it’s always great to see them at Convention!
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This year was EXTRA special for my 4th downline, Elizabeth Mindemann!!!  She was a DIRECTOR this year - meaning a lot of extra perks at Convention!!! 

Here we are with our Director sashes on..
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A few of our perks as Directors were…
prime seating each session - we were right up front!!!  We had special entrances and exits so we didn't have to come in with the crowd.  We received our NEW Idea Books right at our seats!!! 

As Directors & above we also had an exclusive dinner on Thursday night at Epcot.  Then we had a tour guide lead us to see the beautiful fireworks display…and THEN, we had a “just for consultants” ride on the “Soarin’” after the park closed!!!

We also receive a GIFT as Directors.  I REALLY love the gift this year…take a look!!
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I love the beautiful ceramic plates we were presented with at Convention. They were hand-made for us (thus the CTMH stamp on the back). and they are microwave & dishwasher safe. I can’t WAIT to use this at my 2013 Fall Open House….starting next Thursday night!

I hope you enjoyed this final recap of CTMH Convention 2013.  Unfortunately, I haven’t even shared HALF of what all takes place at our annual Convention...and it all happens in an amazing 3 days at the end of June each year! J  

If you’d like to join me in DISNEYLAND, California next year J, why not join my team and join in on the fun!!!  We’d love to have you!!

If you would like to learn more about the MANY ways you can join the CTMH company as a team member, jump on over to my blog page that will fill you in on all the details!!! 

CTMH is a wonderful family to be a part of and I’d LOVE to have you join my personal team!!!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL weekend!!!
Krista J
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THREE July 2013 Specials….+ RETIRING LIST
1. How about a 50% discount???  CHECK it out!!!
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Get this Canvas Workshop KIT for ONLY $19.95!!! 
While supplies last!!!

This kit is ADORABLE…AND there are enough items included in this kit to create 2 canvas’ if you choose!! 

Click on the picture below to check out what OTHER specials are taking place on the While Supplies Last section of my website! J

2. Stamp of the Month - ONLY available in JULY 2013!!!
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Available July 1-31, 2013

Get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set at reg price of $17.95
get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more.

CLICK HERE for more details!!!

3. Last month to purchase these EXCLUSIVE stamp sets!!!

Exclusive military stamp sets –ONLY available until July 31st!!!  Part of purchase price goes toward helping the military. 
CLICK HERE for details on these exclusive patriotic stamp sets!!

*****Retiring List!! *******

CLICK HERE to see the up-to-date retiring list!!!
Items are SELLING out FAST!!


CLICK HERE to read about some of my FAVORITE items that are going away!!!

Here are just TWO items…but there are many more!

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The ink pad bag….
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Check your wish list and make sure that none of the items you have listed are on your list!!! 


Friday, July 19, 2013

2013 Fall/Winter Open House

Come join me – whether in person OR online…
to my 2013 FALL/Winter Open House!!!

Thursday, August 1st... 6-9:30 pm 
Fri., August 2nd...12-5pm

at my home in Elverson, PA

2013 A-W Cover_AutumnWinterIB... and be one of the FIRST people to see the BRAND NEW
2013 Fall/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart!

*****You may drop in anytime at my house during the times listed above
OR call me to set up a time that works for you. *****

There will be….
 Door Prizes (there will be a lot of way to earn tickets!),
Make n Takes
Cash & Carry Items
Yummy refreshments and MORE!!! 

This will be a GREAT time to come see what is the LATEST and GREATEST with Close To My Heart!  You’ll want to make SURE to check out  CTMH’s hottest NEW Cricut cartridge Artbooking”!!!
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When you place an order that day, you will receive a special gift!!!!

When your order subtotal reaches…
 $30…….  you will receive your choice of one of our NEW M-size STAMP SETS for FREE!!
8 stamp sets to choose from - pg. 113 in new Idea Book!!
$50…….. you will receive your CHOICE of one of our NEW Mini-Medley Assortments for FREE!!
3 sets to choose from - pg. 119 !!!
$80…….  you will receive your choice of either our NEW Corner Rounder OR Make It From Your Heart, vol. 2  for FREE!   pgs. 133 & 141

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RSVP to me by July 29th, and even if you are not able to join me, you will be entered into the door prize drawing for one of our newest embellishment packs from the Fall/Winter Idea Book!!! 

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 you will receive a BRAND NEW Fall/Winter Idea Book to take home with you ~ for FREE!!!

***Even if you can’t join me in person at my Open House...
you can STILL take ADVANTAGE of these fun savings!! 

Call me by July 29th and I will mail you a NEW Idea book for $5 (to help cover shipping costs) AND I will send YOU an Idea Book PLUS a $5 coupon to use on your next CTMH order with me!J

When you call and place your order by Sat, Aug 3rd (even if you can’t attend) you will qualify for the Special Gifts listed above when your order reaches the $30 subtotal minimum!

What will you receive if you attend my 2013 Open House? J

*FREE 2013 Fall/Winter Idea Book   

*FREE make n take with NEW stamp sets!

* A GREAT opportunity to touch and see 95% of all the NEW products! J

*40-50% off select cash & carry items

*A special selection of NEW stamp sets for ½ off the retail price!

*A chance to WIN door prizes! (there is a GRAND PRIZE drawing, just for those who attend!)

*When you place an order at the 3 qualifying amounts, you get a NEW item for FREE!!!  MY gift of saying “thanks” for placing your order!

*Bring a friend, and choose a FREE gift from my basket

*Book a future gathering and receive a D size stamp set from my basket for FREE

*EVERYONE who RSVP’s will be entered into a drawing for a NEW embellishment pack (even if you can’t attend)

***EARN EXTRA Tickets for Door Prize Drawing…Cricut-Artbooking Beauty- mini album

Þ   when you sign up for Christmas Card Making Day on Sept.28

Þ      Pay a DEPOSIT for the March Annual Scrapbooking Retreat!!

Þ      JOIN one of my UPCOMING workshop classes!!! – make sure to check out my artwork showcasing these items!!

I look forward to having you join me for the FUN and excitement that will take place on August 1st & 2nd! J  See you SOON!!!

Here is a glimpse of what my 2013 Spring Open House was like…J

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Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day and
I LOOK forward to seeing you in a few weeks!! 

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Krista Hershberger J