Friday, January 31, 2014

Wild About Love - Feb 2014 SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring February’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Wild About Love”.  

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If you have come here from Pamela Ellison’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
 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Wild About Love 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!!


 This stamp set is oh SO CUTE!!! J

I chose to use the stamp image with the single fox holding a flower.  My next step was to chose a card design…so I started to look for a design in the WISHES how-to-book…my go to book lately.

Here is the card I created!! 
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This card design I found on page 72 of Wishes…and is a part of a workshop collection. 

As I thought of February, and Valentine’s Day…that led me to create with one of our NEW papers….the Ivy Lane Paper pack!  I LOVE the beautiful designs in this kit!!
Did you notice the adorable “border” in the middle of the card???  Can you guess where that came from?? 

It is a ZIP STRIP from the top of one of the papers in this pack!!  I LOVE zip strips! J
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For the bracket shape that I placed the fox on, I used a stamp set from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking kit.  This shape is cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, and so I cut a Smokey Plum frame to mat this image on.
You will want to make sure to check out the rest of the contents in this kit!!  There are exclusive embellishments in this kit - gold shimmer adhesive backed tape INCLUDED!! 

One last NEW item I had to include on this card..PINK Glitter paper!! Yay!! 

I LOVE our collection of the 12x12 glitter sheets!!  They cut BEAUTIFULLY with our Cricut cartridges, which is how I created the accent heart on this card.

Here is a list of items used on this card…
S1402                Wild About Love
D1586               Ivy Lane Card Making stamp set
X7178B              Ivy Lane paper pack
Cardstocks:         Bamboo, Colonial White, Smokey Plum
9041                  Wishes how-to book
Z1686                Art Philosophy Circuit Cartridge
                             Hollyhock Heart – 1 ½”
                             Colo. White Heart – 1 ¼”
                             Glitter Heart – 1”
                             Smokey Plum frame – 2.9”
                            Bamboo frame – 2 ¾”
Z1922                Pink Glitter Paper
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
Z726                 Sponge Daubers
Inks used:           Smokey Plum, Hollyhock

Now head on over to  Vicki Price’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 February SOTM
~ Wild About Love~
is only available until February 28th! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp for ONLY $5!!!  

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

Picture My Life Scrapbooking - Simply Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to our 
Simply Inspired Close To My Heart 
Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting the NEW 2014 CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book!!!   We ALL look forward to this time of year…it’s like Christmas time all over again! LOL!!

I know you have already seen some beautiful Crafty Creations…and if you have come here from Melissa’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.

Its super simple to hop along with us - just click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one!

Here we go! J
The product I chose to share with you today is the NEWEST Scrapbooking Program at CTMH - Picture My Life!!
This program is AMAZING and makes putting your photos together in a snap!!  Take a look!!! 

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I created a 20 page album in a matter of 4 hours with these cards!! 

The Picture My Life collection includes
(44)-4”x6” Cards (2 ea. of 22 designs)
(78)-3”x4” cards (3 ea. of 26 designs)
(1)-12x12 Designed Cover Sheet
(10)-12x12 Memory Protectors (various designs)

All for ONLY $24.95!!!

Here is a sample page of the album I created using this new program.  These pictures are from our trip to see my in-laws this past summer in Florida.
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How QUICK & EASY to add pictures into these wonderful sleeves!!  I do want to add journaling to these pictures,... however I’d like to get my children to help with the journaling and get their perspective on this trip. (there were lots of memories created, even though we only had two days of the vacation with no rain! LOL!)

I LOVE the beautiful, CTMH Style, journaling cards that accompany these kits…122 TOTAL cards!!!

After I was finished creating this album…I still had journaling cards left!!!
Take a look!

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I LOVE the new My Creations Journaling Cards Box that CTMH created.  This box can hold standard size cards OR this box will hold an ENTIRE pack of Picture My Life journaling cards!! (an entire pack =122 cards…in the picture above  are the leftover cards)

With these leftover cards I plan to use them as gift tags, place on a card front, use them in my traditional scrapbooking and I used a few like this J
Attach a picture to them and create a quick, simple, beautiful frame! 

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I hope you enjoyed this brief peek at the FABULOUS NEW product, Picture My Life!!  Make sure to come back to my blog in the near future to see more details regarding these items!!! 

Now "Hop" on over to  Katy’s Blog  to see her AMAZING work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the Hop to get some great crafting ideas! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J

Monday, January 27, 2014

Crush Books AND Artbooking Cartridge!!

Come on in and check out the NEWEST 

"Artbooking Made Easy" video!

I LOVE how CTMH has paired up our FABULOUS My Crush Albums & our FAMOUS Artbooking Cricut collection!

What a BEAUTIFUL combination!!  
Enjoy the video!!

***Click HERE to check out My Crush albums

****CLICK HERE to view the 700 images included on the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge! 

Feel free to ask any questions you may have!  Chatting with each of you are the highlight of my day!  Blessings to each of you!!!

Krista Hershberger J

'**** An Extra JANUARY special …
as a big “THANK YOU” to each of you!! …


When you place a $35 or more order on my website during January 2014 

- I will send you a FREE New 2014 Idea Book to you! 

My way of saying "Thank You" for your January order & for your continued support of my CTMH business!

 (January SPECIALS - with your $35 order, you will be eligible for the EXCLUSIVE Cloud 9 card kit for $15 & the Jan Stamp of the Month for ONLY $5!!!) 

CLICK HERE to go directly to my website 24/7 and have your CTMH items shipped directly to your door step!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

YOUR INVITED to my Spring 2014 Open House!!

I’d LOVE to have you join me for my bi-annual Open House!!! 

Each time a NEW Idea Book is released at Close To My Heart, I set up my home for you to come touch and see these FABULOUS new products!!

The best part is…even if you live far away…you can join in with my AMAZING specials too!!
Read on for Details!

clip_image002Spring/Summer OPEN HOUSE!

You are INVITED to join me on

Thursday, Jan 30th from 6-9:30pm
Friday, Jan 31st from 12-5pm

Snow date…Tuesday, February 4th from 2-9pm
at my home in Elverson!!!

Idea Book-Springsummer 2014

Join me in celebrating the arrival of the NEW 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book!

What is included at my Open House Event???

Þ    NEW 2014 Spring/Summer product for you to touch and see
Þ    a BRAND NEW Idea Book for you to take home with you~ FREE!!!
Þ    Create a card using NEW products to take home a sample of the GORGEOUS new items!!
Þ    Door PRIZES to win (there will be lots of ways to earn tickets for these prizes!)
Þ    Your chance to check out my CASH & CARRY & find retired items you were looking for! J

Þ    yummy food for your taste buds to enjoy!
Þ    LATEST & GREATEST from Close To My Heart~ COME check it out! J

PLUS – a special BONUS for ALL those who place orders during this event…
(even if you can’t attend, these DEALS still apply!) 

Place your order (that day or until Feb 1st) and when 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 Purple Glitter Gems OR the NEW Flamingo Dots

Purchase $50*–your choice of the NEW Purple OR Teal Shimmer Tape J

Purchase $80*– your choice of ONE NEW 1” wide WASHI tape!!!
*subtotal amt, prior to shipping & tax

PLUS…with EVERY $50 order placedyou will be eligible for the “Wild About Love” Feb. Stamp of the Month stamp set for ONLY $5!!!Feb 2014-Wild About Love

Come early so you have time to complete your make n takes AND spend lots of time browsing my display NEW products & the new 2014 Spring Idea Book!  J

***** If you can’t join can STILL take ADVANTAGE of these fun savings!! 

Call me by Jan 25th and I will mail you a NEW Idea book so you can CALL me and place your order to earn these special gifts above too! J

***RSVP for this Open House by Monday, January 27th (even if you

can’t attend) and you will be entered in the door prize drawing for a

pack of our NEW embellishment~ Ivy Lane Assortment(retail $5.95)

and THIS just in!!!  Another FABULOUS FEBRUARY Special!!!

Embossing is Boss_free template with cardstock purchaseGet a free


folder of

your choice

with your



During the month of February,
you are eligible to receive your choice of a new embossing folder FREE (a savings of $8.95!) for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase.

Come see the 5 NEW 5x7 embossing folder that CTMH has to offer YOU!!

*Offer valid February 1–28, 2014. Paper Fundamentals, Colonial White, White Daisy, and kraft cardstock packs do not count toward the qualifying purchase. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price ($8.95) of the free item(s). Embossing folder size fits most standard embossing machine; sold separately.

Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day and

I LOOK forward to seeing you in a few weeks!!

Have a GREAT day!!

Krista Hershberger J