Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May SOTM Blog Hop - You’ve Got a Friend

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Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring the May Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “You’ve Got A Friend”.

Take a peek!! J

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If you have come here from Jen Rubio’s Blog  
you are on the right track! J

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 You’ve Got a Friend 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!!


When I start to create - I ALWAYS go to one of CTMH’s FABULOUS how to books!!
In this case I pulled out the Make It From Your Heart, vol 1 and decided to use card pattern 26.

After deciding what kind of card design to create, I knew  I wanted to make a rustic card…so out came our current paper pack called, Timberline

Here is the card I created… 

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I choose to stamp the background with our wire background stamp - from Distressed Backgrounds- to pull the rustic feel through the entire card.

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I tend to use the NEW embossing folders from CTMH in a lot of my creations…but I just LOVE the effect they can bring to any creations!

You can emboss almost ANYTHING to create a new pattern!  In this case I even embossed the rustic, barn board background paper with dots, and then pulled some Whisper ink over top of the dots to make them “pop”

By adding some hemp Baker’s twine & triangle durables as accents, it pulls the entire card together. J

Now head on over to Jen Patrick’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 May SOTM
~ You’ve Got a Friend~
is only available until May 31st! J
It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two more days left to get $400 in CTMH products for ONLY $99!!

Only 2 more days to join my team & get a Free CTMH Cricut cartridge with your $99 sign up cost!!!

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Take advantage of getting over $400 in CTMH products for ONLY $99!! It's a deal you want to take advantage of!! J 

Skylark paper f093a0ab-eed5-47c3-83f9-01d6cf3a4f7dWhen new team members join my team, I am here to answer any questions they have, give them information to learn more about CTMH and I also like to create them something special using a current paper pack from CTMH. 

 Skylark is a BEAUTIFUL paper pack  AND it is the paper collection that is included in this FABULOUS Consultant kit!! 

Here is a sneak peek of a handcrafted item that I am giving to my new team members that join in April 2014!
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X7177B Skylark Paper pack
X7177C Skylark Complements
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
Z1921 Metallic Baker's Twine
Z1955 Dreamer Charms
Z1930 Woodgrain Washi tape

What is all included in the “original” $99 consultant kit? 
(this is a DEAL in itself PLUS you get a CTMH Cricut bundle for this $99 too!)
  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1012)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

WOW - WOW- WOW!!! 
All of this for ONLY $99! J

If you have questions about how you could be a consultant, please CLICK HERE to read the FAQ's about becoming a part of my CTMH family or contact me directly!

There is no risk to give it a try!  Earn extra money, get a discount on BEAUTIFUL creating projects, or maybe earn AMAZING trips through this company...whatever you reason - YOU are WELCOME here!! J In 6 months, if you decide being a consultant isn't for don't have to return anything ...everything is yours to keep - Cricut cartridge & all!!!

I'd LOVE to have you be apart of my "Create 4 Him" family!!

Blessings to each of you & stay TUNED for more Skylark projects coming your way!

Krista J

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Togetherness keys

Would you like some more tips on how to roll those BEAUTIFUL 3D flowers cut by Close To My Heart's amazing Cricut cartridges?

That is just one item you will learn about in this week's episode of Artbooking Made Easy!!

This episode looks at pages 60 & 61, keys D & F.  
Take a close up view of the WONDERFUL images on these 2 pages! 

Have you heard about the AMAZING special that's taking place at Close To My Heart during April 2014??? 

 There are only 9 more days to take advantage of getting your own FREE Cricut cartridge as an EXTRA BONUS when you join my CTMH team!!!  

Enjoy the video & then make sure to scroll down for the details on how YOU can receive a CTMH CRICUT Cartridge of YOUR CHOICE for FREE!!!

Check out this AMAZING deal!!!
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Join my crafting family/team, during April 2014
and pay ONLY $99 and you will receive over $400 of beautiful, quality Close To My Heart products!J  

This includes a FREE Cricut Collection of YOUR CHOICE


This is your PERFECT Opportunitiy to GIVE CTMH a try!!!  You have nothing to loose! :) 

CLICK HERE for ALL the details!

I'm here to answer ANY questions you may have about how YOU can be a CTMH Consultant! 

Or, if you know you have been waiting for the PERFECT opportunity like this, CLICK HERE to join my team & start your CTMH adventure!! 

Blessings to EACH of you for a BEAUTIFUL day!

Krista J

Monday, April 14, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy- Picture My Life & Artbooking Cricut

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Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from Close To My Heart's Artbooking cartridge!

Check it out this FUN video below…and receive some charming Mother's Day gift ideas too!

Make sure to check out for more details on items created in this video!! 

Would you like to receive the
Artbooking Cricut cartridge
for FREE?J

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Don’t miss out on the AMAZING deal this month when you sign up for the AMAZING NEW Consultant kit!!!

Purchase the $99 consultant kit..and receive A FREE Cricut Cartridge of your choice during April 2014!!

A value of over $400 in AMAZING CTMH Products! J
 2014-4 Cricut Collection for free

CLICK HERE to learn more about joining my team

CLICK HERE to join my team today!  You will receive the  beautiful Skylark consultant kit & a FREE Cricut cartridge of your choice!!!

CTMH is very near & dear to my heart, and I am so blessed for the many friends I have found in this CTMH family!  I’d love to have you join my team and I look forward to hearing from you!

Whatever your reason for signing up, there is no risk and nothing to loose…so why not give it a try! 
I will be here to help you, and share with you all that I can!  I’d love to help you when you join my team and take advantage of this AMAZING April special!!
Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!

Krista J

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop-Lollydoodle flower packet holder

Welcome to our monthly
Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

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We're excited to share our creativity with you using our favorite Close To My Heart products!

For our theme this month, we could choose Easter or Spring themed! J

When I thought of “spring”…I thought of a certain paper pack that CTMH carries that radiates spring!

Come on in and  see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!! 

If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Lori Meadow’s blog you are right on track. 

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With spring quickly approaching, I created this adorable seed packet holder. 

I saw this idea from a fellow consultant, and knew this would be the PERFECT “thank you” gift for my ladies that were my food leaders at my annual scrapbooking retreat!

I LOVE the NEW Lollydoodle paper pack!  It has such vibrant colors and  makes you want to smile!  It’s my “happy paper”! J

It was quite easy to create…by using 2 of CTMH’s Cricut cartridges!!  What did I ever do before we had our Cricut cartridges?? They make creating SO quick & easy!!

I used the Artiste cartridge for the pear colored circle at the top (1 3/4” circle, Key C>Accent 2>shift)  for the ribbon to hold on to…and the Art Philosophy cartridge for the other images.

If you’d like to re-create one of these flower packet holders on your own, here are the measurements of the Cricut cut pieces…

Flowers - Art Philosophy- (pg. 50, flower 8 key)
Cotton Candy flower-2 1/2”
Sorbet flower-2”
Crystal Blue flower- 1 1/2”

Leaves- Art Philosophy (pg. 59, petal 2 key)
Pear leaves - 1” & 3/4”

Door Knob holder- Art Philosophy (pg. 25, 5 key)
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Here’s a close up of the flowers…
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I had SO MUCH FUN using our new embossing folders.  Our 5x7 folders do a PERFECT job to add “extra” to any creation! 

Did you know, that CTMH’s embossing folders can emboss a 4”x12” piece of paper??? 

Here are the 5 designed folders that we currently carry!
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In this case I used the CHEVRON embossing folder to create veins in the leaves, and the DOT embossing folder to add some texture to the flowers. 

We (my daughter & I) sponged the edges of all flower & leaf pieces with Whisper ink.  Then we started to layer the flowers on top of each other - putting a square of 3d foam tape in between each flower layer!
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I finished this flower seed holder with a zip strip from this Lollydoodle paper.  I just added some Tombow tape, and glued it to the box.

I LOVE the zip strip & how it’s a little “extra” that CTMH includes to each of their designer paper collections.   I use these zip strips ALL the time!  Make sure you don’t throw them away! 

Have a wonderful week…and I hope this has inspired you in some way!!

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Stephanie Brown’s blog to check out her crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing artwork using some NEW, upcoming products from CTMH!!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J