Saturday, May 31, 2014

June Exclusive Stamp set - Kaboom!!

June Blog Hop 500

to our monthly Stamp of the
Month (SOTM)


Today we will be featuring the June Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), which is alled “Kaboom”.

Check out this FUN, celebratory stamp set!! J

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If you have come here from Jen Patrick’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 Kaboom! 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… 

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This stamp set just spoke to me.  It said ”create me into a background”. So, I did just that…I created my own background using the FUN stamps from this KABOOM stamp set!! 
 I used the ink colors of cranberry, indian corn blue, whisper & outdoor denim.

As I was creating, I had a BRAINSTORM!!!  That hasn’t happened in a while, SO I was REALLY excited!! 

Did you notice the “stars” on this card???  Well, I was able to create them with Shimmer Trim!!  Yay!!!  I folded “pleats” with my adhesive backed ribbon…and made 5 pleats - which equaled 5 points of my stars!

I added some of our Red Base & Bling to the tops of these stars, to add some glitz & sparkle.
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Did you notice the “stripes”…dry embossed lines on the bottom of the card?  This is a favorite technique of mine and it was fun to create this once again!! 

I LOVE that all of Close To My Heart paper is white-cored!!  This allows you to have so many options!!  J

Now head on over to WANDA RILEY'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 June SOTM
~ Kaboom!~
is only available until June 30th! J
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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, May 27, 2014

Free To Be Me - NSM 2014 - only 5 more days!

****Have you received at least one pack of this BEAUTIFUL, “Free To Be Me” paper pack during the month of May?******
(you are eligible to receive 1 pack per every $50 in CTMH items! J)

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Only 5 more days
to receive your OWN EXCLUSIVE May paper pack “Free To Be Me”

I created this card below using BOTH May specials!!
(ONLY $10 with a $50 order - retail value of $29.90!) 

This was quite an easy card to create…and what made it even easier… the card pattern comes from a how-to-book, Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 - pattern 23.

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I wanted to use my Spray Pen to fill in the background, so I filled up my pen with 6 lines of Bamboo re-inker & 5 lines of water.  I screwed the spritzer on the tube…and then had some FUN!!

I sprayed my card base, prior to attaching any pieces, and love the extra texture this spray design gives to this card. 

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Did you notice the pattern on the cardstock that mats the wording? Both solid cardstocks have a different pattern on them. The cardstock included in this paper pack is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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To get the edged looked around my wording, I just “swiped” the cardstock in my Bamboo ink.  A fast & easy way to add some color to my edges!! 

To complete this card, I added some embellishments to add that extra sparkle & shine!!  

Don’t miss out on these 2 wonderful May specials!!!

You can order directly from my website HERE J
OR - feel free to call or email me directly if that’s easier for you!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Blessings to EACH of you!!!
Krista Hershberger J
Director, CTMH Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116
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Friday, May 16, 2014

ALL paper packs ARE retiring July 31, 2014!

palm tree and sunHere we are in the middle of May…and while July may seem far away, it’s only 2 months away! 
For myself, I like to plan ahead, and create a list of how much I can get each month of products that I like & know I will use. J  That way I can keep to my budget & still get the products I love!

****I wanted to make sure to spread the word so YOU could plan your upcoming month’s too!****

 ALL of CTMH’s current paper packs are retiring July 31st, OR while supplies last!! 

Let’s take a look at the paper packs that are retiring in July.  

Here are the 1st set of 7 paper packs that were released on Feb 1st of this year. 
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AND…we also have 4 paper packs that moved forward from the last Idea Book that are retiring too!!

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That’s a TOTAL of 11 paper packs that will be retiring!! 

While it is “sad” in a small way…I’m REALLY excited about the new paper coming our way! J  (stay tuned to a upcoming blog post for a sneak peek at 1 of those papers!)

On August 1st, when the NEW Fall/Winter 2014 Idea Book becomes live - we at CTMH will be showcasing ALL brand new paper packs!!  Woot - woot!!

******In knowing this information, you’ll want to make SURE to add these retiring items above to your crafting supplies BEFORE they disappear & are gone for good!

All of these items  above( including the Complements & coordinating accessories …CLICK HERE to see the Complements) are on a while supplies last listand if you have been with CTMH and their retiring products in the past, you know that often there are some paper collections that seem to go away prior to the last month of July. 

May is a GREAT month to start getting these retiring items…

During the month of May, when you spend $50 in CTMH products - you are eligible to receive TWO different items for ONLY $5 each!!

I know I am ALWAYS looking for some GREAT deals, & I’m so excited to share these deals with YOU too!!
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You can order directly from my website HERE
OR - feel free to call or email me directly if that’s easier for you!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Blessings to EACH of you!!!
Krista Hershberger J
Director, CTMH Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116

Friday, May 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Skylark Mountain card

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!

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 Joyce Houck’s blog you are right on track. 

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I wanted to share a card I created using the BEAUTIFUL paper pack Skylark.  
I used very little of the actual Skylark designer paper, but rather pulled in coordinating cardstock colors to complete this card!  J The colors I used on this card are “my” colors.  Greens, tans & neutrals can be used in SO MANY ways!!! 

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I pulled out my HANDY- DANDY how-to book…Make it From Your Heart vol 2, and decided to use pattern #20 for my card design. 

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I stamped the background of my card using the beautiful fern stamp that comes in this stamp set. 

Next,  I stamped the mountain image directly on top of the B&T (background & texture) paper!

Take a look at the two stamp sets I used to create this card. 
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Did you notice how I changed the wording on the tag?

Take a closer look at the tag in the stamp set above…
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To change the wording on this ticket - Post-it Notes came in VERY handy! 

I covered up the original ticket words “True To Life” with a post it note….inked up the stamp…took OFF the post it note, then stamped the ticket (without the wording) on my kraft ticket shape. 

NEXT, I inked up the “Well Wishes” wording from the New Zealand Greetings stamp set, and stamped the words on the ticket!

Ta-da!! NEW wording on my ticket shape!!

To re-create a similar card, here are the products I used in my creating…

New Zealand Mt. 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card
MIFYH vol. 2 ~ Pattern #20

D1601               New Zealand Greetings
C1575               True To Life
X7177B             Skylark paper pack
1388                  Colonial White cardstock
Z1686                Art philosophy Collection
Z1921                Metallic Baker’s Twine
Z1928                Durable Triangle Studs
Z1929                Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
Z1851                 Scallop Border Punch

Inks used:          Champagne, Cocoa

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

Now it’s time to Hop on over to  Betty Locco’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