Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ What a Hoot

to our monthly Stamp of the
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Today we will be featuring the August Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), which is called “What a Hoot”.

What a FUN, stamp set…and don’t be fooled, this set is NOT just for Halloween!! J
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If you have come here from my friend Gina Brandstetter’s Blog

and saw her beautiful creations, 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 65 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this What a Hoot 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!!

If you are familiar with Close To My Heart, you know that August 1st is a Special day…it’s the DEBUT of our NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book!! J

Along with a new Idea Book…means NEW PRODUCTS…WAHOO!!!

Take a peek at the fall card I created…
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I’m excited about the TWO new border punches we carry…so I used the Triangle border punch & backed it with a scrap of our brown & tan glitter paper.

Here is a close up shot…
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See the NEW embossing folder??  It’s a woodgrain design!!  I inked the top of the embossed design with Champagne ink, and then rubbed the edges of the front square in chocolate ink. 

In the new Idea Book (debuting Aug 1st) you will see that we have added another 4 designs to our 5x7 embossing folder collection!!  J

Here are the NEW Products
I used to create this card…
D1609 Seaside Greetings (Birthday Wishes)
X7186B Pathfinding paper
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z2012 Gold Sequins

Now head on over to Judy Burger’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!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the August SOTM
~ What a Hoot~
is only available until August 31st ! 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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Product Showcase - Simply Inspired Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 

Simply Inspired 
Close To My Heart
Blog Hop!


Come join us today, as we highlight the
 NEW Product from the newest Idea Book
here at Close To My Heart!!

If you have come here from Diana's Blog , (and her BEAUTIFUL creations) 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 we go! J
I wanted to create a card set using one of my FAVORITE, NEW paper packs….Seaside paper pack!

The colors of Sorbet, Hollyhock, Desert Sand, Glacier & Pear just spoke to me this month…J
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Today, I am showing you 4 of the 8 card designs I created…and I will share an up close picture of one card today. 

Card design #6 from this 16 card workshop…
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These card patterns came from the LOVELY Wishes How-To-Book, where it shows you how to create a 16 card workshop with only 3 sheets of paper!!

While I followed the “rule” of using 3 pieces of paper (+ card bases) to create these cards as per the book…I did add a strip of lagoon cardstock, punched with our new border punch to each card!

I ALSO was trying to showcase MANY of our new products!! 
Do you see all the NEW products??? J

New ink color - Glacier
Seaside Paper
Gold Sequins
Chevron Border Punch
Gold Shimmer Trim
Pretty Petals stamp set
Shinhan marker - Peacock Green

Take a peek at a close up of this card. 
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Very simple, but beautiful. 

My favorite thing about this Pretty Petals stamp set…it’s CRICUT Compatible!!  So, all of the flower shapes were cut with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, & after they were cut…I just needed to stamp the flower image on top of the blank piece!!

If you’d like to see the rest of this card set,  come back and join me here at my blog to learn more about how EASY it is to create a simple workshop like this one!!
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Products used for card
C1599 Pretty Petals
S1411 It’s the Little Things (Nov 2014 SOTM)
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle
X7192B Seaside paper
Lagoon & Kraft Cardstock
Z2461 Peacock Green Shinhan Marker
Z2012 Gold Sequins
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Inks used: Hollyhock, Sorbet, Pear, Lagoon, Glacier & Desert Sand

2014 fall winter annual inspirationsI hope you were inspired & are ready to create a project of your own!!
Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant (or click HERE if you need a CTMH consultant.) for a current copy of the NEWEST (& greatest) Idea Book!!

Now "Hop" on over to  Blythe’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 & feel free to become a follower of my blog & join me often to see MORE creations using CTMH’s beautiful product!!

Blessings to you for a wonderful day!!!

Krista J

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fall Open House…& July specials!

Corn stalk_pumpkin_autumnI'm so EXCITED!! J

It's time for my ANNUAL 

Fall Open House...

...the time where YOU 

get to join me (online or in person)&

see the AMAZING new items

from Close To My Heart!! 

Wahoo!! J

Take a peek at the DETAILS below...and remember, even if you can't make it to my actual Open House here in PA - you can STILL take advantage of these amazing deals!!


Here are the AMAZING deals that ONLY take place at my OPEN HOUSE each year!! J

*******I hope you can JOIN me at my Open House Celebration!!!J******** 

Would you like to see a bit more of what an Open House at my home looks like?

  CLICK HERE for a peek at my past Spring Open House...

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COMING in August 2014 by
 Close To My Heart
-          “Artfully Sent” Cricut Cartridge
-          9 BRAND NEW (gorgeous) paper packs

-          NEW packs of Fundamentals Cardstock!
-         Additional “CRUSH” books & accessories
-          LOTS of embellishments (washi tape, shimmer trim, charms, sequins, enamels, etc!)-          Stamp sets (8 new mini size plus LOTS of new Christmas, fall, all -occasion, etc!)
-          CTMH tools (scoring tool, border punches, washi holder, etc)-          and SO MUCH mo

Don’t forget about the JULY Specials...
There are ONLY 3 days left in July!! 
Don’t miss out on these AMAZING deals!!!!

1. July Stamp of the Month…CLICK HERE to see complete details!

2. Order these items below at THESE prices BEFORE the increase takes place on Aug 1st.

3. With EVERY $50 order (subtotal sales) placed with me in July 2014, YOU will receive a FREE Complements
 of your choice! 
Place your order by going HERE
and then please email me when your $50 order is completed so I can get your choice sent to you!

4. Close To My Heart RETIRING items~ while supplies last or ENDING July 1st!

CLICK HERE…. to see the items that are still
available on this soon-to-be gone list. 

Please contact me with any questions you may have, or if there is any way I can help you!!
Blessings to you for a BEAUTIFUL day!!
Krista J