Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dec SOTM Blog Hop- Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie Blog Badge 500Welcome to our MONTHLY Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

If you have come here from
you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE December SOTM stamp set called “Cutie Pie”.  

Take a peek at FUN Cupcake stamp set!!!
2014-12 December SOTM-Cutie Pie

This blog hop is a great big circle, so if you can start here & work your way around this circle!  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have OVER 60 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! 

So, sit back & 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 this month.J
Cutie Pie_ Dec2014 SOTM_card
My card design came from our Make It From Your Heart #2 publication. 

I used the NEW Heartstrings paper pack that will be arriving at CTMH on December 1st!!  Wahoo!!! J 
Take a look at this GORGEOUS new paper pack!!

Cutie Pie_ Dec2014 SOTM_card_CU cupcake
These cupcake stamps needed some color, and this time I chose to color them in with our ShinHan alcohol markers.

First, I used my black pigment ink, and sprinkled clear embossing powder over top the ink & heat set it to have permanent lines prior to using my markers.

Cutie Pie_ Dec2014 SOTM_card_CU heartembossingfolderI wanted to use the NEW Heart embossing folder too!!  I can’t WAIT to use more of this embossing folder…the hearts are ADORABLE!

Would you like to guess where the arrow came from?

Well, since you asked Winking smile- the arrow is part of the Zip-Strip in this collection!!  I LOVE Zip strips, and in case you don’t know what they are….they are an extra goodie that CTMH includes with ALL their designer sheets of paper!! 

Zip-strips are a 1/2” strip at the top of all designer papers…there is a pretty design on one side, and a list of colors used in that particular paper collection on the other side!!  What a FABULOUS little extra you receive when you purchase CTMH paper packs! J

Here is a list of Products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  
Dec 2014 SOTM card
MIFYH #2 – pattern 28

9036                Make it From Your Heart #1 - pattern 24
S1412                Cutie Pie
D1631                Curlicue Frames (Artfully Sent Coll.)
X7193B              Heartstrings paper pack
Cardstocks:         White Daisy
Z3018               Heart Embossing Folder
Z3035               Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3037               Puffies – Stuck on You
Z1807                Pink Glitter Gems
Z2060               Thin 3D foam tape
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
ShinHan Markers: Tender Pink, Cherry Pink, Peacock Green, Warm Grey 4& 7, Colorless Blender
Inks used:           Hollyhock, Black, Whisper

Now head on over to  Jean McNulty's Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

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 December SOTM
~ Cutie Pie~
is only available until December 31st! J

2014-12 December SOTM-Cutie Pie
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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cyber Monday sale at CTMH~~~ Cricut Cartridges!!!


Take a PEEK at the announcement Close To My Heart just SENT our way!!

What a WONDERFUL surprise special!!  


Cyber Monday Only!!
 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room!

Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.
You will be able to take advantage of this special deal through ME personally OR through my website!  Go to www.kristah.ctmh & click the JOIN button next to DECEMBER Orders with Krista to take advantage of this GREAT special!!

 Orders placed must be submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. 


AND WAIT...this DEAL gets even BETTER!!!J

The December specials (shown below)  CAN BE included in this deal!!!!  Wahoo!!

******The December SOTM stamp set can be added for ONLY $5 ....

*****UNLIMITED amount of C & D size stamp sets for ONLY $10 ...

ALL these extra goodies are because you placed a $50+ order!!

Read below for ALL the AMAZING deals you can receive ON top of the amazing 20% off Cricut cartridge price!! 

***REMEMBER - place your order by midnight, Dec 1st!!***

Deal of the Decade
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps.

Deal of the Decade

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear stamps with us!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you are eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10.

That’s up to $7.95 of savings on a single stamp set—and there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted rate.
(This is the perfect time to get COORDINATING stamp sets that go with our Cricut cartridges - CLICK HERE to see these coordinating stamp sets!) 

Remember, a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing, your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

*Offer valid December 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (C-size stamp set: $13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD; D-size stamp set: $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD).

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December Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie
Add a little frosting to your order this month!

December 2014 Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie

It’s a sweet, sweet December deal:

Place an order totaling $50 or more and you’ll qualify to receive the December Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie, for just $5!

This set of sugary stamps will be perfect on your cards and layouts featuring your favorite sweet faces. It’s available only during December—so act fast!

Seasonal Expressions 1 Is Here!
Enjoy four months of fabulous product.

Seasonal Expressions idea book

It’s finally here, the idea book you’ve been waiting for!
 Full of unique ideas and bright, detailed photos, this themed seasonal book is sure to delight!

From now through March, you can order some of the most charming Valentine’s- and spring-inspired papers, stamps, and embellishments you’ve ever seen. The vivid colors and patterns will give your layouts and cards a fresh look and plenty of pizazz.

See the contents for yourself (starting Dec 1) in Seasonal Expressions 1!

I'm here to help YOU in anyway I can!!  Please contact me with any questions!

Blessings to EACH of you!!!

Krista Hershberger J
Director, CTMH Independent Consultant

Call/Text: 610-587-9116

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the time of year to remember the many things I am thankful for.  J That list could be huge, but God has been teaching me recently to be thankful for not only for the good things...but ALL things (good or bad) He has allowed in my life.  Wow - that's hard - but oh so true! It's during those "hard" times that I tend to experience growth, and I get to choose whether to draw closer to Him to carry me through, or to wallow in my own misery without Him. 

As I think about the MANY good things God has blessed me with...all of YOU come to mind!! J

I want to THANK YOU for your friendship....for following this blog, for your comments, for ordering workshops, for sharing a little bit of you with me!  I have gained so much as I've become a part of the crafting world, and that is the FRIENDSHIPS that have formed!!  I am forever grateful to each one of you & treasure our likeness with our joy of crafting!  J

May you & your family have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!!  

Krista Hershberger J

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chalk It UP and Artfully Sent

I enjoy being a vendor at many crops throughout the year & am so blessed to have made so many friends because of these FUN crops!  I always look forward to these days together!

A recent crop I was at, was near the Downingtown area, at East Brandywine Baptist Church…OH - what a FUN day we had together!! J

I always prepare a make n take item for them to create during the day…something they can create in about 15 minutes or so. 

It’s always fun to think of what NEW technique I can share with them at each event!!

For this year’s fall crop, I showcased our NEW Artfully Sent cartridge, liquid glass, metallic markers, Chalk It Up papers & more…

Take a peek!! J
chalk It UP_2pg kit_EB_make-n-take-artfully sent pml

The 4x3 Smile card, was cut directly from our Artfully Sent cartridge…so EASY!!

artfully sent_key 4_smile pml

The paper pack we used is a favorite of many - Chalk It Up!!
Did you notice the swirl strip at the bottom of the Smile card?  

chalk It UP_2pg kit_EB_CU-flowers-liquid glass

I LOVE these “extra” 1/2 inch strips that we call a “zip-strip”.  Zip strips can be used in so many ways!! I LOVE using these!

By adding liquid glass to a stamped image, it gives it more dimension & creates a life-like look!! 

I love to add liquid glass to the veins of the flower petals(see picture)…and then I also used “glass” to make some of the stars pop that are printed on the Chalk It Up paper design. 

Liquid Glass can be used as an embellishment, but it also makes a wonderful, strong glue as well!!

The other items we used to create this make n’ take were

**Metallic markers…we traced the word “Smile”

***Teal Shimmer Trim

***Gold Sequins

***Chalk It Up asst. (puffy heart)

***Gold Washi Tape

I will often create a 2 page workshop using the make n take item we created at the crop. 

For this set of pages, I used our Make It From Your Heart, vol. 2, pattern 14 to create the layout below. chalk It UP_2pg kit_EB_DSC_0997
This turned out to be a FUN, but quick layout!! 

If you are interested, I do have a few of these 2 page kits still available for purchase.

The items in this kit are all pre-stamped, and ready for you to put together! J 

chalk It UP_2pg kit_EB_cu left flower_DSC_0997
The 2 page kit is $10 plus shipping, or if you are local, you are welcome to pick it up.

To complete this layout, you would need…

1. adhesive (3D foam is always fun)

2. Optional - liquid glass if you’d like to add some more dimension to other parts of this layout. 

Everything else is included in the kit!!!
Also included are instructions on how to put these pages together. 

Here are a few more close up shots from the 2 page Chalk It Up kit.
chalk It UP_2pg kit_EB_real life-CU

Now - it’s time for YOU to head to your crafty area & create something crafty today!  
Thanks for stopping by! J

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J