Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Stamp of the Month - This Moment

Welcome 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 January SOTM stamp set called “This Moment”.  

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!!
2015 - January SOTM - Image of Stamps - Edited
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

My card design came from our Wishes How-To Book.  This card's pattern is called "It's a Wrap"...and it is a slide out card.  

I used the NEW Heartstrings paper pack that works perfect with January's stamp set!! J 

Look at this BEAUTIFUL new paper pack!!  Those colors...those patterns...squeal! 

The arrow stamps in this set kept calling my name - so I decided to use them as part of my background. 

 By inking them in Whisper ink & stamping them on Whisper cardstock, it created a beautiful background. 

In creating the pull out part of this card...I wanted to add some texture to that piece inside.  The CTMH Scoring Board was the PERFECT answer!! 

I put my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white daisy cardstock on the Scoreboard, and scored all 4 sides in 1/4" inch from the edge to create the border.  

The Chevron border punch is one of my FAVORITE tools of CTMH's...and since we were already going with the arrow theme, I thought this may be the perfect addition! J

This is one of my favorite ways to use this punch...punch the chevron design into any designer paper of my choice...and then cut them apart into arrows to add as accents to my projects. 

Did you notice all the embellishment goodies on this one picture?  J 
   *White Shimmer Trim      *Pixie Extra Thick Twine    *Puffies

Here are the list of products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  J 

Jan 2015 SOTM card

9036                Wishes - It's a Wrap - pg. 12
S1501                This Moment
Z1906               Artbooking Cricut Collection
X7193B              Heartstrings paper pack
1385                  White Daisy Cardstock
Z2033               Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Z1998                Chevron Border Punch
Z1937                Scoring Board
Z3035               Pixie Extra Thick Twine
Z3024               White Shimmer Trim
Z3037               Puffies – Stuck on You
Z1807                Pink Glitter Gems
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape

Inks used:           Hollyhock, Whisper, Cranberry & Lagoon

Now head on over to  Maria Myers' 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 January SOTM
~ This Moment~
is only available until January 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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!  

Today, I'm so thankful as we celebrate the Birth of Baby Jesus! I am humbled by a Savior who has come to this earth, died on the cross and ROSE again to cover all of our sins!! 

Blessings to each of you as we head into the 2015 year!!

Krista J

Monday, December 22, 2014

December Specials - only 9 more days!!

Close to My Heart as blessed us in SO MANY ways this December!!!  From our 1st ever Cyber Sale, to giving us free Idea Books in our boxes!!! 

Read below to see the DECEMBER SPECIALS that will still be available for the next 9 days!!

Dec. Stamp of the Month ~ Cutie Pie

EACH MONTH, Close To My Heart has an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNTED price!!  

Take a look at this month's ADORABLE stamp set!

When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify to receive this stamp set for ONLY $5!!! – that’s over 70% off of retail price!!
you can purchase this stamp set at it’s full RETAIL PRICE of $17.95but ONLY during the month of December!

Purchase this stamp set at a home gathering, place an order on my website OR call me to order this EXCLUSIVE stamp set today!! 

Cutie Pie_ Dec2014 SOTM_card
***Did you see the NEW Heartstrings paper used on this card?  This is paper is now available from our NEW Seasonal Expressions mini-book!!  There are TWO new paper collections!!! J  

Deal of the Decade_fb logo$10 stamp sets during the month of

Yes…you read correctly!!!  $10 stamp sets during the month of December 2014!! 

When you purchase $50 in CTMH products from Dec 1-31…you will not ONLY be eligible for the ADORABLE cupcake stamp set “Cutie Pie” that you saw above for just $5….

But you will ALSO be able to purchase an UNLIMITED amount of C or D size stamp sets from our Annual Inspirations book for ONLY $10 each!!! 
You will be saving up to $7.95 PER stamp set!!! 

This SALE is PERFECT for all of your crafting friends!  Why not stock up on gifts for the upcoming 2015 year!! (Birthday, teachers, friends, cousins, grandchildren, etc)
Call me today & place your order, or consider getting a few friends together to place an order together.  WHEN your sales TOTAL reaches $150 in sales – you can become a “hostess” and EARN $25 or more worth of CTMH goodies!!!  

A Christmas Gift to you!  

Place an order from now until January 31st....and check the box(es) to receive our 2 FREE  Idea Books!!


There is no order minimum...but make SURE to place a check mark in the boxes or give me a call to place your order & I will add these free books to your order! 

Have a wonderful day today & blessing to you! 

Krista Hershberger J
Director, CTMH Independent Consultant
Call/Text: 610-587-9116

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Heartstrings Card

Joyful Stars Blog Hop Badge3_zpsa824a544Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

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

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 my friend & CTMH sister Crystal Davis’ blog you are right on track. 

Seasonl Expression 1_2014-12_Jonah_1932330_10205228381173156_9109760821922040743_nToday I want to share with you a card using NEW Products from our Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book!  If you haven’t seen this beautiful catalog, you’ll want to head over to check it out now by clicking HERE!!  J

This book will ONLY be available for 4 months!  This means you’ll want to make sure to view these goodies before they disappear on March 31, 2015.  J

I was excited to use the BEAUTIFUL new paper pack called Heartstrings.  This paper is perfect for the month of February, but can also be used for many other occasions too!! The rose paper is just beautiful, and the paper with words is so versatile! 

I used CTMH’s Make It From the Heart, volume 2 how-to book for a card sketch to get me started.  I am so thankful for these helpful books!!  

After deciding on Pattern #25, I turned the design 1/4 turn, and created this card!
Heartstrings Card_Love You
I was so excited to see the result of using the NEW Heart 5x7 dry embossing folder on the already designed paper!  I took my sanding block, and sanded just a touch…isn’t that a FUN look?  

Heartstrings Card_Love You_CU-dryembossing-sanding
I also decided to use one of my favorite new stamp sets in this mini-book “Happy to be Friends”. 
I see so many possibilities with this stamp set, and love the twigs & flowers that are included in this set!

I stamped the flower 3 times…in 3 different colors!  I used Cranberry, 2nd generation Hollyhock & Lagoon inks, and then did some fussy cutting & started layering the flowers on stop of each other.

The “Love You” was stamped in two inks…first I stamped it in Hollyhock, and stamped off to get the lighter color, and then “dipped” the stamp back into Cranberry ink to get the bottom of Love You in the red ink. 
Heartstrings Card_Love You_CU-wording
I used Whisper ink and sponged the edges of the white daisy cardstock, and added a bit of the white Shimmer Trim - another NEW goodie from this Seasonal Expression1 mini-book!  J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend  Betty Locco’s blog to check out what beautiful, 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 more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J