Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Stamp of the Month – Blog Hop…Choose Happy

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 March SOTM stamp set called “Choose Happy”.  

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

This month we have OVER 50 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!!
The woodgrain frame is what caught my eye in this stamp set.  I thought ....why not use that "you're special" wording to create a baby card! J

Baby Card using 2 CTMH Cricut Cartridges! 

I chose to use a card base from our Artfully Sent Cricut collection.  I liked the wording at the bottom of the card, but knew I didn't need the scroll.  

So - I tried my hand at Design Space and took away the scrolls for this card design. Now...the scrolls were gone & I created my card design using our Wishes card how-to-book pattern called "Gallery".   

I used our Chalk It Up paper Collection for the background, and cut the ADORABLE giraffe from our Artbooking Cricut cartridge. He is cut from flaxen & sorbet cardstock colors.  

Did you notice the lagoon colored strip of paper?  I used our BEAUTIFUL paper fundamentals...this picture shows the glossy design that is pre-printed on this cardstock. 


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

March 2015 SOTM card
S1502              Choose Happy
X7184B            Chalk It Up paper
Z1375              Kraft Paper
Z2032             Adventure Paper Fundamentals
Z3017             Artfully Sent Cartridge
Z1906             Artbooking Cartridge
Z1830             Brown & Tan Glitter Paper
Z3011             Scaredy Cat Assortment
Z1754            Black & Grey Sparkles
Z1918             Teal Shimmer Trim
Z3036            Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Inks used:       Flaxen & Black

Now head on over to  Paige Dolecki’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 March SOTM
~ Choose Happy~
is only available until March 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

Friday, February 27, 2015

Get the NEW CTMH Shoulder Tote FREE!!!

We’ve often heard…if the deal seems too good too be true – it is. WELL, that’s NOT the case with what I’m about to share with YOU….!!  

Check out this AMAZING TRUE special from Close To My Heart! J 
Thinking about joining our CTMH family???  March 1st is the time to JOIN US!!! 
CLICK HERE to take advantage of this AMAZING deal only available in March 2015!!

2015-3 recruiting special 

So – what’s it all about???  Read on for these AMAZING details….

Choose one of these two kits below and Pay ONLY $99 (for over $370 of PRODUCT!!!  Wahoo!!!)

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Scrapbooking Kit - $99

PLUS receive the NEW, Lagoon, Chevron Shoulder Tote for FREE!!! (while supplies last)
 Organizing Shoulder Bag
AND….there’s MORE!!!!

When you sell $300 of CTMH product in your first 40 days as a consultant – you will receive the NEW, durable, chevron designed Rolling Tote for FREE ~ a $149.95 valued item!!!
Rolling Tote
What do you receive when you submit a $300 party as a consultant with CTMH? 
1. a 22% discount –(that’s $66)
2. Hostess rewards of $40 of FREE product PLUS a 1/2 price item
3. $5 of SPC product (this select product credit can accrue for an entire year!)
4. BEAUTIFUL, quality products for all of your crafting needs! J
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PLUS (yes one more goodie) 
when you as a new consultant, sell $1200 in your first 90 days as a consultant….you will get back your $99 kit cost in your commission check from CTMH!!!!

Oh my!!  While this deal may seem too good to be true – that’s  NOT the case here!!  

What are you waiting for? We’d LOVE to have you join our CTMH family!!! 
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CLICK HERE (starting March 1st) to join our family today…and if you would like to learn more information click here OR contact me here.

Blessings to you!
Krista Hershberger J

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simply Inspired Blog Hop – Hostess Stamp sets

blog badge 1795668_10201482122558500_673901691_nWelcome to our
 Simply Inspired
Close To My Heart
Blog Hop!

Today we will be sharing with you, creations featuring our HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE stamp sets – only available when you have $150 or more in sales!!  This could apply to a book party hostess, an online party, a home gathering – or even a larger order placed by you. 

These stamp sets are not only EXCLUSIVE – to you as a hostess…but they are REDUCED in price too!!  

 If you have come here from Brenda’s Blog, 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 by clicking HERE

  Here we go!J
Today I chose to share I card I created with the EXCLUSIVE Hostess Stamp set
Sing Glory”…
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A Christmas Stamp set you say???  YES J–a Christmas Stamp set!!!

I know there are many of you that are already thinking about Christmas of 2015…and even if you aren't thinking about it..... I don’t want YOU to miss out on this BEAUTIFUL stamp set!!!

This was my FAVORITE Christmas stamp set that Close To My Heart created in the NEW Annual Inspirations book…but it’s ONLY available to YOU as a Hostess!! 

And…another added bonus…– this stamp set is ONLY $8 (value of $13.95) when you qualify as a hostess and have $150 or more in SALES!!!

What does being a Hostess at  Close To My Heart mean???
1. Have an online party of $150 sales or more
2. Have a BOOK PARTY of $150 sales or more
3. Order $150+ in products  by yourself & be your OWN Hostess J

Ok…so let’s take a peek at the card I created using this beautiful Stamp set.
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I was inspired by a card I recently received from a swap I was in…the card pattern was called a “wiper card”.  Take a peek at the interactive part of this card!
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Yes – a “wiper” pops out of the top of the card, to give this card a little “pop”! I cut the square bracket from our Art Philosophy cartridge (cut at 1 1/2” & 1 3/4”) 
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This wiper card was quite easy to create…I found the instructions at 

I haven’t created much with our twill ribbon yet, and was excited when I thought to pair it with the white shimmer trim!! 
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If you know our shimmer trim, you’ll know that it’s 3/8” wide…so I cut it in half prior to applying to the middle of the twill ribbon.   

Here is a list of products, in case you’d like to create a similar card. 

 Products Used…
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack
Z2448 ShinHan markerCarmine (to color sparkles)
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2068 White embossing powder
Z1987 Cranberry Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1861 Ruby mini-medley
Z3024 White Shimmer trim
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Inks: Black, whisper & Versamark

This Hostess Exclusive stamp set ~ “SING GLORY” ~ will be available until July 31, 2015…so contact your own consultant to get this great stamp set today …Happy Crafting! J  
Now, “hop” on over to our blog leader & fabulous Creator Dana Kessler’s Blog  to see her amazing work!  Be sure to visit ALL the CONSULTANTS on this hop & feel free to leave your comments too!  

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Struck interactive card

Can you believe it???  Only a few days until Valentine’s Day!  

I wanted to share with you another creation that I received from a fellow consultant.  I mentioned in a previous post that I was in a swap(CLICK HERE) and I wanted to share another beautiful piece of artwork that I received from this. 

 Evon Fuerst is the creator of this amazing piece…come on in as we take a look at what she created – just in time for Valentine’s Day! J
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This is the front of this Valentine’s booklet… take notice of the Love Struck sentiment….it is a band that is holding this beautiful creation together!!

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 Take a look at this inside picture…opened up! 
Look at the details she included…
Heartstrings_card swap_evon fuerst_love fold out card_folded inside DSC_1677The sparkles…….Sparkle Flourishes…..Stamping……Ribbon

She used the NEW stamp set – Forever In My Heart to add some beautiful stamped artwork. 

While this booklet is already fabulous in itself…there’s MORE!! 

Look at this next set of pictures to see how she opened these flaps to have room for MORE pictures, journaling, or whatever you’d like to add!
Heartstrings_card swap_evon fuerst_love fold out card_inside_DSC_1677What an ADORABLE gift to give your precious loved one, at Valentine’s Day!!  I love the pocket (tied shut with ribbon) on the right side of the picture.  Perfect to store and hide something special, for your special someone. 

I hope this has inspired you…and given you some crafty ideas, even if it’s not for Valentine’s Day this year!

Feel free to head on over to my website to place your FEBRUARY order, and PLEASE contact me if you have any questions!  J

Blessings to you for a beautiful day!
Krista Hershberger J
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