Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sangria Workshop on the Go Kit by CTMH

Tonight is the night of my monthly Workshop class!! Yay!!J   I always look forward to this night of creating and fellowshipping together.

Sangria WOTG kit contentsThis month, we will be creating the Sangria Workshop on the Go layouts.  Each month, we use CTMH’s workshop guide to create the first 2 sets of layouts, and then I create a 3rd layout for my ladies. 

If you have never purchased a CTMH Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kit…you are really missing out on exclusive items & some FABULOUS savings!!

Did you know you will SAVE $$$ when purchasing these items as a kit??  I know I always LOVE when I get a bargain! J

Take a look at what is INCLUDED in the Sangria WOTG kit
Sangria_workshop contents
Isn’t this a GREAT deal?!?! J
A savings of $14!!!!!

Make sure to ALWAYS check out the WOTG kit contents, as you look to purchase a paper collection from CTMH.  You may realize you were planning to order some of those extra goodies – that are ALREADY included in these fabulous WOTG kits!!

So…let’s take a look at the first layout we’ll be creating this evening…
(this was designed by the CTMH art team)
Sangria workshop_layout 1_DSC_0469
The first layout always includes some Cricut cuts…
But GUESS what???

Close To My Heart ALWAYS includes a non-Cricut version too in case you’d rather create that one!!
Sangria_non-cricut_workshop layout 1

Let’s take a close up look of this 1st page…do you see this cluster of embellishments? 
Sangria workshop_layout 1_cu_DSC_0472
Notice the flowers…..some our Cricut cuts, some are stamped images & others are the BEAUTIFUL molded, resin shaped flowers.

The poppy twine is ALSO included in the WOTG kit, and we just twisted it before adding it as an accent on this 1st layout.

Here’s the 2nd layout.
Sangria workshop-layout 2_DSC_0473
The directions for the first set of pages is included in the WOTG kit.  The 2nd set of directions for this layout can be found at my website.  This design was taken from our how-to-book (MIFYH, vol2 , pattern #2)

I ADORE the stamping on this one!!

Now…for the 3rd layout that I create with all the “extra” , leftover pieces we have some general “guidelines” we like to follow.
the #1 guideline – is QUICK & EASY!!! 

Our goal is to create a 3rd set of pages that is beautiful, but does not include any of these items…
  • stamping
  • inking
  • Cricut cuts
However we DO choose to use the coordinating Complements on this 3rd layout. 

Here is a picture of the 3rd layout I created…
Sangria_ 3rd laout_Workshop class_DSC_0475
I chose the layout design from our Make It From Your Heart how-to-book, vol 2, pattern #15. 

I also wanted to show you some close up photos of the BEAUTIFUL complement pieces!!
Sangria_3rd layout_CU cluster_DSC_0478              Sangria_3rd layout_CU filmstrip cluster_DSC_0476
I used ALL 3 different types of embellishments that are included in this collection!!!

I know CTMH does a GREAT job of showcasing our products online, but with the Complements….they chose not to show each & every item that is included. 

SO, I took a picture of what the ENTIRE pack of Sangria Complements looks like!!
Sangria_complements_full pack_DSC_0466
You will receive…(2) 6x6 sheets of stickers, kraft die-cuts AND vellum die-cuts too!! All for the FABULOUS price of ONLY $5.95!!!

We’d LOVE to have you JOIN US at our NEXT Workshop Class!!  We will be creating with the White Pines WOTG kit…please find all the details by CLICKING HERE!!

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

We WELCOME YOU....at Close To My Heart!

Let’s take a moment & Check out October’s Special!!!

This adorable bag(shown in the picture) was our CONVENTION bag this past year…and it is keeper for SURE!!  Only those of us that attended the CTMH 2015 Convention received this bag….it is NOT available for purchase.  It’s a GREAT size….14 x 13 x 3 and fits crafty projects perfectly. J

Yes – this EXCLUSIVE, ADORABLE bag can be YOURS as an EXTRA, FREE item when you become a part of my CTMH team this month. J Wahoo!!!! 

The fall is the perfect season to join J….just in time for the holidays as everyone (ourselves included) are thinking about gifts to give others!

So YES – you DO get the adorable bag for FREE when you join my “Create 4 Him” CTMH Family  in October….BUT first, let’s check out the BEAUTIFUL NEW, revamped Consultant kit that you will receive as well!!


Do you see the GORGEOUS, NEW, PRETTY box this consultant kit now arrives in???

Our Close To My Heart consultant kits have had a MAKE OVER….and they are BEAUTIFUL!!! 

I have a Consultant kit in hand right now J….so  on a side note….if you’d like to SEE this in person –you can stop  by OR we can Skype or use Google hang out to see it in person too!!  Let’s set up a time that works for you!! 

You will be AMAZED at all the items that are INCLUDED with this New Consultant Kit!!!   The retail value of the kit is OVER $445!!! 

So, what is the Consultant sign up cost???
ONLY $129!!!!   Wahoo!!!
PLUS on Oct 1st, we also began our NEW Straight To The Top (STTT) program!!!

The STTT program is a GREAT way to earn EXTRA GOODIES as you start your CTMH journey as a new consultant!!! 

You can receive SPECIAL incentive rewards based on your personal sales totals during the first 90 days as a Consultant!!  When you reach certain amounts of commissionable sales with the specified time frame, YOU will EARN rewards!!!

Sounds WONDERFUL doesn’t it? J
We all love to get MORE free goodies J….and CTMH has a GREAT way we can do that as we begin as a new consultant at Close To My Heart! 

Let’s check out a few of these STTT details….

As a NEW Consultant….
~~~Sell $250 in your first 30 days – get the set of 3 EXCLUSIVE stamp sets for FREE!

~~~Sell an additional $400 within 60 days (cumulative total of $650) and get the ADORABLE “on the go” zipper bag& heart charm!!

~~~Within 90 days of being a new consultant, sell an additional $550 (cumulative total of $1200) and get this BEAUTIFUL CTMH logo t-shirt as a gift to congratulate you!

What AMAZING rewards…and GREAT incentives you can receive as you start with Close To My Heart!!! 
The best part – you can earn ANY of these 3 items, even if you didn’t earn the previous one in the specified time. So if you missed the 1st level, you still have a chance to earn levels 2 & 3 J  YAY!!!!   

However  (a BIG however J ) -  if you DO earn all 3 levels of STTT in the specified timeframe, you will ALSO EARN this BONUS gift

Check out this CTMH medium organizer LOADED with over $150 worth of product that will be YOURS for FREE when you reach these 3 goals listed above!!!

PLUS, as your TEAM leader…I also would like to AWARD you when you reach your STTT goal of $1200 in your first 90 days as a consultant. 

So…as YOUR REWARD from me, you can choose one of our Workshop On The Go scrapbooking or Cardmaking kits of your choice!! Just another extra goodie to CELEBRATE your ACCOMPLISHMENT! J  Wahoo!

I can HARDLY stay seated as I write J….I’m SO EXCITED for this OPPORTUNITY for YOU and the WONDERFUL timing it is, just in time for the holidays!! 

I never IMAGINED myself staying with CTMH for the 9 years I’ve already been here…and now I can’t imagine leaving! J  What I treasure most is the many FRIENDSHIPS I’ve made through consultants and customers….it’s hard to think about these people, not being a part of my life.  I’m SO THANKFUL to Jesus for the gift of craftsmanship that he’s given me.  May I continue to remember that it’s by HIS GRACE that I have achieved all the “extras” that came as part of my CTMH journey. J

Personally, I started out as a CTMH hobbyist (to get my goodies at a discount because I LOVED CTMH products), and it has now become more than I ever dreamed!!!

 I know at any time I CAN choose to step back, and take a breather….or I can choose to dig in a little deeper & see what else CTMH has in store for me–the JOYS of having a home business.  J

I WELCOME you to join me in this journey J ….with CTMH being a debt free company; we have no worries of being cast aside!  The CTMH team is TRULY a family and I am thankful & grateful for all that they have brought into my life.

If you still have questions after reading this, I’m here to answer them! J  OR - if it’s easier, feel free to go to my BLOG (address below) & click on the “join my CTMH family” tab at the top of my blog page to learn more. 

I’d love to have you join our family here at Close To My Heart!! J

 My team of ladies is a FUN Group & we LOVE to share ideas with each other through our Conference calls, Facebook page, or through email, texting & phone calls J 

Already know this is the DEAL for you?
 CLICK HERE to get started!! 

It would be a JOY to have you be apart of our team as we continue to share together in our papercrafting hobby!! 
Why not give Close To My Heart a try & get a DISCOUNT on these AMAZING products while doing so? 

We WELCOME YOU to our “Create 4 Him” family!!J

 I look forward to talking with you soon!!

Krista Hershberger J
Celebrating 9 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!

ADDRESS: 359 Warwick Road , Elverson , PA 19520
PHONE/TEXT: 610-587-9116

Friday, October 9, 2015

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop- Bulldozer card using Urban

Welcome 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 Andrea’s blog you are right on track.   J

Urban paper pack

One of my FAVORITE paper packs in the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book is the Urban collection.   J

If you remember, LAST month, I shared a card made with Urban....and I decided to continue sharing some more items from a swap I was recently apart of. ( I make multiples of 5 different creations & got others in return)

I thought I would share one of the cards I created today. (and I’ll share the rest of these items in the upcoming weeks here on my blog.  J )

The Urban paper pack speaks "BOY" to me....when you look at it first glance, so that's what I was thinking when I created this card.  I pulled out the NEW “Loads of Fun” stamp set to add to the "boy" theme of this card. 

I went to our handy-dandy Wishes How-to-book for a card sketch design and used pattern #25 from volume 2 to create this one.  

Take a peek....

This card was quite "easy"...as the Urban paper is what showcases here.  I LOVE the woodgrain paper design in this paper collection!!

Also - TAKE NOTE - the yellow & blue papers....these come from our Paper Fundamentals collection!  I LOVE how you can incorporate these "glossy on one side, patterned on the other" papers for added depth & texture to ANY project you are creating!

I stamped the bulldozer twice...once in Saffron & the second time in Slate so I could have grey wheels.  For the center of the wheels, I used our Artisan Studs.

I also was happy with the results of adding BLUE shimmer trim!!!  I haven't used the blue shimmer that often, and was excited to use it & that it looked great on this card! 

This cluster of goodies, came from our NEW Urban Complements!!!  I ADORE the way these Complements come...My fellow consultant Jen, took a picture of all that's included in this collection. 

Take a look at ALL these goodies....

There are SO MANY pieces included in these $5.95 collections, you'll want to make sure you have EACH set of Complements that coordinate with EACH paper collection you purchase!!  J

I also added some of our NEW Enamel & Glitter Blue dots to coordinate with that sparkly blue shimmer trim too.  
I think that’s all for now….please come back and join me again AND if you’d like to create your OWN bulldozer card – here is the list of items I used below!  Happy Crafting!! J

Items used to create this Artistry Card ~ “You Rock”
MIFYH, vol 2 - pattern #25

C1623               Loads of Fun
X7204B             Urban Paper pack
X7204C            Urban Compliments
Z3126                 Enchantment Paper Fundamentals
Z3025               Blue Shimmer Trim
Z3122                Enamel & Glitter Duos- Blue dots
Z1816                Artisan Studs

Inks used:          Slate & Saffron
Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant Marie’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