Thursday, February 16, 2017

2 page layout using Fundamentals & new complements!

Today I wanted to share this 2 page layout that we created at a recent Close To My Heart event, Team Builders!  This was my 2nd year that I was able to attend Team Builders, and what a weekend it was!!

We had business talks, encouragement, laughter, Fun and of course creative time!!  We created (10) 2 page layouts, and today I wanted to share my favorite one with you.  

These layouts all focus on our FUNDAMENTALS line.  

This layout uses 3 of our Fundamentals papers, PLUS the NEW Fundamentals Complements...I ADORE these 4 new Complements packs!! 

Check out today's 2 page layout :)  

Didn't the CTMH Art Department do an AMAZING job in creating this layout???  I love it!!  

So, let's take a closer look...

The cluster of embellishments/stickers, are from the 2 NEW Complement packs called "My Girl Complements" & "Springtime Complements".  The white chipboard pieces with gold foil, are included in the Springtime...the bright flowers & leaves are from the My Girl ones.  

Take a peek at the two different packs below. Please keep in mind that these complements can be found in the Seasonal Expression 1 mini book and WILL retire on April 30, 2017!!

My Girl Complements
Springtime Complements

This layout uses these papers.....Rustic Home Fundamentals, Whimsy Fundamentals & 
Adventure Fundamentals.  

What BEAUTIFUL papers these are - and THEY are located in our Annual Inspirations Idea Book and will be current until July 31, 2017 OR while supplies last. 
These fundamental papers are some of my FAVORITES!!! 

One more close - up....did you notice the tiny bit of stamping that I did?  I stamped the "beautiful" and "about me" ...and that's it!!!  

This stamp set is a new one, and one that will be used often! 

It's called "Journaling Prompts" and is only $9.95!!

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by & I look forward to chatting again soon!!

Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This news...just IN!!! SWEET SALE starts TODAY at CTMH for 24 hours only!!!  
CTMH is holding a one-day flash sale on my website!!! 

What items will be on sale????
There will be a 30% discount on selected products from the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1!!!

This SWEET SALE starts February 14 at 5:00 pm EST, & will end at that same time on February 15 . Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website. (

***All discounted items ordered as part of this sale will count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. Woot - woot!!! 
As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart on at any time during the sale times—the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that page. All the items included in the sale are only available WHILE SUPPLIES set your timers, and join me in the FUN!!!

See you all ONLINE at today's SWEET SALE! :) :)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Sugar Rush - Popsicle card

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 Joyce's blog you are right on track.

Today I wanted to share a card that was a make n take at my Spring 2017 "Kickoff Catalog Celebration" event! :)  We used the FUN, yummy, New paper collection named Sugar Rush. Check it out!   

I created this card using the pattern #21 in the Make It From your Heart, volume 1 how-to-book.  I LOVE to create with the many patterns in this book (and the other 7 how-to-books we have too)!!  This is always my starting point when I begin to create! 

I love the subtle look the Sugar Rush - washi tape gave the card.  The pack comes with 3 designs...but I used one in this card creation. 

Let's check out what the Sugar Rush paper pack looks like....

When I first started thinking about creating a card, I KNEW I wanted to use the adorable stamp set that coordinated with this paper pack!  It's called...
Sugar Rush - Scrapbooking stamp set

What makes this stamp sets even MORE coordinates with Close To My Heart's Artistry Cricut cartridge!!! Do you see the stamp set images, outlined in RED??  Those shapes can be cut with our cartridge!!

Here's a FUN close up of my card....

See the "speckled" background?  I used our spray pen...which was filled with whisper re-inker & water.  

The clear "glaze" that is on top of the sprinkles is the FABULOUS Liquid Glass!!  While I use this as a glue, I often use it as a beautiful embellishment too! 

Here is a list of products used on this card...
D1715 Sugar Rush - Scrapbooking stamp set
A1189 Short & Sweet stamp
Cardstock: Pomegranate, Sea Glass & Whisper
Z3247 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z3315 Dreamin’ Big Sequins
Z3286 Adventure baker’s twine
Z3311 Sugar Rush - washi
Z1380 Spray Pens        
Z2272 Whisper re-inker
Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z2451 Shin-Han Markers: Clay

If you haven't seen the NEW goodies Close To My Heart released on January 1, 2017...make sure to touch base with your CTMH consultant, or feel free to CLICK HERE


That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to ready to go CREATE something on your own! 

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Marie's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!  

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 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Specials at CTMH - - Sign ME Up & Easter Bunny

Happy February 2017!!

I won't even ASK where January went....craziness I know!! )

With the 1st of the month, that means NEW specials!! :) Yay!!! 

We'll take a look at both of them today, but let's start with the February Constant Campaign....

I'm SO EXCITED for the "Sign Me Up" special that CTMH is offering this month! ;  It's a FABULOUS opportunity to join my crafty family here at CTMH! So WHO will join us on this fun adventure? :)
HERE are the details.

****NEW**** Consultants who join Close To My Heart in February will get the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE!

That’s an additional $53.85 in retail value added to the already incredible value of the New Consultant Kit!

For those of you who were Close To My Heart Consultants in the past, and would like to JOIN us again :)...CHECK this out!!!!

.....We, at CTMH, will also offer a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option that will allow YOU (previous consultants) to sign up for ONLY $50

That $50 sign up fee INCLUDES the $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on products of their choice, meaning you basically get to sign up for FREE!  >>>> PLUS<<<< will ALSO RECEIVE the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets for FREE!

OH MY!!!  Are you as excited as I am?!?!? 
Woooohoooo! Smile

To check out this AMAZING Opportunity, ...head on over to the link below to see the current enrollment kit! 

Even if you were apart of our CTMH family in the past, you CAN opt to purchase the "normal" enrollment's a GREAT way to get some current goodies! :) 

With the "regular" $75 enrollment kit you will STILL receive $50 SPC credit to use on products YOU decide on!! 

So, really THIS kit comes down to a cost of ONLY $25. What an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!! 

Check it out at the link below & as always, I'm here to answer any questions you may have!! Smile 


AND our… 2nd February Special

the February Stamp of the Month....
“Easter Bunny”

EACH MONTH at Close To MY Heart, we have an EXCLUSIVE Stamp set!! 

This stamp set can be purchased at the full retail price of $17.95 OR when you place a $50 CTMH order (prior to shipping & tax) you are eligible to add this stamp set on for ONLY $5!!  What a DEAL! Smile 

Here are two beautiful pieces created by the CTMH art department.....lovely! 

The FEBRUARY specials above are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until February 28, 2017.  

As always, I’m here to help you in any way I can!  

Happy February! Smile 

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Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger
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