Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Get your FREE “Live Beautifully” 10 page scrapbooking kit–ONLY in May 2017!!

A FABULOUS deal!!!
You can get the Gorgeous, only available in May, "Live Beautifully Cut Above kit", that retails at $44.95....for absolutely FREE!!!!

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Here are the TWO ways you can get this AMAZING kit for FREE!!

********1. Become a MAY 2017 HOSTESS!! ********
---Host a party in May that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards ($350 in sales), and receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit for FREE---- a $44.95 value!!


---This party can be a BOOK party, an FACEBOOK party or an IN-HOME party....ALL of these parties qualify as a party, and when you reach the $350 sales - you as the Hostess will get this kit for FREE!!!

******2. Join my "Create 4 Him" CTMH family *******
---Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in May and receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit for FREE!
Wahoo...that's a $44.95 value!!
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--To begin getting all of these GORGEOUS new CTMH products at a discount, you pay ONLY $75 to get the kit and join our CTMH family!!!

---PLUS...as part of that $75 kit, you automatically receive a $50 SPC credit that you can use IMMEDIATELY on papers, stamps, cardstocks, inks, WYW kits...and the list goes on!!

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--- AND…technically, you’re not really paying out the $75 cost. Smile  You are receiving SO MUCH FREE Product when you join us in MAY 2017, it’s like signing up for FREE!!!!! ($44.95 bonus Cut Above kit + $50 SPC credit) WOW!!!!! What amazing DEALS!!!

I'd love to help you choose the best option for YOU!! Not everyone enjoys the part of being a consultant as I would - but I must say, I'd encourage you to GIVE it a TRY!! 
It really has been such a BLESSING in my life, to be apart of this CTMH family....and to meet all of YOU!!

Feel free to contact me below at this link….


if you’d like to learn a bit more about all the AMAZING perks & benefits you get as a CTMH team member, check it out at this link. Smile  me - krista - crafting at ncmf christmas card day - wording  DSC_2728

Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Product Blog Hop - Seasonal Expressions 2 book at CTMH

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-book that was released on May 1, 2017.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online Seasonal Expressions 2 (SE2) mini-book OR the Annual Inspirations Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Michele's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

Maybe you can relate....when a new book comes out, you start paging through it - lovingly, viewing all of the NEW goodies!!  AND then....one of those 4 paper packs, seems to "catch your eye"...

Today I'll be sharing one of the NEWEST paper collections to catch my eye - the No Worries paper collection from Close To My Heart. 

Here is the card I created, and then we'll talk about some of the FABULOUS details of this NEW paper collection!  :)  

I used a NEW stamp set from the SE 2 mini-book....actually, I chose to purchase the BUNDLE of this stamp.  That means the stamp set AND the coordinating "Thin Cuts" (metal dies) are all together in ONE fabulous package called No Worries - Scrapbooking....take a look. 

  The price for the stamp is is ONLY $17.95 .....AND....the price for the BUNDLE (stamp set & metal dies) is ONLY $30.95!!  A GREAT deal!! 

I wanted the cruise ship to look "real" and like it was actually in the water...so out came my xacto knife to cut those waves, so I could "tuck in" the ship behind the waves :). 

The photo didn't quite capture it - but I did use the CLEAR shimmer brush on the smoke of the ship too! (click on photo to enlarge) 

I also wanted the "Relax" to pop, and chose to clear emboss the Sapphire ink to give it a shine....and I was in a "fussy cutting" mood...so out came my xacto knife again to cut out those beautiful words - Relax. :) 

The coordinating sapphire baker's twine from the Enchantment Fundamentals ribbon pack, , gold sequins & gray enamel dots, helped to finish off the card.  

Here are all the products I used on this card....
X7220B              No Worries Paper pack                                 $9.95
X7220D              No Worries Coordinating Cardstock $9.95
1385                    White Daisy Cardstock                                    $9.50    
X5932                 Cashmere Cardstock                                    $14.50
Z2648                 Sapphire ink                                                    $7.95
Z2841                  Glacier ink                                                    $7.95
Z2873              Slate ink                          $7.95
Z2872                  Whisper ink               $7.95
X254 White Value pack of Cards & Envelopes $14.95
Z3322 No Worries sequins $3.95
Z3089 Gray Enamel Dots $3.95
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush $4.95
Z3288 Enchantment Ribbon $10.95
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder $5.95
Z2060 Thin 3D foam tape $5.95
Z534 3D foam Tape $5.95

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Sheila's  Blog to see her amazing work!


Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 mini- Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Live, Laugh, Love watercolor card

Welcome to our monthly 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 crafty friends 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 Debi's blog you are right on track.

May is FILLED with Fabulous specials here at Close To My Heart!!  Because there is SO MUCH goodness ;)....I wanted to share a card I created using this Month's Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Live, Laugh, Love stamp set.  

Take a look!  

I adore this month's stamp set....but I was running short on time, and wanted to make a "quick" card (that means not having to color in those precious little flowers inside these letters). WATERCOLOR PAINTS to the rescue! :)  

I colored a background, dried it with my craft heater, and then used Memento black ink to stamp the "Love" letters. 

Have you noticed what NEW paper collection I used?  If you haven't checked out the NEW ITEMS that arrived on May 1st at CTMH - you'll want to check in with your CTMH consultant OR  CLICK HERE to see the brand new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book! :) 

Look at the BEAUTIFUL colors of the Little Dreamer paper collection....and there are so many coordinating items to go with this set! 

I knew the card needed a bit more embellishing - and that's when I decided to stamp the flower included in this stamp set onto Blossom cardstock, and the leaves were stamped on Sea Glass.  I stamped them with Whisper ink & then cut them out with my handy, dandy Micro-top scissors

The Black dots - from our White & Black enamel dots collection & some White Twine, were just what was needed for the finishing touch! :) 

Here's a picture of the ENTIRE stamp set....and don't forget - this stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE in MAY 2017!!!  

You can purchase this "Live, Laugh, Love" stamp set for the $17.95 retail price OR pay ONLY $5 when you place a $50 order with your CTMH consultant!! 

 I LOVE Bargains!!! Woot - woot!! :) :) 

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


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friendAndrea'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 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Card Workshop - Anniversary & Thanks 12 card workshop!

I'm having a Friday morning Card Class in 2 weeks...who would like to join me?!?! 

I love that Close To My Heart, brought back the Cardmaking WYW kits a couple catalogs ago and wanted to incorporate them into monthly classes if we could! 

My FAVORITE card kit, in the NEW Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book is the one we'll be doing on Friday, May 19th at 9:30am at my home. 

It is called "Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit".....well - I would call it something different ...but that's ok! 

This card kit creates 12 cards (with envelopes) AND we will be making THANK YOU cards as well as Anniversary cards!! The NEAT thing is....you can decide if you'd like to make them all "Thank yous" or maybe all "Anniversaries"...it's totally UP to you!!

I have limited seats available, but would LOVE to have you come join me for this creating time together! 
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 11th...and I'll make sure I have a kit in hand for you! 

>>>>>The cost of the class is ONLY $28<<<<<
...this includes all costs for those attending my in home class. 

INCLUDED in the price for the Workshop attendees is...
.....an EXCLUSIVE stamp set  that you'll use this again and again!! 
....Papers & embellishments - AND you will have LOTS of leftovers of paper & embellishments to use on future projects
....when attending, you'll also get some MORE ideas and see the "changes" I made to this cards set too! It's always FUN to see what different ideas I can come up with, just by rotating the card or using the papers in another way - FUN!!! :)


Once everyone RSVP's...you'll be receiving an email from me & a list of items "to bring" to the cardmaking class. 

***If you'd like to purchase this kit & have it mailed to you & complete it on your own - you can order this beautiful kit AND Download the instructions - HERE! 

Let's take a closer look at the card designs created by CTMH...

Something to think about...you may want to purchase some more card bases & envelopes as there WILL be a lot of leftover items!!  
I LOVE the quality of our White Daisy card & envelope Value pack and highly recommend our 50 pack  of pre-scored cards & envelopes!!!
  They are just $14.95 (plus ship & tax) and are so BEAUTIFUL to stamp on and work with! 

Any questions - please let me know! Enjoy the photos...and remember, when you attend class day, you will also be able to see the "changes" I've made to my cards as well. 

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Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger
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