Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cardstock SALE!!! 25% off begins today!!

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*******ALL CARDSTOCK is 25% OFF - starting TODAY!!!****** Wahoo!!!!

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Since our June Album special has been SO successful, (so successful that we've run out of a few album colors) , Close To My Heart wanted to provide us another SPECIAL OFFER in addition to the ALBUM special!!

Wahoo CTMH!!!!

I ADORE our white-core cardstock, and use it on ALL of my papercrafting projects!! It was just announced that we are having a CARDSTOCK CARNIVAL!!!!!

SAVE 25% off of any of the following cardstock collections!!

  • Combination packs that include 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 different colors
  • Single-color packs that include 24 sheets of one of our exclusive colors
  • Coordinating cardstock packs that include 12 sheets, 3 each of 4 colors chosen to coordinate with one of our themed paper packets

2016 fall-ai-exclusive-color-cardstock basicsYou can never have too much paper, especially solid-colored cardstock, so now is the perfect time to enjoy great savings on this papercrafting staple!

TO SEE the 25% SALE prices on these cardstock options, CLICK the link below!!

Happy Crafting!!

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 clip_image003CTMH Independent Consultant
Celebrating 10 years with Close To My Heart!!
Beautiful, quality products for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping & Papercrafting needs! 

Call/Text: 610-587-9116
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Would you be interested in a FALL Crafty Weekend?

2017-10 Fall Scrapbooking Retreat weekend - Tel Hai with border
Happy Monday to you!! J

I hope all of you had a WONDERFUL weekend, and I'm excited to share a NEW development with you!! 

Join me today in learning more about this POSSIBLE crafting weekend - and I will look forward to hearing your feedback! 

Please  RSVP by MONDAY, JUNE 19th to let me know if you can join us.  If I have the 25 people needed, we will book then weekend!!

***SPREAD the word to your other crafting friends! :)
This is the first time I'm able to open it up a weekend event  to my ENTIRE mailing list...and not just those that have attended in years past. :)  Wahoo!  Join us for a crafting weekend this coming Fall!!


I've included ALL the details below
(In case you didn't get a chance to read the EMAIL that arrived earlier this week)


I have now included a "DAYTIME only" 
option. :)  
Come on in and check it out!
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So...details.....DETAILS!! :)
I am looking at possibly having a Fall Scrapbooking Retreat at Tel Hai Retreat!  The weekend would take place Thursday thru Saturday, Oct 26-Oct 28, 2017!!  Wahoo!
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So...what does this all mean?

Why have I not "committed" to the weekend yet? :)

****I needed to hear from YOU first, since I need to get in a deposit in ASAP.**** 

I am asking for 25 people to register for this weekend, before I commit to hosting the weekend.
    • Check out the information below.
    • THEN....please let me know ASAP if you'd be interested in joining me for this FUN-FILLED weekend!

THANK YOU for your understanding in this!  While I LOVE these weekends, I do want to honor my family as I consider going away another 3 day weekend…that’s why I’m asking  the 25 person minimum. :)

A few differences from this past winter retreat at Tel Hai 
(our recent weekend was the FIRST TIME at Tel Hai Retreat Center in Honey Brook....and we all LOVED it! :)
  • Lodging Options for the fall retreat, would be 2 choices...with the same price - either the Spruce Cabin OR the Log Cabins. 
    • All the other lodging is already being used this weekend.  These log cabins are DIFFERENT than Goshen & Joffa cabins we stayed in this last time.  These are cabins we toured.  They have their own bathrooms & showers inside, and hold 8 people. (without using top bunks)
2017 - log cabins

  • Here is the Spruce cabin that a few of you stayed in this past retreat. 

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    lodging spruce and cabins

    • We WILL be setting up in the Hemlock Room again.
      • We will be using the spacious Hemlock Room that we used this past spring.  While it rained the weekend we attended in Mar/Apr….we are hoping that’s not the case again!  I am hoping to try the other meeting rooms for my next WINTER retreat, however, Hemlock is the only room available for this Oct weekend.
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    • Meals will be Breakfast & Dinner only – on Friday & Saturday.
    With the amount of snacks we received from Tel Hai, I thought we’d try just 2 meals on each day…both Breakfast & Dinner.  
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    That means we’ll be on our own for supper Thursday night & lunch on both Fri & Sat....however, remember Tel Hai gives us snacks to eat throughout weekend PLUS...we have an 8pm snack (veggie/fruit tray) on Thurs & Friday evenings. :)
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    So...what do you think? 
    Would you like to join me for the FUN-FILLED weekend?? :)

    Here are a few more photos from our past retreat weekend to give you a little more insight to what is all involved in our weekend together...
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    PLEASE let me know ASAP...Monday, June 19th...if you can join us this weekend in October!!

    I need to reserve & pay the deposit of the facility once I there are 25 people that can come this weekend! :)

    I look forward to seeing if we can start a NEW TRADITION with a fall retreat weekend! 
    J I can't WAIT to get your responses! :)  Please feel free to use of the many ways to contact me - all listed below. 

    Blessings to EACH of you!!
    Krista Hershberger Jclip_image002
     clip_image003CTMH Independent Consultant
    Celebrating 10 years with Close To My Heart!!
    Beautiful, quality products for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping & Papercrafting needs! 

    Call/Text: 610-587-9116
    Ask to JOIN my CTMH VIP facebook group..

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Hello Wreath- June SOTM

    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.

    JUNE 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) Hello Foxy stamp set.  

    Take a look!  

    I adore this month's stamp set....and while the Fox on this stamp set is ADORABLE...I wanted to use the wreath for this card.  

    Yes...I DID chose to fussy cut the wreath ;)...I get to urge to fussy-cut every once in a while :).  
    I also decided to use the WATERCOLOR PENCILS to color in the flowers, and even though you can't see it.... I used the clear shimmer brush on top of the flowers to give it a bit of "sparkle" (at least in real life you can see it ;))    

    The  "love" background paper - comes from our SOON-to-be-RETIRED Whimsy Fundamentals paper collection!!  

    I love this paper, and will miss it - but know that CTMH has something else great for us to use.  This paper collection will be retiring on July 31, 2017.  

    Here is another close up of the front of the card.  

    I added some white shimmer trim to the bottom of the card, and topped that with our "Enamel & Glitter Duo" hearts & the striped pansy ribbon.  These items will also be leaving us at the end of July too! 

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

    You can purchase this "Hello Foxy" 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 

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Hello Foxy

    Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

    If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right track!!

    This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE June SOTM stamp set called "Hello Foxy". 

    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 23 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.

    Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in June!!

    How ADORABLE!?!?!  
    It seems we are seeing MORE & MORE foxes these days, and I have to say these are some of the CUTEST I've seen yet!! 

      Today, I'll be sharing 1 of the 3 cards I created with this stamp set.  
    Let's take a look.... 

    This fun, card sketch, came from our How-To-Book - Make It From Your Heart, volume 2, pattern #20.  I just ADORE our how-to books! :) 

    I choose to use my FAVORITE paper pack in the Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book (SE2)...the means i used the "No Worries" paper pack.  Here is a picture of this GORGEOUS paper collection!!

    I wanted to use both flowers, from the stamp set, on this card, but didn't want to "over power" the out came the CLEAR embossing powder :) 

    Check out the embossed flowers on the weathered, barn board paper! 

    Next I REALLY wanted to use our NEWEST "Thin Cut" metal dies!!  We have added a Basic Oval Thin Cut set & a Star set to our Close To My Heart collection!!

    I pulled out the oval one, and the fox fit PERFECTLY on top of the cut!!! Wahoo!!

    I used our fabulous watercolor pencils to color in the flower & fox images.  Then I used our Blender pen to "smooth" out the lines.  

    Here is the list of products I used for the card above...
    Make It from Your Heart, vol 2, patt #20

                          S1706        Hello Foxy
                         X7220B      No Worries paper pack
                         X254        White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
                          3505        Watercolor Pencils
                          3174         Blending Pen
                          Z891         Versamark Ink
                         Z2088       Clear Embossing Powder
                         Z3328       Basic Ovals – Thin Cuts
                         Z3292       Rustic Home Ribbon
                         Z3322       No Worries Sequins
                         Z3216        White Twine
                         Z2060       Thin 3D Foam Tape

                     Inks used:           Memento Black, Sapphire Ink


    I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

    Now – it’s time to head over to Kathy's blog to see what FABULOUS items she has created using this stamp set!

    Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

    The June Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
     ”Hello Foxy” – is ONLY available until June 30, 2017.

    It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  I have a few more cards to share using this stamp set, so feel FREE to come back to my blog, to see what OTHER goodies I've created throughout the next couple weeks. :) 

    Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

    Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!