Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Magic of Monograms Close To My Heart YouTube Video

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Memories - cards made by my boys

Halloween Past
These cards were made by my boys when they were in elementary school.  They are now 20 and 18!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thank You Card - A lot of thank yous in a small package

Thank you!
The background is corrugated after the thank yous were stamped.  Inside there are slits to slip a business card or gift card into.

Card entered into these challenges:
365 Cards - Day 243 A Certain Sentiment

Leaf Wreath gift card

Wreath stamped with leaves (sorry this is blurry)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thanksgiving card series 1

Thanksgiving Turkey
This card was created using the Mojo Monday #264 challenge sketch.


Challenges this card entered into:
Mojo Monday - #264

Valentine's Day Card in October?!

Valentine's Day Card
You are asking yourself... has she gone to the future?  No, this is for a challenge with 365 Cards. They asked for a Valentine's Day themed card for something different than the fall colors and theme.  To create the card layout I used the sketch from Freshly Made #58.

Challenges card entered into:
365 Cards - Day 238 Be Mine, Valentine
Freshly Made - Sketch #58

Mushroom Greeting Card

Mushroom Fun
I used the Cricut Paisley cartridge to create the mushrooms.


Entered card in the following challenges:
Retro Sketches - #35
Challenges 4 Everybody - #6 Anything Goes

Fall Leaves scrapbook page

Leaves Falling on My Head
Bringing back an oldie again.  The boy stamp is from CTMH long ago.  Tree trunk is a die cut and the leaves are punched.
Page entered in to the following challenge:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witches Hat Halloween card

Happy Haunting
A witches hat cut from the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge.  "Best of Times" from CTMH stamp set from Victory WOTG.  Added a little bling from Studio G.


Eek! Bats Halloween Card

Eek! Bats card
Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut Artiste cartridge used for the word "Eek!" and the bats are cut from Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge.  The small bat is glued with a pop dot and the large bat is placed on the card with an adhesive spring so he bounces.

Challenges card entered in:
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - #43 Candy
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #11 Things with Wings
My Crafting Channel - Challenge #1: gh'oul Times

Keyhole Halloween Card

Keyhole Halloween Card
Keyhole cut from Close To My Heart (CTMH) exclusive Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Paper strip from Moonlight Workshops On The Go and baker's twine from CTMH.
After the original post, the idea of adding a doorknob came to mind.  I cut the circles with the CTMH exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and using the CTMH adhesive springs the doorknob actually turns!  This is so fun...

Challenges card entered into:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - #134 – B00 Spectacular- Make a Halloween Project using the colors: Black & Orange
365 Cards - Day 237-Imagine This:Spooky
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #74 Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays - #82 Anything Goes 
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - #81 So Spooky
Make It Monday - MIM #112 with Cupcake Cards and Craft
My Crafting Channel - Challenge #1 The gh'oul times

Friday, October 19, 2012

Birthday card - Series 3 Tea Bag Folding

Tea Bag Folding
The center of the star are small points folded with a tea bag folding technique.  Great fun and quite delicate.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Birthday card - Series 2 Fabric Stamping

Fabric Stamping
Stamp images on fabric, back with fleece for a "puffy" look and attach to inside of tri-fold card.  Embellish outer edges.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clearly The Best: Alcohol Marker Madness YouTube video

Birthday card - Series 1 Shaker Card

Baseball Shaker Card
For that special baseball fan in your life, I am bringing back an oldie but goodie from Close To My Heart, the baseball boy and ball.
Stamp the background, build up the sides with foam and double sided tape.  Use small stamped images cut and placed loosely inside as the "shakers".  Top off with an outer stamped layer.

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: New WOTG Card Kits

Saturday, October 13, 2012

About Me - October 13, 2012

Well :)? years ago tomorrow I was brought into this wonderful world by two very special parents.  To this day many great things have happened to me and I treasure each and every moment.  A bigger reason to celebrate tomorrow is the fact that my dad will be with me on my birthday!  As you have read prior, he was diagnosed in February with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and given 3-5 months.

My two boys, even though they are college students now, are close to me and still able to be with me as well.  What more could a girl ask for?

So, this week I will be sharing birthday celebration layouts!  We need to party BIG this week.

Enjoy your week!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Scrapbook Layout Series 3

Stickopotamus All Squared Up!

World Card Making Day 2012

October 6, 2012 is World Card Making Day!
Now you have an excuse to sit down at your craft table and create cards all day tomorrow.  You should be able to get a wonderful start on your Christmas cards.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Scrapbook Layout Series 2

Dimensional Embellishments
Pop an image from the background and texture paper (bats on this layout).



Monday, October 1, 2012

About Me - October 1, 2012

Just doing my job... Time away from working on my blog challenge entries this weekend was due to my being a city councilor.  This last weekend was our state's conference for city officials.  It was a true learning experience and further made me appreciate what our cities do for their residents.  Makes me proud to be a part of the decisions being made within our town of 3500 residents.

The quote for my blog introduction talks about being a community and working together, but it also supports the importance of taking turns at the helm.  I want to step up to the helm as your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant and help you accomplish your personal paper crafting goals.  How can I help?

I am now back at my post... The helm of Kim Ferguson's blog and your paper crafting extraodinaire.

Enjoy your week!

October Close To My Heart Studio J Special

October Studio J Special

When you buy 9 custom-printed layouts in Studio J®, you will receive a 10th layout for free! To receive the discount you just add 10 or more layouts to your cart during the month of October and the discount will be reflected in the order total. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. Up to 4 free layouts!

Enjoy your week!