Monday, April 29, 2013

Project Inspirations: Day for Dad



Learn how to use the My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Dad stamp set from Close To My Heart to create personalized cards, gifts, and party decorations for father's day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OikYLvIXM7w

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Such a Treat! YouTube video


Close To My Heart YouTube video, Published on Apr 22, 2013

Learn how to create a homemade gift from the heart, personalized down to the very container itself, thanks to Close To My Heart's gift giving products. From muslin drawstring bags to treat tubes, there's a container for your special treats for a special someone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x3IImxfdVuU

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mother's Day Card - Chantilly Paper Packet

Mother's Day Card

Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - Pear item #Z2197, $5.25
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - Cotton Candy item #Z2193, $5.25
Cricut Artiste item #Z1790 and Art Philosophy item #Z1686 Collections, $99 each
Chantilly Paper Packet item #X7163B, $9.95
Hollyhock Zipper Lace item #Z1826, $3.95
My Acrylix Stamp Set - Perfect Fit-Mom item #C1543, $13.95
Red, Pink, & Purple Assortment Sparkles item #Z1326, $2.95
Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems item #Z1336, $2.95


Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mother's Day Layout - Chantilly Paper Pack

Mother's Day Layout - Chantilly Paper Pack

Cricut Artiste item #Z1790 and Art Philosophy item #Z1686 Collections, $99 each
Chantilly Paper Packet item #X7163B, $9.95
Hollyhock Zipper Lace item #Z1826, $3.95



Heartfelt Scrappers, here is just a taste of what I have in store for tomorrow's card swap :-)

Enjoy!

Creatively Cricut®


Here is the link, not sure why the select movie link is not longer working.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aby9cJWKABo

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Close To My Heart - It’s a Cricut® Party!


It’s a Cricut® Party!


Whether you use one Cricut®-cut piece or several, you can create cute party favors and decorations using your Artiste cartridge. Combine your Cricut® pieces with unique stamping techniques and you have projects that will knock your friends' socks off! Want some recipes and tips for how to make this adorable artwork?  Combine the Cricut®-cut pieces for these projects with the kissing stamping technique, and you have a stellar 3-D item! Want to learn more about the kissing stamping technique?

Recipes and Tips

Party Banner
Stamp set of your choice
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
1" Shift+3D Object <J> (cut 56, p. 57)

Art Tip! This banner only uses one type of Cricut® shape, but the finished product is still stunning. Use stamp kissing to randomly stamp across the pieces using the stamp set of your choice. Score with the help of the Cricut®-cut score lines on the shape and piece together to create little globes. Tie together with baker’s twine and voila!

Owl Miss You Bag
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch
Twist Ties
Thread
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
4½" 3D Object <Hallween> (p. 77)
4½" Shift+3D Object <Boo> (cut 2, p. 77)
1" Shift+Accent 2 <A> (p. 51)

Art Tip! This project uses many Cricut® shapes and all the pieces coordinate so nicely for an adorable finished product. Use the Artiste assembly booklet to put the bag together and then add the embellishments. The feathers are created with punched circles that are stamped using the kissing technique; however, if you don’t have the circle punch, you can easily make these using the Cricut as well. The eyes were created using Shimmer designer brads, but you can use any large brad or button to create the same look. Finish with the “owl miss you sentiment” for a special touch.


Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut cartridges: 
Artiste Collection - $99 (Retail Value of nearly $125)  Z1790
1- Cartridge (700 images: Themed Projects, Cards, Fonts, Shapes, and 3-D Items)
3- My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
3- 12"x9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

Art Philosophy Collection - $99 (Retail Value of nearly $125)  Z1686

1- Cartridge (700 Images: Font, Basic Shapes, and 3-D Images)
3- My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
3- 12"x9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes


Visit my business website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com to order any of these products.  Be sure to check back for my May workshop dates, I believe these projects will be in the near future...

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Creating with Canvas YouTube Video

Creating with Canvas  YouTube video on how you can use the My Creations 6"x6" Canvas Display from Close To My Heart.  Check out the video...  item #Z1818 $4.95  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Headtime Story Pillowcase

Headtime Story is the level 101 kids sewing class at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts stores.  In the class, I will be teaching the basics of sewing and how to set up and use a sewing machine.

Enjoy!

Simple Shift and Scarf - Simplicity pattern #2194

Kids sewing class at JoAnn's for level 3 sewers will make a simple dress and scarf.  I created mine using a 4th of July themed fabric for summer BBQ's.



Enjoy!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bead Weaving Keychains

A spring/summer class at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts kids classes will be to use Pony Beads to create keychains.  Here are some samples I have created... Rainbow Worm, Mouse and a Frog.





Thursday, April 4, 2013

Later Sk8r Paper Packet - birthday card

Happy Birthday card created using the Close To My Heart Later Sk8r Paper Packet item #X7167B, Studs (square) item #Z1706, Exclusive Inks stamp pads pear item #Z2197 and outdoor denim item #Z2140, and Joyful Birthday stamp set item #B1419.


Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Buzz and Bumble - Close To My Heart Paper Packet

Layouts created using the Close To My Heart, Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet

Item #X7164B $9.95 (6-12"x12" B&T Duos, 6-12"x12" Cardstock Sheets)



Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Later Sk8r Layout - Close To My Heart Paper Packet

Featured layout created using Close To My Heart, Later Sk8r Paper Packet

Item #X7167B $9.95 (6-12"x12" B&T Duos, 6-12"x12" Cardstock Sheets)


Enjoy!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Perfect Parents Contest

Perfect Parents Contest

Be sure to take a look at Jeanette Lynton's blog for a chance to win the Perfect Parents Contest (two free stamp sets - My Acrylix Perfect Fit - Mom and Perfect Fit - Dad). 


April CTMH Constant Campaign - Free Stamp Sets!


It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! 

When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!



Take a look at my website for more information, www.kimferguson.ctmh.com
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

Fabulous Fabric - Close To My Heart YouTube video


For Always Layout - Close To My Heart Paper Packet

Featured layouts are created using the Close To My Heart, For Always Paper Packet.  

Item # X7165B $9.95 (6-12"x12" B&T Duos, 6-12"x12" Cardstock Sheets)



Enjoy!