Wednesday, December 31, 2014

National Papercrafting Month - Year Noted Paper Kit

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cabin Fever - winter paper piecing scrapbook layout

Today I worked with the Cabin Fever cut file from Treasure Box Designs. Back in February we had about five days of snow with an accumulation of approximately 18 inches. Not typical for our area of Oregon.

Enjoy!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Bowling Night - Paper Piecing Scrapbook Layout

Thank you Treasure Box Designs for the great Sports Tots file, Nicole and Travis. I have finally put together a scrapbook layout for a family bowling night in January 2014. This was fun to put together.

Enjoy!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Close To My Heart - Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote

My brand new Close To My Heart Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote** arrived today on my doorstep. They are truly nice quality, and I love the colors and bling.

Here is the link to the YouTube video about these great totes from CTMH: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBoPP7k3830&list=UUzHTt3gUACVQefc6d79DOmA

Visit my Independent Consultant website to order your set today at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

**These are a huge hit, if you are not able to order on first attempt, please check back. CTMH expects new shipments each week of December.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Totes To Go

Brand New Shoulder Tote and Rolling Tote from Close To My Heart

What a great Christmas gift for the crafter in your life, better yet, put it on your wish list and have your family and friends contact me to order yours today on my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com Wouldn't you love to find these under the tree?!







Sunday, December 7, 2014

Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop on the Go - G1090 January 22

Let's create some love themed cards for the people in our lives who need to hear us say how much we care for and love them. Club night will be on January 22, 6:00-9:00 pm. You will create 15 cards (5 each of 3 designs). Be sure to order your Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop on the Go by January 8 to receive the kit in time. Better yet, order the kit in December to help towards a $50 order. Once you have a $50 order you will be eligible to order the Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie for only $5. The best part, once you have the $50 order you are able to order an unlimited amount of size C- and D- sized stamps from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for $10 each. That is up to a $7.95 each savings each set.
Heartstrings WOTG G1090 ($24.95 + $4.95 shipping)





Please visit my Independent Consultant website to browse and shop the quality Close To My Heart products at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2014

What you need to know this week...

Visit my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com to browse the new Seasonal Expressions 1 featuring Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and spring themed stamps, embellishments and papers

CTMH is also celebrating 10 years of the Acrylix stamp sets by offering the C- and D- sized stamps for $10 each (up to $7.95 savings per set) once you have reached a qualifying order of $50. The best part... no limit on the amount of stamps you can purchase at this limited time only cost of $10. See my website for details. Available 12/1-12/31/2014.


Doris Berry's gathering is open on my website through December 12 for you to "join" and place an order to go towards her hostess rewards.
Kim's December 2014 Workshop and Club Schedule
Dec. 11 Club (Yuletide Carol Scrapbook WOTG G1084), do you need to catch up on some other stamping projects? Join us this evening to work on them 6:00-9:00 pm
No further workshops or clubs in December... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in January!
Workshops (Clubs NOT Included) are $5.00 with a $50 qualifying order placed on my website during the same month of the workshop.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Albums for All - Close To My Heart

Check out the new Close To My Heart albums. Post bound and D-ring varieties.You can view and purchase them on my Independent Consultant website at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com. They make a great gift for any scrapbooker on your Christmas List.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Rub & Remove™ Eraser Close To My Heart

Be sure to check out the tools and accessories Close To My Heart offers. They would be great for stocking stuffers for that special paper crafter on your Christmas list.



Visit my Independent Consultant website to browse/shop at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut®Collections! Artbooking, Artiste, Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy






Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut®Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your friends, and family members, too!

Visit my Independent Consultant website to view all of the quality products you can use to create wonder pieces of art with the Cricut cartridges.  www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

The Artbooking Cricut Cartridge is great for creating scrapbook layouts. But do not let that put your creativity into a box. There are many ways you can use the images, fonts and embellishments on your other paper crafts. Be sure to look at the stamps sets and chipboard sheets which come with the cartridge.




  

Art Philosophy is the cartridge I seem to go to the most. It has a lot of images which come in handy for most holidays, celebrations, scrapbook embellishments, etc. It is my number 1 go to cartridge. Check out the three stamp sets and chipboard which come with this collection! I am thinking PARTY!




Artfully Sent is the card makers dream cartridge.  This has over 700 images from pop-up card inserts, to Picture My Life cards, accent pieces and much more. You also receive 3 stamp sets and a pack of White Daisy cardstock to begin creating with right away.




Are you a 3D paper crafter? Thank the Artiste cartridge is the one for you. there are many paper boxes, bags, etc. on this cartridge. You will also get 3 stamp sets and 3 chipboard sheets.




Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your friends, and family members, too!
Choose from the Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking and Artfully Sent cartridges. Each comes with 3 stamp sets and other paper crafting products to make this an even better deal!
Visit my website on Monday to order your Cricut cartridges atwww.kimferguson.ctmh.com








Friday, November 28, 2014

Memory Protectors™ Flip Flaps™

With all of the photos we will be taking over the holiday season, the amount of pages within an album can add up. With the Close To My Heart Flip Flaps, let us share with you how to get more photos on a page.

You can view more information about the Flip Flaps on a prior post here on my blog.

Be sure to browse/shop my Independent Consultant website for more holiday gift giving with the CTMH quality products. www.kimferguson.ctmh.com



Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's the Little Things - November CTMH Stamp of the Month

Here is a card front I created using the November 2014 Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things, only available through November 30 for $5 with a qualifying $50 order on my Independent Consultant website at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com




























Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 - #6 Dryer Sheet Christmas Card

A new technique for me using a dryer sheet and Prisma glitter over a stamped image. All products used are Close To My Heart. Please visit my Independent Consultant website to browse and shop at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Archival Black Exclusive Inks 44751
Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking WOTG Stamp Set D1626
Sparkle and Shine Scrapbooking WOTG Stamp Set D1577
Cranberry cardstock
White Daisy cardstock



Enjoy!



Flour Baby - 2014 Family Portrait

Flour Babies 2014

Here are the Freshman Career 2014 Flour Babies! Each year it is fun to see how they turn out as each student puts their own twist on their "baby." 

The project not only teaches responsibility for the care of a baby, but also sewing skills. They create their own "baby" by sewing together a felt head, arms and legs. They then stuff them and hot glue them to a duct tape wrapped 5 pound bag of flour (so as to not break open). There is a dowel pushed through the bag of flour and up into the head for stability, and for my ability to see if the neck has been broken due to a fall.

Once the head and arms have been hot glued to the flour bag, they then use wiggle eyes and a pacifier to create the face. Be sure to cut off the rubber nipple first. For the hair, we wrap yarn around dowels, dampen and bake in a 250 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Viola, instant curly hair. Hot glue the ringlets on and you have an instant flour baby.

Now for the work... The students are required to carry the flour babies around for 7 days, keeping a journal of the responses they get from people they come in contact with throughout the week and how they felt. They are also required to contact me every two hours from 8:00 pm-6:00 am on the weekends and 8:00-10:00 pm on school days. 

If my requirements are not met, then I assign either paragraphs be written on childhood illnesses or essays on such things a child abuse, child abandonment, etc. to give a bit of motivation to fulfill my requests for the project. Some of the teachers for their other classes like to create "playpens" for the babies during classes, so as to not have any distraction during their teaching.

This has been a great project and I strongly encourage others to join in on this great experience. Creating their own baby seems to give them a sense of pride in the fact that it is their creation. Also, they are not as annoying as the electronic babies.

Let me know how this project goes for your classes.












Family Portrait


Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 #5

Card number five has a winter theme as well as a message to bring in the new year. All products used are from Close To My Heart. Please visit my Independent Consultant website to browse/shop the quality products at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Indian Corn Blue cardstock 1284
White Daisy cardstock 1385

Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG stamp set D1625

Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks Z2130
VersaMark Ink Z891

White Embossing Powder Z2068
Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799


Enjoy!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 #4

Card number four for the December 4 Christmas/New Year's card workshop, 6:00-9:00 pm $10. All supplies used are Close To My Heart. Visit my Independent Consultant website to browse/shop at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Cranberry cardstock
Daisy White cardstock
Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Topiary Exclusive Inks
Archival Black Ink
VersaMark Stamp Pad
Clear Embossing Powder

Stamp Sets:
Santa Claus Holiday C1567
Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG D1625


Enjoy!


Air Dry Clay Marionettes - update

Here are some photos of the student's marionettes. There are still a few to be completed, I just had to share. Aren't these amazing?! Each one has its own personality.










Enjoy!