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




























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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!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 #3

Mary and Babe

This was a fun card to create using watercolor pencils and heat/dry embossing. Join in on December 4 for a Christmas card workshop (6 cards/$10).

Products used are all Close To My Heart.

Mary and Babe C1562


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

Enjoy!

Wanderful Workshops on the Go Scrapbook Layouts

Celebrated Veteran's Day in my craft room creating the layouts from the Wanderful Workshops on the Go kit G1088. Fun papers and embellishments for you who like to travel.

Happy day off to those of you lucky enough to be able to celebrate those who fought for our freedom.



Visit my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website to browse/shop the great quality paper crafting products www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 #2

Christmas card number two for December 4 card workshop.

All products used are Close To My Heart:
Baker's Twine Cranberry BULK271
Cranberry cardstock 1272
White Daisy cardstock 1388
Princess Gold Embossing Powder Z2066
Dot Embossing Folder Z1924
Stamp sets -
Just To Say, Artfully Sent Cricut Collection "Happy Holidays" Z3017
Trim the Tree Holiday, Ornaments A1149


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

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas Card 2014 #1

The beginnings of December 4th card workshop. This card was created using both a heat and dry embossing technique. All supplies used are Close To My Heart. Stamps used are from Art Philosophy Cricut Collection - Celebration Season, Trim the Tree Holiday, and Holiday Tags Occasions. Cardstock used New England Ivy, Topiary, White Daisy, Kraft and Topiary. Exclusive Inks used Topiary, New England Ivy, Glacier and VersaMark. Heat embossing was done using the new embossing powders clear and gold. Dry embossing was created using the quatrefoil embossing folder.

Please visit my Independent Consultant website to browse/shop the quality Close To My Heart products and begin creating your Christmas cards today at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November - Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month and Constant Campaign

It's the Little Things

Stamp of the Month:
Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for that month only, for just $5 when you place a qualifying $50 order-that's 72% off the full retail price! You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month set at full retail for $17.95 with no minimum purchase required.


November Stamp of the Month is the "It's the Little Things" set. This set will only be available November 1-30, 2014.



Lucky 5 - Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Studio J

Constant Campaign:
Each month Close To My Heart treats its customers to a special deal by offering a constant campaign (eg. stamp sets, paper packs, etc.).

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media! Find out how on my website November Constant Campaign - Lucky 5



Enjoy!