Friday, July 31, 2015

What You Need to Know... July 31, 2015

Tomorrow! Yes, tomorrow you can purchase the brand new Cricut cartridge exclusively from Close To My Heart... Artistry! This cartridge contains images for a variety of themes, holidays, and seasons. There is also a font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and fun icons. All-in-all 700 images. Plus, the collection includes 3 - My Acrylix D-size stamp sets, and 1 - Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack (24 - 12x12). Item #Z3167 $99 plus shipping


Also, available August 1 is the brand new Zoe Paper Packet and accessories, plus a new Workshop On The Go. Check out the new line here.


The following is a list of new products available beginning August 1, be sure to visit my website to view and order, www.kimferguson.ctmh.com:

New Product Availability
Saturday, August 1 is the first day that select new products will be available for customer purchase. The new products available for customer purchase August 1 are:
  • Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167)
  • My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
  • Zoe Complements (X7197C)
  • Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
  • Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z3123)
  • Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit (G1096)
  • Framed – August Stamp of the Month (S1508)
  • Zoe Studio J® Kit
  • Zoe Studio J® Limited Edition Express Collection (Live until September 30, 2015)
  • Marker Roll-Up (Z3120) and Accessory Roll-Up (Z3121) as part of the August Get Organized Campaign



August Constant Campaign
During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix®Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ pages!
Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–August 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

August Stamp of the Month - Framed


Kim's Workshop/Club schedule:
August-

6th Card Workshop 6:00-9:00 pm (theme to be announced) 5 cards/$10 *register by August 2 to my e-mail kimstamps@juno.com

20th Club 6:00-9:00 pm Jackson WOTG (G1094) $29.95+$4.95 shipping on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com register by ordering your kit by August 7

I have just returned home from my annual trip to the Oregon coast with my mom to scrapbook. It was beautiful weather the entire time. I can hardly wait to post my projects for you to see. Stay tuned!



Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further clarification.

Great things are coming with our new idea book...

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

About Me, July 21, 2015 - Close To My Heart Rolling Tote and Shoulder Tote

I have been working on my craft room. Main thought process has been to get like items in the same spot, ie. tools, stamps, embellishments, etc. The first step to get this project underway was the raising of my Cricut and Silhouette machines on locker shelves. This allowed for my tools to be put underneath and within arms reach. Check out my prior post here.

Today I have been working with my Close To My Heart totes. I am packing them with any duplicate tools for my on-the-go projects.





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

What You Need to Know... July 16, 2015

Hi Paper Crafters,

Be sure to keep an eye on the CTMH retiring products on my website. To highlight a few, some truly loved colors will be retiring on August 31:

Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2201 Reinker Autumn Terracotta
Z2204 Reinker Barn Red
Z2230 Reinker Indian Corn Blue
Z2237 Reinker Olive
Z2240 Reinker Outdoor Denim
Z2245 Reinker Ponderosa Pine
Z2247 Reinker Smokey Plum
Z2101 Stamp Pad Autumn Terracotta
Z2104 Stamp Pad Barn Red
Z2130 Stamp Pad Indian Corn Blue
Z2137 Stamp Pad Olive
Z2140 Stamp Pad Outdoor Denim
Z2145 Stamp Pad Ponderosa Pine
Z2147 Stamp Pad Smokey Plum
1245 Cardstock 12x12 Olive
1270 Cardstock 12x12 Autumn Terracotta
1275 Cardstock 12x12 Outdoor Denim
1276 Cardstock 12x12 Ponderosa Pine
1284 Cardstock 12x12 Indian Corn Blue
1291 Cardstock 12x12 Smokey Plum
X5637 Cardstock 12x12 Barn Red
X5934 Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z2031 Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment
Z2032 Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment

KIM'S WORKSHOP/CLUB SCHEDULE

Please note registration dates for each workshop/club have been added for supply ordering purposes. When attending a workshop, please be considerate of those who have sensitivity to scents.

July-

23rd Club 6:00-9:00 pm Chalk It Up WOTG (G1081) $29.95+$4.95 shipping, additional optional stamp set "Great Job" C1588 $13.95 on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

August-

6th Card Workshop 6:00-9:00 pm (theme to be announced) 5 cards/$10 *register by July 29

20th Club 6:00-9:00 pm Jackson WOTG (G1094) $29.95+$4.95 shipping on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com register by ordering your kit by August 7

Stamp of the Month:



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2015 Retiring Products - Close To My Heart

As we prepare for the changing of the guard, or rather the changing of the CTMH Annual Inspirations, we need to make room for new products. This requires the retirement of products you have come to know and love. Below I have listed some of the items we have come to love over a long period of time, some even date back to when I was a consultant years ago... Such as, my beloved Outdoor Denim Blue!

You know as well as I do, this means great things are coming. Stay tuned... September 1, 2015 will be the unveiling of the NEW 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations!

Contact me if there are any products you need me to order for you or you can order on my website, I highly recommend you purchase reinkers for any of the stamp pad colors that are retiring. That way your favorite color will last beyond 2015. While you are at it, how about the matching 12 x 12 cardstock. July is a great month to place at least a $25 order, see below for the details of "Jump On It July!"

**Please check back often on my consultant website for all retiring products www.kimferguson.ctmh.com


During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.

Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Retiring items update:

Retiring stamp pads, reinkers, cardstock:

Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2201 Reinker Autumn Terracotta
Z2204 Reinker Barn Red
Z2230 Reinker Indian Corn Blue
Z2237 Reinker Olive
Z2240 Reinker Outdoor Denim
Z2245 Reinker Ponderosa Pine
Z2247 Reinker Smokey Plum
Z2101 Stamp Pad Autumn Terracotta
Z2104 Stamp Pad Barn Red
Z2130 Stamp Pad Indian Corn Blue
Z2137 Stamp Pad Olive
Z2140 Stamp Pad Outdoor Denim
Z2145 Stamp Pad Ponderosa Pine
Z2147 Stamp Pad Smokey Plum
1245 Cardstock 12x12 Olive
1270 Cardstock 12x12 Autumn Terracotta
1275 Cardstock 12x12 Outdoor Denim
1276 Cardstock 12x12 Ponderosa Pine
1284 Cardstock 12x12 Indian Corn Blue
1291 Cardstock 12x12 Smokey Plum
X5637 Cardstock 12x12 Barn Red
X5934 Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z2031 Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment
Z2032 Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment 

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Scrapbooking/Paper Crafting Work Space - July 2015

This post is for sharing with you my revamp of my paper crafting work space, well the work table anyway.  I bought a couple locker shelves* (I already had two) at Wal-Mart to lift up my cutting machines from my work surface. This allows for my other heavily used products/tools to be within my reach. Prior to this change-up the products/tools were on a separate table out of my reach.

In order to keep the shelves from moving, thus throwing my machines on the floor, I used packaging tape to attach them to the table top. I then used lazy Susan's, Tupperware and other brands of containers for the tools I use frequently.

I have used the Cricut Expression with no problems, there doesn't even seem to be very much wiggling on the part of the shelf. So, I think this will be a good change for now.

*make sure the locker shelves do not have a lip on the top, this will prevent your machine from opening flat for the cutting mat to lay on.

How about some show n' tell, show us your work table (clean or messy :-).

Enjoy!





I have been hearing crickets... it is so quiet on here. Help livin' up this blog by leaving a comment below with a show n' tell of your work space.

Do you ever wonder how you can be of help and support to me? ...by sharing my social media sites with other paper crafters, liking, commenting and checking out my Close To My Heart website for the great quality products I use as an Independent Supervisor (consultant). Thanks in advance :0)

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Panda Scrapbook Layout

A panda scrapbook layout created with the Pagoda Cricut cartridge and Close To My Heart paper (retired).

Hoping to see your show n' tell projects.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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Saturday Scrapbooking - July 11, 2015

Anyone else working on their paper crafting projects? How about some Show n' Tell?!

I am currently playing with my Pagoda Cricut cartridge cutting images for a China scrapbook. My son and his girlfriend (from Shanghai) went to China for a 2 1/2 month trip. They came back with over 3,000 photos! No, I do not plan to incorporate them all into the album.

Here is the beginning stages of a panda layout. One of the "have-to" see things on my son's list was a panda. They saw one at the Beijing zoo.

Post your show n' tells below. Enjoy! ...Back to work.


Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Close To My Heart Mission Statement

Why I am a Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor, I am here to show you "how-to" do all that our company's mission statement claims. Join me in celebrating you and your family.







Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

What You Need to Know... July 9, 2015

It is CONVENTION time! Yay! That means the new Annual Inspirations idea book will be introduced to consultants. Great things to come real soon!

Workshop/Club News...
We now have all of the official dates for my mom's medical needs (non-emergency related). Thus, I can plan my August calendar and it does allow for a card workshop on August 6. I will be creating 5 cards using the new paper packet to be introduced in August. A teaser for what is to come in September with the release of the new Annual Inspirations idea book.

July -

23rd Club Night - Chalk It Up WOTG G1081 $29.95+$4.95 shipping (optional additional stamp set Great Job C1588) *last possible day to order and receive on time July 13  www.kimferguson.ctmh.com





August -

6th card workshop 6:00-9:00 pm, 5 cards/$10 (theme to be announced when new paper packet unveiled) *register by July 29

20th Club Night - Jackson WOTG G1094 $29.95+$4.95 shipping *last possible day to order and receive on time August 7 www.kimferguson.ctmh.com





Stay tuned for upcoming information on new products coming your way in September. I may even have a special surprise for August, but you need to be checking my social media sites for details :-)

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my websitewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
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