Monday, August 31, 2015

Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 retired items

Order now, you have until midnight MST (or rather 11:59 pm) to order any of the items to be retired from the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations idea book. Once they are gone, they are gone, link to retiring items list. Then get up tomorrow morning and celebrate the new 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations by browsing and ordering the new products.

Check them all out on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tomorrow, Tomorrow...




Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What You Need To Know... August 26, 2015

My name is Kim Ferguson and I am a batcher.  Anyone else?! In order to answer my question, allow me to clarify to what I am referring... I tend to batch tasks. Two weeks ago it was "marrying" products from Close To My Heart with Julie Nutting doll stamps everyday for about 10 days. The past couple of weeks have been all about organizing and sorting my photos and memorabilia from 11 years of family events and activities. Yes, 11 years. Do as I say, not as I do :-) so my parents used to say to me when their practices did not quite match up to what they preached. Thus, no photos or posts to share as they would have been quite boring. However, I am going to share my process with you now as I am done with the sorting, now on to actual scrapbooking.

I had all of my photos in photo boxes I purchased from the big box stores, plus my memorabilia was in 12x12 cases purchased from there as well. I have yet again taken on the task to "marry" my photos and memorabilia together. Guess what works great for this... Close To My Heart shipping boxes, you could say they are a free commodity, but I do confess I had to purchase  products in order to obtain the boxes.

My other task is work related as I am a middle/high school teacher by trade outside of the home (my paper crafting business is not "work" to me). School will be starting up real soon, but I have got to get back to planning and preparing now. Thus, work has been brought home and needs attention too.

Here are some photos of my process, they may be boring, but they could also be a bit helpful: (upcoming workshop/clubs listed below)

This is after the sorting, it does make sense to me :-)


Close To My Heart shipping boxes, double duty in my house :-)


Big Box Store storage solutions I have moved out of for now :-)


Work begins, summer will be missed :-)


Upcoming Workshops/Clubs
September 4 - Cassie's Gathering (hostess) Come join in on the fun of seeing the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book, create a card, and shop while snacking and enjoying time with fellow paper crafters. The gathering is scheduled for Friday, September 4th. However, you have from now until Tuesday, September 8th to shop online at www.kimferguson.ctmh.com to help Cassie reach her hostess reward goals (be sure to "join" her gathering). The new idea book becomes available September 1. You are able to purchase the brand new Cricut cartridge, Artistry, and the Zoe paper packet and accessories NOW! Yay!
September 17th - Card workshop, 6:00-9:00 pm (Zoe & Nevermore) 5 cards/$10 (supplies included) *please register by September 9th
September 24th - Club (Zoe Scrapbooking WOTG G1096 - $29.95+$4.95 shipping) *order at least two weeks prior to club night to receive on timewww.kimferguson.ctmh.com
Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Friday, August 14, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Huntington Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

Fall is quickly approaching us, so I felt like working on a layout for the fun times we share as a family during harvest. Here I have used the Close To My Heart Huntington (retired) Paper Packet and the "Giulia" and "Aidan" Julie Nutting doll stamps.

Working on these layouts has been a great reprieve from my task at hand, catching up our family scrapbooks. Guess I had better go back to them for a while. Thanks for sharing in the fun of creating this "CTMH paper packets meet Julie Nutting doll stamps" series. I have more of the doll stamps on order, so I will be back with more :-) To see a recap YouTube video of the current layouts go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syPqWKx5zCA

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2 Page Layouts CTMH and Julie Nutting Stamps Video 1 August 2015

It has been way too long since I have posted on YouTube. Mostly due to some uploading issues, but here is a start to getting back on track... A recap of my recent 2-page layouts using CTMH paper packets and Julie Nutting doll stamps.



Enjoy!







Kim Ferguson
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2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Frosted Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

Although long retired, I still enjoy the subtleness of the Close To My Heart Frosted Paper Packet. My boys have had several events for which this layout will work well. "Marisol" and "Adam" are once again the perfect pair for the layout, add a few Sparkle Flourishes and you have an exquisite 2-page layout for a prom or formal event.

I have used the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge to create pockets on the page for any memorabilia needing a safe place to be tucked away for future admiration.

Please visit my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website for all of the quality products available for your paper crafting needs.  www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Seaside Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

"Sally sells seashells by the seashore. The shells Sally sells are surely from the sea."

Actually, it is only "Marisol" and "Billy" nicely displayed on a Close To My Heart Seaside Paper Packet 2-page layout I created. I have used my resources, or rather hit my stash of pre-made layouts from months past, and found this Seaside layout and knew it would be perfect to place the Julie Nutting doll stamps on. Yesterday was a family day, so this pre-made layout saved me some time at midnight last night when I finally sat down to work.

Take time to enjoy the last of summer, that is if you are still on break as I am. Three weeks to go until I have to report back for teacher work days.

You can purchase the Seaside Paper Packet, as well as many other quality products for your paper crafting needs on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com. Show me some love for all that I have shared with you. Need tips, techniques, etc. contact me on any of my social media sites listed below, please share them with friends, and be sure to "like."

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Blossom Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

This 2-page layout of "Dita" and "Candie" is ready for photos taken in the spring. The layout uses the Close To My Heart Blossom Paper Packet and Julie Nutting doll stamps.

*Be sure to browse and shop the current Annual Inspirations as the paper packets will be retiring on August 31 in order to unveil the brand new paper packets on September 1.

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Monday, August 10, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Hopscotch Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

"Skyler" and "Giulia" from Julie Nutting look smashing dressed in the Close To My Heart Hopscotch (retired) patterned paper. I love the zip strip as it is speech bubbles, possibly will use to go with photos of my teens on their social media sites or texting.

Visit my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com to shop all the quality products from CTMH.

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Wanderful Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again...

Now there's an oldie but goodie that has been going through my head while creating this 2-page layout for a trip my youngest son took to Louisiana using the Close To My Heart, Wanderful Paper Packet* along with "Aidan" from Julie Nutting. The paper even has New Orleans listed on it, so I made sure to highlight with the Wanderful Complements*.

*Only available through August 31, 2015... A new idea book will be unveiled on September 1!

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, August 8, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Jackson Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

As a mom of two boys, I love all things outdoors... Well except snakes, and creepy bugs unless I was helping my boys catch the non-poisonous ones. Over the years they were growing up, we had many a five gallon bucket housing various critters found in our yard or the nearby creek.

The Close To My Heart Jackson paper packet is great for creating layouts to mount the great adventures we had while tracking through the creek or going camping. Put the Jackson patterned paper together with the Julie Nutting paper doll stamps "Aidan" and "Billy," and you have a great layout for boys.

*Jackson Paper Packet from Close To My Heart will be retiring on August 31, 2015, visit my website to order yours today and shop our other wonderful paper crafting products. www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Friday, August 7, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Year Noted Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

I love the bright and airy feeling the Close To My Heart, Year Noted (retired) paper packet gives to this 2 page layout. Add in the fresh young feeling from the Julie Nutting paper doll stamps, "Dita," "Billy," and "Candie" for such a fun layout for a party themed layout, or even a day at the coast.

My suggestion... watch for smaller paper pattern prints for the "fabric" of the paper doll's clothes.

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

2 page layout - Close To My Heart's Ivy Lane Paper Packet and Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps

Here is a layout I created using the Ivy Lane (retired) paper packet from Close To My Heart with the Julie Nutting "Marisol" and "Adam" paper doll stamp sets. This turned out to be such an elegant page for any formal affair I need to scrapbook.

Be sure to check out the wonderful paper packets from Close To My Heart on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com, as well as other quality paper crafting products.

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

About Me, August 5, 2015 - First ever Segway Tour, Portland, Oregon

My husband is THE best at finding new things to do... Segway tour of Portland, Oregon. A great day of touring some of the greater waterfront of Portland and hearing about some of the city's history.

It took me two tries on the one-on-one training to get the hang of how to lean forward on your toes and back on your heels to make the Segway move forward and backwards. Most of the problem was that I was so tense to be on the thing. Once the tour began, I quickly relaxed and enjoyed the two hour tour along the waterfront. Highly recommend!

Oh yes, I also walked by the food carts and had to pose for a photo. We weren't hungry yet and wanted to beat the Portland rush hour, so we headed back to Salem for Izzy's. YUMMY!

Enjoy!




Kim Ferguson
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2 page layout - Close To My Heart Brushed Paper and Julie Nutting Paper Dolls Stamps

As promised, I will be posting my projects which I worked on while on my vacation to the Oregon coast. I have been inspired by Nichol Magouirk and Stephanie Klauck as they both create journal pages using the Julie Nutting paper doll stamps. I finally watched long enough and joined in on the creation of some 12 x 12, 2-page layouts of my own.

This first layout has been created using the Close To My Heart - Brushed Paper Packet* (retired) and the "Marisol" and "Adam" stamps along with their clothes stamps. 

*at the time of this posting, the Brushed paper packet was no longer available. :-( New idea book and products coming out on September 1!

Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Close To My Heart's New Zoe Paper Packet - August Card Workshop

Paper crafters, I am back at it after a bit of a break. These are the cards for the August 6th card workshop. The paper packet is the new Zoe pattern from Close To My Heart. I have left the sentiment blank for future needs.

Supplies can be found on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com

Enjoy!






Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Artistry Cricut Cartridge Collection Z3167 - A Close To My Heart Exclusive

Get yours today! The Artistry Cricut Cartridge Collection is now available... Order on my website www.kimferguson.ctmh.com (overlay and cartridge $99, digital version $79)

Artistry Z3167 or Digital Z3190


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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