Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Layout #1 - 2016, Christmas Fox (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

This evening's project comes to you from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs weekly freebie, Christmas Fox.  I have used it as the focal point of my 2-page layout.  Be sure to visit the website and download the paper piecing pattern for your next creation.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mixed Media Journal Page - Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Po On The Go

Hi Paper Crafters,

This project brings my Thanksgiving break to an end. It has been a blessing to have some time off to play in my craft room, hang with family, and eat lots of yummy food. I pray you and your family have much to be thankful for at this time of year.

My project is a layout from a mixed media journal given to me by my mom for my 50th birthday. We both play along in the Pokemon Go rage with my adult sons. We have had a lot of fun together catching our Pokemon, with the exception of always running out of Poke balls, LOL.

The Pikachu paper piecing pattern, Po On The Go, is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I have the pleasure of being a design team member, and am loving it. Such great patterns and creative people to learn from and share our projects. Be sure to check out the pattern files on the website and join us on Facebook.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team Member
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Close To My Heart - Cyber Monday 2016, 30% off CTMH Cricut Cartridges

Check this out Paper Crafters... Cricut Cartridges at a discounted price! Cyber Monday only with a $30 product order placed on my website www.kimferguson.closetomyheart.com


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Card Workshop - 2016

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am so excited for Thursday evening... The 2nd annual Ugly Sweater card workshop. My attendees will be creating these 5 cards using Close To My Heart products.

Card idea from another CTMH Consultant, shared at our unit meeting




Saw these two cards on Maymay Made It.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, November 25, 2016

2 page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout - 2016 Finish the Race (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Back this evening with a new design team project for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs using paper piecing pattern #1458 Finish the Race. To stretch a pattern further, use parts alone as I have used just the head of the giraffe on the facing page. The grass is also quite universal for pairing up with other images you have so they are grounded, not just floating on a layout.

Why a finish line image on a 1st birthday layout? If you have children, you realize that a 1st birthday is truly a celebration more about the parents surviving the first year. My journaling on this layout will reflect that perspective.

Supplies used:
Paper Studio Petit Bebe paper pad
CTMH Cardstock
CTMH Slate Exclusive Inks
CTMH Liquid Glass


Be sure to visit Little Scraps of Heaven Designs to shop the wide variety of paper piecing patterns. Weekly Freebies for both digi and cut files

Enjoy!


Kim Ferguson
Design Team Member, Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
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Black Friday - Close To My Heart

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Kim Ferguson
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Black Friday Deal - Little Scraps of Heaven

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Kim Ferguson
Little Scraps of Heaven Design Team Member
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy, Happy Christmas Decor Projects

Hi Paper Crafters,

After a week long side trip, my decor products finally made it home. I have now completed the three frame projects (magnetic chalkboard, display try and hinged display tray). Once photos have been taken, I will fill up each section of these projects. I also ordered the Sea Glass Everyday Life album, but I am going to wait and use it for another special project.

Chalkboard Frame


Display Tray


Hinged Display Tray


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Card #1 - 2016 Christmas Treasure (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today I am here representing Little Scraps of Heaven Designs as a new Design Team Member. Yay! Thank you to Tricia Veinot Moore for this exciting privilege. I was quite zealous after receiving my notification yesterday, I stayed up a bit late creating my first project. This is the freebie of the week, Christmas Treasure. He is attached to a card/gift card holder.

Supplies used:
CTMH Whisper Exclusive ink
CTMH City Sidewalks paper pack
CTMH "Merry Christmas" stamp
CTMH Black Exclusive ink
CTMH Liquid Glass
Sticklers


Be sure to follow Little Scraps of Heaven Designs fanpage. Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Paper Piecing Project - The Catty Hatty Birthday (Too Cute by Jessica)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Fun day! Church, a pre-Thanksgiving holiday luncheon with family, some household chores, and a little more paper piecing. This cut file is from Too Cute by Jessica, very fun to create. I have a few final touches I want to do another day to dress it up. Especially something to cover up my adhesive under the vellum.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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12 x 12 scrapbook layout - 123 Panda (Scrapping Bug Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I had a long day with my Silhouette yesterday. I cleaned up my files, updated my software and took some time to actually play. From my files I chose the Scrapping Bug Designs, 123 Panda.

For the layout, I chose cardstock to match the papers from the Paper Studio Petit Bebe. I need to do a bit of shrinking down by trimming the strings to make the piece fit a bit better. More work to do, but I love it!


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, November 18, 2016

12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts - Pre design work (paper piecing)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I have been waiting for my decor products from Close To My Heart. Unfortunately, they are still on a bit of a side trip and have not arrived. Do not be dismayed, in the five years I have been a consultant, this has not happened to me or a customer. I blame it on the holiday weekend :-) Know this, I have not let the delay in receiving my shipment stop me from producing more layouts.

During the week I like to watch YouTube paper crafting videos and cut out paper. So, I have been designing layout backgrounds to be used with my paper piecing cut files from Treasure Box Designs, Miss Kate Cuttables, Little Scraps of Heaven and KaDoodle Bug Designs. I have been working with the Paper Studio Petit Bebe and Little Safari paper pads. With the layouts completed, I need to choose the cardstock for the cuts, cut them on my Silhouette, assemble and glue to the pages. Easy Peasy!

Layout designs taken from the Close To My Heart, Reflections Scrapbook Program Idea Book

Here are the backgrounds:






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Technique Tasters - Web Show #103: Colouring with a Blending Pen

YouTube surfing once again... came across this video where Close To My Heart products are used. YAY!

Kim Ferguson
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Happy, Happy Christmas Decor Projects - Update

Hi Paper Crafters,

I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know why I have not shared any of the decor items of the Happy, Happy Christmas Bundle. Well, my order seems to be taking a bit of a scenic route before it arrives. I have never had any problems with my CTMH orders arriving in a reasonable amount of time, but this time is an exception. The tracking number has left me biting my nails as the last check-in was November 12th to another city saying it was to be rerouted to correct address... So, where is that and when is it arriving FedEx? Sad FACE!

I hope to be back soon with my products!

Hope you all had a great Veteran's Day holiday weekend.

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, November 11, 2016

How to Clean and Re Stick Your Electronic Cutting Machine Mats

Hi Paper Crafters,

Maymay Made It shares a great use for Close To My Heart's Bonding Memories adhesive. This is a great "how-to" video for making your electronic machine mats sticky once again. Order you adhesive on my website at www.kimferguson.closetomyheart.com

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Five 2-page Layouts Completed in A Weekend! Happy Happy Christmas

Phew! What an amazing marathon weekend I have had completing the five 2-page layouts from the Close To My Heart Happy, Happy Christmas Album Bundle. I have posted two videos on my Kim Ferguson YouTube channel of the box opening and my sorting of CTMH products by project. On my Kim Ferguson CTMH Group on Facebook I have been sharing more step-by-step processes along with photos. I encourage you to visit my other social media sites for more information.

There are a total of nine projects in the Happy, Happy Christmas Album Bundle. I am anxiously awaiting for my CTMH decor items to arrive so I can complete the last four projects to share with you. Here are the five 2-page layouts completed.






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dry Placement Process for Happy Happy Christmas

Back to my batch process for placing all cut pieces and embellishments on my Happy Happy Christmas projects. I have been sharing the process on my Kim Ferguson CTMH Group on Facebook. Come join in on the fun of seeing these projects come to life.

Here is a sneak peek:


Order your Happy Happy Christmas soon, it is only available through November 30. Don't forget to order the decor items for the additional projects, they are listed on the same page on my website.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Preparing the Happy Happy Christmas Album Bundle for Assembly

Kim's paper crafting batch process:

When I am preparing to work on layouts from cutting diagrams and layout instructions, I like to do all the cuts at one time. After I have cut the paper by color, I label each piece of paper lightly on the back with a pencil. Use a white eraser if it is necessary to erase your marks later on to prevent a pink residue from being left behind.

I have created a process video to share the above process.



Since the completion of my video, I have sorted in the embellishments and created piles for the individual project pieces. Here are some step-by-step photos of my process.

The Happy Happy Christmas has a total of nine projects. I have nine piles set up on my work space. I began the piles with the cardstock I had already cut and labeled.


On top of each pile I added the cutting instructions along with the Picture My Life cards and My Crush pages, as well as the City Sidewalks Complements from the Happy Happy Christmas bundle I shared in the above video. Close To My Heart has broken out each project for ease in the process.






My work space is very limited, thus I cannot leave the nine piles out until I am ready to work on each individual project. I recycle the plastic bags our paper comes in for storing projects such as this. I have put each project in its own bag.


After sorting the supplies by project, I still have supplies left over for project 9, the mini album or another project.


Please share how you prepare for kit assembly. It is so great to share ideas.  Let me know if you need any further information on this particular part of my process. I am going to begin to assemble the pages, I'll be back to share.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Cricut® Flower Market: Nautical Scrapbook Ideas

Flour Babies - 2016 Family Portrait

Here are the 2016 Career 9 Flour Babies...


I did not have the opportunity to take a photo of just the flour babies yet, but I also do not have the permission of each student's parent to share their faces on my blog. I was just too anxious to share them with you faithful followers.

This weekend is their long check-in nights. I will hear from each "parent" every two hours beginning at 10:00 pm until 6:00 am. This will repeat again on Saturday night. Along with the nightly check-ins, the students are keeping a journal of the experience. I ask that they not only tell me their day-to-day tasks, but what emotions are they feeling, how are people treating them when they are out in the public and what it is like to carry a 5 pound bag of flour all day along with books.

Every year I have taught this project I am amazed at just how cute these flour babies are, I see the students make them their own and enjoy them as best they can.

Enjoy!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November 2016 - CTMH Stamp of the Month and Constant Campaign

November Stamp of the Month - New Year's Cheer
(available Nov. 1-30, 2016)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. For more information, click here.


November Constant Campaign: Happy, Happy Christmas
(available Nov. 1-30, 2016)
Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! Start by choosing your album bundle on my website, click here.



PLANNERS GONNA PLAN

Discover your inner artist while staying on top of your schedule with our new 2017 planner system. Featuring seasonal designs you can color by hand, this exclusive planner system combines the worlds of work and play to give you a planner you can truly make your own. Choose a bundle with either the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass or stripes album, or purchase just the planner pages if you already have an album—the choice is up to you! For more information, click here.



And finally, but no at all the least of things...

NEW THIN CUTS!

Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664), My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday (B1532), My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193), and My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706). These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today! For more information, click here.

Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
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