Saturday, December 30, 2017

Final 2 Days - Close To My Heart's Holiday Expressions 2017

Be sure to shop my website now as the 2017 (Oct-Dec) Holiday Expressions idea book will be retiring on December 31. There is a digital version available to browse the many great holiday selections on my website.





Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and business throughout 2017.

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, December 29, 2017

Sharing Amore Laura Fadora: Flip Over Hello video



This die would work perfectly with the two toned cardstock from Close To My Heart! Laura is even asking is there even any available. Yes!  CTMH.

Check out the cardstock on my website: https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 CTMH Annoucements

Hi Paper Crafters,

Welcome to December, a month to celebrate Jesus' birthday. Our family also celebrates a few other birthdays during the month, so it can be a crazy busy month for the Ferguson family.

I am here on this first day of the month to share what Close To My Heart has to offer you fabulous customers in the month of  December.




As 2017 comes to a close, you can be ready for 2018 by creating a beautiful photo calendar. The Through the Year calendar kit includes everything you need to create a 12-month photo calendar for the year ahead. Save 20% on this exclusive bundle of products, that includes custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, papers, and a blank calendar.
The November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes an excellent companion to this project, too. If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, never fear — you can get a calendar kit that includes this set!
Get this exclusive calendar kit FREE this month when you sign up to become a Consultant in December or when you host a qualifying party.


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.

Final month to place your order for any of the products in the Holiday Expressions idea book. Only available through December 31, 2017 (while supplies last).
Please be sure to shop my independent consultant website for all of your personal CTMH and family/friends paper crafting products from Close To My Heart.
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday Sale 2017 - Close To My Heart


Close To My Heart will be holding a one-day flash sale! Be sure to visit and shop my Consultant website to celebrate Cyber Monday! 

What's the sale all about? 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder™ items and a 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items! 

Cyber Monday starts November 27, 2017 at midnight (MST) and will end 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my Consultant website during these times. 

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items. 

Enjoy shopping!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Thinking of You at Christmas, Nov. 2017 - Reindeer with Star (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

My family, like many others, has lost a loved one near the Christmas holiday. It makes it a little harder to feel the joy of the season when we are missing them. I have created a card today for those people you need to reach out to and say "I am thinking of you at this time."

I find myself, as a card maker, hoarding the cards I create. I need to be sharing them with others in hopes of brightening their day. Join me in not only creating the blessings of the season cards, but also cards for those you know are struggling during the season.

A big hug to you all. Remembering my dad, Donald Wilson, December 20, 2012.

File used is this week's free file, Reindeer with Star, from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Goes away tomorrow, grab it now. 


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Paper Piecing Frame - Christmoose Santa and Elf (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Beginning to decorate around the house for the Christmas season. I started in my craft room with changing my standard frame from fall to Christmas. I used the cut image "Christmoose Santa and Elf" from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. All supplies used are Close To My Heart products.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #45 - Library Hour (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Back to the school scrapbook with a layout using the "Library Hour" cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

Last week's YouTube video was about my latest organization project: creating a catalog of my clear stamp sets. What a great tool! As you will see on the cut image, there are "titles" on the bindings of the books. They are from an assortment of my stamps sets. How did I find them? By looking through my 3-ring binder and seeing all the words within my sentiments and within the themed stamps. It was a lot of fun and truly did not take too much time. I knew where to find the stamps by theme.

All supplies used in creating the page are Close To My Heart. Please shop my independent consultant page for your paper crafting needs.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Workspace Wonder™ Carousel Base & Top

2017 Black Friday Special Details : Close To My Heart

Hi Paper Crafters,
In need of a quick way to create scrapbooks for Christmas gifts... Print your photos while you wait for your order to arrive. See the videos below on the ease of Cut Above Layout Kits.
Black Friday Special Details : Close To My Heart will be holding a one-day flash sale to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year!
The sale will give you a chance to get a 50% discount on all currently available Cut Above® Layout Kits. This includes current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!
This sale starts at 12:00 am (MST) on November 24 and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my Consultant website during these times.

As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings!
As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.
Visit my Consultant website (search Cut Above Kits) here: https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/







Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Family Portrait - 2017 Flour Baby Project

Here are the 9th grade career (life skills) flour babies. Each year my class creates their own "baby" using a 5 pound flour bag. The project starts out showing the class how to use a pattern to cut out the head, arms and legs. Next the students sew and stuff each part before hot gluing to the flour bag. The eyes are wiggle eyes and the mouth is a pacifier. 

Project requirements are to keep a week long journal of the reactions they see from people they encounter throughout the week, nightly check-ins with me (while I sleep), and essays for mistreating the "baby." I am so proud of each year's freshmen students as they carry out the project well and with great attitudes.

Here they are:


One student even had a carrier he took to each class.

 
See you in my next post. Kim :-)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Get Well Card, Nov. 2017 - Need A Hug (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

There is a lot of illness going through our school. Surprisingly, it has been going on since late September beginning with a string of strep throat. It has not slowed down since. Fortunately, I tend to be immune to most and have rarely been sick in the 12 years I have been teaching. In fact, I have only called in sick once in that time. Let's hope I stay that way now that I have put it out there... Is everyone knocking on some wood for me?!

While searching through my SVG images, I came across an older freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Need A Hug. This little mouse is sure to brighten someone's day who is under the weather. Get well all you sickies out there, Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. You need your appetites back for all the yummy fixin's.

All card base products are Close To My Heart. Please visit my independent consultant website to order your paper crafting products, or you can do some Christmas shopping for the crafters in your life.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Card 2017 - Chilling Turkey (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Jumping in this morning to share a Thanksgiving card I have created using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Chilling Turkey clip art. Today is the last day to pick up this file, FREE. I love how the turkey can either be looked as a feeling relief from not being the day's meal, or he is portraying the family after a large gathering filled with the blessing of way too much to eat.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I wish the best for you and your family.

All card supplies are Close To My Heart, please shop my independent consultant website for your paper crafting supply needs.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Clip Art Tags - 2017 (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today in my craft room I did a bit more organization with my holiday papers. I have had the papers and embellishments in too many places. Trying hard to consolidate. While I was in the process, I created a chain reaction with my wire cube system. Took my own advice given to my mom and anchored the entire system with zip ties.  This should help keep everything in line and prevent the wire sections from slipping out of their anchors. Crossed fingers!

After I completed my chore, I created some tags using clip art images from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Files used are the "In His Hands," "Scarecrow Mouse," and "Bear with Turkey Leg." The last two are prior free images.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Designed with Nicole Nowosad: One Stamp, Three Ways

Hi Paper Crafters,

Close To My Heart products were featured in this SCT Magazine video. Yay! Check out the products and other great paper crafting supplies on my website. What better way to shop for your crafty family members and friends than from the comforts of home. Christmas is coming!

Supplies featured:

Delicate Flowers M1178
Linen Exclusive Inks Z2824
Linen Refill Z2724
VersaMark Ink Pad Z891
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder Z2066
My Acrylix Block 3" x 3" Y1006
VersaMat Z1279
Gold Shimmer Brush Z3293
Spray Pen Z1380
Black Archival Ink Z3271
Waterbrush - Small Round Z3224
Watercolor Paints Z3132
Micro-tip Scissors Z534

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins

Hi Paper Crafters,

Order your Cut Above Kits today and get started on those albums for Christmas gifts.



Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Paper Pieced Bookmarks - Bookworm in Training (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

This evening's project was put together using the cut file "Bookworm in Training" from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. As I have mentioned in my YouTube videos, I cut several images out at once when making new projects with my Cricut Explore.

Since cataloging my stamp sets there are many ideas going through my head. Why? Because I now have a good idea of what I have in my stamp set stash. Now we gotta put them to use... On the bookmarks I have used book/library themed stamp sets. So fun!


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Cataloging Craft Supplies - Stamp Sets/Thin Cuts (11/2017)

Hi Paper Crafters,

No actual projects completed this weekend. However, I did get to another organization task... Cataloging my stamp sets and thin cuts for ease of finding what I want when I need it.

I have some old school supplies from my boys' years in school that need to be either purged/donated or put to use. So, I grabbed a stamp pad and pulled one stamp set at a time to be inked up and stamped on the notebook paper. I then used Post-It notes to separate the notebook paper by categories already established in my craft room since learning about the Totally Tiffany way of organization.

Here is a YouTube video I created sharing the outcome of my Veteran's Day holiday weekend. Leave me comments for further explanation, or to share how you have organized your craft supplies lately.

Enjoy!


Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, November 6, 2017

12x12 2-page Scrapbook Layout #44 - Bookworm in Training (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Continuing through the grades in my school album with another adorable Little Scraps of Heaven Designs cut file, Bookworm in Training. Paper piecings cut from Close To My Heart cardstock and edge distressed with their exclusive inks.




Please visit my social media sites listed below. Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Unboxing - November 2017 CTMH Order

Hi Paper Crafters,

I share the unboxing of my recent products ordered from Close To My Heart in a YouTube video. 


Cats & Bats Dots Z4028 $3.95
Workshops Your Way Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Kit G1136 $27.95
Falling For You Paper Packet X7223B $9.95
Workshops Your Way Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Kit G1137 $27.95
Christmas Paper Doll Stamp & Thin Cuts Z4053 $45.95
Silver & Gold Paper Packet X7226B $9.95
Season's Greetings Stamp M1175 $2.95
Together Thin Cut Z4034 $12.95
Clearance Products
Going Soon Products


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.

Be sure to visit me on my social media sites listed below and browse/shop my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website. Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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