Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8 1/2 x 11 Scrapbook Layouts - Jess Crafts Collaboration

Hi Paper Crafters,

This evening I finally had the opportunity to record the scrapbook layouts I had designed using the Jess Crafts digital images. I plan to put together an album for our local grandson to enjoy as I will be filling the album with photos of him and our other long distance grandson. My final step after placing photos will be to laminate the album for him to use freely and store in his toy box here at grandmas.

Please be sure to visit Jess Crafts blog and YouTube channel to see her process videos. She makes great card sets from a single paper pad and typically donates the cards to a charity, children's hospital, etc.

Please be sure to visit her video where she creates cards using the Close To My Heart Beary Christmas WYW kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WxjpJwoTIY&t=1s

Jess Crafts blog: https://jesscraftsblog.blogspot.com/
Jess Crafts YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jesmoyer

Thank you Jess for this wonderful opportunity, I truly enjoyed your digital images.



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Guest Design Team Member - Miss Kate Cuttables

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today is my day to be the Guest Design Team Member at Miss Kate Cuttables. It was such an honor to be selected for this opportunity. I have been anxiously waiting all year for my day to come. The day has arrived and I am here to share a camping layout using the print and cut files: "Camping Fun Title" "Mountain Range" and "Bear with Tent."


Thank you so much for looking. Be sure to stop by the Miss Kate Cuttables website to browse/shop the wonderful designs available for your paper crafting projects. Enjoy!

I so appreciate the opportunity to be here with you all today. Happy Crafting! Kim Ferguson

10+ Cards 1 Kit with Close to My Heart Beary Christmas Scrapbook Kit

Collaboration - 11 Cards, Jess Crafts Digital Stamps (Sept 2017)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am so excited to post today about a collaboration I entered into with Jess Crafts using her digital stamps. I reached out to Jess to see if she had interest in teaming up to create and share projects using one another's products. 

I sent Jess the Close To My Heart Beary Christmas Workshops Your Way kit, and Jess sent me several of her digital stamps. Please take some time to view both of our videos as well as take a trip over to Jess Crafts blog to see her amazing work and heart for giving her cards to organizations as donations. Here is the link to her collaboration video.

Today our videos sharing our processes and projects are being revealed on YouTube. Here is my process video where I created 11 cards.

















Moxie Foxy








Be sure to visit Jess Crafts on her YouTube channel and blog. Check out all the amazing digital stamps she has available for purchase on Etsy.

Thank you Jess for this opportunity to collaborate with you and to create with your lovely digital stamps. Hugs!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

12x12 2-page Scrapbook Layout #37 - Preschool Bears (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

School is in full swing for my area, how about yours? This was my first year in 18 years not to have a son beginning a new school/college year. My boys are now through college and on their way in the vast world of careers. Looking back, that went FAST.

I still remember the first day my husband and I dropped our youngest off at his K-4 class (not preschool) and stood in the parking lot wondering what to do now that there were no kids at home for a few hours. That emptiness did not last long, I soon started back to Jazzercise, coffee dates with friends and eventually subbing in the school cafeterias.

Now if I could just get the boys' school albums completed then I could move on from their school days. I will never be school free since I am a middle/high school teacher, but the pages I will make now are about my experiences.

This layout is to help inspire you to go back to the beginning and document those memories of the first day of preschool whether now or in the past. File used is the "Preschool Bears" from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, September 4, 2017

12x12 2-page Scrapbook Layout #36 - What I Love Most (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Happy Labor Day! Enjoying the last of a 4 day weekend before the school week begins. It has been a great few days in my craft room working on some great projects for upcoming design team posts, a collaboration and workshops. Hanging out in my craft room is one thing I love to do most, but there are two things I love so much more...

My two sons, Josh and James. They are now adults making their way in the career world. I took some time to think back over their 25 and 23 years of life and I was filled with joy and love. I am so proud of who they are and cherish our relationship. When we were asked to create a project titled "What I Love Most" there was no question what my images would focus on... being a mom. It is the BEST job in the world.

Please take a trip over to the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team blog to see the posts for this week's "What I Love Most" theme. We always welcome you to share your projects with us as well. What are you creating with the LSHD cut/digi files?

LSHD cut files used: "A Mother's Love" "Everyday Moments Love Cards"
All cardstock and inks are from my Close To My Heart independent Consultant website (except retired products)




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Walk Through Holiday Expressions (Sept-Dec 2017)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I took a video walk through the brand new Holiday Expressions idea book. Unfortunately the time on my phone ran out and I had to create a second video mostly due to the fact that I gave up on trying things to get them pieced together after too many hours away from my crafting. I hope you enjoy!




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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September 2017 CTMH Annoucements... A New Holiday Expressions Idea Book

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is definitely back to school days. I started back this last week to get my classroom in order. Several staff members stepped up big time and helped me give my room a much needed face lift. It is amazing how some new paint, purging some unnecessary furniture and "stuff" can make a difference. I am anxious to see the reactions of my returning students.

Holiday Expressions Idea Book (Sept-Dec 2017)

As for my Close To My Heart business, I have a new Holiday Expressions idea book to share with you all. It is chalk full of new holiday themed products... paper packets, embellishments, stamp sets, thin cuts... and on and on. Take a digital walk through on my website.



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.






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, August 28, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #35 - All About Me (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

For this week's Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, design team blog theme we were challenged to create a page focusing on ourselves... All About Me. How many of you can go through your scrapbooks and see that you have made yourself the focus of a page, or are you even in photos where you were at the event?! As the family historian I find I am not in too many of the photos and miss seeing myself enjoying the fun things we have done. Be sure to take the camera to someone and ask them to please include you in some photos for historical documentation. Your kids and grandchildren will want to look back and see you just as much as they want to see themselves.

The files I have used from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs are the "You're a Big Dill" to represent my LOVE of dill pickles! "All About Me" for the title and elements, and the August 7-13 weekly freebie "Everyday Girl-Remember" to represent me.

Be sure to create a project reflecting on you, it is okay to tell your story and only your story on a layout. I would love to see what you create. Please be sure to share.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Confessions of a Consultant - Thank you 500 YouTube subscribers!

Hi Paper Crafters,

Can I just pause a moment and say "Thank You" to all of you out there who read my blog and Facebook posts. Today I hit a summer break goal... I now have 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel. I have been praying for that goal since June. Thank you! I would not be doing what I love... sharing my love of paper crafting on social media if it wasn't for the support of my viewers and readers.

Today I celebrate YOU!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, August 21, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #34 - Engaged Couple (LSHD Favorite File)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It's Monday! The Little Scraps of Heaven designs, design team blog theme for this week is "Favorite File." I chose "Engaged Couple" for a two reasons, first I asked for an engagement file and was blessed by Tricia creating this great image, second was the engagement of my oldest son to his girlfriend in June for whom I will be making the layout for.

I have used a retired Close To My Heart, Workshop On the Go scrapbook layout for the image. Don't you just love how this turned out? Please be sure to share creations using your favorite images on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Facebook Page.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #33 - 1st Day of School (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am beginning a new series, a school album. You will be seeing posts here on my blog as well as the process videos on how I finished the layouts on my YouTube Channel. If you ever have any specific questions on any part of my process or layouts, please leave comments on either my blog or the video you have questions about.

The first layout in the series is of course... 1st Day of School

The cut file is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "1st Day of School." All cuts are done with Close To My Heart cardstock and edge distressed with CTMH exclusive inks. Background papers are mentioned in my videos if I know where I bought them from.

Join me in this adventure by creating your own album and sharing with us here on the blog or Facebook Groups.



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, August 14, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #32 - On the Road Again (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Wow, it is Monday again! Time truly does fly by when you are having some great crafty fun. This week's design team post for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs is all about the "End of Summer." What things do you traditionally to do go out with a bang before heading back to school, fall weather, etc.? 

I used the cut file "On the Road Again" to signify the journey back home from a wonderful summer trip away. This is a 4 page scrapbook layout using the Close To My Heart, Flip Flaps. I have done a process video which focuses on how to use the Flip Flaps.

All cardstock, Flip Flaps and inks are from my Close To My Heart independent consultant website.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #31 - Movie Night-Staying In (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

How many of you are hunkering down in the house to enjoy the AC? I sure am, between hot temps and smoke in the air from fires, the house is the most comfortable place for me to be. I enjoy a good comfy seat, Netflix and a beverage while the cool temps keep me relaxed.

Today I am sharing a layout where I have used the "Movie Night-Staying In" cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. You might even notice the background from way back when I used the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge collection to make the movie strip and title. Much like I stress the partnering of the LSHD files with CTMH cardstock and inks, I also feel our Cricut cartridges add that finishing touch at times.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #30 - Total Eclipse (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

On August 21st there will be a total eclipse occur at around 10:17 AM. Be sure to check online for locations you can view this long awaited event. I do live in an area where I will be able to see it happen. As a family we are so excited for the day... 

Here is a layout I have ready for photos. File used "Total Eclipse" from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. All cardstock and inks are from Close To My Heart, visit my website to order products at https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #29 - Baa-ck to School (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

This morning I am sharing the second layout I created for the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team blog back to school post. I have used the "Baa-ck to School" cut file to create a 2 page layout to represent a classroom full of desks and sheep. LOL You will notice that I had used the desks from this cut file on the "Meet the Teacher" layout. When searching through images, be sure to see how you can mix and match to create scenes.

All cardstock and inks are Close To My Heart. Background papers are from a paper pad from Hobby Lobby.


A process video:


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, August 7, 2017

2017–2018 Annual Inspirations idea book US



Please visit my independent consultant website to view the idea book more closely and browse/shop at https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/.

Thank you. Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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