Wednesday, June 21, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #20 - "Water Wings Bear" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,
Remember to grab your weekly FREEBIE from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I have used the "Water Wings Bear" to create a layout using the "No Worries" paper packet from Close To My Heart.My CTMH website: www.kimferguson.closetomyheart.com LSHD Weekly Freebie: https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Category_136/Weekly-Freebie.htm

Please share any projects you are working on. I love to share with you. Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see me create.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Paper Piecing Card #1 - Father's Day (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

We had a wonderful day as a family celebrating Father's Day. Our two sons made plans for us to go hiking at Silver Creek Falls here in our local area. It was a beautiful day.


I have created two projects for Father's Day using cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and the amazing Close To My Heart cardstock (currently on sale for 25% off). I love how easily the cardstock cuts in my Cricut Explore, even down to the tiniest pieces for the piecing's eyes.

This first project is a card where I have used a bear cut image from a paper piecing set I have used earlier in the year from LSHD. I typically cut at least two of an image at one time for a current project and for future use.


My second project is a tag where I have used the dad from the cf June Calendar Friend (minus the mustache and beard). For the T-shirt, I used a stamp from a dad themed stamp set from Close To My Heart (Day For Dad - Retired).


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #20 - "Teddy Bear Picnic" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is Monday, how can I be happy about that? It is officially my summer break. There are no more "have to" dates for work until August. I could always go in and organize my classroom teaching materials, but we will see how quickly I get in to do that, LOL.

Also, Monday brings to you a new theme on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team Blog. This week we are sharing projects with an "I'm Going on A Picnic" theme. For my project I shared a 2 page layout using the "Teddy Bear Picnic" image. I hope you will take some time out of your week and stop by the blog. Be sure to share a comment or two about the projects and maybe how you plan to participate in the theme as well.

All supplies are from my Independent Consultant Close To My Heart website (cardstock and inks) except the picnic basket patterned paper. Remember, there is a sale on cardstock going on... 25% off. I always appreciate your support through purchases on my website.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cardstock Carnival - 25% off Close To My Heart cardstock

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is a great time to stock up on the Close To My Heart cardstock. It is on sale at 25% off, that is more than my consultant discount!!! I love our paper for all my paper crafting projects. I use my Cricut machines a LOT and can always count on great cuts as the cardstock cuts like butter.

Please visit my website and place your order www.kimferguson.closetomyheart.com


Enjoy shopping for all those projects your have in the works.

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Craft Space - Piles of Paper 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

Back to reorganization... Word of the week - Theme. I have spent a few days in my craft room repeating the alphabet over and over in my head as I have sorted my stickers and paper into categories. My system is based on the Totally Tiffany way of organizing. Be sure to check her videos out, but first watch mine :-)

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Engaged Couple" - Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

Hi Paper Crafters,

Tonight I am taking some time out from the finishing touches on my paper sorting to share a new file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. This is near and dear to my heart as I am the proud mom of a newly engaged son. Yes, my oldest son proposed to his girlfriend last Friday, and she said YES! We are very excited for them. With this union, my husband and I will gain a "daughter" and a grandson. 

Please join me in celebrating this event by creating some projects using the "Engaged Couple" for the special proposals in your family. I can't wait to have you share the proposal stories... Purchase your own image on the Little Scraps of Heaven Design website.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #19 - "You Are My Sunshine Collection" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

There is a new blog post today on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team blog. Our theme for the week is sunshine. I have used the "You Are My Sunshine Collection" to create a two page layout. The paper I have used is a retired paper pack from Close To My Heart, Dream Pop.

My layout is a bit more simple this week as I have had a lot going on with the end of the school year. I am excited to be on summer break and can't wait to create and share some fun projects. Stay tuned for what is to come...


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #18 - "Ice Cream Kids" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

The school year is winding down and summer is gearing up to begin for me real soon. I am looking forward to many days in my craft room for both creating and relaxing. What plans do you have for your craft room this summer?

The design team for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs has been busy creating more summer projects. This week our theme was ice cream. Be sure to head on over to the LSHD Design Team blog to view the fun ice cream themed creations.

For my post I used the "Ice Cream Kids" cut file to create a two page layout.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Constant Campaign and Stamp of the Month (Close To My Heart)

Hi Paper Crafters,

A bit of delay in getting this post out since it is the last week of school, but with the end comes a nice summer break ahead. I can't wait for some extra time off and lots of time for crafting in my newly organized craft space. Who else has a quiet crafting summer to look forward to?

We've Got You Covered

To go along with my summer plans of scrapbooking, Close To My Heart is offering a constant campaign focused on the My Legacy Albums, Buy 1 get a second one at 1/2 off!!! Such a great deal for stocking up on the albums you are in need of now, or know you will need in the future. (Available June 1-30, 2017)


You could also receive an album FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant this month! Learn more about becoming a Consultant.
*Discount applied in cart; album selections subject to availability.
Stamp of the Month - Hello Foxy
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. (Available June 1-30, 2017)
Please be sure to visit my CTMH Independent Consultant website to see these great specials in the month of June. I always appreciate your support through being a member of all my social media sites and placing orders on my CTMH website. It is because of you I am able to keep my motivation going and creations coming.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #17 - "Submarine Adventures" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

What did you think of the design team blog post for Memorial Day? Well, we are starting a summer series of themed projects once a week.  Be sure to check the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team blog weekly on Monday to see what we have been creating for you.

Another summer kick off was a Facebook Fanpage hop on June 1. We created projects using cut/digi files with a summer theme. I chose to create a layout related to my most favorite summer vacation spot... The beach. I love to visit the Oregon Aquarium when I can.  My layout uses the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs "Submarine Adventures" cut file and Close To My Heart products: cardstock and inks.

I sure hope you took advantage of the hop as there was a chance to win $50 in files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. There are other chances to win files if you enter the weekly challenges posted on the Facebook Fanpage. Be sure to follow and watch for all the great things happening with the talented ladies on the design team.

Here is the entire 2-page layout from my FB hop post.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Facebook Hop Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - June 2017

Facebook Page Hop - Little Scraps of Heaven Designs June 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

A great event has been going on today... A Facebook Page Hop between the design team members for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Please take some time and check out our projects with a summer theme. View, leave a message and be put in a drawing for a chance to win $50 in free files from LSHD.

Here is a little sneak peek of my summer layout for the hop... Start here.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today we reflect on the loved ones we have lost who put their lives on the line for our country's freedom. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and the design team members wanted to honor those heroes as well. We have created projects in their honor. Please visit the LSHD design team blog for inspiration and encouragement on this Memorial Day 2017.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Congrats With Flowers and Ribbons

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #16 - "Sitting Dragon" and "Dragon This Morning" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

The luxuries of a stay-cation. I have had some down time to work around my house and catch up on some of my paper crafting. There have been a few things on the back burner which I have been very anxious to work on... The Dragon Tails collection from Doodlebug is one of the items I have been very excited to create with once I had it in my hands.

My project today is a 2-page 12x12 scrapbook layout using images from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Sitting Dragon" and "Dragon This Morning." Both are available on the LSHD website.

The cardstock and inks used are from my Close To My Heart Independent Consultant website. I have used Lagoon, Willow, Slate, Chocolate, black, Honey, Whisper, Gypsy and Sweet Leaf.

A link to my process video for this layout is below:






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #15 - "Mud Splashes" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today I am here to share another layout using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Mud Splashes file. I have used the Close To My Heart "How-To" program idea book, Cherish to create this layout. I shared a video last weekend about the "Going Soon" link on my website. These wonderful idea books are included in what is to soon be retired.  Let me encourage you to consider purchasing one or all of these helpful books. This layout was so easy to put together as the measurements are provided as well as very detailed instructions for how to build the layout. I put it together in just an evening.

The Elegant Showcase pattern was used for this layout.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Two Page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #14 - "Zoo Critters, Vol 2" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here are the two pages to go along with my Flip Flap title pages where I used the "Looking For an Adventure" cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. The cute animals are from the "Zoo Critters, Vol 2" cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. The papers are from Doodlebug's At the Zoo Collection.

Stay tuned for more crafting goodness coming soon.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Confessions of a CTMH Independent Consultant Series - #2 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today I find myself beginning to mourn the upcoming loss of a dear paper crafting friend... The CTMH ruler. I have had mine for probably about 7 years now and it is always by my side for a quick measurement here and there, or to just plain line up something that I cannot do on my own at ALL. My ruler has two close friends who will also be departing soon, the stitch guide and foam mat. These have been wonderful tools for helping with setting my brads, eyelets, or for sewing with real thread or merely drawing lines with a pen to create a faux stitch line.

I would love for you to be able to get your hands on these wonderful tools from Close To My Heart before they vanish from the "Going Soon" link to a forever gone status.

How to use the stitch guide and foam mat (from 3 years ago)


Today's video

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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A Celebration Challenge

Hi Paper Crafters,

Woo Hoo! I have reached 100 members on my Close To My Heart Facebook Group. 

I am also happy to announce that my YouTube channel now has 390 subscribers! Thank you, thank you.

Here is a challenge:
Purchase $50 in products from my Close To My Heart website, create an item using current Close To My Heart products, post it on my Close To My Heart Facebook Group and I will draw a winner to receive 2 free stamp sets. (non CTMH independent consultant members only please)
Submissions due by June 1, 2017

Not a member yet, send me a request on Facebook. Not a subscriber to my Kim Ferguson YouTube channel, what are you waiting for, head on over there and hit that famous "Subscribe" button. Show me the social media LOVE.

Thank you all for joining, reading my posts and commenting. You are the sparkle in my paper crafting.
Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Confessions of a CTMH Independent Consultant Series - #1 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

Another week over and I am sitting at my craft table pondering my next project. I am sure you have those same moments of creators block. It is a very real thing for those of us who are artists. We can't always have our "game on." Life can be a huge creator of those blocks at times. I know my life can be very heavy at times. But I need to remember to suck it up, focus and get busy... This is my home business after all.

Let's talk motivation this evening. How can I help you become motivated in your paper crafting? Sometimes the right tools can help you get a jump start. A resource I use to get some ideas and the creativity juices flowing are the How-To books from Close To My Heart. They are full of illustrations, examples and instructions for how to create a scrapbook layout or card. However, they are currently in the "Going Soon" link on my website. I would strongly recommend your purchasing one or a few to help you with your creators block, but do it soon.

Take some time this weekend for your craft and begin to chip away at your creator's block along with me. I feel it is so important to support and encourage one another in all that we are interested in doing. Will you join me in creating something this weekend and share it with us. I would love the encouragement of a community sharing with one another.


Thank you in advance for any shopping you do on my website as I do earn a commission, and I am working towards our 2017 Close To My Heart convention.



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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