Monday, July 10, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #25 - Vacation (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Good times, good friends and relaxation... All good signs of a vacation. If you are like me, a good staycation is always good too. I just love when we do not have anything on the calendar for several days and can hunker down in the house and work on whatever we feel led to do. Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy a great trip away. This year's trips consist of a great time in Salt Lake City at the Close To My Heart convention. My next trip will be a beach scrapbook getaway with my mom. Yay! I love the coast.

In thinking back to my SLC trip, I have created my project for the vacation theme challenge on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, design team blog. This is an overview of having to fly and lug my luggage to the hotel and reverse to get back home. I am not a big flyer... I was a bit anxious about two days prior to the trip about flying out.

There are 4 separate images used on these layouts: Flying High Bear, I will Follow, Pack Your Bags and Snap This. Cardstock and Exclusive Inks are Close To My Heart.

Be sure to visit the design team blog, link in the sidebar.






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Scrappy Tag 2017 - Videolift

Hi Paper Crafters,

While watching my daily YouTube subscription channels, I came across #scrappytag2017 videos. There were 15 scrapbook questions presented by Lisa of Pink Glitter Scrapper. I jumped on board when there was a general call to post answers to the questions. I was not tagged, but thought the list of questions were great for a means to share with you more about who I am. My last intro video is from 3 years ago.



I would like to tag merryscrapper

Here are the 15 questions, if you participate please give credit back to Pink Glitter Scrapper 

1) What is one scrapbook item you do NOT own, that surprises you?

2) If you were designing your own line, what 3 elements would be REQUIRED?

3) What ONE item is a must for you to finish a layout?

4) Most used social media influence, besides YouTube?

5) Who is your DREAM collaborator?

6) If money was no object, what would your first purchase be?

7) What do you have the most of in your stash?

8) Favorite item in your stash?

9) Most used item?

10) Where do you do your crafting? 

11) Layout or project you have been procrastinating on?

12) Layout, straight away or in a pile?

13) Scrappy Crush. Who would make you grin or just be so excited if they liked or commented on your project?

14) Favorite places to shop?

15) Dream job in the industry?

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Laurel & Fern Paper Wreaths

Hello Canada Cricut* Collection - Special July Bundle

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here are the images available on the Cricut* Hello Canada Collection. For July only (while supplies last) there is a bundle available which has a 150th stamp set and a collection of cardstock. Beginning August 1st the stamp set and cardstock will no longer be included with the Cricut* collection. Shop today to celebrate Canada.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Paper Piecing Process Video 2017 - Part 2

Hi Paper Crafters,

Do you remember the container full of cut pieces for my upcoming paper crafting project? Well, it is all edge distressed and assembled. I have created a new YouTube video with a sneak peek of my upcoming layout to be posted on Monday, July 10. Stay tuned!

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CTMH Celebrates Canada's Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Canadian Confederation

Happy 150th Anniversary Canadian Paper Crafters,

July 1st marked the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Congratulations! I had the honor of celebrating with fellow Canadian CTMH Independent Consultants on that very special day. CTMH does not miss a mark, they took full advantage of having the Canadians in the house and shared a special bundle in honor of 150 years.

If you are a Canadian paper crafting sister/brother living in the US I have a great deal for you... The all new Cricut Hello Canada Digital Collection (retail $24.95) is on sale for 20% off in the month of July. But wait, there is more... CTMH has been given permission to offer a stamp set featuring the 150th celebration icon! So you will receive a digital version of the new Cricut cartridge containing 20 layered images recognizing Canadian provinces and territories, local flowers, slogan and other icons, a stamp set and cardstock! (Only available for use with Cricut Explore Machines)


US paper crafters, this is a great bundle for you to use as well for vacations to Canada or just the fact that you love the images and can use them for your own paper crafting needs.

** I can only sell to Canadians living in the US.  If you are living in Canada, please reach out to a Canadian Independent Consultant. Thank you.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Confessions of a Consultant - 2017-2018 Annual Inspiration

Hi Paper Crafters,

As you know, I am back and in full motion as I have just returned from my first ever Close To My Heart convention. I have been told it is a wonderful experience, and those who persuaded me to join in this year were not mistaken. CTMH is a wonderful company and I am very proud to be an Independent Consultant, Supervisor. Celebrating 5 years on August 1! Please know that you are at the heart of every decision they are making, the effort that goes into producing the products and the distributing of each order they receive.





As your Independent Consultant, I take my job of creating with and teaching with our products quite seriously. I also want you to have faith in me and know that I will steer you in the right direction when I see fit. You need to understand that when CTMH has to make changes they go through a lot of research and time to choose the best products and materials to use in their manufacturing. Unfortunately, manufacturing costs are out of their hands when as a whole a key source of production goes up in price. This year it seems plastics are sky-rocketing in price. Thus, changes are being made to quite a handful of our products made using plastics.

Please take some time in July to inventory your album Memory Protectors, Flip Flaps, and Spine Expanders as their prices will be going up in the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations (effective August 1, 2017). Other products affected are the scissors, daubers and organizers. Be aware that others will be stocking up at the current prices, so do not delay too long in ordering a supply of items you use for your paper crafting and storage.

Another huge change will be to our Basics Exclusive Color Palette (cardstock and inks). If you have any favorites, you should consider purchasing a supply to have on hand for your projects. One last biggie, CTMH has listened and heard it was time to make a change, Colonial White is going away. Get it while you can!

Please join in on the fun and come to a workshop if you are in the Salem or Albany areas of Oregon. Book a party to earn free/discounted products or even better become a member of my team as a consultant and earn wonderful discounts and other perks. Ask me how?

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Monday, July 3, 2017

July Monthly Special and Stamp of the Month (Close To My Heart)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Welcome to July! I have just returned home from the 2017 CTMH convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a great first convention for me to attend as we were in the home state of CTMH. The best part of being there... A home office tour! Yes, we saw where it all happens. The brainstorming, creating, manufacturing and shipping of all the wonderful products. Such a beautiful company through and through, the people and the facility.


Another reason for my choosing this year to attend the convention... August 1st will be my 5 year anniversary as an Independent Consultant, Supervisor. I owe a huge thanks to you, my customers and friends. I would not be in this role without you and your encouragement/support. If you saw my earlier posting from convention, you have read about my taking part in CTMH challenges. I am committed to working and growing my business, and I am committed to completing my challenges. I am asking you to join me in meeting these personal business goals. More to come...

Alright, what is in store for the month of July?

Stamp of the Month
Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for that month only, for just $5 when you place a qualifying $50 order-that's 72% off the full retail price! You can also purchase the Stamp of the Month set at full retail for $17.95 with no minimum purchase required.

July Stamp of the Month is the "Storybook Alphabet" set.  This set will only be available July 1-31, 2017.  


Monthly Special
Each month Close To My Heart treats its customers to a special deal by offering a monthly special (eg. stamp sets, paper packs, etc.).


Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that CTMH has brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, CTMH will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!

As part of the Stampaganza special, CTMH also has special offers for new Consultants and hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer and the hostess offer here.
Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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12x12 Scrapbook Layout #24 - "Fourth of July Kids" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

We are nearly to our national day of celebration for the freedom of the USA, July 4th. In honor of our countries day of Independence, we, as a design team at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs have created 4th of July themed projects. Be sure to check out the design team blog linked in the sidebar.

My project is a two page layout using the "Fourth of July Kids" image. I squealed at how cute these kids are... they are so adorable. I just can't get enough of the LSHD images. What makes it even more fun and enjoyable for me is the great cardstock from Close To My Heart. It cuts so well in my Cricut Explore! I sure hope you made it in June for the Cardstock Carnival sale.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Confessions of a Consultant - 2017 Convention Challenges

Hi Paper Crafters,

At the time of my writing this post the Cardstock Carnival is almost over. Jump on to my website quick to see if you are still able to order. Thank you for your orders placed through my website.

Tonight I come to you from Salt Lake City where I have been having the time of my life at the 2017 CTMH convention. We have seen some amazing artwork, I can't wait to create my own and share/teach you. Yes, I have seen the new idea book... Amazing as always. Stay tuned in July for some sneak peeks.


Looking ahead in my plans for my CTMH business, I have accepted two separate challenges from corporate. The first is my commitment to share with you my Story-Ish. Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts for more information.

For success in meeting the second challenge I need you to be a key part... I would love for you to be a hostess for a gathering and earn free/discounted products! I am currently booking for July. I would love to answer any questions you may have about being a hostess, in the meantime, here is a link to my website. We can even do an online gathering!

The kids are out of school for the summer and life is crazy! Now is the perfect time to steal a night of calm with your girlfriends and have real life conversations! I have some super fun party ideas that are fast and easy!

Lunchtime or after work party (at your office)
Restaurant party (meet for a snack and a little shopping)
5-1-1 party (You invite 5 guests who each bring 1 friend and I promise to be in and out in 1 hour)
Pajama party (Come in your PJ's, relax and pamper yourself)
Mexican Fiesta!
Chicks and Chocolate party
Online Party

Just a few ideas of the types of party I can share in the planning for you to work towards your own CTMH hostess rewards for free/reduced priced products.

Not local to me in the Salem, OR area... We can always set up an online gathering to invite friends and family to join and order. Local hostesses can take advantage of online ordering as well.

Join me as I begin my 6th year with Close To My Heart as a Supervisor, I will continue to show you how.

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Digital Image Project #10 - 2017 "Water Wings Bear" card (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Nothing like a dip in the pool to cool off. Last week's Little Scraps of Heaven Designs freebie fit perfectly with any project related to cooling off in the water, Water Wings Bear. I have used the image for a digital card.

Did you know the weekly freebie not only has a themed digital/cut image, but it also comes with an outline so you can color the image your way, tags and frames, as well as background texture papers. Be sure to hop on over to the website beginning every Monday to grab the newest freebie file.

Stay cool!


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Digital Image Project #9 - 2017 "Snail Mail" card (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

How well do you keep up handwritten correspondence with loved ones? I see it becoming obsolete with all of our social media online. I miss receiving cards/letters from my grandma, I will forever recognize her handwriting and cherish anything I come across where she had jotted down a simple sentiment. My dad's writing was very distinct as well, so the same feelings warm my heart when I find a treasure with his strokes penned upon them.

As a paper crafter, it is my passion to create projects to share through the mail or a browse through my scrapbooks. So why is it I have a hard time getting a handwritten treasure in the mail? Because of the time it takes for the message to be received. We call it snail mail for a reason. Social media is instant, sometimes too fast.

Let me challenge us all to be a bit better at writing a note to someone you love and care about. There are many of our friends going through hard things, as well as celebrating big things. To start off the race, here is a "Snail Mail" card created from a freebie a few weeks back from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. 

Jump on this band wagon and get to creating some cards.  And, write in them with your own handwriting to leave a legacy for those to come. It does matter...


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Digital Image Project #8 - 2017 "Pool Noodle Penguin" card (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Have you worked with digital images? If you have been following me for a while then you know it is something I have not worked with a lot. I am trying to create cards using digital images once a month. The way things have been going it appears that is done at the end of the month as a look back on the month's freebie files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Remember to grab your free image each week. They are posted every Monday and run through the following Sunday.

Here is the Pool Noodle Penguin image/background. I have used a stamp from Close To My Heart's "My Anchor - Everyday Life" set for the sentiment. (retired)


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Digital Image Project #7 - 2017 "Happy Frog" card (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Let's celebrate that it is summer with this cute "Happy Frog" digital image from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Each week there is a free file you can download from the LSHD website which contains both digital and cut images. I have taken the digital image and created a celebration card.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Monday, June 26, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #23 - "Bear in Pool" and "Water Wings Bear" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is HOT! We have had some record high temps here in my part of Oregon. Gotta love an air conditioned house to hang out in while crafting, watching Netflix and enjoying some family time. This is also a great time of year to break out the swimming pool to sit in while the temps soar.

The Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, design team members have been back to work on this week's blog post creations. Our challenge theme is swimming. I have chosen two files for a 2 page layout, "Bear in Pool" and "Water Wings Bear." The background paper is some leftover paper from my 12 months of paper crafting scrap paper.

All cardstock is from Close To My Heart, current sale... 25% off cardstock on my website!




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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Friday, June 23, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #22 - "Engaged Couple" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Well it happened! My son proposed to his girlfriend and I got to make a layout using the "Engaged Couple" image from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. Once again, the cardstock from Close To My Heart proved to cut like butter in my Cricut Explore machine and helped me produce a treasure to remember their magical moment.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paper Piecing Process Video 2017 - Part 1

Hi Paper Crafters,

Come along for the journey, a step-by-step of how I create my paper piecings for projects. What comes after I have cut all of the image pieces? Check out my YouTube video below...



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #21 - "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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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