Monday, February 27, 2017

Process Video, Creating a Calendar - September 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

With a back to school theme, I have created the September layout of my photo memory calendar using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, September Calendar Friend.



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Process Video, Creating a Calendar - August 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here tonight with the August layout for my photo memory calendar featuring the Calendar Friends from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. This bright cheery page makes me excited for the warm weather to return. This morning we had a light dusting of snow on our rooftops and cold temps for an inside/outside tour of a university. Brrrrr!

Be sure to check out my second project below using the August Calendar Friend, a 2-page 12x12 scrapbook layout.

Supplies used are:

Cardstock and Exclusive Inks from my Close To My Heart website
Paper piecing/digital images from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
Hobby Lobby, The Paper Studio, All Seasons Four paper pad




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Process Video, Creating a Calendar - July 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Worked on my paper crafting through this wonderful 3-day weekend celebrating President's Day. Nice time since I was focusing on the July Calendar Friend, Bear and Fireworks from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I am currently on the design team.

Supplies used include the Hobby Lobby Paper Studio, All Season Four paper pad for the background. All cardstock and inks are from Close To My Heart for who I am an independent consultant.

I have posted a still shot of the photo calendar layout, as well as the 2-page 12x12 scrapbook layout I created with these files below.

Here is the process video. Please leave me comments on whether you would like more step-by-step, I would be very happy to do more detailed videos.





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, February 17, 2017

My Craft Space - February 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

The Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Design Team Members were sharing their craft spaces. So, since I was taking photos of my crafty palace, I thought I would share where all my creations and videos come to you from...

My Crafty Palace


Silhouette, Expression and Explore One all lifted up on locker shelves


My Work Station and Filming Area


Album Storage


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

2 page 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #8 - 2017 "Snowman Builders" (ft. Family Album Cricut cartrdige)

Hi Paper Crafters,

After a weekend of completing an inventory of my Cricut cartridges and syncing them with my Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Design Space, I feel I am able to focus more on learning how to use my Explore One. I have been using it for my paper piecing projects for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, but I am so excited to be able to make use of the years of collecting cartridges.

Today's post features the Family Album cartridge and the Close To My Heart, City Sidewalk paper packet (retired). There is still a lingering of snow around some of you, so I made a winter layout. I will probably go back to some prior year photos to use my layout since I do not have any snowman photos this year.

All supplies used are Close To My Heart.

Here is a process video:



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Digital Image Project #2 - 2017 To Do List, "Happy Planning Bear" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am venturing into the world of digital images! No, paper piecing will not go away, I enjoy it too much. I am just seeing the ease of digital images that I can print off my printer in full color in no time at all. This week's FREEBIE was posted by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, I was able to come home, work on some household chores, and sit down to my computer to finish this project in under a half hour. I am still learning how to work with these files, so maybe it would take you even less time.

What I learned this evening... how to layer a digital image on a digital background; how to create a text box that not only has font capabilities, but also color and border choices. I know this seems elementary to most of you, but it is all new to me. Remember I am a hands-on paper crafter who is trying to get with the times. :-)


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Process Video, Creating a Calendar - June 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,



Here is my process video for the June Calendar Friend from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs photo memory calendar layout.  Check it out on my YouTube channel...







Enjoy!



Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Creating a Calendar - May 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

The Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, May Calendar Friend is for creating a lovely layout to honor our moms. I have used the image to create a layout for my photo memory calendar. The background is still paper from the Hobby Lobby Paper Studio All Seasons Four paper pad. I used the Close To My Heart quatrefoil embossing folder for my mat and exclusive inks for my distressing.

Be sure to check out my 2-page scrapbook layout from January 22, 2017.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Digital Image Project #1 - 2017 St. Patrick's Day Card, "Hedgehog with Clover" (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Tonight's post features my first digital image card using the FREEBIE of the week from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Hedgehog with Clover." I am amazed a just how fast this card came together! The hedgehog and background paper are both from the freebie file. My printer did a great job of printing off the images.

The card has been layered on a craft card from Close To My Heart. I "shopped" my stash for the St. Patrick's Day embellishments and found the dimensional/shaker stickers to add along the side.

This was a fun and FAST project to create this evening. Watch out, I may be getting hooked on print and cut soon. Nah, I love to paper piece too much.


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Creating a Calendar - April 2017 (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Another posting for my paper piecing photo memory calendar featuring the Calendar Friends from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. This layout has been made using the April bunny, basket and egg. So adorable!

All supplies are Close To My Heart with the exception of the patterned paper which is from the Hobby Lobby Paper Studio, All Seasons Four.

Here my process video:





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #7 - "Sticky Valentine" Engagement in Yuma (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Some back story... I began my Close To My Heart business almost 5 years ago (August) to help give my mom and I something fun to focus on while my dad was going through Leukemia. I took things further and began this blog to share our projects and some of the health experience with you. There is something to writing out your feelings to overcome a lot of the anxiousness and sorrow. Thanks for listening during that hard time in our lives.

Today's post is to share something exciting... A huge moment to celebrate with my mom. She is engaged! Yes, she has met a gentleman in Yuma, Arizona (she is a snow bird) and they are to make a commitment to one another in March :-) I am so happy for her to once again find happiness in her life.

On this 2-page layout I have used the "Sticky Valentine" freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and string art. Now let me tell you, I am not a big fan of the string art. The instructions said to "go with it" and be "free" about how you wrap the string. Uh no! I am such a symmetrical person, this completely stressed me out. So mom, please enjoy this page and what I went through for you. This will never be a remake and you are on your own to create your own set of these two patterns. LOL

The photos are black and white so as to not clash with the layout, they were both wearing blues.

Congratulations Mom and Wayne!


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #6 - 2017 Calendar Friend - June Grill Dad (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Holding to my schedule this weekend, I have created a 12x12 2-page Father's Day layout using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs file, June Calendar Friend. Can I just say that I LOVE how this turned out?! As well as sticking to my plan to create this weekend, I am also making myself go through my stash and use stuff I have been hoarding FOREVER.

The cardstock and inks are all from Close To My Heart. The patterned paper is from my stash, sorry I do not know the manufacturer. If anyone knows, please share in the comments. The layout plan came from the Close To My Heart, Cherish, Foundational How-To Publication.

Here it is:




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Creating a Calendar - June 2017 Calendar Friend - June Grill Dad (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

My weekend has begun, on the schedule for Friday evening and Saturday... Paper Crafting! I have held true to that task by creating the June layout for my photo memory calendar this evening. The file used is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Calendar Friend-June. A great file for honoring the dads in our lives.

Papers and inks used are from Close To My Heart:

Cranberry, Honey, Chocolate, Black, Fern, Cashmere, and Sunset

Here is my process video:




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #5 - 2017 Peeking Groundhog (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Finally back with a layout to share. Since returning back to work after Christmas break my husband and I have been taking turns being ill. I seem to be back on the mend, but he is now down with a really bad virus. I think I will remain hidden away in my craft room and make some goodies for a few days straight.

Today is Groundhog Day, February 2, 2017. I have used the "Peeking Groundhog" SVG file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs to create my layout celebrating Punxsutawney Phil. Unfortunately he did not see his shadow, so we are in for six more weeks of winter.

Feels good to be back at my paper crafting!


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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