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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Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my CTMH websitehttp://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop my CTMH websitehttp://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/
Shop LSHD website: http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
Enjoy life, scrapbook your memories!
Shop LSHD website: http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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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
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, 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
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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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Flip Flap Title Pages - A Day At The Zoo (ft. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and Doodlebug)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is Sunday evening, the chores are completed and so is the backside of my 6x12 Flip Flap title page using the cute cut images from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and the "At the Zoo" collection from Doodlebug Design.

Close To My Heart products: Flip Flap, cardstock and exclusive inks
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs: Zoo Critters Vol. 2 (monkey), Looking For An Adventure (zookeeper and leaves)
Doodlebug Design: At the Zoo collection (monkey patterned paper and zoo directional sign)



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

National Scrapbooking Day 2017 - A Day At The Zoo title page (ft. LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Are you working on your scrapbooks on this official day? I am taking some time to work on a new layout for a zoo trip. I am using Close To My Heart cardstock and exclusive inks to create critters from the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs cut files. I am also using some of the new Doodlebug "At the Zoo" paper collection.

My first steps were cutting and distressing the edges of my paper piecing. I then assembled all of the critters from both the "Zoo Critters Vol. 2" and "Looking For An Adventure" sets. Today I am planning and assembling my layouts. I began with the title page. Below the title page are the photos of all the individual critters/zookeeper images. (the images were turned correctly on my computer, not sure why they are not on here, sorry)

Please visit both my CTMH website for great products to create with and the LSHD website digital/cut files.


Zoo Critter, Vol 2 images









Looking For An Adventure images





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

Hi Paper Crafters,

A new month is upon us and so are some great new products from Close To My Heart. Yes, a brand new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book is now available on my website. There are some fun new themed products to use on your scrapbooks and cards. I love that there are so many new masculine themed products, between my husband and two sons I need lots of masculine cards and layouts.

May is not only the unveiling of CTMH's new products, it is also National Scrapbooking Month. Be sure to check out the amazing Live Beautifully products (only available in May). You will fall in love with these new products for any formal events you have to scrapbook.

Don't forget the Stamp of the Month. The Live, Laugh, Love stamp set is great for coloring. Add it to layouts or create a plague for your creative space.

The ideas are endless for how the new products can be used, take some time and shop my website. Your purchases will help me get to Salt Lake City for our 2017 convention. I am so excited to be going for the first time. I will be celebrating 5 years as an independent consultant.

Please let me know if you have any questions about these amazing offers.

Seasonal Expressions 2 • May–August 2017

(Valid through August 2017)


STAMP OF THE MONTH

May 2017: Live, Laugh, Love

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.



NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH — LIVE BEAUTIFULLY

Celebrate Your Beautiful Life with this Limited Time Collection


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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Monday, May 1, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month—Live Beautifully

National Scrapbooking Month—Live Beautifully from Close To My Heart

Hi Paper Crafters,

May 2017 Constant Campaign

This year’s National Scrapbooking Month campaign will feature the Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set, designed to celebrate your beautiful life. This exclusive paper packet and stamp set will be available for purchase outright, with no qualifying purchase required.
We have used these paper and stamp designs to design an exclusive set of Cut Above™ layouts that are designed to make preserving memories faster, simpler, and easier than ever. Read the information below for complete information about all these campaign items
Available on my website
Cut Above contents:
Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Live Beautifully Includes materials for creating five 2-page layouts and six 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™. CC1212A $44.95 (stamp set sold separately)

Also available in bundles:
Live Beautifully Album Bundles Includes the Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layout kit, a black My Legacy™ album (D-ring or post-bound), one Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ journaling pen, and one Tombow® permanent adhesive. CC1212 Post-bound album bundle CC1223 D-Ring album bundle Retail value: $87.10 20%-off price: $68.95
Here are my competed layouts which I completed in less than two hours.





This kit is only available this month, while supplies last. Buy the layout kit alone or get a discount by buying it as part of an album bundle. And if you love the look of these pages, be sure to check out the coordinating Live Beautifully paper packet and My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set! * Offer available May 1–May 31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.
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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