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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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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
Close To My Heart Independent Supervisor
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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
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