Monday, July 31, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #27 - Bring on the Rain (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It's Monday! That means there is a new theme for the design team on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT blog. This week's theme is Rainy Days. I have used the "Bring on the Rain" frogs file to create a two page layout.

Supplies used are Close To My Heart cardstock and Webster's Pages B&T papers. I welcome you to comment below for my specific details on the layout. Please take some time to view my YouTube video on the assembling of these adorable frog pages.



Thank you for stopping by...


Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #26 - School is a Roar & Let's Do Lunch (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here on this fine Saturday evening to share a 2 page layout using cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. In anticipation of September quickly approaching, this layout focuses on school themed images. I began with the weekly freebie file "School is a Roar" which is only available until tomorrow as a new freebie will be posted on Monday. The second image is a new file "Let's Do Lunch." They go together so well with colors being coordinated from my Close To My Heart cardstock.




Enjoy!

Be sure to visit all of my social media sites listed below, as well as Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Celebration Card Workshop Overview - July 2017

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today's share is the cards from this month's Celebration Card Workshops. The papers and products I have used to create and teach these beautiful cards are from the current Close To My Heart, Seasonal Expressions idea book (digital version available on my website kimferguson.closetomyheart.com).



Card #1 (Blog Post and YouTube Video available) - Prickly Pear


Cards #2 and #3 - Little Dreamer



Cards #4 and #5 - No Worries



Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

CTMH Convention Hightlights - 2017

I love what I do and the company I represent as an Independent Consultant! Join me and my team! Ask me how... comment below.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Prickly Pear Celebration Card

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am here today to share the first of five cards I have created for the Celebration Card Workshops this month. I recently returned from a very nice vacation at the Oregon coast where I worked on paper crafting projects for a solid week. The TV did not even get turned on until my youngest son came to visit and he treated us to three movies. Enjoy!

Supplies used for this card include: Process video link below :-)

Prickly Pear Paper Packet X7221B
Stuck on You SS C1643 (retired)
Just To Say SS D1629 - one of three stamp sets included in the Artfully Sent Collection
Splash of Color SS D1733 sneak peek :-)
Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Z2813 (retiring 7/31)
Slate Exclusive Inks Z2873 (retiring 7/31)
Whisper Exclusive Inks Z2872 (retiring 7/31)
White Value Pack (card/envelope) X254
Sponge Z697
Bone Folder Z1204
All-Purpose Mat Z2045
Micro tip Scissors Z534 or Z1836
3-D Foam Tape Z1151 or Z2060
My Acrylix Blocks (various sizes)


Watch my process video:

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