Friday, April 27, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #64 - A Little Luck for You (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

By gosh and by golly, I cannot tell you how much I am missing my time off during spring break. I have hit the ground running ever since returning to work and see no sign of a light at the end of the tunnel until a week into summer break.

Our family is preparing for my oldest son's upcoming wedding, plus my two boys have birthdays a week and one day apart coming up beginning this weekend. Then the end of the school year will be here before I know it with all of the festivities that comes with sending off the students for summer.  Phew! I am exhausted just thinking about it all.

To relax a bit, let's talk paper crafting. My go to for therapy and calmness. This layout is a final project I put together off camera using another of the cut images from my craft room frame. It is the "A Little Luck for You" file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I hope it brings some good luck your way.

Thank you for stopping by, I am hopeful I will get in some crafting between all of my commitments. Enjoy!


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Final Weekend - CTMH FAB FAVS Sale


SAVE 25% ON A SELECTION OF FAVORITE ITEMS!

Each Friday in April we’ll discount a new selection of favorite items and exclusive product bundles for just 24 hours! Save 25% on a wide variety of crafting essentials each weekend and discover some new faves of your own!


Kim Ferguson
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #63 - Jiminy Cricket (Folk Fairy Wish - LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Another Disney themed 12x12 layout featuring the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Folk Fairy Wish" as Jiminy Cricket. I have found some very fun character papers in my stash. Those, combined with the creative images from Tricia, make for wonderful layouts. I hope you will join me in this story themed series of layouts and begin creating your own to share soon.

Here is a short process video I took a few minutes to record for you. I should have titled it "Attack of the Glue Dots!" The video will help you understand. I included a DIY for the background cardstock.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Monday, April 16, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #62 - Bibbidi Bobbidi Cinderella (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Cinderella makes it to the ball. This layout has been created with the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Bibbidi Bobbidi" cut file. I also share with you how I used an older sheet of Disney paper with Cinderella's castle as a center focal point on the layout in my process video. This series has been a lot of fun.

I have also had questions about how to use the Close To My Heart, Flip Flaps on a layout. You will find answers in my video. You can shop the many varieties of Flip Flaps on my independent consultant website. More to come...





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Friday, April 13, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #61 - Groundhog Day, Spring and Winter (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

How is your weather? We are cold and wet here in my part of Oregon. However, I know a lot of my paper crafting friends are still reporting snow accumulations. When will it stop? Well, according to Punxsutawney Phil there was to be six more weeks of winter. I guess he was right.

Hey, I have a question for you... Is it when Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow that we will be having more winter, or is it going to be spring sooner? I am a bit confused on this point. Please share your take on this issue in the comments below.

My layout is featuring the "Groundhog Day" cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I have used both the spring and winter images to create a 2-page 12x12 layout contrasting what we should expect based on Punxsutawney Phil's prediction.

Here is my video sharing how I created the layout from my seasonal craft room frame.






Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #60 - New Year's Eve, Sloth Time (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Welcome back. I was thinking you might wonder what I do with the paper piecings I use on my craft room frame each month... So, I have made up some projects to share the answer. The "Sloth Time" paper piecing from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs worked well on a New Year's Eve layout. I will put the 6x12 layouts in Flip Flaps from Close To My Heart once I have pictures adhered to the mats. Stay tuned for more re-purposed paper piecing posts.





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
Your source for scrapbook and paper craft tips, techniques and products
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Monday, April 9, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook layout #59 - Cat in the Hat (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Welcome to a new week of paper crafting. I am back to teaching, so I am unable to roll them out as quickly and as in depth as I was able over spring break. But today's posting is one of the last 2-page layouts I was able to work on during my time off. In keeping with the fairy tales/ fantasy theme, I had to create something with Dr. Seuss, whom I love.

My layouts use the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Fun To Have Fun" cut file. It goes well with the Dr. Seuss themed papers I have had in my stash. Be sure to watch my YouTube process video and stay tuned for some more fun themed layouts coming up soon.




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Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

April 2018 CTMH Announcements

Hi Paper Crafters,

Finally have a few moments to update you for the April Stamp of the Month and Weekend Sales from Close To My Heart. I have never known CTMH to be so generous with special prices on their products as often as they have been lately. They are sure showing their love for us in helping us get the products in our hands and helping us to begin creating great projects.  I hope you are able to watch for the weekly sales from the FAB FAVS sales each weekend (Friday-Saturday).

One last detail... April is the final month to order from the current Seasonal Expressions idea book. Some items are beginning to sell out, so be sure to shop early. The good news! a new Seasonal Expressions idea book will go live on May 1 full of new products which cater to the summer theme.

Thank you for your continued support through reading my blog, following me on Facebook, watching my YouTube videos and your friendship through comments. You are valued crafting friends. Feel free to check out my social media sites listed below, stay tuned for more crafty projects.

Monthly Special


SAVE 25% ON A SELECTION OF FAVORITE ITEMS!

Each Friday in April we’ll discount a new selection of favorite items and exclusive product bundles for just 24 hours! Save 25% on a wide variety of crafting essentials each weekend and discover some new faves of your own!



Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

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.
Enjoy!
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Friday, April 6, 2018

Alice in Wonderland Layout #58 - Day Dreamer (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

I have been so excited for today's posting of the second layout to my Alice in Wonderland 12x12 2-page scrapbook pages. Today's featured layout has been created with the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Day Dreamer" cut file. The papers I have used are from my stash and Close To My Heart.

The process video can be watched here:




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #57 - Mad About You (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Today I am only posting a photo of my most recent project, a two-page 12x12 layout with an Alice in Wonderland focus. This layout has been created using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs cut file, "Mad About You." My first thought when I saw this image was the Johnny Depp version of the fairy tale.

Be sure to check back on Friday for the second layout and a link to my process video. As always, you are so appreciated for your visits, comments and shares.

Enjoy!

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Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, April 2, 2018

12x12 Scrapbook Layout #56 - Folk Fairy Cindi (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Now that Easter has come and gone, I have decided to switch my theme focus to fairy tales and fantasy images. My first 2-page 12x12 layout is from the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Folk Fairy Cindi." The layout will be for photos from my son's college Cinderella Ball. I have used Close To My Heart inks and papers, as well as a Disney Paper Pizazz patterned paper tear-out book from a long time ago. Yay, for using up some old supplies in my stash.

I hope you are looking forward to my new series of layouts. Feel free to check out my other social media sites listed below for more updates, tips, techniques, and news about CTMH and LSHD.




Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Introduction to Adding SVG Files to Cricut Design Space - Tutorial Video

Hi Paper Crafters,

Introducing a new video format... A tutorial video on how to upload SVG files to Cricut Design Space. This video is in response to a viewer's question. My son, James, and I had a fun time putting this tutorial together. Please let me know if there is any other content you might be interested in me creating a tutorial of for you.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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12x12 Scrapbook Layout #55 - Jelly Bean Harvest (LSHD)

Happy Easter to you and your family,

I hope you find this day a wonderful time to attend church to celebrate that Jesus has Risen. I hope you and your family and/or friends will be sharing some time to sit at a meal together today. I hope you have little ones in your life to hide eggs and candy for a big hunt. Finally, I hope you are doing well and enjoying life.

I have enjoyed having a much needed spring break. I had a lot of time in my craft room to create, as well as some time with my family. It truly was a great week.

Here is an Easter layout to compliment the "Chocolate Bunny Bunny" layout. This is the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Jelly Bean Harvest" cut file. I have done some texturing to the tree with an embossing folder, thus I chose not to put jelly beans on the tree.

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Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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