Friday, July 27, 2018

Naughty or Nice Pattern Collection 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #72 - (LSHD)

Happy Christmas in July!

Are you being naughty or nice this year? I am trying to be really nice and get some work done on my design team commitments. What are you working on during these hot, hot days of summer? Try using a Christmas file to help cool your thoughts, which in turn may help you to get through the summer heat.

Today's Little Scraps of Heaven Designs post features the "Naughty or Nice Pattern Collection." I have used the Beary Christmas paper packet from Close To My Heart's Seasonal Expressions idea book from 2017.

This is a complimentary page to the prior post sharing the "Letters to the North Pole" penguin mailing his letter to Santa. 

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Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Guest Design Team Member 2018 - Miss Kate Cuttables

Hi Paper Craters,

It is with pleasure that I post today as a guest design team member for Miss Kate Cuttables. This is my second year to be selected to share a project using the following images: "On the Road Again," "License to Drive," and the "Car" cut files.

The images have all been edge distressed with inks, and some are layered and lifted with pop dot adhesives. I chose to duplicate the mountain scene to be able to cover the length of the two pages. For the cars, I duplicated and flipped the image. As for the title, I was not successful in cutting the word "the," I improvised by using stickers from my stash.

Thank you for visiting today and checking out my layout. I hope you enjoyed my design.




Happy Paper Crafting, Kim :-) Thank you Miss Kate Cuttables for welcoming me back as a guest design team member in 2018.

Visit Miss Kate Cuttables to browse the wonderful images available in many categories, as well as daily free images.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Letters to the North Pole 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #71 - (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

It's Christmas in July! Here is my first layout to take part in such a celebration before the actual celebrations begin in just a few months. Yikes!

If I was a good planner and worked on things in advance, I should be sharing multiple cards this month. But no! I am a happy scrapbooker who created one of many layouts for the upcoming Christmas photos of our grandson. This will be his 4th Christmas, so still a bit young to write his own letter to Santa.

For this layout I have used the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Letters to the North Pole." All of the papers and inks have been purchased from my Close To My Heart independent consultant website. The paper pack used was the 2017 Beary Christmas (retired).

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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, July 23, 2018

Take a Hike 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #70 - (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

How are you coming along with scrapbooking/recording your summer vacations? I have been working hard on layouts to mount my photos once they are developed. Here is a complimentary layout using the "Take A Hike" bear and tree cut images.

The papers are from the Close To My Heart, Fresh Air Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking kit. I followed the instructions for how to build the layout, then added the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs cut files from the "Take A Hike". All edges are distressed with the Exclusive Inks in corresponding colors.

Please be sure to shop my independent consultant website to purchase Close To My Heart products. Also, visit Little Scraps of Heaven Designs to shop the wonderful array of digi/cut files available in many categories. All of my social media links are listed below. Happy Crafting!


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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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Take a Hike 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #69 - (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Welcome to the weekend! It is beautiful here in Oregon. I am about to head out for an all day event with my mom, Lydia. We are going to tour parks and quilts. A new adventure for me.

Speaking of tours makes me think of hiking. I have created a layout using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, "Take a Hike." I have used the Fresh Air Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking kit as the base page, embellishments, etc. I think this came together really well.

Specific supplies can be found here:

LSHD - Take A Hike image file: https://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Item_1713/Take-a-Hike.htm

CTMH - Fresh Air: https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/retail/search.aspx?searchvalue=Fresh+Air


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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Friday, July 20, 2018

Growing Inch by Inch/Beautiful Change Scrapbook Layout (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here is a video where I explain how I created the layouts using the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs cut files, "Growing Inch by Inch" and "Beautiful Change".  Enjoy!

**I misspoke, The Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack is STILL available through August at Close To My Heart



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 19, 2018

Christmas in July Flash Sale - Close To My Heart 2018



Get ready for a Christmas in July flash sale coming up this weekend featuring retired holiday products available at discounted prices up to 50% off! The sale will begin at 3:00 pm (MDT) on Friday, July 20, and end at 3:00 pm (MDT) on Saturday, July 21! As with previous flash sales, there are a few things to be aware of regarding this sale:  
  1. Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Independent Consultant website.
  2. The sale features a mix of current and retired products, and CTMH has a limited number of these items set aside for the sale. It's possible that they will sell through several of the items in the sale. Once they do, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  3. Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
  4. All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  5. Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
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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Beautiful Change 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #68 - (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Another week is almost behind us, and that means I am getting closer to reaching the end of my summer break. It is always a bitter-sweet emotional experience for me. By August I have forgotten about the school year stresses and start missing my students. It is always fun to return to school and hear about the many summer vacations and adventures each and every one of us had.

You know I was glad to get away last week for a beach scrapbooking retreat. Well, I am here to share a complimentary layout to what I posted on Tuesday.

This layout once again uses the "Beautiful Change" and "Growing Inch by Inch" cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. All of my cut images have been cut using Close To My Heart's cardstock and all of the edge distressing has been done with their inks.

I hope you all take time to shop both Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and my independent consultant websites. This is my craft, but your shopping helps give back to me a little bit through a commission from CTMH to help afford new products. Please share some love in your own personal shopping, or share with your other crafty friends and family. 


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 17, 2018

Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath the Sea, Handmade Journal

Growing Inch by Inch and Beautiful Change 12x12 Scrapbook Layout #67 (LSHD)

Hi Paper Crafters,

This is the first of two layouts that would be great for documenting the first few months of a baby's life. I have included tags on the layout to write what the statistical information for the months photographed of the little one.

I have used the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs files "Growing Inch by Inch" and "Beautiful Change" for the cut images. Papers used are all Close To My Heart patterned and cardstock, as well as the inks for distressing the edges.

Please be sure to visit the websites for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (I am on the design team) and Close To My Heart (I am an independent consultant) and browse/shop all the wonderful things they have to offer. All social media links are listed below. Happy crafting!


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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Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Acrylix® Stamps - Tips For Use & Care

Beach Themed Journal - Page 1, 2018

Hi Paper Crafters,

Here is the first of my projects I completed while on my scrapbooking getaway to the Oregon coast. It is a journal page from a beautiful Graphic 45 beach themed journal which was made by my mom, Lydia. I can't wait to share more pages with you as I complete them with my personal touches from memories of our time away.

The turtle is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs, Sea Turtle cut file. Background papers are all from Graphic 45, while the turtle cardstock is from Close To My Heart, as are the inks for the edge distressing.


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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Saturday, July 14, 2018

July 2018 CTMH Announcements

Hi Paper Crafters,

I am sorry this is a bit late. Better late than never...

Here are the specials for July at Close To My Heart:

STAMPAGANZA IS BACK!

During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

STAMP OF THE MONTH

July 2018: Highlight Reel

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




Scrapbooking Vacation! 2018

Hi Paper Crafters,

Yes, I know, my absence has once again kept me from sharing my love for paper crafting with you all. Well, I have been gone with good reason... A scrapbooking week at the Oregon coast. Please stay tuned for my share videos and posts of all the wonderful projects I have brought back, COMPLETED! Oh, that felt good to type that word. I made sure to focus on my word of the year, intentional, while at the coast for the purpose of not only physically resting, but also resting in my craft. I truly believe that we can rejuvenate ourselves through time devoted to what we love doing. My "therapy" is my paper crafts.

I hope you are all doing well. See you back here with photos of my projects real soon. Off to unpack...

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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