Monday, October 29, 2018

Family Portrait - 2018 Flour Baby Project

The 2018 flour baby project has begun! My freshman class of 15 left my classroom on Friday with flour baby in hand to set off on a week's adventure as parent and child. Things were not looking real good at the end of class on Thursday for the babies to go out in to the world looking like anything more than a flour bag. Well, I have got to hand it to my students! They rallied around one another to help sew limbs and heads, stuff the pieces and hot glue them to the flour sack. Even the wiggle eyes, pacifiers and curly hair was attached by the time most left the classroom. Phew!

Here they are... The 2018 Flour Babies


I enjoy going through this process with my class. They hate the nightly check ins, but I think we all come away from this project with a few laughs and good memories.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Christmas Blessings Card Kit - CTMH 2018

The Christmas Blessings card workshop (Nov. 29th 6:00-9:00 pm) will be my annual Ugly Sweater celebration. Adorn your worst sweater with gaudy decorations for a chance to be the big winner of the evening. Enjoy holiday goodies and great company while we create this beautiful set of 12 Christmas cards. No extra charge if you order on my independent consultant website, order soon for on time delivery. 

*I will have the Season of Joy Cricut digital collection available for use to cut the necessary word image for the cards.



Kim Ferguson
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Craft With Heart - October 2018 Layout 2

Back again Crafters...

I have completed the second layout from the Close To My Heart, Craft With Heart October subscription layouts. I stepped up the design of this layout quite a bit. I wanted there to be more interest to the background. So, I created my own background patterned paper with a stamp set and exclusive inks. I also brought in a bit more of the dark blue color with some retired Outdoor Denim cardstock.

I hope you are enjoying my series on the subscription layouts. I hope to spark some interest for you to give it a try. These kits make it easy and fun to get some scrapbook layouts completed among the busyness of our lives.

Let me know if you have any questions. Please visit my independent consultant website for more details about the Craft With Heart subscription choices.

Here is the sample from the Cut Above Layout Kit, Homegrown:


My layout with background stamping, edge distressing and Nuvo Drops added for interest





Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Craft With Heart - October 2018 Layout 1

Hi Paper Crafters,

I find it hard to believe that it is already time for me to share another month's layout from the Craft With Heart from Close To My Heart! The layouts for October are from the Cut Above Layout Kit, Homgrown. Once again, I will share the original design from the kit and then share my embellished layout.


My Layout using stamp sets, inks and Nuvo Drops to embellish.


I will be adding family portraits we had taken last weekend. We are celebrating the first autumn my son will be married and the impending adoption of his step-son.

If you would like more details about Close To My Heart's, Craft With Heart subscription, please visit my independent consultant website and consider joining in on the fun.

Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Celebrating CTMH in Canada - 15 years!

Good Day, Eh! NOW AVAILABLE, two wonderful outdoor adventure themed kits to honor 15 years of CTMH being available to our Canadian crafters. They will feature two exclusive stamp sets with coordinating artwork.
The Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit guide you in creating two 2-page layouts and four cards in a rustic, outdoors style. $25.95
https://kimferguson.closetomyheart.com/…/1810-great-outdoor…


The True North stamp set and workshop kit guide you in creating two 2-page layouts, one single page layout, and four cards. $29.95

Good Deal, Eh?!
*Available October 20-December 31, 2018
Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Heartfelt Thank You - Prairie Paper Crafts

Blessed on my birthday...


Please be sure to visit Prairie Paper Crafts to see all of the beautiful handcrafted artwork.

https://www.facebook.com/prairiepapercraftsbyConnieK/?ref=br_rs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfb6PGO3rWynYIaGadI5WQ

Thank you for visiting. Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Holiday Sparkle, Cut Above Card Kit (CTMH bundle)

Hi Paper Crafters,

Sharing a new promotion for October from Close To My Heart, Holiday Sparkle card kit bundle. This kit features lovely blues and pinks for the holidays. Join me in crafting these 12 (6 of 2 designs) beautiful cards to share with your family and friends to wish them Happy Holidays.


HOLIDAY SPARKLE

Quick and Easy Shaker Cards to Liven Up the Holiday!

Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.
Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle, which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards.
You can also receive this delightful card kit FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party.
Offer available October 1–31 while supplies last. Shipping assessed on retail value of all items.
The supplies can be purchased separately if you only wish to use the Love with All the Trimmings stamp set alone, or the Cut Above Card Kit, Holiday Sparkle

Please visit my social media sites listed below for product details, videos, tips and techniques, and my latest projects in crafting and organizing my craft room. Enjoy!

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

How To Catalog Die Cuts, October 2018

Hi Paper Crafters,

Success! I have officially completed all of the major paper crafting inventory organization I had set before myself about a year ago. Tonight's accomplishment was my catalog of die cut inventory. It was a long and hard task to do in one day, but I pushed and got it done.

I have been finding my 3-ring binder catalogs to be quite helpful when creating a project. This weekend alone, I was able to create 4 cards from scratch for World Card Making Day due to looking through the pages of my stamp set catalog for what I needed. Once I had a stamp chosen and a theme in mind, I could then go to my paper storage and pull the necessary papers from the categories I have already put in place. Same thing holds true for my cardstock choices as they are all in rainbow order.

I am so excited for another weekend of crafting after seeing the success I have felt tonight. There should even be evenings after teaching all day that I can pre-plan with the ease of my catalogs. I hope you will join me in tasking yourself to get organized. There are great videos on YouTube from wonderful crafters who have defeated their mounds of products and are sharing their how-to organize tips and tricks. Two ladies I follow faithfully are RTS Scrapbooking and Totally Tiffany.



Storage Items Used:

ArtBin from Craft Warehouse
Everyday Life Album from Close To My Heart
Everyday Life Memory Protectors Close To My Heart (6x8 and 4x6)


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Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

National Mad Hatter Day Card - 2018

Am I a bit mad? I am back with another card on this fine World Card Making Day.  With the ease of finding appropriate patterned paper and stamp sets due to my latest craft room organization, here is another card for today.

I can't tell you how nice it is to have my stamp catalog to browse for appropriate stamps for a project. The Alice In Wonderland stamp set was easy to locate under my "fantasy" category.

For my sentiment, I Googled "Mad Hatter" quotes. I added the "welcome to your 50's" birthday sentiment for the inside.

Enjoy!




Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Boss's Day Cards - 2018

Happy World Card Making Day 2018, Paper Crafters!

Working from my deconstructed card kits and my stamp set catalog to come up with my design for two Boss's Day cards. In my classroom we display on my whiteboard all of the days of year we can celebrate. They can be as simple as coffee day to days where we truly need to step up and thank those people in our lives for what they do. This post celebrates our leaders.

Enjoy!



Thank you for stopping by, please share your ideas in the comments below for how you will celebrate each day of the year.

Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Medical Assistant Day Card - 2018

Hi Paper Crafters,

Shhh! It is almost time to celebrate the medical assistants in your life. To start World Card Making Day off, I have created a card to honor a special person in our family who gives of herself to patients. I hope you will join in today and create some cards and share them with us here on the blog, over at my Facebook Group or leave a comment on my YouTube video.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting!


Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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Monday, October 1, 2018

October Workshops 2018

I will be hosting monthly workshops. For the month of October we will be working on the Holiday Sparkle card kit and the Homegrown layout kit from the Craft with Heart subscription. Not local, join us by crafting on the same night and post your results on the Facebook group pages. We would love to see what you have crafted.

Order your kits today on my Close To My Heart independent consultant website. Ask me for more details. All social media sites and contact information can be found below.

Craft with Heart, Homegrown - Thursday, October 18 6:00-9:00 pm



Holiday Sparkle card kit - Thursday, October 25 6:00-9:00 pm

Kim Ferguson
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October 2018 Close To My Heart Announcements

Hi Paper Crafters,

It is October! We are now entering some of the busiest months out of the year with so many fun holidays to celebrate. Oh yes, a few birthdays as well. wink wink

Here is what you can look forward to seeing from Close To My Heart in October...


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.



Quick and Easy Shaker Cards to Liven Up the Holiday!

Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.
Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle, which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards.
You can also receive this delightful card kit FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party.
Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!
The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:
  • Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection (Z3296)
  • My Acrylix® Snug Background Stamp Set (B1634)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon (Z4170)

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.
The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:
  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Picture My Life™ Cards — Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
  • Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Creativity is more than something you do — it’s who you are. Keep your creativity flowing with Close To My Heart’s Craft with Heart™ club, where you receive regular deliveries of project kits that will keep you connected with your passion.

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Kim Ferguson
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, Supervisor
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