Monday, February 28, 2011

Kraft paper 6x6 card

Another card (6x6) created by the talented K.Pedersen using kraft paper and the Febuary stamp of the month (only available in February).
Products: February stamp of the month, cotton candy ink and cardstock, chocolate ribbon (retired), Pink collection button, kraft borders, new 2" scallop punch, kraft paper and Irrestibles letters.
All products are available for purchase in the CTMH Spring catalog. View online at

Kraft paper 5x7 card

Kraft paper is all the rave this spring. Adding an amazing texture to your projects, this "paper bag" type paper will become one of your favorite products to work with. My favorite for adding an earth-y feel that grounds my artwork.
This example was created by the super talented K.Pedersen using ctmh products: February stamp of the month, new Pink Collection buttons, Craft paper borders, Spray pen. Kraft paper and cotton candy ink and cardstock.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lisa’s Creative Corner: Simply Scallops Video

Lisa’s Creative Corner: Simply Scallops Video: "Check out this great video using Close to my Heart’s new 2' Scallop Punch. There are so many things you can do with it..."
I love Aaron Brown. She is amazingly talented. You will find an abundance of artwork and inspiring ideas on her blog. She makes great cards and layouts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Goodie Jar

More proof that scrapbooking can take over the world! You can adhere paper and embellishments to almost any surface. This jar was headed for the recycling bin until a teacher mentioned need of a goodie container. Jar+glue+paper and a little creativity= 1 happy teacher.

Magnet Board (shingle)

Super easy magnet board using a metal roofing shingle from Home Depot ($0.95 ea). The trick is to use a spray adhesive (any brand, inexpensive is fine) to adhere the base sheet. After that layer away using your favorite scrapbook adhesive and embellishments. I used my Cropodile (amazing tool) to punch the holes and ran velvet ribbon to hang the board.

I custom make these for craft fairs, as gifts and taught as a workshop. Cost $5 ea

*I have also glued round magnets on the 4 corners to hang in a school locker. Perfect size.

ABrown Heart Card

I found this super cute 'patchwork heart' card on another blog that I follow. It is from the super talented Aaron Brown. Here are her assembly directions:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock slightly larger than your chipboard heart.
2. Cut small squares of Pattern paper (mine are 3/4" x 3/4") and ruff the edges with your scissors and ink the edges.
3. Glue the pattern paper to the cardstock in a random pattern.
4. Attach the pattern paper to the to the chipboard heart.
5. Cut around the heart with a craft knife, ruff up the cut edge and ink.

I would love to see how this art inspires you. Make your paper proud!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

$1 store Pizza Pan

An inexpensive craft made from a $1 store pizza pan. Found this paper at my local craft store, cut to fit and adhered with Mod Podge. Added chocolate velvet ribbon with a scallop to divide sections. Adhered chocolate grosgain ribbon to lip for fluidity (used glue dots). Created 3 clear marble magnets in coordinating papers for the final 'cute' touch.....and adorable magnet board. Total cost: around $6

Jumping In.....

I finally did it. I became a conformist! ha ha ha. My friends were jumping off the bridge...I mean..writing on blogs so I felt the need to do so also. Only it took me 3 years longer. I hope this blog will become a creative resource for you. Updated weekly with creative tips, artwork to inspire or videos to teach. You can continue to shop online anytime on my website: and facebook at Tabatha Fergus. This is merely an addition to my techno family. Who knew I would ever have an online presence? I remember sitting in Honors Physics my senior year laughing at the computer geeks talking about computers communicating with each other via modems (whatever that was??) and predicting "online shopping" (yeah right and miss going to the mall...whatever). Well, the moral of the story, those two computer geeks moved to Silicon Valley and have done well for themselves financially and poor me is still trying to figure out how to set up a blog!

I would love to hear of some of your creative needs so I can post accordingly. Need ideas for baby shower invites or a simple sympathy card? Let me know and I will offer artwork and ideas. So, here's to jumping off the bridge with my friends.......