Picture My Life: Pocket Scrapbooking…or Not

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I love the Picture My Life (or PML) cards Close To My Heart has created to match all the paper suites in the new catalogue. They’re great for getting some quick scrapbooking done when you create pocket pages. Slide in the cards and some photos, do some journaling and you’re done! But, maybe pocket scrapbooking isn’t your thing. Maybe you want to do something that looks like a regular page, but don’t want to spend tons of time on it. Enter PML cards.

Here’s a layout I completed this past weekend.

I started with a Bluebird cardstock base page, and added a White Daisy piece, trimmed just a bit. All the papers in behind my adorable photo (isn’t he just the sweetest!?) are PML cards from the Something Fierce pack. I added in some journaling, stamping (with a sneak peek at April’s Stamp of the Month), zip strips and some more embellishing. I used word stickers from the So Much Happy pack because the colours worked so well and the wording was perfect, and added a few of the heart puffies and some black and white dots.

And guess what! ALL our PML cards are on sale until the end of March, for 35% off to celebrate our founder’s 35th anniversary in the crafting industry. That means this is the perfect time to stock up on your favourites. Just pop over to my website to check them all out, by clicking here.

Are you a card-maker and not a scrapbooker? Maybe you just thought, “well, that’s a lovely layout but this sale is not for me. I don’t scrapbook.” Well, stay tuned, because I’ve got some beautiful cards made from our PML line coming soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Creating!

It’s a BOGO Paper Party!

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Paper, paper, paper! I love paper and I love how pretty and sweet and cute and beautiful and perfect-for-my-photos it can be. And now we can all get paper for a deal! (Whoo hoo!)

When you purchase 1 paper pack at full price, you can get another one for 50% off. Fantabulous! So, what does that all include? Any patterned paper pack and any coordinating cardstock pack (so basically all the pretty paper in our current catalogue). It does not include the 12-sheet packs of cardstock all the same colour (the ones at the back of the catalogue in that big colour chart).

Here’s a quick overview of all the good stuff.

(I apologize for the quality of this photo, just a screen shot of the flyer.)

If you’re interested in getting a paper pack AND the coordinating cardstock for that paper pack, CTMH has also bundled those items together for easy ordering, with the BOGO price already figured out. (They’re thinking!) But the fun doesn’t stop there! Check out what you get if you join the CTMH family as a new consultant or if you host a party:

Click here to get your hands on this paper party deal.

Add the Perfect Little Touches with the March Stamp of the Month

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This month’s stamp of the month is just perfect for those who scrapbook. Check out all the fun details you can add in whatever colour you need!

Can you picture what you can make with this set? Can you see where it will just step up your layouts and make them even better than they already are? Or maybe you’re inspired for a whole layout from one of these images. That’s what happened to me. When I sat down to create with this set, I saw that journaling box and knew immediately what I had to create.

I used a variety of products on this page, pulling the colours from the photo, but also from the Love of Colour book, which helped me choose the Linen for my base page and the Kraft. I was inspired by the title in the journaling box: “These are the moments I want to remember.” Then I stamped the date using the number stamps as well as a couple asterisks. In fact I pretty much copied the layout on the page in Love of Colour for the colour Sapphire. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it when so much of the thinking is done for me!

Here’s what I used:

Here’s a look at what the CTMH Art Department created.

So pop on over to my website and get your own set of stamps. Remember that you can get this stamp set (as $24.75 value) for just $6 when you order $50 of other products for that perfect layout.

Happy Creating!

February is here!

It’s already February 1 and I haven’t posted a thing since November! Life just got really in the way. If you follow me on Facebook you know that some HUGE things have changed for our family. In November we got word that our son in Haiti was now officially part of our family and we should get ready to travel to Haiti to get him and bring him home. We stepped it up into high gear, getting the boys’ room ready, buying toddler “stuff” and our church even had a shower for us! We had more delays due to the Canada Post strikes and some issues in Haiti, but we finally flew out January 2 to spend about 5 days at the orphanage in Haiti and bring our new son home for good.

We have now been spending the time adjusting to having a 2-almost-3-year-old in the house again. (Our other kids are 13 and 11!) Jonathan also needs lots of love and attention and snuggles and play time and more, and so he and our family have been my priority lately.

On top of that, the host for my website switched servers and my website was negatively affected. I couldn’t upload anything! That meant I couldn’t update one thing, so I apologize if you popped in and saw images and specials for November and December. Well, everything is fixed and I’m back!

I wanted to start by sharing the February stamp of the month with you.

February Stamp of the Month

Now, I haven’t had time to create with this set, but I think it would make some beautiful cards or even a piece of home decor. You could stamp that main image, colour it in, and frame it to give to someone who really does make your heart happy.

Here’s a layout the CTMH home office Art Department created with this set.

Layout created with the February Stamp of the Month.
This layout uses the new Feels Like Home paper and Complements.

If you want to get your hands on your own set, just pop over to my shopping site by clicking here. Remember, you can get this set for just $6 (plus shipping and tax) when you place a $50 order.

Happy Creating!