Monday, January 25, 2016

More Greetings Using CTMH Picture My Life Cards

I was crafting some thank-you cards for a gift and decided to pull out some Picture My Life (PML) cards. They make creating cards Faster.Simpler.Easier! The card decks are pre-printed and come in two sizes: 4x6 and 3x4 (inches). I made my card bases 3.5 x 5 so they could be mailed.

You can see all available Picture My Life collections from Close To My Heart on my website at

Have a memorable day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CTMH January Special - Live Your Day

Have you tried pocket scrapbooking before? What's that, you say, pocket scrapbooking? Yup, using pre-printed 4" x 6" or 3" x 4" cards you can preserve your memories in just minutes. When you pair your photos, Close To My Heart's Picture My Life cards and a variety of pocket Memory Protectors, the sky is the limit. Don't worry, you can still get inky and sparkly with these PML cards. They work great with traditional scrapbooking and also card making.

Why am I telling you all this? January is National Papercrafting Month, and what better way to celebrate than with these versatile cards in an exclusive collection. The Live Your Day design is only available for the month of January. Did I mention that they coordinate with the sensational Everyday Life 2016 Planner and My Crush Everyday Life pages? The cards are only $8.95. You can purchase a set for your projects at

If you've landed here via our Blog Hop welcome from Tonya's site. I hope you are getting inspired.

I decided to use my Live Your Day cards to make a traditional scrapbook layout. You can see in the images below how easy it is to incorporate them into your project.

Can you find the PML cards on this layout?

I chose the cards I wanted to use with my 12 x 12 layout, then I cut the to fit my design.
I found it easiest to put adhesive on the back of my photo and then adhere the cut pieces of PML cards.

The photo with bits attached. Time to add it to the base page.

Now for a few more bits and bobs from the new Charlotte collection...

It's so easy to incorporate Picture My Life cards into paper crafting.

If you didn't start at the beginning of the blog hop, follow this link to Melissa's site to see more amazing artwork.

Have a memorable day!

Monday, January 4, 2016

New CTMH Products Have Arrived in Seasonal Expressions

Wahoo, new Close To My Heart products have arrived! Flip through the pages of the Seasonal Expressions catalog on my website.

Here are a few of  my favorites:

Charlotte Workshops Your Way (page 7). This is one of three all new scrapbook and card kits that has been redesigned. All the instructions are available online. It's a super value at just $26.95. You get everything you need to create three 2-page layouts plus one Picture My Life pocket scrapbook layout.   You can also create NINE cards with some additional products like card bases and coordinating stamp set. And/or you can use the remaining complements, paper and PML cards to create some lovely greeting cards without adding to your purchase.

Leave it to the geniuses at CTMH to design Thin Cuts (shown on pages 9, 10, 19, and 27) to complement our stamps. I can hardly wait for my order to arrive so I can play with them.

Finally, the Everyday Life planner (page 36). I was hesitant at first because I use my smartphone calendar to keep me organized, but I just ordered this product to use as a daily journal. I'm excited to add photos, ticket stubs, whatever.

If you like it all and want to host a social gathering or workshop with your friends, please contact me at ezscrapbooks-at-cox-dot-net.

Have a memorable day,