Try New Things PML Layout

Good morning, friends! 

This is the first time all week there hasn’t been something planned or on the go. I’m elated I have the chance to spend a few minutes with you and share another project!

This layout sure makes me pine for frost- free days! I created this layout to mimic a PML (Picture My Life) or Project Life layout, without using the proper page protector for it. So, you’ll notice the page is divided equally into your sections- three along the top and three along the bottom.  In the first column on the farthest left of the page, I used PML journaling cards to embellish, title, and create a spot for the eye to rest from the bright and vivid colors in the pictures. 

I added another (third) journaling card to the top far right on the page for some journaling. (Also, because the top most photo was cut to a 3×4 inch size.)

Lastly, to complete the page, I cut a trio of hearts using my cricut and adhered them to the centre of the page.

Hurray For You Card

Hello! What a miserable afternoon it is! There are weather advisories for my area…hubs is headed outside of town at 2 am tomorrow morning, and I worry it’s going to be slick with all the snow and freezing rain there is around me. If any of you’s have to go out, be extra careful!

For a change, here’s a card I made awhile back to beef up my birthday card stash. I was running low and needed more. This card is super simple to make and is a fantabulous way to use up scrap papers. 

Begin by trimming your papers to 0.5 inches wide. Arrange them how you like, then glue them down. Stamp yoyr message on scrap cardstock, trim to size and punch the corners. Add stars (die cut or ephemera), and you’re done! Quick, easy and super cute, to boot!

This birthday card I found on Pinterest inspired my set of cards. (I made a total of 5).

Oh, Hey Card

Hi everyone! When you’re reading this, I’ll be heading into Edmonton…again…to run more errands with my husband. It’ll be another whirlwind trip. Wish us luck! Lol

Instead of a layout, I have a card to share with you. I made it three months ago, but I’m just now getting around to sharing it.

I used a mixture of washi tapes to create the background, layering it ontop of a white cardstock mat before adhering it to the polka dot green base. I stamped the sentiment, then dovetailed each side to create the pennant. The ink and stamped image are both from CTMH  (Close to My Heart). 

I may not drop in tomorrow- it depends on how today goes in the city! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hello Card

Hello friends,

I’ve got another card to share with you today! Sharing these with you is so refreshing- apparently it was time for a slight change of crafty pace!

This card features washi tape and stamping, once again. It’s angled vertically instead of horizontal. 

The patterned paper is Recollections; the washi tapes are CTMH. The stamping is, as well. 

I created this card (actually, there’s 5 of these ones) to add to my stash, scraplifting this SU (Stampin’ Up) card I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for joining me today!

Thank You So, So Much

Hello friends,

I have another set of cards I created to share with you today- these ones happen to be thank you cards.

I mixed washi patterns and manufacturers to create this eye catching set, adhering them to a 3×4 inch white cardstock mat. I left just enough space to stamp the message and tied neutral bakers twine at the top to finish off. 

These cards (5 of them), now have a home in my card box. Aren’t they lovely?!

Here is my inspiration. 

XOXO Anniversary Card

We’ve survived the week! How was it for you? It was pretty rough over here again (last week wasn’t fun, either), between insolent children and a husband that’s been away from home working the last two weeks. 

Rumor has it there’s more wage cutbacks coming too. Lord help us.

On a brighter note, I have something different to share with you- a set of cards!

I realized I didn’t really have any wedding anniversary-friendly cards in my stash, so I whipped these fun washi- inspired anniversary cards. The inside has Happy anniversary adhered in it. (I used my cricut to cut it, five times).

This card from cardmakermagazine.com inspired my set of cards (I made 5 in total). I used one of my CTMH stamp sets for the sentiment across the front, and used my Dew drops in Rhubarb for the heart (which was fussy cut and then adhered using 3D pop dots).

The cardstock is all Recollections, as is the washi tape. 

You Mean So Much to Me Cards

Hello everyone! 

I’m switching gears again today, and am going to share a set of greeting cards I made a while back.


All the materials I used to create these lovelies is from CTMH, except the cardstock base and the lace ribbon. I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves, then added a pop dots to the backside of the flower for dimension. 

The inside of the card has Happy Mother’s Day stamped inside.

CTMH Happy Times

I want to share the last layouts and cards I made using the beautiful Happy Times Paper packet from Close to My Heart. You’ve got very little time left to claim them for yourself, and they’re way too pretty to pass up! The paper is just $17.75 CAD (there’s 12 sheets of 12×12 patterned paper in the packet). What a great deal! The stamp set could be yours for $21.25 (there’s 18 pieces in the stamp set).

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But, hold on. I have one more surprise for you. Did you know you can earn the paper packet for FREE? You absolutely can!

Hop on over to my website, and browse around. While you’re making your order (online or by contacting me), you’ll receive the paper packet free when you spend $70 CAD. You won’t be disappointed, I promise. There’s ombre paper, wood grain paper (think like old barn board), gold foil…the list goes on. Pretty!

Here’s what I made using it, and I’ve still got paper left over!

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So, that’s 5- FIVE- layouts, and ten cards using this bright, warm summery paper. How many projects could you make with it?

Which is your favorite? Let me know below in the comments. If you’re Canadian and want this set, please contact me! If you are located elsewhere, all you need to do is head to the CTMH website and search for a consultant near you!

Memo

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Did you get the memo?

Once May is over, you’ll no longer be able to purchase the beautiful Happy Times Paper packet and coordinating stamp set.

To view both these lovely products- and to purchase them- visit my website here.

In the meantime, here’s another project I made using this paper:

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The flowers were stamped with Beloved Bouquet in CTMH Blush and Cotton Candy inks. The leaves were stamped with Sweet Leaf and Juniper inks.

Card Storage Ideas

Happy Saturday!

I’m switching gears today and want to show you how I organize and store my greeting cards. 

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This box was once home to store- bought Christmas cards I’d bought from Wally before I began making my own greeting cards. I’m not quite sure why I hung on to the box, other than liking how sturdy the box is.

Over the years, it’s housed a number of various scrappy goodies, including chipboard and ribbon. After I took on the challenge of purging and reorganizing my haven, it once again sat empty.

Then I went on my regular scrapbooking retreat (back in March).

I decided that I would make an all- new batch of cards that weekend- I was tired of having a mishmash of cards I wasn’t sure I’d ever use. Up until that point, I was finding that for every occasion that came up, I’d make a new card.

Do you do that?

I was annoyed, so I fixed it!

I’m sure you noticed the dividers separating each card theme.

I didn’t have my cricut with me at my retreat, so after coming home and unpacking, I sat down and cut a bunch of tabbed dividers from heavy duty cardstock. After they were cut, I raided my stamp stash and stamped what occasion each divider was for.

I would eventually like to find a slightly larger card box, or I may upgrade to CTMH’s My Acrylix storage boxes (sturdy plastic boxes with a lid and snap lock to secure it) to store my cards.

Something like this:

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These are available for purchase on my website. Just click the link to go there! Once on my website, click Shop then Organization to find all the organizational storage boxes CTMH carries! Purchase these directly from my website or contact me to purchase your order for you. It’ll be shipped directly to you!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll drop in again with more crafting inspiration real soon!