CTMH March Promotions

Good morning, friends! There’s some fantastic promotions happening this month, and I’m really excited to share them with you! Of course, you already know about So Much Happy and the Stamp of the Month. But, there’s also a fantastic chipboard workshop that’s available to purchase, as well as an amazing sale on CTMH Picture My Life cards.

What are Picture My Life cards? They are the same as your Project Life cards, only they’re Close to My Hearts’ version of them. They are double sided, come in 3×4 and 4×6 sizes (in both vertical and horizontal orientations), and coordinate with all our current paper collections, as well. Each of the cards inside the package is different, which is great for taking your crafting to the next level. This sale is available while supplies last, so hurry and order yours before its too late!

Picture My Life card Sale

The chipboard workshop looks amazing, too. Use the So Much Happy collection to dress up the chipboard word home and put it on display where everyone can see it. It comes as a kit, and includes 6 sheets of patterned paper from the So Much Happy collection, 5 sheets of coordinating card stock, three chipboard monograms (H, M, E), and the coordinating puffy stickers- all for just $37!

Just a note, though: you must have a Cricut and the Cricut Artistry collection (unique to CTMH) in order to complete the workshop. If you don’t have the Artistry collection, I can help you order it, as well! The chipboard Home workshop is available until the end of April, but don’t wait too long to order yours! They’re selling like hot cakes!

Home Chipboard workshop

Did I tell you about the BOGO event thats happing this month? I better share that with you, too!ย This is the perfect month for stocking up on your patterned papers and card stock at Close to My Heart. When you purchase one current paper packet or coordinating card stock, you’ll get the second one at 50% off! What a great deal! That includes Something Fierce, I Heart Us, So Much Happy, and Feels Like Home.

Save on paper during the month of March! Buy one card stock or coordinating card stock packet, and get the second half off!

Thanks for joining me today. I’m hoping to have some more artwork to share with you when I pop in here next. I hope you had a terrific weekend!

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Adventure Awaits + Fresh Air

After yesterday, I’m not sure I’ll get anymore scrapbooking done this weekend. I’m hoping to, though! I’ve got more birthday cards to tackle for next month! (If you celebrate a birthday in July, let me know. I’d love to send you a card!)

I completed two more single page layouts yesterday, on of which was already on my desk. It was waiting for some final touches. Then I made one more before heading to the kitchen to do a bit of baking with the twins. We might do more today, since it’s more rainy than yesterday was. The only problem with baking is that I eat it. ๐Ÿ™„ Scrapbooking doesn’t contribute to my weight gain. That’s why I love it so much! ๐Ÿคฃ

Here’s two more layouts made with Fresh Air. To mix things up a bit, I used a couple stamps outside this range. The first is from Postcard Perfect, and the second is What Matters Most. The latter stamp set is available to purchase from my website. You’ll see it stamped in the background on the White Daisy card stock in the first layout.

In the second layout, would you believe that I trimmed two 3×4 PML cards into two and placed them in a column above and below one of my 3×4 photos? It is true. Rather than cutting into a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper to achieve the same effect, those worked just as well!

I also used a couple zip strips in this layout, too. The blue one was used as a border and the second was trimmed down and used to fill the gap at the bottom of the patterned paper column. Last, but not least, how great is the round stamp out there near the outside of the layout? It’s my new fave! It’s so unique!

CTMH PML Layout

As it turns out, the layout I shared yesterday is a huge hit! Even though I’ve experienced a negative in my life by losing pictures due to a technical malfunction, its still a positive. Sometimes, its just all in the way you look at things. (Which, more often than not, is a major personal struggle for me). Its a good lesson to learn!

And, as it turns out, there will be more layouts heading your way in the future that don’t have pictures in them. I remembered that I kept a bunch of paraphernalia from our last trip to Las Vegas (which I happen to be scrapbooking right now), and I wanted to make some layouts using that. Since I don’t have pictures to coordinate with the paraphernalia I kept, I’m creating them without! (The first one is my boarding pass; the second one- and more importantly- is Burgr. That is all I’ll say right now).

Do you create very often with journaling cards? Are you a project lifer, or do you use the PL cards in different ways? I’m a mixture of both. I like doing the occasional Picture My Life layout (CTMH’s version of PL), but more often, I like using them in my traditional scrapbooking. The layout I’m sharing today is just that type of layout.

I used some journaling cards that I had left over out of the CTMH Charlotte paper packet. I trim the ones I don’t use down, and store them in a little container along with all my other PML and Project Life inspired cards. (I don’t own any official PL cards). I thought the Charlotte ones worked well for this layout of my daughters’ lovey. Both daughters have had their own lovey’s since they were babies. The ones they have currently they’ve had since they were probably about 3 years old. They’ve lasted the longest! (Meaning we haven’t lost them yet!)

I inked the edges of the white card stock to try and eat up some of the blatant white space, and then inked a piece of scrap Forever & Always patterned paper for some depth. I’m loving this color palette- so fresh and bright! A pop of black doesn’t hurt, either!

Products Used:

-CTMH Charlotte paper packet (retired)

-CTMH Forever & Always (retired)

-CTMH For Always C1547 (retired)

-CTMH Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Z2818

-CTMH Sorbet Exclusive Inks Z2864

-CTMH Black Exclusive Inks Z2805

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.

Treasured Moments Layout

I began this layout with a watercolor background, then layered paper and photos ontop of it. I used a 3×4 CTMH journaling card and some chippy embellishments for a little bling; there’s also two large chippy embellishments at the top of my photo cluster. They’re also both CTMH. 

Relax Pocket Pages

Hello everyone.  Today, I’m switching gears and sharing a couple pocket page layouts I created.

I used up some really ancient K&Co stickers that have been hidden in my stash for quite a few years. I also used some newer CTMH journal cards and paper flowers to embellish both sides of the page protector. 

For a little extra flair (and further personal clarification), I stamped the year in white ink on the month date journal cards.

I thought I’d share a PML (Picture my life) layout with you instead of my usual traditional layout. It feels rather refreshing to share something slightly different!

All the cards used in today’s layout came from CTMH, as well as the page protector itself. I thoughts the cards were so pretty by themselves, I didn’t add any other embellishments or bling. Sometimes, less really is more.

I love using up my extra pictures this way; I feel better about not wasting anything- either the pictures themselves or the money I spent to have them printed. Win- win!

CTMH Monday

Welcome to Monday, which means it’s another day devoted to CTMH! These layouts were all created using various CTMH products; the last layouts was created mixing a couple PML decks of cards. 

Also, on a completely unrelated note, happy 4th of July to my American friends and readers. Enjoy your holiday!

Thanks for joining me today! 

CTMH PML Delish

Wow, the week is over already!ย  Do you have special plans for the weekend?

I’m dropping in with another layout today. This layout features a real mixture of papers from different manufacturers, including PML cards from CTMH.

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I wanted to create another layout highlighting my love of Boston Pizza’s Bandera bread  (with a side of ranch). It’s usually my go-to anytime we eat out there, which isn’t often.

Thanks for dropping by today! Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and I’ll be back again real soon!

Customs, Anyone?

Hello everyone! Today is the first day in awhile that my husband actually had work! Which meant that I could finally get back to my regular routine. 

Boy, it feels good ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So, y’all know that I’m crazy for paper crafting. I established that fact a long time ago.

And y’all know that I am proficient in card making and layout making. Also a long established fact.

It’s also well known that everything I’ve shared- to date- is meant for my personal use.

But, did you know that I accept custom requests, as well?

Times are tough, and I’m actively looking for ways to creatively supplement our income- hence the reason I am a Close to My Heart consultant and create and sell custom requested cards and albums.

Now, I know this craft isn’t popular and in high demand like other handmade products are. Scrapbooking and papercrafting is a lost art- “snail mail” is a lost art. Needing a card for different occasions in our lives never goes out of style. We’ll always need them.

Not very many people have requested hand made items, and of the ones that did, even fewer have come back for more than one purchase. I’m OK with that. The ones that have returned, I’m incredibly thankful for and sincerely appreciate their kindness. I know there are more of you out there- the trick is finding you!

They haven’t returned not because of the poor job I’ve done, or lousy customer service. It’s solely because there’s very little interest in this type of art these days. It’s a dying breed.

If anyone wants a scrapbook or handmade card, they usually can (and do!) make it themselves. I’m looking for the people that love the way it looks, or would love to create something themselves, but don’t have a the time, know how or patience to paper craft! I know you exist, and I know you can have pretty paper-made things with very little effort. The question is, are you willing to give in?!

In turn, help support a local, home-based business.

All cards and scrapbooks are made from high quality products (mostly Close to My Heart), and are affordably priced. All the work you’ve seen here are indicative of what your finished projects will look like. Scrapbook albums can be purchased through CTMH if you don’t currently own one; if you do, kindly send it along with your printed photos, so each page can be created around the theme of each photo/group of photos.

As I alluded to above, in order for a scrapbook album to be created, I kindly ask for your pictures to be printed and sent to me (I will pick up if you’re in or around Edmonton!) along with your scrapbook album and any other mementos you’d like included in your custom scrapbook album. If you opt to purchase a scrapbook album via Close to My Heart, the price of it will be included in your total. (Albums are $100 + cost of album and shipping from CTMH).

Cards are $2 each, but can be bundled into packs (of any denomination) at a discounted price.

All prices are in Canadian currency. I will ship across Canada; shipping charges will be included. If you live in or near Edmonton, I am willing to meet you to pick up and drop off all orders! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Comment here or email me at theeverydayscrapbooker@gmail.com for more information.

I hope this appeals to someone out there. If it does, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here and more than happy to help you out!