This is the first time I’ve used Picture My Life (PML)cards. I saw beautiful pages made with them at the US Convention but today I wanted something quick and easy to share with you.
Each of the 13 CTMH Picture My Life collections include 44 double sided 4″x6″ cards; 78 double sided 3″x4″ cards; 1 Designed cover sheet and 10 Memory Protectors. This is a sample of the cards in the Chantilly PML kit (Z1949).
PML cards are designed to be used for pocket style scrapbooking but in today’s post I’ve used a few on a traditional scrapbook page.
This was a super fast page to make. I used the NEW Paper Fundamentals cardstock for my background and chose cards from the Chantilly PML pack(Z1949). The wand was printed on one of the cards. I cut around it and added some Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)and I had a cute embellishment. The journal box was pre-decorated too – I added the tiny strip of Pink Shimmer Trim (Z1986) and the words. That’s it! No photo mounts. Super quick, fun and doable.
Please don’t think I didn’t like Disneyland when you read my journaling – I did enjoy my time there but I was a little overcome by all the merchandising. I try to include the good and the bad in my albums!
Check out the full range of PML kits by clicking here. We are in the final few days of our special promotion for this range. For each PML kit you order in August, you get to choose an extra pack of Memory Protectors for just $4. That’s a saving of $9. Click here to go shopping.
I have always joked that my teaching degree was a Diploma in cutting and colouring. I studied in the pre-computer age and majored in early childhood education so I made a LOT of charts in my day. I LOVED it and always found colouring so restful. It’s good to know some things don’t change. With the introduction of the Shin Han Touch Twin Markers this month I can get my colouring fix once again.
The markers come in 24 colours, feature a fine tip and a chisel tip on each pen and are blendable. You have the choice to colour in the colour as it comes or mix up an endless palate of shades using the Colourless Blender marker. A colouring in class with your friends is great fun, contact me to make a date. It’s a good one to have kids join in on so perfect for a mums and kids class in the school holidays. I have dates available in the 2nd week of WA holidays. Oh and did I mention you can use your Hostess Credits to order the markers FREE?
This card was perfect for me to practise blending colours. The What a Hoot Stamp of the Month is gorgeous and I love this little card that I will be sending to a friend later this month.
Whilst visiting California Adventure we came across Goofy conducting an imaginary orchestra. He was very funny and then I realised the fountains behind him were synchronised with the music. Very cool. I just had to dedicate a page to his antics.
This layout is based on one called, appropriately, “Performance”. You will find it on p48 of the CTMH Magic How To book. (9040) The papers are this month’s featured collection – Paper Fundamentals and these colours come from the Adventure Assortment pack (Z2032)
I cut the border on my Cricut and used white enamel stars (Z2010). They got a bit lost on the page so I coloured them in with my Shin Han Markers – much happier with that now!
I am more than a little bit in love with the Chevron Border Punch (Z1998) and just had to add it to this page too. I cut strips 1/4″ wide to thread through the border and give it a different look. The white stars got a make over again – in red this time.
I thought the page was finished at this point but there was a dead spot in the lower left corner. A quick flick through the Cricut Artbooking booklet and I found the perfect embellishment. Isn’t this Ferris wheel so cute? Did you know you can get a Cricut cartridge for half price as a hostess? All you need are a couple of friends who want to make a card or page, $300 in orders and you qualify! Click here or more information on the awesome rewards you can earn as a hostess.
Have you ever read or heard the story of ‘Warm Fuzzies’? When I was a teacher I would read this story to my class and have everyone decorate a paper bag with pictures & words relating to their personality. Througout the day, other students would write a small note of encouragement or affirmation and secretly slip it into the bag. This was a “Warm Fuzzy”. You should have seen the delight on their faces when their bag had a warm fuzzy in it. The kids would go out of their way to see good things in each other so everyone recieved a warm fuzzy each day.
I was reminded of this story when I made this cute door hanger using the Artiste Cartridge for the Cricut and realised it had a pocket. Wouldn’t it be fun to make one for each bedroom in your house and encourage the exchange of warm fuzzies? Grandies could have them on doors for when the little ones visit.
Click here to read the original story by Claude M. Steiner or here to read an adaptation of it. I have never run out of warm fuzzies and I get so many in return. I hope you do too.
It was so exciting to be part of the North American CTMH Convention in June. The stage looked gorgeous and changed each day. Mandy & I were able to have a quick photo on it the first day. I wanted a simple layout for these photos as it marks the beginning of the Convention chapter in my album.
The focus is on the Paper Fundamentals range in all my classes this month and this page features the Adventure Assortment (Z2032) of these papers. I just love the happy colours in it and chose Lagoon, Honey, Sunset and Crystal Blue for the layout. Crystal Blue is in the Whimsy pack… it just snuck onto the page and had to stay! You will find the pattern and instructions for this page in Make It From Your Heart, Vol 2: Pattern 4 (Left page)
I wanted the embellishments to be ‘soft’ for this layout. The Brushed Complements (X7190C) were perfect. Not only did the colours work with the photos and cardstock, but the stickers are actually vellum so they blended nicely on the page. When I wanted them to stand out a bit more, I layered them on White Daisy Cardstock and fussy cut around them.
I was making this page at a consultant crop event and one of the ladies said, “It’s a shame we don’t have Green Shimmer Trim.” I thought about the fact we can colour clear sparkles with our Alcohol markers and wondered aloud if we could do the same to Silver Shimmer Trim. The answer is “YES”. That led to some playing and all 3 of these shimmer trims are silver, coloured with alcohol markers. Neat isn’t it?
My tips would be to press lightly using the chisel tip end of the markers and go over it more than once. Blot off excess ink with a scrap of paper before placing on your page. Run your pen on scrap paper to be sure no specks of glitter are caught in it’s fibres.
Today’s post features some beautiful cards made by my team members and colleagues for last weekends product launch. They are sure to get your creative juices flowing. I’m on a mission to encourage more people to create and mail handmade cards ‘Just Because’ they can. We only receive dreary bills and statements in our letterboxes these days. Let’s brighten someone else’s day by writing a card and posting. I’d love to hear how your friends and family react when they receive them.
These lovely creations are by team member, Sharon Hawton, and feature the Brushed Collection
Aren’t these Confetti Wishes cards and treat box delightful? Paula Willemsen in my team made them.
This card was created by my team member, Barbara Orr, using the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit
Debbie Duncan, one of our team members, created this elegant card using the Seaside Collection and her Cricut
Rose kendell, a CTMH colleague created this card from page 7 the NEW Ideas Book. This stamp is available exclusively to our Hostesses. Book a party today!
Our USA convention for Close To My Heart was held in Disneyland, California. A good friend and sister consultant, Mandy Ellery, travelled with me for the event. We added some time either side for fun. This page shows how brave we were going on the Tea Cups ride in Fantasyland. Neither of us like scary rides so we decided to be big kids and do all the tame rides.
The newly released Paper Fundamentals are proving the perfect accompaniment for these photos. Their bright, shiny side adds some zing to the layout and the patterned side adds highlights. This layout features Juniper and Thistle, a new colour, from the Whimsy Assortment pack (Z2033) Click here to see all the papers in the Fundamentals range.
You will find full instructions and cutting diagrams for this layout on page 20-21 of the Cherish How To Book (9038). My title was stamped using the Framework Alphabet stamps(E1027) which I coloured with the NEW Shin Han Alcohol Markers. The Peony Purple (Z2462) was a perfect colour match for Thistle and then I layered two colours to create the Juniper colour in the title – Pastel Green (z2459) and Turquoise Blue (Z2465)