Friday, April 1, 2016

April Stamp of the Month - Life In Pictures

The camera images in this stamp of the month set take me back to memories of my grandpa and his brown Polaroid camera. I can remember him holding the newly taken photos to his chest so that his body heat could help the development process of the photo.

Do you still have a camera like the ones pictured here? I wonder if someday our grandchildren will think of cameras like our children think of typewriters. "Did you really use one of those?"
Item S1604 $17.95, or just $5 with a $50 minimum order.

Have a memorable day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hurry - Stampaganza 2016 is almost over!

If you haven't taken advantage of Stampaganza 2016, you only have a few days left. This special offer expires March 31st. Buy two stamp sets, get one FREE (equal or lesser value).  Click here to shop online at website

And while you're at it why not add this exclusive, limited edition stamp set to your order. It's called Paradise and is available now through March 31st.

Have a memorable day,


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,


Monday, November 30, 2015

CTMH White Pines Picture My Life Cards

Picture My Life (PML) cards are not just for pocket scrapbooking...

The PML cards make documenting any event so quick and easy, 

but they're not just for scrapbooking. 

It's okay to chop 'em up - yep, I said chop 'em up - and apply them to 
traditional scrapbook layouts or on greeting cards, as I've done here.

Each PML kit comes with 20 - 4" x 6" cards and 36 - 3" x 4" cards for only $8.95.  

I added gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985) and matching bow from the
gold Fundamental Assortments (Z3105)

I added a splash of color by splattering some watercolor paint (Z3132)

I applied Fern Thick Twine (Z3093) with a couple of mini staples (Z2027)

Did you notice the scalloped shimmer trim on the "joy to the world" card? You can get that scallop punch at a 25% discount this week only!  You can also stock up on envelopes during the CYBER WEEK SALE. I'm adding those to my list!

Have a memorable day,

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Everyday Life Planner from Close To My Heart is Coming December 1st!

Attention all planner addicts: Planning your year has never been more fun!

Exclusive planner product-bundle for only $29.95 

during December, while supplies last

That's over 15% off the retail price!

Take advantage of this introductory offer beginning December 1st and get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp for only $29.95. Order your bundle (Item #CC1059) on my website

With the new Everyday Life system, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

Dates: Offer valid December 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–December 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Watch this video to learn more about the Everyday Life system from Close To My Heart. 
The product-bundle is available December 1st. The remaining Everyday Life products you will see in the video will be available for purchase beginning January 1, 2016.
     So what exactly is in the bundle that's available December 1st? 
  • Everyday Life album is a black hardcover 3-ring binder measuring 9 3/8” x 8 ¼” x 1 ½.”
  • Everyday Life planner pages consist of 154 pages, including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers. The pages are 3-ring hole punched and measure 8 3/8” x 6 7/8.” The pages include both monthly and weekly spreads that begin January 2016 and run through December 2016.
  • Everyday Life Perfect Plan Roller Stamp coordinates with the label stickers that come with the 2016 planner pages and features titles, reminders, and additional images.
I can hardly wait to order mine, along with a few items from the Cyber week sale!

Have a memorable year with Close To My Heart,