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,

Friday, November 27, 2015

CTMH Cyber Monday SALE - All Week Long!

25% off Select Close To My Heart Products, including Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge!

November 30th - December 4th, while supplies last 

Shop on my website

For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer in only available for online orders, so please visit my website Monday and start shopping before your fav runs out of stock. See below how to win a free stamp set.
Dates: Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST).

Look for the Cyber Week link on my website ( to start shopping.

Get 25% off these amazing items:
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold 
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver 
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program 
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit 
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album 
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags 
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags 
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags 
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags 
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box 
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box 
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag 
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray 
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray 
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard 
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box 
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box 
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container 
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album 
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box 
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book 
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book 
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album 
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container 
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection 
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch 
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Every $50 order on my website during the sale will be entered into a drawing for one of six free stamp sets. A $100 order will be entered three times. Persons can win more than one stamp set. Winners will be announced Friday, December 5th at 5 p.m. The free stamps are only available through EzScrapbooks.

D1661 Crazy Good
D1607 Bodacious Banners
D1616 Have a Happy Day, retired set
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds, retired set
C1600 Happy Birds, retired set (two available)

Happy shopping and have a memorable day,

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Cards featuring CTMH White Pines

I made some holiday greeting cards with the CTMH White Pines collection.  All the cards are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. I used an card workshop pattern from a previous card kit called Cloud Nine, so be sure to reuse those patterns.

Remember when we used to score everything? I still love the technique.

X7200B White Pines Paper Packet
Z3077 White Pines Assortment - matte badge buttons
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems
Z3087 Green Shimmer Trim
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks
D1657 Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set
Z3167 Cricut Artistry cartridge
X1410 Colonial White cards & envelopes

Happy holidays,