Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Picture My Life Cardmaking Project

Who says Picture My Life is just for photos?  I have seen people on YouTube use the cards to make greeting cards and I wanted to give it a try for myself.  I've done things like this in the past with My Crush cards but I love the way it turned out with the Picture My Life cards.


This card was made by simply cutting a little from each side of a Later Sk8r 4x6 card and attaching it to a Colonial White card base.  I then added some small strips of silver shimmer trim and I was done.  Super cute and super easy!


For the second card, I started with a Colonial White card base.  I then took one of the 3x4 cards from the Babycakes Picture My Life set and mounted it to a 3.5x4.5 piece of Pear cardstock that had been rounded at the corners.  I then stamped a sentiment from February's Stamp of the Month in Black Exclusives ink.


To finish off the inside, I took another piece of Pear cardstock and mounted it to the inside of the card.  I used the March Stamp of he Month stamp set to stamp the inside sentiment in Slate Exclusives ink.  I used a stamping off technique in Slate and the February Stamp of the Month.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Picture My Life Projects

I recently spent some time using Picture My Life.  This project actually started  probably close to 10 years ago when I took my husband's childhood photo album apart.  The pictures were on those yucky sticky pages and I wanted to make him a nice album.  They have sat in a photo box since then.  It was time to get those out and do something with them!  Please pardon the photos as I was in a hurry and snapped them with my phone.


I will put the links to the Close to my Heart products below.  To start with, I used the title page from the Picture My Life Babycakes kit.  I then printed out what I wanted it to say on Colonial White cardstock and layered it with pear cardstock.




Then the real fun began as I started building my pages using the Babycakes PML kit.


I wanted to add some variety so I pulled out my Project Life "Jade" kit and mixed some of that in too.  There is not a rule that says that you have to use the same kit for a project right?


Just to prove there is no rule, I added a card from the "Wanderful" Picture My Life kit into this page that was from the Jade Project Life kit.

Supplies:
CTMH Wanderful Picture My Life kit
CTMH Babycakes Picture My Life kit
Project Life Jade kit
Project Life Markers
Adhesive

So excited to have 4.5 months of his life done ;).  Now on the next 47 years.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things today.

This Month with Close to my Heart

Hello everyone.  I was actually able to do a little crafting last night and today.  Look for those projects coming soon.  In the meantime, I wanted to let you know what is happening with Close to my Heart this month.  To start with, you should know that time is running out for several of the projects in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.    You can look at a PDF copy here.  If an item has a clock next to it, it will no longer be available after March 31.  There are some really cute things in there that you won't want to miss.

Stamp of the Month
This month's Stamp of the Month is featured on this layout from Close to my Heart.  It is a sweet little set that has some great sentiments and borders in it.  You can get it for only $5 when you purchase $50 of products from Close to my Heart.  Click on the layout below to see the full stamp set.

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/ctmh/promotions/sotm/2015/1503-choose-happy.aspx

Constant Campaign
This month's Constant Campaign is all about new consultants.  Anyone who signs up to become a new consultant in the month of March will receive the tote bag below FREE!  In addition to that, you can earn the rolling tote as well.  Click on the photo below to get all the details.

http://djssundries.ctmh.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1503-recruiting-on-a-roll.aspx

Personal Specials
In addition to the specials above, if you place a $75 order by the end of March, I will send you the Hopscotch Picture My Life kit absolutely free.  I will ship it directly to you the first part of April.


Don't miss out on any of these great deals.  Simply go to www.djssundries.ctmh.com and join the "Spring Fling" gathering.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.