Friday, April 20, 2018

Picture My Life Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Blog Hop featuring Picture My Life
(PML) products from Close to My Heart!

If you've just arrived here from
then you are on the correct path.

If you get lost along the way, you can find
a complete list of all of the participating
consultant blogs here on MELINDA's BLOG.

First, let me show you the two sets of PML cards 
I've chosen to utilize for the greeting cards I've created
and am ready to share with you today!

Product Description
24 - 4" x 6" double-sided pocket cards ($4.95 per pack)
Coordinates with the Cut Above The Story Begins Baby Boy layout kit (Z3382).
Use these cards for a variety of projects, including pocket scrapbooking,
mini albums, cards, etc...

...and here are the two cards I designed with them!

I also used stamp set B1558 Baby Animals and the
following Shin Han Touch Twin markers:
Tender Pink, Marine Blue, Warm Greys 4 and 7.

My cards were inspired by Make It From Your Heart,
Volume 4, pattern 15 (on page 34). Here is an image (below)
 that shows you which PML cards I used (from the Baby Girl
pack) and how I cut the paper I used to make my card.
If you cut two of each piece as shown, then you will have
enough pieces to create two of the baby girl cards.
Then make similar cuts using the baby boy PML
cards also to create two more of the baby boy cards.
The best thing is...I only used 4 PML cards from
each pack and still have scraps and tons of 4x6 PML 
cards left to use for pocket scrapbooking and/or 
to make any additional cards I might want to.

Now you can continue on with the blog hop
and be inspired by more creativity using
PML cards by visiting HALEY's BLOG next!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Card-making with Gimme Some Sugar!

This month's card-making "Create Dates"
being held in my home will be:
Friday 4/13 (6pm-9pm)
Saturday 4/14 (Noon-4pm)
Monday 4/16 (9am-1pm)
Monday 4/23 (9am-1pm)
Monday 4/30 (9am-1pm)

All cards are $2 each (bring and use your own adhesives).
You get to choose how many of each card you want to make
from my "card buffet," whether it be just a few or a lot.
The cards are all "first come, first serve" and I may sell out 
of some designs sooner than others, so I do suggest you 
join us as soon as you can for the best selection!

I will also have these and a much larger selection
of pre-cut, pre-stamped, and ready to color and 
assemble cards available to make at THIS BIG EVENT:
We hope you can attend with us!
(There's still time to RSVP now!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Scrapbooking Kit for April is... Gimme Some Sugar!

Happy April! I'm really excited to show you 
the fresh new scrapbooking pages and 
cards we're making this month using the
"Gimme Some Sugar" paper collection!
(what's even better is that my layout samples
are complete with my photos on them this time...
yeaay me!!)

Let's take a look at this month's pages!

If you compare my layouts to the originals designed by CTMH, you might notice some differences. This is because I frequently like to "change up" the pages to include more space for larger (mostly 4x6) photos. Our workshop kits are more versatile than you might think, and I can show you how to make them work for you, even if the photos you have to use on them are not the exact sizes and orientations shown. You are welcome to create your pages exactly like my samples above, or you can use your own creativity to
change them up however you want to!

If you're considering joining my monthly scrapbooking
club, we'd love to have you join us now! Here's how...

It's really quite simple. Just plan to purchase and use
the featured scrapbooking kit I offer each month,
and by the end of the year, you can have as many as
96 pages done (that's enough to fill TWO full albums!)

Each monthly kit is $32 (when purchased in-person),
pre-cut for you (by me) and ready for you to use to 
assemble 4-12x12 layouts (that's 8 pages!) every month.

As an extra incentive from me, offer what
I call "DONE DOLLARS!" For every two-page layout you
complete (with photos and journaling!) by the end of the
following monthI will give you a credit of $1.00. If you
complete all layouts from the monthly kit, then you will
have earned a $4 credit to spend with me however
you'd like. In addition to this extra motivation to actually 
finish your layouts, I also reward you for your
consistent purchases! When you buy any 6 of our
scrapbooking workshop kits, then your 7th kit is FREE!
*There are additional shipping costs for customers who
order online, and online customers will need to cut
their own paper (all kits include a detailed cutting guide
to make it easy!), but I do still reward my online 
customers with the "done dollars" incentive
and the "7th kit is free" perk also!

For those planning to create with me in-person,
each scrapbooking kit does need to be pre-ordered
at least one week in advance, so
please RSVP early for any of these
scheduled "create dates" in April:

Monday 4/9 (9am-1pm)
Friday 4/13 (6pm-9pm)
Saturday 4/14 (Noon-4pm)
Monday 4/16 (9am-1pm)
Monday 4/23 (9am-1pm)
Monday 4/30 (9am-1pm)

I can also have a kit ready for you
to use at/during THIS big event:
(We hope you can attend with us!)