Sunday, 10 January 2016

Live Your Day CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months Special Picture My Life™ Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program Pack. If you have arrived here from Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

The Picture My Life™ Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program is only available during January to Celebrate National Papercrafting Month. In Australia it's only $13.50 and available until 31st January 2016. 

Its a beautiful Picture My Life pack and matches the beautiful Everyday Life™ Album—Black and the Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages (The 2016 planner pages are currently 50% off while stocks last). You can slip these PML cards into the special Album pages that fit into the Everyday Life Album or the larger sized 12x12 PML pages. 

These PML cards could be used in many ways, pages, cards, decorative items, PML large albums or these specialised newer sizes (shown above) which I'm sure the other ladies will show you all these different ideas, as you hop around the Blog Hop. 

I decided to use some of the cards as a decorative frame. There are so many options because so many of these cards have beautiful sentiments, just perfect to add to a frame for a beautiful poster. 

I had a frame left over from the blog post I made last month. I bought these shadow box frames cheaply from Kmart that fit these cards perfectly. So I sampled a few of the different cards to see which one I liked best. 

So many gorgeous options for gift frames. These would make great presents for someone in your life that you want to inspire.  

I decided on this card and like all our PML cards on one side its vertical and the same sentiment is repeated on the other side horizontally. 

Then I put it inside the frame and I'm very happy with it. A super quick décor item that looks great. 

After I made the frame. I decided on a card using the cute love heart PML card from this pack too (Picture My Life™ Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program). I decided to make a 6x6 card so I cut a piece of 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock in half and folded it in half. 

To make the PML card fit onto the 6x6 card evenly. I cut 1 inch of each side to make it a 4x4 square. 

Around the edge of the 6x6 inch card I stamped the January Stamp of the Month Beloved Bouquet—January 2016 Stamp of the Month flower using Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. I was inspired to use it in this way by Denise Tarlington from the last blog hop. 

Then I laid over the PML card with the heart on it over the top and decided it was too busy. 

So I cut a 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock to 4.5 x 4.5 inches and placed it behind the card to give some delineation for the two black pieces.

I was much happier with this. Then I used the Beloved Bouquet—January 2016 Stamp of the Month and put the title in the middle using Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad.

I placed the cards in the middle (the picture above isn't stuck down). I love the "You Mean so much to me" title. The Stamp of the Month and the Picture My Life™ Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program are both only available this month. 

I combined this card with a 6" X 6" White Daisy Envelope

Now I have a gift frame décor item and card that all matches, all ready to go. 

Remember this great PML set Picture My Life™ Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program and the Beloved Bouquet—January 2016 Stamp of the Month is only available throughout January from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects, I hope you get inspired to create a beautiful wall art item or card this month. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Maz Wood: Inky Fingers.

  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. Great ideas - really liked how you made the frame with the Rose from the Beloved Bouquet stamp set. I loved how you showed the thought process too. Thanks

  2. Wonderful ideas- love the beloved bouquet frame!

  3. Great ideas. I love ways of having this on display all the time. Thanks for sharing

  4. I just love the inspirational messages on these PML Cards, so I think your idea of framing them is just perfect Vandra! Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. Wonderful ideas thank you Vandra