Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Purposeful Plastic - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

There are 10 other amazingly talented Close to my Heart Consultants sharing their artwork with you for this month's Blog Hop

Should you get lost along the way, all participant's links can be found here. 

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track.

As mentioned in a post a couple weeks back, I love to use our Cardmaking Kits to create layouts. 
These exclusive stamp sets coordinate perfectly with the patterned paper collection, as well as the supplies that come with the kit.  

For the Close to my Heart Convention a few weeks ago, I submitted a rather simple layout of my son Constantine when he was 6 months old. 
He is now almost 2. 
Here is a photo of the layout submission at Convention.

For the contest, I did not use 6 x 12 flip flap memory protectors, or any of the additional Pocket Plus Memory Protectors, however once I got home, I realized I wanted to add more journaling and an additional photo or two to my layouts in my album

When I take photos of my children at home, we almost always have a ton of photos. 
Using flips flap memory protectors or the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors is a great way to add just a little more space. 
They come in several different sizes.

I chose this layout to highlight the "Purposeful Plastic" technique for this month's Blog Hop. 

Here are photos of the layout in the album with the 
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors included.

I used all Close to my Heart products for the layout and the additional space.

The layout itself features the Fresh Air collection paper, and the products included in the 
Workshops Your Way® In My Heart Cardmaking Kit

The Picture My Life Cards that you cut apart from the paper collection were perfect for the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors.

In addition to the paper, and cardstock, I also used the pretty sequins pieces as embellishments. 

The "Memories" wording is from the Documented Complements.

This collection will be retiring at the end of the month. 
It is perfect for camping, outdoor, and masculine themes but also as you can see here, baby boy.

Thank you so much for stopping by, before heading over to Valerie's Blog, please consider leaving a comment and enjoy the rest of the creative talents in this month's Blog Hop! 


  1. You little one is a cutie! I love the colours that you used. They work perfectly with your photos. And often simple is better, when you have such amazing photos to focus on. Thanks!

  2. How sweet! I love all the added photos.

  3. Adorable layout and love that you added the additional photos!

  4. So cute. Of course you NEED to put all those adorable photos into your album. So sweet, what a cutie pie!

  5. What a cutie! Your album is really great and full of love.


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