Thursday, July 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop- Picture My Life mini-album #1

Joyful Stars Blog Hop Badge3_zpsa824a544Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!  
Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Lori Meadow’s blog you are right on track.   J

Today I wanted to share the 1st post of a mini album created with Picture My Life (PML) cards!  

This book was a gift that was created by the FABULOUS Close To My Heart art department!!  

These people AMAZE me with their talents and I was so EXCITED to receive a bunch of gifts to be handed out last fall at my team’s Thriving/Striving 30 contest that we WON as a team!!!

(CLICK HERE to read all about this MAJOR celebration!) J

This book is bound together by a piece of cardstock for the spine, and for attaching each individual PML card to the spine.

If you haven’t tried our PML line yet – here is just ANOTHER great way to use this BEAUTIFUL product!! J There are MANY different kits to choose from!!  The album today uses cards from the Wanderful & Seaside PML.

This is in an adorable mini-album, that includes 20 pages!!  I will be sharing them here today, but if in case you are short on time, feel free to move forward to JOYCE HOUCK’s Blog to see her fabulous creation!!

This album is a 4x6 album – the size of our largest PML card. 
Take a look at the 1st & 2nd page…

Do you see the spot labeled 2x3?  That is a page that SWINGS itself!!!  That is a 3x4 PML card, attached to the binding.  Love this added dimension throughout this book. 

Take a look….the fish card is the other side of the 2x3 photo area.  

Here is a close up view of the AMAZING detail in this album... 

Pages 3 & 4

The word “Adventure” is from the Wildwood Sticky Tabs.
The “You are my Happy” is one of our mini-stamp sets!!! J 

Pages 5 & 6
The Wildwood plastic clips, some Chalk-it-Up Assortment pieces, and a few stamps, make this a BEAUTIFUL set of pages!! 

Pages 7 & 8

Please come back and join me again NEXT WEEK, as I share the rest of the pages of this beautiful album in Post #2! J

Items used to create…
 Seaside PML cards
Wanderful PML cards
Paper Fundamentals
Artfully Sent Cricut collection (font for Soaring)
M1050        Mini Calendar
M1045        My Happy
S1505         Just Sayin’ (May SOTM)
                   Wanderful Workshop on the Go stamp set
D1600         Here we Go
C1592         World Traveler
C1534         Sightseer
C1595         Hello Summer
A1164         Beach Gear

Wanderful assortment
Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2041         Wildwood Sticky Tabs
Z2047         Wildwood Plastic Clips
Silver Sequins
Gold Sequins
1” Gold washi dotted tape
Mini Stapler
Z1928         Triangle Studs
Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend & fellow consultant Joyce Houck’s blog to check out what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J


  1. Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing all those photos of it! I would love to know how the binding was done--was the cardstock accordion folded and then PML cards attached to it?
    :) Marie

  2. I love to see PML cards used in new ways! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Such a cool album! Love the PML line!


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