Saturday, January 9, 2016

Live Your Day PML cards- Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome 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 Nancy's blog you are right on track.

Today I wanted to share a way for you to use our NEW (and exclusive to Jan 2016) Picture My Life (PML) pocket cards!!J

I've been ENJOYING decorating my Close To My Heart 2016 planner, and I still have a lot to-do to complete this task....HOWEVER, when I saw these PML cards, I KNEW I wanted to incorporate them into my planner.

So - let's check out what I've added to my CTMH planner....

My 1st page of my planner...   

I often like to "try new things" so made a fitting caption to the beginning of my 2016 planner!! 

The "2016" came from our retired Nov stamp of the month stamp set. 
Also - you'll want to note the FUN arrow washi tape that I've used on these pages.  I didn't use any other adhesive...just washi to attach my PML cards!

Next - I created some ADDITIONAL pocket pages using CTMH's Artbooking Cricut collection.  Yay - for our EXCLUSIVE Cricut cartridges!!!  

I cut this pocket in white daisy cardstock, and then wrapped some of our Charlotte paper around the front of the pocket.

You will see in the following pictures, that I used some other NEW products that were just released on January 1, 2016....

>>>>NEW Springtime Wishes stamp set
>>>>>NEW Springtime Wishes thin cuts
>>>>NEW Charlotte paper pack

Take a look at the left side of this picture below...

this is the back side of another pocket folder I created.  In this case, I chose to background stamp this, so that it would "blend in" with the 2016 Planner design.  

Ink colors I used throughout these photos are....
and Black (Memento - tuxedo black) 

When attaching the PML cards to the pages, I tried to use the washi tape as a "hinge" that the top card would "swing open" and I could write down some journaling on the inside of the large PML card. 

And last....I REALLY wanted to have a way to look at upcoming dates for birthdays, at a glance.  So...with the INCLUDED "months" PML cards, I created these birthday page reminders that I will be able to use YEAR after YEAR!! 

I wanted to use both the NEW 4x3 photo protectors & the 4x6 ones too - SO....this is what I came up with. 

Again - by SIMPLE embellishing - just stamps, thin cuts & inks... I was excited how these turned out. J

So - now that you saw this PML cards in use....what does the January Close To My Heart special all include??? J

This collection includes 56 different cards & they can be used in a planner, OR in any way you'd like!!  

They are ONLY $8.95 and are available until Jan 31st OR While Supplies Last.  

Here is the collection of cards....

Keep in mind - --- each card has the SAME images on both sides!!  

The one side the wording/pictures are horizontal, and the other side is vertical.  I LOVE that CTMH creates our pocket cards this way!!

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to get a pack of the "Live Your Life" pocket cards today!! J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow sister consultant and check out my friend & teammate Crystal's blog and see 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. Wow Krista... Your planner is amazing!!! Fabulous pocket pages and love to see how you use the stamp sets to embellish the pages :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Love your ideas for all those planner pages! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love what your doing with the Everyday Life Binder and Live Your Day PML cards. TFS!

  4. I just ordered those PML cards myself. I love how you incorporated them in the new planner.

  5. Great job of embellishing the planner with the PML cards. Thanks for inspiring me today and for taking part in this awesome blog hop.
    :) Marie

  6. Great job of embellishing the planner with the PML cards. Thanks for inspiring me today and for taking part in this awesome blog hop.
    :) Marie

  7. Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas for decorating my planner! I have these PML cards and didn't know what to do with them... now I do! :) ~Yvonne

  8. Krista loved how you embellished the planner! You've given me some new Inspiration :)

  9. I LOVE what you did with your planner, Krista. The part I like best are the Birthdays at a glance pages. Makes so much more sense then putting them in with each month as I have done. Maybe if I do this, people will actually get cards BEFORE their birthday!!! *Ü*

  10. Your idea for using the cards as a birthday reminder is GENIUS!!! I didn't know what to do with the cards and now I do! Thanks for the inspiration! :) Kim


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