Friday, December 15, 2017

Staying Ahead of Memories...

taken from the ctmh blog

Staying Ahead of Memories with Pocket Scrapbooking

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The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year. Between the shopping, the parties, and the baking, it can feel impossible to find time for memory keeping! Pocket scrapbooking is a convenient solution for staying ahead during the season while still creating beautiful pages for your holiday album.
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With pocket scrapbooking, you can use Picture My Life™ cards and simple embellishments to quickly create your layout. On the layout above, we added a little gold shimmer trim and a few gold glitter gems to give it some extra sparkle. A good rule of thumb with pocket scrapbooking is to try to have an equal number of photos and cards on your layout. This helps each page look balanced and complete.
Because of the way pocket scrapbooking works, you can make some of your Christmas layouts ahead of time, before your photos are even taken! We know, it might sound crazy, but with pocket scrapbooking it makes perfect sense! Line up your cards the way you like them and leave the photo pockets empty—or, if it helps to see where to put your photos as you create, use cardstock as a photo placeholder.
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If you really like the idea of planning ahead, take it to the next level! Instead of just leaving blanks for the photos you will take, use sticky notes to add short reminders about what kind of photos you want to take to add to the layouts. That way you can have a plan for your scrapbook, have the pages ready to go, but then wait to print your photos after the holiday season when life is a little less hectic. Then, all you have to do is slip those printed photos into your Memory Protectors™.
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Take the same approach with your journaling. You’ll notice that none of these layouts have the journaling yet. If you’re crunched for time, jot down some of the important parts on a sticky note. What do you like about your holiday traditions? What food did you eat? What is special about that moment? You don’t have to write down the entire story, just highlights to jog your memory. That will make it easier to add words to a journaling pocket card when you have time to come back to it.
The best part of this is that if you make your pocket scrapbook layouts ahead of time and then your photos don’t fit on your pages, you can easily adjust your design! That’s one of the things we love about this scrapbooking format: It’s easy to mix, match, and move photos and pocket cards to fit your story, even as it happens!
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And, if you need some extra room for all of those photos you will be taking, simply add Pocket Plus™ Memory Protectors™. With Pocket Plus you get that extra space for photos and journaling without having to add an entire layout. It also adds a fun, interactive element to your pages.
As you celebrate this season, use the ideas we shared today to stay ahead of holiday memories, and don’t forget to keep these pocket scrapbooking tips in mind for any time life gets busy. Memory-making never stops. Preserve those memories as they happen with pocket scrapbooking.
Consider these PML Cards to make preserving your Christmas memories faster, simpler & easier...




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12 Days of Christmas - CTMH Style...



WOW...those 12 Days flew by...I hope you enjoyed getting your hands on some AWESOME Close To My Heart products and some little FREEBIES here and there!

I've sent out invoices to everyone who took advantage of the specials and payment is due by tomorrow. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

You can see all the days {{{here}}} and join in on the FUN...you have a little time left!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On the 12th Day of Christmas...



...my Consultant gave to me...

It is hard to believe it's almost mid-December. I hope you've enjoyed the 12 days of savings and that you've taken advantage of them, whether for you or a friend or loved one. It has been fun offering these specials to you and I truly appreciate your business. In fact, you still have time to purchase products. Scroll back through the 12 days and let me know if you want to add to your order.
If you've participated in any of the 12 days of Christmas, I will contact you tomorrow with a final total and to make arrangements to collect payment. Full payment is due December 15, 2017 and the order will be placed on the 16th, to be delivered to your doorstep. The prize drawing, as disclosed in the initial details, will take place on December 16th. The winner will be announced in my FB Fan Page. Please contact me with your questions.

Now...for today's final offer...

On the 12th day of Christmas my Consultant gave to me...
Purchase any three stamp sets of your choice and get ONE (of lesser value) FREE!

We have a variety of Stamp Sets to choose from, some which include coordinating Thin Cuts. Message me with your list of three stamp sets.

Contact me before 11:30 pm today (CST) to select this special and get two tickets into the drawing.

FULL DETAILS OF THIS SALE
To fully benefit from this 12 Days of Christmas offer, read up on the fun details posted HERE and contact me if you have questions.



Monday, December 11, 2017

On the 11th Day of Christmas...



...my Consultant gave to me...
Have you checked out our Glitter Paper? It comes in SIX colors. Each package contains 3 - 12" x 12" sheets, 1 color per pack. It is of quality weight (cardstock) and cuts nicely with the glitter remaining on the paper (and not ending up on everything else).

When you buy two packs this month, I'll give you one FREE (your choice of color)!

Here are the colors we offer:





Contact me before 11:30 pm today (CST) to select this special and get two tickets into the drawing.

FULL DETAILS OF THIS SALE
To fully benefit from this 12 Days of Christmas offer, read up on the fun details posted HERE and contact me if you have questions.



Sunday, December 10, 2017

On the 10th Day of Christmas...


...my Consultant gave to me...
Buy  a 12" x 12" My Legacy Scrapbook Album, of any style - post-bound or D-ring...
and a pack of Memory Protectors (your choice of style)...
get a FREE PACKAGE of FLIP FLAPS (your choice of style)!

Not sure what Flip Flaps are nor what you can do with them?! Flip Flaps allow you to add more artwork and photos to your traditional scrapbook layouts. Simply slide photos or other artwork into the pocket and use the adhesive strip to attach.

Here are some gifts that allow you to see Flip Flaps in action. They are super easy to use and add FUN to any project!

Flip Flaps can also be used to "hide" journaling that might be personal and not for everyone to see or...sometimes you have that one picture that isn't perfect but is necessary for preserving a memory. Insert it into a Flip Flap and you can still enjoy the photo without it being exposed to all.

If you would like for me to show you how to use them, let me know. I'd be happy to do so!

Contact me before 11:30 pm today (CST) to select this special and get two tickets into the drawing.

FULL DETAILS OF THIS SALE
To fully benefit from this 12 Days of Christmas offer, read up on the fun details posted HERE and contact me if you have questions.