Sunday, January 18, 2015

Damask Divas Valentine's Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous Damask Divas Blog Hop! I'm super excited to share with you another great paper pack from Close To My Heart. If you have hopped over from Jamie's Blog then you are definitely in the right place. If this is your first stop, be sure to continue the hop and check out the rest of the fabulous blog posts. You can find the complete list of Blogs at the Damask Divas Blog.

I'm so excited to share the beginnings of my fun Mini Album using the Heartstrings Picture My Life Journal Cards. CTMH has made not only the Heartstrings paper pack, but a corresponding PML set. These can be used together or separately. I actually only had the journal cards on hand but they worked so great for this mini album. I decided to make it a 4 x 6 sized album, which is the size of the biggest journal cards. I picked two of the big cards as a front and back cover.  I decided I wanted to make it a romantic album, I hope to use it as a surprise for my Husband. So Shhhh, don't tell him. He actually was sitting with me when I was working on it, but I think he'll be surprised anyway.

Since I didn't have the actual paper pack, I looked up in the Seasonal to see what plain cardstock colors were included and used those colors that I had on hand. I also added in some extra patterned paper to give it more contrast. I made all the bases 4 x 6 and added the smaller 3 x 4 cards on top of them to create spots for journaling, as well as pockets for additional journal cards. I added some extra embellishments and have the beginnings of a fabulous mini album. It was super easy to do and you can make it as big or as little as you want. It can have only 4 or 5 pages, but can hold even more than that. Giving you the options for whatever you need it to be.

Journal cards can be used for so much more. They can be used to create cards, regular journal scrapbooking, they can even be used on regular 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. The options are endless, so don't feel like you have to use them in a very cookie cutter fashion. Step out of the cookie cutter and find the perfect fit project for you!

I had a lot of fun working on this. I won't lie though I'm not quite done with it, but I should finish it over the next couple of days. So make sure you stop back by to see the finished product. I hope that this has inspired you to work on a new project or even an unfinished one. Remember to Get Crafty!

Your next stop on this fabulous Blog Hop is over at Fromm the Heart with Melissa!

Items Used

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  1. LOVE those pockets! Can't wait to see the mini-album put together! Super idea, Michele! :)

  2. I love your project. My link is