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I am a wife and mother of 2 very active, gorgeous boys. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years and in 2015 signed up as an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart (CTMH). I love to take photos of my family, especially my 2 boys, as they are growing up fast before my eyes. I believe it's important to document memories and have my photos printed and displayed in photo albums and not just stored on the computer. I want to be able to look back on our memories, photos and everyday life, and I want my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to be able to do the same.

Friday, November 20, 2015

CTMH "White Pines" Australasian Blog Hop

Hello, Merry Christmas, and Welcome Aboard this CTMH Australasian Blog Hop where we showcase the White Pines paper collection. 

(Clockwise from top left: White Pines Paper Packet, Assortment, Complements, Picture My Life Cards)

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore of CTMH craftings then you are in the right place. If you are starting your White Pines journey here, Welcome! You can join in the blog hop by simply reading through my post and once you get to the end just click on the link to the next blog. Keep reading and 'hopping' until you find yourself back to where you started from. Each of the 8 featured blogs will showcase a project staring the CTMH Christmas collection - White Pines

You know you are in love with a certain paper line when you have no sheets left from the 24 sheet bulk pack. 

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year, and the best time of the year to give handmade cards,papercraft and photo gifts, and to document photos of family, friends and Christmas celebrations. 

As soon as I saw this layout on page 14 of the Holiday Expressions Idea Book I knew I had to reproduce it, and I had the perfect photo to use. 

The photo I wanted to use for this layout was from my 2nd son's first Christmas in 2013. I already had the image printed in as a 6"x8" photo so that is the main difference between the layout in the Holiday Expressions, and the layout I created. 

For this layout I used:

  • White Pines Paper Packet x7200B including the Fern and Colonial White Cardstock
  • White Pines Assortment z3097
  • Red Enamel Gems z3090
  • Fern Extra Thick Twine z3093
  • Enchantment Fundamental Stickers Pack z3164
  • Fern Exclusive Ink z2650
  • Trim the Tree stamp set A1149
  • Mini Stapler z2027
  • Paper Trimmer z1783
  • Edge Distresser z1297
  • Adhesive - 3-L ez Dots Adhesive z3022 and 3D Foam Tape z1151

The layout is displayed in the Colonial White Shadow Box z2016.

Some of the other things I have created with this paperline include:

Christmas Tree Table Centerpiece

Christmas Cards

Christmas Countdown using the display tray and White Pines PML cards

The White Pines collection, and more, can be purchased from your local CTMH consultant or online here

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment before hopping off to see what Simone Morton from Scrappy Matters has created. 

You can also follow along on social media by posting your creations and searching others using the hashtag #ctmhwhitepines


  1. Love all these projects, especially the centrepiece!

  2. Wow, you have certainly been busy Katrina! Love all of your White Pines creations. Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. These look great - you have been busy. I love the versatility of this paper range.

  4. Lovely layout to highlight a gorgeous photo.

  5. Great Projects you've made. Gorgeous.

  6. All are very nice projects, what a lovely family photo.