Miss. Carrie’s Weekend Creations – Crafting for Fall

Life for me is not just about creating for “work”. Even though I have been blessed to have a home business that allows me to play with paper throughout the week, I have never thought of it as work.  When I signed up to become a consultant four years ago (mainly because I wanted a discount on the supplies), I never expected to have readers, like you, follow my crafting adventures. ❤❤

Some of you have asked if I create anything on my “non-work” days. Like most of you, I often craft on the weekend, and I try to make a point of my crafting time not being work related.  Due to my private nature, I do not usually share these creations, but, per your request, I have chosen to start sharing a few of those with you. I hope you aren’t disappointed.

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Today, I have been adding to my Fall home decorating collection and using up supplies.  Before you ask me “how I made this”, I will assure you that it is NOT all made up of paper. (I am not THAT crafty.)

I found an amazing website called Foundations Decor that has become my new LOVE. Each of these little pieces comes as a pre-cut wood piece that can be covered with paper and easily assembled. All I had to do is use up some of my scrap pile to decorate each piece.  (No I am not affiliate, nor do I sell it…I am just addicted to it.)

So, there you have it.  I do “play” on the weekends, like most of you, and it often involves paper, but it is always something outside of my normal realm of creations. I am usually a very private person, (insert panic attack here), so sharing this “non-work” project was a bit of a challenge for me. I hope you enjoyed a little insight to my bubble.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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If you would like to spend your days “playing  with paper” as you earn a little extra income, get discounted supplies, and share your love of crafting with others, make sure to check out this month’s FUND YOUR FUN promotion. Close to My Heart is giving you $75 in product credit with the new $75 consultant kit.  I would love to have you on my HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team. 

 

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Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop where we will be 46091035_10156054673202686_4718674864951525376_nfeaturing a multitude of Close to My Heart Christmas products.  🎄  If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas that you can use when creating for Christmas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When I first saw the Christmas Blessings Stamp Set, I knew immediately that I wanted to created a card with an inked background.  Even though Inked Backgrounds are simple to create, they make a beautiful impact on on project. Along with the Inked Background, I decided to try my hand at an Eclipse Card. What do you think?

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Eclipse Cards are making a comeback and can be found all over Pinterest right now. Most people use Letter Dies or Thin Cuts to create their’s, but, being the Cricut™ addict that I am, I chose to make my background in Design Space™.

Once I was finished creating the background, I stamped the images and the card was complete. It was so simple to make that I decided to create a short “How To” video for my Create with Miss. Carrie’s Creations VIP Facebook Group and in this video I gave a few more ideas for some Inked Background cards using this stamp set.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Christmas Blessings stamp set is only available, while supplies last, until December 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to order your kit.   I can’t wait to see what you create!

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True North Love of Hockey Scrapbook Layouts

You don’t have to be Canadian to love Hockey. (Just ask my husband when the Av’s are playing.) This October is Close To My Heart’s 15-year anniversary of opening for business in Canada. To celebrate this occasion, Close to My Heart has designed the exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit!

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Keep in mind you can always adjust the scrapbook titles or card sentiments to fit many occasions. With the True North workshop kit, you can make two 12″ x 12″ layouts, one 12″ x 12″ single page, and four cards using the True North stamp set.

 

You can download the FREE workshop instructions for all three layouts and cards from my Consultant website.

 

The True North workshop includes project pieces cut using the Cricut® You Are Here collection. The shapes and sizes are noted in the workshop instructions, and the necessary Cricut® shapes to complete this workshop are also available as a project file in Cricut Design Space™, True North Workshop.

 

To cut this project file, you must own the Cricut® You Are Here collection. There are a few other additional supplies needed which can be viewed on my website.

 

Celebrate your love of Hockey, Maple Syrup, and Canada with this exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit! It is only available while supplies last through December 31, 2018. If you would like to schedule a workshop with friends and create one of these layouts, please contact me or post a message below and we will schedule a day to play.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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November’s Noteworthy Specials

Close to My Heart has really outdone themselves. This is the month that you can truly enjoy some wonderful paper crafting specials as a New Consultant, Hostess, Scrapbooker, and Christmas memory keeper.  Make sure you take the time to scroll through this entire post and take the time to view each and every amazing offer in November.

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Sign up for $75 and get $75 back in CTMH Cash! Now is the perfect time to join our HeARTfully Blessed Team and become a Close to My Heart Consultant. New Consultants that sign up will receive an increased amount of CTMH Cash to fund their own crafting fun with the Fund Your Fun special! During November, new Consultants can join for $75 and then receive that same amount in CTMH Cash to purchase new product of their choice! LEARN MORE ABOUT JOINING MY TEAM


JUMP FOR JOY

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Earn extra Hostess rewards with a qualifying Gathering in November! During the month of November, hostesses that have a gathering that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher will jump up a level in rewards! This means an instant reward boost of $20 and possibly an additional 50% off item! LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A HOSTESS


HELLO PUMPKIN DELUXE SCRAPBOOK KIT

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Enjoy a truly deluxe scrapbooking experience! Create two 12” x 12” single pages and 2 two-page 12” x 12” layouts using this exclusive workshop bundle. These layouts feature a unique crafting technique designed to add extra artistic flair and to boost your creativity. Choose between the two kit options —no Workshop Your Way® kit needed! Plus, you’ll save 15% when you purchase the kit that includes the Colorful Texture stamp set and the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts! LEARN MORE THIS KIT


DAYS OF DECEMBER BUNDLE

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31 days of memories! Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This project will provide you with a place for photos and storytelling for every day of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time! LEARN MORE THIS KIT

There are so many NOTEWORTHY Workshops and Kits for you to create this season.  As always, each one of these kits is available, while supplies last. I would enjoy bringing one of these workshops into your home to create with you and some friends. You can earn some amazing product rewards, create a beautiful paper craft, and enjoy a little “girl time”. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Last Chance to Save on October Specials

Can you believe how many amazing specials that Close to My Heart has offered to you this month?  I wanted to make sure, in all the excitement, that you didn’t forget about the THREE SPECIALS that end tomorrow, October 31st.  Our Thanks & Giving stamp of the month, Ribbon Warrior, and Holiday Sparkle no longer be available for purchase at the end of this month.

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If you haven’t had a chance to see all the fun creations made with the October stamp of the month, you have missed out on some delightful inspiration. The Thanks & Giving stamp set is extremely versatile and can be used for so many paper crafting projects PLUS it can be your’s for only $5.00 in October.

 

All of our Stamp of the Month sets are ONLY AVAILABLE for one month. Once that month is over, they are gone. Make sure you take advantage of the $5.00 special this month and purchase this stamp set before it retires.

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If you are starting to prepare for Christmas, you need to order the adorable Holiday Sparkle shaker card kit. Did you know that you can get this kit FREE when you sign-up to join my team this month? This kit has been extremely popular and there are a TON of ideas on Pinterest showing ways to make it individually your’s.  I personally ♥love♥ how some people added their family photos inside the shaker.

 

Don’t forget that the Love With All the Trimming stamp set will also be retiring tomorrow. Even if you don’t plan on using the shaker cards, you will still want to order this one-of-a-kind exclusive holiday stamp set.

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Last, but defiantly not least, Close to My Heart recognized Breast Cancer Awareness with their Ribbon Warrior set.  This set can be used for more than Breast Cancer. All you need to do is change the color of the ribbon and you have and encouraging card or mini-album for anyone who is struggling.

 

There are some wonderful websites out there demonstrating ribbon awareness colors and their meanings. Can you just picture making some encouraging cards for our troops, or a cancer patient, or a family whose child is ill? This set has so many wonderful ways that you can share your love of creating with others.

If you are interested in any of these October specials, take time to visit my website and order these products before October 31st.  They are only available while supplies last. I would hate for you to miss out and not be able to get one of these items.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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The Great Outdoors Scrapbooking Kit

Show your love of nature with this exclusive stamp set and workshop!  As an outdoor loving family, I just can’t wait to use it for some of our hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor hiking photos.  I would really enjoy being able to come create one of these layouts with you and your friends and show you how to make them match your outdoor adventure photos. The exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit is ideal for showing your love for nature!

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This October is Close To My Heart’s 15-year anniversary of opening for business in Canada. To celebrate this occasion, we have are offering The Great Outdoors exclusive stamp set and workshop kit! With The Great Outdoors workshop kit, you can make two 12″ x 12″ layouts and four cards using The Great Outdoors stamp set.

Keep in mind you can always adjust the scrapbook titles or card sentiments to fit many occasions. This workshop includes one 12″ x 12″ layout and one card that are Canada-specific, but can easily be adjusted to fit your specific project. You can download the FREE workshop instructions from my Consultant website.

The Great Outdoors workshop includes one layout title cut using the Cricut® Artistry collection and is available as a project file in Cricut Design Space™, The Great Outdoors(https://design.cricut.com/#/design/110821872).  There are a few other additional supplies needed which can be viewed on my website.

Celebrate your love of the outdoors with this exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit. It is only available while supplies last through December 31, 2018. If you would like to schedule a workshop with friends and create one of these layouts, please contact me or post a message below and we will schedule a day to play.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Coffee, Cocoa, and Christmas Cards

Come enjoy a few hours of crafting at my annual Christmas Card Workshop where you can come make TWELVE cards to give this holiday season. Each kit is pre-cut for you, ready to stamp, and easy to assemble. I will be providing plenty of Christmas stamps, inks, fun embossing powders, Shimmer Brushes🤩,  and adhesive. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself and a friend. 

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As a special added gift to you, I am offering a $2.00 discount on this workshop to anyone who brings a friend along with them. That means you pay only $2.50 per card when you bring a friend! How awesome is that?!

All you have to do is sign-up.  Simply use THIS LINK to register for the event. Payment is made on the day of the workshop. I do ask that if you have signed up for the workshop, you still pay for your kit even if you cannot attend. 

Here are a few samples of the cards you will be making that day.  Your kit will include all the supplies needed to make twelve cards and there will be plenty of sentiments to choose from to match your crafty Christmas spirit.

 

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I will also have a few other Christmas craft kits available for purchase that day. Each one designed with you in mind – simple, easy, elegant, and ready to assemble. I can’t wait to see what you create that this year’s Christmas Workshop!

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Holiday Sparkle & Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Sparkle & Season’s of Joy Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from both our Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy collections. 43952017_10155987217317686_8454669368721145856_nYes! Both collections! You are going to be amazed by all the spectacular artwork this week.

If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I had such a hard time choosing which product to use this week. Partly because both are such incredible products, but mostly because my fall decorations have been sitting in a box in my living room for two weeks and I cannot even contemplate anything that involves Christmas. Yes, ladies, my life in a nutshell. (The squirrels are forever scattered and chased.) 

So this week, I chose to avoid Christmas, continue to play with fall papers, and use the delightful Love with All the Trimming stamp set to create this cheerful “Lots of Love” card that I plan on sending out for an upcoming anniversary.

 

The background for this card is a PML in the Hello Pumpkin paper pack. I took advantage of those little stars and hearts that were already there and strategically placed my other items to cover “Happy Halloween”. The remaining embellishments came from the package of Hello Pumpkin Complements.

 

Remember how I said I wasn’t ready for Christmas? Well, using a stamp set full of Christmas-y sentiments was a bit of a challenge, but I realized that the “with Lots of Love” sentiment paired with those darling little hearts could be used for any occasion .

 

That sweet sentiment was placed onto a piece of our NEW Seasonal Mix-Ins and shaded with a Black Shimmer Brush.  I enjoy having this additional paper pack to use on my projects and it blends beautifully with all of our other seasonal papers.

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I know that many of you may have expected a Christmas-y card or at least something that said “Happy Holidays”, but my brain cannot even think about tidings, or stockings, or figgy pudding for another month. I hope that you still enjoyed my little paper crafting creations, and continue through the blog hop to see more ideas from a few other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from our Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy collections.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the WHAT’S NEW section of my website to see all of the products available for the holiday season.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Christmas Blessings Special

My daughter tells me that “You can never get enough Christmas!” If it were her choice, we would have Christmas all year long and every gift would be a puppy.  If you are one who is already prepping for Christmas (or thinking that you really should) you will be as excited as I am about this amazing Christmas Blessings Bundle.

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For a limited time, we are offering this discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create TWELVE cards, four each of three designs, using the rich, festive colors of Eggplant, Peacock, Sage, and Sugarplum. Silver glitter paper and gems and silver embellishing thread provide the perfect shimmery additions to these cards.

I recommend that you take take advantage of the Christmas Blessing workshop kit at 25% off the retail price! There is an easy-to-follow guide on my website that is available free for you to download so that you can create these all of these spectacular cards.

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As an avid Nativity collector, I am LOVING this Christmas Blessings stamp set which you can purchase separately to create some of your own personalized Christmas projects. Wouldn’t these make some amazing scrapbook page titles?!

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Many of you may have noticed that one of the cards does require the use of our Season of Joy Cricut™ Collection. Those of you who are Cricut™ users, will adore this new collection full of three-dimensional projects, beautifully designed cards, and delightful titles and icons.

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If you are not a Cricut™ user ….well you need to just call me and we need to talk (just kidding)… you can easy exchange that one cut for another stamped image or use one of our new Holiday Thin Cuts in it’s place.

 

I can’t wait until my order arrives and I can get a head start on some of my Christmas projects.  This Christmas Blessings Bundle and Stamp Set are only available October 15–December 31 while supplies last on my website. ‘Tis the season for things to sell quickly and I would hate for you to miss out on this amazing special. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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🎗October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

🎗Be a Ribbon Warrior!🎗 In honor  of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve brought back the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount!  Many of us know of someone currently fighting or have lost someone to this horrible disease.  I, personally, have experienced both, and I am so grateful that Close to My Heart is offering an amazing discount to raise awareness for those who have been lost and those to continue to fight.

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You can use your creativity to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month as you show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.  Purchase either the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set or Ribbon Warrior stamp set + Thin Cuts at 20% off the retail price and use these products in meaningful artwork connected to this special cause.

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This stamp set can be used in a variety of ways, whether it’s promoting breast cancer awareness, another cancer awareness, or any awareness ribbon color of your choice to show your support to for the causes and people you care about. This special is only available while supplies last, through October 31st, so make sure to stop by my website today and purchase the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior products and show support for your favorite cause. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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