Wintry Workshops

Take a break from the holiday hustle and create something new in December. I would love to see you at one of my December workshops.  Each one offers something different, teaches new techniques, and allows you to have some crafty time with friends.

Do you want to learn how to use your Cricut® to create scrapbook layouts?  Then come to my Cricut® Scrapbook Layout Class and learn some new techniques to create this wintry layout. DecCricutSB_Layout

Do you need some scrapbook pages for those family photos? Are you always scrambling for Thank You cards during the holidays?  Why not spend the afternoon at my Silver & Gold Workshop where you can make this layout and three cards using our amazing papers.

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Make sure to visit each of the workshop pages for information on how to register for each workshop.  Kits and guides are also available to order in my online store.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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December Kit of the Month

As December approaches, I look forward to the cold weather and the beautifully snow covered trees.   My December Kit of the Month will be the perfect layout to display those winter memories. It is titled “Winter Wonderland” and features our NEW Silver & Gold papers. Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit that are pre-cut and easy to assemble featuring some of our designer papers  Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout.

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This kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer papers, Cricut® cuts, Sparkle Gems and Grey Twine.  You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, add your photos, and you have a completed layout.  Did you notice the shimmering Silver?  This layout uses our Silver Foil Paper on the title and as accent strips to reflect the shimmering winter snow.

I can’t wait to add some of my winter photos on this layout.   You are welcome to order the kit for $12.00*  by visiting my online store front.  Save by subscribing the the Kit of the Month Club and only pay $10.00* for this layout and receive an additional layout guide and Holiday Expressions for FREE with your order.  Visit the “Kit of the Month Club” page in the “Kits & Guides” tab on above to learn more about this monthly subscription.

*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.

Christmas Workshops Galore!

Can you believe that Christmas is less that ten weeks away!! If you are like me, your holiday to-do list seems to grown larger each year.  In November, I am offering a few workshops to help you cross off some items from that ever-growing list.

My Crafty Christmas Workshop will provide you with gifts you can give family, friends, teachers, co-workers, neighbors, and more.  Get a head start on your gift giving by coming to this workshop to make these amazing gifts.

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If you take tons of holiday photos, like I do, then you will love my Beary Christmas Workshop Layout.  This layout can hold even more photos by using our Flip-Flaps.

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AND if you love sending homemade Christmas cards, then you will adore the cards we will be making at my Beary Christmas Workshop .  These three cards are so simple to make, yet, elegant enough to send to anyone on your list.

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I always have lots to offer you at my events.  I love teaching you new techniques that you can go home and use on your future projects.  Please make sure to check my EVENTS tab often or sign-up for my monthly newsletter to view all of my upcoming events.

I can’t wait to see what you create this week!

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November Kit of the Month

Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit that are pre-cut and easy to assemble. featuring some of our designer papers  Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout. My November Kit of the Month will give you a head start on your Christmas scrapbook pages.  It is titled “Ornamental Noel” and features our NEW Beary Christmas papers.

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This kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer papers, Cricut® cuts, and white twine.  You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, add your photos, and you have a completed layout.  Did you notice that the ornaments seem to twinkle with glitter?  You can use some of our amazing Clear Shimmer Brush to add shine and shimmer to any of your projects.

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I truly love how this page came together with the intricate title, the heart and star border, and the simple, shimmery ornaments.  You are welcome to order the kit for $12.00*  by visiting my online store front.  Save by subscribing the the Kit of the Month Club and only pay $10.00* for this layout and receive an additional layout guide and Holiday Expressions for FREE with your order.  Visit the “Kit of the Month Club” page in the “Kits & Guides” tab on above to learn more about this monthly subscription.

*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.

Christmas Tunes Layout

I must admit that it is difficult to keep myself from singing Christmas carols as I create with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  During the month of October, I will be posting weekly projects using this stamp of the month in hopes that you are inspired to create projects of your own. This week, I have created a Christmas themed scrapbook layout with our Enchantment Fundamentals papers using the Snow Globe image as a simple accent.  You could easily change the color palette and use this layout to showcase your wintry photos.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Dots), 1¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 4″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), ¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), (2) ¼” x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper, 5¼” x 3¾” Fern Cardstock, (2) 5″ x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock , 3″ x 3″ Vellum Paper, 3″ x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 4″ Ruby Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  The tree border was created using the Tree Line Border Thin Cuts.  I drew a horizontal line 1¼” from the top of the paper then used that line to align the base of the Thin Cut across the paper as I cut out the border.  I used this same line when adhering the Silver Glitter Paper strip.
  The Snow Globe was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock using Black Memento Ink. ChristmasTunesLayout_SnowGlobe I shaded the base of the image using ShinHan™ Markers by blending Carmine, Warm Grey, and Lavender, then I added glitter to the base using a Clear Shimmer Brush.
  The top of the Snow Globe was created by stamping image onto  Vellum Paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the image with Clear Embossing Powder, then heated the powder with a Craft Gun.  I also added glitter to the globe using a Clear Shimmer Brush.

 

Remember, the Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Christmas Tunes Stamp Set

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Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Tree Line Border Thin Cuts

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Clear Embossing Powder

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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Craft Heater

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
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Clear Shimmer Brush

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors
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4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block

 


October Workshops

Are you ready for fall? My October workshops will put you in the mood for some cooler weather, autumn tones, and teach you some new techniques you can use on your upcoming projects.  I have two workshops during the month of October, so please make sure to RSVP by October 6th for each one you wish to attend.

Falling For You Workshop

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We will be making one 2-page 12″ x 12″ layout and two autumn themed cards using the beautiful Falling For You papers and matching accessories.  I will be teaching you how to create a “quilted” scrapbook layout, how to use embossing powers, and using reinkers to create multi-toned stamped images.  If you wish to attend this workshop, you can learn more about the kits available  by visiting the Events page or on my Facebook event page. 

 

Fall Wreath Cricut® Class

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Come learn the basics of using our Flower Market Cricut® cartridge in Design Space as you create this festive fall wreath. Bring your laptop, Cricut® and basic supplies, and  I will walk you through some basic techniques for designing a wreath and creating three-dimensional flowers with your Cricut®.   You will learn how to size, layer, and manipulate the images as well as taking apart images to weld them to text and other images. There are pre-requisites for this class so make sure to visit the Events page or my Facebook event page. 

More Fall Projects

I have also created a Kit of the Month for both September and October that would be perfect for your fall photos. You can visit my Kit of the Month tab in the Kits & Guides tab to learn more about these fun layouts.  These are wonderful kits you can complete at home at your own pace when it fits into your schedule.


If you have any questions about these workshops or suggestions for future workshops, please feel free to contact me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com.  I would love to schedule a date with you and your friends to complete one of these workshops together.  I always love seeing how talented you all are when you create!

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October Kit of the Month

Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit featuring some of our designer papers that are pre-cut and easy to assemble.  Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout. My October Kit of the Month will give you a head start on your thanksgiving scrapbook pages.  It is titled “Thankful” and features our NEW Falling for You papers.

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This kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer papers, Cricut® cuts, and burlap ribbon.  You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, add your photos, and you have a completed layout.  Do you have more than three Thankful photos? You can use some of our amazing Flip Flaps and increase the amount of photos and journaling you can include on your layout.

I truly love how this page came together with the intricate leaf border, the burlap ribbon embellishment, and the simple, yet bold title.  You are welcome to order the kit for $12.00*  by visiting my online store front.  Save by subscribing the the Kit of the Month Club and only pay $10.00* for this layout and receive an additional layout guide and Holiday Expressions for FREE with your order.  Visit the “Kit of the Month Club” page in the “Kits & Guides” tab on above to learn more about this monthly subscription.

*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the From the Heart products.  These products include a beautiful card kit and stamp set that can be used to make some gorgeous creations.  StampingMonthBadge If you have come here from Vickie ODell’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 designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the From the Heart products.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of September, I will be creating some simple projects using the From the Heart stamp set so make sure to visit often for more inspiration. As I roamed the internet for ideas, I saw that this stamp set was used often with brightly colored flowers and I wondered what it would look like using simple brown tones.  I decided to step outside the box and use our basic colors which resulted in this fall layout that features our Basics Fundamentals papers and inks.  I truly enjoy how it turned out. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper, 1½” x 12″ B&T Paper, ¼” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, ½” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, 6″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), (3) 2″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), 6″ x 4″ Espresso Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ Nutmeg Cardstock

Techniques Used:
• I used all of the brown tones of the Basic Fundamentals paper pack.  You could change this by using all of the grey tones with a Black & White photo.
• After placing down the top and bottom paper and cardstock strips, I used a pencil to draw out the space where my photos and papers would be placed. This helped me to stamp the images on the corners without having to create a mask.  Some of my images where stamped partially inside the drawn rectangle to allow my papers to overlap the stamped images.
• The images were stamped using the From the Heart stamp set with Almond, Toffee, Espresso, and Nutmeg inks.  To create more depth, some of my images are stamped using second generation stamping allowing me to using the inks twice for the same image.


• The small heart was created using Nutmeg cardstock and our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts.  I took apart the White Burlap Ribbon and created two pieces of twine to tie across the heart.
• I always adding a little shine to my layouts, so I placed a strip of Rose Gold Foil tape across the base of the inner rectangle.  After looking at it longer, I might add some Rose Gold gems later.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’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 From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE!

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12 x 12 Espresso Cardstock

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Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber

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Basic Hearts Thin Cuts

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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Rose Gold Foil Tape

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Micro Glue Dots

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Ruler

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VersaMat

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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NonStick MicroTip Scissors

Feel So Blessed SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Feel So Blessed Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the September Feel So Blessed stamp set. I have enjoyed using the sentiments of 2017SeptSOTM.jpggratitude on this stamp set for both cards and scrapbook pages and I know you will, too.   If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ 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 designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the Feel So Blessed stamp set.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of September, I will be creating weekly projects using the Feel So Blessed  stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created an autumn themed layout with our New Fundamentals papers to express what I am truly grateful for. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.
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Paper Needed: (2) 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (Toffee), (15) 3″ x 3″ B&T Paper (Enchantment Fundamentals), 6″ x 8″ Cardstock (Nutmeg), 6″ x 4″ Cardstock (Nutmeg), 6″ x 6″ Cardstock (Toffee), 4″ x 4″ Saffron Cardstock, 4″ x 4″ Fern Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Pomegranate Cardstock, 6″ x 6″ Gold Glitter Paper

Techniques Used on the Layout:
The Enchantment Fundamentals squares were adhered to the pages about 1½” from the top of the page.  I did not put paper behind the photo mats (I like to save when I can).

The Leaves were cut from Saffron, Fern, and Pomegranate cardstock using the You Are Here Cricut® cartridge.  I added texture to the leaves using our new Leaves Embossing folder that can be found in our Holiday Expressions catalog.


The Title was cut from Gold Glitter paper using the You Are Here Cricut® cartridge. You can view the Cricut® Design Space file here, but you must own the cartridge in order to cut out the images.  You can purchase this amazing You Are Here Cricut® cartridge bundle from my website.
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 I used Nutmeg Ink to stamp the “For This”, “So Blessed” and number images onto Toffee cardstock.  I used our 3-D Foam Dots to attach the numbers to the journalling strips to create a list of the things I am grateful for.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty-five other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Feel So Blessed stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’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 Feel So Blessed Acrylic stamp set is available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Feel So Blessed Stamp Set

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Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Gold Glitter Paper

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Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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You Are Here Cricut Bundle

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12 x 12 Nutmeg Cardstock

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12 x 12 Toffee Cardstock

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12 x 12 Pomegranate Cardstock

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

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3D Foam Dots

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Leaves Embossing Folder

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors

 

September Kit of the Month

Each month, I offer a scrapbook kit featuring some of our designer papers for my long-distance crafters who cannot attend my workshops . Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout. My September Kit of the Month will give you a head start on your fall scrapbook pages.  It is titled “October Fun” and features our NEW Cats & Bats papers.

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This kit is easy to assemble when you follow the full-color assembly guide and includes cardstock, papers, Cricut® cuts, White Twine and White Enamel Gems.  All you need is adhesive and scissors.  You are welcome to order the kit for $12.00* or for only $10.00* by subscribing the the Kit of the Month Club.  Visit the “Kit of the Month Club” page in the “Kits & Guides” tab on above to learn more about this monthly subscription.

*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.