Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – then Black Friday – then Cyber Monday. All whole week of events leading up to the Holiday Hustle.  Are you starting to panic or are you one of those who have it all together this holiday season? Yeah, me neither. For those of you, like me, who need a few gift giving ideas on a budget, let me help you out.

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Many of us are pinching pennies this year, so let me first show you a few items under $5.00. These are some of my favorite products that can be given to almost anyone on your list – yes, even those hard-to-shop-for types.

  • MissCarriesCreations-Under5GiftsMonogram Stamps–  great for those who make  stationary, have planners or journals, work in an office, or just like pretty things
  • Journaling Pens – these come in two colors, three different sizes, and are some of the best writing instruments I’ve used. See my video
  • Complements – stickers, tags, and labels
  • Stickles – most crafty types are fans of anything that resembles glitter. These are great for kids to use, too.

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So, what about those non-crafty types on your list.  Guess what?! I have some ideas for those people, too.

Baby Book Kits for New Moms & Grandparents🎄

The Story Begins Kit includes TEN pre-cut, ready to assemble pages to journal about your baby’s first year. All you need is adhesive, a pen, and an album to put them into. MissCarrie'sCreations-NewMoms.png


Simple Photo Journals to Record ALL your Memories🎄

How many times have you looked at old photos wishing you had written down the story associated with them? Everyone feels this way, and everyone should have a simple photo journal to record those memories. SEE MY VIDEO HERE

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Budget Friendly Supplies for Artists of All Ages🎄

Art supplies can be found anywhere, but these are some that I personally enjoy. Not only are they budget friendly, but the makers in your family will love finding them under the tree.

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Waterbrushes are great for those who travel and mom’s who don’t want a cup of inky water spilled on their table. Those moms would also adore you for getting their little artist an All Purpose Mat which can take just about any amount of messiness. (see video) Of course those who love to color would adore the new TriBlend Markers – three colors in one pen – and all the new Shimmer Brush colors. (see my Shimmer Brush video)


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These are just a FEW of the many items available on my website. I will be showing more in the coming week. If you are a member of my VIP Group, you will have a chance to see some last minute gift ideas and a few gifts you can create.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Adorr-rrable Scrapbook Layouts

Those who follow my blog know that I fell a little behind with my kits this past quarter, but, after a much needed rest, I am ready to share all of my completed layout kits & guides created using the current Seasonal Expressions papers. Today, I am going to start with the Something Fierce papers – bright, bold, adventurous, and full of fun.

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This first layout is titled You Are Awesome and it takes advantage of the bright colors in the Something Fierce paper packet.  Those bright blues, yellows, and greens play so well together making it perfect for your “awesome” memories.

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My Cute-A-Saurus layout is for your lover of reptile beasts.  I couldn’t resist using the the images from our new Cut-Apart papers.  Each one brings so much personality to this adorable layout.

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Speaking of personality, adding Cricut™ cuts to my What An Adventure♥ layout added personality and dimension. I always incorporate some type of image from our Cricut Collections™ into my layouts, and, even with the cut-apart images, I feel that  handmade embellishments add to the pages.

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Each of my kits will be available for purchase at the Scrapbook All Day for SAVA Crop. I have a limited amount of kits available, so if you are wanting to pre-order any of these kits, please send me an email and I will set them aside for you.

Guides are available for purchase through my online store. Each guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, layout grids, Design Space™ file, and assembly instructions will full-color photos. You can purchase each one individually online or receive all three of these workshop guides FREE with any $50.00 purchase from my website.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Birthday Time Layout

Birthdays are major events for some, happy days for others, and a way to celebrate another year on earth with your family and friends.  This “One Year Older” layout is a great way to showcase those photos celebrating another year blessed.  Throughout the month of March, I will be posting birthday themed projects using our Birthday Time stamp of the month that you can use as inspiration.  As always, the list of supplies used on this layout can be found at the very bottom of this post.

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Wherever I go through my paper scraps, I have found that most of it includes our PML (Picture My Life) papers. These pages have been designed for pocket scrapbooking, but they are also great to use as photos mats, on card fronts, and, as I did, to decorate a scrapbook page.

Here are a few ways that I used my leftover Chelsea Gardens PML cards:
• The Diagonal PML was used as the background for the “One Year Older” title. It wasn’t quite long enough, so I cut it in half and used part above and part below the image.
• I included the Grey Dotted PML in the background.  My background was designed using a hodgepodge of paper scraps including some PML cards and zip-strips –  kind of like a crazy quilt.
• Since the Complements are a dark grey, I needed a way to create some matching paper strips for the “It’s Your Birthday” embellishment.  The dark grey on the “True Story” PML matched perfectly.
• I wanted a place to include journaling, so I cut up the “Lined Butterfly” PML to the size I needed, stamped “Date”, and added it to the layout with some Complements.

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I added a few more embellishments using the Birthday Time stamp set, along with the Basic Banners, Scallop Border and Oval Thin Cuts. (Don’t forget that these Thin Cuts are on sale this month, while supplies last.) 

The Birthday Time stamp set is available for purchase on my website through March 31st.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase.  I will be posting more projects using this stamp set throughout the month, so make sure to visit often.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Birthday Time Stamp Set

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Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Linen Cardstock

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12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set

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Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Chelsea Gardens Complements

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Basic Banners Thin Cuts

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Basic Ovals Thin Cuts
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer