Bring Back My Pack – Urban Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack URBAN Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our distressed, industrial Urban collection. 80522132_10157018008727686_7350588741850759168_nIf you have come here from Brenda Lapp’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 artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

How do you feel about the rustic patterns in the Urban collection? Most see the industrial motifs, the roughed patterns, the splatters, and the blueprints, and wonder if they will be able to use them on anything other than metropolitan photos. Well, today, friends, I want to show you that Urban is so much more than it appears to be.

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When I first spotted the re-make of this paper packet, that title jumped out at me. Most parents know that a positive attitude can make or break any activity your child is involved in.  In our family, each child was to learn music, join a sport, have a hobby, and be apart of something at church.  Our attitude affected their attitude as they were exposed to new things – like playing the piano. 

As I assembled this layout and added each of the layers and embellishments, I wanted it to reflect what life is like teaching three energetic boys how to play the piano – chaotic, rough, and rewarding.  I also wanted to reflect the melodic nature of the piano with the swirling stamps and staff-like stenciling.

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I hope that this layout has inspired you to take another look at the Urban collection. If you would like to learn how I created this layout and learn a few tips along the way, you can view the process video below.  (If you have a minute, please subscribe to my channel.)

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. These Urban products are only available through January 31stwhile supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order the supplies to make this layout.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Urban Flair
Urban Flair Stamp Set
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Mix-Ins Paper Packet
Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC12191)
Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Z3367
12 x 12 Vellum Paper
Z3552
Wooden Arrows
Z4244
Stencil Sheets
Z2825
Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Cricut™ Air Two
Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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CTMH Artbooking Collection
Pewter Journaling Pen (.03)
Pewter Journaling Pen (.03)
Z1151
Foam Tape
Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen
Z3341
Foam Dots
Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors
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Mink Ink Blending Tool
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Stitch Happy Sewing Machine
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EZ Runner Grand Tape Runner
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EK Success Ruler
Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our our Spooktacular special. 70961509_10156748199832686_5214103289620070400_n.jpgIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’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 artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Like many of you, our family does not do much for Halloween, so when I signed up for this blog hop I immediately began racking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to create.  I looked through the Spooktackular papers & stickers and was elated when I realized that the patterns not as ghoulish as I had anticipatedand I knew exactly what to make.

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These photos are over 16 years old and the memories attached are still embedded in my child’s mind. We had just lost a grandparent unexpectedly, moved into a new neighborhood in a much smaller town, enrolled the kids into a new school, and my son was turning nine.  I had the “brilliant” idea to invite some boys we barely knew into our home for a Creepy Crawly birthday party in hopes that this would spark some friendships.  (Don’t ever do this to an introverted  child.)MissCarriesCreations-SpooktacularBirthdayLayout.jpg

As you can see in these photos, it wasn’t what any of us expected. A house full of elementary school boys was quite the eye opening experience. 🤣 On this layout, I took advantage of the bright colors, the creepy crawly spiders, and added a few Cricut™ cuts to portray the creepy crawly theme.

The title of the layout was also created using my Cricut™, then shaded using the Jade TriBlend Marker.  Having three colors in one allowed me to create an ombre effect on the title and I love how it turned out.

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. These adorable Spooktacular products are available, while supplies last, through October 31st. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or Promotions Tab of my website to see how you can can save 20% on this special bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Spooktacular Coordinating CardstockSpooktacular Coordinating Cardstock White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
Mint Cardstock12 x 12 Mint Cardstock Vellum Paper
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker
Jade Green TriBlend™ Marker

Digital Image Set, Close To My Heart - Complete CreativityCTMH Complete Creativity

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Machine Mat Variety Pack, 12" x 12" (3 ct.) Cricut Machine Mat

Thread SnipsCricut Thread Snips

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Stitch Happy Sewing Machine
Z3549
Holly Jolly Dots

Z4023
Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts

Z7503
Mint Exclusive Inks Re-Inker
Z4246
Texture Paste Trio
Z3516
Black Journaling Pen
Z4089
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
Z679
Liquid Glass
Z1279
VersaMat
Z3341
Foam Dots

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Today is a New Adventure in Scrapbooking

Here is something that not many people know.  Creating scrapbook pages is REALLY HARD for me.  Kits? Kits are easy.  I can “throw” together a few faceless pages any day, but pages with my own personal photos…those can leave me in tears.  In fact, I have avoided scrapbooking for over fifteen years because of this,  but today – – – – today is a new adventureMissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureLayoutI made it a personal goal this year to start scrapbooking my own photos. FIFTEEN YEARS worth of photos. That can be quite the overwhelming task, so I am starting where I am with the ones I love most and getting them done just a little at a time. Since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I thought I would share one of the layouts I have been working on.  I have also decided to share this layout on the Heart2Heart NSM Challenge.

 

On this project, I am using some of my favorite papersThe World is Yours and Into the Wild. Both of these paper suites, along with their Stickers & Complements, helped me to create a beautiful backdrop for this amazing photo my husband took of our son.  You can see that I did quite a bit of layering with the paper, vellum snowflakes, and images.  I even took a few “Stars” from the Into the Wild Cut-Apart-Page and turned them into little stitched circle snowflakes.

 

I only shed a few tears as I created it, but that is because this boy (man really) reminds me of someone we lost and so many things that I tried to forget and now I get to relive the good memories again. MissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureLayoutDetail

It took me a little longer than I hoped, but I was able to complete a full two-page layout with photos. I am realizing that it’s going to take me some time to get back into the “grove” of scrapbooking and to figure out my “scrapbooking-style”.MissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureFullLayout.jpg

I will need to sit down and journal the memories on this layout. After all, that is the most important part of the page – the story behind the photos. We all have a story we need to tell, and today, you were able to hear some of mine.

Don’t forget to stop by my website and order your The World Is Yours paper pack before it retires on May 31st. I have used these papers for quite a few of my projects recently and am loving the versatility of all the patterns.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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UPDATE: I made the H2H May Darlings List. 🙂 Have you visited the Heart2Heart Blog recently? If not, you might want to check out some of their current challenges. 

View them here

 

 

Some of the links in this blog are affiliate links and help to support my small business. Simply click on the links and a small portion of the sales come back to me at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 

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The World Is Yours Paper Packet

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Into the Wild Paper Packet

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The World is Yours Cardstock

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Into the Wild Complements

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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Stitched Circle Thin Cuts

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Loose Silver Sequins

product imageLiquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator

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Thin 3D & 3D Foam Dots

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Photo Trimmer

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Microtip Scissors

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine by We R Memory Keepers | MintStitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tatuo Rhinestone Picker Dotting Pen, Dual-ended Rhinestone Gems Crystals Studs Picker Wax Pencil Pen Crystal Beads Handle Manicure Nail Art DIY Decoration Tool
Jewel Picker/Setter

We R Memory Keepers We R Memory Stitch Machine 18/21 6pc Sth Happy NeedlesStitch Happy Sewing Needles

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Stitch Happy Grey Bakers Twine

Thread Snips
Thread Snips

B00FOTW730
White Triangle Bead Tray