It’s a Workshop Kit BOGO Sale!!

You can never have too many workshop kits!  During the month of August, we are having a special Buy One, Get One sale on selected Workshops Your Way® and other workshop kits offered in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. When you purchase one of these kits at full price, you get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount!


It’s time to stock up on all your favorite workshop kits!!

From August 1–31, when you buy one workshop kit at full price, you’ll get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount! These kits are only available while supplies last, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!


Save on ALL Scrapbook Kits


Each of our scrapbook kits creates multiple pages for your albums using easy to follow instructions.  If you are a card maker, you can save on Cardmaking kits. Each one is designed to create 12 cards, includes easy to follow instructions, and all the supplies needed.

Save on ALL Cardmaking Kits

You can view each of the beautiful projects these kits create on my website. This sale is for a limited time and while supplies last. Once the kits are gone, they are gone for good.  There’s no limit to the number of workshops you can get, so be sure to stock up on all your favorites.

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


Offer available through August 31. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.

Sharing the Joy while Making Flowers

As many of you know, the Share the Joy special is ending on July 31stand, if you are like me, you might have a pile of circles leftover after using this Thin Cut.  This die appears to be created for card making, and I did use it for quite a few cards like my Fourth of July card, BUT, I also found a way to create a scrapbook border using the same die.

I have honestly enjoyed playing with the Share the Joy collection, but amongst all of the projects lies a “little” pile of circles crying out to be used. So, what do I do? I use them to make flowers.MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardSM.jpg

Yes, flowers. These adorable folded gems seemed like the perfect solution for using up my ever-growing pile of circles. They are simple to make and can be layered in a variety of ways to create simple, origami-isk flowers. Here is how it is done:


Fold each circle, as shown, then place them side-by-side in a half-circle or full circle shape. Add a brad, button, or wooden shape in the middle and you have a flower. I kept my card super-simple. I plan on sending it to a new mommy friend who is currently enjoying the “joys” of pregnancy. MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardDetail

After creating the flowers, I assembled them onto some True Love paper, added some printed text from the Into the Wild Collection, then a bit of Burlap Ribbon and gems.  I even found a sentiment to used from the Bear Hug stamp of the month. (FYI: This stamp set will also be gone on July 31st.)

I hope that this card has helped you to find a way to use up your pile of circles (or chads as some like to call them) and that it inspires you to create something new.   Don’t forget, the Share the Joy Thin Cuts & Stamp sets will retire July 31st, as well as the Bear Hugs stamp set. If they are one your wish list, make sure you order them before they disappear.

▶▶▶ If you are a part of my VIP Group, your order will place you into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. 

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




Take Some Time Away to Play In August

Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end?  Soon we will be filling our calendars with school events, last minute vacations, and family fun.  For us, it is Awana Conference season and we are getting ready to travel throughout the state.

In the mist of all the chaos, I urge you to schedule a little time for yourself. Self-care is IMPORTANT and one way to take care of YOU is to schedule a little crafting time with me. All my workshops are pre-designed, ready to make, and don’t require any work on your part – just a time to come, create, and relax. 

 Here is what You can Create in August 

originalAugust 10th Coffee & Cards ~ Thinking of You Cards
RSVP before JULY 26th
Come enjoy a delicious drink at Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and some crafting with friends while I show you how to use a Waterbrush with our Exclusive Inks to shade floral images.

MissCarriesCreations-CricutBordersSM.jpgAugust 15th Create with Cricut ~ Building Borders
RSVP before AUGUST 3rd
Come learn how to create borders for your scrapbook pages, cards, vinyl projects, and home decor projects.

cricutbasics-misscarriescreationsAugust 16th Create with Cricut ~ Design Space Basics
RSVP before AUGUST 3rd
Dust off that machine and let me show you how to use some basic features in Design Space to create something new. 

As a Consultant, I have the pleasure of showing you new ways to use Close to My Heart products to create something new. Each workshop is full of crafting fun, yummy treats, and often there are prizes. You can view each of my event pages and see what I have planned in the upcoming months.

Coffee & Cards
Totally Techniques

Create with Cricut

Scrapbook All Day Crops

Weekend Retreats

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions about these events, or workshops you would like to see in the future.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


I have made it easier for you to view and register for my upcoming events. You can view the full calendar on my Events page and link it to your device OR join my Private VIP Group and receive a personal invite to each class. I do ask that, if you are a consultant for CTMH or another company, that you do not use my workshops and retreats to benefit your business.