Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seaside Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Bring Back My Pack Seaside products. 65712504_10156578838167686_5682527438127497216_n.jpgIf you have come here from Catherine Nowak’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.

I was elated when I read that we were bringing back our Seaside papers and stamp set as a monthly special. The rustic, ocean side patterns have a vintage feel and the stickers are reminiscent of boardwalks years ago.  After looking through kit, I decided that I would focus on the Seaside Greeting stamp set and use it to recreate a card I made when I first became a consultant. MIssCarriesCreations-SeasideBlogHopCard.jpg

I kept the details of the card super simple so that I could focus on that lovely image. After stamping the Boat with Intense Black Ink on French Vanilla cardstock, I created a mask so that I could stamp the clouds to make them appear as if they were floating behind the Sailboat. (I will be posting a video showing this technique in my VIP group next week.) I then used my Watercolor Pencils to shade the sky, the clouds, the ocean and the boat.

After I was finished, I discovered that I was not fond of the French Vanilla Sails, so I stamped the Boat image onto some White Daisy cardstock, cut out the sails, and paper-pieced them onto the image. I layered the image onto some Candy Apple cardstock which was placed upon Seaside paper. I used my Watercolor Pencils to dye the White Ribbon and wrapped it with some White Burlap Ribbon along the base of the card.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’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 Seaside Papers, Stickers, Cardstock, and Stamp Set are only available until August 31st, while supplies last.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to view all of the amazing products we have in this collection.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


Sail Away with the Making Waves Heart2Heart Challenge

One of my goals this year was to step outside my comfort zone (in my teal crafting chair), and, this month, I did just that by joining the Heart2Heart Design Team.  I am thrilled to join such a talented group of ladies and hope that each creation challenges you to try something new.  So……are you ready for another challenge? This month, we are Making Waves at Heart2Heart.


To me, making waves meant being able to use the beautiful shades of our Seaside papers to create this multi-layered card that reflects the sea. It brought back memories of a trip my husband surprised me with to the San Francisco Bay many years ago. The old world eccentricity of the “non-tourist” hidden treasures is something I’ll never forget. MissCarriesCreations-SailAwayThankYouCard-H2HI started with a Tag created using our Fancy Tag Thin cuts, and added a layer of Clear Mat Texture Paste shaded in Almond. After heat embossing the boat image, I placed it onto another tag, then adhered the tags onto a Vellum Doily.

The rest of the card included adding a few stickers, a stamped sentiment, and some Gold Embellishing Thread & Gems. I hope that this card has inspires you to join the Heart2Heart challenge this month.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog for even more inspiration and link up your Make Waves creations before July 31st.

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


Seaside is Back!

As you can see in the photo above, Seaside was one of my favorite paper packs, so you can only imagine my excitement when it was announced that they were bringing it back! During July and August, you’ll be able to purchase the refreshed, slimmed-down Seaside Paper Pack, a Seaside Coordinating Cardstock pack, the My Acrylix® Seaside Greetings stamp set, AND a Seaside Workshop Kit.


Whether you’re a beach lover or just want to add a bit of lighthearted summer fun to your projects, the beautiful colors and fun designs of the Seaside paper suite help you create breathtaking layouts and cards you’ll treasure for years to come!

♥Save 25% when you purchase a BUNDLE containing the WHOLE Collection♥

The Bring Back My Pack – Seaside special features a new Seaside paper packet, a refreshed coordinating cardstock pack, the My Acrylix® Seaside Greetings stamp set, and a full Seaside sticker sheet. Purchase the Seaside Workshop Kit at a 25% discount and create a two-page scrapbook layout, two single scrapbook pages, three standard-size cards, and three 3″ x 3″ cards.

Here is what is Included in the Workshop Kit

MissCarriesCreations-SeasideWorkshopKit1 – My Acrylix® Seaside Greetings Stamp Set 
1 – Seaside Paper Packet 
3 French Vanilla, 2 Lagoon, 1 Smoothie, 1 Toffee Cardstock
1 – White & Bronze Twine
Gold-flecked Gems
3 – white card bases & envelopes

Downloadable instruction guide

Kit can also be purchased without stamp set

♥ Order this kit 

Seaside is only available for a limited time. I have already started making a few projects with these papers and I recently posted a sneak peek in my VIP Facebook Group. I can’t wait to share them with you here on my blog.  The Seaside paper, stickers, cardstock, and workshop kit are available July 1 – August 31 while supplies last.  I am sure you have quite a few layouts and cards that you can’t wait to make with the beautiful colors and fun designs of the Seaside paper suite.

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