Autumn Air SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Autumn Air October SOTM Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Autumn Air stamp set. 70189997_10156748261022686_1493579176446263296_n.jpgIf you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’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.

Today is one the first days that it has felt like fall.🍂The temperature is dropping, the leaves are full of colors, and there is moisture in the air. Not only did this put me in the mood for some chili & cinnamon rolls, it re-energized my creative desire to make something for fall. Doesn’t this layout just make you want to take a walk through the autumn leaves?MissCarriesCreations-AutumnAirLayoutSM

I chose to use the Hawthorn & Mix-In paper packs for this layout, as well as the Hawthorn Stickers, Wood Shapes, & Complements. I have provided you with a complete list of the supplies I used at the very bottom of this post as well as an easy to follow process video. 

I love how well our Layered Leaves Thin Cuts dies complement this layout. After cutting each one out from cardstock & patterned paper, I stitched them along the left side of the layout. I also used the same leaves on various parts of the page.

The vellum title was created using a heat embossing technique and then attached to the page using Liquid Glass that was hidden behind White Dots I shaded with a TriBlend Marker.  This is a great way to create embellishments to match your projects and an easy way to hide the glue behind the vellum.

To see how I made this title, as well as the layout watch the video below. Please let me know what you think of this process video.  I have just started getting my feet wet with this “YouTube thing” and am hoping to create a few more of these in the future.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Alyson Mayo’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 Autumn Air stamp set is only available until October 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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.

Autumn Air Stamp Set

Hawthorn Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Hoawthorn Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

Mix In Paper Packet

Mix-in Coordinating Cardstock
Mix-In Coordinating Cardstock

12 x 12 Kraft Paper

Hawthorn Complements
Hawthorn Complements

Hawthorn Complements
Hawthorn Complements

Layered Leaves Thin Cuts
Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

Hawthorn Wood Shapes

Hawthorn Wood Shapes

Clear Embossing Powder

12 x 12 Vellum Paper

All-purpose Mat
All Purpose Mat

Anti-Static Pouch

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Daisy Pigment Ink

Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Liquid Glass
Liquid Glass

White Embossing Powder

Liquid Glass Fine Tip

Black & White Dots
Earth Brown TriBlend Marker
Stamp Shammy

Foam Dots

Liquid Glass Fine Tip

Remembering the Little Things

A Heart2Heart Papercrafting Challenge

It’s all about the little things. The little things matter. We miss the little things when they are gone. This week, we are asking you to join us at Heart2Heart and share the little things that matter to you.


Whether you choose to use our New Every Little Thing products or showcase the little things that matter, we would love for you to link up your creation before September 30th.  This week, I am sharing a few little things that I miss. 


“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)  

Scrapbooking is a great way to remember the little things. Those things we took for granted like Green Jello Salad with pineapples at EVERY holiday dinner.  Or the smirk on an 80 year old woman’s face when she thought no one noticed her pinching a piece off the roll.  Scrapbooking our memories gives us the opportunity to write down the memories and share those “little things” with others.

When I began creating this page, I realized that the patterns from our Every Little Thing papers complemented the photos well. As I continued to pull paper patterns from my trays, I was able to also snag a few sheets from the Mix-Ins collectionI love how our collections are designed to complement each other. 

After designing the page, I retreated to Design Space™ to find some images and create the title.  After searching randomly for leaf images, I realized that the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts and Vellum Die-Cuts were a perfect addition to my layout.

I am so thankful that I was able to record the little things I remember from long ago. I hope that this page has inspired you to record your “little things” and share them on a scrapbook layout.  Please share your project with us at the Heart2Heart challenge. We always enjoy seeing your creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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.

My Favorite Color with the Love of Color

One of my favorite colors in the fall is Flannel. Yes, I said flannel. Unfortunately, I sometimes look like a lost lumberjack who should be wielding a bloody ax, but it is still one of my cozy, comfy favorites in the fall.  Hence, the need to create this layout. I wanted a reason to use some of these Hello Pumpkin papers, and display my love flannel.


Our Hello Pumpkin collection has these delightful paper patterns of Black Flannel and Tangerine Gingham that I wanted to use for the background, but I didn’t want it to look “holloween-ish” so I struggled a little on how to put these two together. Thank goodness for Close to My Heart’s Love of Color Idea Book! All I had to do was look up “Tangerine” and, TA-DA, a usable color palette of Sapphire, Fern, Canary, Charcoal, and Tangerine.

As you can see in this layout, I chose to use Pacifica instead of Sapphire to lighten my layout just a bit, but, even after I exchanged a few of the colors for others in the suggested palette, it still came together nicely. By using the Love of Color Idea Book, I was able to have a springboard to begin creating.


Our Love of Color Book is defiantly a must have in your library. If you haven’t had a chance to look through the Love of Color Idea Book, you should come to one of my events. I always tote it along for ideas and would love to show you how wonderfully designed this book is. Not only is is chock-full of color palette suggestions, but it is also packed with idea upon idea for layouts, cards, home decor, and more.

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My “Favorite Color is Flannel” Layout will be available in my online store as a kit to purchase, but I will not be providing a guide for sale at this time. Unfortunately, there has not been a need for my guides in quite a while, so I am backing off on creating them.  If you wish to continue purchasing my guides, please let me know because if there is no need for them, sadly, they will be no longer be available.

UPDATE: Due to the amount of requests for this guide – it has been created and is available for purchase in my online store. Thank you to all those who had such kind words and have been kind enough to purchase my guides. 

To all my flannel loving friends, may your closet be full of your favorite patterns and colors, and may you stay cozy and warm this winter.  I can’t wait to see what you create!