Create a Fall Fest Layout using the March Craft with Heart Kit

Each month, I have been posting a layout I created using the materials from the Craft with Heart Kits along with a process video showing you how to alter these kits to fit your photos. If you have not had a chance to take a look at these monthly subscription kits, now is the perfect time to do so.  Each one is mailed directly to you, is ready-to-assemble, and you only need adhesive to put the kits together.

Let me show you how I used the March Yesterday & Today kit.

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Most of the materials I used to complete this scrapbook layout are included in the March Craft with Heart kit.  When I looked at the photos I had of my children after Fall Fest, I was inspired by the brown tones, fall wheat, and the “Hold Tight” title. Since I am recording my memories twenty years after the photos were taken, that phrase made me want to record a few additional memories of how I feel today.

Here is what the original layouts are designed to look like. 

To create my Fall Fest layout, I used the pre-printed background sheets and a few elements from the first layout, along with some Yesterday and Today papers & stickers.  Each one of these subscription kits are designed to match our current paper packs, so you can add more elements to your pages or add additional matching pages to your album using the current patterns. 

I also snagged a few elements from the second kit. The photo frame, script photo mat, and “list” were added to my page. These elements matched my design and enhanced my photos.  Do you see any other changes I made to my layout?

My favorite element is that little pocket. I created it by using a portion of Yesterday & Today paper that looked just like a postcard.  After stitching it down to the page, I filled it will little embellishments and my journaling card. 

I hope that you were inspired to try something new and take a look at our Craft with Heart Scrapbook Kits.  As you can see, each one is full of possibility and they are conveniently mailed to your home. If you happen to have a little extra crafting time, which most of us do right now, then these kits are a great way to catch up on some of your scrapbook albums.  Take a look at how inexpensive they are. 

Yes, you read that right! With the yearly subscription, you are paying less than $7.20 a kit! You even get FREE SHIPPING.  As an added bonus – anyone who signs up for the yearly subscription this month, will receive a FREE Journaling pen in the mail from me as a special thank you gift. 

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Here is a List of the Supplies Use on My Project

My Hawthorn Scrapbook Workshop

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It is the beginning of a new school year, the start of many sports our children competed in, and the time to see the world fill with color.  This is just one of the many reasons I am so excited to share my Hawthorn Workshop with you. I love how each one of the pages turned out.


At this workshop you will be learning all about sponging techniques. You will learn how adding just a little bit of ink to your Cricut™ images and wooden shapes will create a rustic, distressed look to your page.  These layouts have been created by me and are only available to those who attend my workshop. These will NOT be available online or for purchase at any upcoming crops or as kits individually.


You will have the choice of THREE different kits at my workshop – each one is available at a different price point to meet your needs and available with Post or Strap Memory Protectors.  When you register for the local class, make sure you order the correct kit.  You can even add Close to My Heart’s Hawthorn Scrapbooking Workshop Kit to your order at a 10% discount. 


If you live long-distance, you can order this kit from my online store and have it delivered to your door for a small shipping fee.  You also have the option to purchase the Workshop Guide and create the layouts using your own supplies.

The basic $30 kit includes:

  • Hawthorn Paper Packet (now comes pre-cut for ease of creating)
  • Hawthorn Sticker Sheet
  • Cricut™ Die Cuts
  • Eleven Sheets of Cardstock (pre-cut)
  • Four Memory Protectors (you choose Post or Strap)
  • Full Color Instructions & Layout Grid

For only $10 more you can order the Better Kit and add the Sponge Daubers & Wooden Arrows to your kit. You will need some basic supplies to assemble the kit. If you wish to sponge the images, as shown, you will also need Charcoal & Goldrush Exclusive Inks. 

Kits ordered online will be shipped on October 25th. 

I hope to see you at my upcoming workshop. Make sure you register online before October 9th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!




Scrapbooking with Every Little Thing

It’s a week full of sneak peeks, as you get a look at a few new products arriving in September.  Our upcoming Every Little Thing products are full of so many color choices and patterns.  Creating with the Every Little Thing papers has brought me so much happiness this past week. Image all the memories you could record on these pages.


I bet you can’t wait to place a few of your own photos on these layouts.  Each one has been exclusively designed by me and have been titled The Best of Days, Home Sweet Home, One of a Kind, and Fall Memories.  Each one will be available to you as a local class, a workshop kit, a workshop cutting guide.

If you live locally, you can register for my Totally Techniques Class – Playing with Pens, on September 21st. You have a few options for kits, so make sure you order the correct one when you register. These kits will include paper, cardstock, & stickers, a cutting guide, Cricut™ cuts, and instructions for assembling the layouts.



I also have kits available for those who live long distance or cannot attend the workshop.  For those who are subscribed to my Kit of the Month Club, you will be receiving the Fall Memories kit in September.

MissCarriesCreations-SeptKOTM-SMYou can add the Totally Techniques Workshop Kit to your kit of the month using THIS LINK Your Workshop kit will include paper, cardstock, & stickers, a cutting guide, Cricut™ cuts, and instructions for assembling the layouts. 

If you are interested in buying the Workshop Guides for these layouts, you can do that, too. Each Exclusively Designed Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, assembly instructions, and full color photos.


Now that summer is coming near an end, and fall is around the corner, it’s time to catch up on some memory keeping.♥  I hope that you have enjoyed each one of these creations and are inspired  to record your memories on these layouts.  If you are a part of my VIP Group, you will be getting a special catalog walk-through in September and have a first glace at a few of the new products.

I can’t wait to see what you create!