Upcoming Events

I enjoy hosting local events where I can teach you fun crafting techniques as you create something new and I have quite a few fun events planned for you in May.  Not only do we have a new catalog arriving (which you will get free at each event), but we are also celebrating National Scrapbooking Month!

Coffee & Cards

Totally Techniques

Create with Cricut

Scrapbook All Day Crops

Weekend Retreats


Being a Consultant means that I have a stack of new products sitting in my work-space ready and waiting for you to play with, BUT I am only allowed to give you a few sneak peeks. Don’t be upset, though, because I will have samples of future workshop creations at each of these events for you to see.

Here is what you can make in May

May 3rd – May 5th Ladies Spring Crafting Retreat
(I still have two spots open)
Come celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with a weekend of crafting fun. Relax, Craft, Create, and Win Prizes!

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May 11th Coffee & Cards

Graduation Cards & Gifts
Come enjoy a delicious drink at Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and some card crafting with friends.

May 16th Create with Cricut 

Playing with Fonts
Come learn how to use the Text Edit bar to insert font, weld font, write with fonts, and add new fonts in Cricut Design Space™.

MissCarriesCreations-AdventureLayout-HeaderMay 25th Totally Techniques
Adding More Photos to Layouts
We all have those few photos we hate to throw out, but don’t want to create a new page for. Come learn new ways to add more photos to your album without adding more pages.


I am also looking for TWO PEOPLE who would like host a crafting club in their home or church each month (or quarterly). All of my hostesses receive a FREE Stamp of the Month and a few extra goodies from me for being willing to let me come teach you some new crafting techniques.  If this is something you are interested in, please send me an email and we can start planning.

I can’t wait to see what you create!



Classic Summer Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the May Classic Summer Bash stamp set.  This stamp set has so many possibilities with it’s mason jar, fruit, and festive summer images. 30708102_10155576295932686_2123340738633923416_nIf you have come here from Kirsten Jade’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 designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the Classic Summer Bash stamp set. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This Classic Summer Bash stamp set reminds me of  lazy, summer days outside, so I chose make a card you can use to invite others to join you on the porch, avoid life, and sip some lemonade.  Along with the stamped images from the Classic Summer Bash stamp set, I chose to use items from the Postcard Perfect collection to create that lazy, summery feel.


The Postcard Perfect collection was designed to celebrate National Scrapbooking month, but can surely be used for more than scrapbooks. I have enjoyed the Polka-Dotted Vellum so much that I have used it on multiple projects already, and I love how the Mint cardstock tones down bright shades of the images.  Not only does Postcard Perfect have  a wonderful collection of papers and cardstock, but there is a delightful page full of images, like this Hibiscus, that you can use to enhance your projects.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty-four other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Classic Summer Bash stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. I will be creating more projects throughout the month using both the Classic Summer Bash stamp set and the Postcard Perfect products, so make sure to visit often.



Birthday Time Treat Box

Throughout the month of March, I have been showing you various projects using our Birthday Time stamp of the month.  s1803This stamp set h is full of images that you can use for birthdays, school photos, family celebrations, invitations, parties, and so much more.  In my opinion, this stamp set is an incredible deal and defiantly one that you should add to your collection. If you have missed any of my previous projects using this stamp set, you can use the “Search” feature on the right and find more inspiring uses for our stamp of the month.  You can avoid missing any future projects by “Following” my blog, Facebook page, or Instagram posts. 

To continue with the birthday theme this month, I chose to create a delightful little treat box that could be used for any of your upcoming birthday celebrations. These would also be fun to fill with goodies for a movie night, game day, or as a classroom treat. I have included the list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post for you.


I was able to find this sweet Popcorn Box SVG and upload it directly into Cricut® Design Space. I resized the box image to 11.5″ wide, changed some of the “Cut” lines to “Score” lines in my Layers Panel, then cut out the image from White Daisy cardstock.  I decorated the outside of the box with our Stargazer paper, a Ruby cardstock Rosette, Stargazer Complements, and the Birthday Time stamp set.

The Birthday Time stamp set is available for purchase on my website through March 31st.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase.  I will be posting more projects using this stamp set throughout the month, so make sure to visit often.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Birthday Time Stamp Set

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Stargazer Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

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Black Memento Ink

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ShinHan™ Golden Yellow Marker

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Stargazer Complements

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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3D Foam Dots

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set

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3D Foam Dots
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Bonding Memories Glue Pen
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer