Celebrate Scrapbook Day with Me!!

This year, for National Scrapbooking Day 2021, CTMH is putting on one of the biggest celebrations and I would love for you to join me as we create FIVE amazingly creative projects. There is so much planned that the celebration will need to be spread over two days! You’re invited to order yourself a few of these exclusive kits and join the fun online April 30 – May 1, 2021, on the Close To My Heart Facebook page. 


We will get to spend two days creating five amazing creative projects and learn some great papercrafting tips & techniques AND join in on some product giveaways.  Below, you will see all of the projects we will be making along with their FREE cutting guides so that you can you have everything prepped and ready for the event.

You can craft right along with me as we make a variety of scrapbook layouts, cards. I will be joining the event, too, just like you on the Close to My Heart Facebook Page. We will also get to make a 4″ x 4″ mini-album. How cute is that?! 


Each of the five crafting projects that we will be making during the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration has its own exclusive workshop bundle, complete with an exclusive stamp set. 

When you purchase these bundles, you get the stamp sets, a new paper packet, die-cuts, and a sneak peek of the You Are Enough Coordinating Cardstock pack. You can’t get these anywhere else on my website. They are only available with the kits.  


On April 30th & May 1st, we will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day during this event, but there are also some great possibilities for cardmakers, as we will be featuring two cardmaking workshops along with the scrapbooking workshops.

There will be two cardmaking workshops during the celebration – Sending You Hugs and Cheerful Humor. Both workshop kits include an exclusive stamp set that can only be purchased with the kit. I am JUST loving those snarky comments!


Each of the workshop kits are available individually at full retail price, but you can get all five together in a bundle at a 30% discount. VIPS also get 15% back in rewards with each purchase!

Here is What Comes in Your NSD Bundle

  • Party Girl D-size Stamp Set
  • More Than You’ll Ever Know D-size Stamp Set
  • Send You Hugs D-size Stamp Set
  • Cheerful Humor E-size stamp set
  • These Little Piggies D-size Stamp Set
  • Mix-in Paper Packet (May–Jun)
  • Lovely Paper Packet
  • Exclusive Patterned Paper NSD Pack
  • You Are Enough Coordinating Cardstock
  • 17 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
  • 16 – cardstock sheets (Black, Blue Belle, Peach, Smoothie, Ballerina, Candy Apple, Clover, Flamingo, Lagoon, Lemonade, Mint, Wisteria)
  • Exclusive black glitter die-cut sheet; 6″ × 12″
  • Exclusive die-cut overlays
  • Blush Shimmer Ribbon
  • Exclusive stencil; 6″ × 6″
  • Blue Belle Pearls
  • Julep Loose Sequins
  • Wisteria Ribbon
  • So Much Happy Puffy Stickers
  • Springtime Flower Sequins (Z3874)
  • White 4″ × 4″ Album (Z4285)
  • 20 – white card bases & envelopes (36 standard, 4 slimline)
  • 8 – Top-load 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™

This one-of-a-kind National Scrapbooking Day celebration will take place April 30 and May 1 and will be jam-packed with creative fun. The online event is FREE to attend and will be open for anyone, but in order fully participate and make all these amazing projects, you will need to purchase the bundles from my website.

I plan on attending this amazing event and I can’t wait to see what the beautifully talented ladies at Close to My Heart have in store for us. Here is the final scrapbook kit that is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to learn hwo to make these pages!


I can’t wait to join you as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day together and create these incredible workshops! Our National Scrapbooking Day Celebration event is sure to be something crafters everywhere won’t want to miss. Make sure to tell your friends!

This is going to be a wonderful weekend of celebrating what we love by connecting and crafting with other memory keepers!

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Week Three: Reinventing a Scrapbook Kit

Our Creative Design Team is chipping away at our stash this month. So far, we have tackled paper, pocket cards, embellishments, and, this week, we are using up some kits in our collection. I have so many kits stashed away that need using, so I was happy to pull one out and use it to create a Fall Fun scrapbook layout. If you would like to join the Love Your Stash challenge, you can share your creations with us by using the hashtag below.


A few years back, I chose to return to scrapbooking. I started in 1996 but had to take a 15-year break after a death in the family. I was facing unresolved grief making it too difficult to look at photos. A year ago, I started recording family memories again. Now I am REALLY behind (says every scrapbooker ever). I decided to treat myself to a Craft with Heart subscription to help me get ahead, but, unfortunately, I have spent more time packing away the kits than I have using them.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the kits – they are beautifully designed and easy to put together.  I just haven’t taken any time for myself to scrapbook. When our design team decided to take on the Love Your Stash challenge, I was excited to see kits on the list.  It “forced” me to go through my stash and make a scrapbook page of my kids

If you also subscribe to Craft with Heart, you are probably wondering where I got this kit. I believe this kit is from October 2020, but it does not look a thing like the original.  Recently someone told me that they dislike subscription kits because they can’t make any changes. They are stuck with photo configuration, background papers, and layout themes they will never use.  Well…hold on to your hat because you CAN MAKE CHANGES. There are no rules when it comes to creating.

Before I show you the changes I made to the original layout, take a look at how it all came together.

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If you watched the video, you saw what the original layout looked like. I was able to use items from the kit and pair them with items from my stash to fit my photos. The photo orientation, sizes of the photos, and the theme of the photos were nothing like the original design. Just because the design showed horizontal photos, flags, and a different title did not mean that the kit was unusable.

There are no kit rules – You don’t have to follow the instructions – No stones will fall from the sky

If you want to understand where I am coming from, let’s take a look at my thought process as I created the layout.  Here is a side-by-side of the original kit design and my completed pages. 

My creating process always begins with the photos – which ones will I use, what theme I am going for, and how will I tell the story. I never use all my photos. This day I took about twenty photos – all were great but having too many photos on a layout can be overbearing and some are best kept for another story.

Whether I choose a kit or pattern paper, I work with the background I have before me. This pattern paper had a preprinted circles and journaling lines. I wanted both to show on my layout, so I arranged the photos to take advantage of these features.

To fit the theme and the story I was telling, I added some additional elements – pattern paper, embellishments, and preprinted sentiments. These were all items that matched components from the kit.

I also added a Cricut cut title. The kit was chosen because of the word “fun” and the child-like elements. I added to that title by creating a new title “Fall Fun” and picked embellishments that pair well with the childish icons. I truly enjoyed using this kit and finding treasures from my stash to add to it. I feel like all the stickers, die cuts, and patterns play well together and convey a story of children playing outside on a warm September day.

So….for those of you struggling with kits, feeling like you have to play by the rules – it’s time to grab a kit from your stash and see it in a different light. You have the bones of the page laying before you. All you need to do is dress it up and make it your own.


I hope that this inspired you to Love Your Stash and that you learned a few new tips you can use on your next scrapbook page. Make sure to visit all of the Creative Design Team’s channels so that you can get some more ideas for using up your craft stash during the month of February.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

Give Yourself the Gift of Memory Keeping

You asked! They said YES!  Close to My Heart is giving you another chance to sign up for the January Album Retreat.  There are a limited number of kits and spots available for this weekend retreat, so make sure you snag your kit SOON!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND ~ While Supplies Last
January 2021 Album Retreat from the Comfort of Home

All of the supplies for this retreat are sent to you, pre-cut and ready to assemble. With the purchase of the bundle, you receive MULTIPLE online classes teaching you new techniques in stamping, texture paste, paper folding, page building, distress inks, and more. These technique videos will be available for you to watch after the retreat so that you can continue to enjoy all the classes provided. 

The is one of the best Christmas presents! All you need to do is order the kit, put on some comfy clothes, and create a stunning album to share with family and friends. All the classes will be recorded so that you can go back and re-watch them any time. 


VIPs get $37.50 in credits plus a Free Stamp of the Month

Join as a VIP before December 31st, and get an additional $25 in credits to spend on any supplies you need. That’s $62.50 in Free Close to My Heart Goodies!! LEARN MORE


Album Retreat Kits Are Limited in Quantity! 

VIPs get 15% back (that’s $37.50!) in credits to purchase items from my website including any additional supplies you might need for the album. VIPs also get the stamp of the month FREE with your $50 order. If you are not a VIP, you can join HERE on my website and get an additional $25 in credits just for joining. That’s $62.50 in Free Close to My Heart Goodies!!! 

Everyone who orders the album retreat will also be getting a FREE Floral stamp set* from me as my way of saying THANK YOU for your order. This stamp set is not available online through my website.

Better yet, Join as a Maker and get a 25% Discount on the kit!! As a CTMH Maker you get a 25% discount on items you purchase PLUS the benefits of joining my team. All team members get my Cricut Classroom Subscription only $5 a month AND weekly maker trainings & projects.


I hope you are well, staying healthy, and enjoying the holiday season. Thank you to everyone who has sent well-wishes and get-well cards. They have been such a joy to my soul these past six weeks as I fight this virus.  I can’t wait to get back to 100% and starting sharing projects again in the new year. 

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*a floral stamp will be chosen at random and sent to you along with a thank you cardafter you have purchased the retreat kit. Miss. Carrie is not responsible for lost mail or prizes. This promotion is only through Miss. Carrie’s Creations.