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. 

*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. 

Creating a Farm House Scrapbook Layout with Craft with Heart

Close to My Heart has an amazing Scrapbook Subscription program called Craft with Heart, and, this week, I decided that it was time to starting showing you how I use these layout kits.  Before I share the process video of my First Farm House layout, I want to explain a little bit more about these monthly kits that are mailed to you each month. 

Each kit comes to you with everything you need to create two 2-page 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts including the memory protectors.  It is ready to assemble, easy to make, and only requires adhesive and a journalling pen. The layout I am sharing with you arrived last fall, and, as you will see, I was able to use the Craft with Heart kit to create a memorable page of our First Farm House. 

Here is the fun part.  This layout was not originally designed to look like this. If you look at the photos below, you will see that I used all of the elements in the kit, but in a way that fit my photos best. Since the kits each month are designed to match our current paper packets, I was able to add more elements to my page using some of my Hawthorn paper scraps.

I just love how each of the elements in the kit – stickers and die cuts – enhanced the design of my layout.  By simply moving a few of them to another part of the page, I was able to create my own individual piece of art for my memories. 

There are so many other little things that I did to make this page my own personal creation that I want to share with you, so I have created a process video for you to view and enjoy.  In this video you will be able to see how I used the original design to help me create this layout and you will also learn how I chose to add my own personal touch to the pages. 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s creation and are excited to try something new.  If you would like to learn more about having Craft with Heart scrapbook kits delivered to your door, simply visit the Subsciption page on my website and scroll down to the Craft with Heart scrapbook kits to see all of the amazing options available. 

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.

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this project

A Father & Son Layout for October

As you know, I am a bit partial to outdoor layouts – the earthy tones, distressed edges, and muted color palettes.  This month, I am going off the rails a little with a Father & Son scrapbook page that is only available to my Kit of the Month Subscribers. MissCarriesCreations-Father&SonLayoutSM.jpg
This “Father & Son”kit comes ready-to-assemble with pre-cut designer papers, cardstock, and Cricut™ images.  As a Kit of the Month Club subscriber, you will be receiving this kit in the mail in October. If you live locally,  you can save on shipping by arranging to pick-up these kits at one of my local workshops or crops.

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On this layout I used the new Hawthorn paper pack along with various images from our Cricut™ collections. I even included a large area for journalling under the title so that you can type or write your special Father Son memories.  

 If you are a consultant, you can use the Hawthorn Bulk papers on this layout.
Members of my team have the opportunity to receive my KOTM guides FREE)

I designed this layout to display a large 5″ x 7″ photo as well as six additional photos that can be arranged in any manner. You can add more using our Flip-Flaps or by exchanging the larger photos for smaller ones. If you are not a member of my Kit of the Month Club, you can visit my online store to purchase my kits at full price. (Subscribers receive a discount on each kit.)MissCarriesCreations-Father&SonLayoutSTORE

Order this Kit or Cutting Guide

Cutting guides will be available for purchase to those who wish to use their own supplies to create this layout.  You will need to own the Cricut™ Collections I used to cut out the images in Design Space™. Please make sure to choose “Electronic Shipping” when purchasing cutting guides.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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