Love Letters. Not just for big people!

Love Letters.  Not just for big people!

Here are my daughter and a neighborhood friend creating their love letters.  They were so different in their styles and I love what they did.  Both were able to express who they were as people in their crafting.  M was super busy, making her flowers and decorating from my stash:

SG on the other hand,  she put her letters together and look at the flowers.  She then looked at me and said “That’s too girly for me and that’s not me!”

She chose to add her name only to the letters.  I love how they could each express who they were on their letters.  Get yours today and create away.  Get more and have your kids play to.  What a great gift for a couple expecting to decorate a baby’s room.

 

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy crafting with your kids.  They’ll be big people before you know it.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

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Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards from the Studio Sus Cardmaking Workshop where you can make 30 cards with half a pack of the Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack. You’ll need a few other supplies that are listed below.  With a $25.00 purchase of the supplies needed for this workshop, you’ll receive the workshop guide FREE along with being in my Happy Mail Club!  =)  Here is the beautiful stamp and thin cut set used on the cards.

 Love being able to use the thin cuts to cut out the images so I don’t need to fussy cut them.  Sure saves some and hand cramps.

The background and texture paper is two sided so when making the cards, I opted to show off both sides of the card to change things up.  This way the cards all look different even if the pattern is the same.  This watercolored paper with the ombre look is one of my favorite sheets.

 

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Chelsea Gardens’ Cardmaking Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack (full package $9.95) Half package #X7230B
(30) White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct. bulk pack $14.95) #X254
(1) piece of Black Glitter Paper (full 3-sheet pack $6.95) #Z3236
(2) Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems #Z4155 $4.95 (1 pack per 15 cards)
Cream Ribbon #Z4154 $4.95
(2) pieces of Charcoal Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5953
(3) pieces of White Daisy Cardstock (24 sheet bulk pack $9.50) #1385

Additional Supplies used:

Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp set & Thin cuts bundle #Z4158 $33.95
Appropriate sized acrylic blocks
Memento Black Ink Stamp Pad #Z3271 $7.95
Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2841 $7.95
Sweet leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2853 $7.95
GY234 Leaf Green Shin Han Marker #Z2454 $5.95
Y49 Pastel Green Shin Han Marker #Z2459 $5.95
R140 Light Orange Shin Han Marker #Z2455 $5.95
B62 Marine Blue Shin Han Marker #Z2458 $5.95
B262 Cerulean Blue Lt. Shin Han Marker #Z2449 $5.95
Colorless Blender Shin Han Marker #Z2469 $5.95
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (Perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.

I also used the Clear Shimmer Brush on the flowers and butterflies for some extra bling.  Love my shimmer!

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy some happy thoughts with your cup of coffee this morning. If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

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Flash Sale Starting Today at 5pm EDT

Flash Sale This Weekend

We’re kicking off 2018 with a 24-hour flash sale on my shopping website this weekend! The sale will begin at 3:00 pm (MST)/ 5:00 pm ESTon Friday, January 12, and end at 3:00 pm (MST) on Saturday, January 13! As with our previous flash sales, there are a few things to be aware of regarding this sale:

  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website, while supplies last.
  • The sale features current products, and we have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale. It’s likely that we will sell through this designated amount for several of the items in the sale, and once we do, that item will no longer be available, so shop early! However, any items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.
  • There is no grace period for ordering sale items.

Set a reminder on your calendar for tomorrow at 3:00pm MST/5:00pm EST.  Last time, items sold out quickly!!

Seasonal Expressons 1 2018 FREE with your order!

Now that Seasonal Expressions 1 is officially live to everyone, when you place an order on my shopping website , it will automatically have a free copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book added to your order if you have not already gotten one. There is a limit of one free copy of this idea book for each customer or Consultant, so those who already received a free copy will not have one added to their order. You will be able to confirm that the free copy has been added by checking the receipt for the order after it has been submitted.

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Set your alarm and get ready for the flash sale!  I can’t wait to see what’s on sale myself.  Run into trouble?  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Here’s a fun easel card using S1801 Bloom and Grow, the January Stamp of the Month(SOM).  Using the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack, the Adventure Ribbon Pack, and the Lagoon ink, you can create this card too.  I love this paper pack, ink color, and SOM:

 

To make this:

  • Take your basic card base – 4.25 X 5.5.
  • Score the top of the card at 2 1/8″ and make a mountain fold.
  • Cut Lagoon cardstock piece at 1 7/8″ x 4.25″; Cut the Lagoon watercolor rose pattern paper at 1 5/8″ x 4.25″.  Adhere to the bottom of the front of the card.
  • Put a piece of the Lagoon ribbon in the center.  You can wrap around and tie off or cut a length about 6 1/4″ and glue dot on the backside of the front.  Glue dot on either side where you want the tie.  You should have a piece sticking up. Cut and tie off.
  • Cut another Lagoon cardstock piece 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and a White Daisy piece at 3″x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in lagoon in the center.  Assemble.  Attach on bottom part of the card only, about 1/2″ from the left side of the card.  If you tape to the top part of the fold, the card will not fold.
  • Make easel button with 1″ and 1/2″ circles and use Enamel and Glitter Duos in the center.  3D Foam Tape it up so that it will hold the fold up.

 

Remember, this month only, you can get this card kit, cut and ready to stamp, when you order the SOM for $5.00 with your $50.00 purchase!  =)

 

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get try to bloom where you are!

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Travel in Style

Travel in Style!

Boy, the last week has kicked my butt!  Between having the flu or stomach virus for a week plus the fridgid temps over here on the East Coast, I’ve been living in front of our pellet stove.  We are suppose to reach a warm, balmy 30 degrees F, a very welcome feel  vs the single digits with an even lower “feels like” and wind chill.  On to much more fun things.   It’s time to travel in style!

I love the look of these pieces. Chic.  And I love that they are a size that is manageable for a short person!  Let’s take a look at what these two bags hold.  First – paper.  “Have paper, will travel” is the motto for most scrapbookers.  Take this case and I use the word “case” because it’s stiff, not soft.  Not quite like a like a hard case suitcase but close.

Add this paper insert:

And you get this:

Be still my beating heart, right?  Paper to go in an “easy to access” set-up.  Keeps the paper save from being bent while in travel.  Depending how much you stuff in there.  No paper crafter I know would over-stuff the bag. You have to love it.

In the second bag, there is so many possibilities.  Look at this:

Swoon!!  We used to have these great organizer mesh bags many moons ago.  I treasure the ones I have, as well as the other pieces that go with it.  Now this is amazing.  Let’s look at these pieces.  First up – your on-the-go stamp case!

I only need to take a few stamps I’m using for projects when I go cropping.  I don’t need all of them. The plastic cases can stay at home and stay protected.  I’ve broken a few of the plastic boxes by dropping them.  =(  Next, your new marker holder for the Shin Touch Alcohol Markers (although most alcohol markers should fit in them):

Here’s the block organizer:

And the tool organizer:

This little cutie holds the new stamp pads:

 

Pretty sweet, right.  To make it easier on our backs to move things around:

Of course, good quality products are never cheap and CTMH has an answer for everyone.  Be a host and have a $350 Home Gathering and you can get this as a hostess bundle at 50% off!

Now is the time to contact me to host a catalog, Facebook, or in home gathering to be able to get this amazing collection through a Hostess bundle for 50% off!!  Check out this great YouTube CTMH did to walk you through the pieces:

Amazing!  Love it.  Gotta have it.  =)

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get ready to travel in style!

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Welcome 2018!!

Welcome 2018!

2018 ushers in so much fun from a CTMH perspective!!  The Seasonal Expressions 1 for 2018 is live.  National Papercrafting Month is here.  New Stamp of the Month.  So much fun.  =)

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters

January 2018 Monthly Special

For National Papercrafting Month, we’ve designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms décor pieces. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.  Make a monogram art piece, or spell out a whole word!

These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!

You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!

Seasonal Expression 1 2018

Absolutely beautiful.  Might be my favorite cover in 17 years.  It’s loaded with amazing new paper packs, stamps, embellishments, and more.  Check it out online here!

Featured Paper Pack – Chelsea Gardens

With a $25.00 purchase from my shopping site, you can get the workshop guide electronically, for this wonderful 30-card workshop:

January Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1801 Grown and Bloom

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, you’ll get this free card kit that has been pre-cut.  It will come in your Happy Mail, ready to stamp and assemble as a thank you for your business!!  =)

New Customers!

In January, CTMH is having a new customer contest for consultants! Help me win one of these beautiful shirts by sharing me with your crafty friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, ect!!

A customer will be considered a new customer if they have never placed an order with me and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018, or if they have not made a purchase from Close To My Heart in the past two years and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018.   Purchasing a Love Letter kit is key to them counting.

What’s in it for you?  When you refer a new to me friend, who places an order for a Love Letter, you will get a free Card Kit or Layout Kit (my choice).  Check out the FB group for my customers only (no consultants please), for more fun!  Everyone placing orders will be participating in the Happy Mail Club so you and your referral wins too!

January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Love Letters – Buy 5 Get 1 Free.
  • Join My Team in January and get a Love Letter of your choice (value $18.95).  There are a few other freebies from me as well.  =)
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Embrace 2018 – it’s here whether we are ready or not.  Create beautiful things today!

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Last 18 Hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Last 18 hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  There are only 18 hours left.  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

We have the digital version of Cricut Hello series (USA, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND) on sale for 30% off!  There are 20-60 layered images on each cartridge so each layered image is between  $0.59  – $0.89 each!  These images can be broken up for use so the cost per images is actually substantially less. You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Hello USA Images here.

Check out the Hello Canada Images here.

Check out the Hello Australia/New Zealand Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code in the mail from CTMH.

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More D-Ring albums.  I have a few on hand where I store pages that need to go  into post bound albums.  I call them my “work in progress” albums.  Basic Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Only 18 hours left on this great sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ends at Midnight! You Are Here Digitial Cricut Collection and MORE on sale!

Ends at Midnight!  You are Here Digital Cricut Collection And MORE On Sale!!

 

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

 

We have the digital version of Cricut You Are Here (a favorite of mine) on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the You Are Here Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More albums in wonderful, neutral colors.  Whimsy Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

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Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

We have the digital version of Cricut Artistry on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Artistry Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Here are the other fantastic offerings with our albums (my favorite post-bound ones) and the Ink and Paper  from the Enchantment Color Palette!!  Be sure to take advantage of the great price points that are up to 40% off:

So much to choose from.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.  Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

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Boxing Week Sale Starts Now!

Boxing Week Sale Starts Now

Happy Boxing Day to all my friends who celebrate it!   Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available!

 

So much to choose from.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.  Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

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