Fab Faves 3 Flash Sale Today at 2pm EDT

Fab Faves 3 Flash Sale today at 2pm EDT

Set your alarms or reminders to 2:00pm EDT to check out the Fab Faves 3 Sale and see what’s posted.  I have no idea what will be up.  I can’t wait to see!  The last two have been a lot of fun. Available while supplies last.

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  Enjoy the Fab Faves 3 Sales today.   Have a creative day!

Vellum Tricks

Vellum Tricks

Vellum is a wonderful addition to your cards are scrapbook pages.  It lends elegance to pages.  Vellum can soften the look of a picture or paper when it’s overlayed.  It’s can be stamped, embossed (wet and dry), and colors.  Vellum does pose a challenge, in that when you glue it down you can see the glue.   Here are two ways, “vellum tricks”, to help you put your volume down without any glue showing.

Trick 1

Hide the glue underneath a piece of cardstock that will be over the top of the vellum. Here you can see how I figured out where the top piece of cardstock will be and then place the glue underneath it on the vellum.

You can see how you can see the glue when you put down this piece of vellum.  The goal is to avoid this.

Putting the cardstock over the top completely covers up the glue. Leaves a very finished product.

Trick 2

I just learned this trick myself. Cut the piece of a larger than what you need. Then you can glue the overhanging edges so that another piece of cardstock will lay over the top covering up the glue.


You can see the overhang on top picture.  Below, you can see the gold glitter paper cover the overhang and you have no glue marks!

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team:  $75 = $354 in April!!  How?  The kit is worth $212.00 plus receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00.  Joining my first downline?  There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  For those of you on the road this afternoon with me, I’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Mary’s great cards!   Have a creative day!

Blogging on a phone!

Blogging on a phone!

I say kudos to those of you who can blog by your phones. I’m trying to do this on my phone so that my blog doesn’t go without a post this week. Starbucks makes a great stop to do this! On Sunday night we had a horrible storm, lots of thunder and lightning, and that left us without any phone, internet, or cable TV. It’s been a quiet few days which is kind of nice. I don’t think you realize how much noise comes from all of these services.

Then the quiet days I’ve been working on a little bit of Bible journaling and editing a workshop for Studio Sue. In between my volunteering and all of my mom duties.

It’s been a nice time of reflection. We have Sarah Grace’s 10th birthday party this weekend. It’s really hard to believe we’re in double digits now. I look at her and realize just how fast she’s growing up.

And then I’m off to get ready for a Memories Made Here crop the following weekend. Can’t wait to see everyone in York, PA!

Maybe doing this on my phone isn’t do bad. I’ll have to figure pout how to watermark my pictures this way.

Fab Faves 2 Flash Sale today at 2pm EDT

Fab Faves 2 Flash Sale today at 2pm EDT

Set your alarms or reminders to 2:00pm EDT to check out the sale and see what’s posted.  I have no idea what will be up.  The last two have been a lot of fun. Available while supplies last.

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  Enjoy the Fab Faves 2 Sales today.   Have a creative day!

On The Road Again and Cardz TV

 One the Road Again and Cardz TV

Wow…I’ve been on the road doing events for the past several weeks making blogging rather hard to do.   Car is packed, trailer loaded, product priced, and we are headed out to see everyone at the Harbor Scrapbooking Crop in PA.  Can’t wait to see many of you in a few hours for those joining us on Thursday for cropping.

I’m sharing this great video done by my friend, Mary from Cardz TV.  She did such a super cute job with Stargazer!

Cardz TV features Stargazer

 April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team:  $75 = $354 in April!!  How?  The kit is worth $212.00 plus receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00.  Joining my first downline?  There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  For those of you on the road this afternoon with me, I’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Mary’s great cards!   Have a creative day!

 

 

Happy Mail Time!!

Happy Mail Time!!

 

Happy Mail is postal!  If you got the Stamp of the Month kit and I did not email you directions, please let me know!!!  =)

Fab Faves Flash Sale today at 2pm EDT

Fab Faves Flash Sale today at 2pm EDT

Set your alarms or reminders to 2:00pm EDT to check out the sale and see what’s posted.  I have no idea what will be up.  The last two have been a lot of fun. Available while supplies last.

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  Enjoy the Fab Faves Sales today.   Have a creative day!

Be Kind

Be Kind

The Stamp of the Month, S1804 Color Your Life, has some wonderful sentiments in it.  Ones we can definitely use in our lives as encouragement.  I always send SG out the door with  “Remember to be kind” when she’s off to conquer the day.

Using this Gimme Some Sugar paper pack and the SOM, you can create this fun card.   Other elements of the card comes from few other elements in the Gimme Some Sugar Collection and Bashful Glitter Paper.

Don’t forget, when you purchase the SOM for $5.00, you’ll get this great kit of the month free (you’ll receive one of these two layouts):

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my “Be Kind” card with the April SOM.  Have a creative day!

 

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!  Seriously.  Happy Easter, everyone. He has risen!  It’s also April’s Fool Day.  And if that’s not enough to celebrate on one day,  Jeff and I celebrate 18 years of marriage today.  This also coincides with 18 years with CTMH.  Poor Jeff has never know life without CTMH since we were married.  This is the perfect to celebrate many important things: Jesus, fun, my best friend, family, CTMH which provides an outlet for my passion to create and all the marvelous friends which come from this love.  Very rarely will this occur on the same day.

The 1st of April also means changes in CTMH’s specials.  Let’s take a look!

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Fab Four – April 2018 Monthly Special

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE (value of $71.80)! Been a consultant before? Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! New or former Consultants must enroll through your Consultant website.

For my Customers:

Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price. Wahoo! So excited to see these come up! =)  More to come on this as I find out. Note on this:  if you are a consultant, you’ll get the sale price plus your discount!

Be a Hostesses:

Hostesses in April, when your Gathering reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you will receive your choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE (party must be submitted no later than May 5, 2018). The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.

New Consultants:

Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $71.80 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! The July and August Stamp of the Month sets won’t even be available to Consultants during April. You will receive these brand-new stamp sets before anyone else! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice. Join Now!

Former Consultants:

Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $50! You will still receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through May 31, 2018. Join Now!

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S1804 Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month

This great set of 12 stamps is perfect for scrapbook titles, cards, and more. With a mix of script sentiments and sentiments that you need to color, you can create very personalized gifts for people. The sentiments which celebrate life and encourage kindness are uplifting.  The layout above is done using Chelsea Gardens Paper.  So beautiful.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive the following Card Kit FREE. It’s a set of 5 cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble. =)  Here’s better pictures of the layout kits.  You’ll receive one of them free.  =) I love how you can take the letters from the SOM and use them for something different!  

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Here’s a Teaser for FUN:

 I can’t wait for it to be released!  So exciting!!  =)

Featured Paper of the Month: Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar is a whimsical collection in colors. More soft, like the early days of summer. I love the Kitchen Traditions part of the collection. Recipe cards are back. Using the Every Day Life Albums, you can create a keepsake for your family. Take those recipes that have been handed down for generations and put them in a keepsake for your child. It’s sure to be held close to their hearts.

I have several workshops available for Gimme Some Sugar when you purchase $25.00 or more in Gimme Some Sugar products from my website!! The one below features 6 layouts designed by Chris Robertson. I have a card one, one on Disney, mini album, and more. Something for everyone.

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

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The Important Thing Bundle

March 9–April 30, 2018

Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!

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Free Electronic Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 product from my shopping website, you will get to choose a free workshop from my collection. There are scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops. My collection has several amazing artists to choose from covering using your Cricut, stamping, or no stamping at all! Just buy the supplies you need to create the workshops, get the guides for free! Check out some of the guides avialble HERE. Check out all of the guides here in my Special Peeps FB Groups.This blog post shows the workshops for Stargazer

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Happy Mail

If you are not involved with someone’s home or online gathering, be sure to add yourself to the Happy Mail orders. You’ll get fun in the mail! Check out Happy Mail here. All April orders $25.00+ will have the new Seasonal Expressions 2 (goes live on May 1).

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Enjoy April.  It’s an amazing month! Set an alarm or event on the calendar for every Friday 2m ET (if I figured the timing correct) for the Fab Faves Weekend Sales.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Hello Friend and heads up

Hello Friend and heads up

Check out this super cute Hello Friend dragonfly card that will be on the Come and Play Card Buffet.  My goal is to clear out some of the stash of papers that I have hanging around.  Using the Cricut to create this dragonfly and retired Dream Big papers, here’s a great card for the Card Buffet!

The sentiment is stamped on a banner from the banner thin cut dies which are on sale for $10.49 or $27.90 in the banners bundle.

Liquid Glass is used over the wings to create the glossy effect.  Tried to keep it “in the lines” of the wings but some went out.  You can layer the Liquid Glass, letting it dry between coats.

Heads up for April’s Specials for New and Former Consultants:

New Consultants: 

Former Consultants:

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Come make this “Hello Friend” card at the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.