Archives for February 2016

Last Call for February Specials and Cruise Flash Sale

Last call to help a child out by purchasing “Share the Love” stamp set. $7.00 goes to Operation Smile where it takes $240 to provide a child with a potentially life saving surgery to fix a cleft lip or palette.   Can you imagine your child living with a cleft lip or palette for the rest of their lives?  I can’t imagine SG living with a fixable disfiguration which would effect her ability to speak, eat, and subject her to ridicule and stares from those around her.


S1602 Balloon Animals is about to go away…’s another card made with the set.   $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order!

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Here’s the set:

2015_02 SOM with $5.00My Cruising Special will get you a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack with your $50.00 order.  This ends March 5th.

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Don’t miss out and have a great day!!

Lets Celebrate with Balloon Animals and Cruise Flash Sale

You can get S1602 Balloon Animals for $17.95 USD or $5.00 USD with a $50.00 order! Here’s another card featuring Balloon Animals:

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I used two challenges to inspire the creation of the card:


Here I made the background from random stamping the dots stamps on the cardstock:

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I fussy cut the balloon animals out and used 3D foam tape to create dimension.  I did the stitching with a gold marker.

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S1602 Balloon Animals:

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Don’t forget with a $50.00 order, you can get a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack during my “Cruising Flash Sale”. This month we are also featuring this exclusive stamp set:


When you purchase “Share the Love”, $7.00 is donated to Operation Smile!! Please help a child get a medically necessary surgery by getting this awesome set.  Be sure to pick up these two stamp sets and take advantage of the Cruising Sale – with your $50.00 order of products you can also get a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack (there are 9 to choose from).  Check it out!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Heads up about Stamps and their availability

WOW…there are some big changes coming with My Acrlix Stampsavailability. Please read this carefully.


We are simplifying the rules regulating the availability of our My Acrylix® stamp sets to make it easier for you to know which stamp sets are currently available. Presently, we have policies in place that make all stamp sets available for a full year from the time they are first introduced. These policies also make stamp sets that are compatible with a Cricut® collection available indefinitely. The stamp sets that are available are growing in size and we see the need to change this.


Consequently, we are transitioning to a new policy regulating stamp sales: Stamp sets will only be available when they are pictured in an active idea book. Under this policy, stamp sets featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book will remain available for the year-long duration of that idea book, while stamp sets featured in seasonal idea books will retire when the seasonal idea book retires, like the other items featured in these idea books.


This policy will include stamp sets with Cricut®-compatible images. When we first introduced our Cricut® collections and their compatible stamp sets, it made sense to keep these stamp sets available in order to create a more robust collection of stamp sets with compatible images. With a larger number of Cricut®-compatible stamp sets in each idea book, it makes sense to allow the older sets to retire and to focus on the newer stamp sets.

This new strategy for our My Acrylix stamp sets will go into effect immediately, meaning that stamp sets featured in Seasonal Expressions 1 will be retired at the end of that idea book on April 30, 2016. Stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 and any other stamp sets that are currently available but are not pictured in any active idea books will be retired on July 31, 2016, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are the States & Provinces stamp sets, the Australia & New Zealand stamp sets, and a handful of other stamp sets that will be carrying forward to a future idea book.



Make your list and check it twice as then stamp availability has been changed.  Don’t miss out on those super cute stamps in the Seasonal Expressions 1 with their thin cut dies to match!!  Don’t miss out on my Customer Cruising Special!  Check it out here:

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Off To The Cruise and my customer special!

I’m off to the Eastern Caribbean Cruise (to get warm again) due to the awesomeness of all of my customers!! As a thank you to all of my customers, I’m having a Customer Special.  When you place a $50.00 order online, you will get a free paper pack of your choice ($9.95 value before s/h/t).  There are 9 My Reflection kits to choose from!!


What do you have to do?

  1. Place a $50.00 order from my website:

Join the “Cruising Online Gathering” when you check out (this is very important). Every $50.00 order you place counts for a free paper pack.

2. Forward the email receipt to me at with the paper pack name and number of your choice and the shipping address.

3. I will place the orders between March 6-10, 2016 after my return.

Important information to have:

  • A $50.00 order also gets you either the February or the March Stamp of the Month for $5.00 if you want it, depending on when you place your order. You will have to place two different orders, one in February and one in March if you want both.
  • Offer only valid through me, Linda Caler, and for orders placed through my website attached to the Cruising Gathering.  If your order is not attached to the Cruise Gathering, it is not eligible for the FREE paper packet.  If you do not forward me your receipt with the necessary information, your order will not be eligible.
  • Offer expires March 5, 2016 at 11:59 EST
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I hope you don’t miss out on this customer special!!  Thank you again for being awesome customers – I appreciate you all!!

Charlotte Gift Card Holder

Some times you just need a quick gift card holder to tuck that card into! These are made with the Charlotte papers on Slate card stock:

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This is great to use the zip strips off the top of the papers on along with the scallop border punch.  Here’s the same card changing up the papers:

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You’ll see in the Come and Play Card Buffet so you can make a few of these to have on hand for those special occasions.  The card opens up and has a pocket to put the gift card in.

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I just realized that I did not take a full picture of the open card.  You lift up the top flap that has the scalloped edge.  You’ll see this:


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Then you open up this and you have a pocket for the gift card and a note from you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Balloon Animals It’s Your Day

Man, the month of February is almost gone and I’m need to share some awesome S1602 Balloon Animals cards I’ve made!

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The balloon animals are super cute.  I used some Liquid Glass to go over the highlights on the balloons.  The Sunset ink did bleed a little bit into the Liquid Glass and I ended up liking the way it look.

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I used the Penelope Paper pack with this one paper pattern affectionately known as the “jelly bean” paper!

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Here you can see the style of the card – how it is a half front and an overlapping panel where the stamping is at.  Just to change things up.

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You can get S1602 Balloon Animals for $17.95 USD or $5.00 USD with a $50.00 order!  Don’t forget with a $50.00 order, you can get something else free – see my Giveaway Page! This month we are also featuring this exclusive stamp set:


When you purchase “Share the Love”, $7.00 is donated to Operation Smile!!  Please help a child get a medically necessary surgery by getting this awesome set.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Charlotte Tissue Box cover

I got this every cute tissue box cover from my friend April Smith as a surprise.  I love it!

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She used Charlotte papers and “Our Story” Picture My Life Cards.


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These are the sides of the box.  The gold Treasured Puffies are super cute accents along with the blue enameled gems for the centers of the flowers.


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The dimension on the box cover are 6.5″ x 6.5″ with a 1″ score lines completely around the end.  You’ll fold, then trim the corner, just that one 1″ so you can fold and adhere the sides to form the top.

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What a fun way to decorate a plain tissue box.  I like that you can match your decor or in my case, showcase a featured paper or product.  It’s another fantastic use for extra Picture My Life cards as well.   Everyone needs a tissue box cover!

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Charlotte Workshop Your Way Cards

Just wanted to share the cute cards you can make with the Charlotte Work Your Way (WYW).  The guide shows you how to cut the paper and make the cards.

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You do need to purchase the stamp set if you want it to look the same (and in this case the Thin Dies – no fussy cutting!!).  Otherwise you can modify to use stamps you already own.



I stamp first, then use to the dies to cut.  Using the watercolors and a dryer brush, you get more defined strokes along the petals:

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It’s another way to use your watercolors for coloring on the cards.  You can get the brighter color, more defined white space for highlights.  It’s nice to have options on how you can use the watercolors.   Experiment and have fun!  Thanks for stopping by to my corner of the internet.



Operation Smile

This is a beautiful video of the work Operation Smile does. One of our Corporate Office staff, Monica, went on a mission.

When you watch this, you get an inside picture of how important Operation Smile is to children who have cleft lips or palettes.  You can see the difference it makes.  You can support Operation Smile through the following with CTMH:

Share the Love stamp set ($7.00):



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Animal Greetings stamp set ($7.00 of the sale):

D1679 Animal GreetingsSo come  join the club this month and help support Operation Smile!  Don’t forget with a $50.00 order you’ll qualify for a FREE gift!


Workshops Your Way (WYW)

Here are some quick videos to show you how to use the Workshops Your Way from CTMH.  I enjoy having more paper to make more pages, the extra cards, along with all the embellishments.  You can access the cutting guide from my shopping website from the same page each Workshop Your Way is on:

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Here’s the videos showing you how to do use the cutting guides:

A video to show you how to do the layout assembly:

A video showing you how to assemble the Picture My Life page:

The last video demonstrates how to do the cards if you want to complete those with the extra paper:

The great thing about the Workshop Your Way is that you can come during the CropTastic time at my house each month or you can do them on your own.  You can change anything you want on the pages!   Tomorrow is CropTastic!  You can view future dates on my calendar.  Thanks for stopping by!