Archives for February 2017

Beautiful and You can get FREE

Beautiful and You can get FREE:

Here’s the last layout for the Hello Lovely WYW.  For the free, read to the end of the post.

It’s a beautiful layout using more of the patterned paper from the pack.  You add clusters in different spots of embellishments using the Hello Lovely Compliments.

The glitter gold gems are awesome embellishments around the stickers included in the pack.   I think you could use this layout for a prom date or other fancy affair besides a wedding.

These hearts are different – they are like a dark gold plastic.  They add 3D without being big and bulky.  =)

Here’s another cluster with the stickers, gold gems, and the Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

The title of this layout is also in the dark gold plastic.  It’s nice to use something different for the title besides stickers and Cricut cuts once  in a while.  I thought another use of this layout would be a sweet candid shot you took of your favorite person.

Last Day for FREE Stamps of the Month:

 

FREE……….

  • Place your $50.00 in product order on my site www.lindacreates.closetomyheart.com
  • Fill out the contact form on this page: HERE
  • In the message let me know what you want FREE
  • A My Reflection Paper pack OR
  • an A or B sized stamp set free
  • Put your mailing address in the message too.
  • Free Items will ship directly from me between March 8-10
  • Enjoy!!!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful day!

Easter Bunny Cards

Easter Bunny Cards

It seems a little early to be talking about Easter Bunny’s so I made this card as a happy card to let someone know “Some Bunny wishes you”….whatever you need to wish them.

You can wish them a Happy Birthday, a better day, congrats for an achievement, or happy retirement.  It’s a sweet card using the Hello Lovely Papers and supplies.

I used the Shin Han markers to do my coloring.  You have the “blender” which really is a color remover to add the highlights.  The bunnies are super cute colored.  Ms. Di made some with the watercolor pencils and I’ll have to post those later.

Here are some different colored bunnies.  Then I created the card using just a single bunny:

Here’s S1702 Easter Bunny which only available through February 28th:

You can get this set for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  Do you know what you get with a $50.00 purchase from me during the CTMH Incentive Trip?  A free paper pack or B-Size Stamp (your choice)!  Check out this page for directions on how to do this!!  Incentive Trip Give Away


Congrats Card

Congrats Card

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m back to liking the white space on a card.  With this card, the embossed background with the Confetti Stars Embossing Folder looks amazing.

CTMH has a great Hello Lovely Cardmaking Kit.  This is not one of their patterns.  It’s a sample of another card you could make if you want to go off the beaten path and do something different.

I love the Blush Shimmer Ribbon!  If you look at it one way, it’s pink.  If you look at another way, you can see the rich gold that shows above.   The Grey Enameled Gems are subtle and finish off the card.   Check out the supplies below and make your own Congrats card.

Thanks for stopping by,

 

 

 

 

 



Check out my first YouTube

Check out my first YouTube Video:

I’m here in Mexico on the CTMH Incentive Trip!!   Did I start out earning Incentive Trips?  NO!!  I joined for the discount on my products.  I shop from myself as much as possible for my crafting.

After my first few years, I kept sharing my creations and love for crafting and CTMH. It’s exploded into a business. It’s not always easy or fun, but I love all the customers and consultants I’ve met along the way. They have become friends and family.

We are on the last few days of the recruiting special and I’d love to have a few more peeps join my team this month. You don’t have to be a business like I am.  Join for the awesome products for your crafting and you never know where the journey will take you!!

Don’t forget about my Customer Appreciation Special going on from February 23 – March 8.  FREE paper or stamps and if I have enough orders during this time to earn the Thailand trip, everyone ordering on the 2017 Incentive Trip Gathering (your order must be attached to this gathering), you’ll get another FREE stamp set.  Check out this blog post.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy my first YouTube and a glance of Mexico!!

Incentive Trip Special – Free Paper or Stamp!!

Incentive Trip Special – Free Paper Or Stamp!

First Thank you……..

I’m headed out to Puerto Vallerta from February 23 – March 7, 2017.  I would not have been able to earn this trip without  you, my awesome customers!  I’m so blessed to have you all as well as an incredible team and supportive family.   =)  Two weeks is a long time to be away from my business so I’m doing a special incentive as a thank you and to help me towards working on the Thailand Incentive Trip!!  Did you know that if every person on my customer list placed a $50.00 order, I would earn the Thailand Incentive Trip by the time I got back from Mexico? This is a bucket list dream vacation for my family so I’m working very hard to earn the trip.  So……here’s the deal:

Incentive Trip Special from Linda Creates…..

During the time I’m away, for every $50.00 of product you purchase before s/h/t and receive a My Reflections Paper pack ($9.95)or B-size stamp ($9.95) (page 3 and part of 4 on the search) of your choice FREE!*  Starts February 23 and ends March 7, 2017.  This offer is only good through me as an Independent Consultant.

What you do you need to do:

  1. Go to www.lindacreates.closetomyheart.com ,  add your order to the Incentive Trip 2017 Gathering, and  place your order.  Don’t put your free items in your cart.  You’ll have to pay for them. Free items will be shipped directly from me upon my return.
  2. Add your order to the “Incentive Trip 2017 Gathering” to be included in receiving your free paper (s) or stamp(s).
  3. Complete the registration form on the Giveaway Page.  If your order is over $100 in product, complete the drawing form on this page.
  4. Email me at info@lindacreates with your list of free My Reflection paper pack (there are 4 choices: Hello Lovely, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sugar Rush, and Dreamin’ Big) or B-Size Stamp(s) with your shipping address.
  5. I’ll place the order between March 8-10, 2017 following my return!

AND:

For this year’s  incentive trip requires 39,000 points.  I have 23,000 points left.   If we get enough orders in that I complete earning the Thailand trip, everyone who participated in ordering on this event (Incentive Trip 2017), will get this stamp set as well as the free paper or stamp you choose:

It’s really that simple.  You can enjoy a FREE My Reflection Paper Packet or B-Sized Stamp (page 3 and part of 4 of the search) as a Thank You for your continued support and possibly this super cute stamp set saying Thank you!!!

 

 

Mother’s Day with Hello Lovely

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a few months off, 3 to be precise.  However, one can never be too ahead because time just passes us by and we’ll be there before we know it.  This is another great card from the SE1 swap.  Didn’t DeAnn B do a great job?   The Hello Lovely paper is perfect for the woman in your life who is your mom or acting mom.  The stamp set is actually from the WYW Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit G1122.

You can make some super cute cards for Mother’s Day from this kit.  And you can take the stamp set and use it with other papers.


Distress the edges lightly with ink to add dimension.  Love the Blush Ribbon – it’s beautiful.

This is a bit fun.  Stamp the “From Your Favorite Child” on the side stamping over the top of the brushed stamp.  Subtle but fun.  And some of our shimmer brush for a little shimmer.   It’s a great Mother’s Day card for the Mom in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 




Don’t Miss Out – Sweet Flash Sale 30% Off

Don’t Miss Out – Sweet Flash Sale 30% off! Until 5pm EST

Oh my goodness!  There is a first time for everything and this is IT!  Current products are on sale – 30% off.  Amazing!  Take a look:

And did I mention, the flip flap bundle (these are NEVER on sale)?  A complete block set!  Look at the “On-The-Go” bundle.   Both of the watercolor bundles are great.  I’m getting new watercolor pencils!  Did you know as a consultant, you get an additional 22% off these sales prices!

Bundle savings:

Ultimate Flip Flaps Bundle – $21.49 (retail $34.65)
Ultimate Pocket Plus Bundle – $20.86 (retail $29.80)
On-The-Go Bundle – $44.70 (retail $63.85)
Ultimate Blocks Bundle – $89.81 (retail $128.30)
Embellishments Storage Bundle – $36.19 (retail $51.70)
Watercolor Bundle – $19.50 (retail $27.85)
Watercolor Tool Bundle – $31.36 (retail $44.80)

This is amazing and almost too good be true.  Hop over and get your order in.  Better  yet, take advantage of the “Sign Me Up” special and join my team today for $75 and get three stamps of the month free!!  Ever been a consultant?  You can resign for $50.00!  The better deal is the full $75 package:

To sweeten the deal, if you join my team in February, I’ll send you a Welcome Wreath kit which is a great sample for the images on the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge!!

Don’t forget to check out my Give-Away page!

With a $50.00 order, you can get this stamp FREE (must complete the entry form or no stamp):

With a $100 order (and a completed entry form), you are eligible to win the Quarterly $100 shopping spree!  Completing the entry form is a must for both of these promotions and can be found towards the bottom of the Give-Away Page.  These final offers are exclusively through me, Linda Creates.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t miss out the Sweet Flash Sale!  It ends at 5pm EST.

24 Hour Flash Sale

24 Hour Flash Sale:

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, we’re holding a one-day flash sale on my shopping website www.lindacreates.ctmh.com —we’re calling it our Sweet Sale! The sale will give YOU a chance to get a 30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1 (current product!!).

This Sweet Sale starts February 14 at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 pm PST; 4:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm EST) and will end at that same time on February 15 . Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website – www.lindacreates.ctmh.com – during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items. To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart at any time during the sale times—the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that page; there will not be a Consultant preview. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders, so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

We’re excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on our products.

Sincerely,

Close To My Heart

ENJOY the SHOPPING and SWEET DEAL!!

Mr and Mrs

Mr and Mrs Card:

Wedding season is coming and here’s a beautiful card to celebrate the occasion.  This card was made with the Hello Lovely Cardmaking Stamp Set and you have the option of ordering it with thin cuts.  And believe me, you want to do this!!

The images outlined in blue have matching thin cuts which will save you from fussy cutting.  This card does not save you from all fussy cutting, just most of it.  =)  You’ll stamp the flower image twice.  Cutting the first one out with the thin cut die.

Coloring is done with the Shin Han Touch markers and watercolor paints.  You can get such great shading creating dimension.  Add some 3D foam tape under the rose to lift it up some.  You’ll fussy cut out the rose after you pain it.  Go through with the light color first then go back in to add the shading with pain that is not as watered down.  The rose is beautiful in watercolor.  I like the uniqueness of having the marker coloring vs the watercoloring. You put the rose over the top of the bottom  image matching it up.

The sentiment on the card is so easy with the thin cuts!  You stamp it and then run it through the die cut machine.  Done!  As simple as that.   This Mr and Mrs card is ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day!





Love Card

Love Card

Hi there my creative peeps.  I have a beautiful “Love Card” for you.  Valentines Day is quickly approaching.  Can you believe that? 2017 is quickly passing.

 

This card is one from my “50 Card Swappers” Linda Black.  We loved it and are using it for the Come and Play Card Buffet.  The set  used is D1713 Hello Lovely Scrapbooking.  It’s great to show how stamps can be used for different projects.

The background of on the card is made with Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder.  Isn’t it lovely?

Stamp the “Love” and cut it out.

The ribbon is the Blush Shimmer Ribbon.  It’s pink in one light but here in the photo, it looks gold!

What I love best about this stamp set is the two step stamping.  You stamp the bottom part of the rose in 2nd generation and the top part of the rose in 1st generation.  Take the gold shimmer brush (if you like Wink of Stella this is the brush for you with more “juice” and less $) and go over the dark parts of the stamping.  Stamp the leaves with Fern on Fern cardstock.  Fussy cut out and layer.  Use your thin 3D foam tape to give a little bit of a lift to the rose for dimension.  Top of with a gold glitter gems.   Such a pretty card to express your love.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!