Archives for August 2017

Time is running out.

Time is running out on these specials!

Rewards Your Way

When you sign up as a Consultant in August and meet certain sales goals, you’ll be rewarded with your choice of one of these items FREE:

  • Any of our Cricut® Collections
  • The Thin Cuts Block Alphabet + In the Background Stamp Set
  • An additional $99 SPC which is like hostess credit and you can pick anything off this list: 

To qualify for this reward, sign up today and submit $300 in commissionable sales by September 30.

The kit is amazing –

$75.00 and you get $164 of product/supplies PLUS you get $50.00 of SPC to pick out what you want to start your business or add to your collection if you are a hobbiest!  It’s a great time to join CTMH and my team.

Kit contents:

  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty. 1)
  • 2″ × 6½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty. 1)
  • 1″ × 3½” My Acrylix® Block (Y1002, qty. 1)
  • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003, qty. 1)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty. 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty. 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty. 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty. 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty. 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty. 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1181, qty. 5)
  • Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1181, qty. 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1180, qty. 1)
  • Fundamental Paper Packets Sampler (W1181, qty. 1)
  • Holiday Expressions Paper Packets Sampler (W1182, qty. 1)
  • Petite Perks ™ You Amaze Me Stamp Set (W2038, qty. 3)
  • My Acrylix® Party Time Gathering Stamp Set (W1154, qty. 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty. 1 pack of 50)

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  Yesterday, we did the drawing for the $100 shopping spree, live on FB in my Group.  We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8950 points to go.  20 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot, Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Time is running out to join my team and be able to get the $99 of extras with it  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

The winner is…..

The winner is:

Congratulations to Pam Turner for being the winner of the $100.00 shopping spree!!    Please contact me via info@lindacreates.com to arrange your shopping spree.   You have until September 10, 2017, 11:59pm to provide me a list of your credit items.   20 more $50.00 orders and we’ll be to the next $100 hostess credit shopping spree!!

Hostess Credit.  What’s that?

Would you like free products? Host your own home gathering or online gathering!  It’s takes $150 in orders to reach the first level of rewards.

What you can use hostess credit for:

And some very cool 50% off Hostess Bundles:

 

Unlock purchasing the following products when you reach certain tiers.  You still pay for the products however they are now an option for all of  CTMH customers to buy!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  Yesterday, we did the drawing for the $100 shopping spree, live on FB in my Group.  We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8950 points to go.  20 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot, Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Congratulations again to our winner, Pam Turner. Thanks for being my customer for over 9 years!!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Last 50% off Sale

Last 50% off Sale

It’s the last Tuesday of August, the last 50% off sale, and time to checkout what’s been placed up for sale!

Want an even better discount?

Join my team!  Always get 22% off your orders!!  =)  Plus check out the Rewards Your Way special for new consultants this month.  You can pick a Cricut Collection of your choice, the new Thin Cut Alphabet with stamps to match, or a $99.99 product credit!!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Don’t miss out on the last Warehouse Sale!   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Who’s gonna win?

Who’s gonna win?

Join us at 4pm EDT for a FB live to see who the winner of the $100 hostess credit shopping spree is in my FB customer group – Linda Creates Special Peeps!  Wahoo!  Nothing beats the excitement of know YOU could be the winner if you’ve ordered $50 between March 1, and today!

Join us!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  We will be doing the next $10o in Hostess Credit giveaway on TODAY, August 27, at 4pm EDT, live on FB in my Group!! We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8950 points to go.  If all the orders are from customers to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Make sure to check and see if you win.  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Great Cricut Giveaway Update

Great Cricut Giveaway Update:

Status:

  • 8950 points left to 39000 points.
  • 6 weeks to get there (September 30, 2017 is the end of the earning period)
  • Giveaway on Sunday, August 26 @ 4pm in my Customer FB group Live – $100 hostess credit shopping spree – Join us if you are have ordered as a customer
  • Prizes for customers left to win if the points are earned through customer sales:   8 – $100.00 shopping sprees; 2 – 50% off items (you pay the other 50%); One Cricut Bundle (New Your Are Here Collection excluded)

What’s next?

  • Place your $50.00 product order before shipping/handling/tax (and get two workshops free, the August SOM for $5.00, and Happy Mail which is always a surprise!)
  • Share with your crafty friends – 180 more $50.00 orders needed for a Cricut Air 2 to be given away!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  We will be doing the next $10o in Hostess Credit giveaway on Sunday, August 27, at 4pm EDT, live on FB in my Group!! We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8950 points to go.  If all the orders are from customers to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

 

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You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

This is the first of many layouts for this summer’s road trip.  I’m using a combination of the new Basic Color Palette (10 new nummy colors that are two toned) and Jack, the featured paper pack of the month.  The brown is called Espresso.  I did a FB live in my customer group showing the difference between the two sides.

 Designing this layout:

I designed the layout in Design Space.  The pattern is from our new “Make It From You Heart Vol 3” pattern book which is all scrapbooking layouts.  I used Patter 20.   I did change some things on the pattern to accommodate my needs – making mats for the 3×4 pictures, putting spaces between the  photo wells, and creating a journal block the way I did.  Even though I could have the Cricut Explorer cut all the pieces, I do not do this.  Cut all the squares/rectangle shapes from my cutter.   Here is the file for Design Space:

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/66765498

You will need to purchase the CTMH Cricut Collection “You Are Here” to use the images.  This cartridge is a worth while investment because its got 700 images between the fonts and the images.  It’s all about traveling and significant events.  Learn more about the cartridge here.

The font offers you the option to have the letters all bold and thicker, like the capitol letters on my title, or to have the letters normal.  I like this font as it’s clean and easy to read.   There are several National Park emblem on this cartridge (now hoping for them to do a cartridge with the rest of the State Parks).

Hashtags are in and this is a good one.  Our theme for the summer has been to be outside so this rocks.

You’ll use this image over and over for your pages. We always need to date things.  “Vacation Date” looks good and it’s so much nicer then just writing the date somewhere in the journaling or on the page.

Here, you cut the “windy road” sign, in half, and put each side on the respective page to make it look like it’s overlapping.  Having overlapping features help the reader’s eyes flow across the page and build continuity.

Flip Flaps

If you scrap with me at all, you know I love using flip flaps to fit more pictures into the layout and that I try to put one event between two pages no matter what.  Using 3″x4″ flip flaps and adding a mat that is 1/2 of an inch bigger, I will build some books on this layout of the pictures.

 

Jack:

So where’s Jack in all of this?  Jack is the background paper behind the title.  This is actually from the Picture My Life cards that are available to cut up from two of the sheets in the paper pack.  I used two more Picture My Life cards to create the journal block.  The little strip under the Cranberry piece on both pages is called the “zip strip” from the top of the pages.  It’s the 1/2 inch you cut off.  Once side has the name of the paper and matching colors on it.  The backside of all the zip strips on the CTMH papers is usable as you see here.  Jack retires on August 31!  Not much time left to buy it!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  We will be doing the next $10o in Hostess Credit giveaway on Sunday, August 27, at 4pm EDT, live on FB in my Group!! We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8970 points to go.  If all the orders are from customers to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.    Love to see what you create with this Acadia Design Space File.  Share with me.  =)   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Tuesday Sale is here! 50% off

Tuesday Sale is here! 50% off!

It’s Tuesday again and time to checkout what’s been placed up for sale!

Want an even better discount?

Join my team!  Always get 22% off your orders!!  =)  Plus check out the Rewards Your Way special for new consultants this month.  You can pick a Cricut Collection of your choice, the new Thin Cut Alphabet with stamps to match, or a $99.99 product credit!!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Don’t miss out on the Warehouse Sale!   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Scenic View

Scenic View

We’ve been traveling the North-East States this summer  and I’m super excited about our new Cricut Cartridge, You Are Here.  This card is made in Design Space today using the new exclusive Cricut Cartridge, You Are Here.   There is so much you can do with this cartridge.

It meets a Team Challenge of using our new Basic Palette.  I used Heather for the mountains.  It also meets the 112 Challenge by Stamp Ink Paper to create something reflecting travel.

 Making this card

  • Cut your 12×12 White Daisy cardstock into a 4.25″ by 11″ strip.
  • Score at the 5.5″ mark and fold.  Cut 3″ off the bottom of the card and then cut the 3″ piece in half, saving one for the bottom of the card.
  • You’ll need a 2″ by 4.25″ piece of transparency for this.
  • The card folds from the top.  You attach the transparency between the top of the card and the bottom of the card, creating a window.

Using Design Space, you can use this link to create the pieces of the card.  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/66568097.  I cut the out the pieces in Sapphire and the Jack Paper (retire at the end of the month).  The mountain is cut from our new Heather cardstock (and it’s two-toned) and Black.  The Black and White Dots and the Red Enamel Gems are great accents on this card.

On the tag on the front of the card, stamp the sentiment.  The inside of the card is stamped so you can’t see it from the front, under the mountains.  I used this great stamp set B1565 New Adventures:

Colored the mountains in, using some shading but not good blending (funny what you see after you take the pictures).  Need to go back and fix that.  Use the Shimmer Brush to top the mountains off.

 

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

 

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Life is about adventure.  Always take the route with the best scenic view.  It’s longer but more enriching.  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Why I scrapbook.

Why I scrapbook

     I’m sharing with you a great post by the Close To My Heart Blog.  This is a great read on taking pictures.
     At Convention, Chari presented this to us and it was great!   As she’s the owner of Persnicky Prints for printing your photos, it’s logical to discuss the need or why of printing photos.  It’s about how a picture has more meaning and value as a printed picture than as jpeg. Our pictures are in danger of being in the abyss of black hole of a hard drive. As we go through our busy lives, we take pictures all the time. And they get compiled on a hard drive somewhere, IF we are that organized. Not printed. Just out there. In the black abyss of jpegs.
     Someone may or may not discover them. The stories are untold. In our busy, picture-taking world, it’s very important that we stop and print our pictures for this reason.. That we give them meaning, a voice, and celebrate the “why”. Put them on our walls.  Scrapbook them some how.  It’s so very important because who else can tell your story but you?  And how else tells your family’s story, but you?
     I’m so reminded of the importance of this with the passing of my friend, Michelle Barrett. When I was new to the area, a mutual friend of ours, Lisa Smith, coordinated a monthly scrapbooking group.  For a several years, I taught classes to them and then joined them to scrap afterwards when I could.  I watched Michelle’s kids grow up. Their first steps. Watched the Disney trips. The pool project.  Baseball.   All through the pages of her scrapbooks. Michelle had a wonderful smile, quick wit, and an infectious laugh.  She’d also tell you how it was.
     This group of ladies celebrated many milestones together in this little room, once a month, for years.  They shocked me with the most awesome baby shower a girl could hope for with things you actually need, not what you think you need, LOL.  Especially when you are in the military and your entire family is on the West Coast.  They were there to answer the questions I had and to help me out.   I met other friends through them who played different roles in my life.  In the process of scrapbooking our lives, we supported each other.  We did life together.
     In her passing, I’m reminisce on these memories.  She’s my age.  We have kids that still need to grow up.   These facts alone are hard to grapple with.  The possibility or reality of leaving your family before you see them grown brings tears to my eyes as I type this.  I think of how grateful I am that I got to spend the time I did with Michelle.  How grateful her family will be in the years to come for the time, hard work, money invested in those scrapbooks.   How they will have those books to look through when they miss her so much.  How they will have those wonderful family vacations to remember.  How much their Mom/Wife loved them.  Michelle leaves us too soon.  Her scrapbooks are here forever to tell her story.
     I look at the volumes of scrapbooks we have.  I look at all of SG’s scrapbooks from ZooTastic.  I started scrapbooking because we found pictures in my Grandmother’s house, after she passed, with not a lot of information available.  They are a box.  My Dad passed away a few years ago.  That same box and more are there with even less information.   Jeff and I, our lives are preserved in many albums for SG.  SG loves to look them.  Jeff takes his Tiger Album to different places to share (okay, to show off his tiger training days). We love to laugh, remember, and sometimes, cry, over moments in our lives.  I know when I’m gone, they will have these books that tell all of our stories.
     This is why I scrapbook.  So print those pictures.  You are valuable.  Find the best way you to tell your story.  There are so many options.  If you need help, I’m here to help you.   If you want company, I work at my house on Tuesday and Thursdays and one weekend a month.  You can join me to crop.  I don’t charge for the space.  I love company.  Just tell your story with another person creates more memories.  All of this is priceless.

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Have you checked it out?

 Have you checked out it out?

I’m talking about the new Annual Inspirations?  If not, watch this great YouTube to view it:

 

Get your copy of the Annual Inspirations today by ordering it for $6.00 from my website.  If you’ve been part of my online ordering group, ordering over $100 this past 6 months, guess what?!  You’ll be getting yours in the mail FREE as a thank you for your loyalty.

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I’m sure you feel in love with all the new products when you checked it out (the Annual Inspirations)!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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