Archives for January 2018

Last Day

Last Day – January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM S1801 Bloom and Grow for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out. Even if you join my team on my downline, when you purchase the SOM each month for $5.00, you can get these kits free. 
  • Love Letters.  Get these super cute letters for your home, craft area, or to make as a gift.  We still have the letters we did for SG’s room as an infant.  She loves them and we’ve never taken them down.  Buy 5 and get 1 FREE.   Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in January and get a FREE Love Letter.  There are a few other freebies from me.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album – I just loaded more workshops) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  This is the last day to take advantage of these awesome letters.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

You’re The Best

You’re The Best

I created this card for a swap and it’s also on the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Because mass production was involved, I’ve created a Design Space file to ease my cutting.   The paper pack used is Gimme Some Sugar (how cute is that?) along with Zesty Best.

The image is watercolored with ink pads: Lemon, Juniper, Tangerine, and Blossom using a small round watercolor pen.  I love that it’s loaded with water and you wipe it off a few times between different colors.  While closed, squeeze the top of the lid to the ink pad and open.  You’ll have ink in the top of the lid on the palette for watercoloring.   I did a “swipe” method, where I just swiped the color on and did not worry about getting the entire area covered.  If I wanted a little more color for shading, I did a smaller swipe.  There are some white highlights here and there.  There is a more whimsical look that goes well with the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack.

Once dried, take the Gold Shimmer Brush and go over the fruit, berries, and word “Best”.   Add a few bitty sparkles to the card and it done.   If you want to create this card and purchase the supplies (stamp set and paper pack) from me, I’m happy to supply you with the Design Space file.   If your order is over $25.00, you’ll be eligible to get Happy Mail and a free workshop guide from my collection (see my FB group to see them all).  I’ve just added 5 more and 3 more on the way.

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  You’re the best customers ever.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Let Love Grow

Let Love Grow

This card can be used to celebrate anywhere that you see love growing.  Using the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack(retired), White Shimmer Paper, Memento Black Ink and a Shin Touch Marker Sap Green, you can create this card.  The Whimsy Paper Pack will make it easy to to switch color combinations around to match weddings, baby showers, engagements, any event where love is growing.

 

 

To make this card:

  • Cut 1″ off the front right side of the card.  Place your striped paper (5.5″ x 2″) on the left side of the card with a 5.5″ x 1/2″ strip of the white glitter paper.  There should be a white edge of the card about .75″ to the cut part.
  • On the inside of the card, mount the polka dot paper (5.5″ x 1.5″) on the right side.  This shows through because you’ve trimmed off the 1″ from the top of the card.
  • Stamp the “Good Seed Co” on a one of the watercolor background papers.  Stamp “Let Love Grow” in the center.   Color in the leaves with the Sap Green marker and mount on the Sweet Leaf card stock.
  • Mount this so that it’s over hangs the cut off part of the card.  It’s centered.

 

Add a few bitty sparkles through out the sentiment piece to add a little bling.  Simple and fun.  The January Stamp of the Month S1801 Bloom and Grown is awesome!!

 

 

When you purchase it for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you’ll not only get Happy Mail, you’ll get this FREE card kit.  It’s all cut and ready to stamp to get your creating going.  =)   The guide will be emailed to you to create the cards.

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy creating this “Let Love Grow” card.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

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!!

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!!

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!!

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!

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!

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!