Archives for March 2018

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.

Looking for a touch of Spring

Looking for a touch of Spring

Sure hope Spring is out there somewhere!  For those of you who got the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cut dies, here’s a card you can make.  Need to use my stash of extra stuff up.

Retired paper, Georgie, and burlap ribbon, along with using Juniper Paper and Crystal Blue cardstock.. Kraft paper makes a great base for these elements. Stamp in Memento and use Shin Touch makers to color in.  Lightest colors first.

This card will be on the Spring Come and Play Card Buffet!

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. Here’s a touch of spring for you.  Sure hope we’ve seen the last of snow!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Do you have a birthday?

Do you have a birthday?

Here is the card for you.  The March Stamp of the Month (SOM) is a great set for any of us to have because we all have people around us with birthdays.  Using the Stargazer paper pack is great for making a card that is more masculine or for a boy.

Use your journaling pen to doodle around the outside of the card and the sentiment tag.  The Shin Touch Golden Yellow Marker is used to color in the “Happy”.  Remember to use the Memento Ink Pad to stamp anything you plan to color with alcohol markers so you’ll have less bleeding of the black ink into your coloring.

White twine and the Stargazer dots add finishing touches to the card.  Create  your dovetail by following this diagram.  I can’t get things quite right on the diagram.  

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. So when you have a birthday come up, have S1803 Birthday Thoughts on hand to help you out. Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Bittersweet

 

Bittersweet

The past two weeks of March have been bittersweet due to the loss of several pets. Above is my Boo, who joined us in Guam.  He’s been with us over 16 years.   Boo has traveled from Guam and all across the US from in our move to Maryland.  If you were looking for him, you needed not look further than a heater, a guest, or myself.  It will be strange to be without my sidekick.

These cutey patooties are Sunny and JJ.   Sarah Grace added JJ to our household 5 years ago, purchasing him just after Christmas with her own money.  He’s been a delight to have.  JJ loved the kids who attended ZooTastic (our child care program), greeting everyone each morning.  He was very vocal and chatty with us all.  Curious, inquisitive, and loved to be held.  JJ was amazing in allowing Sarah Grace to love on him very hard.

Sunny was quite the character, being a prima donna.  She ruled the herd.  Sunny loved her food and was quite vocal when we fed her.  She was happy to let us know if we were late in food delivery.  Sunny was not the most affectionate in she didn’t like to be held.  She sure loved a good chin scratching.

Both of these piggies were adopted from Anne Arundel SPCA.  JJ was at least 3-4 years of age and Sunny 2 when they made their appearances in our lives.  JJ was over 9 and Sunny, 5, when they crossed the rainbow bridge.

 

At times like this, I find myself seeking solace in the Word.  I’ve also taken a bit up on the Bible journaling.  The “100 Days” starts on April 3 but I was compelled to start earlier.

Grief is a mysterious thing.  Crafting and being in the word helps me feel more grounded along with diffusing some Breathe, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, and a drop of Forgive. Doing the Bible journaling is something I’m exploring.  Here a few things I’ve pages I’ve worked on.

The Inspire Bible is wonderful with coloring areas thrown in through out the Bible.  I love the space for journaling my thoughts as I read and pray.  Life can throw you some bittersweet moments.  I’m blessed to have my crafting and God to help through such moments.

Take care and have a wonderful day,

 

Make Waves

Make Waves

Another layout from the Studio Sus Make Waves Workshop.  It’s hard to write this post as I’m watching it snow outside my window.  It might be March 21, officially Spring, but here in MD, the snow is a falling!

 

Looks so peaceful out there.   Until you listen to the traffic issues and then I’m grateful it’s a snow day and we are home.  It’s great snowman snow and the kids have been busy playing outside.

Back to this bright, fun paper which reminds me that Spring will sometime come and summer too.

Here’s some close ups of parts of the layout:

The workshop guide calls for Bashful Glitter Paper which I did not have on hand.  I did have the retired pack of pink glitter with a piece of pinkish/purple which worked well.   The banners are cut from the thin cut dies that are on sale this month.

The cute little sentiments here come from the compliment pack.  Great sayings.

 

This mermaid is from the “Pictures My Life” sheets of paper.  There are a series of 4×6 and 3×4 cards you can cut out to use as embellishments, journaling blocks, and more.  Here I used her as the embellishment.  I took the Bashful Shimmer Brush and highlighted parts of her with it.  On the bubbles I used the clear shimmer brush but you can’t see it in the picture.

 

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. I hope you love this Make Waves paper like I do.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Celebrate

Celebrate

This is Celebrate card from the free Stamp of the Month (SOM) that you can receive free when you purchase the stamp set for $5.00.  I think this stamp is my favorite “celebrate” because of the shadowing.  It gives the saying some wow without a lot of work.  The term “celebrate” can cover many different events making it very universal.

Use the Memento Black to stamp the image (so you don’t get the bleed if you are using alcohol markers), color in with Shin Han Touch Carmine, and go over the top with Gold Shimmer to add bling.  The journal pen was used to create the doodling.  Nice thing about doodling is you can create your own pattern.

 

The pennants are created by dovetailing the stripes of paper.  Cut in the center of the piece of paper about a half of an inch.  Then cut from each corner in an angle to to the top of the center cut and you’ve got a cute banner.  Use the alpha dry embossing folder (or whatever one you want) to create some different textures in the banners.  Layer the banners so they cross over each other.  Use 3D foam tape to pop up the sentiment banner.  The Stargazer embellishments are great primary colored dots (stock up in these because they are generic enough to use in lots of different projects).

 

Here’s the complete SOM Kit:

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. You can celebrate anything with this card!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

As we march on towards Spring, the Card Buffet has been updated and is ready to go with several new card addition. Take this card for example.  It’s a different twist on shaker cards which are super popular.  Using the Oval Thin Cut dies (on sale 25% off this month or 30% in the bundle) and a 3×4″ Flip Flap, you can make this super cute shaker card.

 

Actually, using the smaller flip flaps to make shaker cards leave them thinner than if you make them with foam tape, shaker shapes, or shaker cups.  This is a nice feature when it comes to mailing them out!  =)

Join us for the Come and Play Spring 2018 Card Buffet!  Here’s a collage of some of the cards to come:

 

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. Mission Control – don’t miss out on this stamp and die set!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Mission Control – We have a sale!

Mission Control – We have a sale!

Mission Control, isn’t this card super cute!  One of my swap players, Amy U, created this card using Stargazer Paper and the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp Set.

Best thing about this stamp and die set is it’s on sale during the month of March!  How awesome is this?!  This set, while whimsical is all boy (although it can be used for a girl).  It’s nice to have this.

The stamp behind the astronaut is from D1733 Splash of Color.  This set is a must have because you can use it to create backgrounds and stop over the top or put an image over the top.

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. Mission Control – don’t miss out on this stamp and die set!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Free Stamp of the Month Workshop

 Free Stamp of the Month Workshop

Check out this amazing free workshop you can get when you order the March Stamp of the Month for $5.00.  The set looks like this:

 

There are five projects – 4 cards and 1 Gift Card Box in the workshop.   Here are the projects:

 Supply Listing

Consumable Supplies: (these are pre-cut and included in the kit you will receive from me)

– Stargazer Paper Pack #X7229B $9.95 (Half package needed)

– Canary Cardstock Pack #Z2843 $14.50 (3 sheets needed)

– White Daisy Cardstock Pack #1385 $9.50 (1.5 sheet needed)

– White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 count bulk pack) #X254 $14.95

– Stargazer Dots (90 pcs per pack.) #Z4143 $3.95 (1/5 pack needed per kit)

– White Twine (10 yards) #Z3216 $2.95 (each 5-project kit requires 96″ of trim – 2 packs needed with left overs)

Non-Consumable Supplies (these are not included in the kit you will receive from me)

March Stamp of the Month ‘Birthday Time‘ #S1803 $5.00

– Appropriate Sized Blocks

Memento Black Stamp Pad #Z899 $7.95

Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2852 $7.95

Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2843 $7.95

Carmine R11 ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2448 $5.95

Golden Yellow Y222 ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2452 $5.95

Alphabet Embossing Folder #Z3346 $8.95

Gift Card Box Thin Cut #Z4150 $34.95 (on sale – $26.21)

Basic Circles Thin Cuts #Z3318 $12.95 (anything to create a 2.5″ Circle will work) (on sale for $9.71)

Piercing Tool Kit (perfect for transporting adhesive backed gems) #Z2046 $6.95

Journaling Pen (optional) #Z2805 $7.95

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. Enjoy this free workshop.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Heart Full Of Wonder

Heart Full Of Wonder

“Heart Full Of Wonder” is the first layout of 6 created in a workshop using Make Wave Workshop Your Way:

The banners on this layout are made with the Banner Thin Cuts Dies, on sale this month – March 2018!  Can’t beat this deal.

Here are some other details of the layout:

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. Enjoy this layout, Heart Full of Wonder, along with the beautiful Make Waves  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.