Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

 Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

This layout was inspired by a layout made by my friend Jennifer Smith.  You can check her layout here.  The file for this does not open but I created my own and will share at the end.  Using the Make Waves Workshop Your Way, this is the first of three layouts I’m creating using the CTMH Cricut Cartridges, especially You Are Here.

This is done with the Make Waves Workshop Your Way plus some extra cardstock – Bashful, Pacifica, Charcoal, Vellum, Black, Willow, Emerald, Espresso, Lemon, and Glacier.  I used Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to create the splatter effect on the papers.  You can make your own mist with our bottles which normally I do when I don’t want it to be shimmery.  I’ve run out of the pearl paint we used to sell to make it all shimmery and have yet to find a good replacement for it.  Any suggestions?

Here are some close ups of different elements:

Love the layers in here between the all the elements.  The clear Shimmer Brush adds some fun to the angel fish.  The eyes are done with Black Pearl Paint.

The Make Waves Shimmer trim is just amazing.  There are three different shades of the tropical blue-greens you see in the oceans down around Florida.  Use a piercing tool to put the crease the palm trees and ink to distress those edges  so they show up.  Such a simple way to give dimension to the leaves.

 

Scalloped Shells are made with Bashful and Pixie Cardstock (both on sale right now).  Shadowing in them is from the Bashful Shimmer Brush.   What I did not have pictures of is the added bling put on after the layouts were photographed.  I put the Bashful Pearls on the shells and used several of the  glitter gems from the Make Waves Sequins and Gems collection all through the layout.  It was the perfect finishing touch.

Design Space File: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/83770608

Note on this.  I create my layouts with all the cuts.  I don’t cut the square and rectangle pieces because I can cut them more economically with a straight edge cutter.  Just hide the pieces you don’t want to cut.

February things to keep in mind so you don’t miss out:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Hope this layout brings back some great memories of you being able to relax on an island vacation!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Step Right Up, get this special, and an Urgent Alert!

Step Right Up, get this special, and an Urgent Alert!

February – March 2018 Product Special

Two specials in one month with Step Right Up joining Pretty in Pink.  Take advantage of an exclusive, limited-time offer that is sure to delight crafters of all ages! Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own:

D1789 My Acrylix® Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) $17.95

Recommended blocks: 1″ µ 1″ (Y1000), 1″ µ 3K” (Y1002),
2″ µ 2″ (Y1003), 1″ µ 6K” (Y1005) 3″ µ 3″ (Y1006),
2″ µ 3K” (Y1009), 2″ µ 6K” (Y1010))

Or you can purchase the set as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount, almost 30% off! Order yours today before this deal leaves town!

 

Step Right Up Bundle contains:

D1789 My Acrylix® Showtime Stamp Set
1386 Black Cardstock (2 sheets)
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock (2 sheets)
X5961 Saffron Cardstock (2 sheets)
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock (2 sheets)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock (2 sheets)
Z3365 Gold Foil Paper (2 sheets)
Z3371 Gold Pearls
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim

Other products that will work well with this kit:

  • Black Glitter Paper
  • Red Glitter Paper
  • Metallic Pens
  • Star Thin Cuts
  • Pennant Thin Cuts
  • Black Shimmer Trim
  • Gold Shimmer Trim
  • Flourishes Stamp Set

CMTH is definitely sharing the love this month with specials!  Pretty in Pink is 25% to 30% off.  It’s the time to stock up.

Urgent Alert:

Very Urgent! I’ve been working with Susan editing and she just got done with this Fundamental Card Workshop.  THEN we received the update from the Home Office about the availability of the Fundamental Paper Pack. The workshop creates 120 cards.  Anyway…the workshop uses this Collection from the Annual Idea Book. The Enchantment Fundamentals paper pack has LESS THAN 100 left available (it will be retired upon its depletion!) So if you would like to be able to create the workshop below you MUST order immediately!View Fundamental Pack Here

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Step right up and get these specials.  Make sure to join the Happy Mail group when you check out so you can get some fun surprises in the mail.  =)

Thank You with Sunny Thoughts

Thank you with Sunny Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards you can get for free when you purchase the February Stamp of the Month (SOM) for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!  It’s cut and ready for you to stamp.  The bright colors of the Make Waves Paper Pack and Make Waves Sequins and Gems make these cards wonderful to send off to brightening someone’s day.

I’m in love with the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  It’s teal color has green and blue sparkles added into the sparkle and I can’t get enough of it.  Instead of using Silver Shimmer Trim, I opted to use the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  Look how good it looks!

Check out the amazing Make Waves Collection:

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Happy Wishes on Valentine’s Day

Happy Wishes on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day.  If you are not spending it with your favorite loved one, I hope you are planning to spend time with friends or having  special day to celebrate you!  Created with the Bashful Glitter Paper (on sale), this simple card sends a sweet message to a new couple for happy wishes on their special day.

Pink is not really my color.  Since Pretty in Pink in the special this month, I’m doing some creating with pink.  The pink glitter paper along with the silver paper creates a very elegant look.

With the silver paper, emboss it with the rose embossing folder.  It was really bright so I took a piece of vellum and embossed it so it matched the silver paper.  This softened up the look immensely and I was really pleased with the look.

The sentiment is from one of the Circut Artfully Sent stamp sets.  I love the this sentiment stamp set.  Matting the sentiment piece on some silver gave the card just enough of the shiny bling.  Add the Bashful Pearls (also on sale!) to finish the card off.

Pick up the Bashful Glitter Paper and Bashful Pearls on sale this month:

 

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Happy wishes for you day.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Have A Sunny Day with Making Waves

Have a Sunny Day with Making Waves

Here is a very simple card using a black and white base, a sentiment stamp, some Cricut cut butterflies, and some embellishments.  The font of the sentiment stamp is nice and thick. It stands out well as the sole stamp on this card.

The butterflies are from Close To My Heart’s exclusive Circut Cartridges, Artbooking and Artisty.   The embellishments are from the Making Waves Sequin and Gem’s collection.

The Bashful Shimmer Brush was added over the top of the Making Waves background and texture paper.  This shimmers through the butterfly cut-out on top of the base.  It’s very subtle bling.  This card will be on the Card Buffet this Spring.

 Don’t forget the Pretty in Pink Sale!

All things pink are on sale 25-30% off.  Bundles are the best deal so don’t miss out.  Some of the pink is already gone.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  It promises to be fairly warm today.  Maybe we’ll see some sunny weather to dry out all that rain we’ve gotten over the last 48 hours.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Special Thoughts

Special Thoughts

Everyone needs a box to keep those special letters or notes in.  I had some flowers left over from Love Letters (last month) and I have a stash of these cute boxes that open up. Combined, it came out quite well.  Paint up the box with some acrylic paint.

Using the letters that are left over to put “special thoughts”.  Add the flowers around.  Liquid Glass helps the flowers and letters stay on better.   I have some extra vellum butterflies from another project and added that on as well.

While Love Letters is over, you can make all of these flowers with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  It’s a great purchase with over 700 images on it plus $54 worth of stamps and $14.50 in paper included in the bundle.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Take some time to create a special thought box for yourself or another friend.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Check out this simple card using Chelsea Gardens Paper and the February SOM – Sunny Thoughts S1802. Use your Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and the circle stamping.  Juniper is the ink color for stamping the sentiment.

The card design is simple.  Cut a panel base of 4″ x 5.25″ of Juniper cardstock.  Choose your favorite background and texture patterns from the paper packet.  Even though these colors in Chelsea Gardens are “cool” colors, they speak of Spring and sunny days to me.  I am so ready for Spring right now.

Finish off the card with the Light Gray Ribbon and some embellishments.  Take a look at the embellishments.  They are the Chelsea Garden Dots and Gems.  Look at how they are marbled!  This is the first time we’ve had gems like this and I hope to see more in the future.

Best Deal:

Purchase the February SOM Sunny Thoughts  for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase and get this card kit free.  It’s cut and ready for stamping.  There are 5 cards in each kit.

I did my cards a little differently for fun and this will be the kit contents.  Making Waves Shimmer Trim instead of Silver.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  I hope you are having a sunny day.  Looks to be sunny here even if it’s cold.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Star Cards

Star Cards

Check out these awesome star cards!  Just love them.   They have been popping up all over the boards so I just had to try and make them.  The inspiration for them comes from this YouTube video:

I did the template version and then hopped over to Design Space to create a cutting file for this.  Probably will add one of these cards to the Card Buffet so I need it to be able to cut fast.  In addition, I made it so it will fit in an A5 envelope for convenience sake.  The first card is made with Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack and the Chelsea Garden Cardmaking Stamp Set.  Beautiful.  All the stamping is done on vellum and heat embossed with silver.  Use the Shin Han Touch markers to color the vellum pieces.

The second card is made with the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack.   The coffee cups and sentiment are cut from the Cricut so there is no stamping on this card.  Gimme Some Sugar looks wonderful with the kraft papers.

I’ll come back and do a longer post on the hows.  The cards were so fun and easy once in Design Space I just had to share.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Truly a fun card, this star card is sure to wow your friends.  Be sure to catch the next card buffets because there will be only 10 cards!   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

You Are the Sunshine Shakers

You Are The Sunshine Shakers

The February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts is a wonderful stamp set.  I had this vision of creating a shaker card with the sentiment “You are the Sunshine in My Pocket” with a sunshine shaker.   You can see why from the sentiments in this set:

I ended up creating a 2 cards for this, using two different options.   The first one was creating using the Design Space and the sunshine overlay from Artbooking.    Cut out the overlay at least 14-15 times to create the shaker.    The idea comes  from Jennifer Mcquire and some shaker ornaments she made.  She did hers with a die.  For mass production, I prefer using Design Space!

It’s a little tedious to glue all the layers together.  The look you get is well worth it.  You can make any image you want to cut out multiple times and make a great shaker from it.  Get the acetate from Staples in a box of transparencies.    They work great and are inexpensive. Cardstock is Black, Lemon, and Tangerine, all CTMH.  Fill with Queen and Company toppers.   Use a sponge dauber to swirl around Lemon ink on the sentiment to give it some depth and color.

The second shaker is made using Queen and Company’s sunburst foam card front and die:

The Making Waves  purple paper went on top with Lemon cardstock as the base.  The Lemon cardstock shows through like rays of sunshine and the yellow toppings added some bling and shake to it all.   The purple/white dots background and texture paper really makes the Lemon pop.  The large circle die from CTMH cuts the circle for the sentiment but you can use the circle from Art Philosophy (if you have it) or Access, and cut at 2.5″.  Distress the circle with Lemon ink and a sponge dauber.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Catch this sunshine of a stamp set.  It’s sure to brighten someone’s day.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

New Clearance and Free DS Butterfly Mobile Download

New Clearance and Free DS Butterfly Mobile Download

They have posted up some new Clearance items.  Like sequins for $2.00 (vs $4.00).  Get it while supplies last because I promise some of the items will fly off the shelves!  =)  These orders count towards getting free workshop guides from over 30+ available and Happy Mail if the orders are over $25.00 in product!  Order $50 in clearance items, add the February Stamp of the Month on for $5.00 and get a free 5-card card kit!

Butterfly Mobile Instructions and Design Space Download!

CTMH has provided us the following files to download for this month only.  Please download them so you have them to create these projects now or at a future date!  Don’t reinvent the wheel and we want to encourage CTMH to continue to provide these options for us.  More downloads = convincing them this is a fantastic idea!!

Butterfly Mobile Directions

DS File for Butterfly Mobile

Don’t forget to get your Pretty in Pink Butterfly Bundle to create this.

 

Check out this YouTube for making it:

 February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy the clearance and these free downloads.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!