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.

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!!

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

February 2018 Monthly Special

Love Pink??  Love Pretty in Pink (one of my favorite all time movies).  Here’s CTMH’s Pretty in Pink special for February!!  Up to 30% off the listed items and certain bundles!! They are of course, PINK! Start your planning now.   Discounted items must be ordered via my website through individual orders.  Be sure to attach your order at check out to the Happy Mail Gathering so you’ll qualify for Happy Mail with orders that are $25.00+.

During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!  Contact me to set up your home or online gathering today!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!

Dates: February 1, 2018 (12:01 am MST) – February 28, 2018 (11:59 pm MST)

 

Join My Team

Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit—a $36.30 USD/$45.25 CAD value, totally FREE! For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Color of the Year Bundle (value $36), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, for a total value of $236! That’s 70% off.

Plus, you’ll get some more free goodies from me. Card kits to help you with samples. Help doing your first home gathering or FB show. Lots of extras to support you reaching certain goals CTMH has set. And more! So come on and join the fun. =)

February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

Stamp images outlined in blue coordinate with the Basic Circle Thin Cuts (Z3318), sold separately.

Purchase the S1802 Sunny Thoughts for $5.00 at the $50.00 level and you’ll get this fantastic 5 card kit for FREE:

Paper Pack (s) of the Month:  Making Waves and Whimsy Fundamentals

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

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!!

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!!