Rainbow Love

Rainbow Love

This sunburst card was inspired by our sale “Create a Rainbow”.  Did you see the price of a pack of rainbow cardstock?  Anyway, I can never have enough paper (well, my darling husband would disagree with me) and picking up a couple of packs lets me create some beautiful projects!  Grab your own pack and create this card!

 

 

 

 

Cut the strips 1″ by 5″ and 1″ x 7″.   Then you’ll cut those diagonally so you have several triangles.  The base for the sunburst is 5″x 3 3/4″.  The black base is 5 1/4″ by 4″.  Lay out the rainbow and glue down.  Trim off the around the edges and mat on the black.

 

Stamp the girl from the June Stamp of the Month, A Bushel and A Peck S1806.   Color in with Shin Touch markers.

She’s darling.  While SG would never wear a dress, she reminds me of her with the crazy hair and sweet smile.  =)  After you color, fussy cut out leaving a 1/4″ border of white.  Mount on black and fussy cut out leaving black border.  Mount in the upper right corner of the card using 3D foam tape.

Stamp the sentiment “I love you a bushel and a peck” on white cardstock and mount on black.  Adhere to the card base.

Add embellishments as you see fit.  I found some red enamel hearts and left over Florence Sequins to use.   Love to see your rainbow cards!  To encourage rainbow projects, here’s a great workshop you can get free when you purchase $25.00 of product from my website:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Enjoy a creative day!

 

 

 

 

Let’s Go Fishing

Let’s Go Fishing

I love this card and one of my card swappers, DeAnn B, created it.  DeAnn did an amazing job.   Looks so very simple on the outside, right?  When you open it, you get this:

 

Don’t you just love it?  It’s so fun and unexpected.  I’m working on a diagram and another card to post to share.  All the products used are from the Fresh Air Collection.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my corner of the internet.  Hope you enjoy the “Go Fishing” card.  =)

 

 

You Are Here

You Are Here

Here’s a card using the Fresh Air paper and some of the new stamps available in the SE2.  The set I used works with the “You Are Here” Cricut Cartridge.  The Design Space file is included in the post.  The US is cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  The stamping done in Espresso along with the distressing around the edges of the map.

The sentiment above is in the You Are Here cartridge.  Below is using the font on the cartridge.  I cut it out three times, gluing the different layers.  The bottom layer is cut from the Espresso cardstock and offset to look like a shadow.  The technique is great, looks fantastic, but I don’t recommend it for mass production!  It might be drive you a little insane.

This is the stamp set, D1778 US Vacation used:

This is the Fresh Air Paper Pack:

Free Design Space File:

Design Space File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/91675136

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  You are here and I’m so glad you are.here.   Have a creative day!

Create a Rainbow, Dad is Rad, and more!

Create a Rainbow, Dad is Rad, and more!

There are a few things happening with CTMH in June.  I’m excited to share all the fun to be had with CTMH.  School will be out soon.   Father’s Day is around the corner, and summer will be here before we know it.   Let’s take a look:

Dad Is Rad – May 15 – June 30, 2018 Exclusive Product Offering

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad special features the exclusive Rad Dad stamp set and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop kit include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

Create the Rainbow – June 2018 Monthly Special

During the month of June, add color to your cardmaking and scrapbooking with the Create the Rainbow special! This special features exclusive cardstock bundles, individual spools of Fundamentals ribbon, and select embellishments at 25% off the retail price. You can pick and choose the colors that fit your projects best. As you create the rainbow yourself, add an extra splash of color with the special’s exclusive Be a Rainbow stamp set (D1813).

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than July 5, 2018), you can choose one Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle, FREE. That’s up to a $9.95 value, totally free!

 

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in June can choose one Create the Rainbow cardstock bundle, FREE. That’s up to a $9.95 value, totally free!

A Bushel and A Peck S1806 – June 2018 Stamp of the Month

This fun, cute set is wonderful.  I’m so excited to get a cute girl!  She’s so sweet.  One of SG’s Aunts tells her that she loves SG “a bushel and a peck with a hug around the neck!”.  Get ready for some fantastic art work.  We’ve had a lot of fun with this set.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $7.95 or a deal, $5.00, with a minimum qualifying purchase of $50.00! 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 15
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Fresh Air – June Collection of the Month

Calling all outdoors peeps even if outdoors means your deck!  This paper is light, refreshing and ready to help you preserve all of your fun activities this summer or from past summers.  The patterns are a wood grain, forest scene, leaves, with light, airy colors accented with New England Ivy, Nutmeg, and Toffee. Perfect for preserving those campfire memories.

 

There are a couple of great workshops for Fresh Air that you can chose from.   When you purchase the product from me, you can have your choice.  I’m headed off to Convention at the end of June and I can’t wait to see all of my friends in Las Vegas!!  We have so much fun.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  You have a rainbow of choices in June for fun, creative stuff.

RIP and Some Fun Cards

RIP and Some Fun Cards

RIP to my laptop of 14 years.  It’s really amazing how you become so comfortable with the keyboard and how things are set up on one computer.  I knew that I needed to upgrade because my laptop’s hardware was too old for the new stuff coming out.  It’s hard to say goodbye to an old friend so I’ve just kept hanging on. Then we found this:

 

Somehow, after 14 years, it’s clear that the computer has been dropped or hit to break off a corner.  You can’t open it without substantially damaging the top part of the computer.  Which we had to do so we could backup all the information and get it ready to transfer to a new laptop.  Back to trying to blog on a phone!

In the mean time, I’ve created a few cards with the “Dad Is Rad” kit for fun.  My first card is a “Hidden Corner” card (instructions in my Linda Creates Special Peeps Customer Group):

 

Open it up and you get this:

 

My next card is a “Sliding” card (instructions will be posted in the group).  This is a simple, fun card which you can very easily make:

 

I used a few other stamp sets for this card.  All fitting to celebrate your Dad.  I did a FB live on my FB Page about this card.  You can catch that for more details.

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  RIP to my old computer and hello to a new one.  Have fun with “Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!

 

Dad is Rad

Dad is Rad

Exclusive Product Offering – May 15 – June 30, 2018
 
We love Dad (for the most part) and here is a great kit to celebrate him. “Dad Is Rad”. You can get the full kit for $29.95 (normally $41.67) or just the stamp set for $17.95
 
To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!
Don’t forget about all the other great projects for this month!

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  Celebrate Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!

 

Postcard Perfect and Beyond

Postcard Perfect and Beyond!

I thought May was going to be a slower month around here, however, CTMH has shown me otherwise!  LOL.  Of course being gone the 4 times over the past 6 weeks for several days at a time, has created a time crunch for me.  This is National Scrapbooking Month and I’m so loving this paper pack and the workshops I’ve helped proof from Studio Sus and some of my other favorite artists.  Here’s Monica from the Corporate Office sharing the collection:

Get ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Postcard Perfect Collection! This special feature is a collection of coordinating products:

  • an exclusive paper pack – $14.95
  • stamp set – $17.95
  • cardstock combo pack – $9.95
  • Cut Above®layout kit.  – $24.95
  • Save 20% when you purchase the Postcard Perfect product bundle, which includes all this month’s featured items in one convenient bundle. $53.95 USD
  • Save 20% with 4 different kits including an album, Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit, Journaling Pen, and Adhesive – $51.95 USD

PLUS – purchase any of the products totaling $25 and you can choose one of 6 different workshop guides I have available:

  • Tina L Scrapbooking – 3 Layouts
  • Jacqui P Cardmaking – 20 cards – 10 patterns – 2 of each.
  • Melissa Laverty Everyday Album Workshop
  • Studio Sus – Scrapbooking – 8 layouts
  • Studio Sus – Cardmaking –
  • Kelly F – Scrapbooking
  • option from the 3 workshop guides I have – 2 for scrapbooking and 1 for cards! Purchase $75 of product and you’ll get all three free!!

Check out my Workshop Page or my Linda Creates Special Peeps Group on FB to see all of these great workshops.

For Hostesses: Hostesses can receive a FREE Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit when their party order reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards.

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in May will receive the Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit FREE in their New Consultant Kit.  The New Consultant Kit is $75.00 and worth $212.  Add on the Cut Above for $24.95 and you’ve got an amazing deal – $236.95 for $75.00 – 70% off!  Other great reasons to join CTMH:

  • 22% – 35% off all your orders
  • Exclusive 1st DL group for all sorts of fun
  • Part of a large creative community with my uplines
  • All your crafting is tax deductible
  • Crafting is a great way to spend time with your friends
  • Everyone loves a handmade gift (and it saves you money too)

Seasonal Expressions 2 is Live!

Place your online order today and have it added to your order for FREE!!  =)  There are four new, amazing paper packs to help celebrate Summer and our memories.  Click on the picture above to view the Seasonal Expressions 2 online.

Stories by Stacy is finally here!

I’m very excited and will be looking through my past online orders to see who will be one of the lucky 5 peeps to get spoiled by me!  Check this out:

So this is a brand new project and I’m going to be reaching out to five customers who are willing to dedicate some time creating these albums and doing a FB Live in my group showing off your mini-book and sharing your thoughts on this new product line.  You will be my live product testers!

Classic Summer Bash S1805

 

May Stamp of the Month (SOM)

I love jar images for stamps.  There is so much you can do with them. It’s been a bit since we’ve had an invitation stamp set so this is good timing.  Use this set to create invites for a late Spring or Summer party.  Use the invite piece for any party. Use the other stamps for so much more.  You can purchase the set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00 of product.  When you get the set for $5.00, you’ll get the SOM Card Kit for free!

 

Set of 25
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 4″ × 5″ (Y1012)

Featured Paper Pack – Beautiful Friendship

Isn’t this just amazing?  It’s the first of 4 new paper packs in the Seasonal Expressions.  By default of the tea paper, stamps, and compliments, it will be my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by to see all that is new in May.  Enjoy this Postcard Perfect Collection.  With all the different workshop you can choose from, you’ll be sure to find it fun and a way to get some great memories scrapped.

Celebrate!

Celebrate!

While I’m up at the Memories Made Here crop, I’m sharing this cute Celebrate card made with Gimme Some Sugar and the April Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1804 Color Your Life.  My pictures are not the best here.  The Peacock Stitched Ribbon and Cork Shapes are so much fun to use.

Bashful Glitter Paper is used to add some bling.  I have used this paper more than I thought I would because it’s a pale pink and I’m not really a “pink girl”.  Prefer bolder, brighter colors to bring in happiness.  The softness of the Bashful color provides a very subtle, elegant look to cards and pages, which works well for babies, weddings, and more.

The sentiments in this stamp set are great.  Large enough to use for scrapbook yet usable as shown above for cards.  Some of the letters are designed to be colored, which is very popular right now.   You can see this in the free layout kit you’ll get when you purchase this stamp set for $5.00.

Did you know you can take the bottom border and use it to make baseball stitching?  One of the joys of acrylix stamps is they are flexible and you can create a curve in them when you place them on the block before you stamp.  I’m going to create a card showing this for Monday.  Using the same card design, you can change the look by changing the paper (part of the fun of two-sided background and texture papers)!

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  This is the last April 24 hour Flash Sale and it ends today at 2pm EDT!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  If you are a consultant, you’ll get an additional discount!  Shop Now!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 .  Celebrate   Have a creative day!

 

On The Road Again and Cardz TV

 One the Road Again and Cardz TV

Wow…I’ve been on the road doing events for the past several weeks making blogging rather hard to do.   Car is packed, trailer loaded, product priced, and we are headed out to see everyone at the Harbor Scrapbooking Crop in PA.  Can’t wait to see many of you in a few hours for those joining us on Thursday for cropping.

I’m sharing this great video done by my friend, Mary from Cardz TV.  She did such a super cute job with Stargazer!

Cardz TV features Stargazer

 April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team:  $75 = $354 in April!!  How?  The kit is worth $212.00 plus receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00.  Joining my first downline?  There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 .  For those of you on the road this afternoon with me, I’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Mary’s great cards!   Have a creative day!

 

 

Be Kind

Be Kind

The Stamp of the Month, S1804 Color Your Life, has some wonderful sentiments in it.  Ones we can definitely use in our lives as encouragement.  I always send SG out the door with  “Remember to be kind” when she’s off to conquer the day.

Using this Gimme Some Sugar paper pack and the SOM, you can create this fun card.   Other elements of the card comes from few other elements in the Gimme Some Sugar Collection and Bashful Glitter Paper.

Don’t forget, when you purchase the SOM for $5.00, you’ll get this great kit of the month free (you’ll receive one of these two layouts):

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 and checking out my “Be Kind” card with the April SOM.  Have a creative day!