Builders Board

Builders’ Board

SG had a project to be an inventor.  I created a bulletin board to celebrate all of the student’s work.  It was so fun to read all of the different ideas they can and how they created inventions!  This is not my most creative board as I was trying to capture some different words they used to describe what they did.

Thank goodness for the Cricut and having all these different fonts and images to use to make the board more interesting.

 

Are these ideas just amazing for 3rd graders?!  I’m so blessed that I have the time to volunteer and help out.  I thank CTMH for the ability to be my own boss so I can have the time to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom.

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  I’m so proud of all the kids and excited to make the Builders’ Board   Have a creative day!

 

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.

Sunshine Thank You

Sunshine Thank You

Wow, what a crazy flash sale and I’m so glad to see so many take advantage of a great sale.  Creating this Sunshine Thank You was so much fun and easy too.  Using Design Space and an overlay from ArtBooking and the February SOM Sunshine Thoughts, you are ready to go.

The overlay actually has a sun on it.  Do have the stamp pop out, it’s covered up.  Using Black on this layout, the bright Tangerine and Lemon cardstock really stands out.

Use 3D Foam tap to give dimension to the card and have the sentiment pop up.

Use a variety of sequins to add a little bling to the card.  They are CTMH’s Gold Sequins and Queen and Comp’s yellow sequins from her topper collections.  The February SOM S1802 Sunny Thoughts has great sentiments for both scrapbooking and cardmaking:

 

Purchase the February SOM for $5.00 (with a $50.00 order) and get this free Card Kit, cut and ready to stamp!

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  You all make my business and I’m grateful for you.  You are the sunshine thank you!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

TODAY only ALL Physical Cricut Cartridge Sale

Today only -ALL  Physical Cricut Cartidge Sale

All of the CTMH Cricut Cartridges are on sale!  =)  Can you say amazing!!  $69.30 each!  That’s 30% off!  There are 700 images on each cartridges which means it’s $0.10/images.  In Design Space, you can pay $0.99 and up for an image!!  If you don’t have these cartridges, you can’t miss out on this deal!

Did you see the Liquid Glass for $5.57 vs $8.00?  Another must have in your crafting supplies!

Check out the Ribbon Bundle,  Mini Stapler Bundle (if you love my Studio Sus Workshop, you need to have this one), Glitter Paper Bundle (our glitter paper cuts the best in the Cricut) and other tools.

Check out the “Reflection” pattern guide.  If you are starting out scrapping or looking for great ideas, this is the must have book for you.   Need some bling? Look at the “All about the Gold” Bundle.

Carousel bundle for $80.19!  Scrapbook bundles, page protectors and more!  Amazing deals today until 5:00 pm EST!!

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have fun with the Cricut Cartridges Sale plus all the other goodies in this Flash Sale.  Remember, it’s today only.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

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.

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.

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!!

Last 18 Hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Last 18 hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  There are only 18 hours left.  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

We have the digital version of Cricut Hello series (USA, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND) on sale for 30% off!  There are 20-60 layered images on each cartridge so each layered image is between  $0.59  – $0.89 each!  These images can be broken up for use so the cost per images is actually substantially less. You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Hello USA Images here.

Check out the Hello Canada Images here.

Check out the Hello Australia/New Zealand Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code in the mail from CTMH.

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More D-Ring albums.  I have a few on hand where I store pages that need to go  into post bound albums.  I call them my “work in progress” albums.  Basic Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Only 18 hours left on this great sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

 

 

 

 

 

Ends at Midnight! You Are Here Digitial Cricut Collection and MORE on sale!

Ends at Midnight!  You are Here Digital Cricut Collection And MORE On Sale!!

 

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

 

We have the digital version of Cricut You Are Here (a favorite of mine) on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the You Are Here Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More albums in wonderful, neutral colors.  Whimsy Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

We have the digital version of Cricut Artistry on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Artistry Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Here are the other fantastic offerings with our albums (my favorite post-bound ones) and the Ink and Paper  from the Enchantment Color Palette!!  Be sure to take advantage of the great price points that are up to 40% off:

So much to choose from.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.  Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.