Last Few Days Left

Last Few Days Left

This was one of my favorite idea books in 18 years!  I love the cover and the fun collections included.  So crazy to think that 4 months have past.

We have been busy with crops, creating, and family time here. I’ve been working on samples for the upcoming new SE2 that goes live on May 1 and National Scrapbooking Month will be here as well. Wait until you see the great layouts and cards I’ve been working on from Studio Sus.  =)  I’m so excited.  Teacher Appreciation gifts are being worked on. It’s a busy season for sure.  Here are some pictures from the Come and Play Card Buffet, some crafting happening, and some favorite times with the family.

 

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.  Tomorrow is the last 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 .  Enjoy the last few days left of the SE1.   Have a creative day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain or Shine on Sale

Rain or Shine on Sale

Here’s a card made with the Rain or Shine Paper Doll.  This cute set has 2 other stamp sets that you can interchange the clothes with.  Remember the paper dolls as kids?  Here’s a chance to play again.  Best of all, this set is on sale this month with the Die-Namite Sale.

If you have a love for coloring, you can do so much with this set:

 

 

 

Look at the different complexions created by coloring.  Love that you can do this.  Make this card for any friend.  Rain or Shine Doll will also work great for scrapbooking pages because it’s large enough to be an excellent embellishment.

Check out the Die-Namite Sale.  It’s Die-Tastic!

Most dies are 25% off.  Some bundles are 30% off.

 

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 all make my business and I’m grateful for you.  Have some coloring fun with the Rain or Shine doll while getting it 25% off this month.   Have questions?  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.

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!!

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!!

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Here’s a fun easel card using S1801 Bloom and Grow, the January Stamp of the Month(SOM).  Using the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack, the Adventure Ribbon Pack, and the Lagoon ink, you can create this card too.  I love this paper pack, ink color, and SOM:

 

To make this:

  • Take your basic card base – 4.25 X 5.5.
  • Score the top of the card at 2 1/8″ and make a mountain fold.
  • Cut Lagoon cardstock piece at 1 7/8″ x 4.25″; Cut the Lagoon watercolor rose pattern paper at 1 5/8″ x 4.25″.  Adhere to the bottom of the front of the card.
  • Put a piece of the Lagoon ribbon in the center.  You can wrap around and tie off or cut a length about 6 1/4″ and glue dot on the backside of the front.  Glue dot on either side where you want the tie.  You should have a piece sticking up. Cut and tie off.
  • Cut another Lagoon cardstock piece 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and a White Daisy piece at 3″x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in lagoon in the center.  Assemble.  Attach on bottom part of the card only, about 1/2″ from the left side of the card.  If you tape to the top part of the fold, the card will not fold.
  • Make easel button with 1″ and 1/2″ circles and use Enamel and Glitter Duos in the center.  3D Foam Tape it up so that it will hold the fold up.

 

Remember, this month only, you can get this card kit, cut and ready to stamp, when you order the SOM for $5.00 with your $50.00 purchase!  =)

 

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get try to bloom where you are!

You Warm My Heart

You Warm My Heart

My goodness, after waking up yesterday to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, this card is perfect!  It’s sure to warm your heart up and I love the color family to depict cold.  Using some blues (to go with COLD) and one of my favorite, retired stamp sets from CTMH, I created this fun card.  I think the paper came from Lily of the Valley.  The card base is made from Espresso (how appropriately named for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop) cardstock, 6″x 6″ – a 12″ x 6″, scored at 6″ and folded in half.

The cup is 2nd generation stamped in Pacifica, then silver heat embossed.  Same with the steam.  Fussy cut them both out.  Use a liquid glue and prisma glitter on the steam to make it all sparkly to go with the snowflakes on the purple background and texture paper.  Mount on the stitched circle (Simon Says Stamp).   “You warm my heart” is stamped in Black Archival Ink.

Cut various sized pennants from left over paper.  Those cute little snowflake sequins are from Kat Scrappiness!  Their iridescent look is so fun and compliments the prisma glitter on the steam.   Those wonderful purple glitter gems are a sneak peak at what’s coming in January from CTMH.   The other glitter gems are retired CTMH.  You’ll want to check those out for sure.  I promise super cute, fun paper to match them!!  😉

Stamp the inside of the card with Pacifica.  2nd generation the cup and then 1st generation with the words over the top.  I just had to add the prisma glitter on the steam!  It makes it more fun!  Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. You all warm my heart as you stop by to check out my cards.  I hope you’ve got some hot coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.