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!

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!!

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!!

Tidings of Joy – DS File

Tidings of Joy – DS File

I’m making a few of these cards up for Christmas cards to send out some tidings of joy to a few friends. Working on getting them done and out soon.  =)    The CTMH inspiration:

I created this on Design Space and the file is below.  The stamp set from the Workshop Your Way Joyful Tidings:

The other paper comes from the Silver and Gold Paper Pack and the matching cardstock pack.  I love the gold embossed papers in this pack and it can be used outside of Christmas for sure.    Color in “Joy” in red with the Shin Han Touch Marker Carmine.  I wanted some color added to the card.

I used the Red Enameled Gems to bling up the card along with the gold stars that are cut from the Circut.  Layering the stars adds some great dimension without popping it up too much to provide bulk when mailing.

Supplies you’ll need:

December things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the December SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Through The Year Calendar Kit.  Purchase yours with stamp set and get a free layout (If you got the SOM in November you will not need the stamp set and got this layout last month).  With the purchase of either kit, you’ll get the Studio Sus guides for her amazing workshop that creates 24 pages and 12 month title toppers!  Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in December and get a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit ($75.00 with a total value over $250).  There are a few other freebies from me as well.  =)
  • 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.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I wish you tiding of joy during this season.

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Have another guest artist from our Holiday Swap.  Valerie Jackson did a great job with the October Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes.  There are few different cards posted in the FB group showing how to use this stamp set.  I recreated the card:

 

 

Supplies needed to make:

Dimensions:

  • Black Cardstock – 5.5″x4.25″
  • Cranberry Cardstock – 5.25″ x 4.0″
  • White Daisy Cardstock – 5.0″ x 3.75″
  • Silver and Gold B&T of your choice – cut the same as the White Daisy.  Cut diagonally and adhere the bottom part of the White Daisy.

Directions:

  • Put the gold shimmer trim on the White Daisy panel before you put it on the card.
  • Stamp the image on the donut cricut cut.
  • Color in the berries and leaves with the Shin Touch markers.
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the wreath Cricut cut.
  • Add the bows.
  • Using 3D foam tape, pop up the wreath over the center of the card.  The gold shimmer trim should show through the center of the donut.
  • Add sequins.
  • Use the Stickles to accent over the colored berries, leaves, and in the center of the sequins.

This card is fast and would make a great Christmas card to make in bulk.  Fun elements without being work intensive.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.   With the Design Space file and the October Stamp of the Month, you’ll be able to recreate this Christmas Card.  Have a wonderfully creative day!

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Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray!

My friend, Mary,  from Cardz TV, created this awesome card with the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge!  Check it out.

This is my version of the card:

I created a design space file (hooray for this) for the card. https://design.cricut.com/#/design/71684812  

I used scraps to create this card.  No Worries paper (retired) and a birthday stamp set from CTMH that’s long retire but I love all the different sentiments so I’ve held on to it.  The hill is cut from a Lawn Fawn die.  The Cricut Cartridges are You Are Here and Wild Card.  The silver marker from CTMH’s Gold and Silver pens made the hubcaps, fenders, and handle.  Black Memento ink pad was used for stamping and the Heather ink pad for distressing the edges of the cloud and circle.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Love this “Hip Hip Hooray Card” and Mary does an awesome.   I’d love to see what you create with it!

First day of school

First day of school

Today is Sarah Grace’s first day of third grade!  Time has just flown by.  It’s hard to believe she’s starting her fourth year of school.  As with tradition, there’s the first day of school picture:


Always have to do something for the teachers.  Their marathon has just begun.   Here’s the “Welcome Back to School” gifts for the teachers:


Jeff made these awesome cookies for the teachers.  He is the best baker and I’m so glad he could do that while I made bag toppers for the Ziplock bags. Adding toppers dresses the bag up and is fun to because you can personalize the bag as well as show what occasions it’s for.

Here’s the design space file for this:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/68070047

Basic directions:

  • The base of the topper is 7.5″ x 6″ and cut from Sapphire cardstock.
  • Score at the 3″ mark on the 6″ side and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock 2.5″ x 5.5″ and glued to the base.
  • Cut the Design Space file above out using the colors as you desire.

After creating these, we attached a card to the back of the topper with a “Welcome Back” note to thank SG’s teachers for being a part of her teaching team for the next year.  Teaching is hard work and we appreciate their efforts.  We also want them to know they can contact us for any reason, whether they need classroom supplies or otherwise.

September is a stupendous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.  We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8880 points to go.  18 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot, Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Here’s the first day of school and the kids being back to school.  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Stampaganza’s Back – Woot Woot!!

Stampaganza’s Back – Woot Woot!

July 2017 Monthly Special

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin!  Check out these stamps that are back for this month only!!

Customer: Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!  Shop Now

For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $300 in commissionable sales by August 31, 2017 will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40 — a great incentive for new Consultants!  Join Today

For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40 — a great incentive for potential hostesses to book a party! Hostess orders must be submitted no later than August 7, 2017 to receive this special offer.  Contact Me To Host Your Show

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Featured Paper Pack of the Month:  Prickly Pear

The Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way

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Stamp of the Month: S1707 Storybook Alpha

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Workshops, workshops, and more workshops!

I have added another workshops, Prickly Pear,  that you can choose from. As a customer, you can join my FB group where I’ll have an album up that you can see all the workshops I have for you.  Join FB Group (customers only please).  I’ve changed some things up in the layouts that I made so be watching the blog for that art to post.  You are covered for whatever scrapbooking or cardmaking projects you want to make.

 

Either way, for every $25.00 purchase (before s/h/t), you can choose one of these two workshop or one of the other 6+ that are posted up on my Classes Page.  Be sure to check it out.  When you place the order send me an email letting me know which workshop you’d like to receive.  I’ll email them to you electronically.  Check out the workshops.

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Great Cricut Giveaway Update

Progress is being made slowly and surely towards someone winning a Cricut Air 2!!  We started off in March with 22,500 points left and we are now down to 13,248 with everyone’s orders, my stock orders, and recruits.  Woot Woot!  The gap is closing and I can’t wait until we get to draw for the Cricut Air 2!

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Curious about Essential Oils?

Essential Oils have been life changing for my family and I. Sign up for my educational email to learn a little bit more about them and how they work. *Join Now!*

Join my Cooking with Essential Oils Class on June 5th and 6th at 8pm EDT in my FB Group: You’ve Got Oils Now What?. Join Class  There is no commitment purchase anything. Just to come and learn. =)

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Events

Join us for CropTastic on July 16, Sunday, at 12:00pm – RSVP

Temple Solel’s Summer Crop – July 22 and 23 in Bowie, MD.  Contact me if you are interested in going to this and I’ll put you in touch with the coordinators.

July 31 – Annual Inspiration Retires along with of the of product in it!!  Be sure to check out this retirement list.2017-retiring-list

August 1 – Annual Inspiration 2017-18 – Goes live!  With TONS of fun new product in it.  I’m having a great time tonight working playing with it!

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s up.  Have a great time with Stampaganza in July with Close to My Heart!

 

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Love You More Than Coffee???

Love you More Than Coffee?

Here’s my second card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

This is made using the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge Artistry!  I love being able to create cards like this.  I received a similar card from a downline, Debbie O’Neal, who is a whiz at the Cricut Stuff.  In Design Space, I created this file to make coffee cup cards:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/38515691.  If you do not have the Artistry Cartridge, you can purchase it here (and be in my Great Cricut Giveaway see end of post).

Sugar Rush is the paper for the cup and Kraft Paper was used for the protective wrap.   What goes better with coffee then donuts and Sugar Rush is an awesome paper pack for this.  Using Chocolate Ink, stamp “love you more than” on the wrap.  Distress the edges with Chocolate and sponge daubers.  The stamps and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs.

Take the heart cut out from the Kraft paper and put on the lid.  Use 3-D foam tape on the lid for dimension.  Sugar Rush glitter dots (aren’t they just yummy) add the bling to the card with red enamel hearts inside the hearts.   Come back tomorrow for a Coffee Shaker Card!

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out Love You More Than Coffee Card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 


Always Be You – On Sale and Free Cutting File!

Always Be You – On Sale and FREE Cutting File!

My guest artist today is Linda B, another consultant on my team and participant in the 50 Card Swap.  She did an incredible job with this card and we are using it for our Come and Play Card Buffet.   Butterflies and ladybugs are always unique and different, just as people are.  We all have someone who needs a pick-me-up when times are tough.  Here’s the card for them.  Even a guy would like it.  =)

The stamp set used comes with die cuts. Thank goodness, right?  No fussy cutting!  Best of all, this month you can get this stamp set and dies for $17.95, 25% off!  You make the butterflies and ladybug different colors by stamping on the lighter ink pad color and adding the other colors by rolling the edges of the stamps on the ink pad.  Each one will turn out different, truly making each image and card unique.

The magnifying glass is cut from the Cricut using Basic Shapes of Design Space.  Use transparency sheets which you can pick up from Staples for the center of the magnifying glass.  Use Thin 3D Foam Tape to pop up the magnifying glass so that it’s over the butterfly and ladybugs.   Cut the jar with the Cricut Flower Market (exclusive to CTMH but you could win it this month with my Great Cricut Giveaway event) out of transparency and with the bug patterned paper.  Trim the bug paper to leave the top of the jar clear.  Cutting file at the end of the post.

Adhere the bug paper to the transparency using Liquid Glass.  Add the bow and use Liquid Glass to adhere it to the top of the transparency.  A little got will do.

Use silver our foil tape and the embellishments from the sequin pack to add the finishing touches to the card.  Simple with enough fun to make it special and unique.

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incrediable Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!
  • Here is the cutting file for the card:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/55765947

Thanks for stopping by, remember to always be you and be unique, and have a creative day!!