Montana Memories

Montana Memories

Here’s some of our Montana Memories.  Certainly not all of them.  It’s so hard to leave family and friends and time went fast.   Missoula, Montana should be on everyone’s bucket list.  I’m sharing some of our new memories.  Looking forward to scrapping these memories and pictures.   My goal this year is to get more pictures off the hard drive and into books so we don’t loose the stories.  Here is some of the fun:

 

Yes, zip-lining!! It is scary to start off with and great fun once you learn that you are not going to fall.

One of my favorite things is playing in the creek.  I’m so glad SG loves this too.

Honey Dad hikes the mountain.  Jeff and SG with him, hiking.

 

SG, Uncle Travis, and Aunt Lauren went hiking to Sanders Hot Spring.  This was SG’s first backpacking and overnight.  She had a great time!

Aunt Julie and Cousin Jack came to visit.  A stop of the A Carousel for Missoula is a must as it’s one of the fastest carousels I’ve been on and the hand carved “ponies” are amazing!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Thank you all for being sweet friends of the crafty world.  Have a creative day!

Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

Christmas Eve and Boxing Day

Russian Tea Cups aka Sandies

It’s Christmas Eve.  After posting so much for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop, I’ve not been on all week.    I have had a slew of visitors at my house,  a sick little one (who’s not so little anymore), school activities,  and lots of cookie making going on!  Here’s a few pictures of the fun we’ve been having:

Cream Cheese Cookies

Finn and Huck are positive I need to drop some food for them!

Off to Six Flags for the Christmas Tree lighting and rides!

Main Street in Six Flags

Here’s to Christmas Eve.  From my family to yours, we wish you a wonderful day tomorrow.

Don’t forget the Boxing Week Sale starts on Tuesday Morning!

 

You Are Here An Amazing Cricut Collection

You Are Here An Amazing Cricut Collection

CTMH released it’s newest Cricut Collection, You Are Here:

I’m so excited because this summer has been the summer of road tripping EVERYWHERE!  Here are some of the images from the collection.  There are 700 images on this cartridge!!  Way more images then you normally get with new cartridges these days.

 

Then you have these three great stamp sets, valued at $17.95 each for a total of $53.85:

AND set of the Adventure Cardstock Combo pack, valued at $14.50:

There are also three different extra collections specific to countries!  Come back on Thursday to learn more about those!

Want an even better discount?

Join my team!  Always get 22% off your orders!!  =)  Plus check out the Rewards Your Way special for new consultants this month.  You can pick a Cricut Collection of your choice, the new Thin Cut Alphabet with stamps to match, or a $99.99 product credit!!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 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!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  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.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 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.   Don’t miss out on the last Warehouse Sale!   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!!

Paint Day

Paint Day

To celebrate my friend Monica’s birthday we went to Muse paint in Annapolis and did a paint day party for her. Here’s Laura and I getting ready to create are wood signs we had.  They even serve wine and beer.  =)

Everyone great time just visiting and celebrating her birthday. First we stained in the wood with watered-down acrylic paint.

Then we added words of our choice, I totally went off the rail and did my own thing.  I was thinking about where I actually had space in my house to hang something and it’s pretty much my craft room. So I did mine with this in mind.  My four words were dream, create, share, inspire. We freehand painted the letters. We’re supposed to do arrows but I did this swipe or swish thing at the front and back with the paint. And then I did a doodling outline rather than painting a square around the outside of the picture. I’m rather pleased with how it turned out.

What a great thing to do for someone’s birthday.  We had a great time  just enjoying each other while we get to paint, which is one of Monica’s favorite things to do.

Layout for the day – Prickly Pear from Studio Sus – you can get this workshop with a $25.00 order.  With the directions, you can make 6 different layouts.  Check out the pages and supplies needed in my FB Customer Group or on my Class Page.

 

BOGO for today:

 

I truly believe these emotions blends have SUPER POWERS!  If you haven’t tried these two,  snatch up this BOGO because you will love them!  You can choose your mood with the emotions oils! You no longer have to settle for that waking up on the wrong side of the bed mood…just slap some oils on make your mood better!!

I have worn Passion as a perfume. I get so many compliments on how good I smell. Unlike my old perfumes….I get emotional and stress relieving benefits and more from my oily “perfumes”!!  I love having the Passion in a roller and I have one in my bathroom where I get ready and one in my purse. Passion is also a favorite for when I am scrapbooking because it helps ignite my creativity!

Console….this oil is exactly what it says….consoling. I like having this with me in my purse too because it comes in handy when I am feeling stressed or worried.

TIP: I order spares of Console to have on hand for my friends that experience tragedy and even death of a loved one. More than one friend has later thanked me for gifting this blend to them and told me they don’t know how it works but it really does help them feel better. Nothing can stop a hurting heart completely when dealing with loss but this blend somehow helps you feel that hope and comfort. Sending Console is so much more beneficial to the recipient than sending flowers.

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

  • S1707 – Storybook Alpha is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Stampaganza.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive all 12 of the Month Word Puzzles for FREE (value of $215.00), when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017.  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 Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 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.  Be inspired and head out for your own Paint Day.   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

 

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Traveling and BOGOs!

Traveling and BOGOS

Hi there It’s been a bit since I posted. I’ve had the chance to travel back to the west to Utah, Salt Lake City to be specific. I went to Salt Lake City for the CTMH convention and I’m super excited with all of the fun product that will be coming August 1st . It was very cool to be able to go and get a tour of the close to my heart home office . It’s my first time even though I’ve been with the company for 17 years .

I had a great time playing a game with my daughter and the infamous sticky boy from conventions. The close to my heart home office staff hide Sticky Boys around the convention area for us to find. Sarah Grace’s fascinated with this so we play a game where I take little sticky boys (and girls now)and I post up and ask her “where is sticky boy now?”!

Then coming home for about 48 Hours actually less than. I hopped on a plane to Panama City Florida to meet up with my friend Joanne and help her with her crop in Mississippi. We drove from Florida all the way to Mississippi. It was an amazing trip with her and a friend Doris.

I spent the weekend meeting a wonderful group of ladies at the Crop Connection crop.  They did an awesome job with the theme of “Super Heros”.  The ladies welcomed in to their fold and I enjoyed getting to meet and work with some of them.

 

 

 

 

After that , we did the road trip back to Florida where we stopped to DeSoto National Forest and other places to get pictures to make great layouts with a new Cricut Cartridge that will be released on August 1!!

I went to stay close to Destin Florida with my friend Karen to help her with a few business things. She’s just gotten her massage license and starting a new time in her life. It was wonderful to catch up and meet her friends and see the spot that she’s working at.  I realized that I don’t have pictures of Karen and the spa even though I thought I did!  I’ll have to check with her to see.  Here are some pictures of Destin.  I then hopped a flight home on Tuesday to return to Crazy heat in Maryland. It was wonderful to see my family. I really did miss them after being gone over 2 weeks. I’ve spent the last week trying to catch up with everything but I got so far behind on when I was gone.

BOGOS:

doTERRA is having BOGO week!!  Join us in getting these great deals.

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

  • S1707 – Storybook Alpha is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Stampaganza.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive all 12 of the Month Word Puzzles for FREE (value of $215.00), when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017.  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 Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 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.   Hope you enjoyed catching up with my travels – LOL!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

 

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Happiness in a Cup!

Happiness in a Cup!

This super fun card is “happy” because of all the bright colors and that for some of us, coffee is happiness.  Love the smell of fresh coffee beans and coffee brewing.  This card is linked to the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.  Stop and check out all the great cards. Better yet, whip out your own coffee project and join the fun.   It’s also made using the Freshly Made Sketches 292.

The papers are Prickly Pear.  The colors in the paper pack are nice and bright, just right for Summer.  Love the rainbow paper in the pack.  

The sketch is simple and fun to make.  The dies for the circles are from CTMH.  The coffee cup is Sugar Pea Design’s Coffee To Go Cup die set.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations Coffee Happy.

 No Worries Family Layout

Wanted to share another great layout from the workshop you can get free when you place a $25.00 order.  Cocoa cardstock is the base for all of the layouts in the workshop and you can get it for 25% off.  The No Worries sequins and the Enamel and Glitter Blue Dots Duo add the bling to the pages.

The title “Family” comes from the No Worries Compliments.  The mix in the Compliments is kraft chipboard and stickers.  On the arrows, put a piece of the scraps from one of the background and texture papers.

You can add flip flaps – 4×6, 3×4 and 3×3 – to get more pictures on the layout.   Here’s some close ups of the different elements from the pages that I just love.  You always need a layout for family events.

Store these great layouts in our wonderful albums.  Get your albums this month Buy One Get One 50% off.  =)

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

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  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.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Summer Coffee Bloghop – Join Us!  Create something summer and coffee related and join the hop!
  • 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.   “Happiness in a cup” is a simple but true statement for most of us who love coffee.  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Mother’s Day with Hello Lovely

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a few months off, 3 to be precise.  However, one can never be too ahead because time just passes us by and we’ll be there before we know it.  This is another great card from the SE1 swap.  Didn’t DeAnn B do a great job?   The Hello Lovely paper is perfect for the woman in your life who is your mom or acting mom.  The stamp set is actually from the WYW Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit G1122.

You can make some super cute cards for Mother’s Day from this kit.  And you can take the stamp set and use it with other papers.


Distress the edges lightly with ink to add dimension.  Love the Blush Ribbon – it’s beautiful.

This is a bit fun.  Stamp the “From Your Favorite Child” on the side stamping over the top of the brushed stamp.  Subtle but fun.  And some of our shimmer brush for a little shimmer.   It’s a great Mother’s Day card for the Mom in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 




Mr and Mrs

Mr and Mrs:

I got asked to make a wedding card for some friends and the above card is the result.  I love the heart die which I got from Stampin’ Up.  Have been making a lot of them.  Anyway, they wanted something that was elegant, yet splashy to reflect the bride.

I used the silver shimmer tape to create the outline of silver under the main panel rather than a full panel of silver glitter paper.  I used 3D Foam Tape to raise the panel.  I used the silver embossing powder to heat emboss “Congratulations”.

I used one of the new Adventure colors – Raspberry for the heart.

Mr. and Mrs. is done in Black Memento ink and is a retired CTMH stamp set.  It’s a very simple card yet the heart die makes it pretty splashy as requested.   Thanks for stopping by corner and have a creative day!


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Happy Birthday!

It’s a Birthday Card.  Haven’t shown one in a bit and we have such great birthday stamps!  We are getting to the end of June and of the Florence Cards!

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This card features the Florence paper pack, along with the Bunch of Love Stamp and Thin Cut dies.   I like having the dies when I’m making a card or two.  So easy to pull out the set and dies, whip out a card and you’re done.  No fussy cutting or computers!  I still prefer my Circut for mass production.  =)

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Use the water color pencils to color in, going over them with a wet brush to smooth out lines.  We have awesome water color paints, brushes, and you can use your reinkers to get the same look!  Awesomeness to have a variety of avenues to get a water color look.

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Add some sequins and white shimmer take and you have a great card!  Who doesn’t have a birthday around the corner to give this card to? Thanks Jen L for the great inspiration.  I love my CTMH sisters.  It’s such a great community for support and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Back to Maryland!!

Wow…after 4 weeks in Missoula Montana, it’s time for us to return home to Maryland!  Fleet3_800

We’ve had wonderful trip full of ups and downs with two Celebration of Lives – my Dad and Grandma Mary.  Both will be missed tremendously but have left everyone with wonderful memories.

IMG_6960IMG_7213We’ve had fun with swim lessons, art classes, seeing family, walking dogs at the local shelter, a trip to Columbia Falls to see family, power/water outages, and more.

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Love Missoula!

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to Washington DC…..dcThen to home.  bowie

It’s really hard to believe that next week school starts for SG again and we are into a whole new routine!!