November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off

November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off.

November is a full of nostalgia! It’s the month of Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, you’ll be able to look back on life and find the things that make you smile.  Those sweet memories of your past.  Grandma’s pie.  Visiting the drug store to get comic books.  Hikes.  Family gatherings.  Birth of child. Watching a child sleep.  Family activities.  Sometimes those memories are not so sweet but oh so important to your fabric of life.  The loss of child or parent.  Rough times in a marriage, job, or with your health.  Some memories are bittersweet – moving, new job, new friends.  They are all significant!  Use this month’s Fundamental Special to stock up on the basics you need for everyday scrapbooking or cardmaking.  Take some time to scrap book those sweet nostalgic memories!   Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Just for fun – 40% off Fundamental Bundles – Amazing!

It’s our monthly special.  Everyone’s life as a foundation and the fundamentals are the base of our crafting supplies.  You can use them with all the seasonal paper packs.  They work for every day life and preserving all of those nostalgic memories stored on your phone or computer!

 

Overview: The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November.

  • First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price.
  • Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!
  • November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of their projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

November’s Stamp of the Month S1711– Through The Year

This set is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.    Use it for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and/or calendar journaling. It would work for Bible journaling as well.  I have a wonderful treat for anyone who orders this stamp set, either full price or for the $5.00 with your $50.00 order!  Directions for an interactive scrapbook layout!  =) 

Here’s a wonderful layout made with this set.

 

Special Bonus in November – get this exclusive  layout kit and directions (electronically) when you purchase the November SOM at the $5 level ($50.00 purchase):

 

15+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.   Most recent one added is the Whimsy Fundamental Scrapbooking Workshop, just in time to celebrate this awesome special this month.  =)

Join My Team  and receive a FREE Fundamental Bundle of your choice, value of $36.85.  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.  With the free f Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.  Love to have you as part of the team.  We are part of a wonderful group of ladies!!

 

Paper Pack of the Month – Silver and Gold.

This is another endless paper pack.  It does have some holiday themed designs, like the paper with words, but the back of it is neutral.

  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • Follow my blog: Linda Creates Blog
  • 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.  November is loaded with lots of fun and nostalgia as we approach the holiday season.  Take advantage of the “Just For Fun” special and stock up on your fundamentals as they are the ones you can use for any event or season!

Together

Together

This great card is from another guest artist and team member, Laurie L!  “Together” is the sentiment from the May Stamp of the Month “Live Love Laugh” S1705.  It’s used together with this the Flower Marker Cricut collection and the Whimsy Fundamental Collection.  Brilliant combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randomly stamp the flowers and leaves from the stamp set on the Sweet Leaf cardstock.  Mount this and a piece of the Sweet Leaf on Thistle.  Cut a banner (pg 3)  and the flower (pg 14) from Flower Market.  Emboss “together” on the banner and use thin 3D foam tape to mount the banner.

 

Assemble the pieces of the flower and mount on the banner. Use a 3D foam tape under the flower to provide additional stability.

 

Here’s a great YouTube video on additional uses of the cartridge.  This is really a great cartridge collection.  Be sure to add it to your collection and get 2 entries into the Great Cricut Giveaway and 4 of the workshops offered on my class page for FREE!

 

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

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  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 $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   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 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!
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope this “Together” Card shows you how to take a few different products and use them together!  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice.

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Do you have some Weddings?

Do you have some weddings?

It seems a little soon to think about weddings in January.  However, in March wedding season starts and is in full swing by the end of April.  Here’s a great card in our Come and Play Card Buffet to help you get a jump on having some special homemade cards.  I just love this Sea Glass paper!  It goes so wonderfully well with the Basic Fundamental papers.

Here you can see that I distressed the sentiment panel with Sea Glass ink.  It’s then popped up with 3D Foam Tape for dimension.  What did we do before we had foam tape?  I love the gold and white ribbon as it adds a bit of sparkle to the card.

Everything is stamped with the Memento Black Ink because I colored the flowers in with our awesome watercolor pencils.  Using the water filled brushes, you create the watercolored look.  Then add some of our new gold shimmer brush over the top of the flower.  A few of the new gold glitter bling finishes the card off.

Have you tried our awesome Shimmer Brushes?  Do you like Wink of Stella?  If you do, you need to try ours.  The price point is better and you get more juice!  Check out this great video on using them:

You’ll have a wedding some time so come make this card in the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.

 

Be Happy Gratitude Layout

signature-transparentI created this layout as part of my S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure samples and I focused on the Gratitude sentiment in the stamp set using “Be Happy” from the Adventure Compliments for the title.

 

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I used the Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack, the Adventure Compliments, and the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.  I used the following inks: Goldrush, Saffron, New England Ivy, Pomegranate, and Chocolate.  (links to products at the end of the post).

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I love the new Fundamental Compliments.  There is so much in each packet.  The above hearts, “Be Happy” are glitter and chipboard.  Great dimension and bling.  Look at how much you get in each pack, not to mention that the different materials used:

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Here’s the right page:

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I used the ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon Collection to create the seam.

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The pumpkins and leaves are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy collection which is retired (I have 2 left) so if you have it, this makes things a little quicker.  I stamped the pumpkin in Goldrush.  I used our watercolor pencils to add dimension and shading, then going over it with Shimmer Brush.  The leaves are stamped with Saffron and Pomegranate, then using tissue, “sponged” with Saffron, New England Ivy, and Pomegranate.

We liked this layout so much, we duplicated it to create a class for September and for Harbor Scrapbooking’s PA event.  The layouts will look different (and each layout will be different) because we do not have bulk paper for the Fundamental Packs.  Because I know some peeps will want it to match, we created 4 different ways to have your kit made.  All the stamping and cutting is done for you.  With pictures, you’ll be able to assemble the pages.  You’ll need to distress the images as you desire and add the Shimmer Brush.

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Gratitude Layout Class



If you are unable to attend the event on the 10th (CropTastic) and 22-25 (Harbor Scrapbooking), I’m happy to create it for you and mail it out.  Shipping will be added to the costs.  You can contact me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Welcome August

Welcome August!

It’s the last month of summer and the kids will be back in school soon. For Close to My Heart (CTMH), we have some great things going on!

The Annual Inspirations is live!

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Take a look at it by clicking in the picture above!  It’s fully of wonderful new papers packs, stamps, embellishments, and more. I love what they have done with the Fundamentals and compliments. The new, magnetic ink pads and desk organizing system which are AMAZING.  Stacking containers that hold your 12×12 papers, ink pads, and tools!!  Stand alone thin-cut dies for great titles and easy cards. I could go on and on but it’s more fun for you to come and check out all the goodness during my Idea Book-Fest on August 6, 2016 from 12-6! Earn tickets for prizes, do a free create and take, get Free Annual Inspiration Idea Book, food, and fun!

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Because of the “Basically the Best” deal (see below), we’ll be placing your orders at the Idea-Book-Fest so you get the FREE paper too!!  I’ll have cash and carry available as well.

Basically the Best

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During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

New CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge!!

Cricut Flower Market

Flower Market is our new Cricut Cartridge collection and it’s great. Come and see all the fun it can bring to your scrapbooking and paper crafting. You can get this awesome cartridge in either the digital or physical cartridge format.

August Stamp of the Month “Purr-fect Halloween” S1608….cute!

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Love this cat and all the things you can do with it. Lots of practice doing the masking. Come make a FREE, non-Halloween Create and Take at the Idea Book-Fest so you can see how versatile this set is.  You can purchase this set for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.

Calypso is my featured paper pack to wrap up the summer.

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Everyone has summer pictures to scrap and this paper is fantastic.  August 13, 2016, is CropTastic.  Come work on your crafts (knitting, sewing, memory keeping, cardmaking, calendar keeping)

So welcome August and welcome all the wonderful new and fun we get this month!  Thanks for stopping by to find out what’s special with CTMH.

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Technique Tuesday – Masking!

Here’s a card I made using the Masking Technique along with some challenges. I did this a while back but forgot to post it.  Here’s the card:

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Here are the challenges:

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The base of the card is made from using the Chocolate paper from the Fundamental Basic Paper pack.  Here is where I used the masking technique to make the leaves look like they come out from behind the rose:

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On a side note, I used a gold pen to do some dots in the center of the rose and liquid glass along the white highlights to make them pop a bit.  Here are some directions for masking are here.  You can download the picture on masking and reference when you need to do it.

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Some more fun with this card was using the vellum with gold stripes from my stash along with some shimmer trim and gold sequins!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Fundamental 14 update

Fundamental 14 kits are made and I just have to share the awesomeness! On February 6, from 3-9pm, we’ll be making the following:

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Here’s the supplies you get:

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You saved money on supplies because we were able to share supplies:

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You get a full pack of Fundamental Papers Whimsy:

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You get these awesome embellishments:

 

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Plus I’ve emailed you the cutting guide and pictures of all the completed layouts for your reference.  Those attending class on February 6 will get a special bonus of some Black Fundamental Embellishments Z3104 to share plus all the rest of the materials to make the cards will be on hand to use without making an additional purchase!

You don’t even have to attend the class to make this!  If you order the following supplies by January 31, 2016, I will email you the cutting guide, pictures of the completed layouts and cards, how to use the PML in the layouts, and recommended picture document for FREE (value $25.00).   Here are the supplies:

Workshop Supply List

Each Full ‘Fundamental 14’ Workshop Kit will require the following consumable products:

Live Your Day Picture My Life Cards (January 2016 Exclusive) #CC1058 $8.95 (only available until January 31, 2016)

– Package Whimsy Paper Fundamentals #Z3127 $9.95

Whimsy Fundamentals Stickers #Z3165 $6.95

– (7) pieces of Black Cardstock (24 sheet bulk pack $9.50) #1386

– (15)pieces of White Daisy Cardstock (24 sheet bulk pack $9.50) #1385

Clear Sparkles #Z1752 $2.95

Purple Hearts #Z3124 $4.95

Total: $43.80

When you purchase the above, I’ll send you the necessary documents to do this workshop at home.

Other Products used for the workshop which you may have one hand:

– (14) White Daisy Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct Value Pack $14.95) #X254 (if you want to do the cards)

(this will create a total of $58.75)

‘Stamps of Approval’ Stamp Set #C1637 $13.95 *Only needed for Bonus Cards

Archival Black Ink Pad #44475 $7.95 *Only needed for Bonus Card

Black Fundamental Embellishments Z3104 $9.95

– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25

3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95

Desert Sand Ink Pad #Z2118 $6.95

Sponge #Z697 $1.25

12” Cutter #Z1783 $34.95

Microtip Scissors #1836 $13.95

Thanks for stopping by and seeing why I’m so excited about doing this workshop with you!!

 

 

FREE Page Protectors and so much more in Nomvember!!

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 Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop-available only during November and get free page protectors! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD!

When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE-a savings of $19.95 USD.

Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes:

  •  one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack,
  • one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack,
  • one Peacock Fundamental assortment
  • three sheets of White Daisy cardstock.

You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Dates: Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)-November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Receive FREE directions for a Fundamental Workshop!  The directions will be mailed to you when you make your purchase!  Cutting guide and finished layouts pictures included.   1511-cc-flyer-simply-fundamental-scrapbooking-us

November Stamp of the Month:  S1511 Cheers 2016:

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I love that the 2016 is not connected to any of the stamps so you can use this set past 2016!! Several of the sentiments are usable all year round.You can get this set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.

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Give Away:  With your $50.00 order, you can get this stamp for free!!

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Steampunk Boo Shaker Card

Here’s the last card we’ll make today at our Nevermore Workshop: Steampunk Boo Shaker:

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I used some thin dies for cutting out the Eggplant panel, both the front and the circle for the window,  from Simon Stamps.  I used B1503 Steampunk Scoundrels from CTMH:

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I stamped Boo on a white panel that’s under the Eggplant panel so it would show through the transparency window.

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I added the inside fun – beads, glitter, and confetti before adhering the Eggplant panel to the top of the 3D foam tape.  Don’t you just love the gold stars from the Gold Fundamental Collection?  I found some gold star confetti to put into the shaker.

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My sentiment is from the Nevermore Compliments – cute title.  I stamped and fussy cut out the spider.  I gave the spider some dimension by bending the legs and gluing them closer to the spider so it would look like the spider is walking over the title!

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Here’s a picture of the gold fundamentals – you get a lot of mileage out of these embellishments.  The gold sheet is full of different basic shape stickers:

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Here are the Nevermore compliments.  I really enjoy that we have a variety of different types of embellishments.  There are transparencies, chipboard, and stickers in this combo.

8c4f9634-fd8d-491d-ada5-5917da85a296Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!