Clearance makes great gifts!

Clearance makes great gifts!

Have you checked out the clearance section?  There are some mini albums there.   Using the wonderful Picture My Life Cards from the Holiday Expressions, you can make these cute gifts for friends and family.  Even teachers or co-workers.   One of my downline, Noreen, created these awesome albums.  Great gifts for sure.

 

I love shopping well and being able to have creative gifts for everyone.

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.    I’d love to see what you create with all the fun clearance!

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!!

Thanks A Latte for Teachers!

Thanks A Latte for Teachers

There are people we can’t live without and teachers are one of those peeps.  For the end of the year gifts, I got this idea from my friend Erika, when she made our PTO gifts.  I added my own flair to it and created these gift bags for the teachers.  They are a wonderful combination of summer colors, stamps, and dies from Close to My Heart, Sugar Pea Designs, and STAMPlorations.  It also it into the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.

I got several gift cards and Starbucks Frap cups.  I filled the cups with some left over Easter basket filling.

Then I put the gift cards into the cup with a straw after filling them out.

I put the cup into some cello bags with some chocolate and watermelon sours, because I wanted to tie in Summer.   I made the tags with a die from Tag o’ Coffee die set.   There is a sentiment square you can cut with the set that fits right into the tag.  Sweetness for ease.  “Thanks A Latte” comes from Stamplorations.  I used Sugar Pea Designs for the latte cup (both the stamps and matching dies).   All paper is from CTMH.  All of these companies are Super Sponsors for the bloghop!

To tie in Summer, I used a retired stamp set from CTMH for “You’re one in a melon” with the watermelon.  Used CTMH watercolor paper and the Raspberry Ink Pad to watercolor “Melon” in.  Used Black Liquid Pearl to create the seeds.  For the latte cup, I wanted to give the illusion of the darker espresso on the bottom of the cup, so I used the Cocoa Ink Pad and watercolor brush to do this.   Create the whipped cream using White Liquid Pearl.  Just before it’s dry, put the transparency lid (cut with the dies) on it to look like whipped cream smooshed in the lid.

The Good Times!

On a side note since the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop goes til the end of the month, here’s another No Worries Layout!  I still have A LOT to show you!

Another great layout that you can make with the Studio Sus  No Worry Workshop Guide that you can get for free when you purchase $25.00 or more from my website!  I love having directions for my layouts.  The bases of the layouts are Cocoa Cardstock which is on sale right now for 25% off!!

Here is the left page.  The paper is this pack is making it the #1 seller for Close To My Heart so I’m predicting our supplies may not make it through August 31, 2017, when the Seasonal Expression is retired.  Here is the right page:

Here are some close ups of the clusters of embellishments from the No Worries Compliments and pieces of paper that are dove tailed to make pennants. The sequins are awesome with the wood grain pattern on them.

Everything about this layout is just “so perfect” as this kraft chipboard says.

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.   Make a “Thanks A Latte” treat bag to say thank you to someone special.   Take advantage of the cardstock sale to get your base pages for this awesome workshop!  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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Team Gifts for the Cruise

I wanted to share the team gift I made for all of my team who earned the CTMH Incentive Cruise. I found these cute little passport books from my friend, Christa Wildesen who is a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.  I love the Zoe Paper and felt like it had the feel of traveling and being tropical

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I found a number of stamps, current and retired, which matched traveling.  We get a special incentive stamp set for each event that is exclusive to the event.  This is where the ship comes from.

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I cut what images I could from the Cricut (various CTMH cartridges) and fussy cut some.

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I got the world charm and the silver silk from Christa as well! See what you can do with the silk! I wanted the silver to match the charm.

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I thought having a passport cover would be a unique team gift for earning the cruise.

Nevermore Treat Bag

Here’s a treat bag that I made with the Nevermore paper as part of the WOTG bit.

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All of part of this are cut from various Cricut that are exclusive to CTMH – Artiste and Artistry. Don’t you just love this cute little skeleton?

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I used the Gold Fundamentals hearts from the Fundamental collection.  I think adding the gold hearts take the scary out and makes the bag sweet and fun!

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The tag is cut from the Cricut and stamped:

Creepy Treats

The stamp set used is “Tasty Terrors” D1669.  It’s a fun set for making tags for various bags and boxes.  I used a silver gel pen to color in my spider and some small black sequins for eyes.  01587fc4-fae2-418b-9911-cf9e2a3e6964

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Zoe Mini Album

I had this kraft mini album hanging around and as I was creating from the Zoe WOTG, I thought – the papers look pretty good on craft so I used to create this from my leftovers:Zoe Mini Album wm

I love using the scraps of what I have up so I can “be done” with a paper pack and off to the next one.   Here is the album opened up:

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Here’s the backside:

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Creating the little pockets was fun. The new thumb notch punch designed for this is awesome.

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The Coral Shimmer tape is great for making the tabs to pull on as well as being an embellishment.

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Little pockets are fun to make – you can put tags, pictures, or memorabilia in there.  This would make a super cute gift for someone!

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The Mini Album is not part of the WOTG and can be purchased for $4.95 (before s/h/t).  I will have one or two on had at the WOTG if you’d like to add them.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Donut Day a few days late!

National Donut Day was last Friday so this post is a few days late – LOL.  With the Jackson Paper Pack,  I made this pop up card from the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge.

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card Close To My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card
Close To My Heart
Cricut Artfully Sent
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I created a Design Space (DS) file of just the pop-up card  so I could add whatever I wanted to the card.

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card Close To My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card
Close To My Heart
Cricut Artfully Sent
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I created a DS file for the stamp set as well.  I’m happy to share these files with you for FREE when you purchase C1616 Treats of Friendship from me.

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card Close To My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card
Close To My Heart
Cricut Artfully Sent
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

The front of the card is an overlay from Artfully Sent.  The inside is made from stamping, coloring, and cutting out the images.  I used ShinHan Touch Markers for the coloring.

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card Close To My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card
Close To My Heart
Cricut Artfully Sent
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Since I wanted to give a gift card in the card, I used a punch to cut the slit in the bottom left corner for the gift card.

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card Close To My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Donut Gift Pop-Up Card
Close To My Heart
Cricut Artfully Sent
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Hugs, Smiles, and Happy Creating

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Mother’s Day – Don’t forget!

1505-maincarousel-mom-usTomorrow is Mother’s Day!  Sometimes life happens faster than we can manage and things just sneak up on us!  Close to My Heart has so many great ideas and crafting/gifts options for the Mom that scrapbooks or paper crafts!  Need a last minute gift?  Call me and get a gift certificate!  I guarantee it will be appreciated!

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Here’s a quick Mother’s Day card I made up for a swap and for a friend.  I did the background on a craft mat – spritzing water on it reinker, then dragging the cardstock through it.  Makes for a soft, water colored look.  With a little stamping in Archival Black ink, I created the background.  Cut the saying from Cricut Artfully Sent and use B1473 Flowers from Mom.  This stamp set is another keeper because you always need to make a card for your Mom.  Stamps allow you to change the paper and look and reuse!

Flower for Mom stamp images

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Thursday and tomorrow is the last day for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a few gifts.   We’ve had a such a great time doing special things for the teachers of SG’s school!  Flowers on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, pens on Wednesday, special mug on Thursday, and thank you notes on Friday!!  Need a gift?  Grab that Cricut Artiste and cut a few!

14-ai-teacher-appreciation-giftsAdd a few stamps and some cute items like pencils and cards and you’re set.  D1612 Teacher Appreciation is the perfect set for these gifts.  I’ll be keeping this set for many years to come.

Teacher Appreciation Stamp SetYou’re sure to make the teacher’s day!

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Don’t miss the grab bags and a FREE Catalog!!

Don’t miss the grab bags!!  They are awesome!!  I’m waiting to get mine now.   Here’s how they work:

grab bag 1Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!

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There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

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