Get Your Holiday Expressions FREE

Get your Holiday Expressions FREE

You can get your copy of the Holiday Expressions FREE when you place any order through my shopping site!  I’m so excited about this for my customers because the Idea Books cost $6.00 before shipping/handling.   You can order something as simple as a foam sponge or maximize your savings on shipping by ordering up to $100 (shipping is $5.00 or $8.00 from $1-$100).

There are so many wonderful new things to check out.  You can view it online by clicking HERE.

For example, the Featured Paper Collection is Boutique:

Here are a few things you can create with this collection to show off it’s versatility:

 

The Boutique Workshop Your Way for Scrapbooking offers a deluxe option if you are a more creative person or someone who wants to learn some more techniques!

Purchase the  Boutique Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way  (or any combination of the Boutique products valued at $25.00 or more) and you can get the directions for this workshop done by Tina Lovell for FREE).  This will give you plenty of options for creating with Boutique!

 

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Get your Holiday Expressions FREE when you order.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

Welcome Back Campaign!!

There are some exciting things happening with Close To My Heart that were announced at convention a few weeks ago. I’m pumped! One of the biggest things CTMH announced is that all retired consultants can rejoin during the month of August ONLY, with a special new consultant Essentials kit for only $49 beginning August 1. Since you are a former consultant you already have the basics, so this kit has new Idea Books and some new product and samples. Now you are ready to show your friends & family what’s new with CTMH!Weclome Back FB  Collage

We also have a NEW beautifully packaged $129 Kit, with new Idea Books and product all ready for your first gathering/class! If this sounds appealing to you and you want more information about this opportunity and new consultant kits, let me know! Call, text, email or facebook!

15-ai-new-consultant-kit-md-us_ca wmHere’s more new information:

* Our Annual Idea Book (September 2015-August 2016) was released at convention. CTMH made some improvements to the book, and the biggest is what I got the most excited about! All the holiday stuff is out of the book as well as the Stamp of the Month (SOM). This makes the book more appealing all year long! So how do we get holiday product you ask? CTMH will now have 3″Seasonal Expressions” (Supplement) and each Seasonal Expressions will have a 4 month life span. This means for the entire life of the annual book you will always have an Expressions Supplement too! I couldn’t be happier! Of course the first issue will cover the fall holidays, beginning Sept. 1 for Customers, Aug. 1 for consultants! The SOMs will be included in the Expressions too.

AI HE cover pic* We have a new Cricut Collection! The name is Artistry and includes 3 exclusive stamp sets and cardstock along with the cartridge. This is something consultants can already order! I can’t wait to get my hands on mine and play!

Artistry 1* Our Enchantment color pallet has been updated! Nine colors were retired and replaced by new colors. The 3 colors that survived the cut are Goldrush, Ruby, and NE Ivy. Pull out your book to see the colors leaving August 31. Some I am so sad to see go, but most have been around since I joined 24 years ago! Check the retired list and “while supplies last” on my site.

* New training videos in the works, more resources to make our “job” easier, and we still have the FREE websites!

* CTMH provides credit card processing (bearing the cost of the transactions and fees) so we keep our full commission!

* More paper packs, updated complements, lots of embellishments, new tools, and more – all great things to be excited about! The artwork in the book is FABULOUS!

* More beautiful project artwork with instructions to share with customers or create for yourself! (Cards and/or scrapbook pages). Makes doing a class super simple.

* Brand new Idea Books available now,  August 1, 2015, to Consultants, and Sept 1 on my website (kathy.ctmh.com) for customers. Or contact me for your very own complimentary copy.

If you have questions, want to talk, or need more information, give me a holler! I would love the opportunity to work with you again and find out how we can make it a fun, successful, and rewarding endeavor for you.

I have an active Team Facebook group exclusively for my entire team to give you a place of connection, help, challenges and support! And if joining ctmh and my ctmh team again is not right for you at this time, please follow my Facebook Page (like it and click get notifications), Or visit my website www.lindacreates.com, and sign up for my blog (I post daily art). Both sites will keep you informed of all things CTMH.

Still thinking about it?  Check out about me and why I joined and some reasons for consideration.  When you join my team, I offer separate incentives to encourage and motivate you on your journey whether you are a consultant for the discount on your own supplies or choosing to build a small or large business (these incentives are not offered by CTMH or other consultants – only through me).

Thanks for stopping by!

Lemons make Lemon”aide” – Check out Free!

Here is my last layout, Lemons…Lemon”aide”.  I’m using the fabulous papers and stamp set, Taste of Summer – CC1038 and CC1039, respectively.

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This layout captures the bittersweet final 24 hours of our sweet dog, Ginger’s time with us.  When we let SG know this was Ginger’s last night with us because she was so sick, SG was so heartbroken and upset.   When we asked what would help her out, SG decided she would stay with Ginger, to include sleeping with her, so Ginger would never been alone!  SG took a bad situation and made it as positive as it could be. SG was going to be there to help Ginger whenever, hence “Lemonaide”.

Lemons LO 1 WM

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

This is one of those great layouts inspired from the “Make It From Your Heart – Vol 2”.   Just love these books when you are stumped.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used E1027 – Framework Alphabet – to create the title.  I think this has to be one of my favorite alphabet stamp set because you can color it in.

E1027 - Framework Alphabet www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

E1027 – Framework Alphabet
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I stamped the lemons in Canary and rolled the edges with Topiary.  I fussy cut them out.  Coated them with Z679 Liquid Glass and let them dry overnight.  I used Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim to accent the pennants.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Over the “Lemonaide”, I used the  Z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen and coated it with Prisma Glitter.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

This is your last day, May 31, 2015, to order Taste of Summer Paper CC1038 and Taste of Summer stamp set CC1039.

Using Design Space?  Purchase the stamp from me and I’ll send you the Design Space file I’ve created for the stamp set for FREE! I have many blog posts this month featuring both the paper and the stamp set, in both cards and layouts – go back and check out them out.  Fun, fun!!

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and May 31, 2015, and I’ll send you a D-sized stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  This is a $21.00 value!! 

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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Blog: www.lindacreates.net
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Berry Sweet Memories

As many of you know, we have some “Berry Sweet Memories” happening here with the loss of a good friend, a grandma, my Dad, and our beloved Ginger (pet for 15 years).  When playing with the Taste of Summer papers, I love how well they work with black cardstock.  It makes the colors just pop.  I was thinking to myself how appropriate – the darkness and sadness of death symbolized by the black, yet the bright colors are the sweet memories.  I titled the layout  “Berry Sweet Memories”, show the paradox of losing friends, family, and pets.

TOS LO1 WM

As our daughter struggles with these significant losses in our family, I found a great picture on FB about how death brings heartache but your memories are always yours.    I had SG choose her favorite pictures of people/Ginger to use for the layout.   For both SG and I, creating this layout helps process the loss and shows the one of the true value of scrapbooking – capturing and preserving memories forever.  It’s art therapy.  Using this picture and pictures she chose, we created the above layout.  I love how the colors in the papers essentially speak to the bitter sweetness of the situation, yet the pictures speak to the joy of the relationships and things she remembers.

TOS LO1 LS WMTOS LO1 RT WM

The inspiration for design came from the “Make It From Your Heart Volume 2”.  I cut out flowers from the Cricut using Art Philosophy.  I colored the yellow in with the ShinHan Touch Marker, used our Glue pen over the top, and dipped it in Prisma Glitter.  I cut the title “Berry Sweet Memories” out twice, from Artfully Sent, once in Hollyhock and once in Black.  I off-set them a touch to add depth/shadowing to the title.

TOS LO1 Collage

I inked the strawberries in Hollyhock ink and rolled the edges on the Ruby ink pad to give the strawberries, variations in color.  I colored the seeds with the ShinHan Touch Marker (yellow) and then added Liquid Glass for a 3D look and feel to them.  I used foam tape to pop up the strawberries.

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Taste of Summer papers ($8.95) and exclusive stamp set ($17.950  are only available in May 2014, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!!  For those of you who purchase the papers and stamp set, I’ve created a Design Space file for the stamp set which includes mats for the images.  I will send you the file, free.  You can then save it to your Design space.   You will need to own the CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Collections to be able to use this file.  While the title, “Berry Sweet Memories” is not in the file matching the stamp set, I do have it saved separately and am happy to share it.  You will need to own the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge to use it.   Don’t miss out on this great papers and stamp set.  There are no purchasing requirements to be able to buy these awesome products – Shop Now!

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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Blog: www.lindacreates.net
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First Day

Using Cricut Artbooking and Chalk It Up paper this layout celebrates SG’s first day of school.  It’s such a special moment and it only happens once in a child’s life!

CIU First Day LO WM

It’s great when you can cut most of it out from the Cricut – it’s fast and simple yet the layout looks fantastic.  Paper piecing is not too difficult with the right tools.

CIU LS First Day LO WM

The title and ruler are cut from the Cricut Artbooking.  The embellishments are from the Chalk It Up Compliments (chipboard) and Assortment (foam stickers *love*).

CIU RS First Day LO WM

I love this page – lots of room for lots of pictures or embellishing or in my case both.  Here I could put several pictures from her first day, including one of her new teacher.  I was able to capture’s SG’s unsureness of going to school in the top left corner and work my way down to the bottom where you can see her smiling and having her a great time!  Creating a “Tic-Tac-Toe”, I cut out the pieces from the Cricut (bless the Cricut)!   Chalk It Up papers and embellishments are a must have for anyone with kids – all the way through college!  This layout is from the “Reflections” How To Book, a must-have fundamental scrapbooking idea book.  It’s a mix and match page book to create layouts and the foundation of CTMH’s scrapbooking How To Books.

First Day Collage WM

Check out Chalk It Up as we wrap up Teacher Appreciation week!!

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com