Welcome 2018!!

Welcome 2018!

2018 ushers in so much fun from a CTMH perspective!!  The Seasonal Expressions 1 for 2018 is live.  National Papercrafting Month is here.  New Stamp of the Month.  So much fun.  =)

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters

January 2018 Monthly Special

For National Papercrafting Month, we’ve designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms décor pieces. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.  Make a monogram art piece, or spell out a whole word!

These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!

You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!

Seasonal Expression 1 2018

Absolutely beautiful.  Might be my favorite cover in 17 years.  It’s loaded with amazing new paper packs, stamps, embellishments, and more.  Check it out online here!

Featured Paper Pack – Chelsea Gardens

With a $25.00 purchase from my shopping site, you can get the workshop guide electronically, for this wonderful 30-card workshop:

January Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1801 Grown and Bloom

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, you’ll get this free card kit that has been pre-cut.  It will come in your Happy Mail, ready to stamp and assemble as a thank you for your business!!  =)

New Customers!

In January, CTMH is having a new customer contest for consultants! Help me win one of these beautiful shirts by sharing me with your crafty friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, ect!!

A customer will be considered a new customer if they have never placed an order with me and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018, or if they have not made a purchase from Close To My Heart in the past two years and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018.   Purchasing a Love Letter kit is key to them counting.

What’s in it for you?  When you refer a new to me friend, who places an order for a Love Letter, you will get a free Card Kit or Layout Kit (my choice).  Check out the FB group for my customers only (no consultants please), for more fun!  Everyone placing orders will be participating in the Happy Mail Club so you and your referral wins too!

January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Love Letters – Buy 5 Get 1 Free.
  • Join My Team in January and get a Love Letter of your choice (value $18.95).  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.  Embrace 2018 – it’s here whether we are ready or not.  Create beautiful things today!

Through The Year – December CTMH Specials!

Through the Year

December 2017 Monthly Special

Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit! This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount! Each month features a unique 12″ × 12″ scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favorite memories throughout the coming year! The pages are beautiful and full of lots of chipboard, glitter, and more. Here are the pages for the calendar:

For Hostess: When you host a party in December that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than January 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit (CC1344) — that’s a $50.02 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit (CC1344) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $50.02 value, totally free!

FREE for anyone who makes an online purchase of either of the kits – Studio Sus Guide!

Step up this kit to an whole new level with this workshop guide!  With the kit above, you’ll create a page for each month.  With this workshop, you’ll create 12 full layouts (24 pages) .  One goes on the calendar and one to the scrapbook.  You’ll add the other page when you are done with the calendar.  You’ll have a full scrapbook.  PLUS you make 12 calendar page toppers.  Better pictures of the workshop are in my Linda Creates Special Peeps group on Facebook.   This guide is over the top and it’s a retail value of $20.00.

 

One complete month will look like this:

See that cute topper she’s designed for each month?  Just love this guide.

Here are the supplies you’ll need to create this workshop (prices before shipping and tax):

Each Full ‘Through The Year’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:
– Through the Year Calendar Kit
#CC1344 (without stamp #S1711) $38.95 or #CC1344S (with stamp #S1711) $56.90 (Calendar Kit includes: 1 sheet of cardstock in Bashful, Cranberry, Goldrush, Lagoon, Lemon, Pansy, Sweetleaf, Willow, and White Daisy, 1/2 pack of Basics Fundamentals Paper Pack, Gold Glitter Gems, Happy Moments Complements, My Creations Calendar, Gold Glitter Diecuts)
Basic Fundamentals Paper Pack (full pack $19.95) Half package #Z3353
– Gold Glitter Paper (full 3-sheet pack $6.95) 2 sheets #Z3238
– (2) Whisper Thick Twine #Z3095 $7.90
– (24) pieces of Black Cardstock-Base Pages (24 sheet pack $14.50) #1386
(1) piece of Bashful Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5941
– (1) piece of Goldrush Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5962
– (1) piece of Cranberry Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5975
– (1) piece of Willow Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5970
– (1) piece of Lagoon Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5968
– (1) piece of Pansy Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5966
* Cardstock colors can be purchased in a single ‘Adventure Cardstock Combo’ pack $14.50 #X5944

Note the items listed above that are in the teal print.  These items are items where you only need a sheet, 2 sheets, or half of a pack, not the whole pack.  I have prepackaged 10 packs of paper to only include what you need for this workshop from my cash and carry supplies (pricing includes s/h/t to me and shipping to you) for $28.00 vs paying at least $70.00 (plus s/h/t)  if you don’t have the paper in stock.  Purchase your paper add on kit (with this purchase you acknowledge you need to purchase all the items in black print as well to create this kit).

 




 

Additional Supplies used (you do not have to use what we did):
– Thin Cuts – Block Alphabet #Z3386 $65.95
– Mini Stapler #Z2027 $12.95
– Mini Staples #Z2097 $2.95
– November Stamp of the Month #S1711 $5.00/$17.95
– Appropriate size Acrylic blocks
– Black Exclusive Inks Pad #Z2805 $7.95
– Heather Exclusive Inks Pad #Z2826 $7.95
– My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner #1778 $5.95
– My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber #Z1782 $12.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
– Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– Tweezers #Z1382 $6.95 (perfect for holding tiny embellishments while covering with adhesive)
– Liquid Glass #Z679 $7.95
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)


December Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1712 A Little Bit Of Pun

 

S1712– A Little Bit Of Pun is a fun Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a 5 Card Class for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies! 

 


Happy Mail Club:

When you place online orders with me and you are part of the Happy Mail online gather (just add yourself when you check out), you will recieve special goodness from me!  =)

  • 20+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.
  • With a $100 product purchase, you’ll receive the Annual Inspirations FREE, if you don’t have one or when they are released.
  • Happy Mail comes to you each month and it’s a variety of things.  You just never know!  It’s sure to show my appreciation for your business.

Join CTMH and my team!!

Join My Team  and receive the Through The Year Calendar Kit (without the stamp set), value of $50.00!  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.  Total value is $264.00!  Great deal for the best bargain hunter around!!

Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.

Join before the end of December, and you’ll be able to get one of the extra layout kits for last month’s Stamp of the Month and this month’s kit the December SOM.   It will be a fun surprise to get your own Happy Mail from me! Email me for more information.


Last month

The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!  Most of the Idea Book is retiring so be sure to check out it.   Check out the embellishments and embossing folders as I feel several of those are timeless and can be used for many different projects.


Odds and Ends

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  December is the twilight of year.  Enjoy the specials!

Tomorrow, it’s gone!

Tomorrow, it’s gone!

November is going to be gone in another day.  It’s hard to believe how fast the time train is moving towards Christmas.  When November is gone, so is the great savings on Fundamental supplies!  You can get these great discounts while supplies last.  Look at these amazing options:

FREE LAYOUT KIT!

I just love being able to offer this to you all:

You can choose between two different patterns available – the  Purple/Yellow combo and the Blue/Pink comb.  First come first serve for choice of packs.  The right page has an interactive mini album that unfolds! Just love it.  Instructions will be emailed to you.  They are ready to be mailed out!

Don’t miss out the November Specials!  Here are the links:

  • S1711– Through the Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a fun layout kit for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies!  Best of all, this set is used for the upcoming Calendar Kit which you can purchase on Dec 1.   If you wait until December, the stamp set will only be available for $17.95. 
  • Just for Fun It’s our monthly special and super deal.  All of the Fundamental Papers, compliments, and ribbon are 30% OR 40% off if you get the bundles!  It does not get better than this.  These are selling fast and are available only while supplies last!
  • 20+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 your choice of a Fundamental Bundle for FREE, value of $48.69.  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.  Join before the end of November, and you’ll be able to get one of the extra layout kits I have on hand!  It will be a fun surprise to get your own Happy Mail from me! Email me for more information.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar 
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • 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 reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Get those Fundamental Collections before the 30-40% off is really gone!

 

 

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!

Last Day

Last Day

This is the last day for some great specials.  It’s hard to believe that it’s Halloween tonight.  Have fun and be safe out there.  SG is going to be the pirate, Anne Bonnie, tonight, although she decided to be Thing 1 from Dr. Seuss for school today as they are doing dress up as a Storybook Character .  I’m going as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter.

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.  Check out this amazing kit.  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.    This is your last day for the Share the Smile special!

Enjoy The Little Things and Blog Candy

Enjoy The Little Things and Blog Candy

This layout is created with the Falling For You and  Cats and Bats paper packs and the Enchantment Color Palette Cardstock with a few of the Basic colors thrown in.  All the Cricut cuts are from current CTMH Cricut Cartridges.   No stamping this go around but I reserve the right to add some later.  If I do, I’ll share what I do.  The layout design was inspired by Ms. Carrie when I saw her layout posted.   I did change a few things around.

All of the triangles are either 2″x 2″ or 3″ x 3″ squares cut in half, corner to corner.  I created the borders around the pictures with them.  The leaves come from 3 different Cricut Cartridges.   The coffee cups and  sentiment “Enjoy the Little Things” come from the new Cricut You are Here.  Jeff and I love to visit different coffee shops, just to check things out.  We found a cute little one and we have some pictures of this.  I can’t wait to add them.  The rich colors from the Enchantment palette help make this page work.

Layer the leaves in the corner and put the coffee cup on top with 3D foam tape.  Use the gold shimmer brush on the title, “Coffee” (Artbooking alphabet).

Continue to layer the leaves around the sentiment.  Pop the sentiment up on 3D foam tape.  Use your Gold Shimmer Pen to color in the “Enjoy”.

You’ll need the following to create this:

Blog Candy……Comment to Win!!

Win this stamp by commenting!  The blog hop has been long and there are a lot of entries!  If you made it this far, you’ve made my heart happy.  =) You deserve some fun for your efforts!

Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.

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.
  • 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 as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.
  • 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. 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.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8500 points to go.  167 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, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • 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.  Hope you enjoy this layout for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  A change up  The end is near – 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!!

You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

This is the first of many layouts for this summer’s road trip.  I’m using a combination of the new Basic Color Palette (10 new nummy colors that are two toned) and Jack, the featured paper pack of the month.  The brown is called Espresso.  I did a FB live in my customer group showing the difference between the two sides.

 Designing this layout:

I designed the layout in Design Space.  The pattern is from our new “Make It From You Heart Vol 3” pattern book which is all scrapbooking layouts.  I used Patter 20.   I did change some things on the pattern to accommodate my needs – making mats for the 3×4 pictures, putting spaces between the  photo wells, and creating a journal block the way I did.  Even though I could have the Cricut Explorer cut all the pieces, I do not do this.  Cut all the squares/rectangle shapes from my cutter.   Here is the file for Design Space:

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/66765498

You will need to purchase the CTMH Cricut Collection “You Are Here” to use the images.  This cartridge is a worth while investment because its got 700 images between the fonts and the images.  It’s all about traveling and significant events.  Learn more about the cartridge here.

The font offers you the option to have the letters all bold and thicker, like the capitol letters on my title, or to have the letters normal.  I like this font as it’s clean and easy to read.   There are several National Park emblem on this cartridge (now hoping for them to do a cartridge with the rest of the State Parks).

Hashtags are in and this is a good one.  Our theme for the summer has been to be outside so this rocks.

You’ll use this image over and over for your pages. We always need to date things.  “Vacation Date” looks good and it’s so much nicer then just writing the date somewhere in the journaling or on the page.

Here, you cut the “windy road” sign, in half, and put each side on the respective page to make it look like it’s overlapping.  Having overlapping features help the reader’s eyes flow across the page and build continuity.

Flip Flaps

If you scrap with me at all, you know I love using flip flaps to fit more pictures into the layout and that I try to put one event between two pages no matter what.  Using 3″x4″ flip flaps and adding a mat that is 1/2 of an inch bigger, I will build some books on this layout of the pictures.

 

Jack:

So where’s Jack in all of this?  Jack is the background paper behind the title.  This is actually from the Picture My Life cards that are available to cut up from two of the sheets in the paper pack.  I used two more Picture My Life cards to create the journal block.  The little strip under the Cranberry piece on both pages is called the “zip strip” from the top of the pages.  It’s the 1/2 inch you cut off.  Once side has the name of the paper and matching colors on it.  The backside of all the zip strips on the CTMH papers is usable as you see here.  Jack retires on August 31!  Not much time left to buy it!

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!!  We will be doing the next $10o in Hostess Credit giveaway on Sunday, August 27, at 4pm EDT, live on FB in my Group!! We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8970 points to go.  If all the orders are from customers 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 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.    Love to see what you create with this Acadia Design Space File.  Share with me.  =)   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!!

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Why I scrapbook.

Why I scrapbook

     I’m sharing with you a great post by the Close To My Heart Blog.  This is a great read on taking pictures.
     At Convention, Chari presented this to us and it was great!   As she’s the owner of Persnicky Prints for printing your photos, it’s logical to discuss the need or why of printing photos.  It’s about how a picture has more meaning and value as a printed picture than as jpeg. Our pictures are in danger of being in the abyss of black hole of a hard drive. As we go through our busy lives, we take pictures all the time. And they get compiled on a hard drive somewhere, IF we are that organized. Not printed. Just out there. In the black abyss of jpegs.
     Someone may or may not discover them. The stories are untold. In our busy, picture-taking world, it’s very important that we stop and print our pictures for this reason.. That we give them meaning, a voice, and celebrate the “why”. Put them on our walls.  Scrapbook them some how.  It’s so very important because who else can tell your story but you?  And how else tells your family’s story, but you?
     I’m so reminded of the importance of this with the passing of my friend, Michelle Barrett. When I was new to the area, a mutual friend of ours, Lisa Smith, coordinated a monthly scrapbooking group.  For a several years, I taught classes to them and then joined them to scrap afterwards when I could.  I watched Michelle’s kids grow up. Their first steps. Watched the Disney trips. The pool project.  Baseball.   All through the pages of her scrapbooks. Michelle had a wonderful smile, quick wit, and an infectious laugh.  She’d also tell you how it was.
     This group of ladies celebrated many milestones together in this little room, once a month, for years.  They shocked me with the most awesome baby shower a girl could hope for with things you actually need, not what you think you need, LOL.  Especially when you are in the military and your entire family is on the West Coast.  They were there to answer the questions I had and to help me out.   I met other friends through them who played different roles in my life.  In the process of scrapbooking our lives, we supported each other.  We did life together.
     In her passing, I’m reminisce on these memories.  She’s my age.  We have kids that still need to grow up.   These facts alone are hard to grapple with.  The possibility or reality of leaving your family before you see them grown brings tears to my eyes as I type this.  I think of how grateful I am that I got to spend the time I did with Michelle.  How grateful her family will be in the years to come for the time, hard work, money invested in those scrapbooks.   How they will have those books to look through when they miss her so much.  How they will have those wonderful family vacations to remember.  How much their Mom/Wife loved them.  Michelle leaves us too soon.  Her scrapbooks are here forever to tell her story.
     I look at the volumes of scrapbooks we have.  I look at all of SG’s scrapbooks from ZooTastic.  I started scrapbooking because we found pictures in my Grandmother’s house, after she passed, with not a lot of information available.  They are a box.  My Dad passed away a few years ago.  That same box and more are there with even less information.   Jeff and I, our lives are preserved in many albums for SG.  SG loves to look them.  Jeff takes his Tiger Album to different places to share (okay, to show off his tiger training days). We love to laugh, remember, and sometimes, cry, over moments in our lives.  I know when I’m gone, they will have these books that tell all of our stories.
     This is why I scrapbook.  So print those pictures.  You are valuable.  Find the best way you to tell your story.  There are so many options.  If you need help, I’m here to help you.   If you want company, I work at my house on Tuesday and Thursdays and one weekend a month.  You can join me to crop.  I don’t charge for the space.  I love company.  Just tell your story with another person creates more memories.  All of this is priceless.

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Do you have a wild child?

Do you have a wild child?

Most of us have that one person who is a “wild child” even if they are not a child!  It’s that person who has a free spirit or an adrenaline junkie.  They march to their own drummer.  Or they are your children who seem to have no understanding of the danger zones of life!  This layout is perfect for this.  You can use it for your inner wild child even.

With the Jack Workshop Your Way (WYW) and the workshop directions from me (which you receive free with a $25.00 purchase of the workshop supplies from my shopping website). I used some different twine that I had left over in my stash, the gray and white twine.

The half circles are made from the circle thin cuts that are cut in half.   You can use the circles to layer and create different background designs as well.  They are a staple in your scrapbooking arsenal just so you can have different shapes to use.

 

Use thin and regular 3D foam tape to pop up the different elements and letters so you get different layers.  I’m going to use this with SG, who’s favorite color is blue.  I’ll add in Pacficia for some matting.  Most of the picture sizes have flip flaps available for use.  You all know I love my flip flaps.   You’ll need the following supplies to create this layout:

Each Full ‘Jack’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

Additional Supplies used:

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.

Blog Candy day!    Who is YOUR wild child?  You?  Your child?  Your spouse?  A friend?  How could you use this layout to celebrate them?  Answer in the comments and one of you will win a package of red enameled embellishments!!  Closes on Sunday night at 8pm EDT!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Celebrate your wild child today with this great layout.   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!!

To Maine…

To Maine….

As some of you know, my sister is hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer.  It’s a great goal and amazing accomplishment.  14 states in 5 months, give or take.  SG and I have had a blast meeting her at different points on the trail.  Our final stop is here in Maine, where I’m at today.

The trail has been completed and now we are planning our way home.  Boy am I sure glad we now have the new Cricut Collection You Are Here!  What awesomeness!!  It will be fantastic for scrapping all the wonderful road trips I’ve been blessed in doing!

Tomorrow, I’ll put more information about the awesomeness of this collection and all of the images (700 on this cartridge) plus the wonderful country collections.

Maine and the New England states have been amazing.  We’ve tripped through several State/National parks/forests.  We’ve done a bit a hiking ourselves although not as much as planned due to being driven out by mosquitoes that believed we were the only live beings around.

After seeing SG covered from head to toe, even after DEET spray (which I’m not a fan of but after all the alternatives did not work, we needed and even Cutter did not work!!), we vacated that and went to a location where she could play without being eaten alive.

So Baxter State Park was awesome to visit:

 

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.  Maine has been amazing.  Love to hear what you’ve been doing this summer!!

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!!