Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

Friends Fur Ever

Friends Fur Ever

“Friends Fur Ever” is a Story by Stacey mini-album that my daughter did.  I created the front “belly band” of the album to hold it close.  SG did the rest.  I only want to share the cover at this point so you can see how I used the Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1806 A Bushel and A Peck on it.   The little girl in the set is great to use for some many things, one of which is to represent SG in things we create.

I used a retired pet stamp set from CTMH as well.  I tried to color the puppy on the front like SG’s dog, Huck.  Love our Shin Touch Markers!  SG love our fur babies and wanted to tell the story of how much she loves and enjoys them.  She picked the pictures out and did an awesome job.   On another post, I’ll share how this can be a great project for you and your kids (or grandkids).

I can’t wait to see what the new Story by Stacy products are going to be.  I decided these would be a fun way to “write” a letter to SG each year, sharing my hopes, dreams, and prayers with her.  One day, I won’t be here to tell her how much she means to me.  With these cute little mini-albums from Story by Stacy, I’ll be able to leave her a love letter for each year of her life, celebrating what she means to me.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you all have friends fur ever – our pets that you can celebrate their stories with these mini-albums

Story by Stacy

Story by Stacy

I had three wonderful ladies volunteer to test out the Story by Stacy line from Close To My Heart.  It’s designed to capture those little stories in life that are always happening around us.   Here is a great clip showing you all the components of this line:

Here is Ms Margaret opening her package:

This video is from SA who shared her experience with Story by Stacy

Here’s Loree’s experience:

I’m super excited to try and make mine.  In addition to making my book,  I’m going to be doing a class with three kids 7, 10, and 10 to see how it goes.  Story by Stacy is a great product line for creating gifts.  The stamps will work well for those who are calendar/planner peeps.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you enjoy this new line, Stories by Stacy.  I’d love to see what you create with it.

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!  Seriously.  Happy Easter, everyone. He has risen!  It’s also April’s Fool Day.  And if that’s not enough to celebrate on one day,  Jeff and I celebrate 18 years of marriage today.  This also coincides with 18 years with CTMH.  Poor Jeff has never know life without CTMH since we were married.  This is the perfect to celebrate many important things: Jesus, fun, my best friend, family, CTMH which provides an outlet for my passion to create and all the marvelous friends which come from this love.  Very rarely will this occur on the same day.

The 1st of April also means changes in CTMH’s specials.  Let’s take a look!

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Fab Four – April 2018 Monthly Special

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE (value of $71.80)! Been a consultant before? Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! New or former Consultants must enroll through your Consultant website.

For my Customers:

Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price. Wahoo! So excited to see these come up! =)  More to come on this as I find out. Note on this:  if you are a consultant, you’ll get the sale price plus your discount!

Be a Hostesses:

Hostesses in April, when your Gathering reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you will receive your choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE (party must be submitted no later than May 5, 2018). The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.

New Consultants:

Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $71.80 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! The July and August Stamp of the Month sets won’t even be available to Consultants during April. You will receive these brand-new stamp sets before anyone else! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice. Join Now!

Former Consultants:

Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $50! You will still receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through May 31, 2018. Join Now!

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S1804 Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month

This great set of 12 stamps is perfect for scrapbook titles, cards, and more. With a mix of script sentiments and sentiments that you need to color, you can create very personalized gifts for people. The sentiments which celebrate life and encourage kindness are uplifting.  The layout above is done using Chelsea Gardens Paper.  So beautiful.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

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Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive the following Card Kit FREE. It’s a set of 5 cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble. =)  Here’s better pictures of the layout kits.  You’ll receive one of them free.  =) I love how you can take the letters from the SOM and use them for something different!  

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Here’s a Teaser for FUN:

 I can’t wait for it to be released!  So exciting!!  =)

Featured Paper of the Month: Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar is a whimsical collection in colors. More soft, like the early days of summer. I love the Kitchen Traditions part of the collection. Recipe cards are back. Using the Every Day Life Albums, you can create a keepsake for your family. Take those recipes that have been handed down for generations and put them in a keepsake for your child. It’s sure to be held close to their hearts.

I have several workshops available for Gimme Some Sugar when you purchase $25.00 or more in Gimme Some Sugar products from my website!! The one below features 6 layouts designed by Chris Robertson. I have a card one, one on Disney, mini album, and more. Something for everyone.

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

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The Important Thing Bundle

March 9–April 30, 2018

Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!

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Free Electronic Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 product from my shopping website, you will get to choose a free workshop from my collection. There are scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops. My collection has several amazing artists to choose from covering using your Cricut, stamping, or no stamping at all! Just buy the supplies you need to create the workshops, get the guides for free! Check out some of the guides avialble HERE. Check out all of the guides here in my Special Peeps FB Groups.This blog post shows the workshops for Stargazer

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Happy Mail

If you are not involved with someone’s home or online gathering, be sure to add yourself to the Happy Mail orders. You’ll get fun in the mail! Check out Happy Mail here. All April orders $25.00+ will have the new Seasonal Expressions 2 (goes live on May 1).

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Enjoy April.  It’s an amazing month! Set an alarm or event on the calendar for every Friday 2m ET (if I figured the timing correct) for the Fab Faves Weekend Sales.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

The Important Things

The Important Things Bundle” is now live! Get your today!!

 

 
Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!  I have directions for the workshop and some prompts when you purchase this from me. 
Includes the following:
1 – Chelsea Gardens bulk paper sheet
1 – Gimme Some Sugar bulk paper sheet
2 – Bashful cardstock sheets
1 – Peacock cardstock sheet
1 – Juniper cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
1 – Mink cardstock sheet
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – 3″ × 3″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
2 – 3″ × 4″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 4″ × 6″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 3″ × 4″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 4″ × 6″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 6″ × 8″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™

Check out this layout:

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • 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.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Get this “The Important Thing” kit.  Take some time to evaluate your life and capture those things that are about you and important to you.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

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!

 

 

New Seasonal Expressions 1

New Seasonal Expressions 1:

 

Here it is and here’s how you can look at it online – Click Here.  It’s chock full of new stuff and I love the Sugar Rush gems.  Bling and glitter – I love them!

New Papers:

There are four new paper kits for Spring.  The shades of the paper reflect colors we associate with Spring and some fun as well.

Hello Lovely:

Perfect for weddings, babies, bridal/baby showers, Mothers’ Day, a birthday, and more.

Sugar Rush:

This fun paper is great for Valentine’s Day, celebrating any relationship with someone you love (spouse, significant other, kids, pets), special place to eat, donuts, and more!

Dreaming Big:

With colors that are subtle and bold (add black and it’s amazing), this paper is for your dreams or anyone’s dreams or adventures.  So many different uses.

Some Kind of Wonderful:

Bold, bright papers to reflect some of the more vivid colors of Spring and life’s little adventures.  Celebrate friendships, pets, outside events, and more.

I love having new papers to create with.  There is so much  more in this new Seasonal Expressions.  When you place and order on my website, you’ll get the chance to add it to your cart for FREE!

Be the hostess with the mostess!

Being a hostess is a great way to get some of your product or all of it for free!!  Hosting a catalog show, on-line Facebook show, or an in-home gathering (if you don’t want to use your home, you can use mine) is fun and easy.

 

Here’s what you can earn free (this is not necessarily what you would select but an idea of what you could select at different levels):

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And best of all, I love this exclusive Hostess Bundle:

So let’s get your gathering scheduled today!  Email me at info@lindacreates.com.

And if you want it all, join my team!  We’d love to have you as a part of our fun and creative group plus you’ll get your supplies at a discount!  Your cost to join is $75 with $50.00 of that as Select Product Credit to choose the supplies you want in your kit!  Who can beat that??

I hope you take some time to check out the new Seasonal Expressions 1 online today.  Have a creative day!

 

 

 

 

 

Washi Tape Storage Idea

Washi Tape Storage

I came across this great idea, especially after Christmas and all the gift wrapping for storing washi tape:

Talk about a great idea to reuse an old tape dispenser and have a great place for the washi tape.  Plus with the tape dispenser, you get the tear edge for easy tearing.  I can’t take the credit for this idea.  I picked it up off of one of the FB boards.  Another idea I’ll share quickly is this: Save all those Aluminum Foil and Saran Wrap boxes.  The washi tape fits right in and you have the metal tear strip for easy tearing.  Another great way to reuse or repurpose trash.  This also packs well for crops.  Hope you can make use of these great ideas.

Boxing Week Sale:

The new items today are:

 

It’s The Little Things:

Don’t for get “It’s The Little Things” special – these are great deals to stock up on for mini album projects or presents for folks.  These bundles are discounted so another great thing to get on sale!!

Mystery Hostess:

Every $25.00 you order online gets you in to the drawing for the Mystery Hostess.  We have 2 – 50% off items and $80 off hostess credit! Make sure your order is part of the Dec/Jan Online Orders Gathering.

Enjoy the washi tape holder ideas.  Have a great day!

 

 

CTMH TV

CTMH TV

Did you know that on my shopping website, you have access to CTMH TV?  What is this?  It’s another great support CTMH provides it’s consultants and customer.  Here’s a sample of the different ways you can color your 2017 Planner from CTMH.

You can access all the great videos at any time and for a variety of topics.  Check out this one about being a consultant with this awesome company!

If you are inspired to join my team, click the below link to do so!  I’d love to have you!!

Thanks for checking out CTMH TV and stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a creative day!!

Calypso Mini-Album

Here a fun Calypso Mini-Album that you could use to celebrate a friend’s birthday or a special event.   While you can’t get this particular mini-album anymore, you can use one of the InstaLife albums.

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There are a few Picture My Life Watercolor Gold used in this album.  While they are designed for watercolor, you don’t have to use watercolor on them.  There is shimmer trim, wonderful to use because it’s already got the adhesive on it and Enamel and Glitter Duos Blue.

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Add pockets on the inside covers of the album and pockets on some of the pages.  Use the Picture My Life cards from the Calypso paper pack as inserts!  Love the bright summery colors.

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This mini-album is a great project for a Girl Scout Troop, a girls’ night out, and other fun moments.  Thanks to April Smith for the inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,