Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

February 2018 Monthly Special

Love Pink??  Love Pretty in Pink (one of my favorite all time movies).  Here’s CTMH’s Pretty in Pink special for February!!  Up to 30% off the listed items and certain bundles!! They are of course, PINK! Start your planning now.   Discounted items must be ordered via my website through individual orders.  Be sure to attach your order at check out to the Happy Mail Gathering so you’ll qualify for Happy Mail with orders that are $25.00+.

During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!  Contact me to set up your home or online gathering today!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!

Dates: February 1, 2018 (12:01 am MST) – February 28, 2018 (11:59 pm MST)


Join My Team

Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit—a $36.30 USD/$45.25 CAD value, totally FREE! For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Color of the Year Bundle (value $36), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, for a total value of $236! That’s 70% off.

Plus, you’ll get some more free goodies from me. Card kits to help you with samples. Help doing your first home gathering or FB show. Lots of extras to support you reaching certain goals CTMH has set. And more! So come on and join the fun. =)

February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts

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.

Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

Stamp images outlined in blue coordinate with the Basic Circle Thin Cuts (Z3318), sold separately.

Purchase the S1802 Sunny Thoughts for $5.00 at the $50.00 level and you’ll get this fantastic 5 card kit for FREE:

Paper Pack (s) of the Month:  Making Waves and Whimsy Fundamentals

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy the Pretty in Pink special.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me:!!

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!



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










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


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


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


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

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

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






Last Call – Harbor Scrapbooking Gratitude Layout Class – September 22-25, 2016

Gratitude Layout – Harbor Scrapbooking Crop Class on September 22-25, 2016 – Order by September 7, 2016.

I always have a reason to be grateful and I want to remind myself of the people and things in my life for which I am grateful.  The layout I created for this is called “Gratitude” and I am unable to put up the full layout right now due to having used the awesome September Stamp of the Month on it, until September 1, 2016.  Here’s sneak peak:

HS Sneak Peak Image

The layout is pre-cut and pre-stamped for you.  All you have to do is take a picture with your phone, distress the pieces as you see fit, and assemble!!  This class is made for you to come to class and make it or make it at your cropping station, which ever works best for you.  Due to the nature of the new Fundamental Paper Packs, the background and texture paper colors will change (unless you purchase the full kit). A possible variate of this layout:

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Full Kit will create this layout:

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I have created 4 options for you on this layout.  All four options include the layout being pre-cut and pre-stamped.

Option 1: This is the base layout – $15.00.  The cardstock colors will remain the same.  The background and texture paper will be different on each of the layout because I’ll be using one pack of Enchantment Fundamental Papers to create the layouts.  The words and hearts will be cut from Gold Glitter Paper.  You’ll have Gold Shimmer Trim.

Option 2: This is Option 1 plus the Good Life Compliments – $25.00.  This will provide the glitter lagoon (turquoise) chipboard letters and hearts featured on my initial layouts (there is one for the class and one that I originally made for myself that we lifted for the design for the class. Changes are made to accommodate mass production and deal with ).  I have this picture of the Compliments because there is SO MUCH GOODNESS in each batch.  Each of the white sticker sheets is 6″x6″!  The center is not a sticker piece – it is the insert that shows everything in the 6″x6″ pack:


Option 3: This is everything in Option 1 and 2 plus the Enchanted Ribbon Pack –  $38.00.  On my original layout, I used the Peacock ribbon as part of the embellishments (in the first two options, you’ll receive Gold Shimmer Trim instead).  I love the white stitching on the sides of the Peacock ribbon.  Super cute.  Enchantment Ribbon wm

Option 4: Includes everything in the first 3 Options plus the Enchanted Fundamental Paper Pack – $61.00!!  If you purchase this option, your layout will be cut out with the same background and texture papers I used on the original layout.  You will be able to create the exactly as I made it.  With the Compliments and Ribbon Pack, you’ll be able to make several more layouts.


Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack wmPlease place your order by September 15 for the Harbor Scrapbooking Event!!  Here is the PayPal Button:

Gratitude Layout Class

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a creative day!











Be Happy Gratitude Layout

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


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

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


Here’s the right page:

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

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

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

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Gratitude Layout Class

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!






Amazing kits!!

Time has run away from me this month and I’ve not talked about these amazing kits! I’ve not been blogging because I’ve been out of town vending at crops! Wonderful events and participants!  Anyway, staying focused (haha), here’s the information on these awesome kits!!

Linda Nov cc Collage

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

The Kit options:

kits wm Linda

Remember that you get your Page Protectors FREE, a value of $23.00 (after s/h/t).  You can also get the November SOM for $5.00 and my give-away stamp (if you add yourself to the November Online Shopping Gathering), a total value of $24.00 ($29-$5).  Great deal!

Blessed S1511 SOM images

Here is a great video to explain more about the Paper Fundamentals:

Thanks for stopping by!!!