Thank You with Sunny Thoughts

Thank you with Sunny Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards you can get for free when you purchase the February Stamp of the Month (SOM) for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!  It’s cut and ready for you to stamp.  The bright colors of the Make Waves Paper Pack and Make Waves Sequins and Gems make these cards wonderful to send off to brightening someone’s day.

I’m in love with the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  It’s teal color has green and blue sparkles added into the sparkle and I can’t get enough of it.  Instead of using Silver Shimmer Trim, I opted to use the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  Look how good it looks!

Check out the amazing Make Waves Collection:

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Check out this simple card using Chelsea Gardens Paper and the February SOM – Sunny Thoughts S1802. Use your Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and the circle stamping.  Juniper is the ink color for stamping the sentiment.

The card design is simple.  Cut a panel base of 4″ x 5.25″ of Juniper cardstock.  Choose your favorite background and texture patterns from the paper packet.  Even though these colors in Chelsea Gardens are “cool” colors, they speak of Spring and sunny days to me.  I am so ready for Spring right now.

Finish off the card with the Light Gray Ribbon and some embellishments.  Take a look at the embellishments.  They are the Chelsea Garden Dots and Gems.  Look at how they are marbled!  This is the first time we’ve had gems like this and I hope to see more in the future.

Best Deal:

Purchase the February SOM Sunny Thoughts  for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase and get this card kit free.  It’s cut and ready for stamping.  There are 5 cards in each kit.

I did my cards a little differently for fun and this will be the kit contents.  Making Waves Shimmer Trim instead of Silver.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  I hope you are having a sunny day.  Looks to be sunny here even if it’s cold.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

You Are the Sunshine Shakers

You Are The Sunshine Shakers

The February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts is a wonderful stamp set.  I had this vision of creating a shaker card with the sentiment “You are the Sunshine in My Pocket” with a sunshine shaker.   You can see why from the sentiments in this set:

I ended up creating a 2 cards for this, using two different options.   The first one was creating using the Design Space and the sunshine overlay from Artbooking.    Cut out the overlay at least 14-15 times to create the shaker.    The idea comes  from Jennifer Mcquire and some shaker ornaments she made.  She did hers with a die.  For mass production, I prefer using Design Space!

It’s a little tedious to glue all the layers together.  The look you get is well worth it.  You can make any image you want to cut out multiple times and make a great shaker from it.  Get the acetate from Staples in a box of transparencies.    They work great and are inexpensive. Cardstock is Black, Lemon, and Tangerine, all CTMH.  Fill with Queen and Company toppers.   Use a sponge dauber to swirl around Lemon ink on the sentiment to give it some depth and color.

The second shaker is made using Queen and Company’s sunburst foam card front and die:

The Making Waves  purple paper went on top with Lemon cardstock as the base.  The Lemon cardstock shows through like rays of sunshine and the yellow toppings added some bling and shake to it all.   The purple/white dots background and texture paper really makes the Lemon pop.  The large circle die from CTMH cuts the circle for the sentiment but you can use the circle from Art Philosophy (if you have it) or Access, and cut at 2.5″.  Distress the circle with Lemon ink and a sponge dauber.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Catch this sunshine of a stamp set.  It’s sure to brighten someone’s day.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Last Day

Last Day – January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM S1801 Bloom and Grow for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out. Even if you join my team on my downline, when you purchase the SOM each month for $5.00, you can get these kits free. 
  • Love Letters.  Get these super cute letters for your home, craft area, or to make as a gift.  We still have the letters we did for SG’s room as an infant.  She loves them and we’ve never taken them down.  Buy 5 and get 1 FREE.   Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in January and get a FREE Love Letter.  There are a few other freebies from me.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album – I just loaded more workshops) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  This is the last day to take advantage of these awesome letters.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Let Love Grow

Let Love Grow

This card can be used to celebrate anywhere that you see love growing.  Using the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack(retired), White Shimmer Paper, Memento Black Ink and a Shin Touch Marker Sap Green, you can create this card.  The Whimsy Paper Pack will make it easy to to switch color combinations around to match weddings, baby showers, engagements, any event where love is growing.

 

 

To make this card:

  • Cut 1″ off the front right side of the card.  Place your striped paper (5.5″ x 2″) on the left side of the card with a 5.5″ x 1/2″ strip of the white glitter paper.  There should be a white edge of the card about .75″ to the cut part.
  • On the inside of the card, mount the polka dot paper (5.5″ x 1.5″) on the right side.  This shows through because you’ve trimmed off the 1″ from the top of the card.
  • Stamp the “Good Seed Co” on a one of the watercolor background papers.  Stamp “Let Love Grow” in the center.   Color in the leaves with the Sap Green marker and mount on the Sweet Leaf card stock.
  • Mount this so that it’s over hangs the cut off part of the card.  It’s centered.

 

Add a few bitty sparkles through out the sentiment piece to add a little bling.  Simple and fun.  The January Stamp of the Month S1801 Bloom and Grown is awesome!!

 

 

When you purchase it for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you’ll not only get Happy Mail, you’ll get this FREE card kit.  It’s all cut and ready to stamp to get your creating going.  =)   The guide will be emailed to you to create the cards.

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy creating this “Let Love Grow” card.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Here’s a fun easel card using S1801 Bloom and Grow, the January Stamp of the Month(SOM).  Using the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack, the Adventure Ribbon Pack, and the Lagoon ink, you can create this card too.  I love this paper pack, ink color, and SOM:

 

To make this:

  • Take your basic card base – 4.25 X 5.5.
  • Score the top of the card at 2 1/8″ and make a mountain fold.
  • Cut Lagoon cardstock piece at 1 7/8″ x 4.25″; Cut the Lagoon watercolor rose pattern paper at 1 5/8″ x 4.25″.  Adhere to the bottom of the front of the card.
  • Put a piece of the Lagoon ribbon in the center.  You can wrap around and tie off or cut a length about 6 1/4″ and glue dot on the backside of the front.  Glue dot on either side where you want the tie.  You should have a piece sticking up. Cut and tie off.
  • Cut another Lagoon cardstock piece 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and a White Daisy piece at 3″x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in lagoon in the center.  Assemble.  Attach on bottom part of the card only, about 1/2″ from the left side of the card.  If you tape to the top part of the fold, the card will not fold.
  • Make easel button with 1″ and 1/2″ circles and use Enamel and Glitter Duos in the center.  3D Foam Tape it up so that it will hold the fold up.

 

Remember, this month only, you can get this card kit, cut and ready to stamp, when you order the SOM for $5.00 with your $50.00 purchase!  =)

 

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get try to bloom where you are!

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!

Free Card Kit

Free Card Kit

 

I just love this cute little card kit designed by my friend Susan Williams.  I’ve made a few of them for you, my online customers, when you order the December Stamp of the Month S1712 – A Little Bit of Pun.  Everything is cut for you and embellishments provided.  You just need to stamp!  Make sure to join the Happy Mail Club gathering when you check out to get Happy Mail too!

The set is cute and fun.  Great for making big cards (A5 – 4.25″ by 5.5″) or gifts cards (3″x3″).  Everyone needs a smile and giggle in their life!

Thanks for stopping by!

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!