Builders Board

Builders’ Board

SG had a project to be an inventor.  I created a bulletin board to celebrate all of the student’s work.  It was so fun to read all of the different ideas they can and how they created inventions!  This is not my most creative board as I was trying to capture some different words they used to describe what they did.

Thank goodness for the Cricut and having all these different fonts and images to use to make the board more interesting.

 

Are these ideas just amazing for 3rd graders?!  I’m so blessed that I have the time to volunteer and help out.  I thank CTMH for the ability to be my own boss so I can have the time to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom.

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  I’m so proud of all the kids and excited to make the Builders’ Board   Have a creative day!

 

Another Winner and Thank You!

Another Winner and Thank You!

Congrats to Binnie Baumgartner for winning our next $100 shopping spree.  I know Binnie has a wish list and will have no problem spending her free dollars!!  We’ll do those orders next week (October 3 or 4)!!

Huge Thank Yous!

 

So many of you have been placing orders to help us reach the main goal of giving away a Cricut Air 2!!  Thank you so very much!!  While not all orders were $50.00 or more, EVERY order helps out and I’m so very appreciative of any and all help to reach this goal!!!  Thanks to Margaret M, Therese F, Janice H, Binnie B, Janice H, Cathleen G., Tabitha H, Rachel C, Dale B, Penny K, Laureen D, Becca, Tracy P, Susan M, Linda M……..You are all so appreciative!

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 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 an entry to the Great Cricut Giveway as the company does not give me points.
  • 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.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 4600 points to go. 92 more $50.00 orders.  7 more 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:  5 -$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 11 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 reading to the end of this email/post.  I appreciate you all and sure hope you can help out so we can give away a Cricut Air 2!!

OMGoodness! Look at this….Happy 4th of July

OMGoodness!  Look at this – Happy 4th of July!!

 

I’m so excited to have STampaganza back

AND for them to bring some favorites of mine, Month Word Puzzle Sets,  back to play in the Stampagnza.  Check it out:

Ways to get these Card Word Puzzle stamps:
1) Get all 12 stamps for $143.60 (a 33% savings!)
2) Buy them individually (using the buy two, get one free promo)
3) Join Close to My Heart and get this 12 set of stamps for free when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017, value of $215.00!!
4) Host a gathering of $450+ and get the entire 12 stamp set for free!

These stamps are PERFECT for planners! And monthly cards!  I’m so relieved because I’m missing one of them and now I can get it back!  Yeah for happiness. Another great set for the calendar and Bible journalers,

July is a jovial month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1707 – Storybook Alpha is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Stampaganza.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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 had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive all 12 of the Month Word Puzzles for FREE (value of $215.00), when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017.  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 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.   In our house, all good days need to start with coffee!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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No Worries – Smile!

No Worries – Smile

Here’s the first layout of one of 6 from the Workshop you can get FREE when you place a $25.00 order for the workshop supplies on my website.

You can get the Workshop Your Way and have most of the elements used.  I added in some silver shimmer tape, the heart die cuts, Blue Enamel and Glitter Duos, and silver glitter paper.

The compliments are kraft and have a white overlay on some of the like “Happy Place” and several of the other elements.  Some are plain.   The wood grain sequins are fun and you have plain ones as well.  These are ones I’ll stock up on because they are neutral enough to work in several different elements.

Layer the burlap ribbon or twine over one element and under the “Smile”to tie things in.

Add a combination of the Blue Enamel and Glitter Dues with the No Worries Sequins to add very subtle bling to the pages.

I used the heart thin cuts to create this heart from the silver glitter paper. Use your journaling pen to doodle around the sentiment blocks.

You’ll need a pack of Chocolate Cardstock which is used for the base of the pages.  Best news?  It’s 25% off!  With this pack and the Workshop Your Way, you can have most of the elements used in this workshop, and the workshop FREE. Great deals all around for you! 

Here’s all the layouts:

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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 had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  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.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 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)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Don’t you love the “Smile” layout? Take advantage of the cardstock sale to get your base pages for this awesome workshop!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Live

Live with the Live Love Laugh

I have several friends who are totally into coloring.  This card is for one of them.  I know they’ll love.  In addition, the “Live” is taped down lightly so that you can lift it off and use it in another project.

This stamp set’s images are large enough to be used at titles on scrapbook pages as well as being used on cards.  Lots of great coloring opportunities for those who love to color.   “Together” is a great sentiment for cards as well as scrapbooks.

 

The paper pack is Some Kinda of Wonderful, which has retired.  I still have it in stock.  Crop season is done and I’ve moved all the stock into the house and created my summer store.  Feel free to stop by on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm or on CropTatsic this Sunday.  =)  Used Shimmer Trim to make the cute little ribbon sticking out.

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 Live card gets you excited about this great stamp of the month!  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice.

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First Butterfly Shaker Card

First Butterfly Shaker Card

This is one of the shaker cards that will be on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.  The stamps, paper, and embellishments are all CTMH.  The shaker and die are from Queen and Company.  The paper is Hello Lovely which will be with us for the next 2 weeks before it’s retired.  The Sugar Rush gems retire and are already gone!  So be sure to check them out.

The stamp set is from the Cricut Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Bundle.  It’s one of my favorite stamp sets to use because all of the sentiments are a mixed font and look marvelous.

The shaker is full of sequins and diamonds from Queen and Company.  The butterfly is made from Sorbet cardstock and I put the cut outs from the butterfly wings inside the butterfly shaker to provide a consistant solid background for the shaker contents.  The way I have it placed on the card is over different papers and didn’t look right.   Using the cutouts fixed that.  The Queen and Company shaker kits come with the transparencies for you to use.

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

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, 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…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first butterfly shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Great Cricut Giveaway – updated

Great Cricut Giveaway

After some evaluation, we’ve decided to continue the Great Cricut Giveaway until we reach our goal.  This may be tweaked a little more as we go along.  =)

So come and play as you have a chance to win with the orders you normally make.  If you’ve joined my first downline, since January, you are included and will have entries.

Here’s what you can win:
23 – $100 hostess credit shopping sprees. For every $1000.00 ordered, there will be $100 hostess credit give away! That would be for you to pick from exclusive CTMH products like stamps, blocks, markers, papers, WYW, ink pads, and reinkers!! (One has already been given away!!)
At the 25% mark, 5750 points, there will be 3 winners: 2 – 1/2 price items to give away. These can be anything you want and it’s 50% off (you pay the the other 50%) and 1 CTMH Cricut Cartridge Bundle (valued at $99.95).
At the 50% mark, 11,500 points, there will be 3 winners: 2 – 1/2 price items to give away. These can be anything you want and it’s 50% off (you pay the the other 50%) and 1 CTMH Cricut Cartridge Bundle (valued at $99.95).
At the 75% mark, 17,250 points, there be 3 winners. The prizes will be a set of Adventure Ink Pads (Value $79.50), a set of 5-D Size Stamps (value of 89.75) and WorkSpace Wonder Bundle Giveaway (value $117.50)
At the 100% mark, 23,000 points, there will be 4 winners: 3 CTMH Cricut Cartridges Bundle Giveaways (valued at $99.95 each) and a Grand Prize of a brand new Cricut Air 2 (value of $249)!!

That’s a total of $3335.95 of prize value plus the 4 – 50% off items in this Giveaway.  There is a great chance to have more 50% off items!!

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

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Together Is The Best Place To Be Card!  Have a creative day!!

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Cut It Out – 25% Off All Die Sets and Individual Dies

Cut It Out and other goodness!

March 2017 Constant Campaign

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time!  Purchase any current Thin Cuts or Thin Cuts bundles at 25%-off in March.

New Consultants Bonus: Anyone who signs up in March will receive a set of Thin Cuts in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them! Join My Team NOW

Additional Goodness this month:

March Paper of the Month: Dreaming Big

Dreamin Big Happy Place

This paper pack is my favorite My Reflections Paper Packs from the Seasonal Expressions.  Did you know you can get it for free?  The colors and paper are fresh and remind me of being outside which is were I like to spend my time.  See the end of the post for the links to all the Dreamin’ Big products.  The “Happy Place” page is a universal page because everyone has their own happy place.  I really like this idea of taking the one page and having it a part of your home decor.   You can get the picture holder from your local craft store.

I just had to share these cards made using the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Thin Cut bundle because they are beautiful.  The bundle is 25% off and will count towards a free paper pack.  What?  Free paper?  Read to the end of the post!

March Stamp of the Month (SOM): S1703 Tea-rrific

This is also my favorite SOM in the Seasonal Expressions.  I love coffee and tea so this set is my cup of tea (pun intended).  I’ve had a great time making some cards and pages with this so be watching for posts this month featuring this art work.  It’s $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 product order.  With that $50.00 order you can get this super cute set saving you $12.95 AND a free My Reflection Paper Pack (value $9.95).

2017 Incentive Trip Customer Appreciation Special – FREE Paper:

Events:

There are a number of events posted up on my calendar page – check it out.  I hope to see you soon.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and checking out the Cut It Out special along with my Customer Appreciation Special.





Beautiful and You can get FREE

Beautiful and You can get FREE:

Here’s the last layout for the Hello Lovely WYW.  For the free, read to the end of the post.

It’s a beautiful layout using more of the patterned paper from the pack.  You add clusters in different spots of embellishments using the Hello Lovely Compliments.

The glitter gold gems are awesome embellishments around the stickers included in the pack.   I think you could use this layout for a prom date or other fancy affair besides a wedding.

These hearts are different – they are like a dark gold plastic.  They add 3D without being big and bulky.  =)

Here’s another cluster with the stickers, gold gems, and the Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

The title of this layout is also in the dark gold plastic.  It’s nice to use something different for the title besides stickers and Cricut cuts once  in a while.  I thought another use of this layout would be a sweet candid shot you took of your favorite person.

Last Day for FREE Stamps of the Month:

 

FREE……….

  • Place your $50.00 in product order on my site www.lindacreates.closetomyheart.com
  • Fill out the contact form on this page: HERE
  • In the message let me know what you want FREE
  • A My Reflection Paper pack OR
  • an A or B sized stamp set free
  • Put your mailing address in the message too.
  • Free Items will ship directly from me between March 8-10
  • Enjoy!!!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful day!

Congrats Card

Congrats Card

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m back to liking the white space on a card.  With this card, the embossed background with the Confetti Stars Embossing Folder looks amazing.

CTMH has a great Hello Lovely Cardmaking Kit.  This is not one of their patterns.  It’s a sample of another card you could make if you want to go off the beaten path and do something different.

I love the Blush Shimmer Ribbon!  If you look at it one way, it’s pink.  If you look at another way, you can see the rich gold that shows above.   The Grey Enameled Gems are subtle and finish off the card.   Check out the supplies below and make your own Congrats card.

Thanks for stopping by,