Blogging on a phone!

Blogging on a phone!

I say kudos to those of you who can blog by your phones. I’m trying to do this on my phone so that my blog doesn’t go without a post this week. Starbucks makes a great stop to do this! On Sunday night we had a horrible storm, lots of thunder and lightning, and that left us without any phone, internet, or cable TV. It’s been a quiet few days which is kind of nice. I don’t think you realize how much noise comes from all of these services.

Then the quiet days I’ve been working on a little bit of Bible journaling and editing a workshop for Studio Sue. In between my volunteering and all of my mom duties.

It’s been a nice time of reflection. We have Sarah Grace’s 10th birthday party this weekend. It’s really hard to believe we’re in double digits now. I look at her and realize just how fast she’s growing up.

And then I’m off to get ready for a Memories Made Here crop the following weekend. Can’t wait to see everyone in York, PA!

Maybe doing this on my phone isn’t do bad. I’ll have to figure pout how to watermark my pictures this way.

Be Kind

Be Kind

The Stamp of the Month, S1804 Color Your Life, has some wonderful sentiments in it.  Ones we can definitely use in our lives as encouragement.  I always send SG out the door with  “Remember to be kind” when she’s off to conquer the day.

Using this Gimme Some Sugar paper pack and the SOM, you can create this fun card.   Other elements of the card comes from few other elements in the Gimme Some Sugar Collection and Bashful Glitter Paper.

Don’t forget, when you purchase the SOM for $5.00, you’ll get this great kit of the month free (you’ll receive one of these two layouts):

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 and checking out my “Be Kind” card with the April SOM.  Have a creative day!

 

Make Waves

Make Waves

Another layout from the Studio Sus Make Waves Workshop.  It’s hard to write this post as I’m watching it snow outside my window.  It might be March 21, officially Spring, but here in MD, the snow is a falling!

 

Looks so peaceful out there.   Until you listen to the traffic issues and then I’m grateful it’s a snow day and we are home.  It’s great snowman snow and the kids have been busy playing outside.

Back to this bright, fun paper which reminds me that Spring will sometime come and summer too.

Here’s some close ups of parts of the layout:

The workshop guide calls for Bashful Glitter Paper which I did not have on hand.  I did have the retired pack of pink glitter with a piece of pinkish/purple which worked well.   The banners are cut from the thin cut dies that are on sale this month.

The cute little sentiments here come from the compliment pack.  Great sayings.

 

This mermaid is from the “Pictures My Life” sheets of paper.  There are a series of 4×6 and 3×4 cards you can cut out to use as embellishments, journaling blocks, and more.  Here I used her as the embellishment.  I took the Bashful Shimmer Brush and highlighted parts of her with it.  On the bubbles I used the clear shimmer brush but you can’t see it in the picture.

 

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. I hope you love this Make Waves paper like I do.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Mission Control – We have a sale!

Mission Control – We have a sale!

Mission Control, isn’t this card super cute!  One of my swap players, Amy U, created this card using Stargazer Paper and the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp Set.

Best thing about this stamp and die set is it’s on sale during the month of March!  How awesome is this?!  This set, while whimsical is all boy (although it can be used for a girl).  It’s nice to have this.

The stamp behind the astronaut is from D1733 Splash of Color.  This set is a must have because you can use it to create backgrounds and stop over the top or put an image over the top.

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. Mission Control – don’t miss out on this stamp and die set!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Free Stamp of the Month Workshop

 Free Stamp of the Month Workshop

Check out this amazing free workshop you can get when you order the March Stamp of the Month for $5.00.  The set looks like this:

 

There are five projects – 4 cards and 1 Gift Card Box in the workshop.   Here are the projects:

 Supply Listing

Consumable Supplies: (these are pre-cut and included in the kit you will receive from me)

– Stargazer Paper Pack #X7229B $9.95 (Half package needed)

– Canary Cardstock Pack #Z2843 $14.50 (3 sheets needed)

– White Daisy Cardstock Pack #1385 $9.50 (1.5 sheet needed)

– White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 count bulk pack) #X254 $14.95

– Stargazer Dots (90 pcs per pack.) #Z4143 $3.95 (1/5 pack needed per kit)

– White Twine (10 yards) #Z3216 $2.95 (each 5-project kit requires 96″ of trim – 2 packs needed with left overs)

Non-Consumable Supplies (these are not included in the kit you will receive from me)

March Stamp of the Month ‘Birthday Time‘ #S1803 $5.00

– Appropriate Sized Blocks

Memento Black Stamp Pad #Z899 $7.95

Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2852 $7.95

Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2843 $7.95

Carmine R11 ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2448 $5.95

Golden Yellow Y222 ShinHan Touch Twin Marker #Z2452 $5.95

Alphabet Embossing Folder #Z3346 $8.95

Gift Card Box Thin Cut #Z4150 $34.95 (on sale – $26.21)

Basic Circles Thin Cuts #Z3318 $12.95 (anything to create a 2.5″ Circle will work) (on sale for $9.71)

Piercing Tool Kit (perfect for transporting adhesive backed gems) #Z2046 $6.95

Journaling Pen (optional) #Z2805 $7.95

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. Enjoy this free workshop.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Heart Full Of Wonder

Heart Full Of Wonder

“Heart Full Of Wonder” is the first layout of 6 created in a workshop using Make Wave Workshop Your Way:

The banners on this layout are made with the Banner Thin Cuts Dies, on sale this month – March 2018!  Can’t beat this deal.

Here are some other details of the 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. Enjoy this layout, Heart Full of Wonder, along with the beautiful Make Waves  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.

Die-namite Savings

 Die-namite Savings!

March 2018 Monthly Special

Thin Cuts dies are on sale all month! Save 25% on a wide selection of Thin Cuts dies and 30% on select Thin Cuts bundles! Thin Cuts are an easy way to add shapes, titles, and sentiments to any project — no scissors required!

For Hostesses: Hostesses or parties that reach at least the third level of Hostess Rewards can add a free Thin Cuts die to their order; choose either Thin Cuts — Celebrate (Z3256), Thin Cuts — Family (Z3258), or Thin Cuts — Hi There (Z3259). That’s an added reward valued up to $13.95 that your hostess can receive free!

For New Consultants: When you become a Close To My Heart Consultant in March, you will receive a free Thin Cuts die in your New Consultant Kit; choose either Thin Cuts — Celebrate (Z3256), Thin Cuts — Family (Z3258), or Thin Cuts — Hi There (Z3259). That’s an added reward valued up to $13.95 that New Consultants will receive free!

Dates: March 1, 2018 (12:01 am MST) – March 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MST)

Step Right Up Bundle:

It’s not often we have two specials running at once!  I’ve got an awesome workshop for you when you purchase this bundle made by Kelly!  Design Space file included so all you have to do is load and cut.

Add some Mickey Mouse ears and you’ve got Disney in this.

March SOM – Birthday Time S1803

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase!  Stamp sets that are timeless are definitely an added value to your collection.  This set is good for any birthday, party, or celebration.  There’s not a set date or age attached.  Several of the stamps can be used outside of the birthday theme.  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.  When you purchase this set for $5.00 (with a $50.00 purchase), you’ll get this awesome card kit for free:

Featured Collection of the Month: Stargazer Collection:

Workshops:

I have a few great workshops you can get the instructions free when you purchase $25.00 of product from my website!!  Check out your options in my Linda Creates Special Peeps Facebook Group.

For my Disney Friends:

Be sure to check my FB group album for all the available workshops.

things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  It’s crazy that today is the last day of February and all of these great specials!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Enchantment Card Kit

Enchantment Card Kit

I have 10 kits ready to sell for this kit.  Susan made them one way and we used some different sentiment stamps. The kits are $20.00 each (plus shipping) and I have 10 of them ready to go. They are cut and stamped for you.  You’ll get the directions and a cutting guide.  Here is my version of them:

 Here’s some more pictures of individual cards:

Urgent – Enchantment Paper Pack is low stock – <30

If you purchase the Enchantment Paper Pack, you can 120 cards with the directions and cutting guide.  You can change up the sentiments like I did so you’ll be covered for many different occasions or make them all one theme, like birthdays.  When you have 120 birthday cards around, you’ll be ready for any birthday.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  If you are interested in purchased an Enchantment Card Kit, contact me.  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards from the Studio Sus Cardmaking Workshop where you can make 30 cards with half a pack of the Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack. You’ll need a few other supplies that are listed below.  With a $25.00 purchase of the supplies needed for this workshop, you’ll receive the workshop guide FREE along with being in my Happy Mail Club!  =)  Here is the beautiful stamp and thin cut set used on the cards.

 Love being able to use the thin cuts to cut out the images so I don’t need to fussy cut them.  Sure saves some and hand cramps.

The background and texture paper is two sided so when making the cards, I opted to show off both sides of the card to change things up.  This way the cards all look different even if the pattern is the same.  This watercolored paper with the ombre look is one of my favorite sheets.

 

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Chelsea Gardens’ Cardmaking Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack (full package $9.95) Half package #X7230B
(30) White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct. bulk pack $14.95) #X254
(1) piece of Black Glitter Paper (full 3-sheet pack $6.95) #Z3236
(2) Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems #Z4155 $4.95 (1 pack per 15 cards)
Cream Ribbon #Z4154 $4.95
(2) pieces of Charcoal Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #X5953
(3) pieces of White Daisy Cardstock (24 sheet bulk pack $9.50) #1385

Additional Supplies used:

Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp set & Thin cuts bundle #Z4158 $33.95
Appropriate sized acrylic blocks
Memento Black Ink Stamp Pad #Z3271 $7.95
Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2841 $7.95
Sweet leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2853 $7.95
GY234 Leaf Green Shin Han Marker #Z2454 $5.95
Y49 Pastel Green Shin Han Marker #Z2459 $5.95
R140 Light Orange Shin Han Marker #Z2455 $5.95
B62 Marine Blue Shin Han Marker #Z2458 $5.95
B262 Cerulean Blue Lt. Shin Han Marker #Z2449 $5.95
Colorless Blender Shin Han Marker #Z2469 $5.95
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’!)
3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.

I also used the Clear Shimmer Brush on the flowers and butterflies for some extra bling.  Love my shimmer!

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy some happy thoughts with your cup of coffee this morning. If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!