Love the Little Moments

Love the Little Moments

Here’s a card with the Stamp of the Month S1705 Live Love Laugh.  This one is done by a guest artist Jennifer P from my swap group.  This shows how you can color the card and have it look great for those who are not color-ers.   “Love” can be such a useful word when pair with different sentiments.  This sentiment is from the Cricut Cartridge Flower Market Collection and one of my favorite stamp sets.

Because the stamp set words are so large, it takes up most of the space on the card.  Simple is best.   The sentiments from Flower Market has these simple sayings that are done with a combination of 2 fonts, which I really like.  I don’t know if you can really see it for the picture from Flower Market. It’s the top set in the upper left corner.

See how perfect the sentiment goes with “love”.  It’s great to mix and match different stamp sets you have.

 

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 Love The Little Moments gets you excited about this great special!  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice.

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Heads up about Stamps and their availability

WOW…there are some big changes coming with My Acrlix Stampsavailability. Please read this carefully.

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We are simplifying the rules regulating the availability of our My Acrylix® stamp sets to make it easier for you to know which stamp sets are currently available. Presently, we have policies in place that make all stamp sets available for a full year from the time they are first introduced. These policies also make stamp sets that are compatible with a Cricut® collection available indefinitely. The stamp sets that are available are growing in size and we see the need to change this.

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Consequently, we are transitioning to a new policy regulating stamp sales: Stamp sets will only be available when they are pictured in an active idea book. Under this policy, stamp sets featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book will remain available for the year-long duration of that idea book, while stamp sets featured in seasonal idea books will retire when the seasonal idea book retires, like the other items featured in these idea books.

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This policy will include stamp sets with Cricut®-compatible images. When we first introduced our Cricut® collections and their compatible stamp sets, it made sense to keep these stamp sets available in order to create a more robust collection of stamp sets with compatible images. With a larger number of Cricut®-compatible stamp sets in each idea book, it makes sense to allow the older sets to retire and to focus on the newer stamp sets.

This new strategy for our My Acrylix stamp sets will go into effect immediately, meaning that stamp sets featured in Seasonal Expressions 1 will be retired at the end of that idea book on April 30, 2016. Stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 and any other stamp sets that are currently available but are not pictured in any active idea books will be retired on July 31, 2016, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are the States & Provinces stamp sets, the Australia & New Zealand stamp sets, and a handful of other stamp sets that will be carrying forward to a future idea book.

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Make your list and check it twice as then stamp availability has been changed.  Don’t miss out on those super cute stamps in the Seasonal Expressions 1 with their thin cut dies to match!!  Don’t miss out on my Customer Cruising Special!  Check it out here:

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Always Be

“Always Be” came to be after I got these great dies from Simon Says Stamp which make the shape look like it’s stitched!  Gotta love it!  I got three sets of shapes along with this stencil.  I was looking at it and got inspired from the stencil and a tutorial from Stamp Nation about using textured paste!  I think they had a different name for it, like embossing paste.  Any whoo..

Always Be Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Always Be
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I created this sweet card with a Lili of the Valley stamp (the girl) and Close To My Heart D1627 Your own Kind of Wonderful.    I used Ranger Textured Paste, a stencil, and a palette knife to create the background.

Textured Paste Technique Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

Textured Paste Technique
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You put the stencil down over the area you want to cover.  Smear the paste on with the palette knife.  Lift the stencil up carefully.  I covered with prisma glitter while it was wet. If you want to see more about this, see Stamp Nation’s tutorial.

Textured Paste Technique Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

Textured Paste Technique
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I colored in the cute girl with ShinHan Touch Markers.  Wink of Stella’ed the flower and butterfly.  All cardstock is CMTH.

Always Be Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Always Be
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Added some pop up dots for both the sentiment and the little girl.

Always Be Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Always Be
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Don’t you just love the layers from the Nesting Die?  I got them because of the stitching around the ends that I don’t have to do!!  It makes for an awesome look!!  I used 3 of them to create the layers on this card!  CTMH paper works so well with all your crafting products.  Be sure to try it out!  =)

Always Be Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Always Be
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Blossom WOTG and Crop

Don’t forget to join us for the Blossom WOTG and CropTastic Event in  July !!  The Blossom Workshop on the Go is for card making and it’s one of the options for this month.  I do have two  two-page layouts also to make.  Very little to  no stamping on them!!  So your purchase price options are different.

Here are the layouts – $24.00 (Blossom Paper Pack, Compliments, Carnival Washi Tape).  I did use some other product on the pages which is optional for purchase: Z3027 Blossom Assortment $5.95 and Z3074 Bubbly Enameled Shapes $6.95.  If you’d like to have these as well, please let me know so I can order for you!!

Blossom Workshop LO1 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Blossom Workshop LO1
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Blossom Workshop LO1 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Blossom Workshop LO1
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Card Workshop – $29.00:

 

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Click here to look at your options for joining the class! There are a few more days where you can still join – choose and order now!

Just want to crop? Here’s the link for the crop spaces. Your spot is held with payment.

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You Are

“You Are” is actually my 4th card from S1506 Ice Cream Dream!  I really love this stamp set and need to get a move on it to get all the art I’ve done posted for you!

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
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I used S1506 Ice Cream Dreams – I love the font on the sentiments in this set.

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I did the banner on both the inside and outside of the card.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Colored in the ice cream and the cone with the watercolor pencils.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used our glue pen to trace the lighter stripes down the background paper and covered it with prisma glitter.  I used Wink of Stella on the ice cream.

June Stamp Of The Month S1506 Ice Cream Dream

June Stamp Of The Month
S1506 Ice Cream Dream

S1506 Ice Cream Dream is a set you can use over and over because ice cream never goes out of style!!  Get your set today for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!!  In addition, when you place an online order, you’ll get a free stamp set that I mail you from my stash!  It’s a Win Win!!  Check it out!!

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FMS191 – Card 1

I created this card “Wonderful” for FMS191 Challenge. I was making cards for a teacher’s gift (more on this later).  The FMS was perfect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

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FMS191

I used D1627 Your Own Kinds of Wonderful stamp set.  I did some 1st and 2nd generation of the butterflies.  I used Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on the 2nd generation butterflies to pull out some of the color from the ink, giving the glitter glue a light blue water color effect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
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I colored the butterflies with the ShinHan Touch Markers.  I used Wink of Stella Clear to add shimmer to the colored butterflies.  The stitching is a stamp (I love all stitching that can be done by stamps or dies!).  It was definitely fun to play in this challenge plus get some other things taken care of!

Wonderful Collage Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Wonderful Collage
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used some sequins from the silver collection to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by to look!

FMS 190 Like You A Latte

Here’s my take on Freshly Made Sketches 190 (FMS 190): Like You A Latte!  It also works for the Heart2HeartChallenge – to create a man’s card.  I made this for my husband for Father’s Day.

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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All product are Close to My Heart except the Stickles I dug out a very old stamp set – Coffee Stain. We love all things coffee in our house so I tend to keep these sets long past their retirement date!  I used one of my favorites from the Seasonal Expressions, C1616 Treats of Friendship:

C1616 Treats of Friendshp Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

C1616 Treats of Friendshp
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Retired - B1316 Coffee Stain

Retired – B1316 Coffee Stain

 

I took Jackson Paper, Colonial White Card from the Value Pack, Cocoa paper, and Memento Cocoa ink.  Little distressing with ink, some Stickles, Enameled Hearts, and lots of random stamping:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Here’s the Pinterest Collage:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

Graduate with FSM 189

Squeaking in for time to play the FMS189 Sketches!  I need to create some fun, cute graduation cards and it worked!  I used Confetti Wishes paper and stamps from CTMH along with stamps from Penny Black and Lili of the Valley.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMS 189:

FMS Final 189-001A few close ups of the cards.  I love to coloring!! I’ve had this Penny Black mouse for years.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Penny Black/Close To My Heart

I have just recently discovered the Lili of the Valley stamps from the UK.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

I enjoyed making these cards for a few special friends!  Thanks to FMS 189 for the inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peak at my creations.

Smiles, Hugs, and Happy Creating!!

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Wonderful!

Wow, how wonderful that Mojo Monday is celebrating it’s 400 sketch!  Way to go!  I’ve had a few ideas running around in my head since I saw the sketch.  Today, I was able to play -whew…I’ll be able to sleep tonight.  I created this card “Wonderful” to celebrate with them.  I rotated the sketch to make the card.

Wonderful - MM400  Bokeh technique  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Their sketch:

Mojo400SketchI’ve been dying to work with the “bokeh” background technique. I had a great time creating it with Pear, Smoothie, and Lagoon inks along with the White Daisy Pigment ink pad.  It was super easy to do (use a sponge cut in to quarters).  I love the look!

Wonderful - MM400 Bokeh Technique Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh Technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used a few different stamp sets on this card.  It’s a sneak peak to the July SOM (“Wonderful”) along with D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful (the butterflies are awesome) and D1651 Wavy Blooms (I’m addicted to coloring the flowers in this one).

Close To My Heart Stamps www.lindacreates.cmth.com

Close To My Heart Stamps
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The sketch has this cute partial circle in the bottom left corner.  I dry embossed with a leaf patterned folder.

Wonderful - MM400  Bokeh technique  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used the rock and roll inking technique on the butterflies are they are a “two-step” (base and top), then embossed the top in block.  I also did some of the butterflies in “second generation” (ink the stamp, stamp, then stamp again before reinking – you get a lighter image).  I embossed “Wonderful” (using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder).

Wonderful - MM400  Bokeh technique  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I colored the flower in with ShinHan Touche markers.  I added Wink of Stella to my flower and butterflies.  I shaped the butterflies to give them more dimension.  Because I wanted the focus to be on the background, I refrained from adding additional embellishment.

Wonderful - MM400  Bokeh technique  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I love watching the sketches from Mojo Monday as they keep my creative juices flowing.

MM400DesignerBadgeSmiles, hug, and happy creating!

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Ice Cream Dream June SOM

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream with the Ice Cream Dream stamp set!  June’s Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1506 – Ice Cream Dream.  I enjoy coloring and this set allows me to spend some time doing this.  Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using a sketch from “Take Ten” magazine from Stampington and Company.

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

X7196B Blossom is the paper I used for this card.  Just love how “summery” it looks.  I used the Sunset reinker with acrylic paint to color in the ice cream.  ShinTouch Markers for the cone, layering the color to get my shading.

ICD Card 1b wmSome doodling and glitter gems for bling.  Make for a fun, fast card (short of the paint drying).  We’ll add it to the Come and Play Card Buffet!

ICD Card 1a wmIt’s a very cute set.  Everyone in our family loves ice cream. Even our dogs love ice cream!  We have an ice cream truck that comes to our neighborhood in the summer.  This set is S1506 and $17.95 if you purchase it outright.  With a $50.00 purchase you’ll get it for $5.00 (plus an extra goodie for me)!

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used the “Oh My Happy” from the Operation Smile Set D1653 Happy Everything – $3.00 from the purchase price goes to fund Operation Smile.  It takes $240.00 to provide an operation for a child in need!  My goal is to sell 80 of these sets to provide one smile for a child between now and August 31!!  Get yours now!

Happy Everything D1653 - Operation Smile Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy Everything
D1653 – Operation Smile
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Hugs, Smiles, and Happy Creating!

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