November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off

November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off.

November is a full of nostalgia! It’s the month of Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, you’ll be able to look back on life and find the things that make you smile.  Those sweet memories of your past.  Grandma’s pie.  Visiting the drug store to get comic books.  Hikes.  Family gatherings.  Birth of child. Watching a child sleep.  Family activities.  Sometimes those memories are not so sweet but oh so important to your fabric of life.  The loss of child or parent.  Rough times in a marriage, job, or with your health.  Some memories are bittersweet – moving, new job, new friends.  They are all significant!  Use this month’s Fundamental Special to stock up on the basics you need for everyday scrapbooking or cardmaking.  Take some time to scrap book those sweet nostalgic memories!   Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Just for fun – 40% off Fundamental Bundles – Amazing!

It’s our monthly special.  Everyone’s life as a foundation and the fundamentals are the base of our crafting supplies.  You can use them with all the seasonal paper packs.  They work for every day life and preserving all of those nostalgic memories stored on your phone or computer!

 

Overview: The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November.

  • First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price.
  • Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!
  • November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of their projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

November’s Stamp of the Month S1711– Through The Year

This set is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.    Use it for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and/or calendar journaling. It would work for Bible journaling as well.  I have a wonderful treat for anyone who orders this stamp set, either full price or for the $5.00 with your $50.00 order!  Directions for an interactive scrapbook layout!  =) 

Here’s a wonderful layout made with this set.

 

Special Bonus in November – get this exclusive  layout kit and directions (electronically) when you purchase the November SOM at the $5 level ($50.00 purchase):

 

15+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.   Most recent one added is the Whimsy Fundamental Scrapbooking Workshop, just in time to celebrate this awesome special this month.  =)

Join My Team  and receive a FREE Fundamental Bundle of your choice, value of $36.85.  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.  With the free f Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.  Love to have you as part of the team.  We are part of a wonderful group of ladies!!

 

Paper Pack of the Month – Silver and Gold.

This is another endless paper pack.  It does have some holiday themed designs, like the paper with words, but the back of it is neutral.

  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • Follow my blog: Linda Creates Blog
  • 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  November is loaded with lots of fun and nostalgia as we approach the holiday season.  Take advantage of the “Just For Fun” special and stock up on your fundamentals as they are the ones you can use for any event or season!

Last Day

Last Day

This is the last day for some great specials.  It’s hard to believe that it’s Halloween tonight.  Have fun and be safe out there.  SG is going to be the pirate, Anne Bonnie, tonight, although she decided to be Thing 1 from Dr. Seuss for school today as they are doing dress up as a Storybook Character .  I’m going as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order. 
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE! 
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.  Check out this amazing kit.  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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.    This is your last day for the Share the Smile special!

Few days left for Share a Smile with a free workshop

Few days left for” Share a Smile” with a free workshop.

Just few days left to get this Share A Smile Card Kit! You can get the card Kit with the thin cuts. Punny Pals stamp set is sold separately.
For my customers,  I’ve gotten this great workshop from Susan Williams.   This is a special workshop for anyone who purchases the stamp set and kit!! You can make these cards with one extra sheet of gold glitter paper and some other neutral colors.   
Supplies you’ll need:

Additional Supplies used:

Clearance:

Have you checked out the Clearance on the CTMH Website?  There are some great deals (steals really) up there!  Check out these mini-albums:

With your scraps and the Picture My Life cards, you can create some wonderful, inexpensive gifts.  Check out tomorrow’s post for more!!

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Love this cute Punny Pals stamp set and how it helps out Operation Smile.  $7.00 is donated for every stamp set sold.   I’d love to see what you create with it.

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Have another guest artist from our Holiday Swap.  Valerie Jackson did a great job with the October Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes.  There are few different cards posted in the FB group showing how to use this stamp set.  I recreated the card:

 

 

Supplies needed to make:

Dimensions:

  • Black Cardstock – 5.5″x4.25″
  • Cranberry Cardstock – 5.25″ x 4.0″
  • White Daisy Cardstock – 5.0″ x 3.75″
  • Silver and Gold B&T of your choice – cut the same as the White Daisy.  Cut diagonally and adhere the bottom part of the White Daisy.

Directions:

  • Put the gold shimmer trim on the White Daisy panel before you put it on the card.
  • Stamp the image on the donut cricut cut.
  • Color in the berries and leaves with the Shin Touch markers.
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the wreath Cricut cut.
  • Add the bows.
  • Using 3D foam tape, pop up the wreath over the center of the card.  The gold shimmer trim should show through the center of the donut.
  • Add sequins.
  • Use the Stickles to accent over the colored berries, leaves, and in the center of the sequins.

This card is fast and would make a great Christmas card to make in bulk.  Fun elements without being work intensive.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.   With the Design Space file and the October Stamp of the Month, you’ll be able to recreate this Christmas Card.  Have a wonderfully creative day!

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Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray!

My friend, Mary,  from Cardz TV, created this awesome card with the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge!  Check it out.

This is my version of the card:

I created a design space file (hooray for this) for the card. https://design.cricut.com/#/design/71684812  

I used scraps to create this card.  No Worries paper (retired) and a birthday stamp set from CTMH that’s long retire but I love all the different sentiments so I’ve held on to it.  The hill is cut from a Lawn Fawn die.  The Cricut Cartridges are You Are Here and Wild Card.  The silver marker from CTMH’s Gold and Silver pens made the hubcaps, fenders, and handle.  Black Memento ink pad was used for stamping and the Heather ink pad for distressing the edges of the cloud and circle.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Love this “Hip Hip Hooray Card” and Mary does an awesome.   I’d love to see what you create with it!

Punny Pals and Operation Smile

Punny Pals and Operation Smile

Super fun and cute!   These cards make great lunch box cards for kids or a partner.   You can use them for co-worker gifts, Bible study group gives, atta-boy/girls, thank you notes, card for flowers and more.   The says are fun and just make you smile which is why it’s the Operation Smile set.  Children and adults will smile at the puns.

For every one of these sets that is purchased, donates $7.00 to a child’s new smile.  It takes $240 to pay for a child’s smile.   Not much at all.   Yet Operation Smile still has to turn families away because there are not enough resources and parents have to tell their children “no”, so a simple but life changing and necessary surgery.  It can even be life saving.   Can you imagine not being able to get the medical treatment your child needed to be able to breath, eat, talk, and smile?  To be accepted by their community?  It’s heartbreaking to think what it would be like if you could not.

 So what does the kit include?

The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!  Please note the stamp set is sold separately!  You can purchase additional cards and the thin cut dies separately if you desire.   Here’s some other cute cards make with the set.  This is thinking outside the box and pair up the Punny Pals with Christmas.  If you do little gifts for your co-workers, teachers, friends – what a way to add a little fun into it!

Shirts – another way to support a child receiving a new smile – $10.00/shirt goes to a child:

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box .  Enjoy the Punny Pals stamp set, cards, and the Share A Smile kit. Thanks for helping a child get a smile and a parent to celebrate their child getting help.  It truly is priceless.

Christmas Tunes

Christmas Tunes

The October Stamp of the Month is S1710 Christmas Tunes.  Hard to believe that it’s time for Christmas Card making, right?  Time has definitely flown this year.  Here’s the first of a few cards with this set.  Using the Very Beary Paper Pack (super cute) for the poinsettia paper as well as the other patterned paper used on the card.

Cuts:

  • Base Card 4.25″ x 8.5″, score at the 4.25″ mark and fold (make sure the fold is on the top.  Round corners of the card base and all the rest of the pieces.
  • Cranberry base is 4″x4″
  • Poinsettia paper is 3.75″x 3.75″
  • NEI Background strip is 3.75″ x .75″
  • Red Shimmer Trim is 3.75″
  • 2nd Cranberry Piece is 3.25″x 3.25″
  • Circle from the Fa La La paper (in the Very Beary Paper Pack) – 3″ – Cut on the Cricut.  Stamp in Cranberry Ink Pad.  Don’t forget our ink pads are now magnetic!  Color the leaves with Vivid Green Shin Touch. 
  • Stamp “O Holy Night” in Fern and fussy cut.  Use 3D foam tape to  pop it up.
  • Adhere the Cranberry Panel 2″ down and centered on the cardbase
  • Embellish with Bitty Sparkles.  Color them with the Carmine Shin Touch Marker.  I did not do this but recommend doing it for future cards.

Red Shimmer Tape is great because it’s sticky tape and makes application super easy.  Adding glitter anything to a card adds the bling to catch the eye.

Finish off the card with bitty gems.  Now, looking at the card, I’ll go back and color the gems in red with our Shin Han Touch Markers.  The nice thing about clear gems and white pearls is you can make them any color you need them to be with the alcohol markers.  They dry fast!

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+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 the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, 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.
  • 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 any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy the first of a few Christmas Cards to spark your creativity. It’s that time of the year again!  =)

Thank You and October’s Specials

Thank You and October’s Specials

Huge thank you to my customers and team for doing such an awesome job to help me reach the 2nd tier of the Thailand trip.  At the end of the day,  we were 3700 points short.  We won’t have a Cricut Air 2 to give away.  We have a lot of other fun goodies to give away at 8pm EDT today via live feed on my FB Page!  So join us!!  What are we giving away?  Here’s the list:

  • Workspace Wonder Bundle
  • Retired Cricut Collection with the Physical Cartridge
  • 4 – 50% off items (you pay the 50%/your choice of anything current)

That’s 6 amazing giveaways!!

Share a Smile – October Special!!

Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that gives not only smiles back to children and adults, but life.  By fixing clef lips and palettes, they transform their lives.  They can eat, drink, talk, and become socially acceptable in their communities where physical disability often bring ostracization from the community.   In addition to this super cute special, I’ll show you below, please remember to round up when you check out.  CTMH is matching all rounding up this month!!  Your cents go that much further.

 

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.  I’d love to have you as a hostess (home gathering or online/catalog show) or as a fellow team member.  I’ve been with CTMH for 17+ years and honestly, I can’t image life without CTMH.  Some of my closest and longest lasting friendships have come from Conventions and other events.  I’m part of a strong team and lead one as well.  You can check out all the reasons to join us here.

 

 

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire – They are available while they last!!

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges.  This means that all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.  What that means to you is that NOW is the time to buy the ones that are available before they are gone.   What’s available:

You Are Here is easily marketed as a travel collection BUT You Are Here is literally wherever YOU are at any point in your life!! Growing a family, sports, travel, staycation, Girls Weekend, family reunions, outdoor escapades and hunting, spa retreats and holiday outings.  You name it, it’s in there.  Be sure to watch Cardz TV to see Mary make wonderful cards from what appears to be a scrapbooking cartridge!Wherever you’re at in your life today, tomorrow or yesterday…You Are Here has shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life! Click here to see the You Are Here Shapes and You Are Here Index and all the versatile images available!

Flower Market is so much fun!  It has anything and everything to do with flowers, featuring blooms and blossoms for every season of life…but that’s not all, it also includes containers, banners, critters and more to hold or complement all of the 3-D and layered flower images!!  This collection is extremely versatile and includes 2 background/texture stamps to add detail to your cut images,  a fabulous sentiment stamp set,  and a package of our Adventure cardstock! I love the sentiment stamp set because it’s done in two fonts for the sentiments, the “in-thing” for right now.  It’s also small, making it very easy to fit on banners and tags.  Check out the Flower Market Shape Index, Flower Market Images and Flower Market Handbook!

Artistry is a trendy addition to the Close to My Heart Cricut lineup and your craft stash! This collection includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you’ll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter! Check out the Artistry Shape Index and Artistry Handbook today to see all the beautiful images available!

Artbooking is one of my favorites!  It’s all about scrapbooking and mini-albums and is crazy awesome goodness!! For the offline Cricut machines, you set your cricut at 11″ then cut everything for coordinating layouts with overlays, titles, photo mats, etc and it all cuts proportionally for a 12×12 page! For the Cricut Explore, you can drop completed layouts or select pieces to create your own layout.  It’s wonderful to be able to use Design Space to change things to make it what you need.  The mini-albums give you a “recommended” finished album size then tells you what size to set your dial, you cut all the pieces at the same size setting and have a complete proportionally cut mini-album to assemble. Each of the themes (Freedom, Friends, Fall, etc) have 28 elements per theme, allowing you to have endless creative combinations. Check out the Artbooking Shape Index, Artbooking Handbook and Artbooking Sample Projects today to see all the pre-designed layouts and mini-albums available!

Digital collections will remain available for all of these collections.

Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes

 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.  Here’s some cards using this stamp set.  Stay tuned for more to come!

Paper Kits of the Month  –  Cats and Bats and Beary Christmas!

Events:

October 7 – DE crop

October 22 – CropTastic.  12pm – 9pm – please RSVP via the FB Event.

 

Thank you for reading through this post!  Lots of great things going on this month!  Take care and Happy Creating!

 

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Tick Tock….it’s almost over! Do you have your entry?

Tick Tock…it’s almost over!! Do you have your entry?

 

Today is the last day and actually, we are into the last few hours of the Great Cricut Giveaway!!  Here’s my update:

I have the most amazing team and customers!!  We started this month off with 8800 points and we are over half way there.  I realize that with only 10 more hours to go, that it’s tough goal to reach, but I’m still working on it, sick and all.  82 more $50.00 orders to go (although ANY order helps out).  I need to do tallies and we may be at another $100 shopping spree!!  I just loving giving away things.  I know we’ll have a few other things to give away as well! I’m working on tallying up where we are at.  Super excited to have all these things to give away.   End goal??  I’d really love to do a random drawing for a Cricut Air 2 if we reach the 39000 mark!!

Mary from CardzTV:

I’ve recently partnered up with Mary from CardzTV.  If you don’t subscribe to this YouTube channel, you should.  She makes amazing cards and provides great tutorials.  Here’s her first tutorial on the CTMH You are Here Cartridge!!

I just love watching other people use CTMH products with other crafting products.  It really shows how versatile CTMH products are and how anyone can add them to their collection and use them with what you have!  There is no need to be exclusive to any one product.  If you order this today, the physical cartridge, you’ll get two entries to win a Cricut Air 2!

Speaking of the physical cartridge, it’s very important to let you know that Cricut is phasing out all physical cartridges, which makes me very sad.  So if you are operating on the earlier Circuts and are not using Design Space, you’ll need to get your physical cartridges from CTMH before they run out.  You can check and see which ones you can get here:

Check Out CTMH Cricut Collections

If you are looking for earlier collections, I do have a few left in my inventory.  Please contact me to see what I have left.

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 – 4143 points to go.  82 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.  Time truly is truly running out.  There are only a few hours left before October 1 and it will be over!!  I appreciate you all and sure hope you can help out so we can give away a Cricut Air 2!!

The Brew Crew

The Brew Crew

Wow…Here are some fun cards with a Design Space file for a coffee shaped card that I made over 2 years ago and used many times over.  I’ve included the DS file for you.  There were several different Pins and posts from the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop that inspired this creative set of cards.  All the papers used are from CTMH.  The stamps are retired CTMH stamps, with the exception of the “Haunted Cup” card which features “Cats and Bats Cardmaking Stamp set and dies.” The sentiment about “Pumpkin Spice” is from Sugar Pea Designs.

SG (my daughter) gave names to each of the Brew Crew cards.  I had wanted all the cards to be “brew” cards but she felt strongly that the Cat card needed to be “Cat Coffee” , not “Cat’s Brew”.

 

 

 

 

Supplies needed to create these cards:

Blog Candy:

Check out this post and leave a comment there to win Blog Candy:  It’s The Little Things.

Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop – this is the last day.  =(

The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!  I’ve having a great time going through and commenting on my fellow hoppers’ cards.   They are truly amazing.

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.  Purchasing this set does not go towards your total for the $50.00 entry to win a Cricut Air 2.  Consultants are not given credit or commission for the sales of this set.  This set does not count towards Gathering sales for hostess rewards.

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.
  • 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. Joining my team will get you entries. The goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8000 points to go.  160 more $50.00 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:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 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 stopping by my corner of the internet.  Hope you enjoy my Brew Crew cards for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Now off to create for Christmas!

The end is near – be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!