Ugly Sweater Anyone?

Ugly Sweater Anyone?

This card was created by Linda Black for the 50 Card swap using Oh What Fun Papers and C1729 Ugly Sweater.  The stamp set is funny, catching the humor of the ugly sweater fun of the holidays:

In addition to the stamp set and Oh What Fun papers, Linda embossed the sentiment with the Silver Tinsel Glitter Embossing Powder,

The cute little elves that adorn the sweaters are from the CTMH Cricut Collection Season of Joy!  These are the 3-D elves you can make with the cartridge.  Use the flatten feature, then print and cut!  How simple and fun is that? 

Dashing December Specials To Remember!

  • Story Starter!   Save up to 30% off on Story Starter.  These are great mini albums to capture special moments: Bridal/Baby Showers, births, girls-night-out, dinner date, retirement gifts, and more.  These are awesome for kids to do as well! 
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1812 Candy Cane Alphabet
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the December S1812 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive your choice of one of the two stamp sets designed to work with Short Story but works with everything else!   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Oh What Fun.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live and this is the last month!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Hopefully, you’ll see something that will spark your creative juices! Check out your ugly sweater for inspiration!

Tidings of Joy – DS File

Tidings of Joy – DS File

I’m making a few of these cards up for Christmas cards to send out some tidings of joy to a few friends. Working on getting them done and out soon.  =)    The CTMH inspiration:

I created this on Design Space and the file is below.  The stamp set from the Workshop Your Way Joyful Tidings:

The other paper comes from the Silver and Gold Paper Pack and the matching cardstock pack.  I love the gold embossed papers in this pack and it can be used outside of Christmas for sure.    Color in “Joy” in red with the Shin Han Touch Marker Carmine.  I wanted some color added to the card.

I used the Red Enameled Gems to bling up the card along with the gold stars that are cut from the Circut.  Layering the stars adds some great dimension without popping it up too much to provide bulk when mailing.

Supplies you’ll need:

December things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the December SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Through The Year Calendar Kit.  Purchase yours with stamp set and get a free layout (If you got the SOM in November you will not need the stamp set and got this layout last month).  With the purchase of either kit, you’ll get the Studio Sus guides for her amazing workshop that creates 24 pages and 12 month title toppers!  Check it out. 
  • Join My Team in December and get a FREE Through the Year Calendar Kit ($75.00 with a total value over $250).  There are a few other freebies from me as well.  =)
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I wish you tiding of joy during this season.

Merry Christmas – Blog Candy

Merry Christmas  – Blog Candy

Our guest artist today is Norma Mahler from the Card Swap I host.  This card sets off the awesome Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp Set with dies, Z4047:

And the Beary Christmas Paper Collection:

This is a Split Front Panel card so the card opens in the middle with the square panel being the closure on the card.  it’s layered over the top of the opening of the card.

The deer and Christmas tree are wonderful!  Just by putting the tree on top and the deer behind the panel, you get dimension in the card.  The red gems are retired however the Beary Christmas glitter gems will be amazing for replacing.   When you open the card, it looks like this:

 

To make this card, you’ll need:

Blog Candy:

Comment and/or create a card with the same design and post in the comments!  You have until Monday at 9am to post!  Win this cute set of Beary Christmas Glitter Gems

 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 this great Christmas card by Norma.   I’d love to see what you create with it! Comment or post your card in the comments to win a pack of these great Beary Christmas Glitter Gems!!

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!  =)

Happy Snowman

This happy snowman is super cute!

With it being so cold this morning a snowman card seemed appropriate. Brrr cold out there when I was walking the dogs.   This stamp set, D1695 Cozy Christmas, in the Holiday Expressions that can be purchased as a set with Thin Cuts, Z4008 Cozy Christmas.  I prefer to stamp the images first then run them through the Cuttlebug.  It does help to have a magnet platform to hold the dies in place.  I used the Oh Deer paper pack and colors for this card.

 

I used various Ranger Pearls and Stickles on the snowman, star,  and the holly to add dimension and bling to the card.  The one Stickles I used was a dimensional black rock-like gel, making the eyes, mouth, and buttons look more like coal.

 

On the snowman, I used our Shimmer Brush Z3293, which is an amazing value at $4.95.  It’s like a Wink of Stella however, it’s larger, has more shimmer juice, and costs less.  You can’t go wrong with getting this brush to have shimmer on everything!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet on this chilly day.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful snowman.

Merry Christmas Oh Deer

Tis the season for Christmas cards!

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This card is made from a sample from the 50 Card swap. We used it for our Holiday Come and Play Card Buffet!  I used the Z4015 Woodland Wishes Thin Cut bundle to create this card.  I love the clean cuts you get when cutting images out with the thin cuts.

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There are a few layers in here to create dimension the card without creating the need for extra postage or hand postage.    The base is done with some natural cardstock that CTMH used to sell that I found in my stash.  I’m in a use my stash mode.

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Cut a Colonial panel out so it’s nested or framed by the natural cardstock.  Tear the bottom Colonial so it looks like it’s snow.  Stamp the images you need to stamp and cut those out with the thin cuts.  Create the layers by laying the thin cut tree so it slightly overlaps the stamped tree.  Have the deer have one set of feet slightly under the torn cardstock and slightly over the top of it.

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Stamp “Merry” on the bottom of left side.   Using 3D tape, pop up the tag title.  Thanks for swinging by to my corner of the internet. Stop by for more art through out the month.

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Joy and Peace Card

This is a simple card  to communicate the Joy and Peace of the season. Which we should experience but we tend to drive ourselves nuts and don’t.  I love creating background and have several stamps in my stash, long retired or other companies.

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I cut a circle and put it where the “moon” is and sponged the background.  I used Sapphire ink to do the sponging.  You create the depth by laying or going over one area until you get it as dark as you want it. I use the CTMH sponge and cut into at least 4-6 pieces so it’s a great value!

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Following this, I stamped the trees with Archival Black ink, using first and second generation images to create the scene.  In hind sight and looking at this as I post it, I would have taken the moon mask when stamping the trees because they would have been in front of the moon, not behind it.

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The sentiment captures the feeling I was trying to communicate with the scene.  Since the card was fairly simple, I did up the inside:

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Thanks for stopping by.  Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  May you have an occasion full of joy and peace with your family and friends!

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I had a customer ask to learn do do sky backgrounds with sponges and daubers so I created this card, Peace and Joy, for the Come and Play Card Buffet.

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It involves masking by using a circle that you lightly tape down for the moon and sponge around. The mask prevents the ink from getting into areas you don’t want it to.

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You add more ink and go over areas you want to have the darker color; less ink and go lighter when you want it lighter.  Trees are done in Black Archival Ink. I did them in both first and second generation stamping to create depth in the scene.   The sentiment “Peace and Joy” expressed what I wanted about a serene night scene.  It was stamped in Sapphire ink to make it more soft and subtle.

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Inside the card, I stamped the trees and another sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Inside the card, I stamped the trees and

Christmas in August

My last card with the August SOM S1508 Framed is a Christmas Card which will be in the Come and Play Card Buffet!Christmas Aug SOM wm

It’s a simple and clean card, which I like.  I took an old flourish stamp set and paired it up with Framed.

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The colors I used were Ruby, Juniper, and Slate.

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I had some grosgrain ribbon which was close enough to the Ruby to use.  Tied a cute little bow on top.

 Love that these shapes cut out on the New Cricut Artistry Cartridge!!  S1508 Framed is $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 or FREE when you purchase the new Cricut Artistry Collection, either the digital version or the cartridge, from me directly!! See this exclusive special offered through me only!

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Thanks for stopping by!