Days of December

DAYS OF DECEMBER

31 Days of Memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!

Days of December Bundle

Includes:

  • 6 – ‘Tis the Season sheets
  • 7 – cardstock sheets (2 Candy Apple, 1 Fern, 2 New England Ivy, 2 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Gold Foil Paper sheet
  • 6 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 6″ × 8″
  • 6 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″
  • 5 – Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™ 3″ × 4″

I think this would be an amazing family activity.  We’ve decided to take pictures of our elf, Jingles, and scrapbook his activities around the house in December.  Jingles comes just after Thanksgiving and leaves Jan 1 so it’s perfect for us.   Think of the special traditions, activities, and more that you can do with your family and put in this fun album.  What a great book to pull out a few months later to enjoy those meeting.

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  I hope you check out the Memories Made Here Crops. Karen does a fantastic job and they are great fun!  =)

Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life!

Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life!

This great Cut-Above kit can give you a head start on creating your holiday cards.   Add the shaker feature for a little sparkle and you are sure to wow all your friends and family!!  Use this amazing stamp set, like I did above, and you can personalize the card’s shaker, the inside of the card, and the envelopes to your hearts desire!

The best thing about this stamp set is that it is usable outside of the Holiday Season making it a keeper for years!   If you make the cards as intended, you don’t have to stamp at all.  I love how CTMH created a card kit for people who don’t want to stamp and would love to send a handmade card.   Mine are stamped:

Did you know that you can get the Cut-Above Holiday Sparkle kit free?  Host an online, Facebook, or Home Gathering with me that reaches the $350.00 level and you’ll get it free!  Better yet,  join CTMH and get a wonderful family of consultants to join the fun with!

Get this amazing kit for $75.00 and get a shopping sprees for $50.00 of CTMH cash to pick out your own kit contents!  The kit value is over $200.00.  CTMH provides some amazing training and support for new consultant whether you want to be a hobbiest to get the discount on awesome products to use or you want to build a part-time/full-time business!

 

In addition, you’ll be included in some amazing FB groups!  I have a private 1st downline group with special incentives and goodies.  My upline, Naomi Smith, has a rocking group where she does weekly FB lives and challenges you can participate in!  Come and join our community and all of the fun!

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

  • Holiday Sparkle.  Who doesn’t love a shaker card? Use this Cut-Above Card Kit to create your holidays cards.  Add the stamp set buy getting the bundle for 20% off and your creativity is unlimited!  Be sure to order soon to be sure to get the supplies you need.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the October S1809 Just Treats 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 the Holiday Sparkle Kit FREE!($29.95 value)   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart .  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • 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 $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  This kit is a great way to add a little sparkle to your life and someone else’s!

Advent Calendar Workshop

Advent Calendar Workshop

Check out this fun Advent Calendar workshop that’s been created by CTMH for us!  You will need to the new Season of Joy Cricut Cartridge for this.

Purchase the kit for this workshop and use the instructions (includes the Design Space file) to make this amazing calendar that you can use for years to come.

 

 

Kit pack includes the following:

1 – ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet (X7239B)
13 – New England Ivy cardstock sheets
2 – Candy Apple cardstock sheets
1 – Fern cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
1 – White Daisy cardstock sheet

Additional supplies needed:

My Acrylix® Snug Backgrounds Stamp Set (B1634)
New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon (Z4170)
Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection (Z3296)

This bundle is a base kit for creating the advent calendar shown using the easy-to-follow instructions found below.

Instructions

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the Sisterhood Crop!  Please order your classes by October 15th!!

Season’s Greetings, Blog Candy, and Final Day

Season’s Greetings, Blog Candy, and Final Day

Where did this week go?  It’s the final day of the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Here are my last two projects for the hop plus some nummy chocolate and coffee for a lucky commenter.  My Season’s Greeting Card and Something To Perk You gift card holder are projects for teachers and people who work with SG during the school year and beyond.  We have been so blessed to have incredible support people who help SG to love learning and overcome some challenges.

CTMH created this awesome stamp “Christmas Paper Doll” and it has dies to match (thank goodness).   I remember having paper dolls as a kid.  It’s must as much fun now.  I colored in the leaves with pencils and did the holly with Liquid Pearls.  SG wanted to have “red streaks” in her hair for Christmas, so she has them.   I added a coffee cup for good measure as most teachers I know, live on it! =)  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh and the cup from Technique Tuesday.

Next, I was creating some gift card holders for those lovely Starbuck’s gift cards.

The gift card holder is from Sugar Pea Designs. The bear and his cup, from CTMH.  He’s retired and will be forever one of my favorites.  The sentiment came from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Add Liquid Glass to his eyes and nose as well as the coffee to make them shiny.

Of course, I’ll get some of those super cute Holiday Cards from Starbucks, not my own, ancient card!  Just a small token of our appreciation for everyone’s hard work.

Blog Candy

If you are still hopping and have come to my blog on day 8, you deserve some amazing chocolate.  I found this great chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s and some lucky commenter will win it!  =)  I’ll draw a winner on Sunday evening from the commenters so you’ve got 3 days to make it here.

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it as well as great sponsors.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Don’t forget to leave a comment for the blog candy as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

Warm Holidays and Blog Candy

Warm Holidays

Happy Monday Morning, right?  Not without our coffee!  Here’s the 3rd card for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  Using some left over papers from the first two cards, I created this shaker card.  Beary Christmas and the Kraft paper go well together.  Used the dies to cut out the circle out and some transparency sheet to make the window.  3D foam tape is wonderful for making making the space for the toppings in the shaker.  The topping are from Kat’s Scrappiness, the Jack Frost collection. 

 

This cute bear comes from Punny Pals, CTMH’s Operation Smile Stamp Set.  $7.00 of every stamp set sold goes to Operation Smile, a wonderful non-profit that helps fix children’s smiles so they can eat, talk, and be a part of their communities.   The cap on the bear comes from a retired CTMH stamp set, Jack Cardmaking.  The little coffee cup and sentiment come from Pretty Pink Posh’s Christmas Friends.   Pretty Pink Posh is a Super Sponsor for the blog hop and I was lucky enough last Spring Hop to win this stamp set!  Now that I’m looking at the card as I blog, I’m going to go back and add some of the wonderful Beary Christmas Dots – the silver dots are glitter dots with the Cranberry and New England Ivy dots being enamel.  Just to add some bling.

 

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

Blog Candy

Last but not least, for the dedicated blog commenters, there needs to be a little treat to help you wake up and to thank you for stopping by. We are on Day 4 of the hop with lots of entries!

When you comment, you’ll be entered to win this wonderful Coffee Chunk from Perfectly Posh (not to be confused with Pretty Pink Posh).    A little yumminess in the shower to help you wake up!  Winner will be picked on Saturday, Dec 16th, after the blog hop is done.  =)

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.   Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the blog candy!

Treat Yourself. Be Your Own Elf!

Treat Yourself.  Be Your Own Elf!

 

 

 

Ever buy a gift, wrap it, and put it under the Christmas Tree? I have! One of the best gifts you can give yourself is being a consultant with Close To My Heart. There are so many fun benefits:

Amazing, top quality product to craft and scrapbook with
Always getting 22% off your products
Having a great group of people to craft and exchange ideas with
Wonderful Corporate Events
Tax Deductable Crafting if you decide to share your love for paper, stamps and scrapbooking with others

Check out this awesome New Consultant Kit! Don’t you just wish it was headed your way??

Linda NCK HO

Look at what you get for $75!!

Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003)
Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831)
Custom Cardstock Combo Pack (Z9976)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 3 (9043)
Everyday Life™: Album — Bashful (Z9996)
Customer Order Forms (1 pack of 25, W101)
Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book (qty. 5, WCS1182)
Annual Inspirations Idea Book (qty. 5, WC1181)
Cardstock Sampler (W1180)
Fundamentals Sampler (W1181)
Seasonal Expressions 1 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1171)
Petite Perks™ Heartstrings Stamp Set (qty. 3, W2039)
Desk Pad (W1140)
Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (W1190)

AND $50.00 of CTMH Cash to pick out new products to complete your kit!! Essentially, everything above for $25.00!!

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My team, The World Wide Stampettes is a part of a much larger team, Connected Hearts (above). We have several Facebook groups for support and Naomi does a weekly team FB live as well as having challenges in her group where you can post art and win. I have challenges as well and a private FB group for my 1st downline.

I’ve been with CTMH for 17 years and joined to have quality supplies for my crafting at a discount. I love having color coordinated paper packs. It evolved into a business over the years. The friendships and fun have been such a part of my life, I can’t image live without CTMH.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

Calendar Kit Contents

Sign up in December and you’ll receive the “Through The Year” Calendar kit for FREE. That’s another $50.00 value. You can create this awesome calendar:

calendar page samples

Pretty nice, right?! The Through The Year kit that comes with your New Awesome Consultant Kit does not have the November Stamp of the Month, S1711 Through the Year in it. I have 6 more of these sets here and if you are in the first 6 to sign up, you’ll get one of them FREE. That’s $17.95 plus s/h/t.

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And the icing on the cake? When you join, I have a few of these beautiful layouts ready to go in the mail with that stamp set! Value $10.00. While there are two color choices right now, it’s a first come, first choice, and while they last!

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Total Value of your $75.00 New Consultant Kit in December:
* $214 for the kit with $50.00 of you to choose your own products
* $50.00 for the Through The Year Kit
* $17.95 for the November SOM for the first 6 to sign up
*$10.00 for the Folding Photo Gallary Layout Kit (while they last)

GRAND TOTAL: $291.95! That’s getting everything for 74% off.

So treat yourself and be your own elf! Sign up as a CTMH Consultant and enjoy all the wonderful benefits that come with being a part of the CTMH Family! We’d love to have you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

The Magic

The Magic

Here’s my 2nd card for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  I’m using mostly CTMH products/stamps (all retired) on this.   Kraft paper is amazing and a wonderful match for anything coffee.    I love Wreath Essentials which has a die for it.  Added some berries from Season of Magic.  Emboss in gold the sentiment.   The coffee cup is from Technique Tuesday Perk Up.

The coffee cups are stamped on the CTMH watercolor paper and then watercolored with the Espresso Ink Pad and the watercolor pen.

On the flower, after stamping in Cranberry, go over it in Gold Shimmer Pen.  If you like Wink Of Stella pens, you need to check out our shimmer pens.  More juice and shimmer, less money.  Win win.  Roll the petals to give it some dimension before you glue dot it down.  The old Florence sequins have four colors in the pack .  The red and copper with Gold Glitter Gems in the center makes for perfect embellishments!

Be sure to stop and check out the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop and even play.  There are some amazing artists and work on it.

December things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you are enjoying a good cup of coffee and some holiday magic this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here’s a simple but elegant card I made using the negative piece left over after I cut out the word “Christmas” with a retired thin cut die from CTMH.  I was cutting a bunch of these out and looking at the pieces.  Just by adding some glitter paper under the negative image, it makes the word pop.

I stamped “Very Merry” above “Christmas”.  Emboss the base of the card with a snowflake embossing folder (or any one of your choice).  When putting the layers together, use 3D Foam Tape to up up the negative cut for dimensions.

This is a great way to use your scraps and create a fast, elegant card for Christmas.

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 hope Christmas card inspires you to use your negative cutout images more!  Be creative!

Catching up with CardzTV

Catching up with CardzTV

It’s been a crazy busy month for me with three weekends of crop and then Thanksgiving.  Getting a headcold last week, certainly didn’t help.  My friend Mary at CardzTV is my featured guest artist as she has made some wonderful Christmas projects with the Cricut You Are Here Cartridge.  Mary is so creative and talented.  Here are the YouTubes to watch:


Don’t miss out the November Specials!  Here are the links:

  • S1711– Through the Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a fun layout kit for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies!  Best of all, this set is used for the upcoming Calendar Kit which you can purchase on Dec 1.   If you wait until December, the stamp set will only be available for $17.95. 
  • Just for Fun It’s our monthly special and super deal.  All of the Fundamental Papers, compliments, and ribbon are 30% OR 40% off if you get the bundles!  It does not get better than this.  These are selling fast and are available only while supplies last:
  • 20+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 your choice of a Fundamental Bundle for FREE, value of $48.69.  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 Page: Linda Creates 
  • 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 these great tutorials by Mary from CardzTV. She’s amazing.

I’ll be Home…..

I’ll Be Home….

It seems very strange to be talking about Christmas right now but it’s only 2.5 months away!  Here’s a layout I created to be able to get working on getting some pages done. I made this for a team challenge that I gave to create something Christmas with the new “You Are Here” cartridge!  =)

You can only get the physical cartridge until we run out.  The other three add-ons are digital only.  I love that you get a full pack of our cardstock, which is now two toned.

The treas that have have what looks like the white overlay, are actually done in white glitter paper.   On the tree with the yellow star, I used Shimmer Brush to add some sparkle to it.

This house is so cute and one of two houses on the cartridge.  The white glitter paper give the illusion of snow.  I crossed the one set of trees to over lap the pages.  Put on the left side.  Trim.  Match up the pages and glue the remaining piece on to the left side.

The heart on the door shows love and going home for Christmas is exciting when you get to see friends and family who you haven’t seen for a bit.

To make this, you need:

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.  I hope you can take the Design Space file and create your own “I’ll be Home For Christmas” layout.  I’d love to see what you create with it!