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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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

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

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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
www.lindacreates.com

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

My Crush Bluebird

My Crush Bluebird Book is delight and fun.  The color family – blues, purples, and greens – invites a calming and enjoyable mood to celebrate relationship.

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

The Bluebird book has two assortments to work with:

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

The stamp set, B1432 Love This, is simple and fun.  Since I enjoy coloring, it’s one of my favorites!  Best of all with the Summer Crush Special this month, you can get this set free when you choose My Crush Bluebird with one of the above assortments.  Free = Fun!

My Crush Bluebird B1342 Love This Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird B1342 Love This
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
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!

Smiles, Hugs, and Happy Creating

 

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
www.lindacreates.com

It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

FMS191

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
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

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!

Happy For You

Happy For You is a fun card that I did for the Card Buffet.  It was inspired by a card from an older Close To My Heart Idea Book.  Updated to reflect my tastes!

Happy For You Card Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy For You Card
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used C1605 Happy To Be Friends.

C1605 Happy To Be Friends CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

C1605 Happy To Be Friends
CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

With some old Heartstrings paper and Flaxen cardstock, I created the base.   I did first and second generation stamping.  Embossed with the Vine Embossing Folder. I found some old paper flowers in my stash to use.  I used Pearl Stickles in the center of the stamped flowers and a coral sequin in the center of the paper flower.

Happy For You Card Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy For You Card
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Simple card for a friend!

Happy For You Card Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy For You Card
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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
www.lindacreates.com

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!!

 

My Crush Modville

I’ve been using the My Crush Modeville to document Jeff’s journey into mountain biking.

I wanted him to have book he could keep at his office to show off what he loves to do.

Modville has some neutral coloring which work well for the outside pictures:

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Here are the accessories:

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

B1431 Reel Life stamp set is designed to work with Modville.  Best of all, with the Summer Crush special, you can choose whether or not you want “Besties” or “Best Day Ever” assortment with your book and get C  Reel Life FREE!!

B1431 Reel Life Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

B1431 Reel Life
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
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.

 

Flip for the Flap

Flip flaps make your scrapbooking life so much easier!  I have several on this Jackson WOTG layout.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

This allows me to fit as many pictures in as I can without creating additional layouts.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Flip flaps are an inexpensive way to add interaction and creativity to your layouts without spending additional money creating more layouts to accommodate the number of pictures you have or want to include.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I offer a $6.00 class for this at my crops or at crops I vend at.  I’m available to help you out during the crops as you learn to use flip flaps.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
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!

 

site: www.lindacreates.com blog: www.lindacreates.net Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

site: www.lindacreates.com
blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

My Crush Wildwood

My Crush Wildwood is my favorite so I’m going to post on this My Crush first!  We have a few trips coming this summer and we are going to use this book to record the trip!

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

There are several coordinating embellishments for Wildwood.  When I first got them in, I got super excited about how I can use them in so many other projects!  Happiness!  Some samples of pages from the Wildwood book:

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Wildwood Sticky Tabs:

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Wildwood Assortment:

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

Wildwood Clips:

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Born to Roam B1456, a stamp to work with Wildwood.  In June, if you purchase the My Crush Wildwood Book AND Assortment, you’ll get this stamp set for FREE (a value of $9.95)!!

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Wildwood
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

 

Plus 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!

Smiles, Hugs, and Happy Creating!!

site: www.lindacreates.com blog: www.lindacreates.net Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

site: www.lindacreates.com
blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com