A Sweet Friend Deserves Coffee!

A Sweet Friend Deserves Coffee!

Check out these fun shaker cards made with S1809 Just Treats and the Studio Sus Kit of the Month directions!  If you got the SOM for last month (September), then you’ll be able to create some shaker cards that I’ll be sharing this month.   I love making coffee cards and shakers.  You can search coffee on my blog and find other cards I’ve made.  I used the Grateful Heart paper pack which will be featured next month.  The paper goes so well with coffee.  I did several FB lives on how to create these cards.  You can watch them on my FB Page or  in my FB Group Linda Creates Special Peeps (customers only),

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!!

You Warm My Heart

You Warm My Heart

My goodness, after waking up yesterday to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, this card is perfect!  It’s sure to warm your heart up and I love the color family to depict cold.  Using some blues (to go with COLD) and one of my favorite, retired stamp sets from CTMH, I created this fun card.  I think the paper came from Lily of the Valley.  The card base is made from Espresso (how appropriately named for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop) cardstock, 6″x 6″ – a 12″ x 6″, scored at 6″ and folded in half.

The cup is 2nd generation stamped in Pacifica, then silver heat embossed.  Same with the steam.  Fussy cut them both out.  Use a liquid glue and prisma glitter on the steam to make it all sparkly to go with the snowflakes on the purple background and texture paper.  Mount on the stitched circle (Simon Says Stamp).   “You warm my heart” is stamped in Black Archival Ink.

Cut various sized pennants from left over paper.  Those cute little snowflake sequins are from Kat Scrappiness!  Their iridescent look is so fun and compliments the prisma glitter on the steam.   Those wonderful purple glitter gems are a sneak peak at what’s coming in January from CTMH.   The other glitter gems are retired CTMH.  You’ll want to check those out for sure.  I promise super cute, fun paper to match them!!  😉

Stamp the inside of the card with Pacifica.  2nd generation the cup and then 1st generation with the words over the top.  I just had to add the prisma glitter on the steam!  It makes it more fun!  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. You all warm my heart as you stop by to check out my cards.  I hope you’ve got some hot coffee this am as you hop through the awesome blogs in the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.

You are Tea-rrific

You are Tea-rrific

I have a guest artist today, Becca Yahrling. She sent me this amazing card using the March 2017 stamp of the month Tea-riffic.  I forget sometimes how fun it is to get cards in the mail just because.  =)  This card is loaded with amazing elements.

The base of the card  looks like it’s done with orange cardstock along with a very dark burgundy layer followed by the burlap on top which adds wonderful texture to the card.  She set the stamp to image on the scalloped circle with the stitching.  After coloring she added liquid glass to highlight some of her coloring. The steam looks like gold stickers.   The acorn on the leaves made of special paper in the colors of the base of the card, super cute.  I have several sheets of paper like this but have hesitated to use it because it’s so beautiful.  Sequins and beautiful fall ribbon finish off this tea-rrific card!

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!  =)

Coffee Treat Bag

Coffee Treat Bag

Check out this great video Mary did using the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge! You all know that I love coffee so I’ll be looking to add her stamp set to my coffee collection.  I’ll definitely be making some cute teacher treats with this idea!!  You can cut the treat bags from the CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection, if you have it.   There are several options to do this.

Be sure to order yours Cricut You Are Here today to create this beautiful treat bag.

Have a creative day!!

 

It’s In My Nature

It’s In My Nature

It’s time for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop!  Here’s my first card for this – “It’s in my nature”, featuring this super cute bear from the Jack Cardmaking (now retired), the Beary Christmas Paper, and CTMH Cricut Cartridge “You Are Here”!  This cartridge has several coffee cups on it.  =)   “Coffee” comes from Sugar Pea Designs.

I just could not resist pairing up the sentiment “It’s in my nature” with coffee.  Since it spoke about nature, I had to get the little bear stamp back out.  I used Sapphire to mat the background paper from Beary Christmas.  The bronze sequins are from the Falling For You Collection.  There is so much goodness in this new Seasonal Expressions!!   I’m headed out to vend at the Harbor Scrapbooking Crop event in PA today so I don’t have time to blog a lot about the card.  Here are a few more images:

Be sure to check out the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop.  The artists in the blog hop are amazing and sponsors go above and beyond!  That’s why I love playing!!

Be sure to buy our Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together – 100% of the profits (including my share) go to American Red Cross.

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 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 – 8802 points to go.  176 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.  I hope you enjoy the “It’s In My Nature” card.  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!!

Thanks A Latte for Teachers!

Thanks A Latte for Teachers

There are people we can’t live without and teachers are one of those peeps.  For the end of the year gifts, I got this idea from my friend Erika, when she made our PTO gifts.  I added my own flair to it and created these gift bags for the teachers.  They are a wonderful combination of summer colors, stamps, and dies from Close to My Heart, Sugar Pea Designs, and STAMPlorations.  It also it into the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.

I got several gift cards and Starbucks Frap cups.  I filled the cups with some left over Easter basket filling.

Then I put the gift cards into the cup with a straw after filling them out.

I put the cup into some cello bags with some chocolate and watermelon sours, because I wanted to tie in Summer.   I made the tags with a die from Tag o’ Coffee die set.   There is a sentiment square you can cut with the set that fits right into the tag.  Sweetness for ease.  “Thanks A Latte” comes from Stamplorations.  I used Sugar Pea Designs for the latte cup (both the stamps and matching dies).   All paper is from CTMH.  All of these companies are Super Sponsors for the bloghop!

To tie in Summer, I used a retired stamp set from CTMH for “You’re one in a melon” with the watermelon.  Used CTMH watercolor paper and the Raspberry Ink Pad to watercolor “Melon” in.  Used Black Liquid Pearl to create the seeds.  For the latte cup, I wanted to give the illusion of the darker espresso on the bottom of the cup, so I used the Cocoa Ink Pad and watercolor brush to do this.   Create the whipped cream using White Liquid Pearl.  Just before it’s dry, put the transparency lid (cut with the dies) on it to look like whipped cream smooshed in the lid.

The Good Times!

On a side note since the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop goes til the end of the month, here’s another No Worries Layout!  I still have A LOT to show you!

Another great layout that you can make with the Studio Sus  No Worry Workshop Guide that you can get for free when you purchase $25.00 or more from my website!  I love having directions for my layouts.  The bases of the layouts are Cocoa Cardstock which is on sale right now for 25% off!!

Here is the left page.  The paper is this pack is making it the #1 seller for Close To My Heart so I’m predicting our supplies may not make it through August 31, 2017, when the Seasonal Expression is retired.  Here is the right page:

Here are some close ups of the clusters of embellishments from the No Worries Compliments and pieces of paper that are dove tailed to make pennants. The sequins are awesome with the wood grain pattern on them.

Everything about this layout is just “so perfect” as this kraft chipboard says.

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  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.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Summer Coffee Bloghop – Join Us!  Create something summer and coffee related and join the hop!
  • 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.   Make a “Thanks A Latte” treat bag to say thank you to someone special.   Take advantage of the cardstock sale to get your base pages for this awesome workshop!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Love You More Than Coffee???

Love you More Than Coffee?

Here’s my second card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

This is made using the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge Artistry!  I love being able to create cards like this.  I received a similar card from a downline, Debbie O’Neal, who is a whiz at the Cricut Stuff.  In Design Space, I created this file to make coffee cup cards:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/38515691.  If you do not have the Artistry Cartridge, you can purchase it here (and be in my Great Cricut Giveaway see end of post).

Sugar Rush is the paper for the cup and Kraft Paper was used for the protective wrap.   What goes better with coffee then donuts and Sugar Rush is an awesome paper pack for this.  Using Chocolate Ink, stamp “love you more than” on the wrap.  Distress the edges with Chocolate and sponge daubers.  The stamps and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs.

Take the heart cut out from the Kraft paper and put on the lid.  Use 3-D foam tape on the lid for dimension.  Sugar Rush glitter dots (aren’t they just yummy) add the bling to the card with red enamel hearts inside the hearts.   Come back tomorrow for a Coffee Shaker Card!

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out Love You More Than Coffee Card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 


Fall Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

Here are some of my entries into the Fall Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop:

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My first card is:

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I used Sugar Pea Stamps, Tim Holtz embossing folder, CTMH papers and inks, and the Sugar Pea Coffee stamps and dies.

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My second card is this:

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I used the Sugar Pea Stamps/Die Cuts and CTMH papers and inks.  This is card is also part of the CASE-ing DT Link Up Party #3:

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This is a quick post for all coffee lovers’ – enjoy!! Thanks for stopping by!